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
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.
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
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
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
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
Rose D. Patterson, salary as clerk for
60 0 0
J. J. Skahen. tornado insurance on
Whittier building lo 00
H. E. White, expenses and postage as
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
Matie Newman, salary as high school
librarian 3 QQ
Frank Wood, putting up storm win
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
THUKSDAY, JULY 23, 1903:
Sunday and Weekday
Services next Sunday morning and
evening by Rev. Jas. R. Steenson.
Next Sunday Rev. J. W. Robinson of
Clearwater will fill the pulpit morning
and evening at the Princeton M. E.
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
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.
Dry wood for sale at Ludden's store.
aS" MONEY to loan on improved
farms. M. 5 RUTHERFORD,
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.
Five thousand briek for sale cheap.
This notice won't appear again.
Sandy Lake, Minn.
Too hot to bake. Regan's bread and
pastry fresh every day at
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.
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
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,
HENRY C. COONEY, M. D.
A. Q. ALDRICH, M. D.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.
DR. F. L. SMALL
9 A. M. TO 12 M.
2 P. M. TO 5 P. M.
Office in Caiey's Building over
W. P. CHASE,
Retail orders solicited and
promptly delivered in the
village. Exchange work
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.
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Special attention paid to Commercial Travelers.
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