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Tq the police court this morning he
cattle as plain John Blaess, aged
26,
no
home, a physical and mental wreck.
Once he was Private John Baess, of Co.
M, Fourth Infantry, U. S. A., he says,
with1 two years service in the Philippines
and an honorable discharge.
Back of his downfall lies a story of
romance in the Philippines and a curse
that has haunted him four years like a
shadow, robbed him of all ambition, and
made him a vagrant.
Still treasured in what is left of his
shattered mind is the memory of a na
tive girl in Novelta, in the southern part
of the Philippine group. He had fallen
in love with her near the end of the
service. The temptation came to desert
and cast his lot with the natives, as
others had done, but the honor of his
regiment meant too much to him.
One night he' bade the girl farewell,
and tried to explain. She could not un
derstand, and when he slipped back
through the lines he carried with him
the vision of her standing, with tearful,
imploring eyes, and with arms out
stretched towards him.
Oue night, months later, he was back
at the native village. They told him the
girl had died. A hag, the dead girl's
mother, drove him from the door.
"May the mark of the beast be on
you," she screamed. "You scorned the
love of a native girl. Now may your
lot be with the brutes that grovel in the
earth."
Try as he could young Blaess could
not shake off the memory of the old
woman's cruse. He became morose.
Then his health failed, and later he was
discharged. He reached America broken
in spirit and without hope. The thought
of the old hag's curse was always with
him. He took to the road with tramps
then, shunning companions, wandering
alone. He was sinking lower and lower
in the social scale. The curse was com
ing true.
He has tramped along the railroads
living on raw potatoes, which he grubbed
from the earth with his hands and on
uncooked corn from the fields. He slept
in the woods without shelter. Some
times the section hands on the railroad
gave him food and learned his story
from him bit by bit.
Blaess came to Fargo, sleeping in
box cars in the N. P. yards and living
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whatever he could pick up. He was ar
rested
a charge of vagrancy.
The prisoner's limbs were twiching as
he stood in court this morning. His}
eyes shone dully from beneath his matted
hair. He was weak from disease and
exposure. His face, unshaven, showed
pitiful emaciation. His eyes were fixed
on the floor. He made no defense and
apparently he only half comprehended
where he was.
"I will give you a suspended sentence
Of $5.': said the court. "You may go
rtow/' and poor John Blaess, once Pri
vate Blaess, the victim of an old hag's,
qurse. left the court room and the
routine of the court went on.
"I had the 'sneezes' and I couldn't get
nd' of them," said Thos. Bennett, wno
was arraigned
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a paliti drunk charge.
"I put brown paper under my upper
lip, held my breath for five minutes,
bathed my wrists in ice water, but all
to
avail," continued the prisoner. "A
friend then suggested that I take whis
ky"
"And I guess you took it," pat iip jhe
court.
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"Yes, a few," said the prisoned
"Have you been troubled with. the
'sneezes' since confined in the city jail?"
asked the court.
"No, but a man down there said I
would get something worse if I stayed
jp that jlace very long."
"What did he mean?"
*1 don't know exactly, but he intimated
something in my clothes that wouldn't
be very agreeable."
"Seam squirrels, eh?" suggested the
court.
"That's it."
"Well, 1 don't tfrinkyoif wQyld tpy
brown paper under your lip, or even
whisky to get rid of them. I see you
have no money and I will send ycJu dovrp
40 serve four days."
"Mike Mullen, you Wtf 'dlW^iid1 nth
having been drunk and disorderly what
have you to say?"
"I guess I was drunk, but I don't
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LIMIT
The famous Jordon Cutlery has reached the highest limit
'of the art of manufacture of Pen Knives, Pocket Knives, Scis
sors, Steel Erasers, Filers Filtger &ail Cli^rClipp«rs,t}aUuy
Manicure articles, etc.
We have arranged a display of these goods in tifie
show windows which you should not fail to see.
For Rent and
Fmt
PAi^
remember of having been disorderly."
"Your memory isrf't very good."
"Well, judge, to be honest, I was so
drunk that 1 don't remember much thpt
happened yesterday."
"Well, you can go down for four days
and- I think by the time you serve your
sentence you will vividly recall your
conduct and shrink from a repetition.
Your sentence is
$5
or four days.
WILL DISBAND.
Hanfcinson News: Wahpeton K. P.'s
have decided to disband, and will prob
ably wind up their affairs between now
and the first of the year. Lack of in
terest and consequent non-attendance
of members is given as the cause of the
action. At the present time the Han
kinson K. P.'s are paying
$100
2:30,..,.
The synod heartily commended the
movement, already undertaken by Mouse
River Presbytery to establish an acad
emy in the northwestern part of the
state.
Rev. A. C. Brown, D. D., and J. B.
Clapp were chosen by a unanimous vote
to the positions they have held so effic
iency for some years—superintendent of
home missions and superintendent of
Sabbath school work.
The place of the next meeting was left
to the selection of the officers of the
synod, with prospect at present that
Bottineau may be chosen.
With a few necessary changes and ad
ditions the college committee was con
tinued, with Rev. Chas. M. Taylor of
Jamestown, chairman and Rev. Frank
H. Hays, D. D., of Grand Forks, secre
tary. Education matters commanded
considerable of the time and thought
of the synod.
The synod took an advance step in'
the work of foreign missions by request
ing the foreign mission board to name
two missionaries who shall be support
ed by the Presbyterian Church and
people of the synod of North Dakota.
The Children's Home Society of
North Dakota Was earnestly commend
ed, and the churches were urged to wit
ness themselves substantially in its wel
fare.
Sftk—Atoott
pi
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hall rent
for two or three meetings a year, and
seem to have as good reasons for dis
banding as the Wahpeton knights.
DANCING ACADEMY.
Stone's Music H&t
Opens Oct. I3:
Tuesday evening class,
7:30
sharp
$7 00
Saturday afternoon classes.
$3.50
Oct.
17.
Private dancing lessons,
$1.25
Private physical culture .... $3.00
Saturday "Inform*!*"
Oct. 17.
(Opening party.)
Cards requested at door
Mrs. Youmans,
The Waldorf Directress.
INSANE MAN.
Pesserrden News: A crazy man was
picked up on the streets last Friday
by Sher iff St. Jacque and confined to
jail where he still remains awaiting the
arrival of his relatives. The unfortunate
man is ET"Frank, who came here from
near Velva this fall and was employed
by James Thomas, of this county living
in Bremen -township. The crew of
threshers discovered Frank's weakness
and teased the poor fellow almost to
death playing tricks
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him and laying
it to ghosts. He finally fled from Thom
as' place and Fred Hanelt reports him
as being there, but he finally ran away
from Fred's place claiming that the meat
stunk. The next day he appeared at
the old Sheard place east of town now
occupied by Henry Beiseker, sr. Here
he became scared at the cows because
they made so much noise. He came to
town where the sheriff picked him up.
He claims to be a Jew and refuses to
eat pork. He is now much better and
friends from Velva are expected to come
and take him in charge. *v i
CENTURY CLUB MEETIltft'
The adjourned annual meeting of the
Century Club for the election of offi
cers and the transaction of other busi
ness will be held Tuesday evening, Oct.
13,
at
8
o'clock at the parlors of the
Commercial Club in Loyal Knights
Hall.- Mrs. H. L. Bolley, secretary.
SPECIAL INTEREST.
Some special items of interests from
the Presberian Synod were: On the
question of comity the synod, by a unani
mous vote adopted an overture, request
ing the "General Assembly of the Pres
byterian Church in the U. S. A. to
abolish and annul said comity compact
in order that all our relations to and
intercourse with the Congregational
Church may be upon the same basis as
in the case of the Methodist, Baptist and
other denominations."
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16 Aim 18 BROADWAY,
The prices always have bieen low
est here, but when this entire stock
is offered to the public at discounts
ranging from 10 to 33 per cent off
on the dollar, how much greater is
the inducement to buy your goods
here? Although Mr. Herbst will
retire from business, there* will be
no effort spared to please every
customer, either bjr^rtbe ,^lropfi^koi
or salespeople.
blankets, Comforts, tied Spreads,
Sheets and Pillow Cases,
at..
Wash Goods, Sheetings, Tab^
Linens, Towels and Toweling^ ..
a*
Sheriff Olson of Hillsboro, accom
panied by a deputy, arrived in the city
Saturday night, having in charge a
crazy man, whom they were conducting
to Jamestown. The officers put up at
the Elliott Hotel for the night, keep
ing their charge with them, intending
to go out on the train yesterday morn
ing. The fellow, who is not a danger
ous lunatic, made several attempts to
escape from the hotel, but was frustrat
ed in each endeavor and was at last
safely conducted to the N. P. depot
Sunday morning betw^n
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Axminster, Wilton and Ingrain
Carpets and Mattings, t,,
Yarns, Ribbons, Stamped Liofefea
and Drawn Work,
at ....
Hardware, Tinware, Cutlery, Ife .if
China and Silverware, 1
L&dieS' Men's, Misses', Soys* an^
Children's Sweaters,
at.. 4.. .. 4.. A 11
Rugs, Draperies, Lace Curtaiifc'ii
Oil Cioths and LlnolehHis,
at
A
CRAZV MAN IS AT LARGE.
Escaped Fro« the Sheriff of TraW
C*tnty
and
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o'clock. While Sheriff Olson was at
the ticket window purchasing tickets
the lunatic made a break for liberty and
succeeded in outrunning the deputy.
The city police departmenTwas notified
and the insane was was traced about
three miles down the river, where all
track of him was lost. The officers
learned that he visited the home of
Joseph Ames on First Avenue South a
few minutes after he gained his liberty.
He told Mr. Ames that he was being
chased by men who wanted to shoot
and rob him. He had no coat and hat
on and in explanation stated that he
had been driven from home by his pur
suers. Mr. Ames gave the fellow his
breakfast and provided him with a coat
and hat. He appeared to be perfectly
rational and his mental condition was
not suspected by Mr Ames. The Hills
boro officers state that the fellow is a
a e s s u n a i
Sheriff Olson and deputy returned to
Hillsboro this morning after a Vain
search for their charge all day yes
terday. They are of the opinion that
he will eventually drift back to Traill,
County, as he is perfectly 4amili»r,with
the country.
TROUBLES GALORE.
Fessenden News:, Louis Schwarz had
a great experience recently ,'to get
"peaceable posse^ipn" of a horse on
which he had a chattel morgage. A
Russian h^d the animal a few miles
westv£f town and.M^..-Schwarz and'oafe
oi-Jfce Ttye |^:|te#reidf! t|"
horse:w$Mj» a^uncl'.^f Kgtappigjs
ed down- upon/ EbniS -tipol& hi«^:rir
peril, and the sheriff hurried to
ene, arriviite there ahpot midni
ere he Mr« ip the^
SWt6undk| By the bttft& frtfb luf
the barn swearing that tljey would halig^B^ not be doiie anymore- carefully or
u:-_ TL. ....h.i -J ^cir ... ...
him. The son rushed to'town arid nftb~
fied Sheriff St. Jacque of his father*)
the
in eriticMimlg mtm by ar
case ttfltit ife. arfi
'dwJ
CW8W-
'tr',
a
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sifioA wltn Sehvliri flow
ere does the justice carte h»?
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"BigPtrBLICAW, tfO^TDAY EVE^TTO, OCTOBEK
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110 Per Cent Off
10 Per Cent Off
15 Per Cent Off
...
10 Per Cent Off
110 Per Cent Off
10 Per Cent Off
110 Per Cent Off
fai
Parco Yesterday Morninr.
MAY SPRING A SENSATION.
BeUeveif That Mike Brisben Chuved With Rob*
-jr bery
win Prove an
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COMPLETE STOCKS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.
Alibi.
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•The ease St the state vs. Mii^
ben, charged with larceny from the
person, is on in Justice Ryan's court
today. Brisben, with another party
named Smith, was arrested about eight
days ago at Grandin charged with hold
ing up and robbing Antin Blanken
witch.. ..
On the -witness stand this piorning
Blankenwitch toid the story of the
hold-up. He said that fie was walking
in the suburbs of Grandin one week ago
Saturday night when he was approached
by two men. The tallest man grabbed
him around the waist and the short
man went through his pockets and took
a pocket book containing
$4.50.
They
then told him that he was "a good fel
low" and left him. He returned to the
city and reported the matter to the offi
cers and i the arrest of $risben and
Smith followed the next day. He pos
itively identified Brisben as the smaU
man who had gone through his pockets.
Brisben is undertaking to prove an ali
bi and is making a strong case. Offi
cers are looking for a sensation in the
proceedings. Smith' has been sum
moned by the defendant as a witness
and it is believed that he will go Upon
the stand and swear that he commit
ted the robbery and that Brisben. had
nothing to do with it. About fifteen
witnesses are on hand'ready to testify
for Brisben.
TE COULD make a .whole
lot ot extravagant daunts,
but,,aftei*
alt,
satisfactorily to doctor and patleot
than our work is tycMdOne. Prices:
are always reasoriabie.
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12, 1963.
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10 PER CENT TO 33 PERCENT DFF
.'.PATTERNS.
The crowds of customers in the afternoons!
make early shopping advisable—when
Dress Goods at discounts
ranging
from
Dress Trimmings, Laces and
Embroideries, all
at.
Shoes, Overshoes, Gloves,
Mittens and Hosiery,
Men's and Boys' Clothing, Hats,
Caps and Furnishing Goods,
Ladies' Suits, CTbatcs, Fur
Garments, Furs ai0
Shawls, at
i
Ladies' Underwear and
Men's Underwear,
at
BOSTON IN THE LEAD.
Pittsburg, Oct.
12.—The
second larg
est crowd that ever attended a baseball
game at Exhibition Park greeted the
American and National Leagues' cham
pions when they appeared on the field
Saturday to play the last home game of
the series. Boston' won easily
An'dover, Mass., Oct.
i o n a s
icans
5.
the question
would come back, "Do we make
gtipd?** cosper -to tha?
poljat we are wHiing ^to iitand on
(tor «tord V We tt-
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This makes three straight victories for
the visitors. The magnificent record
made by Phillipi in winning the three
games pitched against the Boston pen
nant winners, led the crowd to think
he could do so again, but in this they
were disappointed. As he walked to
the center of the diamond to begin the
game, he was given the greatest re
ception ever tendered a player-on the
local grounds and presented with a dia
mond pin. The attendance was
li'-'
$U^DAY SCORES.
Cleveland Americans
6,
Cincinnati
Cleveland Americans
7.
3,
Cincinnati Nac­
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"St. Louis NatiianaU
9,
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Page Record:' Softie time last Fri
day Chris and Charley Olson, two
Mlfothers who- have been renting the W.
Whisnand fajrnt nor,tl| of town, dts
Te
tm
eaving numerous
The boys havfei
y for a number
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FAROO, NORTH DAKOTA
BUSINESS.
mmm—m—mm-
——_
DISCOUNT ONFALL GOODS
10 to 33 Per Cent Off
Considering our usual low prices, this will mean a saving of at least
BASEBALL.
HAIR GOODS.
Mrs. Aldrich, representing a krg$
eastern manufacturer, wHI be at de
Lendrecie's store for a ffcw days. This
will afford the ladies of Fargo the op
portunity to purchase a fine hair switch
at manufacturers' prices: a
for $1.25 a
for
$3
12.—After'fell­
ing hts nurse with^ a. terrific ,bk)w over
the head with a stove poker, Edward
Doheny, the Pittsburg National League
base ball pitcher, for more than one hour
armed with the same weapon held a
score of neighbors and several policemen
at bay. Finally, he was overpowered
ant) after an examination by two physi
cians was .adjudged insane and commit
ter to the asylum at Dan vers.
The nurse, Ojberlin Howarth, is seri
ously hurt but it is believed he will re-
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An^ricgps 2, Chicago Nation-
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20 Per Cent Off
10 Per Cent Off
10 Per Cent Off
cent from clothing store prices.
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10 to 20 Per Cent Off
per
10 Per Cent Off
departure. They left their stock, ttitt1
chinery and some grain on the farm
and are supposed to have taken very
little money with them, as they had
already paid some on their debts. Sey
eral creditors have taken possession oil
their chattels under attachment and
considerable litigation may follow. The
team they drove when they went away
was left in Casselton and is now in the
possession of creditors. The young
mien have probably gone to Ipw£,
where. they have relatives. ei.iV
$2
$3
and so on up to
17,638
10
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Boston .7 n 4
Batteries Pittsburgh Phillfpi and
Phelps Boston, Yourtg and Criger.
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switch for
$2
a $4 switch
$15,
responding reductions.
each at cor­
iVhen it comes to rairiy'days
The Valley beats 'em this
When it comes to Chocolates
Everhart's beats 'em—that's all.
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