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VOi.. XXXIV. NO. 17.
Valley City's second annual Chau
tauqua Assembly closed Sunday aft
ernoon with the largest crowd that
has assembled on the grounds.
Thousands of people circulated thru
the park and attended the meetings
in the big tent during the afternoon.
The main address of the afternoon was
delivered by Warden F. O. Hellstrom,
who has had wide experience and
business training, but his most nota
ble work has been in connection with
the .North 'Dakota penitentiary, in
•which institution he has inaugurated
both* business methods and penal re
form measures that have attracted
wide attention and received favorable
notice. His address was on "Prison
The management had adherred to
the original idea of the Chautauqua,
giving a highly intellectual and re
ligious program on Sunday.
Ernest Wray O'Neal of Chicago,
gave a most inspiring and interesting
sermon 'n the morning. iHis text was
taken from Acts 1 iChap. 8th Verse.
Holy ghost has come upon you and ye
shall be witnesses unto me, both into
Jerusalem and in Samaria and unto
the uttermost parts of the earth.
Mr. O'Neil said: "Jerusalem is Val
ley 'City, Samaria is North Dakota
and the uttermost parts of the world
are the countries to which missionar
ies carry the gospel. iHe lectured in
the evening on "Popular Falacies,"
and gave a most interesting and in
structive lecture of whkra. space pro
hibits us to give more than a brief out
line. He said there are many suc
cessful failures and many failure suc
cesses. 'No one would .say Lincoln
was a failure, he stands as the great
est factor of the civilized world a
mong the nations today. One of the
popular falacies of the "day is that
brain can dispense with brawn. It is
my duty to take care of my body for
God calls it his temple. A man stood
before the marble bust of Webster
a half an hour and was neard to ex
cilaim: "It is the 'bust of Jupitor."
To make a success in life live, play,
rest, look on the sunny side of the
street. If you shut the door on thG
sun open it into physician. It has
been said, a physician is a man who
pours medicine of which he knows lit
tle into bodies of which lie knows
less, to cure diseases of which he
knows nothing at all. An Indian
Prince erected a marble palace as a
memorial to his wife, on this was in
scribed the words, "To the memory of
an undying love." (Let us leave as our
last words, ."To God, to country and
Humanity, let- us leave the memory of
an undying love.
Hon. Frank P. Sadler, Judge of the
Municipal Court of 'Chicago, who gave
the address last evening, has pre
sided in the Harrison Street and Des
plaines Street criminal 'branches of
the (Municipal Court, the two branches
dealing with the most vicious criminal
classes of the great city of Chicago.
He has met the boys and girls taking
their first lessons in crime. He has
dealt with the young men ripening into
He has met face to face in the court
room the robber, the burglar and the
Judge Sadler spoke yesterday on
•Criminality in the Making," and the
foiling is a brief outline of his dis
course "To know man at his best,
it is necessary to know him at his
worst. Our progress in freedom and
religion has been a marvel for the
world, yet there is a disease gnawing
at our vitals which threatens to des
troy us, it is criminality. In 1809,
there was one criminal for every 194
•people. In 1805, there was committed
to our jails for murder, 1808 per
sons. In 1909, for this same crime
10,000,544 were sentenced. In 1910, it
was estimated that there were 112
murders in the United iStates per
million. Germany has but Ave per
million, England 9, Canada 13, and
Ireland 15. This subject is attracting
the attention of all. Two years ago
there met in Washington, a body of
the most distinguished men in Eu
rope of 125 delegates. They were in
cited here and paid at the expense
of government to find out the cause
and cure of criminality. What causes
SECOND ANNUAL CHAUTAUQUA
ASSEMBLY CAME TP CLOSE SUNDAY
Warden Hellstrom Made Principal Address Sun
day—Notable Addresses by Judge Sadler
and Ernest Wray O'Neal.
it? Usually, lack of home moral train
ing, lack of employment or inviron
ment also the exploitation of crime in
the newspapers and sensational liter
ature. The age of the criminals:
For boys it is greatest between 18
and 24 years for women, more than
tten years later. 80 per cent receive
their sentences under thirty years
fifty per cent under 25 years. We
are not importing criminals, we are
making them. Only 1-8 per cent to
1-10 are women. I suppose they are
good because they are anticipating
Women's Suffrage. Every city is more
or less divided alike, in the heart of
the city is the business district, just
outside and always next door to. the
business district are the haunts of
vice. 'Next to them, the saloons, then
thet povefty stricken classes. There
are many places that masquarade as
hotels and boarding places which are
really the half way houses to the red
The young person rrom the country
looks at the upper world of the city
which is bright, beautiful and fair,
but there is another world just as dis
tinct and the people living regard it
so, that is the lower underworld in
that mixed stream is the drift wood
of humanity. There are 12,000 pro
fessional pickpockets who, when off
duty, go straight to the disorderly
saloon, where all other disreputable
characters also find their rendezvous
The proprietor is oxeen with them in
their criminal undertaKings. It is the
capper's duty to watcn the stranger
who flashes his roll, and if possible
they never let him get out until he
wakes up penniless in the back street.
But many get into trouble 'because
they have been going into places and
doing things they ought not. 'If you
knew a man who returns from the city
reporting how terrible a place it is,
Statistics prove that if man had not
been married, you would all be in the
penitentiary, but the women's side is
entirely different. Every woman in
creases her chance of criminality. A
working girl gets from $6 to $10 a
week—she is often offered more to sit
at a table and attract customers.
This often means the destruction. The
saloon keeper is good for fifty votes
in his ward, this institution is like a
potato, it cannot see the roots. [Busi
ness men have the disease with more
paralisis becauses their patrons are a
mong the. voters. Let us try and take
these' poor sinful lives and transform
them into lives of service, lives of
beauty, lives of God."
Races Prove Best
FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS IN
PRIZES AT YESTERDAY'S
Fargo, N D., July 25.—Fifteen hun
dred dollars hung up in purses at the
three races wihidh made up the card
at the North Dakota state fair yester
day, brought out the best horses in
the Northwest, horsemen say. The
heats were ciiose and the track was
fast. Fifteen thousand persons wit
nessed the races yesterday afternoon.
The money was divided evenly today,
$500 being hung up on each race.
Yesterday's racing card was a
winner. Time and again the horses
were buncihed at the pole and the im
mense crowd in the grandstand and
along the race course came to its feet
with a shout of enthusiasm when the
field unexpectedly cleared and what
looked like a sure loser shot ahead.
Wausau, Wis., July 24.—The flood
damage estimated in the neighbor
hood of $100,000 was wrought today
from the 'breaking of two dams in the
Wisconsin river north of Wausau.
Three bridges in this city are washed
out and the fourth partly destroyed.
All electric power Including street
car service was put out of commission.
8ECTI0N TWO PAGES 9 TO 12.
WOULDN'T YOU ENJOY AN AUTOMOBILE THESE WARM EVENINGS?
Rev. Alexander Karr, secretary of
the Conference Claimants Fund of
the Methodist church of this state has
raised the sum of $150,000.00 in cash
and notes since November 1, 1909, a
period of less than four years. This
means more than a hundred dollars
INo other class of men have had a
larger share in laying the foundations
of this northwestern empire than the
pioneer preacher. While all others
have labored for themselves only,
•they without thought of material re
ward have labored entirely for others.
In a frontier state such as ours, hard
ships, privation and poverty are in
separable from the life of those en
PIONEER PASTOR OF CONGRE
GATIONAL CHURCH GIVEN
(From Friday's Daiily)
A reception was given last evening
at the parlors of the Congregational
church, in honor of Dr. and Mrs.
Thomas Sims of Melrose, Mass.
The parlor of the church never look
ed more beautiful with the simple
decorations of sweet peas and potted
plants. A short program was given.
The pastor, W. C. Lyon extended wel
come to Dr. Sims and his wife. 'Dr.
'Sims responded with much feeling,
relating many an interesting exper
ience of early days in Barnes county.
He closed with the lines of Browning:
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first
Our times are in His hand,
Who saith, "A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half trust God: see
all, nor be afraid!"
•Vocal selections were rendered by
Mr. IMeyer, 'Miss Amidon and Mrs.
Craswell and a trio by the members
of D. W. Clark's family, Margerite,
Elizabeth and Bryan. Mrs. Vidal add
ed to the enjoyment of the occasion
'by reading Shakespeare's '1As You
Following the program refresh
ments were served by the young la
dles of the church. The social hour
which closed the evening was one for
the renewal of old acquaintance.
Dr. Sims was pastor of the church
in the early territorial days from
1885 to 1889, going from here to Ta
comah and thence to 'Melrose, Mass.,
where he is now the pastor of a large
and prosperous church. After a pleas
ant stay in Valley City, Dr. and Mrs.
Sims leave this evening for Duluth
for a lake trip to their home.
RETURNED TO ROGERS.
Mr. and Mrs. John Betzina and fam
ily who have been the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Neil MtiFadgen for the past
few days left today for their home in
THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD
VALLEY CITY. NORTH DAKOTA. THUURSDAY, JULY 25, 1912.
Rev. Alexander Karr.
gaged in the work of the ministry. In
the vast majority of cases there is not
the remotest possibility that they will
be able to provide for thedr declining
This fund Rev. Karr is creating for
the purpose of providing for the com
ortable support of these old veterans
who have labored in the iMethodist
church. No other benevolent enter
prize ever launched in the state has
aroused greater interest or been giv
en a more generous support.
Rev. Karr in an interview this
morning said: "We venture to pre
dict that in the next few years every
church in the state will be creating a
Farm Boys Interested
En Alfalfa Growing
BOYS INTERESTED IN ADDRESS
BY O. D. CENTER YESTERDAY
—TALK ON DAIRYING.
Fargo, N. D., July 25 "If the boys
who are attending the farm boys en
campment the (Better Farming As
sociation at the state fair continue to
be as much interested in the alfalfa
crop as they apparently were in the
discussion of the subject yesterday,
50,000 acres of North Dakota land will
be given over to this crop next year
instead of about 5,000 acres this year"
said O. D. Center of the Better Farm
ing Association, who talked to the
delegates. "The boys have taken
more interest in Alfalfa raising than
any other subject and they are quite
well posted, as the various suestions
One solid hour was given over to
the study of alfalfa today. The boys
asked suestions regarding the proper
type of soil, preparation of the land,
and how to handle for hay and seed
and numerous other questions that
enter the mind of the youthful agri
culturist. The alfalfa class was fol
lowed by a study of dairying, conduct
ed by Professor Martin of the Agri
cultural college. Mr. Martin urged
the boys to select the cow that shows
a good constitution, for the dairy ani
mal, and not the "pimp." He sugges
ted the long bodied cow, with a large
feeding capacity and a prominently
veined udder and admonished the
boys to select the dairy type regard
less of the breed. Representatives Of
four prominent dairy breeds were tak
en from the exhibition stalls and used
as illustrative material for the bene
fit of the class.
The program of the farm boys' en
campment was concluded with an ad
dress by Governor John Burke, who
welcomed the delegates and advised
them to stay by the farm.
HAS TYPHOID FEVER.
Word has been received by Mrs.
J. W. Noxon from Mrs. S. Oglesby at
Calgary, Canada, that her daughter.
Miss Gladys Oglesby has been ill for
the past week with an attack of ty
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"Dakota Dan" Issues
Plea for Money
Boston 'Post: Dakota Dan Russell
yesterday sent out an appeal for help.
He declared that his long fight for
the inheritance has drained his finan
ces and that he will be compelled to
give up the fight unless his friends
and sympathizers come to his assist
Fresno Dan's statements concerning
his contract with Mr. 'Cartwright were
yesterday corroborated by Atty. Geo.
W. 'Cartwright of Fresno, Cal. Mr.
Cartwright sent word to 'Boston yes
terday saying: '^Daniel Blake Rus
sell's published statement concerning
my contract with him is practically
correct. I have received $3,000 instead
of $2,000. Part of this, however, was
paid to my associate counsel in Bos
'*Dan was not broke neither was
he a hobo. He was a working man
with but a few dollars, and I took his
case on a contingent fee, entering the
usual form of contract employed by
California attorneys in taking contin
""Anyone who knows Fresno Dan
and William C. Russell knows that it
is not in them to act the part of im
postors and deceivers."
Dakota Dan in his appeal for aid
'^Many of my friends and sympa
thizers have from time to time as
sured me that they stood ready to
render me every possible assistance in
prosecuting my fight for my share of
my father's estate. Though I have felt
very grateful to them for their kind
proffers of aid I have been able up to
this time to press my claims without
'But my long battle for recognition
has about drained my resources. Ex
penses of one kind and another—par
ticularly lawyers' fees—have reduced
the sums of money I brought with me
from the west, so that I am now left
almost without funds with which to
continue the fight.
"To those friends who have so kind
ly proffered assistance, I now appeal.
'Without their aid I shall be forced to
give up my long battle. I shall accept
any contributions which my friends
or sympathizers may wish to send me
with grateful thanks. Daniel Blake
(Dakota Dan) Russell, 6, Bulfinch
street, Room 7."
Hit By Hail
HOSKINS' GREENHOUSES AND
INDIAN SCHOOL SOMEWHAT
Bismarck, July 24.—iBismarck was
visited by a heavy hail and wind
storm Monday night that did consid
erable damage. The hail was confined
mostly to the city and few reports of
damage to crops have 'been received.
IHoskins Floral Company was the
heaviest loser from hail, many win
dows having been broken in their
greenhouses. At the Indian schkl
the new dormitory and stables were
all unroofed and much other damage
done. Telephone wires and telegraph
wires were torn down for large dis
tances and trees and garden truck
suffered. The storm was one of the
most severe that has visited this sec
tion for many months.
Automobile Runs Wild
And Is Smashed
WITH NO DRIVER AT WHEEL, SON
OF EX-GOV. WHITE SEES HIS
Carrington, July 26.—Yesterday at
Barlow, Edwin, son of ex-Governor
Frank White, and his companion set
the engines of their big Elmore auto
in slow si.eed and got out to push
the machine out of a ditch. When
oiice up on the road the big auto
lunged forward and the boys were
unable to get to the wheel and guide
it. It rushed across the street and
into the sidewalk which' was some feet
above the ground. The front axel was
twisted into a letter S, the lights
mashed beyond repair, and the whole
machine was more or less damaged.
Even the sidewalk will need $25
worth of repairs. Mr. White was at
Barlow adjusting hail losses.
AT DISTRICT COURT.
Will H. Carlton, of COoperstown,
probate judge of Grigga county is
here attending distripi court.
MFOUR'ANDP FI VG*
To Be Held at Normal
TEACHERS OF STATE WILL HAVE
INSTITUTE iNEXT WEEK. AT
The State Teacher's Institute for
the counties of Barnes, Ransom,.
Stutsman, LaMoure Griggs and Eddy
will be held at the State Normal
School during the week beginning Au
gust 1st, and closing August 7th.
This Institute is for Information, In
spiration and Professional spirit, for
recreation and enjoyment. It gives
teachers the opportunity to get in
touch with one of the great Normal
schools of the country for a week aL
'least, and in one of the beauty spots
of iNorth Dakota.
All teachers from the above named
counties not already attending sum
mer school are expected to attend
•this institute. Teachers from any
where in the state or elsewhere will
be welcome. In addition to regular
instruction through the week, there
will be interesting music and lec
tures, and opportunity for boat riding,
tennis and picnics for the hours of re
The institute will begin. Thursday
morning, August 1st, and continue to
Wednesday evening, lAugust 7th, thus
closing in time to give all who attends
institute an opportunity to take teach
ers' examinaions if they mean to
The Sunday holiday will break iir
upon the work of the institute, hut
specially attractive exercises will d&i
planned for Sunday afternoon .the 4th*
of August. There will he five' full:
days of delightful and profitable: in
struction in the hands of the best tat
The state law provides that t'eacfi»
erg in the county may and are expect-
ed to be present this week and they/
may draw their wages for the weefc
Certificates of attendance will be is
sued by the conductor. Professor
Lynn B. McMullen, head of the De
partment of Science of the State Nor
mal School, an instructor of manjr
years' experience and a competent
leader in teachers work, will con
duct the institute. Various members
of the faculty will make daily contri
butions to the regular program. The
latest methods of presenting public
school work will be used. The stereo
scope, the projectoscope, the stereop
ticon and all modern equipment will
be used in enforcing the lessons. The
library and laboratories will be freely
drawn upon for institute instruction
The work will be entirely independent
of the summer school and will con
tinue from 9 in the morning to 4 in
Students attending the institute
will register at the office where en
rollment blanks will be provided. The
office will also offer assistance in pror
curing board and room for the week-
In addition to the regular lectures
of the institute, there will be one spec
ial lecture each day by some member*
of the Normal School faculty on some
prominent situation touching on some
of the topics of education of today-
For information, address the Presi
dent, George A. McFarland, or that
conductor of the institute Professor
Lynn B. McMullen.
State School Inspect
INSPECTOR MACDONALD OF THE:
RURAL AND GRADED SCHOOLS.
OF STATE IN FARGO.
EJargo, iN. D. July 24.—Prof. 5ST. C_
iMacdonald of Fargo, inspector of the*
rural and graded schools of the state,,
was in the city this morning on his
way home from Wahpeton and
IHe is taking a big interest in the*
summer schools just now and says
that all of them are doing first classu
Mr. Macdonald has just completed
his first year in the office he ibolds
under the state school laws and mader
a call on Grand Secretary Stockwell
of the Masonic fraternity.
In speaking of the position that Mr.
Macdonald holds, Mr. Stockwell hacf
this to say: "I consider this to be
the most important educational posi
tion in the state of INorth Dakota
for the rural schools and the gxadfedT
schools are the bulwarks of our educa
tional Institutions. I have had the
pleasure of looking over the reports of
Mr. MacdOiia and I have found that
he has done efficient and exceedingly
hard work during the past year an®
better still it is work that wilt court.9*'