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COMMISSIONERS'
PROCEEDINGS
Official Report of Proceedings of
County Board in Special
Session
State of Minnesota. (.__
County of Kandiyohi.
ss*
Office of County Auditor,
March 28, 1912.
The Board of County Commissioners
of the said Kandiyohi County convened
in special session this date at 2 o'clock
p. m.t pursuant to call.
Members of the Board all present.
On account of there being no decis
ion rendered and filed in the matter of
establishing a uniform height of the
wateis of Foot Lake, which said matter
previously adjourned to this date for
further consideration, the said matter
was adjourned to May 2, 1912, 2 o'clock
p. m.
The Board proceeded to open bids
submitted by the following bidders for
board and care of inmates of County
poorhouse Peter A Nelson, $3 00 per
week Mrs. Matilda Skoglund, ?2 85 per
week and Mrs. Jane Claik of Irving,
Minn $4 00 per week Bids submitted
by the following biddeis offering the
lease of buildings to be used for Coun
ty poorhouse were opened by the
Boaid bid of Strong for nine
room building, $15 00 per month, Anna
Bergeson for sixteen room building,
$22 00 per month
On motion action on said bids was de
ferred until later.
Application of P. Johnson for re
fundment of excessive ditch taxes paid
was presented, read and considered and
on motion the same was granted
On motion a recess was taken until
7 30 o'clock Maich 28, 1912.
The Board met at 7 30 o'clock p.
March 28, 1912
Members all present.
Commissioner Swenson offered the
following resolution
Resolved, by the Board of County
Commissioners of Kandiyohi County,
that the sum of §300 be and the same
is hereby appropriated from the road
and bridge fund of said county to the
Town of Roseland to aid said town in
building and repairing roads therein,
and be it further resolved, that A. O
Forsberg a member of this board be
and he is hereby appointed a commit
tee of one to inspect the work when
completed and that he make and file his
report therein with the County Auditor.
Adopted
Commissioner Forsberg offered the
following resolution
Resolved by the Board of County
Commissioner of the Countv of Kandi
vohi, Minnesota, that the sum of $150
be and the same is hereby appropriated
from the road and bridge fund of said
county to the Town of Lake Elizabeth
to aid the said town In building and re
paning roads therein, and be it resolv
ed further, that C. J. Swenson be and
he is hereby appointed a committee of
one to inspect the work when complet
ed and make and file his repori therein
with the County Auditor Adopted
Commissioner Boese offered the fol
lowing resolution
Resolved, by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, Minnesota, that the sum of $225
be and the same is hereby appropriated
from the road and bridge fund of sale
county to the Town of Fahlun to aid
said town in building and repairing
roads and bridges therein, and be it fur
ther resolved, that J. Swenson, one
of the members of this Board be and
he is hereby appointed a committee of
one to inspect the work when complet
ed and make and file his report therein
with the County Auditor. Adopted.
Commissioner Torsberg offered the
following resolution
Resolved by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, Minnesota, that the sum of $150
be and the same is hereby appropriated
from the road and bridge fund of said
county to the Town of Green Lake to
aid the town building and repairing
roads therein, and be it further resolv
ed, that Henry Boese one of the mem
bers of this Board be and he is hereby
appointed a committee of one to inspect
the work when completed and make and
file his report therein. Adopted
Commissioner Boese offered the fol
lowing resolution*
Resolved, by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, Minnesota, that the sum of $100
be and the same is hereby appropriated
from the county road and bridge fund
to the Town of Dovre to aid the said
town in building and repairing roads
therein, and be it further resolved, that
O S Reisstad one of the members or
this Boaid be and he is hereby appoint*
ed a committee of one to inspect the
work when completed and to make and
file his report therein with the County
Auditor Adopted
Commissioner Forsberg offered the
following resolution
Resolved, by the Board of Countv
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, Minnesota, that the sum of $150
be and the same is hereby appropriated
from the road and bridge fund of the
said county to the Town of Roseville
to aid the said town in building roads
therein, and be it further resolved, that
N Johnson, one of the members of
this Board be and he is hereby ap
pointed a committee of one to inspect
the work when completed and to ma.ce
and file his iepoit therein with the
County Auditor Adopted
Commissioner Swenson offered the
following resolution
Resolved, by the Board of Countv
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, Minnesota, that the sum of $150
be and the same is hereby appropriated
from the road and bridge fund of said
countv to the Town of Lake Andrew
to aid said town in building and re
pairing roads therein, and be it fur
ther resold Jhat O S Reigstad be
and he is hereby appointed a committee
of one to inspect the work when com
pleted and to make and file his report
therein with the County Auditor. Adopt
ed
Commissioner Boese offered the fol
lowing resolution
Resolved, by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, Minnesota, that the sum of $250
be and the same is hereby appropriated
from the road and bridge fund of the
said county to the Town of Kandiyohi
to aid said town in building and repair
ing roads therein, and be it further re
solved, that Swenson, one of the
members, of this Board be and he is
hereby appointed a committee of one
to inspect the work when completed and
to make and file his report therein, with
the County Auditor Adopted
Commissioner Reigstad offered the
following resolution
Resolved, bv the Board of Countv
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $200 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county to
the Town of Colfax to aid the said town
in building and repairing roads therein,
and be it further resolved, that N
Johnson, one of the members of this
Board be and he is hereby appointed a
committee of one to inspect the work
when completed, and to make and file
his report therein with the County Aud
itor Adopted.
Commissioner Boese offered the fol
lowing resolution
Resolved, by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi that, the sum of $200 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund to the Town o~
Whitefield to aid said town in buildinr
and repairing roads therein, and be it
further resolved, that A. O. Forsberg,
one of the members of this Board be
and he is hereby appointed a committee
of one to inspect the work when com
pleted and to make and file his report
therein with the County Auditor. Adopt
ed.
Commissioner Swenson offered the
following resolution:
Resolvpd, by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $250 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county to
the Town of Harrison to aid the said
town in building and repairing roads
therein, and be it further resolved, that
Henry Boese, one of the members of
this Board be and he is hereby appoint
ed a committee of one to Inspect the
•work when completed and to make and
file his report therein with the County
Auditor Adopted
Commissioner Forsberg offered the
following resolution*
Resolved, by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $150 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county to
the Town of Burbank to aid said town
in building and repairing roads therein,
and be it further resolved, that N B.
Johnson, a member of this Board be
and he is hereby appointed to inspect
the work when completed and to make
and file his report therein with the
County Auditor. Adopted.
Commissioner Swenson offered the
following resolution
Resolved, by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $250 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county to
the Town of Qennessee to aid the said
town in building and repairing- roads
therein, and be it further resolved, that
Henry Boese, a member of this Board
be and he is hereby appointed a com
mittee of one to inspect the work when
completed and to make and file his re
port therein with the County Auditor.
Adopted.
Applications of the Towns of Rose
ville, Norway Lake, and New London
for extension of limited time to work
out road appropriations were presented
and on motion granted. Petition of John
Edberg to be set off from School Dis
trict No. 104 to District No. 66, was
presented, read and considered, and oti
motion the same was set for hearing
May 2, 1912, at 10 o'clock a. m., and the
following order was issued and adopt
ed:
Order of Hearing- of Petition of Free
holder to be Bet Off.
Whereas, A petition signed by John
Edberg, a freeholder of School District
No. 104, in this County, with the ap
proval of the County Superintendent en
dorsed thereon, representing that he is
the owner of the following described
lands situate in said District, to-wit:
N% of sw%, Section 25 and a tract
of land commencing at the southwest
corner of the sw%, Section 25, Township
121. Range 36. running north 80 rods,
thence east 50 rods out in the lake,
thence in a southwesterly direction thru
the lake to the section line south of sec
tion 25. thence west 30 rods to the place
of beginning, all in township 121, north
of range 36, west, which lands adjoin
School District No. 56, and asking that
his said lands may be set off from said
District No 104 to said District No. 56
for the following reasons:
1st That the balance of his farm,
namely, on which his buildings are, is
located in District No. 56, and all of the
above described lands adjoin the same:
2nd. That said lands are located within
less than one half mile from the school
house in District No 56, while they are
located more than two miles from the
selected school house site In District No.
104. 3rd. That said lands were for
manv years a part of District No. 56,
and by right should have belonged there
vet* 4th That it is a waste of money
to pay taxes to District No 104, as it
is altogether too small a district to
build a decent school house and to main
tain a reasonably good school while Dis
trict No 56 can be greatly benefited
bv receiving back lands that were de
tached from it some years ago, was pre
sented to the Countv Board of Kan
diyohi County, Minnesota, at a session
of said Boar*d held on the 28th day of
March. A. D. 1912, for the action of said
Board thereon.
Now, therefore, it Is ordered that said
petition will be heard by this Board at
the session thereof on the 2nd day of
May, A D. 1912 at 10 o'clock a m., at
the office of the County Auditor in the
City of Willmar in said County.
And it is further ordered that notice
of time and place of such hearing be
given by giving two weeks published
notice thereof, and posting a notice of
such hearing in three public places in
fach of the School Districts to be af
fected bv said petition, and bv serving
upon the clerk of each of said School
Districts personally a copy of said no
tice of hearing, at least ten days before
the time appointed for such hearing.
anding,
N JOHNSON.
Chairman of County Board, KandlyohT
County Minn.
(SEAL) Attest* JOHN FEIG,
County Auditor and Ex-of
ficio Clerk of Board.
Petition of Peter Storch and others
for the change of a countv road in the
Towns of Lake Lillian and Fahlun was
presented and examined and on motion
the same was accepted and set for hear
ing May 2, 1912, at 2 o'clock p. m., and
the following order was issued.
Order of Hearing- and Appointment of
Committee for County Bead.
State of Minnesota, I
County of Kandiyohi, fss*
Whereas, On the 2Sth day of March,
1912, a petition signed by twenty-four
freeholders of said County was pre
sented to us praying for the change of
a highway running into more than one
town in said County, and not within the
limits of any incorporated city, and de
scribed as follows:
Beginning at a point about ten (10)
rods south of the northeast corner of
the northwest quarter of the northwest
quarter of Section one (1), Township
117. Range 34, to run north of the div
iding line of the northwest quarter of
Section one (1), Township 117, Range
34, and the dividing line of the south
west quarter of Section thirty-six (36)
in Township 118, Range 34, to a point
about ten (10) rods south of the north
east corner of the west half (w%) of
the southwest quarter (swVi) of Sec
tion 36, Township 118, Range 34, where
it intersects with the road and there
the distance of change being
about 160 rods, and the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners of said County having
determined that in the judgment of a
majority of its members said petition
lb reasonable on its face,
It Is Hereby Ordered, That a hearing
be had on said petition at the office of
the County Auditor in the City of Will
mar in said County, on Monday, the
Sth day of July, 1912, at 2 o'clock p.
at which time and place said Board
will hear all that may be said in favor
of, and against the granting of said pe
tition
Application of Sivert T. Skindelien
foi damages to lots 1, 2 and 3, Section
l-». town 121, range 36. on account of
the establishment of County Ditch No
27 was presented and allowed in the
sum of $100
Petitions from the Towns of Gennes
see, Lake Andrew and Norway Lake,
praying that this Board take the neces
sary steps to cause a resubmission to
the voters of the county at the next
general election of the proposal to
change from the county system to the
town system of caring for the poor were
received and ordered placed on file.
On motion a recess was taken until
S 30 clock a March 29, 1912.
The Board met at 8 30 o'clock a
March 29, 1912 Members all present
Commissioner Boese offered the fol
lowing resolution*
Resolved by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi that the bid of Johanna Hanson
offering to lease her hotel building situ
ate in Block 2 in the Village of Atwater
at twenty dollars per month to be used
as a county poorhouse be and the same
is herebv accepted. Adopted
Commissioner Boese offered the fol
lowing resolution*
Resolved by the Board of County
Commissioners of the Countv of Kandi
vohi, that the bid of Martin Skoglund
offering to furnish board and care for
the inmates of the county poorhouse at
$2 85 per week for each of such in
mates, be and the same is hereby ac
cepted Adopted
Commissioner Forsberg offered the
following resolution
Resolved, by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
vohi. that Matilda Skoglund of the Vill
age of Atwater, Minnesota, be and she is
herebv appointed as overseer of the poor
in and for Kandiyohi County during the
term of one year from and after the
firvt day of April. 1912. but subject to
removal at the pleasure of the County
Board Adopted.
On motion the bond of the said Ma
tilda Skoglund as overseer of the poor
was, fixed at $500
On motion the chairman of the board
and the Countv Auditor were authorized
and direrted to act for the Board in ex
ecuting the agreement for lease of build
•ng to be used as county poorhouse and
the contract entered into, with the said
Matilda Skoglund as -overseer of the
poor
Petition of the City of Willmar for
permission to connect their proposed
sewer system with County Ditch No. 23,
at a point in Section 23, Township 119,
Range 35, about 1,420 feet southeast
erly from where said ditch enters said
Section 23 at the north line thereof. In
stead of on Fourth street as was prev
iously granted was presented and on
motion granted.
The following resolution by Commis
sioner Forsberg was adopted by a full
vote: Resolved, by the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners of the County of
Kandiyohi that the sum of $600 be and
the same is hereby appropriated from
the road and bridge fund of said county
to be used and expended for road main
tenance on State Road No. 1. between
the City of Willmar and the Village of
Spicer.
The following resolution offered by
Commissioner Forsberg was adopted by
a full vote*
Resolved, By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi that the sum of $800 (which said
amount includes $400 paid by private
parties) be and the same is hereby
appropriated from the Road and Bridge
Fund of said county to be expended on
State Road No. 1, between the City of
Willmar and the Village of Spicer in
graveling said road.
The following resolution by Com
missioner Reigstad was adopted by full
vote:
Resolved by the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi-
yohl, that the sum of $1000 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from t*ne
road and bridge fund of said county to
be used and expended In the repair and
Improvement of State Road No. 1, In the
Towns of New London and Burbank.
The following resolution offered by
Commissioner Boese was adopted by a
full fote:
Resolved, By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $1,175 be and the
same Is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county to be
expended in the repair ana improvement
of State Road No. 2, in the Town of
Gennessee.
Commissioner Swenson offered the fol
lowing resolution which was adopted by
a full vote:
Resolved. By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi that the sum of $1090, (which said
amount includes $200 paid by the Town
of Kandiyohi) be and the same is here
by appropriated from the road and
bridge fund of said county to be expend
ed in the repair and improvement of
State Road No. 2 in the Town of Kan
yohl.
Commissioner Forsberg offered the
following resolution which was adop
ted by a full vote:
Resolved, By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi that the sum of $735 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county to
be expended in the repair and improve
ment of State Road No. 2 in the Towns
of Willmar, St. Johns and Mamre.
The following resolution offered by
Commissioner Forsberg was adopted
by a full vote:
Resolved, By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $670 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
the road and bridge fund of said county
to be expended in the repair and im
provement of State Road No. 3, in the
Town of Willmar.
The following resolution offered by
Commissioner Forsberg was adopted by
a full vote:
Resolved, By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $500 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county to
be expended in the repair and improve
ment of State Road No. 3, in the Town
of Whitefield.
The following resolution offered by
Commissioner Swenson was adopted by
a full vote-
Resolved, By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $500 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of the said county
to be used and expended in the repair
and improvement of State Road No. 3,
in the Town of Edwards.
The following resolution offered by
Commissioner Forsberg was adopted by
a full vote:
Resolved, By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi-
Total debit
Taxes collected
Total Balance and Receipts
Total Funds
Townshl W °n
A
STATEMENT OP CLAIMS A*LX-OWEX.
Name of Claimant. For What Clm'd
Mrs. G. Broberg, house rent for poor $ 2.00
C. M. Leighton, house rent for poor 6.00
Wagner & Day, livery for poor 2.60
Moen & Gandrud, supplies for poor 10.30
Paul Dhoore, caring for poor 30.00
Spaeth Bros., burials for poor 30.00
John Doeskin, supplies for poor 17.78
Dr. D. J. McMahon, medical attendance on poor 108:00
A. E. Kleinhuizen, medicine for poor 65.15
Bethesda HospitaK Willmar), hospital care for poor 74.00
N. O. Nelson, postage for official use 10.00
Peter Bonde, for expenses summoning petit jury 38.10
Matilda Anderson, witness fees, Municipal Court
F. G. Field, witness fees, Municipal Court
Lewis Thompson, witness fees, Municipal Court...
Raymond Anderson, witness fees, Municipal Court
Emil Olson, witness fees, Municipal Court
Emil Olson, witness fees. Municipal Court
Oscar Olson, witness fees Municipal Court
Oscar Olson, witness fees, Municipal Court
Anton Ziehl, witness fees, Municipal Court
Drusilla S. Baldwin, marking examination papers..
James H. Strong, livery hire
First National Bank, exchange
Oman & Johnson, repairs
Standard Lumber Co.. coal
Security Blank Book Co., office supplies 38.20
N. B. Johnson, services on Board of Audit 24.00
H. J. Ramsett, services on Board of Audit 24.00
John Feig, services on Board of Audit 24.00
Anton Ziehl, witness fees in Municipal Court 3.76
Tribune Printing Co., printing 18.80
Tribune Printing Co, publishing 129.50
Louis F. Dow Co, office supplies.
Louis F, Dow Co., office supplies
The Pioneer Co., legal blanks
The Pioneer Co., office supplies
Miller Davis Printing Co., blanks
The Fritz-Cross Co., one judgment book
C. F. Spencer, job printing
Arthur E. Nelson, teaphers examinations
John Norgaard, engineer's fees, County Ditch No.
O S. Reigstad. County Commissioner's mileage..
Henry Boese, County Commissioner's mileage
N. Johnson, County Commissioner's mileage..
J. Swenson, County Commissioner's mileage..
yohi, that the sum of $1000 (which
amount Includes $600 raised by the
Town of Whitefield) be and the same Is
hereby appropriated from the road and
bridge fund of said county to be used
and expended in the repair and im
provement of State Road No. 4, In the
Town of Whitefield.
The following resolution offered by
Commissioner Reigstad was adopted by
a full vote:
Resolved, By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kandi
yohi, that the sum of $800 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county for
the building of a new bridge across
County Ditch No. 27, on State Road No.
5, in the Town of Arctander.
The following resolution by Commis
sioner Reigstad was adopted by a full
vote:
Resolved. By the Board of County
Commissioners of the County of Kan
diyohi, that the sum of $960 be and the
same is hereby appropriated from the
road and bridge fund of said county, to
be expended in the repair and improve
ment of State Road No. 5.
N. B. Johnson, County Commissioner's per diem and mileage 10.60 10.60
The following report of the board of audit was submitted and ordered pub
lished.
Commissioner Swenson offered the
following resolution which was adopted
by a full vote:
Whereas, It appears essential to the
County Board to properly maintain Im
prove and keep in repair the State
Roads of Kandiyohi County that spe
cial work will be necessary and required
to be done thereon frequently from now
on and that such work may, in most
cases be done by day labor and without
the letting of contracts and
Whereas, All work on State Roads is
under the supervision of the State En
gineer and
Whereas, Such work and improvement
of said State Roads will not warrant the
expense of having the County Board
meet for the purpose of directing such
work and that it will be a saving to the
County and economy to have such work
directed by a committee on behalf of
the County Board.
Therefore, Be it resolved, That the
following named persons toe, and hereoy
are appointed as a committee with full
power and authority to act on behalf of
the County Board In conjunction with
the State Engineer to determine what
shall be necessary to be done for the
proper maintenance, improvement and
repair of the hereinafter designated
State Roads where such maintenance,
improvement and repair will not require
the letting of the work by contract but
may be done by day labor, and to cause
same to be done, to wit:
A. O. Forsberg and N. B. Johnson as
a committee for State Road Number
One„ Henry Boese and C. J. Swenson and
A. O. Forsberg as a committee for State
Road Number Two, A. O. Forsberg as a
committee for State Road Number
Three. A. O. Forsberg as a committee
for State Road Number Four, and O. S.
Reigstad as a committee for State Road
Number Five.
The Board proceeded to audit bills
filed against the County and the follow
ing bills were allowed in amounts set
forth.
•EBirXCATXOV OF THE TAX XiZST.
To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners,
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.
Gentlemen*
The Board of Audit of Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, respectfully report to
vour Honorable Body that they have examined the books, accounts and vouchers
of the County Treasurer of said county or belonging thereto, for the period from
January first A 1912, to the 29th day of February A. D. 1912, inclusive.
We find the Treasurer charged with tax levy as follows*
Tax levy for the year 1911 $220,246.20
Additions to the levy
3170
Balance uncollected on March first A. D. 1912 $179,525 75
We hereby certify that we have verified the correctness of the foregoing state
ment by cneckmg the duplicate receipts with the tax books for the period above
named.
Dated March 16th, A D. 1912
JOHN FEIG, County Auditor.
N JOHNSON, Chairman County Board
To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.
Gentlemen:
General
Am't
H. J. RAMSETT, Clerk District Court.
The undersigned Board of Audit of said Kandiyohi County, met at the office
of the County Treasurer of said County, on the 16th day of March A. 1912 for
the purpose of examining and auditing the accounts, books and vouchers of N O
Nelson, Treasurer of said County, and to count and ascertain the kind, description
and amount of funds in the County Treasury and belonging thereto. We respect
fully make the following report thereon.
Treasurer's Receipts from December 31st, 1911 to March 15th, 1912 inclusive
Balance in the Treasury (Date of last report) 12-30-11 $104,536.15
From Tax Collections
44 876 82
From Mtg. Reg. Tax
1*220*63
From Collections on Public Lands 1,101.32
From Collections on Private Redemptions '270*73
From Collections from Interest on County Funds 585.84
From Collections of Fines and Licenses 60.01
From Collections Ditch Assessments 3,271 35
From Collections on Wolf Bounty Fund 45 00
Disbursements from December 30th, 1911, to March 16th, i9l2," exclusive
Paid Orders on Revenue Fund $ 5125 00
Paid Orders on Poor Fund 1,264*70
Paid Warrants on Private Redemption Fund 326 97
Paid Warrants on Road and Bridge Fund 684 70
Paid Warrants on General Ditch Fund 17 002 87
Paid Warrants on Town Funds l'l25 81
Paid Warrants on School District Fund 574*36
Paid Warrants on Incidental Fund 110 49
Paid Warrants on Refunding Orders 29 61
faal. at close of business March 15th, 1912 (b) 129,723*34
Total Disbursements and Balance 7a) $155 967 8i
Bank Deposits and Cash on Hand (to balance).
Cash in Safe and Drawer $ 206 08
Deposited Bank of Willmar 32 433 73
Deposited in Kandiyohi County Bank 33*232 36
Deposited in First National Bank, Willmar 33',85l'l7
Deposited in Security Bank of Atwater 5 OOO'OO
Deposited in Farmers State Bank of Atwater B'OOO'OO
Deposited in State Bank of Pennock 4 OOO'OO
Deposited in State Bank of Kandiyohi 3000 00
Deposited in Green Lake State Bank 4*000*00
Deposited in First National Bank of Raymond 3*000 00
Deposited in State Bank of Svea 3*000*00
Deposited in State Bank of Sunburg '.'."' 3*000*00
When the report is completed the two amounts marked" (a) should be like
amount.- and the two marked (b) should be like amounts.
Resv ^Afvully submitted this Sixteenth day of March A. D. 1912
Merchandise
JOHN FEIG, County Auditor.
N. JOHNSON, Chairman Board County Com'rs.
H. J. RAMSETT, Clerk District Court.
On motion Nnissipner Forsberg was directed to have necessary repairs
he S on lln
Detwee«
Or- motion the Boa- adjourned.
(SEAL) N B. JOHNSON,
Chairman Board of County Commissioners
A**
»,»-.»« °*f Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.
Attest- JOHN FEIG, County Auditor and Ex-officio Clerk of the Board.
•J. RALJLIIM
Amt
All'd
$ 2.00
6.00
2.50
10.30
30.00
30.00
17.78
108.00
30.00
74.00
10.00
38.10
3.52
1.12
3.76
3.52
3.76
1.00
1.00
3.76
3.76
9.00
8.50
3.65
.75
245.05
38.20
24.00
24.00
24.00
3.76
18.80
129.50
2.32
7.70
4.05
9.00
1.17
19.75
8.90
9.00
27.70
4.00
3.20
3.00
2.00
3.5!
l.i:
3.76
3.52
3.76
1.00
1.00
3.76
3.76
9.00
8.50
3.65
75
245.05
2.32
7.70
4.05
9.00
1.17
19.75
8.90
9.00
31 27t70
4.00
3.20
3.00
2 00
$220,277.90
40,752.15
a
$155 957 35
(b) $12f /23 34
Sections 12 and 13 in the
Dry Goods
and Groceries
IV
'PHONE 496
A LETTER FROM
0RA. J. PARKER
Utter Discussing the Educational
Question Addressed to Min
neapolis Journal.
Le Sueur. Minn., Mar. 26, 1912.
Mr. H. V. Jones,
Editor Minneapolis Journal:
Dear Mr. Jones:
The tax payers of Minneapolis are
paying $50.00 a year, per pupil, to sup
port the public schools and the result
of the expenditure Is, as over all the
rest of the State, admittedly bad, unsat
isfactory, gravely and seriously insuffi
cient.
Of every 100 pupils entering the
schools, 60 fall out before completing
the eighth grade only 27 enter the high
school and only nine (9) are graduated
from the high schools. That Is to say,
your educational machinery works with
such marvellous inefficiency that 91 per
cent of the material furnished is never
made up in pursuance of the plan and
any business man who has had an op
portunity to investigate, will tell you
that most of the nine (9) per cent of the
pupils who complete the course, leave
school with very unsatisfactory know
ledge of writing, spelling, reading, com
position and the use, generally, of their
own language. They have been so ab
sorbedly occupied in trying to learn
things of no use to them that they have
had insufficient time to study those
branches that are of supreme importance
to all. Your immense system of public
schools, furnished with a full comple
ment of modern buildings and modern
teachers, supplied with almost unlimit
ed money for the carrying out of their
ideals and principles is known by all
who understand anything about it to be
a gigantic failure as far as the practical
welfare of 91 per cent of the pupils is
concerned, as is so officially acknow
ledged to be by the "Committee of
Twenty" of your grade school princi
pals and, individually, by Professors W.
F. Webster, R. H. Jordan, J. N. Greer
and Albert Gullette.
Your present method of conducting
the public schools and the present stan
dard of ideals to be subserved, has been
on trial there for forty years and have
always been just as inefficient as they
are today and have never wrought about
any better results. Your schools are,
today, as they have been for decades
past, conducted as feeders for the uni
versity and with the object in view of
getting as many of the pupils as pos
sible into the university. They have
been planned and officered and operat
ed for the "white shirt" nine out of the
hundred, as Prof. Webster calls them,
solely and exclusively and not in the
interest of the "blue jeans" ninety-one
as Prof. Webster also pleased to call
the boys and girls who have to leave be
fore graduation. You, In Minneapolis,
are much better able to live up to this
"white shirt" standard than the schools
in the other portions of the state, for
you are at the doors of the university
and it is vastly easier for your pupils
to attend the university as is shown by
the fact that more than half the uni
versity pupils are graduates of the Min
neapolis high schools. Outside of Min
neapolis, the percentage of pupils grad
uating from the high schools is far less
than nine. Hon. William W. Folwell,
who was for fifteen years president of
the university, tells what is thr matter
with the public school system of Min
neapolis and of the state. He says of
the text books .tnd the object foi wh'h
they are provided and maintained,
"School books are stuffed for the pur
pose of filling up the time." He also
says, in regard to the proposition that
it is "cultural" for the pupils to put in
their time on difficult and abstruse stud
ies, of no practical value and which
they do not afterwards remember, nor
use. "The usual educator's talk about
the little importance of remembering
the things learned in college, is merely
the traditional PALAVER about disci
pline of the mind being the all-import
ant thing and mere learning subsidiary.
I have doled out lots of that DOPE in
my time." He also says that what the
schools need is "The weeding out of the
great mass of studies of little general
use, leaving time for such as are im
portant to all. Let the one in
ten times ten thousand who needs to
know about the stressed vowels of Beo
wulf, or Horner's methods of solving
higher equations, hire a private instruc
tor."
I give these quotations from Ex-Presi
dent Folwell's letters because, they come
from a source undoubtedly qualified and
because they voice the belief of a vast
majority of the people in regard to the
public schools and because they express
the facts. The New York Bureau of
Research says "The schools have suf
fered because of reverence in which it
has been held by the public. They have
been left to the professionals and have,
in consequence, been drawn away from
the stronger currents of life. The work
of the schools has been made unreal and
unsatisfactory. They should be inves
tigated by men skilled in bringing out
the facts, rather than by educators like
ly to look for something to support their
view of the case."
The schools have failed and are fail
ing now because they have been oper
ated for the minute number of "white
shirts" and not for the mass of the peo
ple and have failed of being of value
even for the small number that have
been graduated, for the reason that they
have been and are now being operated
for the benefit of the one per cent of
the pupils that reach the university, or
any and all other colleges. Latin, Ger
man, French, higher arithmetic, alge
bra, geometry and elaborate and infin
itely difficult physics and chemistry
have been and are maintained in the
schools under the double proposition
that they are "cultural" and to force the
feeding of the university classes, and
their maintenance has driven and is
driving out the pupils by the hundreds
of thousands and preventing them from
obtaining the only true "culture" there
is in any land, that of the intimate
knowledge of and power of using one's
own language. It is surplusage to write
more of the deficiencies of the schools
they are known to all thinking men and
women. It is surplusage to write more
of the reasons for the deficiencies they
are well known to and appreciated by
thousands upon thousands of the citi
zens of the state.
And now come the Committee of
Twenty of the Minneapolis school men
and other educators of powers and in
fluence there and state in three, or
more, columns of The Journal what they
insist shall be done to reform the
schools. They recite the Inefficiency of
the present system tell of the dropping
out every year from the Minneapolis
schools of 1,500 pupils and acknowledge
that the present system graduates only
nine out of every hundred entering, des
pite the enormous sum of $50.00 per pu
pil, per year, expended.
Then they say that the present sys
tem should be retained as it is, without
cutting out of a single study, or the lop
ping off of a single excrescence, without
"The weeding out of the great mass O O I BOTXOB
studies of little general use and leaving
time for such as are of use to all," but Of the Health Qfleer to the
that the "blue jeans" shall be educated
too for "Manual toil by the addition of
$60.00 per year, per pupil to the expense
of running the schools, by doubling the
total expense of running the schools,
adding $200,000.00 a year to the total
cost.
This will permit, unhampered, the
graduation of nine "white shirt" pupils
out of every hundred as possible candi
dates for the university that takes in
only one out of every hundred pupils
from the state and will take no posi
tions away from the teachers now en
gaged In teaching German, French, high
er arithmetic, algebra, geometry and the
higher flights of physics and chemistry,
while It will, they deem probable, sat
isfy the masses by the teaching of hard
labor to the "blue jeans."
They admit that, of course, it will
never do to have the "white shirt" and
blue jeans" branches taught In differ
ent buildings for in that case "there Is
a tendency for the purely academic stu
dents to look down upon the Industrial
and vocational students." They appear
to think that, if the "academic" students
are compelled to associate directly, in
the same building, with the "industrial
and vocational" fellows, they will not be
proud of their "white shirt" distinction
as over the common "blue jeans" class
es.
It would appear that nothing could il
lustrate better the truth of the state
ment made by the New York Bureau of
Research that if the schools are to be
reformed, the work cannot be left to
the professionals, than does this lat
est effort of the higher school officials
of Minneapolis to secure the spending
of twice as much money as ever before,
under the promise that true reforms will
result.
If the owner of a mill had a manager
who was able to perfect only nine per
cent of the raw material provided for
him, casting out in unfinished condition
the other ninety-one per cent, even after
thirty or forty years of experience, the
owner would hesitate a long time, me
thinks, before giving over to the man
ager twice as much money to experi
ment with.
If the schools wer* properly conduct
ed with the money and equipment fur
nished them now if the school officials
saw to it that proper text books were
provided instead of leaving that vital
ly important matter to the foreign cor
porations that now control the text book
system of the state if the useless lum
ber burdening the pupils were cast
away if everything needed were com
pulsorlly taught and nothing useless
were permitted, there would then
be ample funds, ample time
and ample enthusiam among
pupils. The pupils would then have
time, both in school and out of school
to acquire the full power over and cul
tural use of the English language, to
properly commence training for the bat
tle of life, to make the school a step
ping stone to the life that must fol
low, to practise the social and artis
tic graces, to be embryo men and wo
men and not the helpless slaves of a
public school system inherited from cen
turies ago and having but very little In
consonance with the needs and the cul
ture of today.
Respectfully submitted
ORA J. PARKER.
RURAL CARRIER EXAMINATION
Will be Held at Willmar, Minn., for
Kandiyohi County, Saturday,
April 13, 1912
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces an examina
tion on the date and at the places
named above as a result of which it
is expected to make certification to
fill a vacancy in the position of rural
carrier at Willmar and other vacan
cies as they may occur on rural
routes at post offices in the above
named county unless it shall be de
cided in the interests of the service
to fill the vacancy by reinstatement,
transfer, or promotion. The usual
entrance salary for rural carriers is
from $600 to $1,000 per annum.
Age limit, 18 to 55, on the date of
the examination. The maximum age
limit is waived in cases of persons
honorably discharged from the Unit
ed States military or naval service.
An applicant must have his actual
domicile in the territory supplied by
a post office in the county for which
the examination is announced.
The examination is open to all male
citizens of the United States who can
comply with the requirements.
Applications should be properly ex
ecuted and filed with the Commission
at Washington. As examination pa
pers are shipped direct from the
Commission to the places of examin
ation, it is necessary that applica
tions be received in ample time to ar
range for the examination desired at
the place indicated by the applicant.
The Commission will therefore ar
range to examine any applicant
whose application is received in time
to permit the shipment of the neces
sary papers.
An eligible register for the posi
tion of rural letter carrier for each
county will be maintained. A per
son must be examined in the county
in which the post office that supplies
his home is situated. As a result of
such examination he may become eli
gible to appointment as rural carrier
at any post office in such county. A
rural letter carrier after one year's
satisfactory service may be transfer
red to the position of clerk or car
rier in a first or second class post of
fice, to the position of railway mail
clerk, or to other position in the
classified service, subject to such ex
amination as may be required by the
civil service rules.
Application blanks and instruc
tions may be had from Local Secre
tary, Civil Service Board, Willmar,
Minn.
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any
case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known P.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe hlii.
perfectly honorable in all business transaction'.
and financially able to carry out any obligation^
made by his arm.
NAT. BANK OP COMMERCE.
Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrli Cure is t-ken Intcranllv. acMif
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Testimonials sent free. Price ?.'
cents per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Ball's Family rills lor constipation.
4M**t
of the City of Wiltoiar.
All persons owning, occupying or
otherwise possessing any houses, build
ings, lots or any other real estate with
in the city limits of the city of Willmar
are hereby notified that all manure, de
bris, animal and vegetable material li
able to decomposition shall be removed,
and that all out houses, barns, sheds,
stables, privy vaults, sewers, cellars,
wells, yards and premises shall be thor
oly cleaned, moved or disinfected, and
all filth or source of filth which can or
may prove injurious to the health of the
inhabitants of said city shall be abated
by the 1st day of May, 1912.
The city shall see that all public
streets, alleys, highways, 'sewers and
buildings within the city be cleaned of
all filth and causes thereof.
Any person having knowledge 01 any
contagious or infectious diseases within
the city is hereby notified and required
to report the same as soon as or within
twenty-four hours from the time it be
came known to them to the health of
ficer or to any member of the board or
any person knowing of glanders in hors
es or pleuropneumonia in cattle within
said city shall report the same.
No person at any time shall burn any
rubbish, such as straw and droppings
from cattle, within the limit of the city
of Willmar, that should In any manner
impair the health of the city, and any
person who willfully violates it shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and
upon conviction' thereof shall be fined
not less than ten dollars for each and
every offense.
Teachers a superintendents
schools and public institutions will see
that no children having a contagious dis
ease or any child coming from a house
or houses in which said disease is said
to exist, be admitted into such school
or institution without first notifying and
obtaining permission from the board of
health. All innkeepers 'or keepers a£
public houses shall notify the board *2?'
health of any contagious diseases with
in 24 hours from the discovery of the
same.
All cases reported to this board by
any person will be properly investigat
ed as provided by law.
JOHN M. RAINS,
Health Officer.
Bide Wanted.
Sealed bids will be received by the
building committee of school district
No. 25, Kandiyohi county, Minnesota, up
to three o'clock in the afternoon of Ap
ril 13, 1912 for the construction of a
new school house in said -district.
Plans, specifications and full inform
ation for and about the school house
may be seen and had at J. S. Christen
sen's, Norway Lake, Minn.
In the bid itemize clearly as follows:
A one schoolroom schoolhouse.
A two schoolroom schoolhouse.
State clearly the kind of blocks used,
the kind of ceiling', the kind of porch
columns used, the kind of back paper
used.
Cost of pressed steel ceiling: for a
one and a two schoolroom schoolhouse.
Cost of plastered ceiling: for a one
and a two schoolroom schoolhouse.
Cost of building: if hollow blocks are
used.
Cost of building* if continuous air
space blocks are used.
Cost of the furnace and all fixtures
belonging- thereto.
Cost of the toilets in the basement and
all fixtures belonging- thereto.
All bids must be sealed and addressed
to O. B. Railson, Spicer, Route No. 1,
Minn., and marked, "Bids for School
,house," and must be accompanied by a
certified check of at least 10 per cent
of the amount of bid on the one school
room schoolhouse without furnace and
toilets.
The committee reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
J. S. CHRISTBNSEN,
Chairman of the building- committee.
Norway Lake, Minn., Mar. 29, 1912.
ACTUAL STARVATION.
Faets |gr«ut Indigestion and Its Re*
lief That 8hould Interest You.
Although Indigestion and Dyspepsia
are so prevalent, most people do not
thoroughly understand their cause and
cure. There is no reason why most
people should not eat anything they
desire—If they will only chew it care
fully and thoroughly. Many actually
starve themselves into sickness through
tear of eating every good-looking, good
smelling, and eood-tasting food, be
cause it does not agree with them.
The best thing to do is to fit your*
self to digest any good food.
We believe we can relieve Dyspep
sia. We are so confident of this fact
that we guarantee and promise to sup
ply the medicine free of all cost to
every one who will use it, who is not
perfectly satisfied with the results
which it produces. We exact no prom
ises, and put no one under any obliga
tion whatever. Surely, nothing could
be fairer. We are located right here
and our reputation should be sufficient
assurance of the genuineness of our
offer.
•We want every one troubled with
Indigestion or Dyspepsia in any form
to come to our store and buy a box of
Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets. Take them
home and give them a reasonable trial,
according to directions. Then, if not
satisfied, come to us and get your mon
ey back. They are very pleasant to
take they aid, to soothe the irritable
stomach, to atrengthen and invigorate
the digestive organs, and to promote a
healthy and natural bowel action, thus
leading to perfect and healthy diges
tion and assimilation.
A 26c. package of Rexall Dyspepsia
Tablets furnishes 15 days' treatment
In ordinary cases, this is sufficient to
produce a cure. In more chronic cases,
a longer treatment, of course, is nec
essary, and depends upon the severity
of the trouble. For such cases, we have
two larger sises which sell for 50c.
and $1.00. Remember, yon can obtain
Rexall Remedies In this community
only at our store—The Rexall Store.
CARLSON BROS.
Notice.
To whom it may concern, anyone
remitting by check (for Water and
Light) after the 20th, will please re
mit the amount stated on the bill with
the 10 per cent added, and save the
trouble of carrying same as arrears
on the next bill.
Respectfully,
Water & Light Commission,
tf Lewis Fridiund, Sec.
O. m. C. Annmal Ball.
The Order of Railway Conductors will
give their third annual ball on Easter
Monday at the Bonde Hall. Music will
be furnished by Holt's Peerless Orches-
-5 Sf
•'tl^ ..*£. %«,i »?-V .,
Don't
Env a
Good
BREAD
MAKER.
•••U S
Supremo Flour
is the
and best. Costs
no more an
others.
(First publication March 20-4t)
Citation for Keating' on Final Account
and for Distribution.
Bstate of J. N. Danielson.
State of Minnesota, County of Kandi
yohi, In Probate Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of J. N.
Danielson, Decedent.
The State of Minnesota to all persons
interested in the final account and dis
tribution of the estate or said decedent:
The representative of the above named
decedent, having- filed in this court his
final account of the administration of
the estate of said decedent, tog-ether
with his petition praying- for the ad
justment and allowance of said final ac
count and for distribution of the resi
due of said estate to the persons there
unto entitled THEREFORE, YOU, AN
EACH OF YOU, are hereby cited and
required to show cause, if any you have,
before this court at the Probate Court
Rooms in the Court House, in the City
of Willmar in the County of Kandiyohi,
State of Minnesota, on the 15th day of
April, 1912, at 2 o'clock p. m., why said
petition should not be granted.
Witness, the Judge of said court, and
the Seal of said Court, this 19th day
of March, 1912.
(COURT SEAL) T. O. GILBERT,
Probate Judge.
R. W. STANFORD,
Attorney for Petitioner, Willmar,
Minn.
(First publication March 20-4t)
Order "Limiting to W Claims,
and for Hearing* Thereon.
Estate of Erick Westlund.
State of Minnesota, County of Kandi
yohi, In Probate Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of Erick
Westlund, Decedent.
Letters of Administration this day
having- been granted to Erick Westlund
of said county,
It Is Ordered, that the time within
which all creditors of the above named
decedent may present claims against
his estate in this court, be. and the
same hereby is, fixed and appointed as
from and after the date hereof and
that Monday, the 24th day of June,
1912, at 2 o'clock p. m., in the Probate
Court Rooms at the Court House at
Willmar In said county, be, and the
same hereby is, fixed and appointed as
the time and place for hearing- upon
and the examination, adjustment and
allowance of such claims as shall be
presented within the time aforesaid.
Let notice hereof be given by the pub
lication of this order in the Willmar
Tribune as provided by law.
Dated March 19, 1912.
(SEAL) T. O. GILBERT,
Judge of Probates.
(First publication March 13-4t
Citation for Keariaff on Mna Aoaomat
and for Distribution.
Estate of Emil Hansen.
State 01 Minesota, County of Kandiyohi,
In Probate Court.
In the Matter of the Estate of Emil Han
sen, Decedent:
The State of Minnesota to all persons
interested in the final account and dis
tribution of the estate of said decedent:
The representative of the above named
decedent, having- filed in this court her
final account of the administration of he
estate of said decedent, together with*
her petition praying for the adjustment
and allowance of said final account and
for distribution of the residue of said
estate to the persons thereunto entitled
-Therefore, You, and Each of You, are
hereby cited and required to show cause,
if any you have, before this court at the
Probate Court Rooms in the Court
House, in the City of Willmar in the
County of Kandiyohi, State of Minne
sota, on the 8th day of April, 1912, at
2 o'clock p. m., why said petition should
not be granted.
Witness, the Judge of said court, and
the Seal of said Court, this 11th day of
March, 1912.
(COURT SEAL) T. O. GILBERT,
Probate Judge.
GEO. H. OTTERNESS,
Attorney for Petitioner, Willmar,
Minn.
(First publication April 3-2L)
Hotioe of Hearing- Upon Petition
freeholder.
of
Whereas, A petition signed by John
Edberg, a freeholder of School District
No. 104, in this County, representing
that he is the owner of the following
described lands, situated in said Dis
trict, to-wit:
N% of sw% of Section 25, and a tract
of land commencing at the southwest
corner of the sw% of Section 25, Town
121, Range 36, running north 80 rods,
thence east 50 rods out in the lake,
thence in a southeasterly direction
through the lake to the Section line
south of Section 25, thence west 30 rods
to the place of beginning, all in town
ship 121, north of range 36, west, and
that said lands adjoin School District
No. 56, has been presented to the Coun
tsTBoard of Kandiyohi County and ask
ing that his said lands may be set off
from said District No. 104 to said Dis
trict No. 66 and the said Board has ap
pointed a time and place for hearing
thereon. Therefore.
Votloe
Is hereby given that said petition will
be heard by said Board, at a session.
thereof, on the 2nd day of May, A. D.sfiiSs!
1912, at 10 o'clock to the forenoon, at"'5***"
the office of the County Auditor in the?
City of Willmar in said County, at
which time and place the said Board
will hear the evidence and the argu-i^""*
ments of all persons interested, for or-*«*%4s
against granting the prayer or the pe- »'J
titioner. s*^'*%
Dated at Willmar. Minn., March 28,fi^,
1912. -^^I''*
.JSX order of the County Board.
(SEAL) JOHN FBIO
County Auditor and Ex-offlcio Clerk of
Board.
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