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96,143 Farms Stated Amount of Milk
Produced in 1910 and Reported
273,320,000 Gallons.
Number Shows an Increase of 25.8
Per Gent Compared With Figues
Submitted in 1900.
Raspberries and Loganberreis Rank
NextValue of Potatoes Placed
at $11,044,391.
Spaelal to Tha Plonaar.
Washington D. C., Jan. 11.Sta-
tistics for products for Minnesota are
presented in a bulletin soon to be is
sued by Director Durand, of the bur
eau of the census, department of com
merce and labor. It was prepared un
der the supervision of John Lee Coul
ter, expert special agent for agricul
The returns for live stock products
obtained at the census of 1910, like
those for crops, relate to the activi
ties of the calendar year 1909. It is
Impossible to give a total represent
ing the annual production of live
stocK jfroducts for the reason that the
total Value of products from the busi
ness of raising domestic animals for
use, sale, or slaughter can not be
calculated from the census returns.
Dairy Products.
The number of farms in Minnesota
reporting dairy cows on April 15,
1910, was 145,584, but only 133,877
reported dairy products in 1909. That
there should be this difference is not
surprising. Doubtless some farmers
who had dairy cows in 1910 had none
in 1909, while other farmers neg
lected to give information for the
preceding year, or were unable to do
so, perhaps, because the farm was
then in other hands. Dairy products
in general are somewhat less accu
rately reported than the principal
crops. This is particularly the case
as regards the quantity of milk pro
duced. The number of farms which
made any report of milk produced
during 1909 was 96,413 (consider
ably less than the total number re
porting dairy products), and the num
ber of dairy cows on such farms on
April 15, 1910, was 726,000. The
amount of milk reported was 273,-
320,000 gallons assuming that there
were the same number of cows in
1910 as in 1910, this would represent
an average of 377 gallons or 30.-6
pounds per cow. In considering this
average, however, it should be borne
in mind that the distinction between
dairy and other cows is not always
strictly observed in the census re
By reason of the incompleteness of
the returns for milk produced the
census bureau has made no attempt to
determine the total value of dairy
producs for 1909. For convenience
a partial total has been presented
comprising the reported value of
milk, cream, and butter fat sold and
the reported value of butter and
cheese made, whether for home con
sumption or for sale. The total thus
obtained for 1909 is $29,219,000,
which may be defined as the total
value of dairy products exclusive of
milk and cream used on the farm
Only about one-fifth of the milk re
ported by Minnesota farmers in 1909
was sold as such. Comparatively
large quantities of milk and cream
were sold on the butter fat basis. The
butter made on farms in 1909 was
valued at $8,593,000.
The total number of sheep of
shearing age in Minnesota on April
16, 1910, was 452,000, representing
an increase of 25.8 per cent, as com
pared with the number on June 1,
1900 (359,000). The approximate
production of wool during 1909 was"
454,000 fleeces, weighing 3,259,000
pounds, and valued at $817,000. Of
these totals about 15 per cent repre
sent estimates. The number of fleeces
produced in 1909 was 20.6 per cent
greater than in 1899. The average
weight per fleece in 1909 was 7.2
pounds, as compared with 6.9 pounds
In 1899, and the average value per
pound was twenty-five cents, as com
pared with eighteen cents in 1899.
Poultry Product!.
The total number of fowls on Min
nesota farmB on April 15, 1910, was
10,697,000. Of the 142,659 farms re-
Prasidant Naw Havan Railroad,
Undar Fir* in Nay* England.
porting fowls, 12,944 did not seport
any eggs produced in 1909, and 18,-
391 did not report any poultry raised
in 1909. The production of eggs
actually reported for the year 1909
was 50,413,000 dozen, valued at $9,-
151,000. According to the twelfth
census reports the production of eggs
in 1899 was 43,208,000 dozen, the
value being $4,437,000. The latter
figures, however, are somewhat In
excess of the actual returns at that
census, because they include estim
ates made to cover those cases where
the schedules reported fowls on hand
without reporting the production of
eggs. In order to make the returns
for 1909 comparable with those pub
lished for 1899 similar estimates
have been made, the method of esti
mates and the justification therefor
being substantially the same as in
the case of wool. The total produc
tion of eggs in 1909, including these
estimates was 53,808,000 dozens, val
ued at $9,767,000. The total pro
duction of poultry in 1909, including
estimates made on the same basis as
for eggs, was 11,863,000 fowls, val
ued at $4,715,000.
Domestic Animals.
The total value of domestic ani
mals sold during 1909 was $34,122,-
000 and that of animals slaughtered
on farms $6,942,000, making an ag
gregate of $41,064,000. This total,
however, involves considerable dup
lication, resulting from the resale or
slaughter of animals which had been
purchased by the farmers during the
same year.
The value of the swine sold during
1909 represented more than two
fifths of the total value of all animals
sold, and the value of the cattle (in-
cluding calves) sold represented
somewhat less than two-fifths.
The census of 1900 called for the
receipts from the sales of all domes
tic animals raised on the farms re
porting and the total value of those
slaughtered during 1899, which
amounted, respectively, to $16,047,-
OOOand $4,908,000. The item of sales
is not closely comparable with that
for 1909, when the inquiry covered
all sales whether of animals raised
on the farms reporting or elsewhere.
It is believed, however, that in many
cases the returns for 1899 also in
cluded receipts from sales of animals
not actually raised on the farms re
The total value of crops in Minne
sota in 1909 was $193,451,000. Of
this amount 96.1 per cent was con
tributed by crops for which the
acreage as well as the value was re
ported, the remainder consisting of
the value of by-products (straw, gar
den and grass seeds, etc.), derived
from the same land as other crops re
ported, of of orchard fruits, nuts, for
est products, and the like. The com
bined acreage of crops for which
acreage was reported was 14,731,464,
representing 75 per cent of the total
improved land in farms (19,643,533
acres). Most of the remaining im
proved land doubtless consisted of
Continued on laat page).
T. J. Burke this afternoon received
a telegram from J. J. Hill's private
secretary, stating that Mr. Hill would
try to be present at the depot opening
on next Thursday.*
Lyndon A. Smith, attorney general
of Minnesota, and Andrew Fritz, pub
lic examiner, came to Bemidji from
St. Paul this morning and left at
once for Island Lake accompanied by
Thayer Bailey. The object of the trip
is being kept a state secret, but it is
believed that the matter is of some
importance to bring the two officials
here at this time of the year. They
are expected back in Bemidji tonight
or early Sundaymorning.
This evening at 8:30 the Grand
Rapids city team will clash with the
"Big Bemidg" quint in the roller rink.
From reports received recently Grand
Rapids has an exceptionally fast
team and will bring the fastest men
that can be obtained in that city.
Maurice Ryan, former manager of the
team, left Bemidji yesterday morning
for the Welch lumber camp where he
will clerk the remainder of the win
ter. Jacobson will act as manager in
his place. At present the team is in
a poor financial condition and will
probably give a dance during the
coming week.
County Superintendent of Schools
W. B. Stewart received a notice yes
terday from the bureau of insular
affairs at Washington announcing
the last examination before ap
pointments will be made for posi
tions as instructors in the Philip
pine Islands. The notice is as fol
"The last examination before ap
pointments to the Philippine teach
ing service for next school year are
made is announced by the United'
States civil service commission for
March 12, and 13, 1913, in various
cities throughout the United States,
for teacher, industrial teacher and
"Graduates of colleges and normal
schools and of polytechnic and agri
cultural schools are desired.
"Well prepared teachers with suc
cessful experience are eligible.
"The entrance salary of the ma
jority of male appointees is $1,200
per annum and expenses to the is
lands paid by the government, with
eligibility for promotion up to $2,-
000 as teacher and $3,000 as super
"The service requires women for
home economics, and men for agri
culture, manual training, high
school science, mathematics, English
and supervisors of school districts."
E. H. Reff, president of the Clear
water County Abstract company, is in
Bemidji today Mr. Reef was form
erly register of deeds of Clearwater
county and during that time had an
interest in the company. In Decem
ber he bought out the other inter
ests. Mrs. Reff is secretary and
treasurer. Mr. Reff was accompanied
to Bemidji by A. Kaiser, of the First
National bank at Bagley.
Baker's thermometer registered
fourteen below as the coldest last
Courtesy of Chicago Record-Herald.
A. M. Crowell and John Gibbons Cir
culating Petitions for Office of
Municipal Judge.
Developments in the local political
situation today are the circulation of
nominating petitions of John Gibbons
and A. O. Crowell for police judge and
the announcement of Joe Bisiar that
he is a candidate for re-election as
alderman of the Third ward. The
candidacy of Mr. Gibbons came as a
complete surprise to all but a few of
his closest friends.
Lafe Johnson's nominating petition
for the office of mayor has been in
circulation for some time but on oth
er candidate for mayor is circulating
one. William McCuaig says that it is
too early yet to tell whether or not he
will run and he is not having a peti
tion circulated.
Although the Socialists have not
yet had their nominating referendum,
A. O. Crowell is petitioning for nomi
nation for police judge. Should an
other Socialist be nominated, Mr.
Crowell's efforts will have been in
After the roller masquerade which
takes place on January 14, Manager
MacLachlan of the roller rink has
decided to open the rink only three
nights a week. The evenings they
will open on will probably be
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday.
From now on the rink will be opened
on Sunday evening and tomorrow
night a race will take plsra for the
championship of the city. So far
there are three entries but more are
expected tonight. Mr. MacLachlan
will frrind the resin off ths floor some
time during the next two weeks and
put the floor in good condition for
dancing. The bartenders' dance will
probably be held in this hall. Dances
will be given about once a week for
the test of the winter. The first
dance will be announced later.
J. N. Case Pulled $10 Worth From a
Square Rod of Ground Last Sum-
merTwo Crops a Season.
J. N. Case, a truck gardener living
a short distance west of the North
End school, reports that last summer
he took a crop of radishes which sold
at $10 from a plot of ground a rod
square. At this rate, an acre of
radishes would harvest $1,600. As
the radish grows two and sometimes
three crops a year, the value of the
crop that could be raised on one acre
is $3,200. The land cost $20 an acre
and $10 an acre to clear.
Mr. Case is at present investigating
the possibility of the wholesale
houses here accepting radishes and
other truck in large quantities for
shipping south. He believes that as
the crop here matures after the south
ern crop is off the market, that the
northern crop ought to bring good
prices. If suitable arrangements can
be made with the commission houses,
Mr. Case will put in an acre or two of
radishes next spring in addition to his
onions, beets, etc.
The Case farm lies on the north
side of the Wilton road about one
half a mile east of the Red Lake
tracks and has a south slope to the
Melvin Stainbrook on Friday re
ceived four registered Oxford ewes
from Minneapolis and took them out
to his farm on the Mississippi river
about six miles from Bemidji. The
ewes have all been bred and are due
to lamb sometime in May. Mr. Stain
brook will use them as the foundation
for sf flolk of sheep which he will
put to clearing his land. He says
that he expects to fence in about an
acre for the four and to keep the flock
working at the proportion of four
sheep to an acre.
Scoop Makes The Doctor's House In Seven Plat By "HOP
^w&s^iimfc WM
-TPfcliPH l&LDESL'
Last Act of Commissioners at First
Meeting was to Name Men for
Court Service.
The last act of the county commis
sioners at their first meeting which
was held here this week, was to
name the grand and petit jurors
available for work at the coming term
of court. The board also renewed the
contract with the- city whereby the
city gives the county free water for
the county buildings in exchange for
the use of the poor farm. Following
is a list of the jurors by commission
ers' districts:
Rako's District.
Grand jurors: August Burr, Be
midji F. W. Bell, Bemidji James
French, Bemidji Rube Miller, Be
midji John Moberg, Bemidji J. P.
Duncalf, Bemidji J. P. Pogue, Be
midji G. W. Rhea, Bemidji W. M.
Schroeder, Bemidji Chas. Warfleld,
Bemidji John Eickstad, Bemidji
Chas. Nangle, Bemidji Wm. Mc
Cuaig, Bemidji D. Wilcox, Bemidji
Harry Koors, Bemidji.
Petit jurors: P. J. O'Leary, Be
midji C. C. Shepherd, Bemidji F. S.
Arnold, Bemidji R. J. Fenton, Be
midji Matt Phibbs, Bemidji Geo.
Anderson, Bemidji Henry Miller, Be
midji Oscar Minor, Bemidji E. H.
Winter, Bemidji Michael Gaff a, Be
midji Frank Hitchcock, Bemidji
Jack Olson, Nymore Peter Wold, Ny
more Ole Gunderson, Nymore L. F.
Larson, Nymore.
Clementson's District.
Grand jurors: Ole Clemen tson,
Clementson Thos. Williams, Bau
dette F. Johnson, Baudette Ed Arn
old, Baudette Hans Jrusdahl, Bau
dette Wm. Zipple, Zipple J. W. Col
lins, Williams Abe Reynolds, Wil
liams ~Hans Olson, Williams Abe
Reynolds, Williams S. H. Wilder,
Williams B. Arneson, Arneson A.
Wheeler, Haskell 'J. Haskell, Haskell
M. Hendrickson, Spooner Albert At
water, Spooner.
(ContyuMd on laat nn).
Minnesota Secretary of State Cntifed
With Serving limner Fni hj*
Private Offies.-^
Hit Office Wat Open tad ProhihftioiL
Committee Wants the Connty
Attorney to Investifste.
Is the Way in Which "Orgy" it
Described--4ntoxiants Prohibited
on the Capitol Grande.
Minneapolis, Jan. 11.Prosecu-
tion of Julius Schmahl, secretary of
state, for alleged violation of the
state liquor law was threatened to
day by W. G. Calderwood, chairman
of the state prohibition committee.
The alleged serving of liquor In
Schmahl's private office on Thursday
night during the governor's inau
gural reception at the state capltol
will be discussed at a meeting of the
committee early next week.
If the prohibitionists can obtain
evidence that the secretary of state
served whiskey to friends in the cap
itol the whole matter will be laid be
fore the Ramsey county attorney with
a request for criminal complaints.
Action will be brought under that
section of the state laws which pro
hibit the sale of intoxicating liquor
within the capitol or grounds thereof.
The terms sell or sale of are defined
by the statute to include all barter*,
gifts and all means of furnishing li
quor in violation or evasion of the
state law,
Calderwood brands the Schmahl re
ception as a "disgrace to the common
wealth of Minnesota/'
"If the newspaper reports of the
drunken orgy in Secretary Schmahl's
private office are true, Schmahl is
guilty of plain violation of the state
liquor law, all the more flagrant be
cause committed by a high state of
ficial in the precincts of the sapitol,"
he said. "A thorough investigation of
the whole disgraceful matter will be
made by the state prohibition com
mittee and the prosecution will be
pushed thoroughly It is the duty of
the committee to launch prosecutions
against all violations of the state 11-.
quor law. The duty is all the more
urgent when the violator is a state
official who should himself be inter
ested in representation of law and
Roe and Markusen have received a
shipment of peas packed in glass
cans, as the first of several shipments
of peas, beans, corn, etc., which will
be packed the same way. Glass can
ning is still in its infancy but it al
ready is liked by the housewives. Not
only do the glass cans allow the buyer
to see exactly what she is purchasing,
but after a can is opened the fruit
can stay in it instead of having to be
placed in another dish as is the case
with tin cans. The glass jars are the
right sie for canning local summer
fruit. K. K. Roe said this morning
that glass canned fruit would prob
ably not cost more than that canned
in tins although he had not yet re
ceived the invoice for the first ship
A. G. Wedge, treasurer, of the
Northern Minnesota Development as
sociation, is one of a committee ap
pointed to solicit funds for the or
ganiation. The other members *reS
L. B. Arnold of Duluth and D. D.
Tenny of Minneapolis. The commit
tee has already secured pledges from1
the counties of Northern Minnesota'
which amount to over $8,000. The
Civic and Commerce association of
Minneapolis, has practlcaly pledged
$4,000, and St. Paul is expected to'
do equally as well. These sums of ~T
money, together with railway con
tributions, Mr. Wedge says, will en-^-:
able the association to carry on an
extensive campaign of advertising
Northern Minnesota during 1913.
Mail from the twin cities did not.
reach Bemidji until after 8 a. m. to-"
day owing to the cold weather and a"
freight wreck on the M. ft I. The In
ternational Falls train was an hour
late into Bemidji and then
stalled in the yards until 8 a. m. by
the derailing of a freight car. The
mall reached the postoffice shortly
before sine o'clock. ^J "a
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