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ANNUAL, SCHOOL. FLEETING.
G. A. Eaton Elected Director$7,000 is Voted for Wages and General Expense. The annual school meeting was held at the school house last Saturday even ing-. The fact that there was not any- business of sufficient importance to cause any lively discussion, nor make an old-time fight, made the attendance light, there being less than twenty present. Mrs. Rose Patterson read the call and Judge VanAlstein was chosen moderator. The annual report of the clerk and treasurer was read, and from the report the following statement of the financial condition of the school district and the amount of money ex pended last year has been made up. RECEIPTS. Cash on hand at beginning of year. $3,504.79 Received from apportionment 1,479.79 One mill tax 497.07 Special tax 5,515.27 Sale of bonds 15,000.00 From text books and lines 5.19 From all other sources 1.110.92 Total $28,713.03 DISBURSEMENTS. Teachers' wages $6,059.99 Fuel and supplies 1,205.30 Repairs and improvements on grounds 195.13 Janitors wages 583.80 Heating plant at Whittier school 1 562.50 Library books 28.15 Text books 276.Si Other purposes 536.12 Total $10,446.32 Cash on hand at end of year $18,266.71 It will be seen that the balance on hand includes the State loan of $15,000 for the high school annex. After the reading of the report M. S. Rutherford stated that he would like to know in what way the money was expended for re pairs and improvements to grounds, etc., and his inquiry brought out a lit tle discussion of the question as to whether it was the duty of the clerk to read the report in detail, and show in what way and to whom the school money was paid. C. A. Dickey stated that he believed that it was the duty of the clerk to read the report in full as he thought that an annual school meeting was the same as an annual town meeting at which the clerk reads a list in detail of all the money ex pended during the year. The meeting did not see fit to cause the clerk to go through the long list of expenditures and the matter was dropped, after several items had been read to show in what manner some of the money was spent for improvements. The report was accepted after which came the election of a school director for three years. G. A. Eaton's name was the only one mentioned for the place and he was nominated. When the ballots were counted it was found that he had received every vote cast, which amounted to eighteen. He was therefore declared elected as school director for the ensuing three years. The meeting decided to have a nine months' school, and the sum of $3,500 was voted for teachers' wages and a like sum tor general expenses. The $15,000 State loan, the balance in the treasury, the State aid for high schools and the amount from tax collections will carry the board through and pay for the new annex, the heating plant, school furniture, book-,, etc.. but Mr. Cordiner thought the amount voted would be entirely too small to meet all the expense-.. C. A. Dicke\ brought up the matter of the sewerage tor the hiyh school building, and the question of cost to run the sewer to the river was con sidered, but the discussion did not amount to anything definite, and the matter was left to the school board. For the benefit of those who desire to know where and in what manner the school money has been expended dur ing the past year, for purposes other than teachers' and janitor's wages and heating plant, fuel, books, etc., the fol lowing disbursements are given: Fred Young, mowing lawn $3.00 kalsomining school house 10.00 kalsomining 21 50 cleaning high school. 3000 Jos. .okes labor, kalsomining and material 67 00 John Smith, cleaning old building 20 00 W. L. Hatch, carpenter work on Whit tier school 525 Foley Bean Lumber Co., lumber....!. 708 B. D. Grant, supplies and repairs 135 M. J. Jaax. floor brush 175 J. C. Herdliska. cleaning clock...."" 1 '00 Evens Hardware Co., latch i'6Q C. A. Jack, Merchandise 13 00 G. A. Eaton, tornado insurance on highschool Rose D. Patterson, salary as clerk for one year ^MM^w'M^i 60 0 0 J. J. Skahen. tornado insurance on Whittier building lo 00 H. E. White, expenses and postage as per bill 39 10 N. E. Jesmer, hall rent 10 09 Princeton Union, printing 33 so J. E. Newton, hauling sand and ashes' 7*"0 Sherman Rich, tuning piano 50 John Newton, freight on wood, etc ^07 R. E. Jones & Bro., repairs on organ. "4*50 C. A. Jack, periodicals 35 03 R. E. Jones & Bro.. glass and picture nails. 3~ 6 00 Matie Newman, salary as high school librarian 3 QQ Frank Wood, putting up storm win dows 50 Minnie Sellhorn, librarian six months S)'oo Mrs. C. A. Caley. music for commence ment chorus 12 00 Mrs. C. A. Caley, teaching commence ment chorus 15 00 Mrs. Wm Richards, assistant at com mencement 5Q Caley Hardware Co.. merchandise.. 104!c7 The above list does not include some bills paid, which included fuel and other supplies. The Caley Hardware Co., was paid for a bill rendered for wood and hardware, and there are other bills of this nature, which it would be necessary to classify in order to credit items to proper accounts. The summary report shows the state ment properly apportioned. In the $1,205.30 for fuel and supplies is included $594.07 for 121 tons of coal for next winter. Destroyed by Hail. The St. Cloud Journal-Press gives an account of a severe hail storm that passed through parts of Morrison and Benton counties last week. The Jour nal-Press says: "Reports indicate that a strip vary ing in width from one to two miles was swept from a point three to four miles east of Rice and Royalton to Oak Park and Bridgman. In many fields the wheat and oat crops were completely ruined and corn was damaged 50 to 75 per cent. County Auditor Kasner of Foley, brings particulars of the storm. About 7 o'clock Wednesday evening, while not a drop of rain was falling in Foley, a hail storm swept the country two miles north of the village, completely destroying everything in its path. The storm center was from a mile to two miles in width and passed through the center of Gilman town from east to west. Practically all growing grains in its way were battered into a state of ruin, and farmers will realize little or nothing from the crops included in the strip of land traversed." A PORTABLE SAWMILL,. It is Personal Property According to a Decision Filed. Judge Searle has signed findings in the Mille Lacs county case of A. P. Jurgenson vs. D. H. Robbins, involving ownership of a small sawmill near Vineland, Mille Lacs county. The case was to have been tried at the April term of the district court for that county but for the convenience of parties was tried in this city July 2. A restraining order secured by Jurgen son preventing Robbins from removing the mill is dissolved by the decision, as the decree declares the mill is the property of Robbins and may be moved at his will. The question at law was whether or not a small sawmill is per sonal property or if it becomes a part of the real estate upon which it is located. In a note to the decision, Judge Searle says: "On the commencement of the trial of this action it was stipulated by conusel that the scope of the pleadings might be enlarged and that the same might be treated as an action to re strain defendent from the removal of the saw mill plant which it was claimed was upon plaintiff's land. The court has carefully consid ered the question involved in this ac tion and under the law is obliged to resolve the same in favor of the de fendant. It is too plain for an argu ment that the builders of the mill in controversy never intended to make the same a permanent annexation to the real estate upon which it is located. The evidence shows this to be a small milling plant for the manufacturing of timber growing in that vicinity. These mills are not permanent in their man ner of construction and are subject to removal from time to time as the exigencies of the business requires." TV. A. Fleming of Brainerd appeared for plaintiff and Stewart & Brower of this city for Robbins.St. Cloud Jour nal-Press. AS YOl LIKE IT. Hopeful Harry Tips His Chair Back and Says a Lot of Things. The article recently published in the UXION on "Our Dumb Animals" calls to mind some of the sights of early spring of herds of cattle that were so poorly fed and cared for that they were merely walking skeletons. I believe that no man has any right to keep more stock than he can feed and keep in good condition and any man that neglects to furnish a sufficient amount of a good quality of hay with what grain is needed through the winter so his cattle won't be skeletons in the spring ought to suffer the penalty for cruelty to animals. Such treatment is an injury to cattle and a loss to the owner. A merciful man is merciful to his beast. I once heard a young man say that he was not going to kill himself with work when he worked out. As a rule it is well to let such men pass on to the next, and if perchance they should find employment their treatment is liable to be the opposite of the man who said after ten years as a farm hand that whenever he worked for his employer's interest he was well treated. It is about time that we should see the advertisement of a new breakfast food. The list is very lengthy, but there is room at the bottom of the page for one more. The Araastrong and Walker is the oldest mower in existence. It is not as popular as it was many years ago, yet we cannot very well get along without it for it will do good work where the modern machine can't be used. It don't require any team to run it and it costs nothing for extras. Taking it all in all it is the most valuable ma chine in use as it is so arranged that it is serviceable for many other uses. There are a few rather amusing in cidents connected with a small lake that is located in close proximity to a little town on the Great Northern rail road. Years ago when the native American roamed over these regions what is now called a lake, was merely a large slough, but the people in the town have built a dam at the outlet and now it is a beautiful lake with a small island in the center covered with timber. It is a pleasure resort for the people in the town, also for strangers. THE PRINCETON UNION: Many years ago during high water in the spring fish would run from a near by river into this slough and it was very good fishing but there has not been any fish in the lake for years. Yet it is very attractive to the eye of strangers and they think it must be a good place to fish. They are often en couraged by the people of the town to try their skill at catching fish and many weary hours have been spent try ing to catch fish but the only thing that has been known to be caught in that lake for many years was a bull rush that one party reported that he caught. Various are the answers to questions as to what they caught or got, such as "Got back didn't get a bite, now." But the most amusing in cident that the writer knows to be a fact is the following: The lake being near the town the inhabitants go there to water their stock. One day two men went there to water their horses. One of the men was a merchant, the other the postmaster. After the horses had slaked their thirst the merchant being a corpulent man asked the postmasterwho by the way was a very strong manto assist him to mount which he was very willing to do, but his strength proved to be too much for the occasion and instead of mounting the merchant he threw him over the horse head foremost into the lake and when he came out of the lake the postmaster had made good his es cape toward home. The heavy rains before and after the Fourth have flooded a large portion of Milo doing some damage to growing crops. In many places the standing grass has been so long under water that it will lower the quality of the hay twenty-five per cent. Clover, cut and uncut, has suffered the most. Estes brook almost its entire length has been one vast lake and one man whose pas ture lies across the brook was unable to get his cows home to milk for ten days and he had to build a boat and cross the water night and morning to do his milking. HOPEFUL HARRY. Teachers' Examinations. The regular examinations for teach ers' State certificates will take place at the high school buildings in Princeton and Milaca according to the following program, August 3, 4 and 5, 1903. MONDAY, AUGUST 3. (Second Grade Studies.) A.M.8:00 to 8:30. Enrollment. 8:35 to 10:30. Arithmetic. 10:35 to 12:00. Physiology-Hygiene. P.M 1:30 to 3-15. English Grammar. 3.20 to 4:s0 Reading. 4.2oto 5"00. Drawing. TUESDAY, AUGUST 4. (Second Grade Studies, Continued and Civics.) A. M. 8.00 to 10.OP, Professional Test. 1&-.05 to 10.35. Spelling. 10.40 to 12:00. Geography. P. M. 1:30 to 3:00. U. S. History. 3.05 to 4-15. Civics. 4-20 to 5-00. Music. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5. (First Grade Studies.) A. 8:00 to 10-00. Geometry. 10:05 to 12:00. Physics P.M 1-30 to 3 00. Algebra. 3:05 to 4 30 Phys. Geog. or Gen'l History. All applicants for certificates will please come provided with pen and ink. All should remember that promptness in these examinations is an important feature and that any time lost by tardi ness cannot be made up in the examina tion. High school certificates in the senior branches will be accepted in lieu of examination. Marks of 75 or more on second-grade certificates will be accepted on first-grade certificate applications in lieu of examination. No special certificates will be issued dur ing the coming year unless the appli cants attend the State examination and make a very creditable showing or can give a satisfactory explanation of their absence from the same. Dated July 16th, 1903. C. W. VANWORMER, Supt. of Schools, Mille Lacs Co. Minn. Flynn is Getting There. The United States Steel corporation has acquired the State lease to the Flynn mine, near Hibbing, described as the ei of the se of section 6, 57-20. The consideration was more than half a million, it is said, and the Great Northern road will haul the output. The property was explored by A. M. Chisholm and J. C. Flynn, of Duluth, and Dr. D. C. Rood of Hibbing, another range man. They owned lease, and their drills were on the prop erty all last winter and part of thi spring. They covered only one forty but several millions of tons of ore wer found. The owners of the lease six weeks ago gave an option for transfer for a bonus of $10,000 and royalty of 10 cents a ton over the State royalty of 25 cents. The Flynn is lo cated near the Susquehanna mine, which adjoins the Hibbing townsite. Duluth Herald. and the about a a Crops Around Fergu Falls. The rains are believed to have proved the crops materially in county during the past ten days. Since the drought was broken there have been frequent showers and the weather has been cool, perfect weather filling the grain. The impression vails however that the wheat crop be below the average. Oats are poor and the crop will be light is doing well. Haying is under and the crop is very slim.Ferg Falls Journal. this for pre- will rer Corn us THUKSDAY, JULY 23, 1903: Church Topics Sunday and Weekday Announcements. CONGREGATIONAL. Services next Sunday morning and evening by Rev. Jas. R. Steenson. METHODIST. Next Sunday Rev. J. W. Robinson of Clearwater will fill the pulpit morning and evening at the Princeton M. E. church. EPISCOPAL. There will be services by Rev. Letcher at Maccabee hall next Sunday morning at 10:30. On next Tuesday evening, July 28th Archdeacon Ap pleby will preach at Maccabee hall at 8 o'clock. SCANDINAVIAN LUTHERAN. Next Sunday Rev. Gronberg will )l services at Ronneby in the fore noon and evening. There will be ser vices at the Congregational church at 3 p. M., at which one of the church deacons will lead the services. Sunday school after service. hold Dry wood for sale at Ludden's store. BUSINESS LOCALS. aS" MONEY to loan on improved farms. M. 5 RUTHERFORD, Princeton, Minn. X-cello the new breakfast food, 10c a package. LUDDEN'S STORE. FOR SALEMy house and two lots located just north of Robert Byers' res idence on the north side. MRS. MARY MILLETT. Blueberries by the crate, best and cheapest right now. LUDDEN'S STORE. Five thousand briek for sale cheap. This notice won't appear again. E. GRANT, Sandy Lake, Minn. Too hot to bake. Regan's bread and pastry fresh every day at LUDDEN'S STORE. When in need of any new and second hand wagons, buggies and harnesses of all descriptions call on A. H. Steeves, at barn near West Branch bridge. 21tf Carpets have advanced two and three cents per yard. We still sell at the old price this month. LUDDEN'S STORE. NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL PRINCETON, MINN. Long Distance "Phone 313 Centrally located. All the comforts or home life. Unexcelled service. Equipped with every modern convenience for the treatment and the cure of the sick and the invalid. All forms of Electrical Treatment. Medical Baths, Massage, X-ray Laboratory, Trained Nurses in attend ance. Special advantages obtained in this in stitution for the treatment of chronic diseases and diseases of women, either medical or sur gical, and for the legitimate care of confine ment cases. Open to the profession. Any physician in good standing can bring patients here and at tend them himself. Only non-contagious dis eases admitted. Charges reasonable. MISS LENA E. KILLIAM, Superintendent. HENRY C. COONEY, M. D. Medical Director. A. Q. ALDRICH, M. D. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. DR. F. L. SMALL Resident DENTIST OFFICE HOURS, 9 A. M. TO 12 M. 2 P. M. TO 5 P. M. Office in Caiey's Building over Anderson's store, Princeton, Minn. ^a^^*^^*0^^0^^**^^ i^^a^fW^^^^M Established 1892 Incorporated 1897. wvwvww vvvvvvv^vvvvvvvvv^vtvvvvvvvv W. P. CHASE, flanager. Retail orders solicited and promptly delivered in the village. Exchange work solicited 2** Our stock of summer goods has been very popular with our pa trons, and we have been obliged to renew stock several times. We have a new stock that will arrive in a few days, and we in tend to sell the remainder of the season at greatly reduced prices. F. T. KETTELHODT The Bargain Merchant. Princeton, Minnesota. CU%%UUHU wwwwwwww wwwwvwvwS Foley Bean Lumber Company Manufacturer* and Wholesale Dealers in White Pine Lumber, Lath and Shingles. Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com plete Stock of Building Material. PRINCETO N POLLE MIL Wheat Flour COMPANY pnjiiipiipp ds. ~^**-~'^****+**-Mrmr*rwmrmra**nn*wr*r*'*-*~m*m*m*Mc~,v^ ******^'*V*%%V*%%% WWWVWVWWWVWVVVW9 J. A. JETSINGA, Dealer in General Merchandise Dry Goods, Hardware, Groceries, Flour and Feed, Boots and Shoes, Patent iledicines, Gents' Furnishings, Crockery and Glassware. Highest market prices paid for butter and eggs and all kinds of country produce. $ PEASE, MINNESOTA. i PRINCETON. 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