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Proposed
Amendments
-TO THE-
Constitution
-OF-
Minnesota
-BY-
The Legislature
GeneralSession
191 1
And a Ratification of the
Tax On Gross Ear
nings Of Rail-
roads
PROPOSED
-BY THE--
Extra Session
O 1912
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL.
St. Paul, Minn., July 3, 1912.by
frfon. Julius A. Schmahl,
Secretary of State,
Capitol.
SIR:
AB required by Section 25 of the
Revised Laws, and Amendment, I
have the honor to furnish you
herewith a statement of the pur
poses and effects of the respec
tive amendments to the Constitu
tion of the State of Minnesota,
proposed by the Legislature of
1811, which are to be submitted to
the electors of this State at the
general election in 1912.
I have also furnished a state
ment of the purposes and effect of
the law proposed by the Legisla
ture at the extra session of 1912,
known as Chapter 9, Laws of 1912,
relating to the taxation of railroad
companies, which, under the Con
stitution of the State, must be sub
mitted to a vote of the people of
the State, and be adopted and
ratified by a majority of the elect
ors of the State voting at the
election, before such Chapter 9
shall take effect or be in force.
AMENDMENT NO. I.
Increased Road Fund.
Chapter 390 of tbe General Laws of
"Minnesota for 1911, proposes to the peo
ple of this state, for their approval
or rejection, an amendment to Section
16 of Article 9, of the Constitution.
This Section now reads as follows:
"Section 16. For the purpose of
lending aid in the construction and
improvement of public highways
and bridges, there is hereby creat
ed a fund, to be known as the 'state
road and bridge fund,' said fund
shall include all moneys accruing
from the income derived from
investments in the internal improve
ment land fund, or that may here
after accrue to said fund, and shall
also include all funds accruing to
any state road and bridge fund,
however provided.
"The legislature is authorized to
add to such fund, for the purpose of
constructing or improving roads
and bridges of this state, by pro
viding, in its discretion, for an
annual tax levy upon the property
of this state of not to exceed in
any year one-fourth of one
mill on all the taxable property
within the state.
"Provided, that no county shall
receive in any year more than
three (3) per cent or less than one
half of one (1) per cent of
tbe total fund thus provided and
expended during such year and
provided, further, that in no case
shall more than one-half of the
cost of constructing or improving
any road or bridge be paid by the
state from such fund."
This Section, if amended, will read
as follows:
"Section 16. For the purpose of
lending aid In the construction and
Improvement of public highways
and bridge*, there is hereby created
a fund, to be known as the 'state
road and bridge fund,' said fund
snail include all moneys accruing
from the income derived from
?j X^WSOWM
Investments in the internal improve
ment land fund, or that may here
after acorue to said fund, and shall
also include all funds accruing to
any state road and bridge fund,
however provided.
"The legislature is authorized to
add to such fund, for the purpose
of constructing or Improving roads
and bridges of this state, by provid
ing, in its discretion, for any an
nual tax levy upon the property of
this state of not to exceed in a.ny
year one mill on all the taxable
property within the state. Provided,
that no county shall receive in any
year more than three (3) per cent
or less than one-half of one
(1) per cent of the total fund thus
provided and expended during such
year."
PURPOSE AND EFFECT. The appro
val of this amendment Trill authorise
the Legislature to levy, In Its discre
tion, a one mill tax upon all the prop*
erty of this state for the benefit of the
roads and bridges therein and trill
repeal certain limitations as to the
amount which may be paid by the state
for such roads and bridges.
The present constitution authorises
the Legislature to add to the road and
bridge fund by providing, In Its, discre
tion for an annual tax levy upon the
property of this state not to exceed one
fourth of one (1) mill, while the
amendment permits the Lea-tslature, In
its discretion, to provide for an annual
tax levy of one (1) mill on all taxable
property within the state.
The present constitution provides that
In no case shall more than one-half
of the cost of constructing or
Improving any road or bridge be paid
by the state from such fund. The
amendment proposes to remove the lim
itation which now exists in the consti
tution as to the amount which the state
may pay for such fund towards the
cost of constructing or repairing any
road or bridge and leaves the 'whole
management of such fund to be provid
ed for by law, as the Legislature shall
deem wise.
AMENDMENT NO. II.
Insurance of Crops.
By this amendment It Is proposed to
add an entirely new section to Article
Of the Constitution, to be known as
Section 17, and which shall read as
followsI
"The legislature may provide for
the payment by the State of Minne
sota of damages to growing crops
by hail and wind, or either, and
to provide a fund for that purpose.
Including the necessary expenses of
giving effect to this act, may im
pose a specific tax upon lands the
owners of which, at their option,
have listed the same with county
auditors for that purpose, and no
Samages
ayment shall be made of any such
except from the fund so
provided."
PURPOSE AND EFFECT. This amend
ment, if adopted, will authorise the
state to act in the collection and dis
bursements of a fund for the payment
of damages to growing- crops by hall
or wind, or either. This fund Is to be
created and maintained by a specific
tax Imposed by the legislature upon the
lands of such persons only as shall
voluntarily list the same with their
respective county auditors for ihat pur
pose. Under It, there could be no tax
for such purpose Imposed on the lands
of any owner who does not consent
thereto. The legislature Is also author
ized to Include In the fund to be raised
taxation of such listed lands the
necessary expenses of administration of
the law. The adoption of the amend
ment will authorize the legislature to
direct that the taxing: machinery of the
state be used to levy and collect the tax
necessary to raise such fund, and to
provide for the disbursement of same by
the officers of the state but any pay
ments to be made by the state by reason
of damage by hall or wind will have to
be made from such fund, and from no
other. In the settlement of any such
damages, the state would assume no
liability beyond the amount of such
fund and could not further be rendered
liable. PROPOSED LAW RE-
LATING TO THE TAX-
ATION OF RAILROAD
PROPERTIES.
CHAPTER 9, LAWS OF 1912.
AN ACT providing for the taxation of
railroad properties, the collection
and times of payment of such tax
and repealing acts inconsistent
therewith.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of
the State of Minnesota.
Section 1. Every railroad com
pany owning or operating any line
of railroad situated within, or
partly within this state, shall, dur
ing the year 1913, and annually
thereafter, pay into the treasury
of this state, in lieu of all taxes
and assessments, upon all property
within this state, owned or opera
ted for railway purposes, by such
company, including equipment, ap
purtenances, appendages and fran
chises thereof, a sum of money
equal to five per cent of the gross
earnings derived from the opera
tion of such line of railway with
in this state.
On or before August 15, 1913,
and annually thereafter, each such
railroad company shall make, ac
cording to law, a true and just re
turn of all such gross earnings for
the six months ending June 30th,
next preceding, and the said tax of
five per centum thereon shall be
come due and be payable to the
State of Minnesota In manner pro
vided by law, on September 1st*
next thereafter.
On or before February 15, 1914,
and annually thereafter, each such
railroad company shall make, ac
cording to law, a true and just re
turn of all such gross earnings for
the six months ending December
31st next preceding-, and said tax
of five per centum thereon shall
become due and payable to the
State of Minnesota in manner pro
vided by law, on March 1st next
thereafter and the payment of
such sums at the times hereinbe
fore set forth shall be in full and
in lieu of all other taxes and as
sessments upon the property and
franchises so taxed provided noth
ing in this act shall be construed
as modifying any agreement enter
d Into between any municipality
Within the state and any railroad
company relating to the payment
of local taxes or assessments.
The lands acquired by public
grant shall be and remain exempt
from taxation until sold or con
tracted to be sold or conveyed as
provided in the respective acta
whereby such grants were made or
recognised.
JfiM^S5W3 THE PRINCETON TTNION: THUBSDAT, OCTOBER 24, 1912.
we. 2. The term "the
earnings orlved from the opera
tion
of*such lineaof
railway within
&1 state. used in Sectio
V,this act is hereby declared ana
shall be construed to mean, all
earnings on business beginning
and ending
withinethn
state, and a
Proportionh based upo the propor
tion p0ft the mileage within the
SzSi6
entir mileage over
which such business is done, of
earnings on all interstate business
Passing through, into or out of the
state.
Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts
not inconsistent herewith, regulat
ing the payment, collection, time
pf payment, enforcement or reports
involving the amount of taxes up
on the gross earnings of railroad
companies within this state or pro
viding penalties for the non-pay
ment of such taxes, are hereby
made applicable to this act so far
as may be, and all acts and parts
of acts Inconsistent with the pro
visions of this act are hereby re
pealed.
Sec. 4. Upon failure to pay the
amount of such taxes legally due,
upon the respective dates hereinbe
fore set forth, collection thereof
may be enforced in addition to ex
isting remedies in a civil action
brought in the name of the State
of Minnesota in the district court
of any county.
Sec. 6. Before any railroad com
pany shall be heari to contest or
continue to contest the validity of
this act or any part thereof, such
railroad company shall as a condi
tion precedent thereto, pay into
the treasury of the State of Min
nesota the amount of taxes due or
payable from such railroad com
pany under the existing tax laws
of this state.
Sec. 6. This act shall be sub
mitted to the people of this state
for their approval or rejection at
the next general election for the
Tear 1912.
The secretary of state shall
cause to be printed in bold type
upon the ballot used in voting for
state officers or upon a separate
ballot, if so provided by law at
the said election, in manner con
formable with the requirements of
the general election law, the
words, "For increasing the gross
earnings tax of railroad companies
from four to five per cent, and pro
viding for the payment of the gross
earnings tax semi-annually.
Yes. No..
And each vcter voting at such
election shall designate his vote by
a. cross mark made opposite one or
the other of the words "Yes" or
No" and the said election shall in
all respects, conform, as far as
may be, to the requirements of the
general election law, and the re
turns of said election shall be
made, canvassed and certified, and
the results thereof declared in the
manner provided by law for return
ing, certifying and canvassing
votes cast for state officers.
Approved June 15, 1912.
PURPOSE AND EFFECT. The law
now In force relating to the taxation of
railroad properties Is Chapter 253, Laws
of 1903, ratified by the people at the
general election of 1904. The only lan
guage of the proposed law of 1919
which differs from the old law of 1903
Is set forth above In bold-faced type.
Under the present law, the taxes upon
railroad property are computed at the
rate of four per cent upon the gross
earnings of the company owning or op
erating the same. The purpose of
this new law Is to change that rate
from four per cent to five per cent and
to make the taxes payable semi-an
nually on March 1st and September 1st
of each year, Instead of annually, as
under the existing law.
AMENDMENT NO. III.
Mortgage Loans to State.
This amendment, if adopted, will per
mit the permanent school and univer
sity fund of the state to be Invested In
first mortgage loans upon Improved
and cultivated farm lands of the State.
This amendment would change Section
6, Article 8, of the Constitution, which
now reads as follows
"The permanent school and uni
versity fund of this state may be
invested in the bonds of any coun
ty, school district, city, town or
village of this state, but no such
investment shall be made until
approved by the board of commis
sioners designated by law to regu
late the investment of the perman
ent school fund and the perman
ent university fund of this state
nor shall such loan or investment
be made when the bonds to be is
sued or purchased would make the
entire bonded indebtedness exceed
fifteen per cent of the assessed
valuation of the taxable real prop
erty of the county, school district,
city, town or village issuing such
bonds nor shall such loans or in
debtedness be made at a lower rate
of interest than three per cent per
annum, nor for a shorter period
than five years, nor for a longer
period than twenty years, and no
change of the town, school dis
trict, city, village or of county
lines shall relieve the real prop
erty in such town, school district
county, village or city in this state
at the time of the issuing of such
bonds from any liability for tax
ation to pay such bonds."
So as to read as follows:
"Section 6. The permanent school
and university fund of this state
may be invested in the bonds of
any county, school district, cltv
town or village of this state, and
in first mortgage loans secured up
on improved and cultivated farm
lands of this state. But no such
improvement shall be made until
approved by the board of commis
sioners designated by law to regu
late the investment of the per
manent school fund and the per
manent university fund of this
state nor shall such loan or invest
ment be made when the bonds to be
issued or purchased would make
the entire bonded indebtedness ex
ceed 15 per cent of the assessed
valuation of the taxable real
property of the county, school dis
trict, city, town or village issulne
such bonds nor shall any farm
loan or investment be made when
such investment or loan would ex
ceed 30 per cent of the actual cash
value of the farm land mortgaged
to secure said investment- nor shall
such loans or indebtedness be made
at a lower rafe of interest than
3 per cent per annum, nor for a.
shorter period than five years nor
for a longer period than twentv
years, and no change of the town
school district, city. village Ar
county lines shall relieve the real
property in such town, school dis
trict, county, village or city in
this state at the time of issuing of
such bonds from any liability for
taxation to pay such bonds."
PURPOSE AND EFFECT. The pres
ent constitution authorises the Invest
ment of the permanent school and uni
versity funds of this state in the bonds
of any county, school district, city,
town or village of this state. This
amendment, if adopted, will permit, la
addition to the foregoing Investments,
said school and university funds to be
Invested also in first mortgage loans
secured upon Improved and cultivated
farm lands of this state.
P1
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AMENDMENT NO. IV.
Commission Form of Munic
ipal Government.
By this Amendment It Is proposed to
amend Section 36 of Article 4 of the
Constitution, which now reads as fol
lowsi
"Any city or village in this state
may frame a charter for its own
Koyernment as a city consistent
with ansd subject to the laws of this
b3
Per
follows: Th legislature
a
snail provide, under such restric
tions_ as it deems proper, for a
board of fifteen freeholders, who
shall shall be and for the past five
years shall have been qualified vot
ers-thereof,
befappointed
?istfict
the
judgeo the judicialy dis
trict in which the city or village
is situated, as the legislature may
determine for a term in no event to
exceed six years, which board shall,
within six months after its ap
pointment, return to the chief mag
istrate of said city or village a,,
draft of said charter, signed by the
members of said board, or a ma
jority thereof. Such charter shall
be submitted to the qualified vot
ers of such city or village at the
next election thereafter, and if
four-sevenths of the qualified vot
ers voting at such election shall
ratify the same it shall, at the
end of thirty days thereafter, be
come the charter of such city or
village as a city, and supersede
any existing charter and amend
ments thereof Provided, that in
crtles having patrol limits now
established, such charter shall re
Quire a three-fourths majority vote
of the qualified voters voting at
such election to change the patrol
limits noweestablished. Before any
city shallh incorporate under this
act the legislature shall prescribe
general limits within
la
which such charter shall be framed.
Duplicate certificates shall he
made setting forth the charter pro
posed and its ratification, which
shall be signed by the chief mag
istrate of said city or village and
authenticated by its corporate seal.
One of said certificates shall be de
posited in the office of the secre
tary of state, and the other, after
being recorded in the office of tbe
register of deeds for the county in
which such city or village lies,
shall be deposited among the ar
chives of such city or village, and
all courts shall take judicial notice
thereof. Such charter so deposited
may be amended by proposal there
for made by aboard of fifteen com
missioners aforesaid, published for
at least thirty days in three news
papers of general circulation in
such city or village, and accepted
by three-fifths of the qualified vot
ers of such city or village voting
at the next election and not other
wise but such charter shall always
be in harmony with and subject to
the constitution and laws of the
btate of Minnesota. The legislature
may prescribe the duties of the
commission relative to submitting
amendments of charter to the vote
pf the people, and shall provide
that upon application of five per
cent of the legal voters of any
such city or village, by written
petition, such commission shall
submit to the vote of tKe people
roposed amendments to such char
set forth in said petition. The
board of freeholders above provid
ed for shall be permanent, and all
the vacancies by death, disability to
perform duties, resignation or re
moval from the corporate limits, or
expiration of term of office, shall
be filled by appointment in the same
manner as the original board was
created, and said board shall al
ways contain its full complement
of members. It shall be a feature
of all such charters that there shall
be provided, among other things,
for a mayor, or chief magistrate
and a legislative body of either one
or two houses if of two houses, at
least one of them shall be elected
by general vote of the electors. In
submitting any such charter or
amendment thereto to the qualified
voters of such city or village any
alternate section or article may be
presented for the choice of the
voters, and may be voted on separ
ately without prejudice to other
.articles or sections of the charter
or any amendments thereto. The
legislature may provide general
laws relating to affairs of cities, the
application of which may be limit
ed to cities of over fifty thousand
inhabitants, or to cities of fifty
and not less than twenty thousand
inhabitants, or to cities of twenty
and not less than ten thousand
Inhabitants, or to cities of ten
thousand Inhabitants or less, which
shall apply equally to all such cities
of either class, and which shall be
paramount while in force to the
provisions relating to the same
matter included in the local char
ter herein provided for. But no
loca' charter, provision or ordin
ance passed thereunder shall super
sede any general law of the state
defining or punishing crimes or
misdemeanors." So that said Section 36 of Article 4
f the State Constitution shall read as
follows*
"Section 36. Any city or village
In this state may frame a charter
for its own government as a city,
consistent with and subject to the
laws of this states, as follows:
The legislature shall provide, un
der such restrictions as it deems
proper for a charter board of not
to exceed fifteen freeholders, who
shall be and for the past five years
shall have been qualified voters
thereof, to be appointed by the
Judges of the district court of the
judicial district in which the city or
village is situated as the legislature
may determine for a term in no
event to exceed six years, which
board shall within six months af
ter its appointment return to the
chief magistrate of said city or
village a draft of a proposed char
ter, signed by the members of said
board, or a majority thereof, and,
if the same be not ratified may
thereafter in like manner return
other draft or drafts of a proposed
charter until one thereof shall be
ratified as herein provided.
Such charter shall be submitted
to the qualified voters of such city
or village at the next general or
special election thereafter, and If a
majority of the qualified voters vot
ing at such election shall ratify
the same, it shall, at the end of
thirty days thereafter, or at such
other time, if any, as shall be speci
fied therein, become the charter of
such city or village as a city and
supersede any existing charter and
amendments thereof provided that
In cities having patrol limits now
established, such charter shall re
quire a three-fourths majority vote
of the qualified voters voting at
such election to change the patrol
limits now established.
Duplicate certificates shall be
made setting forth the charter pro
posed and its ratification, which
shall be signed by the chief magis
trate of said city or village and
authenticated by Its corporate seal.
One of said certificates shall be
deposited in the office of the secre
tary of state and the other, after
being recorded in the office of the
register of deeds for the county in
which such city or village lies,
shall be deposited among the ar
chives of such city or village, and
all courts shall take judicial notice
thereof.
Such charter so deposited may be
amended, or revised, by proposal
therefor made by said board and
accepted by a majority of the quali
fied voters of such city or village
voting at the next general or spe
cial election thereafter but such
charter shall always be in harmony
with and subject to the constitu
tion and laws of the State of Min
nesota. The legislature may pre
scribe the duties of said board rel
ative to submitting amendments of
such charter to the vote of the peo
ple and shall provide that upon ap
{)lication of ter. per cent of the
egal voters of any such city or vil
lage by written petition, such board
shall submit to the vote of the peo
ple proposed amendments to such
charter set forth In said petition.
The board above provided for,
shall be permanent and all vacan
cies by death, disability to perfonm
duties, resignation or removal from
tne corporate limits, or expiration
of term of office, shall be filled by
appointment in the same manner as
the original board was created, and
said board shall always contain its
full complement of members.
Any such charter or any amend
ment or revision thereof may pro
vide for the commission form of
government having legislative and
administrative powers,' or it may
provide for a mayor or chief magis
trate, and a legislative body of
either one or two houses and, if
of two houses, at least one of them
shall be elected by a general vote
of the electors, or it may provide
for any other plan or system of
municipal government provided
that the plan or form of govern
ment so adopted shall not violate
the constitution of the state as
hereby amended.
In submitting any such charter
or amendment thereto, or revision
thereof to the qualified voters of
such city or village, any alternative
section or article may be presented
for the choice of the voters and may
.voted on separately without
Prejudice to other article's or sec
tions of the charter, or any amend
ments thereto or revision thereof.
The legislature may provide gen
eral laws relative to affairs of
cities, the application of which may
he limited to cities of over fifty
thousand inhabitants, or to cities of
nfty thousand and not less than
twenty thousand inhabitants, or to
cities of twenty thousand and not
less
tesn thousandthousand
inhabitants,
tthan citie of ten in
habitants or less, which shall ap
ply equally to all cities of either
class, or if so specified In the law,
to all cities in either such class not
having charters adopted pursuant
to this amendment, but no general
law limited to one or more of said
classes of cities shall apply to any
city existing under a charter framed
under this section of the consti
tution unless such general law shall
be made applicable to such city by
a declaration, therein, naming the
city. Such laws shall be paramount
while in force to the provisions re
lating to the same matter included
in the local charter herein provided
for.
The legislature shall enact any
and all laws necessary or proper
to carry into effect the provisions
of this amendment, and shall pre
scribe by law the general limits
within which such charter shall be
framed. No local charter, provision
or ordinance passed thereunder
shall supersede any general law of
the state defining or punishing
crimes or misdemeanors."
PURPOSE AND EFFECT. The pur
pose and object of this amendment fa
to permit cities already Incorporated
and villages desiring to be Incorporated
as cities to Include In their charters,
or by amendment or revision thereof,
a commission form of government hav
ing legislative and administrative pow
ers. The amendment sought enlarges
the power of such municipalities In
framing their own charters, reserving
to the legislature, however, the author
ity to prescribe the general limits
within which the said charters shall be
framed.
A commission form of city govern
ment Is generally understood to include
the following characteristic features
1. A small governing board 2. The
exercise of both legislative and admin
istrative duties by this board 3. The
division among the members of the
board of the administrative work of the
city by departments over which a single
member of the governing board of the
city has control 4. The election of the
members of the governing board by all
of the voters of the city and not by
wards, precincts or districts. 5. The
adoption of methods of direct popular
control over the action and the con
tinuance In office of the members of the
governing board.
2
AMENDMENT NO. V.
County Superintendents of
Schools.
By this Amendment It Is sought to
enlarge the provisions of Section 7, of
Article 7, of the Constitution, which
Section now reads as follows:
"Section 7. Every person who by
the provisions of this article shall
be entitled to vote at any election
shall be eligible to any office which
now is, or hereafter shall be, elec
tive by the people in the district
wherein he shall have resided
thirty days previous to such elec
tion, except as otherwise provided
in this constitution, or the consti
tution and laws of the United
States."
So that It will read as follows
Section 7. Every person who by
the provisions of this article shall
be entitled to vote at any election
shall be eligible to any office which
now is, or hereafter shall be, elec
tive by the people in the district
wherein he shall have resided thirty
days previous to such election, ex
cept county superintendents of
schools who shall be required to
have educational and professional
qualifications to be determined by
the legislature, and except as other
wise provided in the constitution.
or the constitution and laws of the
United States."
PURPOSE AND EFFECT. The pur
pose and effect of this amendment Is to
authorise the legislature to require edu
cational and professional qualifications,
In addition to all the other qualifica
tions now required by law, for
anyand
person seeking the office of County
Superintendent of Schools. As the Con
stitution now stands, any legal voter Is
eligible to the office of County Super
intendent of Schools.
AMENDMENT NO. VI.
State Senate.
Section 2 of Article 4 of the Consti
tution now reads .as follows:
"Section 2. The number of mem
bers who compose the senate and
house of representatives shall be
prescribed by law, but the repre
sentation in the senate shall never
exceed one men1
and
tier for every five
thousand inhabitants, and in the
house of representatives one mem
ber for every two thousand inhabi
tants. The representation in both
houses shall be apportioned equally
throughout the different sections of
the state, in proportion to the pop
ulation thereof, exclusive of Indians
not taxable under the provisions of
law."
It is proposed to substitute therefor
the following:
"Section 2. Number of members
The senate shall be composed of
sixty-three (63) members, and the
house of representatives shall be
composed of such number of mem
bers as may be prescribed by law
The representation in both houses
shall be apportioned as nearly eaual
as practicable, throughout the dif
ferent sections of the state in
proportion to the population there
of, exclusive of Indians not tax
able under the provisions of law
Provided, however, that a countv
may be divided into several leeis
lative
districtst,nsabut
no
any of the part thereofncountvever shall
constitute or be a part of more
than.
no
seve senators
mo
seven (7) senatorial districts
shall ever he apportioned to anv
one county."
PURPOSE AND EFFECT. The pur
pose and object of this amendment la
to limit the State senate to sixty-three
(OS) members and to prevent any one
county having more than seven (7) sen
ators.
Yours respectfully,
LYNDON A, SMITH,
Attorney General,
(First Pub. Oct. 1
Sale of Schoo land
Othe Stale Land
State of Minnesota, State Auditor's Office.
St. Paul. September. 30,1912.
Notice is hereby given that on November 7.
1912, at 10 o'clock am., in the office of the
county auditor at Princeton, Mille Lacs coun
ty, in the State of Minnesota, I will oiler for
sale certain unsold state lands, and also those
state lands which have reverted to the state by
reason of tbe non-papment of interest
Terms: Fifteen percent of tbe purchase
price and interest on tbe unpaid balance from
date of sale to June 1st, 1913. must be paid at
the time of sale. The balance of purchase
money is payable in whole or in part on or be
fore forty years from date of sale the rate of
Interest on the unpaid balance is four per cent
per annum, payable in advance on June 1st of
each year provided, the principal remains un
paid for ten years but if the principal is paid
within ten years from date of sale, the rate of
interest will he computed at five percent per
annum.
Appraised value of timber, if any. must also
be paid at time of sale.
Lands on which the interest is delinquent
may be redeemed at any time up the hour of
sale, or before resale to an actual purchaser.
All mineral rights are reserved by the laws
of the state.
Not more than 820 acres can be sold or con
tracted to be sold to any one purchaser.
Agents acting for purchasers must furnish
affidavit of authority. Appraisers' reports,
showing quality and kind of soil, arson file in
this office.
Lists of lands to be offered may be obtained
of the state auditor or the state commissioner
of immigration at St. Paul, and of the county
autltor at above address.
SAMUEL 6 IVERSON,
State Auditor.
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