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OFFICIAL Proceedings of Board of County Com missioners of Mille Lacs County. Auditor's Office, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota. Princeton, March 21, 1911. Board met pursuant to adjournment with Chairman Dalchow presiding and all members present. On motion board's order of assess ment of the cost of re-survey of section 3 in the town of Greenbush, as made fry said board Pebruay 24th, 1911, was unanimously confirmed by the board. On motion board's order of assess ment of section 5 in the town of Princeton and section 9 in the town of Greenbush, as made by the board at its annual session in January, 1911, was unanimously confirmed by the board. Moved and unanimously carried that the auditor advertise for three weeks in the Princeton Union, Milaca Times and Wahkon Enterprise for sealed bids for a tract of land in said county to be used by said county for a County Poor Farm, said tract to be not less than 160 acres in area and partly improved. Moved and carried that board adjourn until 1:30 p. m. Board reconvened at 1:30 p. m. All members present. Moved and unanimously carried that county surveyor make an amend ed report of Milo bridge and after same is properly certified to by the town board of Milo, to submit such amended report to Minnesota High way commission for state aid due on said bridge job. Plats of the re-surveys of section 10 in the town of Greenbush and section 22 in the town of Milo were submitted to the board by Surveyor Kennedy and on motion same were unanimous ly approved, accepted and ordered placed on file with the register of deeds. Mrs. Chas. Ryther appeared before the board and stated that she and her five months old child had been aban doned by her husband and were in need of aid from the county for their support. Motion made and unani mously carried that the case be turned over to the county attorney for prose cution for non-support. A petition signed by C. A. Strom berg asking that his lands be set off from school district No. 26 and attached to school district No. 32 was presented to the board and April 25, 1911, at 2 o'clock p. m. at the audi tor's office in the village of Prince ton, set as the time and place for a hearing on said petition. A petition signed by a majoriy of the legal voters of school disrict No. 32 asking that certain territory adjoining and contiguous to said dis trict be attached to said district No. 32 was presented to the board by Richard Hamer, clerk of district No. 32, and April 25th, 1911, at 2 o'clock p. m. at the auditor's office in the vil lage of Princeton, was set as the time and place of hearing on said petition. In the matter ot the hearing on the petition of Olof Edstrom, the follow ing order was made and adopted by a unanimous vote of the board: Whereas, the petition of Olof Ed strom, a freeholder of school district No. 13 in this county, with the ap proval of the county superintendent endorsed thereon, representing that he is the owner of the lands hereinafter described, which are situate in said school district, and that said lands adjoin school district No. 31 and ask ing that his said lands may be set off from said district No. 13 to said dis trict No. 31, for the following reasons: "That my children have in order to get to the school house in district No. 13 to travel three and one-half miles and besides have to cross the river and on the same road to this school the children have to pass right by the door of school house in district No. 31 on the main road and to which school there is only one and one quarter miles on main road and much shorter going across and to said school house in district No. 31 the children do not have to cross the river. The children have for the past year attended said school while my taxes have been and are now paid to said district No. 13," was presented to the county board of this county, at a session of said board held on the 23rd day of February, 1911, for the action of said board thereon And whereas, it was thereupon ordered by said board that a hearing should be had on said petition at a session of said board commencing on the 21st day of March, 1911, at the county auditor's office in the village of Princeton in said county And whereas, it was further ordered in and by said board that notice of the time and place of such hearing be given by posting a notice of such hearing in three public places in each of the school districts to be affected by said petition, and by serving upon the clerk of each of said school dis tricts, personally, a copy of said notice, at least ten days before the time appointed for such hearing, and by giving two weeks published notice thereof in the Princeton Union, a duly qualified newspaper printed and published at the village of Princeton in said county And whereas, at the said session of the said board commencing on the 21st day of March, 1911, proof of the due publication, posting and service of said notice of hearing as therein directed and required, more than ten days prior to said last named date, having been made and filed, said peti tion was publicly read and con sidered by the board, with everything which was said by said interested parties for or against granting the prayer of the petitioner, and being satisfied from all the evidence pro duced at such hearing that the alle gations of said petition are true and said board being of opinion that the prayer of said petitioner should be granted, it is hereby ordered and de termined, that the following described lands owned by him, to-wit: The southwest quarter (sw^) of the north east quarter (neJi) of section 2, town ship 38, range 27, be and the same are hereby set off from said school, district No. 13 to said school district No. 31 and said lands are hereby made a part of said last named school district for all purposes whatever. By order of the County Board. JOHN DALCHOW, Chairman Board of County Com- ^-ffff^f^p^^f missioners, Mille Lacs County, Minn. Attest: W. C. DOANE, County Auditor and Ex-Officio Clerk of Board. (Official Seal) Moved and unanimously carried that the county surveyor be employed to survey and stake out the county gravel pit in the town of Greenbush. On motion duly made and unani mously carried the board made its order of assessment of the total cost of re-survey of section 10 in town of Greenbush, as submitted by Surveyor Kennedy, assessing each 40-acre tract in said section 1-16 of the total cost ol such re-survey. The statement of the cost of re-sur ley of section 22 in town of Milo was submitted to board by Surveyor Ken nedy and on motion same was ac cepted by the board. The board then made its order of assessment on said section, assessing each acre in said section $.361 with the exception that the land owned by George and Catherine Deans in said section was assessed $.30 per acre. Moved and unanimously carried that the board's assessment of the cost of the re-survey of section 36 in the town of Milaca be and the same hereby is confirmed. Moved and unanimously carried that the engineer on ditch No. 10 in Mille Lacs county be instructed to no tify the viewers to inspect and view the survey of said ditch No. 10 and make their report to said board. RESOLUTION. Pursuant to Section nine (9) Chap ter one hundred and sixty-three (163) General laws of 1905, be it resolved by the board of county commissioners of the county of Mille Lacs State of Minnesota, that the road herein, to wit: Beginning at the quarter post be tween section 15 and 22 in township 36 north, range 26 west, thence north on the quarter section line through sec tions 15 and 10 to the north quarter post of section 10 thence east on line between sections 3 and 10 to the north east corner of said section 10 and there terminating in State Road No. 6, in said county of Mille Lacs be and the same is hereby designated a State Road for the purpose of having the same constructed or improved in accordance with the provisions of said law. Dated at Princeton, Minn., this 21st day of March, 1911. By the Board of County Commis sioners. JOHN DALCHOW, Attest: Chairman. W. C. Doane, Auditor. (Official Seal) On motion board adjourned until 9:30 a. m., March 22, 1911. Wednesday, March 22, 1911. Board reconvened at 9:30 a. m. All members present. The annual reports of fees, emolu ments and gratuities for the year 1910, received by Otto Henschel, Frank Goulding, Robt. H. King, W. C. Doane, Jno. F. Petterson, Ole H. Uglem, F. C. Cater, O. S. Swennes and John Dalchow were examined by the board and on motion same were unanimously approved by the board. Petitions from voters of the towns of Milo, Page, Milaca, Bogus Brook, Borgholm and Hayland were pre sented to board asking for a redis ricting of the county into five new commissioners' districts. The peti tions were carefully considered by the board and on motion were laid over for further consideration and investi gation. The bids for the SWM of the NE^ of section nine in the town of Milo were then opened,and after being care fully considered by the board the fol lowing resolution was unanimously adopted by the board: RESOLUTION. Whereas, the following described real estate now the property of Mille Lacs county, Minnesota, to-wit: The southwest quarter (sw^) of the north east quarter (ne4 of section nine (9), township thirty-seven (37) north, range twenty-seven (27) west, in said Mille Lacs county, has been duly ad vertised for sale And whereas, the bid of L. S. Libby to pay $665 cash on delivery of deed for said real estate is, in the judg ment of the county board, the best bid received Be it therefore resolved, that said real estate be sold to said L. S. Libby for the said sum of $665 cash and that the chairman of the county board and the county auditor of said county exe cute the warranty deed of said county for said property and deliver the same to the said S. Libby upon receipt of the above stated consideration. And be it further resolved, that the county treasurer shall upon receipt of the purchase price of said real es tate credit said amount to the county poor farm fund and that said amount of money shall be applied on the pur chase price of a county poor farm and for no other purpose. On motion board took a recess until 1:30 p. m. Board reconvened at 1:30 p. m., with all members present. On motion duly made and unani mously carried the plat of the town site of Izatys was accepted, approved and ordered placed on file with the register of deeds. Plat of the re-survey of section,^ in the town of Princeton, as submitted by County Surveyor Chapman, was unanimously approved and accepted by the board. On motion the following com missioners were appointed to act as the Poor Farm committee: Swennes, Sholin and Cater. The following report of the county board of audit was presented to the board and carefully examined and on motion duly made the same was ap proved by a unanimous vote of the hoard and ordered published as re quired by law. To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners, Mille Lacs County, Minn. Gentlemen: The undersigned Board of Audit of said Mille Lacs county met at the office of the county treasurer of said county on the 15th day of March, 1911, for the purpose of examining and auditing the accounts, books and vouchers of Otto Henschel, treasurer at said'county, and to count and as certain the kind, description and ^^i^^^^^^tt"' iiilits THE PHOTOSHOP UOTajTl amount of funds in the county treasury and belonging thereto. We respectfully make the following report thereon: balance in treasury July 18th, 1910 (date of last report) $40,793 Refundment by Hayland and Isle Harbor townships 869 Treasurer's receipts from July 13th, 1910, to March 15th, 1911. From tax collections $47,017 collections on public lands. 1,832 priyate redemption 1,861 int. on county funds 807 fines and licenses.. 1,739 ditch assessments. 468 miscellaneous 341 school apportionment and state aid 17,946 mort. reg. tax 1.103 Total balance and receipts Disbursements from July 13th, 1910, 15th, 1911: Paid orders on Revenuefund Poor fund Paid warrants on Private redemption fund Road and bridge fund Hunters'licenses General ditch fund Town funds School district fund State taxes Collections from public lands.. Incidental fund Inebriate hospital fund. 42 64 8113,301.14 to March Sll,032.12 3.020.67 1,369.90 5,181.79 128.70 432.00 13,668.43 30,160.80 5,086.45 6,235.11 136.57 42.00 Total disbursements 876,494.54 Bank deposits and cash on hand (to balance): Cash in safe and drawer $36.30 Cash items, checks, money orders 398.13 Deposited in First National Bank, Princeton 25,872.17 Princeton State Bank.. 1,500.00 Security State Bank. Princeton 1,560.00 First National Bank of Milaca 1,500.00 Milaca State Bank 1.500.00 First State Bank of Onamia 1,500.00 Soo State Bank of Wah kon 1,500.00 Foreston State Bank... 1,500.00 Total funds.... $36,806.60 Respectfully submitted this 15th day of March. 1911. W. C. DOANE, County Auditor. JOHN DALCHOW, Chm. Board Co. Com. ROBT H. KING. Clerk Dist. Court. On motion duly made the following resolution was unanimously adopted by the board: RESOLUTION. Whereas, applications have been duly made in writing to the board of county commissioners of Mille Lacs county, Minnesota, by the hereinafter named residents of said county, stat ing under oath that certain meadows owned by said applicants were burned by forest fires during the year 1910 and stating the number of acres that each applicant intends to sow to grass seed in the season of 1911 and the number of pounds of various grass seeds necessary to sow such ground And whereas, such applications have been duly filed with the county auditor of said county and the re quired published notice of the meeting of said board to hear and consider said applications, has been duly given And, whereas, said board did duly meet at said time and place as speci fied in said published notice and did carefully consider, examine and in quire into the merits of each of said applications, be it therefore Resolved, that in the opinion of the board of county commissioners of Mille Lacs county, Minnesota, the following named residents and land owners of said county are entitled to the number of pounds of various grass seeds set opposite their respec tive names, for the purpose of sowing lands burned over during the year 1910, to-wit: Name Timothy Clover Red top G. H. Carr 80 lbs. 30 lbs. Frank Strom 17 do 17 lbs. 17 do Geo. M. Coltan... 17 do 17 do J7 do E.F.Pri ce 10 do 25 do 30 do E. R. Westerberg.. 84 do 84 do FredC. Brocker.. 30 do 30 do Calvin Bezanson. 84 do 84 do N. J. Johnson 40 do 40 do E. A. Springer 56 do Olof J. Bergman.. 40 do 40 do Nels Monson 48 do 48 do Lars Mattson 30 do 30 do 150 do A. P. Eneroth 120 do 120 do 50 do L. K. Dann 100 do 120 do 100 do Y. G. Martin 24 do 28 do Andrew Broden. 100 do 50 do H. P. Hanson 144 do 72 do 84 do A. J. Boynton 48 do 48 do Carl Olson 43 do 45 do Ole Amundson... JO do 30 do 10 do Josephine ohanson 25 do 25 do 25 do Win. Neumann 20q.ts. 20 qts. R. S. Shaw 40 do 40 do Theo. Forester... 5 do 15 qts. C. A. Raiche 7 do 21 do H. C. Harrington 40 do 40 do Hans Piehl 30 do 10 lbs. 00 do Harold Mudgett.... 35 do 70qts- 35 do Frank Baker 72 lbs. 96 lbs. Hans Thompson 72 do 96 do Jacob Van Rhee 25 do 25 do 25 lbs. Nils B. Berg 50 do 50 do 50 do D. F. Magee 1% bu. 2bu. 3bu. August Olson.. 40 lbs. 40 lbs. 40 lbs- T. T. Menes 35 do 35 do 'JO do Chas. Pearson 20 do 10 do 40 do Magnus Sjodin 20 do 30 do 30 do John Knutson 30 do 40 do GO do Anna LaMoreaux.. 20 do 20 do 20 do Lars Erickson. 30 da 30 do 30 do N. P. Pearson 25 do 30 do 20 do A. Nilson... 10 do 30 do 40 do Fred Berglm 40 do 30 do 50 do Total Timothy 1543 lbs. 6 toa. 26 qts. Total Clover 1503 lbs. 4 bu. 38 qts. Total. Redtop 1059 lbs. 9 bu. 34 qts The following claims against the county were audited and allowed in amounts as follows: Milaca Hospital, care and treatment of And. Stark $30 00 N. W. Hospital, care and treatment of Chas. Plovatich 72 00 Onamia Lbr. & Merc. Co., goods for Chas. Plovatich 10 41 M. A. Owen, goods for E. B. Mayo- 10 00 Minnie Simpson, board and care of jas. Streeter 12 00 Dahlgren Bros., goods for W. R. Prince 10 00 D. Flowers, goods for Mrs. Willets 11 98 Bock Mercantile Co., goods for A. Holmquist for 3 months SO 00 Chas. Walker, care ot Thos. Pitmo'n for83days 4150 Princeton Merc. Co., fuel and goods for Mrs. Paul Johnson 10 00 Wm. Rodeck, digging grave for Geo." W, Ball 4 00 Carl Anderson, goods for Clara'Soni berg J5.49 Allen's Dept. Store, goods for John Peterson JQ QQ Wahkon L. &, Hdw. Co., coffin 'for "G'.'W". BaU OQ QQ Osoar Werner, goods for Victor Sjodin 10 00 Henry Uglem, goods for Peter Dejarlais for 3 months 30 00 Nelson & Aleckson, board' and iodeins for Chas. Plochtih...... 7c Chas. L. Freer, clothing furnished James Streeter 19 55 Carl Anderson, goods for Jennie Roman 5 '.fi Carl Anderson, gooas for Jennie Roman 5.00 August Eichmiller, Livery for Harry Johnson QQ H. P. Bacon, coroner's expense, case of T. J. Abqott 5 80 Chas. A. Dickey, drawing jurors for April term 3 QQ Louis F. Dow Co., assessment''roll paper $Q Fritz & Cross, blank will'"record's "for Judge of Probate 05 nn Security B. B. Ptg. Co., supplies "for clerk of court.... tq on Security B. B. Ptgl Co..''Supplies''for Coroner Deeds and Auditor 7 85 Booth & Son, supplies fo sheriff 3 20 Brown. Treacy, 2.1 0 Princeton Union suppliers and printing 22.9 0 Princeto Union Printin, Com'r pro ceedings Dec 1910 n ne Tri-Stete T. & T.k 'telephones' and tolls & Co. supplies' for treasurer's" office 6715 0 iCo.,." eJ?' cler r.B 2 oho w' 3 gQ services on board of audit. s'*i?'^ %L'J" 15.00 THTTBStoAT, MABOM 30, 1*11. JMJ. Doane, services on board of audit 15.00 Boot. H. King, services board of audit 15.00 Princeton Union, printing, publishing and supplies, 55.75 Princeton Union. publishing com'rs proceedings Jan., 1911 27.35 Harry Van De Reit. hauling steel for Milo bridge 6.C0 Hewett Bridge Co., contract price of Milo bridge 1000 00 Robt. H. King," "clerk's" "fee's" on"delin quent tax list 1911 130.00 S. L. Kennedy, surveyor's expense and fees Section22, Milo...... 20.75 Frank Betzler, re-survey of Section 10, Greenbush 5.25 aiDD RoDertson. re-survey of Section 10, Greenbush 8.75 Edmund Young, re-survey of Section 10, Greenbush 3.00 S. L1 Kennedy, re-survey of Section 10. Greenbush. 50.30 Wm. Hartman, re-survey of Section 10, Greenbush 15.75 Kicnard Jaemcke, re-survey of Section ,4, Princeton 4.00 Evens Hdw. Co., re-survey of Section 4, Princeton (.markers) 4.05 Edmund Young, re-survey of Section 4, Princeton (livery) 3.00 August Schmidt, re -survey of Section 4, Princeton 5.85 Henry Schmidt, re-survey of Section 4, Princeton 20.00 Claus Lindquist, resurvey Of Section 3, Greenbush 9.75 Edmund Young, re-survey of Section 3, Greenbush (livery) 3.00 John Westling, road work in Com. Dist. No. 3 25.00 Harold Mudgett, road work in Com. Dist.No.4 34 00 C. A. Raiche, road work in Com. Dist. No. 2 6.00 Lars Mattson, road work in Com. Dist. No. 5 98.80 Harry Shockley, Sheriff's fees on scoool petition 7.20 Harry Shockley, postage for Sheriff's office.1910 6.00 Ole H. Uglem, mileage to and from board meeting 1.40 John Dalchow, mileage to and from board meeting 1.20 Carl Sholin, mileage to and from board meeting 4.20 O. S. Swennes, mileage to and from board meeting 12.00 All other claims were either laid over or rejected. On motion board adjourned until April 25th, 1911. JOHN DALCHOW, Chairman, Board of County Com missioners, Mille Lacs County, Minn. Attest: W. C. Doane, County Auditor and Ex-officio Clerk of Board. (Official Seal) THE COTTON INDUSTRY. Alexander Hamilton Foresaw Its Im portance !n This Country. There exists in the archives of one of the oldest among the cotton spin ning families in northern New Jersey a long letter from a banker of New York addressed to Alexander Hamilton when he was secretary of the treasury. The banker had heard that Hamilton purposed to build a cotton mill at Pat erson, N. J. This project the banker condemned and stated that it was the opinion of all the merchants in New York whom he knew that not in a hun dred years would the cotton milling business in the United States employ 200. Hamilton went ahead and planned the industrial town he named Paterson and also planned and financed a com pany for developing a water power and for financing corporations thereat Hamilton's original company, known as the Society For Useful Manufac tures, exists to this day at Paterson. The agent whom Hamilton sent to England to buy cotton mill machinery was instructed to have it "knocked down" and placed in small boxes that were to be marked "Bibles For the Moravians of Pennsylvania." It was at that time against the laws of Eng land to ship any kind of industrial ma chinery out of the kingdom. Hamil ton's brother and two of his agents were caught trying to ship the cotton mill machinery to Paterson, and they were imprisoned for ten months.Cot ton. Waldo and the Pickled Peppers. "Now. dearie." said the nurse. "I want you to learn this nice little poem about 'Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.'" "Shan't!" answered the Boston child, much in the manner of other children. "Oh, naughty, naughty! Why, Wal do, why won't you learn this pretty poem?" "For two reasons," answered Waldo. "In the first place, the alliteration of the line you quote is so excessive as to destroy any literary finish that such adventitious aids to metrical composi tion might lend if used more sparing ly. And, in the second place, consider the impossibility of picking peppers which have already been pickled. The whole thing is beneath the attention of any intelligent person."Boston Trav eler. Hunting on Treacherous Soil. Snipe shooting on an Irish bog is an excellent test of a gunner's skill and enthusiasm. An experienced bog shooter if be finds himself going down throws himself flat on his side or back and at the same time throws his gun to his attendant, generally an unshod "gossoon," who rarely fails to catch it The sensation of being bogged is very unpleasant, but if a man throws himself on his side or back there Is strength enough in the peat to sup port his body."Forty-five Years of Sport." A Great Wheel. Laxey, in the Isle of Man, is the headquarters of the lead mines of the island. It is celebrated also for its great wheel, which was erected in 3S54. Its diameter is seventy-two feet, and so splendidly is it set that there is no oscillation, and it has been going practically ever since its erection. Twice Too Much. "Two heads are better than one." quoted the wise guy. "I find one quite enough the morn ing after," replied the simple mug. Philadelphia Record. Consistent. ClaraI see Cynthia has decorated her room with guns, pistols, swords and the like. CoraYes she always has been a great girl for having arms aooBSMs* LusciousTree-Ripened Fruit It is not sufficient to know that oranges are the most healthful of all fruits. It is quite as important to know the kind of oranges that are most healthful and most palatable. The very finest California oranges are now packed under the label "Sunkist." Please serve "Sunkist" oranges at breakfast tomorrow and learn the superiority of tree-ripened, seedless, fiberless oranges over the commonplace kind. Don*t fail to save Vie wrappers. There is so much "meat" and nourishment in "Sunkist" oranges and so little waste that, in addi tion to their extra fine flavor and goodness, they are really the most economicaloranges. oranges to buythick-skinneduyonwhe.yen a Pithy, a "Sunkist" Lemons Juiciest v?"Jc was & ice Yo ?if1 Kv i.i^,? S er \Z fSLS011t11M ^u&2!i Po S as av Sunkist" Lemons and note how uniformly sound each one is, and what a smaU percent age is skin and fiber. Gete This Valuablee Orange Spoon !2 "Sunkist" orang (or lemon) wrappers and send them to ns, with 12cents to pay charges, packing, etc., and we will present you with a genu ine Rogers Orange Spoon, of beautifupremiums. le design and highest quality. Begin saving wrappers today. If yon desire moreo thani one, send 12 ^Sunkist" wrap pers and 12 centas foire each additional spoon. In remit SSL* ?i valuable stamps when the amount is less neel Us ease sen l,T ttan 24 cents on amounts above 24 cents, we prefer money order express order or bank draft. Don't send cash. We wM beIriad We honor both (32) 0U i S ?P ^.jWT O i van*, urait uont sen a cash Sunkist" and Red BaU" wrappers for premiums. FELT SORRY FOR HIS MULE. But That Was Before the Grizzly Made His Attack. In a trip over the Sierra Nevadas a Californian took with him not only his favorite horse, but a mule named Billy. Billy was a large iron gray mule of the pack variety and had more than once made the trip. On the second day in the mountains Hie owner tethered Billy to a tree, al lowing him about twenty feet range where there was good feed, and then took a seat on a fallen tree not far away to eat his own lunch. He had finished his meal and was half dozing when suddenly the mule reared and snorted loudly. His owner sprang to his feet and looked about. Not ten feet off stood a huge grizzly bear, evidently with designs on the owner of the mule. That individual rushed for the nearest tree and made good time in climbing it. He was safe for the nonce, but how about Billy? How could the tethered mule defend himself? To his owner's surprise Billy dropped his head after a moment and resumed feeding as if oblivious of the grizzly's proximity. As for the bear, he stood Btill for several minutes, his eyes wan dering from the man in the tree to Billy. The mule's composed demeanor evidently puzzled him. By and by the grizzly started to make a circuit of the tree to which the mule was tethered. Billy continued to nib ble grass, but kept an eye on the ene my's movements. The bear emitted a series of deep growls, then opened his great mouth and disclosed two rows of ugly teeth. Slowly the great creature advanced upon the mule. Billy still continued to graze, his back toward the bear. Nearer came the grizzly and still near er. The mule stopped feeding. From his perch the Californian watched the scene with breathless interest. He felt sorry for his mule. Finally the bear stopped, rose on his hind quarters and prepared to strike. At that moment the mule, at whose stupidity his owner had wondered, sprang forward, and the grizzly's paws struck empty air. Then the man in the tree saw a gray form double itself into a ball and bound upward. It was the mule's turn. Out of that ball flew two iron shod hoofs, which shot back and forth with the regularity of piston rods, with a thump, thump, thump, against the body of the grizzly, which was com pietely off its guard. He was hit all overon his head, on his shoulder, on his side, on his back by those pile driving hind feet He fell in one direction, then in another, seeming utterly incapable of getting away, and when Billy stopped kicking the breath of life was gone from the bear's body. The mule had not a hair harmed, apparently, and after resting a bit re turned quietly to his feeding.Chicago Kecord-Herald. His Record Not Clear. Charles Smith, a jovial negro, was arraigned before Judge Fawcett in the county court. Brooklyn, on a minor Charge. "Smith," asked the court, "did yon ever commit a crime before?" The negro pondered for a moment "Well, yo* honah," he answered slow ly, "Ah can't zactly say, but Ah done got married onetime."New York Times. California Fruit Growers* Exchange 34 Clark Street Chicago, HL L. C. HUMMEL Dealer in Fresh and Salt Meats, Lard, Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. Both Telephones. Main Street, (Opposite Starch Factory.) Princeton, Minn. Smuggling In rtaiy. In no other country are the laws against smuggling so severe as in It aly. All the customs officials on the Swiss frontier are armed with car bines, and they are authorized to shoot any smuggler who seeks to evade them. Any peasant caught with even one pound of contraband tobacco Is sure of two years' imprisonment, be sides a ruinous fine. Still, many are found to run the risk, for the profits attached to smuggling are great A knapsack full of tobacco, cigars or salt safely landed yields a small for tune to the bearer, so heavy are the Italian tares upon these. The cus tom house officers cannot guard every point at once, and their movements are closely watched and reported by the people, who are all in league against them. A Misapplied Diminutive. The late Bishop William N. McVick ar of Rhode Island harbored a large soul in a body to match. He was a bachelor, whose sister kept house for him. On one occasion he telephoned to his tailor that he wished to have a pair of trousers pressed, and the tailor sent a boy to his residence to get them. The bishop's sister admitted the messenger and called upstairs, "Willie, the boy has come for your trousers." When her brother appeared the youth's astonished gaze traversed the prelate's impressive "corporosity" then he murmured: "Gee! Is that Willie?"Youth's Com panion. Coddling the Hippo. Writing in a London periodical, an Englishwoman begins the story of her African hunting trip with: "Hippos are usually killed in the wa ter, but a more humane method is to shoot them by moonlight when they come up on dry land to graze." Could anything be more considerate? The hippopotamus must positively en joy being shot by moonlight, especially when his feet are nice and dry.New York American. 1 Raising Geese. The raising of geese was a profitable occupation of farming in England years ago. and some farmers had flocks of 8,000 or 10,000. Each goose pro duced a shilling's worth of feathers every year and quills to the value of threepence. The quills were used for pens. Not Necessarily. "The face is the index of the mind. st is said." "Oh, I don't know. Because a wo man's face is made up is no sign that her mind is."Toledo Blade. It is easier to find a thousand re eruits than one general Plenty of Company. "Yes, she went crazy over bridge.** "A sad case." "Oh, no great harm done. They pnt her in a fashionable sanitarium, and she is playing a better game than ever now."Washington Herald. The Last Hole. FiggThat was a migaty appropri ate text the parson took for poor Brassie's funeral sermon. FoggWhat was it? Figg"He has finished his course."Boston Transcript Happiness is not the end of lifer character is.-Beecher.