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Seventy-Five Jurors Examined to
Get Jury in Coddington
The trial of William Codding
ton, charged with murder in the
first degree, ft being alleged that
he slew a settler named Henry
Kehring forty miles north of
Bena last August, began at
Grand Rapids yesterday.
Seventy-five jurots Were exam
ined before a satisfactory jury
The state began offering its
testimony at the evening session
but little headway Was made.
The only witness called was a
surveyor wno had drawn a plat
of thd jblace where the killing is
alleged to have occurred.
Thte defendant claims the"
shootitg was wnoily in self de
County Attorney George H.
Spear is prosecuting the case
and William J. Stevenson and M.
H. McMahonof Duhith are the
attorneys for the defendant.
There is keen interest taken in
the trial and as it promises to be
a long one Judge Spooner has
decided to hold evening sessions
and has ordered the jury kept
constantly in the custody of the
This is the day when people are
looking for big returns from
small investments. You are as
sured good returns LL you use
our want column.
An Interesting Find.
While trapping for mink last
week at the lake oii the farm of
Rasmus Melby, a trapper found
at the bottom of the lake & large
and exceedingly well preserved
set of reindeer antlers. Mr.
!bielby aveTS that the antlers
must have lain in the water
thousands of years and that it is
not improbable that they are the
relics of one of the original pair
of reindeer which Noah had upon
the Ark. Each antler is about
five feet long and has seven
prongs and both are firmly at
tached to the skull and at their
tips have a spread of five feet.
A Brainerd Man Singed.
George McCullough, superin
tendent of tne Crow Wing county
poor farm, was badly burned one
day this week in a shanty about
nine miles from the farm, where
in company with two other men,
he had gone to cut wood. There
is a small shanty at this place for
the use of men and teams when
cutting Wood. This Was set on
fire bf explosion of a bottle of
kerosede, and in trying to get
the team out McCullough received
his injuries. He failed to save
the team and harness and his
loss will be about $400.
From an Ohio Minster.
Rev. G. W. Hagants, of Clyde Ohio
say8: "I have used Dr. Warner's
White Wine of Tar Syrup for sore
throat, weak lungs, cough, cold, and
any diseases of the kind it surpasses
all other remedies. Many thanks to
the doctor for his valuable- remedy."
Those necessary business monitors are especially appropriate
style eases plain gold silver, and richly chased,
the worksare particulary accurate. IN CHAINS we
SEALS and CHARMS we have a great variety of the
SCARF PINS, FOUNTAIN PENS and similar men's
Jewels. We also have a fine astortment of DIAMONDS?
SILVERWARE. Whether you buy or not don't mis*
Watches shown outside the Twin Cities. No trouble
DECEMBER TWFNTY-F0URTH by making a small
BIT OF A ROMANCE
Ends in the Marriage of Mayor
Conger of Mcintosh to
Albert Lea Lady.
Mayor Conger of Mcintosh has
many friends in this city who will
be pleased to learn that he has
taken a wife, having been married
on Tuesday to Miss Lucy A.
Heiser of Albert Lea, Minn.
There is a bit of romance con
nected With the affair that is in
teresting. Last summer during
the illness of Mr. Conger's son
who was spending the time with
his grandmother at Northwood,
Iowa, Miss Heiser who is a pro
fessional nurse, was called to at'
tend the lad. His illness was due
tomeningitis, and for sometime he
hovered between life and death,
his recovery being due in a large
manner to the careful nursing of
Miss Heiser. An attachment
sprang up between Mr. Conger
and Miss Heiser that ripened in
to love and the sequel is the mar
riage ceremony that Was pre
formed at her home in Albert
Lea on Tuesday.
Public Building For firainerd.
Congressman C. B. Buckman
has taken the first steps to land
a public building for Brainerd,
according to a dispatch from
Washington. A bill has been in
troduced by Mr. Buckman in
congress for a building in Brain
erd to cost $75,000.
Th puzzling question of what to give a man or
lady for Christmas is quickly answered here:
II I 111 I
FALLS TO BOOM
Shevlin and Other Capitalists Se
cure Water Rights on North
According to a dispatch from
Winnipeg, the Minneapolis syn
dicate that has been seeking to
control the water power afforded
by the Rainy river at Koochi
ching, Minn., on the interna
tional boundary, has finally suc
ceeded. E. W, Backus, W. S.
Brooks and Thomas H. Shevlin,
of this syndicate, are reported to
have signed an agreement yester
day at Toronto with Canadian
capitalists and representatives
of the Ontario provincial govern
ment. Ten thousand horse
power will be developed at ottce,
half at Koochiching and half at
Port Francis, Oat., on the oppo
site side of the river. A big pulp
mill and two 1,000 barrel flour
mills will be built, The first cost
of the enterprise will be $1,000,-
The efforts of the syndicate to
secure the important properties
began two years ago. Since then
Mr. Bachus and his associates
are said to have secured control
of the greater part of other land
in the vicinity of the falls. Esti
mates indicate that these fulls
may ultimately develop as much
as 40,000 horse power.
Various industries are ex
pected at the new Soo, which will
probably be rechristened Inter-
deposit on them
Folkers Jewelry Company
national Palls. The flour mills
on the Canadian side will be en
abled to grind on cheaper terms
the bulk of the Canadian wheat
now shipped to Minneapolis tobe
milled in bond. The new in
dustrial center will occupy a po
sition of advantage on the Cana
dian Northern road between
Winnipeg and Port Arthur.
Opposition to the plans of the
American syndicate has been
largely of a political nature. One
demand that has apparently been
granted was that half of the
power developed should be used
exclusively for Canadian in
A "Bum" Boarding House.
The grand jury of the term of
the Polk county district court
now in session in its report scores
Sheriff Sullivan, who is well
known in this city, because the
prisoners at the county jail are
not well enough fed. The grand
jury in its official report says
that it finds that the nioals served
as supper and breakfast are not
what they should be. Sheriff
Sullivan is much chagrined and
is on record with the statement
that the prisoners are as well fed
as at any county jail in the state.
Rioted at Depot.
Two woodsmen started a riot
at the Great Northern depot last.
They were both in an intoxicated
condition and became involved in
an altercation. Officers Patter
son and Cunningham "sloughed"
them and this morning they paid
fines in police court for drunk
gii'ts. You can choose one here from a great number of
engraved and set with diamonds. The unseen vital parts
show all the very latest styles in LINKS. In FOBS and
newest designs. MATCH BOXES, CUFF BUTTONS,
gifts are here in Gold and Silver Plate and studded with
CUT GLASS, FANCY CHINA, WEDGE WOOD and
coining in and looking over the Largest Stock of
to show goods. Purchases will be laid away until
They Will Hold Council and Ask
That the Pine Sale Be Al
lowed to o On.
The Indians are so well pleased
with the recent sale of pine at
Cass Lake that they intend to
hold a council this week at which
they will undoubtedly take con
certed action to go on record as
being decidedly in favor of the
sale on Dec. 28 being carried
out, and also as being willing to
await the action of the secretary
of the interior and others inter
ested relative to payment for the
lands included in the national
forest reserve and the ten sec
tions reserved from sale and set
tlement under the provisions of
the Morris law.
Ed. L. Warren, of Cass Lake,
who is a member of the Chippewa
band of Indians, has been a
strong supporter of the Morris
law, and with A. G. Bernard, of
Cass Lake, spent the major portion
of the winter of 190102 lobbying
for the passage of the bill. Mr.
Warren has addressed a strong
letter to his tribesmen in which
he holds that the pine sale has
demonstrated beyond a shadow
of a doubt that the method pur
sued under the Morris law is the
very best way to dispose of the
reservation timber, as the bids
submitted brought more actual
cash to the Indians than anyone
had dreamed of.