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$ 70 00 Office supplies, etc. $25 00

150 00 Anniversaries

25 00

25 00

10 00

12 50

10 00

25 00

lum

Total

Printing-
Special fund

100 00
200 00
75 00

120 00

25.00

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Elect. supplies, etc.
Tools, type, etc....
Glass, etc.

Museum supplies..
Paper, etc.

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Salaries for the year 1905-6 were fixed as follows:

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Treasurer
Secretary

Newspaper clerk-Miss Palin.
Archeologist-Mr. Blackman

Field secretary-Mr. Sheldon.

Curator and librarian-Mr. Barrett.

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$3,950 00

$2,500 00 200 00

$2,700 00

Total

Payment S. R. Gardiner, labor, collecting, etc., badges, books, etc.

$50 00

The Secretary then made a statement in regard to hours of service of office staff, time for keeping the rooms open, etc., and recommended that the minimum should be eight hours per day. On motion the board adopted the recommendations, and established the rule of eight hour service. The plan of organization was then outlined by the Secretary as it had been agreed upon by the office staff, and on motion adopted.

In general the distribution of work was outlined as follows: Jay A. Barrett to have general oversight of the library, and to accession new material; to prepare material for reports to the governor, and for publication; to care for all papers presented at annual meetings, and to see to safe preservation; also to carry on the general correspondence of the Society; to index the Ft. Atkinson papers, to arrange material in the vault, and to aid in planning for the good of the Society.

Mr. Sheldon was to prepare copy for constitutional conventions and to read proof for the same; to enter upon the following field work, viz.: to visit Indian reservations to gather material of their lives; to see to the Chouteau collections, and to get the Maxwell papers; to classify, arrange, catalogue, and store photographs, slides, etc.; to attend to newspaper exchange correspondence; work on collecting manuscript material, and to aid in arranging vault.

Mr. Blackman to spend necessary time in field expeditions, visiting and locating Indian village sites, etc.; to have general direct charge of the library, arranging books, classifying, cataloguing, etc., as far as time will permit; to care for and arrange museum, and attend to its development; to arrange lectures, etc.

Miss Palin, to have charge of the newspapers; of the arranging and preparing them for binding; keeping bound volumes in order, etc.

Secretary Caldwell to meet office staff for one hour each week, at least; to plan with the above members of the office staff the work to be done, and to help arrange work so as to gain the most for the Society.

A committee consisting of H. H. Wilson, Geo. L. Miller, S. C. Bassett was appointed to arrange for suitable addresses at the January meeting on the life and work of Hon. R. W. Furnas; also to arrange for the preparing of a suitable biography of Mr. Furnas. The Secretary was instructed to draft appropriate resolutions on the life and services of Governor Furnas, to be presented at the annual meeting.

A committee on marking historic sites and routes was named by the President as follows: Robt. Harvey, chairman; President H. T. Clarke, A. E. Sheldon, Ross Hammond, and Ernest Pollard.

Other committees consisting of the following members were named by the President:

On Publication.-Geisthardt, Sheldon, Bowlby.

On Obituaries.-President Clarke, Governor Mickey.
On Program.-Caldwell, Watkins, V. Rosewater.

On Library.-Barrett, Howard, Mrs. A. J. Sawyer.

On Museum and Collections.-Blackman, C. S. Paine, L. S. Reed.

After some discussion of plans to secure an adequate building, on motion of Governor Mickey the executive committee adjourned.

H. W. CALDWELL, Secretary.

TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING, 1906.'

Lincoln, Nebraska, January 17, 1906, 8:00 P.M.

In the absence of the President, Hon. H. T. Clarke, the meeting was called to order by Robt. L. Harvey, the first vice-president. After an announcement by Mr. Harvey of the absence of Mr. Clarke, he made a general summary of the work of the Society, calling especial attention to the publication of the proceedings of the constitutional conventions, now under way.

The President then called for the reading of Mr. Clarke's address by the Secretary; then followed an address in memory of the life and services of the late H. II. Shedd, of Ashland, by his son, George E. Shedd.

The President then announced that of the pioneers of the state who had passed away none were more missed than our late President, Hon. R. W. Furnas. Mr. H. H. Wilson then presented a paper on the work of Governor Furnas for the state of Nebraska.

Mr. Harvey next stated that the new work of the Society, undertaken during the last year, was the securing of Indian songs. Mr. Sheldon then gave, by means of the phonograph, a number of records made of the songs of the Pawnee and other Indians.

At the regular business meeting the calling of the roll was dispensed with on the announcement that a quorum was present. The minutes of the annual meeting of the board for the year 1905 were read and approved. The Treasurer's report was read and adopted.

Under the reports of special committees Mr. Harvey, as chairman of the committee on historic sites and their markings, reported the work of the year, which is found in full in the stenographic minutes.

Mr. A. E. Sheldon brought up the questions of the Society's interest in the "Historical Square," and the means that might be taken to recover the whole or a portion of it for the Society's use. Mr. Sheldon then moved that an effort be made to secure the block for the Society's use. seconded and carried.

The motion was

The following names were then presented for membership:

I. D. Evans, Kenesaw.
G. E. Shedd, Ashland.

Mrs. Minnie P. Knotts, Lin-
coln.

Mr. Sheldon gave notice of an amendment to the constitution striking out "second Tuesday of January," and inserting "third Tuesday" as the date of the annual meeting of the Society.

The nomination of officers was then called for. Mr. C. S. Paine nominated Dr. Geo. L. Miller, of Omaha. Mr. E. T. Hartley moved the rules be suspended, and Dr. Miller be elected by the unanimous ballot of the Society. Carried, and the Secretary was instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of the Society for Dr. Miller, which was done. Mr. R. L. Harvey, of St. Paul, was chosen as First Vice-President. Geo. E. Howard, of Lincoln, as Second Vice-President

in the same manner. Mr. S. L. Geisthardt was reelected Treasurer, and H. W. Caldwell, Secretary for the ensuing year. Mr. Dinsmore asked if anything had been done looking to the marking of the site of the Indian massacre, in Hitchcock county, 1878. Mr. Blackman responded in the negative. On motion of Mr. Barrett the matter was referred to the committee on sites.

Mr. Paine moved that the offer of the Treasurer, that the salary for that office be donated by him to the Society, be accepted, and that the Society extend its thanks to Mr. Geisthardt for his generous offer.

Carried.

Society adjourned to meet at 8:00 P.M. in St. Paul's church. January 18, 1906.

Society called to order by the acting President, Mr. Robt. Harvey.

After a pipe-organ solo by Mr. Howard Kirkpatrick, the program of the evening was given. Mr. Harvey announced that the Society occasionally set aside an evening for the discussion of topics of current interest. This evening the program related to the taxation of railroad and other property.

Prof. E. A. Ross then discussed "The Problem of Railroad Taxation." Mr. Norris Brown, attorney general, spoke of "Railroad Taxation in Nebraska." He was followed by Gov. J. H. Mickey, who spoke on the "New Revenue Law and Its Workings."

The following additional names were then proposed for membership and all elected:

T. L. Norval, Seward.

Mr. J. J. Thomas, Seward.

The meeting then adjourned.

Mr. C. H. Challis, Ulysses.

H. W. CALDWELL, Secretary.

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