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: I- K : 1 VOL. 27. NO. 31.. TERMS: $1.50 PER YEAR L'ANSE. BARAGA COUNTY, MICH.. SATURDAY. JULY27, 1907. f .1 A: r 4 LONELY DOUGKJERTY ISLAND. tie Landing Evtr Mad Thar,' and Sighted Only Twlca in a Century. Which la the loneliest, moat deso late and most Inaccessible Island on the face of the globe? Many people would doubtless plump for one of the Crozets, which were recently brought Into notice owing to the wreck there on of the Norwegian exploring ship Catherine, and the subsequent res cue of the castaway crew by the Tura "klna, a British steamer dispatched from Cape Town, for that purpose. But Hog Island, the wenternmoet of the group and the one whereon the wrecked men spent most of their time, 1s by no means an undesirable place of residence, says Person's Weekly, abounding as It docs In hares and rab tlts, penguins, albatrosses and sea ele . phant. . Heard Island, In the same seas. Is far more Isolated, aa well as more bar ren; but It possesses, as does Hog, a shelter hut for castaways, and Is vis ited by whalers occasionally.. So too 1s South Georgia, but It has no shel ter hut, and as It Is right out of the track of shipping and one jinlucky enough to be cast away thereon would stand a very poor chance of ever get ting off alive. Bouvet Island, In the same seas, Is vim tied' e-mn. more rarely, and on the last occasion when a ship touched there five corpses were found frozen on the beach, grim mementos of some unrecorded tragedy of the sea. Pos eeRlon Island, In Its turn. Is still lonelier and more Inhospitable than Tlouvet. But probably the palm In this direc tion must be ascribed to Dougherty Is land, on which, as far as is known, no landing has ever yet been effected. It has only been sighted twice In a cen tury, and is officially described la the admiralty sailing directions as "the mont remote and Isolated spot on earth." Baraga School Board Froceedlngs. I)reamer -Do you ever see pictures In the flames? Realist No, but 1 see coal bills. Broadway Magazine. ' ' .. omoiAt. ,: , 'h ' ' Baraga, Mich., June 24, 1997. The rejjulaf quarterly meeting of the board of Education was held, 'called to order, by the president, JohnH. Uild . . ,,, Present -Hi Id, Keneflck, Lundin, McMahoo, Price."" Absent, none. Record of meetings of May 27 and June 1 were read and approved. On motion,' the old iron at tbe schoolhouse, weighing 122!) pounds, was sold to Ben Walkins at tbe rate of 25c per hundred. The following bills were allowed: Carroll Foundry. ......$16 00 Geo. Define ', " " . ........... 6 W. M. Welch.. .. ..... 17 02 Ginn & Co. ..' . ...... 21 00 Atlas Co. :yv.... . ......... .15 40 Freight and Express.',..',." .. 6 42 Chasbony.. ............ ... 2 00 Tom Wallont..!.'.. .......... 2 00 Niclf Theobald . . . . . . 2 50 H. R. Pattengill ........ ... 4 80 P. H. O'Brien ...... 20 00 M. Guilbault . . 10 00 Nellie MeCabe 7 00 Lulu Peters. . .......... . 5 00 L M. Power ......... 5 00 John Cochran ............ . 5 00 Ayes Hild, McMahon, Lundin, Price, Keneflck. Nays, none. The following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That the board of edu- cation reserve the right to withdraw ( their estimate of money needed for ! school purposes until after the result of the election of June 20 is known. Ayes, all. j The books and vouchers of the J clerk and treasurer were checked over and found to agree in every ' particular, with the following bal ance on hand: ' General fund ,.,.....$5,432 79 Library fuod 653 34 ToUl'.-l.';... $6,086 13 I On motion made and seconded tbe report of clerk and treasurer was accepted and ordered filed. Oo motion toe meeting adjourned until June 29. . Jambs McMahon, Secretary. J. Baraga, Mich., June 29, 1907, An adjourned regular meeting of the bord of education was held and called to order by the president, Joan H. Hild. ' Present, Hild, Kinnefick, Lundin, Price, McMahon. Absent, none. - The following resolution . was unanimously adopted: . Whereas, at a meeting of the board of-education held June 1, 1907, it was deemed advisable ' to call a special election for tbe purpose of bonding said school district in the sum of $16,000. And whereas, On the morning of June 28, 1907, fire destroyed the plant of the Nester mill, tbe princi pal industry of the village, and in consequence we believe a decrease in the school population will follow, be It Resolved, That the election to be held at the Town Hall, June 29, from the hqur of two o'clock to seven, for the purpose of bonding, be and is hereby called off. Ayes, all. On motion the board adjourned until July 5, 1907. James McMahon, Sec. ' Baraga, Mich., July 5, 1907. A regular meeting of the board of education was called to order by the president, John H, Hild. Pregent Hild, Kenefick, Lundin, McMahon, Price. Absent, none.' The board of education estimates that it will be necessary, to raise tbe sum of", five thousand five hundred dollars for general school purposes, and two thousand five hundred dol lars for building purposes, making a total, of eight thousand : dollars for all school purposes, to be submitted to the electors at the annual meeting , July 8, 1907. Ayes Hild, Keneflck, Lundin, McMahon, Price. Nays, none. The following bill was allowed : Mrs. Charles Papin, scrubbing Ke weenaw Bay school ... ... .'.$4 00 The secretary was Instructed to build and repair sidewalk abutting school property, whenever it is found necessary to build or make such repairs. . Ayes Hild, Kenefick, Lundin, Price, McMahon. Nays, none. On motion the board adjourned. ' James McMahon, Sec. Baraga. Mich.. July 8, 1907 The annual . meeting of Baraga school district was held in the Town Hall. ' John H. Hild, James McMahon 'and Wm. Hijgo were chosen as in spectors' of election and sworn as such. Tbe following pe'rsous named their candidacy by billot: Robert Price, term 3 years." 4 John H.'Mathis, term 3 years. The annual report was read and two hundred printed copies dis tributed between the. hours of six and seven p. in. Tbe question of raising the sum of eight thousand dollars by taxation fo school pur poses, as estimated by the board of education was submitted to the voters present, and on motion of Lundin, supported by Price, was carried in the affirmative. Twenty votes for and two votes against' it. Thereupon eight thousand dollars is ordered spread on the assessment roll for the year 1907, with mill tax added, for school purposes. At 7 o'clock .p. m. the ballot box containing ballots for election of school trustee was opened, ballots counted and found to agree with the poll list. Whole number of votes cast for ' office of school trustee was 75, of which Robert Price received .. 53 John H. Mathis ................ 21 Nelson Cote. 1 Total ... . . 75 Robert Price, having received the largest number of vote's for the office of school trustee; was duly declared elected to said office for the term of three years. ' . The meeting then adjourned. James McMahon, Sec. The State of Michigan closed its fiscal or official year with a balance on hand very noar to seven million dollars. Most of that large sum will find its way to all sections of Ibe state when the next primary school apportionment is declared. It is further true that the legisla ti ve appropriations which must be pro vided for during the coming two years will make it certain that no loitering surplus wHl have its head quarters at the state treasury after their demands become effective. But Michigan is keeping step near - the head of the procession and is fort unately able to hold that place through the character of her inti tutions, their work aud their pro gress, as well as to promptly meet their iucreasing requirements. record breaker, says an exchange. Cold weather kept the growth back and blossoms did not appear until about the first of June, and oo frost having fallen since that time there is an assurance that the crop will be tbe heaviest in many years. Last year, the blossoms on bushes that grew in open spaces were destroyed! by late frosts and only those plants that flourish In- heavily timbered lands bore fruit. This year there will be berries everywhere In the open as well as the timber. The harvesting of blueberries Is an im portant industry lo the upper penin sula, and annually, when crop con ditio'ns are favorable, it furnishes a good source of revenue to many bun dreds of persons for a number of weeks. The fruit is shipped to out side points by the thousands of bushels. Mid-Summer Excursion to. Duluth. Via the South Shore, leaving July 25th and 26th, return limit July 29th. Fare for the round trip $7.90. At tractions Barnum & Bailey's circus at Superior July 26th. and at Duluth July 27th; the 'White City" em Park Point; base ballgatnes, Hough tou vs. Duluth. V 13-26 Blueberry Harvest Big. The blueberry harvest in Upper Michigan this season- pro nises to be iTHE 8 IIC EE-Si if TBI tlktMi "Which has caused Consternation among our Competitors, Who Have Hung up the Signal of Distress ! Can You Beat These Bargains t Embroideries and Laces Good wide Embroidery at 3c per yard up to 15c; worth double. Thousands of yards .of Vaienciens Laces at 2c per yard, worth 5c. Our entire stock of Wash Shirts, worth up to $3.00. Jour Choice $1.25 We have just a few Ladies', Misses', and Children's Summer Coats left over. You can have them at your own price. v LADIES' LONG SILK GLOVES, Colors , white, tun and gray, sale price 85o per pair. LACK CUKTAINS. 75c for good wide ruftled Luce Curtains. $1.25 for Lace Curtains worth $2 00. $2 25 for Lace Cur tains worth $3.50. Otlr Mid-Summer Clearing Sale Proved more than the usual success. More people have patronized and from greater distance" than any other sale ever held here before. GOOD REASON WHY. People know from the past that our store gives the best values and that we always do as we advertise. You Can't Fool the people any more by simply stick-, ing up a SALE SIGN or an ad. that you are selling cheap. ' Sales must be backed up by good bargains, and when it comes to that .we are always on top. Sale Continued Until AUG- 10th. -. . ' . i ' . ' ,.-'..'-''.. Since the sale began we have been kept so busy that we are sure if we were to close the sale as we intended'to on the 31st of the month many people; would get left.. So we have decided to extend the sale for ten more days, so as to give everybody a chance to get a bite of the good things;, at the same time we are. daily adding more Bargains to the already big list. " o -o o - Can You Beat These Bargains ! Ladies9 Oxfords. Try a pair of our $1.39 Ladies' Oxfords. They are dandies. SHW1NG MACIltNtS OIL c BOTTLE. - S1IKLF 1'APKR c HUNCH. Ladles Silk Waists. Your choice of our Ladies' Silk Waists worth up to $4 at $2. Mason's Fruit Jars , Mason's Fruit Jars, pints and quarts, at 4c per dozen.. I ' : i- 7 - - . , ; : ; 1 ' - IJTTCome and see us, we are sure to send you away happy. ; f f nn n nnferc -baiaga; WEEKLY EXCURSIONS To Detroit and Return $16.70- via the South Shore, leaving every Friday. Same rate to Alpena 1 Oscoda, Harbor Beach and Port Huron. To Buffalo $3.!0 higher. Limit September 15th, l!07. For sleeping car and steamer reserva tion apply to ticket agents. Wunteil. Will pay cash for timber lands in small tracts. I. N. 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