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Trustees meeting minutes for September 1909
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1909-09-18 Minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the
Bellingham State Normal School held in its room at the office this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Present: Chairman J. J. Edens, Trustees J. J.
Donovan and F. F. Handschy, Principal Mathes and the Registrar.  Minutes of
the meetings of July 28th, August 7th and August 21st, 1909, read and
approved.  T. D. O'Brien, manager, representing the Chamberlin metal
weather strip, appeared before the Board with a proposal to equip the
windows of the school with his strip.  On motion of Mr. Donovan, seconded
by Mr. Handschy, it was ordered that the principal be authorized to select
three rooms to be equipped with the weather strip, cost to be 15c per
lineal foot and total cost to be about $100.00.  J. Wayland Clark,
registrarm presented a bond for $3,000.00 with himself as principal and the
Title Guaranty and Surety Co. as surety; bond running to the State of
Washington; running from Aug. 1st, 1909 to Aug. 31st, 1910--the date of
election and qualification of his successor.  On motion of Mr. Handschy,
seconded by Mr. Donovan, the bond was approved and ordered placed in the
custody of the chairman of the Board.  Chairman Edens presented the request
of O. M. Jenkins, who is erecting a building on his own property near Edens
Hall, for permission to connect with the sewer of the Hall. The chairman
suggested that the matter be referred to the city engineer and if our sewer
is of sufficient capacity that the requested permission be granted.  On
motion of Mr. Donovan, seconded by Mr. Handschy, it was so ordered.  The
appended list of books, standing as charged against James O'Sullivan, Sept.
17, 1909, in the library was presented:  McLaughlin--American Nations #45 -
$1.40. West--Ancient World--Green #38 - $2.00. E. G. Bourne--Essays in
Historical Criticism #4653 - $2.00. Byron, Lord--Poetry - $1.00.
Gardiner--Students History of England #5159 - $2.40. Gee, Henry--Documents
Illustrative of English Church History #4628 - $2.60. Wilson,
Woodrow--Division and Reunion (Epoch Series) #5980 - $1.25. Arena (Feb.,
June, Sept., Oct.) 1908 - $1.00. Century, Dec., 1907 - $0.35. Cosmopolitan,
Jan., 1907 - $0.15. Everybody, July, Aug. )))(date omitted), 1907 - $0.45.
McClure, Dec., 1907 - $0.10. Scribner's, Apr., '03, Oct., '04, Nov., '07 -
$0.75.  $15.45.  (N.B.:-Subsequent to the filing of the foregoing report
and previous to the writing of these minutes, the book "Bourne-E.G., Essays
in Historical Criticism"--value, $2.00 was returned, leaving a net of
$13.45 outstanding:)


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1909-09-18 With the foregoing report was filed a check, dated Feb. 2,
1909, payable to the order of Miss Ethel Revelle (at that time librarian)
for $15.00, signed by James O'Sullivan, and indorsed on the face "Deposit
with Normal Librarian to cover books charged to me not returned as yet to
Normal Library."  The report and check were ordered placed in the custody
of the Registrar.  Munro and Haskell having offered to instal a 200-gallon
steel boiler in the boiler room for the purpose of heating water for the
Normal school building, at a cost of $83.40, on motion of Mr. Donovan,
seconded by Mr. Handschy, that firm was awarded the contract.  John Lemach,
engineer, having applied for assistance in the boiler room, it was ordered
that he be given a student assistant until Dec. 1st next at a salary of
$15.00 per month.  Abstract of title and deeds from L. H. Bean and wife,
Robert B. Clark and wife, W. S. Quinby and wife and Thomas W. Montague,
deed of the latter being accompanied by an affidavit, to a tract of land
adjoining the campus on the south, consisting of two acres, more or less,
each of the deeds being for an undivided one-quarter interest and calling
for $750.00 each, being presented, on motion of Mr. Donovan, seconded by
Mr. Handschy, it was ordered that if in the opinion of the attorney-general
the title was perfect, vouchers be issued on the Repairs and Improvements
fund.  The matter of hauling earth from the residence of Miss Hogle to fill
the land above described, on motion of Mr. Donovan, seconded by Mr.
Handschy, was left to the discretion of the chairman.  Chairman Edens
presented the appended report of the Students Loan fund:  Amount of cash on
deposit in the First National Bank - $265.43.  Notes outstanding as
follows:  Lydia Rainey, due May 16, 1909 - $50.00.  Roy Goodell, due Jan.
23, 1909 - $50.00.  Ethyl Thomas, due Jan. 21, 1910 - $20.00.  Isabella
Williams, due Mar. 11, 1908 - $50.00.  Myrtle I. Beam, due Mar. 23, 1909 -
$35.00.  Goldie Brown, due Jan. 13, 1910 - $50.00.  Noah Davenport, due
April 1, 1910 - $40.00.  Face value of notes - $295.00.  $295.00.  Total -
$560.43.  The Registrar was instructed to remit to the State Treasurer such
of the funds taken over by him from Principal Mathes Sept. 1, 1909, as
belonged to the state.  The matter of the employment of Miss Elena H.
Bateman as special teacher on the piano was left to Dr. Mathes.  The
Registrar presented the following reports:


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1909-09-01 Received of E. T. Mathes, Principal of the Bellingham State
Normal School, moneys in the safe of the school in various funds as
appended:  Proceeds of Montaville Flowers entertainment - $17.75.  Manual
Training funds--Miss Hogle - $39.75.  Proceeds of sale of second-hand sash
and wire lath to John Lemach - $5.00.  Library fee--Hilda Johnson (1909) -
$5.00.  Clionian society--money left in safe when it died in June, 1905 -
$2.70.  Funds deposited in safe to the credit of the "Messenger" in 1905 -
$2.70.  Balance in Prize fund - $7.75.  Lights in Edens Hall 1908-1909 -
$14.65.  Fines in Library paid over by the Librarian in July, 1909 -
$36.10.  Book Locker fund - $32.45.  Less payment to M. Hawkey for labor
April 24, 1909 - $4.00.  Less paid Hugh Eldridge for postage stamps, April
20, 1909 - $10.00. $14.00. $18.45.  A. D. Foster, warrant for salary,
erroneously drawn - $8.00.  Library fee--Summer school, 1908 - $0.75.  1909
Senior class contribution to Students Loan Fund - $11.74.  Revolving fund
balance - $2.64.  Balance of fees collected by Miss Barnett--Domestic
Second Summer School 1909 - $3.55.  $172.98.  Account correct: Registrar.
Principal.  ODDS AND ENDS FUND  Sept. 1, 1909--Balance in this fund -
$1.01.  "TIN BOX FUND"  Sept. 1, 1909--A round tin box was found in the
safe. It had been placed there during the absence of Dr. Mathes; he knew
nothing of its origin or its ownership and it had been there for more than
a year. It now passes, until identification, into the funds of this school
- $10.45.  N. B.: -Above appears a contribution from the Senior class of
1909 to the Students Loan Fund of $11.74. Such contribution was made
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1909-09-01 REVOLVING FUND  Deposits  May 7, 1909--Bellingham National Bank
- $1000.00.  Aug. 14, 1909  "  - 21.  Expenditures  Checks #360--409
inclusive  411--413  ". 416--421  ".  426--427  ".  Above covered in
voucher mailed State Auditor  Aug. 27, 1909, and aggregating - $858.86. 
Check #414--Lulu B. Dawson - $9.00.  "  415--Ada Hogle - $32.95.  Above in
process of vouchering - ------- $41.95.  "  422-425 to be vouchered -
$89.40.  Check #410 drawn to cash - $10.00.  Expenditures:  June
21---Express - $2.15.  June 26---Messenger - $0.25.  July 2---Ticket to
Wahl and return, J. T. Forrest - $0.55.  July 7---Western Wood Working Co.
- $.50.  July 15---Express - $2.60.  Aug. 14---Overdraft at Bellingham
National Bank - $0.21.  Aug. 30---Express prepaid - $1.10.  Sept. 1---Cash
in drawer - $2.64.  $10.00. $10.00. $10.00.  $1000.21. $1000.21.  Sept. 1,
1909 Cash in drawer - $2.64.  Account approved: Principal. Registrar.  
1909-08-01 SUNDRY ITEMS FUND  Balance in this fund according to report of
October 20, 1908, recorded on page 8, Minutes of the meeting of Nov. 21,
1908--- $9.64.  RECEIPTS  1908  Dec. 15---Training School - $20.00.  1909 
Feb. 8---Warrant of Viva Flory (She left school during the month of January
and was paid from the Revolving Fund. Hence her warrant is deposited in
Sundry Items fund - $10.00.  "  13---Check of Frank Deerwester--sale of
books.  See Minutes Feb. 13, 1909 - $23.50.  EXPENDITURES  1908  Dec.
18---Union Printing Co.--Invoice Nov. 30 - $2.50.  "  Bellingham Printing
Co.--Invoice Dec.1/08 - $8.00.  1909  Feb. 17---P. O.--500 2c stamps -
$10.00.  March 24---W. H. Towner Printing Co.--Inv. Feb. 3 - $23.60.  March
24 S. B. Irish and Co.--Inv. Jan. 13, 1909 - $7.75.  Balance - $11.29. 
$63.14.  $63.14.  Aug. 1, 1909 Balance on deposit Northwestern State Bank -
$11.29.


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1909-09-01 On motion of Mr. Donovan, seconded by Mr. Handschy, the
appended bills were audited and ordered for payment:  MAINTENANCE FUND 
Title Guaranty and Surety Co. - $12.00.  Whatcom Co. Ry. and Lt. Co. -
$15.30.  Atkinson, Mentzer and Grover - $11.52.  American Rattan and Reed
Manfg. Co. - $90.00.  McHutchison and Co. - $18.00.  Milton Bradley and Co.
- $2.91.  Cedarine Co. - $45.00.  J. W. Burns - $400.00.  Rand, McNally and
Co. - $62.00.  Theo. Presser - $17.15.  Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.
- $39.58.  Griggs Sta. and Ptg. Co. - $34.75.  REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS
FUND  Thiel and Welter - $267.60.  Booker and Campbell - $4500.00.  Bay
City Sash and Door Factory - $30.80.  Bay City Manfg. Co. - $33.80. 
Bellingham Hardware Co. - $15.85.  Puget Sound Mills and Timber Co. -
$49.58.  Morse Hardware Co. - $17.94.  Northwest Hardware Co. - $10.71. 
Orr and Locket Hardware Co. - $118.80.  Coleman and Rives - $267.50. 
Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. - $12.54.  Brooks Manfg. Co. - $21.00.  A. Bucher -
$176.00.  P. K. Dodd - $302.65.  R. C. Stephen - $102.50.  W. I. Baumeister
and Co. - $325.60.  Chapman Bros. and Co. - $144.00.  Whatcom Co. Ry. and
Lt. Co. - $123.10.  Acme Novelty and Wire Works - $38.50.  Munro and
Haskell - $310.24.  B. B. Furniture Co. - $421.90.  Cornish-Mitchell Paint
Co. - $25.05.  L. H. Bean - $750.00.  Robert B. Clark - $750.00.  W. S.
Quinby - $750.00.  Thomas W. Montague - $750.00.  Local Funds  #1 Cole
Truck and Storage Co. - $71.20.  2 S. L. Church - $11.00.  3 John Rindal -
$20.05.  4 Bowman-Bolster-Eaton Co. - $76.65.  5 Students Association -
$25.40.  6 Wyatt and Giles - $20.00.  7 Wilson-Nobles-Barr Co. - $20.65.  8
The Leader - $9.81.  9 A. H. Montgomery - $11.40.  10 B. B. Furniture Co. -
$113.18.  There being no further business, the Board adjourned.  Minutes
approved.


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