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^Nellermoe Bill, Providing for Payment
of Bonus to Men Who Sought
to Evade Draft, Killed.
House Passes Bill Authorizing County
Boards to Appropriate Money
to Far4h Bureaus.
By a vote of 6 to 28 the house last
Thursday indefinitely postponed a bill
introduced by Otto D. Nellermoe, a
Minneapolis socialist, to permit consci
entious objectors and slackers who
sought to evade the draft to partake
of the benefits provided by the sol
diers' bonus act. Debate on the meas.
ure brought a denunciation of the at
titude of socialists during the war and
there Were-clashes which set the house
in an uproar.
Laws licensing livestock dealers and
bringing lihem under the railroad and
warehouse commission, memorializing
congress to pass the fourfold compen
sation act for former service men, and
establishing a boys' school in connec
tion m3"fch the St. Louis county work
farm, have been signed by Governor
J. A, O. Treus. I
The house, in committee of thei
whole, last week passed a bill author
izmg boards of county commissioners
to -appropriate not less than $1,000 and
not more than 5,000 to farm bureaus,
but, after a spirited debate, refused to
malte the provision mandatory.
^Osteopaths must attend a recog
nized school for four yeara to practice
as osteopathic physicians in "Minneso
ta., arid study six years to "be osteo
pathic physicians and surgeons, and
report births and deaths within their
practice as regular physicians do, un
der a bill recommended for passage
hy the house committee on public
Settlement of disputed points in the
highway bills will probably be the
legislator's most difficult taslc. Doz
ens of different ideas have been ad
vanced-regarding the method of rais
ing money, the administration plan,
refundment to counties and other dis
puted points, and this legislation-may
be last to be finally passed. Subcom
mittees still are at work on the bills.
Election reform legislation was dis
cussed last week in a joint committee
meeting and the senate already has
passed the Benson bill prohibiting a
candidate, who has been defeated in
the primary to file by petition for the
same office at general elections. The
house committee killed the Lauderdale
bill prohibiting any candidate from
going on the ballot through petitions.
A joint subcommittee is drafting a
new primary-convention bill.
Capital punishment imposed by the
jury, with the judge relieved cf the
duty of even pronouncing sentence, is
a new idea in legislation being worked
out by Senators J. H. Hall of Marshall
and John D. Sullivan of St. Cloud.
Three bills, sponsored by the Ameri
can legion, have been recommended
for passage by the house bonus com
mittee. One ma'kes improper use of a
legion or war veteran's button, or use
of the prestige of the organizations for
gain, a misdemeanor. Another allows
county boards to appropriate money
for the legion and the third makes
November 11, Armistice day, a legal
holiday. The latter measure has
passed the senate.
Abolishment of the state board for
potato inspection and transferring the
department to the commissioner of
agriculture, and transfer seed test
ing activities from the agricultural ex
periment station of the university to
the agricultural department, are pro
posed in senate bills 272 *nri'3?5'by
Senator P. A. Gandrud.
Repeal of toe wide sleigh law has
been recommended by the senate 'Cor
poration*, and cosnmerce committee.
Grand and petit jurors in all coun
ties but Hennepki sand Ramsey would
receive $4 a day instead of $3 under
4he Gooding bill, painted by the senate.
Town road overseer*, except in Hen
nepin, Ramsey and St. Louis counties,
would receive $4 a day instead of $8,
undr a bill passed by #bfe house, 101
Members of Farm Bureau in Prince
ton Township Organized a
Local Unit Tuesday.
.The members of the farm bwreau
living in Princeton township met on
Tuesday afternoon in the village hall
and organized a township unit. About
30 of the most progressive farmers
were present at the meeting and much
interest was manifest by all the mem
Oscar Stark acted as temporary
chairman, Thf constitution and by-
laws were read and adopted and the
following officers were elected: Di
rector, William Gebert vice-director,
L. E. Sanford secretary, Oscar E.
Stark. After the organization had
been completed the 'functions of the
national federation and the possibili
ties for work in the local unit were
LeRoy Uptagrafft of Milaca and W,
W. Brooks from Long Prairie were
present-at the meeting. Mr. Brooks
is one of the directors in the Todd
County Farm Bureau association.
All the township units will be orga
nized by Friday evening and the 'direc
tors from these units will meet at the
Milaca high school on Saturday, Feb
ruary 5, at 1 o'clock to organize the
county association. Tne directors at
that meeting exnect to select a county
agent and ouUine the work for the en
suing year.
The following township directors
have been elected: Kathio, E. E. Din
widdle Isle and iEast Side, H. E.
Churchill South Harbor, C. L. Freer
Wahkon, William Hamblin Page, J.
W. Reising Milaca, R. O. Elms
Milo, L. Sederquist Greenbush
Louis ^Normandin -Princeton, William
Bill Introduced by J. D. Sullivan, Af
ter Being Amended, Passes the
House by Narrow Margin.
Senator Sullivan and Mr. Pattison
were much mistaken if they thought
the bill authorizing the county com
missioners to issue bonds for three
per cent of the assessed valuation of
the county for the purpose of building
a court house was going to slip quietly
through both branches of the legisla
tore. We understand it was cleverly
steered through the senate a day or
two before it was scheduled to appear
and the' group of fifteen or twenty sen
ators who were opposed to the bill*did
not vote on the measure at all. On
the "28th ifc-waspresented to the house
and Charles Serlinc, one of our own
representatives, succeeded in getting
the bill amended so that the unani
mous vot^ of all the county commis
sioners was required to issue the
bonds."~"The bill in this form passed
the house by a vote of 46 to 54. Later
some parties who were particularly in
terested in the measure succeeded in
getting a vote through the house to re
consider the bill. On Tuesday the bill
was again before the house with Ser
lir.e's amendment that a unanimous
vote S the county commissioners
would be required for a bond issue of
three per cent of the assessed valua
tion tff a county. The bill was carried
by a vote of'67 to 50, and Wednesday
it was approved by the senate.
It appears that the Sullivan-Patti
son bill received quite unexpected at
tention in the house and the more
publicity it received the greater
seemed to be the opposition. Many
members Of'the house were much op
posed to the measure because they be
lieved that legislation Which takes
power from the people and places it
in the hands of a small group of men
is to h condemned. Those mem'Ders
held that a group of three orfive men
should not be given the power of plac
ing a burden 'of hundreds of thousands
of dollars on the other taxpayers in
the county without first submitting
the question to the voters in the coun
When the representatives of a cer
tain district are united in their support
of a mersure the other members of
the legislature not as a rule like to
interfere in the matter providing their
own districts are tiot affected. Sena
tor Hamer and Representatives 'Serline
and Engcr saw that 'Sullivatf's bill in
the form in which it passed 'the senate
might apply to Mille Lacs county.
They therefore insisted that the bill
should be emended so it ieo-uld not
possibly affect our county, it being
well known that all our commissioners
did not approve of this bill. Repre
sentatives Serline and Enger put up a
plucky ifight for the people in this
county and we are certain their ser
vices will be appreciated.
The voters of this county are the
men aid wome who will pay the
taxes to raise the money for our new
court house and they alone should de
cide when they wish to raise that
money and how great -an amount they
yvish to spend on the *ur house.
Ford Loses in Recount.
Washington, Feb. 2.Tlic recount
of ballots in the Michigan senatorial
election of 1918, finished today by the
senate elections committee, left Sen
ator Newberry, republican, with a
plurality of 4,334 over Henry Ford.
Mr. Ford made a mi, gain' of 3,233
votes in *he recount, hut Senator
Newberry^ priginr.l plurality w*
Mille Lata Cwattty Farmer Keeps Full-
Blooded StockEspecial In-
terest in Herefords.
The Comfortable House and Big Barn
Are Thoroughly Equipped With
All Modern Improvements.
Eleven years ago Sam Droogsma
helped to cut the timber'off from a
quarter section of land in the town of
Milo. The timber was mostly second
growth pine with a sprinkling of pak,
elm and basswood and the usual heavy
growth of underbrush. Three years
later Mr. Droogsma bought 120 acres
of this land. There were no buildings
on the place and only three acres of
the land were cleared. A year later
he bought 40 acres of cleared land,
making 160 acres in all. On this same
quarter section today there is one of
the most prosperous farms in Mille
Lacs county. Thirty-five acres is un
der cultivation, 45 acres is in meadow
and the remaining 80 furnishes pas
turage for the stock.
The attractive dwelling house on the
farm is thoroughly modern, heated by
barn that is of especial interest to the
visitor. In this barn is the chief
wealth of the farm, 50 head of cattle,
including 29 full-blooded Herefords.
The barn is 100 feet long and is divid
ed into three longitudinal sections. In
one of these sections are the regis
tered Herefords that arc kept for
breeding purposes. Each one of these
animals occupies a separate stall or
pen and, not being tied in any way, is
free to move around considerably.
These big, well-proportioned cattle
present a splendid appearance as can
be seen in the print above. Some
these animals are exceedingly valua
blethe market price of one of the
cows is actually $2,000. The lower
print is a photograph of the sire of
the whole herd. It is small wonder
that Mr. Droogsma installed an alec
trie light pla#t so that he could dis
pense with the dangerous practice of
carrying lanterns into the barn hous
ing such valuable stock. The remain
der of the cattte are on the, other side
of the barn. Among these are the
grades^ the milk cows that bring in the
bfg cream checks every month which
furnish such a substantial revenue.
The animals on this id# of the bam
do not have the separate pens but are
provided with stalls and stanchions.
These stanchions are a labor-saving
device and they also provide the ani
mals with real pasture comfort in the
barn. There are several makes of
these stanchidns handled by our local
dealers, as the Jamesway, the Low
den and and Star. The' whole barn is
exceedingly well arranged. It is
equipped with litter carriers and is
lighted throughout hy electricity. The
central portion, except a small section
in which the horses are stabled, is
filled with hay.
Mr. Droogsma believes in keeping
good stock all InVhorses, hogs, sheep
and chickens are fullbloods. He has
Morgan horses, Chester White hogs
and Shropeshire sheep.
The Universal electric light system
which Mr. Droogsma installed seems
to be most satisfactory. The gasoline
Waterlooboy engine runs the genera
tor which charges- the storage bat
teries. The engine is used to grind
grain, saw wood, pump water, run the
cream separator and for a number of
other purposes. AJ1 the time the en
gine is running electricity is being
generated and the storage batteries
are being charged so they can furnish
the current for the lights.
Thus in eight years Sam Droogsma
furnace and lighted by eiectrwityJaiid-Big^an^y^^t^^ pr^sent^d each
Pleasant as is the house, it is the big did farm whieh inTtoday running on a mombe with a pencil to facilitate
most profitable business basis. While
doing this they have also found time
to take an active interest in public af
fairs. Mr. Droogsma is president of
the Mille Lacs County "Livestock
Breeders' association and is an en
thusiastic booster for the farm bureau.
HeheTieves farming should be a profit.
ahle occupation if the farmers will get
together in some strong organization
such as the farm bureau so they can
have something to say about the mar
ket prices at which tUby must sell
their produce.
County Nurse's Monthly Report.
Following is the January report of
the activities of Miss Leah Barskey,
county nurse:
Schools inspectedOnamia, 186 pu
pils Wahkon, 123 district 45, 20
Cove,'82 Princeton, 409 Milaca, 32
district 6, 47 district 30, 28. Home
visits, 26 special cases, 12.
No Rest for the Weary.
The husbands wlio heaved a sigh of
relief when they heard the inaugural
ball was "off" mourned again when
they remembered that nothing.could
stop Easter,Washington Post.
Pease Creamery Company Holds An-
nual Meeting and Report for
1920 Shows Prosperity.
Buttermaker Bartelt Presides and
Talks on Care of CreamLast
Year's Officers Re-elected.
The annual meeting of the Paase
Farmers' Co-operative Creamery com
pany was held on Thursday, January
27, in the church basement and was
attended by about one half of the
shareholders. J. D. Timmer, presi
dent, was absent and the meeting was
called to order by Henry Minks, vice
president. Mr. Minks asked to be ex
cused from further duties of his of
fice as he was suffering from a bad
cold. F. H. Bartelt, the buttermaker,
then acted as chairman. The minutes
of the lr,st annual meeting and the an
nual report were read and accepted.
A report was given of the expenses in
curred by the remodelir.g and enlarg
ing of the creamery building and the
purchr.se of additional equipment.
This was explained by the butter
maker. The election of officers fol-
rapid voting. All the old officers were
re-elected as follows:
Prccident, J. D. Timmer vice presi
dent, Henry Minks cecr^ary, G. H.
Stratmg treasurer, Fred Veddors
directors, John Talburg, Henry Ru
bers, Aug. Anderson.
Mr. Strating was elected unr.ni
mously as secretary. Ho has held
that office since the creamery was or
ganized and all feel that he is the
man for the place and that no one else
could do quite as well.
A motion was made and carried that
the board revise the by-laws, and these
revisions will be brought up at the
next annual meeting for adoption.
A talk was then given by the but-
termakcr on the care of cream. He
also explained the wide range of the
butter market at the present time,
pointed out the necessity of bringing
in first-grade cream, and stated that
he would be more strict than ever this
year in receiving cream.
A motion was made and carried that
the creamery purchase a carload of
oilmeal. Orders were then taken and
the carload was soon sold at a great
saving %o the farmers.
Geo. Alderink, merchant, passed
around the cigars, and the meeting
adjourned. Following is the annual
report: Founds of cream received from share
holders 898.346
Pounds of cream received from non
shareholders 13.692
Total pounds of cream received 912.038
Pounds of butterfat in cream 243,122.2
Average test of cream, per cent 26.65
Pounds of milk received 96,828
Pounds of butterfat in milk 3,817.9
Average test of milk, per cent. 3.943
Total pounds of butterfat from out
side patrons 4,220.1
Total pounds of butterfat from share
holders I. 242.720
Total pounds of butterfat received 246.910.1
.Total pounds of butter manufactured....304.557
Overrun, pounds of butter. 57,616.9
Overrun, percentage 231332
Pounds of butter sold for cash .294,351
Pounds of butter sold to shareholders 9,906
Pounds of butter sold to outside pa
trons -300
Total pounds of butter sold 304,557
Cash sales of butter $168,693.85
Value of butter sold to shareholders 6,602.33
Value of butter sold to outside pa
Capital stock sold during the year..
Buttermaker's house rent, butter,
cream and milk
Interest on daily bank balances
Refund of taxes, internal revenue.
Interest on certificates of deposit
177.71 130*00 375.00 156.00
20.00 60.63
Total receipts $176,215.52
Paid to shareholders, including value*
of their butter $161,109.31
Paid to outside patrons, including
value of their butter 2,539.83
Credited to running expense account 11,170.26
Paid in sinking fund 1.396.1?
Total disbursements $176,215.52
Running Expenses.
Jan. 1. 1920, balance, including val
ue of supplies $1,214.99
Paid in 11,170.26
Total $12,385.25
Buttermaker, including house rent,
butter, cream and milk $2,775.00
Buttermaker's helper 1,044.00
Secretary 720.00
Treasurer 72.00
Directors 108.00
Buttertubs 3,148.56
Tub liners and parchments 262.98
Coal 1,059.07
Salt 212.63
Ice 246.00
All other supplies and expenses 668.50
Jan. 1, 1921, balance, including in
ventory of supplies 2,073.51
Tofcal $12,385.25
Jan. 1, 1920, balance on hand $3,295.30
Paid in 1,396.12
Total $4,691.42
Taxes 135.43
Insurance 48.40
Donation to commercial club 10.00
Repairs 156.76
Paper hanging 25.00
Paint 20.75
Alteration of building and naw ma
chinery 8,203.98
Jan. 1, 1921, balance in sinking fund 1,091.10
Average monthly price paid to share
holders Total
Average net price received for but
ter sold
Average price paid for butterfat
Average monthly price paid outside
West Branch Creamery Company
Elects Officers and Disposes
of Other Business.
Financial Statement for 1920 Shows
Organization to be in a Flour-
ishing Condition.
The West Branch Co-operative
Creamery company held its annual
meeting in the east school house of
district 4 on Saturday afternoon with
Fred Wesloh presiding. There was a
large attendance of stockholders and
patrons, all of them enthusiastic dairy
farmers. A number of important mat
ters were discussed and it was decided
to pay a dividend of 6 per cent on all
shares issued. It was also voted to
have a picnic some time next summer.
The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year:
President, Fred Wesloh vice presi
dent, Carl Johnson treasurer, B. G.
Benson secretary, John Teutz trus
tees, J. W. Petterson, Gust Minks,
Fred Warner. J. E. Norman was re
tained as buttermaker.
The annual report for 1920, read by
Secretary Teutz and approved, is as
Pounds of cream received
57.616c 66.270c
Lyceum Entertainment Tonight.
The Mendelsshon Musical club,
which will give a concert tonight
(Thursday) in the high school audi
torium, is the best orchestra on the
university lyceum circuit so it will
surely furnish Princeton with a musi
cal treat. Each of the six members is
an artist in his line.
This is the fourth number and, as
there are two splendid numbers yet
to follow, it will be economy to buy a
season ticket for one dollar, as single
admissions are fifty cents each.
The Carl Forrest Players will put on
a comedy in March and in April the
Ongawas, a Japanese couple, will pre
sent a program of music and drama.
Another Honor for Dr. Cooney.
Dr. H. C. Cooney and J. A. Jorgen
sen attended the meeting of the North
ern States Life Insurance company in
St. Paul last Monday. Both these gen
tlemen are directors in the company
and Dr. Cooney was elected chief
medical director. This is a big honor
for any doctor and is just another bit
of evidence as to the position Dr.
Cooney occupies in his profession. The
Northern States Life Insurance com
pany includes three states in its terri-
toryNorth Dakota, South Dakota
and Minnesota. Although the com
pany has been organized only a few
years it now has 8,000,000 members.
Movie Day for Relief Fund.
Movie day in the northwest for the
benefit of the relief fund for the chil
dren of central Europe brought in ap
proximately $40,000 outside of the
twin cities. Princeton has a part in
this contribution thanks to the good
public spirit of Mr. and Mrs. Max
Kruschke. The total amount received
at the benefit performances at the
Strand theater was $103.
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Average test of cream Vio'oM e
Pounds of butterfat from cream 123.978.6b
Pounds of butter made
Pounds of butter sold to patrons '5xX
Pounds butter shipped
Pounds butter sold elsewhere 3.1Z4
Paid patrons per lb. for butterfat 63.61
Overrun, per cent
Average price received for butter 55.89
Cost per lb. of making butter .l
On hand from last year $2,762.14
From butter, including sales to pa
From* other sources
i $88,008.62
Paid patrons, including butter sold
them *7,fia.d
Cream haulere M|
Running expenses i'lTicaa
Paid into sinking fund 3,44t.
Balance on hand, not in sinking
Total $88,008.62
Running Expenses.
Buttermaker's salary ^'SIooO
202.00 507.83
.._ 110.00
35.00 12.27
102,00 115.00
FnddentaUr""?....'"..*. 206.18
Secretary's salary
Other officers' salaries
Fuel Tubs, etc
Butter hauling
Total $4,900.10*
Sinking Fund.
Paid in 3.246.88
Paid out for
Insurance Taxes Repairas myaii
-_ y
Machinery 709.2T
Dividends %f*
Dairy Union
Telephone assessments -ll'ih
Salt 557.60
Balance in fund 943.1b
Total $3,246.88
From this statement it will be readi
ly seen that the association is in a
flourishing condition.
Civic Betterment Club to Hold All-Day
Reception for Women at Rest
Room on Saturday.
Realizing that a better acquaintance
between the women in the country and
the women in the village would be of
mutual benefit, the Civic Betterment
club is to hold an all-day reception on
Saturday, February 5, in the rest
When thj Red Cross sewing was in
progress there were many good friend
ships formed between women who had
hitherto had no chance of meeting.
But since that work has been discon
tinued there have been few opportuni
ties offered for the mingling of the
The opening of the rest room seems
to again offer a chance for the women
to meet and to get to know one an
other better, as already a goodly num
ber of women from the country are
availing themselves of the entertain
ment afforded by the rest room.
A cordial invitation is therefore ex
tended to all the out of town women
who may be in Princeton next Satur
day to call at the rest room between
the hours of 11 and 5:30 to meet the
members of the Civic Betterment club
who will be present during those
Any woman is welcome to use the
rest room on any day except Sunday,
from 10:30 to 5.
Old Settler Laid to Rest.
The funeral of Andrew J. Bullis,
whose obituary appeared in last week's
Union, was held from the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Staples last Fri
day afternoon and many of* Prince
ton's citizens were in attendance to
pay tribute to their departed friend.
Rev. W. B. Milne conducted the cere
mony and delivered a most impressive
sermon in which he extolled the ster
ling qualities of the departed pioneer.
The interment was at Oak Knoll.
There were many beautiful floral of-**

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