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DR. JACOBF. WHITING
A Skilled and Beloved Medical Practi- tioner Passes Into the Rea ms of Everlasting Rest. Relief of Suffering Constituted Life Work of This Kindly, Whole- Souled Philanthropist. Brief mention was made in last week's issue of the death of Dr. J. F. Whiting, which occurred on the even ing of the 13th inst. at the family resi dence in Spencer Brook. The doctor had contracted a severe cold which developed into pneumonia and termi nated fatally. The funeral was held from the M. E. church at Spencer Brook Sunday afternoon. The building could not contain half the people who came from far and near to pay their last tribute to he whom in life they loved so well. Rev. Mr. Galbraith deliv ered an eloquent and touching dis course. Large delegations of Ma sons. Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, and Odd Fellows were pres ent from Princeton. The services at the grave in the Nichols cemetery were under the auspices of the Masands sonic fraternity. It was the largest attended funeral ever held in western Isanti county. Jacob Francis Whiting was born at Bangor, Maine, Sept. 24, 1844. At the age of four years he moved with his parents to Boston, where he re sided for 12 years. In 1860 the family moved to Oconto, Wis., where on Sept. 1st, 1865, he was married to Miss Emma Lewis. Four children weie born to this unionIsabel Mar ion, Henry Wilson, Anna Caroline and Jennie Francesall of whom are left to mourn with and comfort the loved mother and wife. Shortly after his marriage Mr. Whiting decided to study medicine and he graduated from Ann Arbor in 1879. He began to practice his pro fession at Merrill, Wis., and remained there until 1883 when he located at Spencer Brook, where he has ever since resided. In 1897 he took a post graduate course at Chicago. He met with good success during bis twenty four years' practice at Spencer Brook. Dr. Whiting was a whole-souled, genial man ever ready to go to any length to serve his friends. No night was ever too dark or no road ever too long to cause him to fail to re spond to the call of the sick and dis tressed. The ailment that resulted in his death was contracted in the dis charge of his professional duties in inclement weather. He was a kind father and husband, a good neighbor and a loyal friend. He will be sadly missed. DR. JACOB F. WHITING. [A Commemorative Review by Dr Oooney He is not dead this friendnot dead, But in the path we mortals tread Got some few faltering steps ahead And nearer to the endJ' & For the first time the ranks of the Central Minnesota Medical society has been invaded by death. In the selection of his victim, the grim reaper grasped with unfeeling hands and refrom moved from our midst one who hasG. endeared himself to us all by his many irtues. One of the most active and enthusiastic organizers of this so cietyand its late presidentDr. acob F. Whiting. An empty chair in the family circle is alwajs a sad reminder of the un-attract certainty of life, and a source of pro found sorrow, but, when death claims the life of a benefactor of the human race in the full vigor of his manhood, and in the zenith of his usefulness it must be regarded in the light of a public calamity. His whole profes sional career has been characterized by an unselfish devotion to his call ing. For twenty-nine years he wasan permitted to practice his profession, for which he possessed an inborn nat ural aptitude, and which he loved dearly. We shall henceforth miss his genial smile and his words of wisdom and encouragement. The eye that penetrated the mystery of disease and fathomed the depths of the human heart has been dimmed by death, and the hand that wielded the scalpel with confidence and accuracy is forever at rest. The lips that uttered words of cheer, hope, and comfort in the sick room are silenced, never to speak again. We, his nearest and dearest friends, have sustained a loss in his death which Time, the healer of most human woes, can not repair. In Spencer Brook, where Dr. Whit ing had practiced for a quarter of a century, his diligence, pleasing per sonality and his tender devotion to the sick gained for him a large gen eral practice and in this locality he ?Z? leaves a host of truly sorrowing friends. Social distinction and wealth had no charms for him. The height of his ambition was to serve the sick, to add his liberal share towards the progress and improvement of the healing art. His attitude toward his patients and his colleagues was open and frank. He encouraged the young practitioners by word and deed and in illness and distress of any kind came willingly to the relief of his colleagues, near or far, whenever his counsel was solic ited. He had no conception of the value of money when called upon for his professional services or for finan cial aid. The former were always willingly rendered regardless of pe cuniary reward, and the latter was never refused so long as he had a dollar in his pocket. Death to an ambitious, useful man always comes too soon. He did all his strength and limitation of time permitted and he Who in life battle firm doth stand Shall bear hope's tender blossoms into the silent land OF NO VALUE. Ore-Bearing Sands Give an Insufficient Percentage of Metal. In order to ascertain whether any value attached to the iron-bearing found upon his farm and in the surrounding territory, R. W. Freer sent a sample to E. H. Bass of Min neapolis for the purpose of analysis, and following is that gentleman's re ply: I have examined the sample, and will say that there is not anywhere near enough iron in it to make it commercially valuable. At present, and also for many years to come, an iron ore will have to contain at least 50 per cent iron to be of value. Most of the ores mined at present contains 60 per cent iron, and an ore to con tain 50 to 60 per cent iron must be almost wholly iron oxide. Now this sample is almost all sand. "There may cornea time in the far future, when iron will be extracted from sand by concentration. This concentrate, you understand, is the magnetic iron oxide which must be smelted (with difficulty too) to pro duce metallic iron. But when this time comes there are vast areas of sea beach sand which will be used nrst, both because of its nigher lion contents and the ease with which it could be handled. I therefore say that your sand is of no value whatever for the iron it may contain and do not think it would be worth while to have it as sayed for iron." SETTLED OUT OF COURT. Attorney McMillan Succeeds in Obtaining Snug Sum lor His Client. Through the instrumentality of At torney McMillan an important dam age suit was last week settled without recourse to hearing in court. The action was brought by Theresa A. Swart of Pease to recover damages for injuries sustained by being pre cipitated from a train at Pease sta tion while endeavoring to alight from said train on August 18, 1906. At Pease there is no platform other than that utilized for loading milk, and upon the occasion at issue the coach in which Mrs. Swart was trav eling was at a considerable distance this platform. The train was a A. R. excursion and was excep tionally long. At the point where the coach occupied by Mrs. Swart stopped there was a steep grade which brought the lowest step about four feet from the ground. She was unable to alight without assistance and made effort to the attention of some one to render such assistance. As she stood upon the steps the train started with out warning and threw her upon the track. From being thus precipitated she sustained severe in]uries. Mr. McMillan, after a long contro versy, eventually succeeded in getting the railroad company to acknowledge its liability and to pay to the claimant amount satisfactory to her. The sum paid over was a large one. Designing Dogs. An unusual sight was witnessed at the depot on Tuesday evening, when six dogs of every conceivable breed engaged in combat on L. N. Grow's dray. The scrimmage had the ap pearance of being premeditated, for five dogs simultaneously leaped upon the dray and commenced attack upon Mr. Grow's bird dog, which is always on guard. So fierce grew the fray that two or three men had all they could do to part the dogs and throw them from the dray. Even then one dog, more hostile than the rest, leaped back upon the dray again as it left for town and continued to fight until the court house block was reached, when it was vanquished by the Grow dog and pushed off onto the street. Dogs know a thing or two. all right. They just envied that Grow dog thegive free rides it is getting and entered into a conspiracy to wind up its career. o- R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear. PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY,-MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1907. public highways 91 TRUE STATE DEVELOPMENT measure that was prejudicial to the interests of any part of St. Louis county. St. Louis county is part and parcel of the great state of Minnesota and is entitled to as much considera tion as any other county of the state. The Bjorge bill leaves St. Louis county and the minor political subdi visions thereof in exactly the same condition they are at present so far as the taxation of mineral lands is con cerned. The bill does not in any manner interfere with the direct valu ation taxes paid by the owners of min eral land and producing mines. It simply provides for the payment oia state tax of five cents per ton on all ore mined in the state in lieu of all other state taxes. The bill, we believe, is constitu tional, and if any litigation should ensue it would not affect the direct valuation tax. The tonnage tax might be declared void but the direct valuation tax would stand, hence the range towns of St. Louis county have nothing to fear from the passage of the Bjorge bill. ance, $1,125,000, judiciously applied highways under state supervision, would in the course of a decade or two us the best system of roads of any state in the Union. There is nothing complicated or Means the Improvement of the Public Highways and Reclamation of the Vast Areas of State's Swamp Lands. The Bjorge Tonnage Tax Ril Provides the Means for the Accomplishment of These Highly Beneficial Results. Annexed hereto is the bill intro duced in the legislature by Hon. H. O. is meritorious pleasure. The carry Bjorge of Becker county which pro vides for a tax of five cents per ton on the benefit of every county of the state all iron ore mined within the state, anc future generations will bless the the proceeds of which tax is to be de- memory of the men who placed such a voted to the drainage of state swamp beneficent law upon the statute books. lands and the improvement,^ of the Undoubtedly there will be an effort the state-10 per cent for drainage and 9 0 per cent for public highways. The text of tie bill published herewith is altogether dif ferent from the original bill intro duced by Mr. Bjorge. We believe this is a fair measurefair to the iron companies, fair to St. Louis county and fair to the state. The Union would not for a moment champion a impracticable in the Bjorge bill. It ing out of its provisions will inure to made i a tnnag cent for drainage and 90 ner cent for w. _f .o_ ,.._._ VT ta traw The Union does not now and never has favored a purely tonnage tax. Such a tax would work an in justice to the range towns sooner or later, no matter what proportion of the tonnage tax was refunded to the towns. Because there would come years when ore would not be mined in certain districts and there would be no taxes to refund in those districts. For the protection of the range towns the direct valuation tax must be main tained. The bill is fair to the mining com panies. A five cent per ton tax is not exorbitant. With a five cent per toncontaining tax for state purposes on producing mines in addition to the direct valua tion tax for local purposes the rate will not be more than the average rate of taxation on other classes of prop erty throughout the state. The pro posal to fix a tonnage tax at 25 cents per ton is absurd. No court in Chris tendom would sustain such a taxit would be confiscatory. To what better use could the pro ceeds of a tonnage tax be devoted 0 ge than to the improvement of our public forward a semi-annual report in writ- highways and the reclamation of the *cg" state's swamp lands? Supposing OK e\m\ f\e\n 4. it **lJ 2o,000,000 tons aremined annually, a -u state auditor may prescribe, contain tax of five cents per ton would pro duce $1,250,000, of which, under the provisions of the bill, $125,000 would are in active operation be expended in reclaiming the swamp lands of the state until such time as they were all reclaimed, and the bal- to the improvement of our public located. 4. The number of acres contained in such mine or mines. 5. iron S&4&m&lLv2gk 0 schf)ol main go tain that the tonnage tam should go into the general revenue fund and thu| do away with a direct tax for state purposes. The increase in the taxes paid by railroads, insurance companies and other corporations to gether with the inheritance tax will practically provide sufficient revenue to meet the requirements of the state. In any event a tax of one-half mill for state revenue is a mere bagatelle. "State development" can be summed up in two wordsG OOD ROADS. Gentlemen of the legislature: There is no bill that will come before you at Bjorge bill hereto annexed should not be a single vote recorded against it in either branch of the leg islature. Its enactment and the suc cessful carrying out of its provisions will directly benefit every interest and every section of the state. Section 2. It shall be the duty of every person, firm, company, associa tion or corporation owning or operat ing any iron mine or mines upon any lands within this state, to make and th^stssion .of one-tench the ijnpor- ic/l&e remedy herein provided the tance to the people of the state as the yrcate treasurer may, in his discretion There Section 1. Every person, firm, com pany, association or corporation en gaged in mining, smelting or working iron ore in this state, or owning or operating any iron mine or mines upon any lands within this state, shall be subject to, and pay into the state treasury at the time and the manner hereinafter provided, a tax of five (5) cents for each and every ton of iron ore mined upon such lands each ton to be estimated as containing two thousand two hundred forty (2,240) pounds. Said tax, when paid, shall be in lieu of all other taxes that may be levied and assessed for all state purposes upon the ore as personal property, and upon the forty (40) acre tract or lot, being the smallest gov ernment sub-division, from which such iron ore is actually mined provided, that all buildings, machinery or sur face improvements located upon lands active iron mines, and all government sub-divisions of forty acre tracts or lots upon which there are no open and active iron mines, shall be exempt from the provisions of this act, and shall be valued, assessed and taxed for all purposes as pro vided in chapter eleven of the Revised Laws of Minnesota relating to tax ation. to state auditor, on or before eaunyyear, 111 suuii as Mu the first da of August anivruif FebrH ary of each year, in such form as the ing the following facts: 1. Name of the mine or mines that 2. The name or names of the owner or owners or operators thereof. 3. The exact government descrip tion of the forty acre tracts or lots upo which such mine or mines are The exact ore which have been mined or tracts or lots as hereinbefore de scribed, for the six months ending June 30th, and December 31st next preceding the date of such report. Said report shall be verified by the oath of the person or the president, secretary, superintendent, treasurer or managing agent of the firm, company, association or corporation making and forwarding the same. Section 3. Upon the receipt by the state auditor of such report, as pro vided in the preceding section of this act, he shall enter the amount of taxes then due tbereon in his books and draw his draft upon such person, firm, company, association or corporation for the amount of taxes due and place the same in the hands of the state treasurer for collection. Section 4. The state auditor shall promptly give notice to the party or parties against whom such draft is drawn, and payment shall be due thereon on or before the first day of September and of March of each year and on failure to make such paymen or to make return5 of the number of tons of mined, and the whole thereof at the timtwenty-five an a u"DiCUX',iron au me mannert ""ore Uliut and in the mannet fco per cen in this acqtu provided, a penalty in an ea 0UIl ro imposed, to devote thei proceeds tc* of the taxes herein imposed shall be or i other purposes. The school fund does not need replenishing. That fund will eventually reach gigantic proportions the state auditor estimates it at $100,- 000,00,0. While we are building school houses it would not be a bad idea to provide roads upon which children can 2^^**?' *^T^ added to and collected with such tax and if the delinquency in making pay ment and in making report, as herein provided, shall continue for thirty days, the state treasurer shall fix the amount of such tax, together with the penalties herein provided, upon the best evidence he can obtain and enter the amount of such tax and penalties in the books of his office. Such entry by the state treasurer shall stand in the place of the report required by law to be made by such person, firm, company, association or corporation, and shall, in all the courts of the state, for all purposes, be conclusive evidence of the facts therein stated. The certificate of the state treasurer that such tax is due and unpaid from any such person, firm, company, as sociation or corporation, and of the amount thereof, and of such penalty, shall be sufficient warrant for the state treasurer to proceed to enforce col lection of said tax and penalties, by sale or seizure of the iron ore the prod ucts of such iron mines to satisfy the payment of the same. And in addition Drin an action in the district court of any county in this state for the amount of such taxes and penalties. Section 5. The state treasurer shall be the collector of all taxes due under the provisions of this act. He maymeeting appoint one or more deputies to assist him in such collection, and may take such bond and security from such deputies as he deems necessary for his indemnity, and shall in all cases, be liable and accountable for their pro ceedings and misconduct. Section 6. Ail iron ore in stock piles, cars or ore docks at the time when this act goes into effect shall be subject to the tonnage tax as herein provided. Section 7. Any person, or the president, secretary, superintendent, treasurer or managing agent of any firm, company, association or corpo ration owning or operating any iron mine or mines in this state, who shall make or sign, under oath, any false return of the number of tons of iron ore mined or extracted or who shall submit any other false information required by section two of this act, shall be guilty of perjury and upon conviction thereof shall be punished therefor as provided by law. Section 8. The account books re lating to or used in the transaction of the business of any person, firm, com pany, association or corporation own ing or operating any iron mine or mines in this state, shall, on demand of the state auditor or his authorized deputy, be open to his inspection or examination. If any such person, or the president, superintendent, treas urer, secretary or managing agent or person having charge of said books of such person, firm, company, associa tion or corporation, shall neglect or refuse to give, on demand, to the state auditor or his authorized deputy access to the books aforesaid, he or they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished therefor as provided by law. Section 9. All moneys paid into the state treasury under the provisions of this act shall be credited to two sep arated funds as follows: one-tenth shall be credited to the state drainage fund and the remaining nine-tenths shall be credited to the road and bridge fund, and shall be used and expended as provided by law. Section 10. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of number of tons of this act are hereby repealed. Section 11. This act shall take ef- extracted from each of the separate feet and b^jj^jpr.ce from and after its passage. -J.**J *s a &.*..< YOLUME XXXI. NO. 9 TEACHERS^MEE Convention of Mille Lacs County As- sociation Held in High School Building on Saturday. Program One of Most Interesting Ever Presented and Attendance is Highly Satisfactory. The meeting of the Mille Lacs Teachers' association held in the high school assembly room on Saturday was largely attended, seventy-six teachers and many visitors being present. Milaea sent a full delega tion of instructors. The forenoon session was opened with prayer by Rev. J. W. Heard and was devoted to the business of the as sociation. Superintendent Austin, Princeton, was elected president for the ensuing year Chas. Heilig, Bock, vice president Caroline Engebretson, Milaea, secretary. Chas. Heilig and Misses Tompkins and Edwards were appointed a program committee for the next convention, which will prob ably be held on Saturday, May 4, in Milaea. S. W. Gilpin, superintendent of St. Louis county, has already been selected as one of the speakers for this meeting. No better committee could have been selected than that in charge of the program and no better posted man than Professor Gilpin to deliver an address. At the afternoon session the pro gram, as advertised, was carried out as near as possible. Hon. H. R. Mallette, however, was unavoidably absent. Superintendent Palmer of the Mil aea high school delivered an address which was replete with sensible points and suggestions. The address was highly approved by the teachers and visitors. Superintendent Austin of the Prince ton schools is a gentleman who is ever ready to lend a helping hand where soever aid is needed in any worthy cause, and especially so along educa tional lines. His address to the teachers was one from which they could not fail to gather much useful information. Mr. Austin is nighly learned on matters pertaining to edu cational methods. This has been with him almost a lifetime study and teach ers who take his advice cannot go far amiss. Miss Sellhorn demonstrated to the what an up-to-date geography class should be. She showed that her pupils have had splendid training and that they were especially good on rec itation work. Miss Sellhorn's efforts are highly commendable. Mrs. H. C. Cooney, in her inimit able style, sang two pretty selections. She was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Ben Soule. Miss Peterson of the Princeton high school recited "The Old Red Cradle" and in so doing demonstrated her ability as an elocutionist of the first order. She was accompanied on the piano by Miss Thompson. The Apollo Male Quartet sang one number, and, in response to a hearty encore, rendered a comical selection which brought down the house. This ended the day's proceedings. FIRE AT LONG SIDING. Long Mercantile Company's Store and Contents Totally Destroyed. The store of the Long Mercantile company, with its contents, was to tally destroyed by fire at about mid night on Tuesday. The furniture of B. F. Reems, who lived above the store, was also burned. How the fire started is not known, but it is supposed to have originated from a defective chimney. As Mr. Reems'wife was away on a visit he was temporarily boarding and room ing at a house about a mile and a half from the store and knew nothing of the fire until the building was in ruins. A loss of several thousand dollars is entailed, partially covered by in surance. Mr. Reems carried an in surance of $450 on his furniture in Guy Swing's agency. He valued the furniture in $1,000. Question of Validity of Agreement Sjoblom Bros, have filed complaint against James F. Sullivan of the Riverside hotel seeking to enjoin him from conducting a saloon upon the premises now occupied by him. This action is brought upon the grounds that an agreement exists which pre cludes the establishment of a saloon on the premises at issue. The hear ing to determine whether an injunction shall issue will come up in St. Cloud on Saturday.*. Has a Real Good Time. A woman has a real good time shopping unless she buys something. New York Press.