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INCREASE NEARLY THREE MIL-
LION DURING BIENNIAL FISCAL
PERIOD JUST ENDED.
STATEMENT ISSUED BY PREUS
Proceeds From Sales of Lands Reach-
ing $14,876,186, Form Principal Ac-
cumulation Item Under Perma-
nent School Fund.
St. Paul. Minnesota State trust
funds now total $36,288,569.23, having
Increased $2,842,212 during the bien
nial fiscal period just ended, princi
pally through proceeds of sales of
timber, minerals and agricultural
lands, according to a statement issued
by State Auditor J. A. O. Preus. The
report shows the accumulations from
various sources in the past two years,
and the manner in which they have
A compilation by M. J. Desmond,
chief bookkeeper in the auditor's of
fice, of accumulations to date in the
various divisions of the permanent
trust funds contains these general
Bchool fund f26,411,796.46
University fund 1,647,059.50
Internal improvement land
Swamp land fund 5,328,325.35
Sorces of the accumulations are given
Agricultural land sales.. .$22,019,163.08
Pine, cedar, spruce and
tamarack timber 9,080,270.38
Iron ore lands 4,826,645.85
Profit on bonds 362,489.94
The statement shows by separate
funds the general items of accumula
tion and investments credited.
Principal Accumulation Item.
Proceeds from sales of lands, right
of way, etc., totaling $14,876,186.10,
form the principal accumulation item
under the permanent school fund. Oth
ers, including $7,048,788.63 from tim
ber sales, $o,809,231.02 from royalties
on iron ore, $361,589.94 from bond
profits, and $316,000.77 make up the
remainder of the $26,411,796.46 total
credited to the fund. Of this money,
the auditor reports $5,944,602.83 is in
land contracts, $566,158.98 is cash in
the state treasury and the remainder
invested in bonds of other states
and of Minnesota counties, cities and
school districts and certificates of in
debtedness issued to finance state
MINNESOTA FLOOD LAND
SURVEY PLEA ANNOUNCED
Data to Be Used by Governor to Sup
port Recommendation to Legisla
ture for Drainage Laws.
Governor Burnquist has announced
a survey of large areas of land in
Western Minnesota subject to flood
damage. Th data will be used by the
governor to support a proposed rec
ommendation to the next legislature
for further drainage legislation. The
survey, Governor Burnquist said, will
supply this information:
Number of acres flooded in each
river basin needing drainage.
Amount of land flooded along outlets
by reason of artificial drainage.
Estimated damage to crops.
Number of ditches and miles of ar
tificial drainage and the necessity of
larger outlets in each case.
Amount of money spent on drainage
in each basin.
Determination of feasible reservoir
Numb er of acres of state land un
sold and in need of drainage.
Numb er of acres of United States
land unsold and in need of drainage.
The survey will be undertaken in
dependently, the governor said, al
though the drainage committee of the
All Minnesota Development associa
tion may co-operate and will have ac
cess to the information gathered.
The expense of the survey will be
paid from the governor's contingent
fund, but whether the work will be
placed under the supervision of the
state drainage engineer remai ns to be
decided, he said.
Approve Plans for New Normal.
Bemidji. Members of the state
normal school board and the presi
dents of the five state normals, with
their wives, were guests here. They
met to consider plans relative to the
erection of the new normal school
here. The site of the proposed build
ing was inspected and general plans
Minnesota Grain Grades Changed.
Doluth. Changes in Minnesota
grain grades, made by the state board
#of grain appeals at a meeting in Du
luth, have been announced by the
chairman, E. E Rehnke, of Minneapo
"Drys" May Close More Saloons.
Red Lake Falls. Th only remain
ing "wet" tow ns in Northwestern Min
nesota, Red Lake Falls and Plummer,
probably will be "closed" soon by the
Federal Indian bureau, according to
prohibition headquarters. Instructions
Issued by the bureau indicate the In
dian lid is to be extended to territory
covered by the treaty of October 2,
1&63. Red Lake county, which went
*wef in a county option election last
fall, is the only saloon town left in
that territory, which lies west of the
1855 treaty area.
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BURNQUIST ON RANGE STRIKE
GOVERNOR MAKES STATEMENT
EXPLAINING HIS ATTITUDE.
No Undue Violence by Sheriffs Is Re-
portedLaws Will Be Enforced
St. Paul. Governor J. A. A. Burn
quist in an open letter to a memb er
of a committee of the state federation
of labor that conferred with him re
garding the miners' strike on the Me
saba Iron range in northern Minne
sota, made his first formal statement
anent the strike that began in June,
and explained his attitude.
Governor J. A. A. Burnquist's atti
tude as explained, briefly, is as fol
N undue violence by sheriffs or
deputies was reported by four im
partial representatives he has had
In the strike zone.
Requests that the national guard
be sent to the range were denied in
a belief that the sheriffs could pre
serve law and order.
The governor would have visited
the strike region had not a visit by
the chief executive in 1907 been
followed by a more acute situation.
Efforts to obtain an arbitration
agreement failed but hopes are en
tertained that a Federal investiga
tion now in progress will be the
basis for mediations and concilia
Laws will be enforced impartially
and malfeasance or nonfeasance
charges when proven will result in
prompt removal from office of
sheriffs or deputies.
MARKED ADVANCE SEEN
IN PRISON TWINE PRICE
Chairman of State Board of Control
Pleased Wit Federal Depart
Stillwater. C. J. Swendsen, chair
man of the state board of control,
which supervises the state prison
twi ne plant, has expressed satisfac
tion at the announcement that the
Federal Department of State is to ask
the Mexican government to Inquire
into sharp advances in sisal prices
and to request the Federal Trade com
mission to obtain additional data on
Under a state law the board of con
trol must fix prison twine prices not
later than March 1 for each current
year. "While it is impossible to say
now what the 1917 price will be, indi
cations are for a marked advance over
the current prices," said Mr. Swend
W. C. T. U. ELECTS OFFICERS
Minneapolis Woman Again Chosen
Owatonna. Miss Rosette Hendrix
of Minneapolis has been re-eledted
president of the Minnesota Women's
Christian Temperance union of the
annual convention here. With but one
exception, other executive officers also
Mrs. Eva Waterman of Elk River
was again chosen vice president, Mrs.
Kate Kercher of Minneapolis was re
elected corresponding secretary and
Mrs. Delia R. Mandigo of St. Paul was
named treasurer for another term.
Mrs. Blanche La Du of Minneapolis
was chosen to succeed Mrs. Belle M.
Welch, Minneapolis, as recording sec
Selection of delegates to the nation
al convention, to be held at Indianapo
lis November 17-22, was completed.
State officers are among the delegates.
PICNIC AUTOMOBILE IS UPSET
Machine Carrying Jewish Children
Meets AccidentOne Dead.
Virginia. A automobile driven
by Munroe Shandeling and carrying
eleven persons, mostly children, to a
Jewish picnic at Ely lake, turned over
today, killing one child and injuring
most of the others. Simon Hostin, 4
years old, was crushed. died soon
after being taken to a hospital at Eve
Ieth. Paul Hostin was injured inter
"Sooners" Get Big Bags, Is Report.
Moorhead. "Sooners" are report
ed to be hunting ducks in the famous
Manston slough district, between
Barnesville and Wolverton, Minn., and
game officials have been notified of
their activities. Reports from the
district say that the sooners are get
ting big bags of game, for the ducks
are unusually plentiful this season.
Washington County Fair Is Success.
Forest Lake. With a parade of
premium winners the third annual
Washington county fair closed here.
The exposition was marked by un
usually successful exhibits of live
stock and poultry, and women's and
school displays. Friday was Stillwater
day and several city officials from that
Cook County Hunts Alleged Robber.
Duluth. With a $500 reward as
an incentive, the Cook county, Minne
sota woods we re filled with armed
men in an effort to capture Fred Davis,
wanted by the Federal authorities,
they say, on suspicion of having rob
bed the postoffice at Grand Marais,
Minn. When L. H. Lien, sheriff of
Cook county, and his deputies failed
to recapture Davis after he broke jail,
a reward of $500 was offered. Fisher
men, woodsmen, hunters, businessmen
and professional men started in pur
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH, MINN.
COMPANIES LEAVE LLANO
GRANDE TO RELIEVE 26TH
GUARDS EAT MUCH ICE CREAM
Minnesota Soldiers Shun Saloons for
Soda Fountains at Mercedes, Is Re-
portAll State Regiments Build-
ing Fly-Proof Kitchens.
Lla no Grande.
Companies A and C, First Minne
sota infantry, and battalion headquar
ters with Major M. L. Higbee in com
mand, have left Llano Grande camp for
outposts along the Taylor military
road and the Rio Grande to relieve
units of the Twenty-sixth regular in
fantry. A company, Captain O. D.
Cutler, goes to the Mercedes pumping
station, with battalion headquarters
and company, Captain D. O. Stegner,
goes to Progreso.
company is a St. Paul organiza
tion. company, Minneapolis, and
company, St. Paul, will go to Donna
pumping station and Campion store
as soon as roads are passable. Each
company will stay two week s.
Francis B. Sayre of Williamstown,
Mass., son-in-law of President Wilson,
who is inspecting Y. M. C. A. institu
tions in the valley, was at Llano
Fortunes in Ice Cream.
Although there are two beer saloons
within four miles of camp, there has
been little intoxication amo ng the
men, and no complaint of any Minne
sotans being drunk. The soda foun
tains at Mercedes, Llano Grande and
Donna are working overtime, however,
and the proprietors are making for
A woman In Houston, who manu
factures much of the ice cream sold
to the soldiers In the Lower Rio
Grande valley, is said to be clearing
$1,000 a week.
Extra Train Brings "Pop."
Pop has been sold in large quanti
ties and an extra express train has
been placed on the branch railway in
the valley to handle ice cream and
Every man in the First Minnesota
infantry now is provided with a bed
sack and straw has been issued to
every man so there, will be no more
sleeping on the ground for the soldiers
in this regiment.
The government has not yet sup
plied the promised cots, but the men
are living in hopes. With floored
tents and bed sacks filled with straw,
however, the men will get along very
New Y. M. C. A. Popular.
The new Y. M. C. A. is proving one
of the most popular places on the
Llano Grande camp. During the field
meet holiday more than 10,000 men
took advantage of the facilities q,t the
institution to write letters "back
Captain L. R. S. Ferguson, chaplain
of the First, says his stationery is ex
hausted, and if any Minnesota peopie
desire to make contributions, he can
dispose of it among the men.
All of the Minnesota regiments are
building commodious mess shacks.
These buildings are screened in and
will eontain both the kitchen and
the mess hall, so that cooking and
eating will be away from the flies and
other insect pests.
For State Constabulary.
Officers of the Minnesota national
guard will support any bill establish
ing a state constabulary in Minnesota.
So far as can be learned, they are
unanimous in favor of such a meas
ure as is proposed by Senator E J.
Major A. A. Caswell of Anoka is one
of the men who favors a state con
"If we retain the old national guard
system," he said, "I believe we should
have state constabulary. I do not be
lieve militiamen should be called upon
to do strike duty, and I am sure that
it would be easier to get men to enlist
in the guard if we had a state con
stabulary." Others Favor Plan.
Captain Frank Reed, adjutant of the
First Minnesota and legislative candi
date in Minneapolis, is another who
favors the plan.
"It would be particularly valuable,"
he said, "for there are many men who
will not enlist in the national guard
because they fear that they will be
called out for strike duty. A state
constabulary would solve the problem.
Major Albert Pfaender, New Ulm
former member of the state legisla
ture, is another who is enthusiastic in
favor f the plan for a state constabu
lary. In fact, of the scores of officers I
I have talked with, each favors the
plan. Guards Reach Progreso.
Llano Grande. company, First
regiment, of St. Paul, finally is at Pro
greso after being fifty-four hours on i
the road. Equipment was carried by
mule teams auto trucks which were
used were stuck in the mut but final-'
ly got through. Regulars stationed at
Progreso were taken to Mercedes in
the bedraggle 1 machines. The First i
regiment temporarily is without a
colonel, Colonel Luce having left re
cently for a short business trip to
Minneapolis. The regiment has just
been paid for July.
Inefficient Officers to Go.
luefficient officers of the national
gu rd on the border will be weeded
out, General E. M. Lewis, camp com
mander, told officers at the first gen
eral officers' meeting since the camp's
establishment. General Lewis said he
will hold regimental commanders re
sponsible for the efficiency of thei*
respective officers and if the comman
rders fail to eliminate the inefficient,
steps would be taken to eliminate th
commanders. To Take Up Problems.
He said some of the regiments In
camp have made progress, but others
have not done satisfactory work.
enjoined the officers to remedy this
General Lewis asked all officers to
take up immediately small combat
problems for the men, stating that if
the troops are ordered into Mexico
the battles will be with small units.
He announced target practice in
this camp will begin at once. Four
hundred men can fire at once on the
range and about four regiments can
be cared for daily.
Must Keep Up Appearance.
General Lewis urged the officers to
take steps to keep the men clean and
well appearing, and ordered them to
make requisitions at once for such
clothing as necessary.
said the general appearance of
the men had improved before the re
cent tropical storm, but the men have
been "backsliding" since, due be
thought to the dirty manual labor nec
sary to drain the camp.
The general ordered the officers to
see that every man in camp is pro
vided with mosquito bars to prevent
an epidemic of dengue fever, which,
he said, has reached Mercedes from
The general also asked the officers
to stop promiscuous firing by soldiers
in the brush surrounding the camp
and to bring all offenders to trial.
"Only good luck has prevented some
one from being killed," he said.
Men Build Mess Halls..
The camp of the Firs*. Minnesota re
sembles a city addition just after a
big real estate boom. Skeletons of
frame buildings break the^ monotony
of lines and lines of drab'tents, sol
diers and mule teams and motor trucks
are hurrying lumber along Minnesota
avenue for other buildings and the
sound of the hammer is heard in the
No, the militiamen are not build
ing houses to replace their tents. They,
that is those who have had some ex
perience as carpenters and many who
have not, are constructing mess hous
es. These buildings will serve at
kitchen and dining room and will be
fly proof. Each company will have its
own "cafe" and there is a spirited con
test on to be the first to complete its
building. Company E of St. Paul has
a slight advantage which the other
organizations are working hard to
Captain Frank E. Reed, regimental
adjutant, has so far recovered from
the burns received Sunday night as to
be able to operate his typewriter
again. Captain Reed maintains that
he was attempting to adjust a gasoline
lantern when the explosion occurred.
Colonel Luce says that the adjutant
doubted the explosive qualities of the
brand of gasoline supplied and was
testing it with a lighted match.
Second Minnesota Sergeant Dies.
H. E Johnson, sergeant in Company
ding E Johnson, sergeant in Company
K, St. Peter, of the Second Minnesota,
died at the field hospital following an
operation for appendicitis a week ago.
For a week previous to the operation
Johnson had been under treatment at
the regimental infirtx,3 *y because ot
an abrasion on his ltsg, but not until
the day of the operation did he com
plain of the other trouble. He was
taken to the hospital immediately,
but it was found that gai.grene had
set in. Th soldier is survived by
his mother, a widow, and one brother.
The Third regiment spent part of
the day on the target range at rifle
inspection and the First will take up
this work at once.
Dana Schmahl, son of Secretary of
State Schmahl, has bee.i elected sec
ond lieutenant in Battery D.
Mules Rescue Trucks.
Twelve government motor truckb
carrying A and companies of the
First Minnesota Infantry to the Mer
cedes pumping station at Progreso
stuck in the mud four miles south of
Mercedes. Wagons with mules were
sent to the relief of the trucks and
extricated them after several hours'
work. Major Matt Higbee, after look
ing at the roads, wanted permission to
haul the outfit by mule teams, but the
Brownsville headquarters said the trip
must be made by motor and 12 mo
tors started. It took three days for
the 10-miIo trip.
All the Minnesota regiments march
ed six to eight miles with packs and
some equipment. Only three men fell
Colonel Erie D. Luce has left here
for Minneapolis on a short business
trip. also will aid in recruiting.
Government Is Criticized.
Llano Grande. There is consider
able criticism by officers here of the
government's poliej of allowing stu
dents or prospective students to return
home to attend school or college, and
at the same time ordering recruiting
parties to return home to bring more
men to the border. Officers generally
are of 'the opinion the students are
better able to sacrifice a year or part
of a year from school or college than
are business or professional men awat
from their business.
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"Do you have any trouble ke
servants out where you live?" a
the city man.
"None whatever," replied the
"You surprise mo."
"I thought 1 would. You see,
inn't got any servants in the
place, so of course, we have no
hie keeping them."
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When Mr. Smithyour intimate
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How is my darling girl tonight?'
"Hey, doc!" called a citizen of
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stronger who was passing the house.
"Come in and see if you can Ux up my
nrolior-in-luw. He's having a tit or
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"Now, what do you want?" asked
the sharp-tempered woman.
"I called to see if I could soil you
some hakin' powder, ma'am," said Ihe
seedy gentleman with the staggering
"Well, you can't sell no hakin' pow
der here, and I ain't got no time to
waste on peddlers, anyway."
"Come to think of it, ma'am," said
the seedy gentleman, as he fastened
his hag, "1 wouldn't care to sell you
any powder. This poky little kitchen
of yours is so low in the coilin" that
the bread wouldn't have no chance to
Case of Necessity.
Ex-President Taft was congratu
lated, at a Now Haven luncheon, on
the work he has done In the cause of
"Let me toll you." said Mr. Taft.
smiling, "an appropriate story.
'"Why Is it,' a fat man was once
asked, 'that you fat chaps are always
'We have to be,* the fat man re
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Got What He Wa Looking For.
JackMr. Benedict Is married.
BelleDo you mean It? Why. he
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JeckWell, he struck one who
sewed him up all right.Judge.
Some people go to church for the
purpose of obtaining a new supply of
Prince George of England, who Is
only fourteen years old. Is an expert
with knitting noodles.
Before some preachers condemn
sin they Investigate its financial stand
The man who has no money can't
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Both in Danger.
At a certain mill there is a notice
on the elevator which roads as follows:
"No one allowed to use this eleva
tor except the man in charge. Auy
ono doing so will be discharged."
One morning Billy a rather
witty fellow, was waiting to go up
from the second room, when who
should stop off the elevator alone but
Hilly was stopping on to go up when
the manager turned round and said:
"1 say. can't you read?"
"Yes," said Billy.
"Well, what does that notice say?"
asked the manager.
"By gum. we'll both be sacked if
"Lickers" Worth While.
"My papa can lick your papa."
hoastod .Johnny, aged six.
"1 don't care my mamma can lick
your mamma." came back Jimmy.
"Roth of you make mo tired," chimed
in Sammy. "My papa and my mamma
mi) both lick mo, and the worst purt
it is they take turns about doln' it."
"I received a loiter from Aunt MmH
asking if we would like to spend
our vacation out on her farm."
"Wo can't possibly accept her In
vitation. (Joorgo. If we do. we'll have
to ask her to visil us next winter."
"That will be all right. Wo can
move into a two-room apartment In
Ihe fall, and (hen there won't be room
Something in His Favor.
"There's one tiling 1 will say for
that follow whose mistakes cause so
"What Is it?"
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