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The New Yolrk Produce Exchaitfe
Forced to Recognize the Coming
,y Product of the Northweit^\^
Thibaifct, five years ago, was a- poor
lad earning, a meagre living by playing
first violin in an orchestra in the Cafe
Rouge, in the old Latin Quarter of
Paris. Edouard Colonne heard him
play, and gave him free instruction. The
boy's rapid improvement justified his
master's lu^gnieflt and dirring the last
few year's the young violinist has ap
peared in the principal cities of Europe
ihd' met with great success,
F^iiladelphia, Pa.,f Oct. JO:—Tele
graph operators renowned for their
speed in manipulating th^ key are
gathered here from many points
throughout the country to take part in
the national telegraphers' tournament,
which opens this evening in the Na-~
tional Export Exposition building.
Andrew Carnegie's gold medal is the
prize for which the operators will con
test.. The medal was won last year by
F. M. McClintic, of Dallas, Texas, who
attained the record-breaking '^peed of
sending 517 words iri ten minutes and
receiving on' a typewriter 500 wordst in
the same time.
I® addition to-the medal contests there
will^ be a wonMui's contest, which is
limited to straight message work on
typewriters. Another event ijx limited
to railroad operators only, and a third
feature of the programme will fee a con
test in which all the operator^ will be
60 or more years old.
Onatf tatf Utaw, WIm Was 8«4^ a Youajr
Woman, St«rtc Proc«edios».
rand Forks, N. D., Oct. 30,—feimer
H-* Miller, who was arrested on July
14 on a charge oi sjinder, preferred by
Mis$ Anna Dearing, and who was
bouitd over to the district cowrtr was
surtendered to Sheriff Turner yester
day^and aplication was at once made by
G. ji. Bangs, his attorney, fot his re
leasft Mnder habeas corpus prooecdings.
ilicationfor the wrlt lra.^angs
that at tUe prelitnlft^y^ near
was no probable or reason
Ji|t(i|e to believe that Miljer was
it* the charge. It was further
that wfiifevet words' said by
t|ie p^f#^nt wit
nesCsWeipe privij^ ...
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es Established for
Wheat and the New Q^ain
v'3fe Will Be Boomed *1
'tUfk, Oct. 30.—The'grain^'coin
„,. j,, mission of the New York Produce Ex
^.J'w •,.. change has decided to establish three
grades of macaroni wheat. This will
put dealings in this new agricultural
product for this country on a "c'oinmefr
cial basis. A year or two ago the Un.t
ed States consular agents in the south
of France reported that tliefe was a
market there for inacaroni wl^eat and
recommended to the agricultural de
partment at \Va-..ington that the rais
ing of this wheat be encouraged in the
United States. It had previously been
cultivated in the northwest, but the de
partment of agriculture secured seed
wheat from Europe and it is estimated
that this year 10,500,000 bushels were
raised. Some of this has already been
marketed in France, the trading tor ex
port being 011 the basis of the Minne
sota wheat gradings. But macaroni
wheat being specified in the contracts,
at the request of the department of ag
riculture, the grain committed decided
to establish three grades of the wheat.
No. 1 macaroni. No. 2 macaroni and
Rejected macaroni.
New York, Oct. 30.—At Carnegie
Hall tonight Jacques Thibau4, a young
French violinst, makes his American
debut. He is under contract with the
Wetzlcr Orchestra to give a series of
fifty concerts in the principal cities of
America, for which he is to receive
'1 Judge
|l«it the
j». wer»
Sullivan, of the*
leg^aad that 9m
be Ipw^ued alkg
1+' j.'" i T-M
t, in a
itld no£
IState 1
|e. ASH
|e the
July U
iu, vs- W
Ihe tusion government, composed of
botli democrats and republicans, is de
sirous of an opportunity to continue
the wqrk ot reiorm, wiiile Tammany,
the controlling element in the demo
cratic party ot New Yjork City, is fight
ing with rght and main to regain con
trol ol the city government which-it
lost two years ago 011 the election of
Mayor Low and the fusion ticket.
In the present contest the republicans
and the Citizens' Union, the latter or
gan izatin being composed of the inde
pendent of botn parties and the sworn
enemy of Tammany, nominated the fol
lowing fusion ticket:
For mayor, Seth Low for controller.
F. M. Grout, and for president of the
board of aldermen, Lharles V. Fornes.
They arc the present incumbents of the
offices named. Low is a republican and
Grout and Fornes democrats. Grout
and Fornes listened to the siren voice
of Tammany and consented to be in
dorsed by it.
Tammany nominated Grout and For
nes and the Citizens' Union and the re
publicans promptly held new conven
tions syid named men to succeed Grout
and Fornes 011 the fusion ticket.
it became apparent early in the sum
mer that the Tamany leader, Charles
F. Murphy, intended to nominate
George B. McCiellan, his friencl and
son of the famous general of the civil
war, for mayor. There was on outcry
from "Boss" McLaughlin, of the Kings
County democracy, who declared Mc
Ciellan would not do, and suggested
several Brooklyn men. The retort
made from Tannnany was that Brook
lyn had its share already. McLaugh
lin did not see it that way, and insisted
that some other man than McCiellan
be named. The controversy got acri
monious and McLaughlin charged
Murphy with using methods- of the
Tweed regime. McLaughlin has con
tinued stubborn throughout the cam
paign and it is generally conceded that
Tammany will suffer seriously at the
polls as a result of of the disaffection oi
the Brooklyn democrats.
The revolt of District Attorney Jer
ome against Mayor Low threatened
for a time to produce an analagous sit
uation in the fusion ranks. Mr. Jer
ome, however, came around all right
after Low had been renominated and
during the past two or three weeks has
been one of the most zealous Cam
paigners for the fusion' ticket.
Ex-Chief of Police William Devery's
independent candidacy for mayor has
contributed tl*e comedy of the cam
paign. Everyone makes light of his
candidacy* except the rotund and hu
morous Mr. Devery himself, who af
fects to foresee his own triumph and
the destruction of Tammany, which or
ganization incurred his wrath by re
fusing to recognize his claims to dis
trict leadership. Charles F. Murphy,
while pretending to regard Devery's
candidacy with contempt, is secretly
working hard to swamp the former
chief ot police for he knows that every
vote Devery polls will be drawn from
the Tammany ranks. Tammany has
openly charged the fusion forces with
financing the Devery campaign.
In their conduct of the campaign the
fusi-onists have relied chiefly on the
public improvements and other good
works accomplished during the two
years of their administration to con
tinue t{iem in power. Tlie "red light"
district has been obliterated and they
declare that the city never before was
so free from gamblers and the disreput
able element generally as it is today.
The rallying cry of their fight has-been
"Vote for Low and keep the grafters
out." •••1
George Jli McCiellan sijps that if
elected mayor he will adntihister the
affairs of the city honestly and fearless
ly and will not be the tool of R,ichard
Crokcr ot Of T^ipifty Hall. The city,
he says, is n^ipijty democratic and
should have a «mocratic government.
He charges the reform aarninistration
.with gross extravangance iti the man
.a®enrent of tl|^ city*& fiiMtnces and says
of itf
o[ «y^en ar^
con^odition in the pi)!
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,* -i c»A^fca
The jHualclpal CamiMicn in New York City Hat
Been a Strenuom Alfklfi
New York, Oct. 30.—The municipal^
political campaign will practically end
tomorrow night and interest in Tues
day's election is at fever heat. While
the issues involved in the contest are
purely local the'result cannot but be^
of national interest and importance. Ay
clean and honest city government is in
reality the only issue involved and the
question is tne same that has beca?
lought out or "is being tought out ini
many of the chief municipainies.ol the
[igence thou
*e to find ac
issue of the
y has seen
I.ili^^rd to the cW
cpnKfelfe however, Taprt
$0 sa^Mtfcif The fu$iot|^
coa^iipifc of A1
ft retuf
The Consolidated Grocers of America
Have Decided to Go Out
$# Business.
Stores Were Operated in Many
Cities-- The Action Was
Not Compulsory.
The Eitociot tfet Rebate the
VV' 'V -. •-. fsorelcn Coal. «x' *v
Washington, Get. 3p.-vTfie unporUr
tioris of coal into the United States dur
ing the first nine months of the present
calendar year have amounted to 2,687,
081 tons, .against 1.546,112 tons in the
corresponding months of the preceding
year, an increase of 1.140,969 tons. The
rebate of duty pn coal authorized by
congress in January, 1903, went into
operation Jan. 14, so that the figures
for the nine months of 1903 represent
the importation of coal free of duty
during practically all of that period com
pared with the corresponding period of
the preceding year, in which the imoort
ations of bituminous coal were dutiable.
The figures here quoted, as presented by
presented by the department of com
merce and labor through its bureau of
statistics, include both bituminous and
anthracite coal, but as the total imports
of anthracite in the nine months of 1903
amounted to but i."»"»,248 tons, the chief
increase is in bitum*.ous. This increase
of 1,140.000 tons is chiefly in coal from
the United Kingdom, from which the
imports of bituminous coal during the
nine months ending with September,
1903, amounted to 1,105.951 tons against
73.243 in the corresponding nine months
of 1902. From Canada, which the bu
reau of statistics designates as "British
North America," the total imports of
bituminous coal for the nine months
ending- with September, 1903, were 1,
225,294 tons against 1,195,869 tons in the
correspondnig months of the preceding
year, an increase of but 29,423 tons
from Canada. From other countries the
imports are of course extremely small,
thj largest item aside from the United
Kingdom and Canada being Japan, from
which 50,784 tons were imported in the
nine months, of 1903 against 8,176 im
ported in the corresponding months of
1902, and "other Asia and Oceania 303,
626 against 269^51 in the corresponding
months of 1902. Thus, nearly all of the
increase in the importations of coal in
the present years under the rebate of
duty authorized in January has
been from the United Kingdom, while
the total increase, as already indicated,
amounted to 1,140,969 tons.
Meantime the exportation of coal has
increased more than.the importation.
The total coal exported from the Unit
ed States in then ine months ending
with September, 1903, amounted to 6,
314,189 tons against 4^720,330 tons in
the corresponding months Of last year,
an increase of 1,593,839 tons.
The foreign commerce of the United
tes in coal, whether of imports or
e^lftorts, is extremely smaft* compared
the -domestic production, in which
The Consoti-
Oct. 30.
dated Grocers of America with stores
in Peoria, Chicago, St. Paul, Des
Moines and Galesburg have ceased busi
ness. There have been no legal proceed
ings as the action was voluntary^
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 30.-r-The
Alabama Press Association met in
special session here today to hear the
report of the special committee ap-^
pointed to investigate the charges
against J. Asa Rountree, secretary of1
the assqeiation, who is accused of hav
ing made money out of the press trip
to Canada last summer. Mr. Rountree
has employed counsel to defend him
and will make a vigorous effort to pre
vent the association ousting hint from
his office.
Chicago, 111., Oct. 30.—To determine
the proper function of the high school
and decide whether it should be con
sidered as a distinct institution com
plete in itself, or as a mere preparatory
school for the college, is the purpose of
a two days' conference which opened
today at Northwestern University.
Those in attendance include the prin
cipals of leading high schools, acade
mies and seminaries throughout the
Nined States now exceeds any oth
jry in ttHi worldt Importations
as much as
prior to
iiihey were 3,-
iave 111
tons ift
,u n&$c
The Sfhpfl j^nrt, JBpafd Found tb^opjU Were
Mi Demapd.
•1 j.
At tne meettng of the board* of uni
versity and school lands at Bismarck
yesterday the board bought $40,000 of
school bonds. An offer was also re
ceived from Geo. E. Nichols of Fargo,
of a block of school bonds aggregat
ing $159,000 at a price which will netHii,|
the state 4 per cent interest, and this
offer was accepted. This makes*a total
of $199,000 of the money in the perma
nent school and institution funds dis-t
posed of at this session of the board.
In addition to this twenty-one applica
tions for farm loans were received and
the lands were ordered appraised. The
Amount desired 'on these farm loans is
about $17,000. These are the first ap
plications for. farm loans received by
the board for some time. The condi
tions surrounding the loaning of state
funds on farm security are such that
thbsc loans have not been very popu
lar, cither with farmers or with the
board, but the money is available and
applications, when receive^,
acted on promptly.
Grand Forks Herald: Miss Jofeve
Ashenbaumer, who lives in East Grand
Forks and is employed by the Elliott
Laundry Co., may lose the fingers on
her right hand as a result of an acci
dent. In some manner Miss Ashen
baumer got her hand caught in the
mangle and the four fingers were badly
crushed and burned. The machine is
protected perfectly and the accident oc
curred on one of the rolls 011 the back
of the machine,, opposite the feeding
board. The attending physician stated
last night that he hoped to save the
hand and all of the fingers, but the in
jury is a severe one and amputation
maj^ be^und necessary.
Hunter, N. D., Oct. 28.—To The Fo
rum: John Muir fell from the roof of
his building Friday and broke his heel.
John Wergin has been sick with ap
pc'ndicitis but is able to be around again.
Work on the Farmers and Merchants'
bank is pushed quite rapidly and they
will soon be ready for business.
^1). H. Fosburg of Mandan is in town
tlj|s\veek looking after his farming in-
Mrs. J. Burgum and Mrs. Roberts of
Arthur were Hunter visitors Monday.
Emil Bosse, who has been laid up
with the grippe is out again.
Miss Mae Dundas was a Fargo visitor
last week. Josiah.
•Jamestown Alert: Dr. D. Baldwin,
county superintendent of the board of
health, visited in Montpelier and vicin
ity Tuesday and Wednesday. He found
that many families had been afflicted
with scarlet fever and had recovered.
The county authorities had not been
notified in time and so no quarantine
had been established. Among those in
Montpelier school district who had re
covered from the disease were: Mrs.
John McQuade and child, and Mrs.
Michael McQuade and eight children,
John C. Updike's four children, Mrs.
August Johnson and one child, Jule
Naze's seven children, Peter Finnigan's
five children, M. Baumen's thre^ chil
dren. Ben Finnigan's two children, J.
I). Winkler's three children, Frank
Cumber's child.
On the Fuller farm south of the
city three children of James Hickman
had recovered from the disease. R. H.
Heckman." residing fifteen miles south
of Jamestown and eight children had
also recovered.
The scarlet fever was brought from
Valley City and many of the people did
not know what it was until after., they
had recovered.
Coricreannaii Marshall Investigated the Situa
tion on the Reservation.
Jamestown Capital: Congressman
"Tom" Marshall returned Tuesday
from Minnewaukan, where he met with
the local committee and conferred with
others regarding the contemplated op
ening of the Indian reservation. It now
seems that the concensus of opinion in
that vicinity that the best wav to throw
the lands open to settlement is for
them to be. sold to settlers at the rate
of $3.50 per acr^ and also have the
purchaser comply with the homestead
law&r This would mean that there
would be received sufficient from the
sale of the lands to pay the Indians and
besides the land would be settled up at
once and by the best class of citizens.
The lands are some of the best in. the
state, are convenient to excellent mar
kets and the Opening of the reservation
would be the signal for one of the
greatest rushes for land ever
North Dakota, The reservation ad
Myites of Minii^l^^.
l-o^ and extends eastwim
of Devils dtoW
the land$ is
Ivery rich. A
t» ere
go to
t' *r*v
Missouri Woman in Fargo Searching
For Her Daughter Who Left
With a Broker.
Says the Man Is Making His Living by
Selling Nude Pictures of
Her Daughter.
"Some nian is going to get into
trouble," was the emphatic assertion of
Mrs. H. P. Means of Chillohowee, Mo.,
as she registered at the Webster Ho
tel last night.
She was looking for a man whom she
calls *'a party." who,*after stealing her
daughter, allowed her to be photo
graphed and the pictures placed in slot
Mrs. Means also asserts that she is
a member of the Means family, who
were made characters in the book, the
"Hoosier Schoolmaster.' and judging
from the manner 111 which she talked
last night, she is a worthy descendant
of that family, when, it comes to ex
pressing her determined opinion of
the things which will happen to the
object of her search when she finds him.
Mrs. Means says she and her family
have lived peacetully in Johnson Coun
ty, Missouri, since they moved there
from Hoop Pole Township, Posey
County, Indiana, fifteen years ago. Her
husband, she says, is employed by the
Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad at
Windsor, Mo., although the family lives
at Chillohowee, a few miles east of
there. The man for whom she is look
ing was formerly a real estate agent at
YVarrensburg, th^ county seat ol John
son County, Missouri, and disappeared
from that point about five months ago,
taking with him the youngest daughter
of the Means family, Ethel, and it was
supposed the couple had gone to Ish
peming, Mich., where the man, Gilbert
A. Ross, formerly lived. He had court
ed her daughter, but the match was-ot
jected to by her parents.
But the elopement is not the worst
of the affair, says Mrs. Means. Wfiile
in Kansas City, about six weeks ago,
she learried that her daughter's picture
was one of those which could be seen
in the nickel in the slot machines it
was of the spicy variety, and Mrs.
Means visited one of the places where
these views could be obtained by ex
pending a nickel, and was horrified to
learn that her information was correct.
Investigation revealed the fact that the
picture was taken in St. Joseph, Mo.,
and there the irate mother went. She
was informed that the photograph had
been taken by a representative of a
Chicago view company, and that it had
been done with the consent of the girl's
husband. As the girl is only 17 years
of age, the mother thinks she sees a
way to punish Rose, and is searching
for him, determined to visit upon him
the just punishment which, she asserts,
he has coming to him.
Through the Chicago office of the
firm she learned that royalties were be
ing paid Rose for the use of the pic
ture, and that his address was St. Paul.
Chief of Police Hayes of Kansas City,
communicated with Chief O'Neill of
Chicago, and Mrs. Means was told by
Hayes that Ross and his wife had left
St. Paul, presumably for either Fargo
or Grand Forks. She left Missouri
several days ago and went to Grand
Forks, bat was unable to get trace of
the couple there. She arrived in Fargo
last night, and will spend several days
here prosecuting her search. It is not
known whether any of the pictures of
her daughter can be found in the local
slot machines, but, as duplicates are
made of all photographs, she thinks it
quite likely that it can be found here.
She was in consultation with Chief
Gowland this morning and an effort
will be made to locate the parties if
they are in Fargo.
Mrs. Means says the family, when the
man eloped with the girl, made little
•ffort to apprehend them, but when they
learned tliat her beauty had been made
the means of support through the ex
hibition of the photographs, it was at
once determined to find them. The
Means family recently came into pos
session of an estate, and it is with the
money derived from this that the search
is being made.
Mrs. Means smiles when she men
tions the fact that some of her rela
tives were mentioned in the "Hoosier
Schoolmaster." While talking of it and
the characteristics of the Posey County
people she said: "That fellow had to
have something to write about, you
know."' v
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A report from Emmons County today
state* that John Shier, the oldest sOn
of Peter Shier of Gayton, was
J^iUeil yesterday, in an accident. From
'**•reports received in the city, the
ng wan had roped a horse and in
and he,, suffered 0^1
The Harveater Combine Win Throw Oat 7,000
Machinery Mm.
A story printed in Chicago relative,,
to the proposed consolidation of agencies^,
of the International Harvester Co., says^
that while officials of the International:
Harvester Co. says their plan is cen
tralization, and will reduce their out*
side forces 25 per cent, another author
ity places the reduction at 40 per cent.
The outside working forces of the five
firms in the combine is as follows:
McCormick, 7,000 Deering, 7,000
Wardner, Bushnell & Glessner, 3,000
Milwaukee Harvester Co., 1,000 Piano,
1,000, a total of 19,000. One official of
the company predicts a reduction in
this force of at least 7,000 men which
means a net saving of $4,000,000 or $5.
000.000 annually to the combine. It is
said that the five concerns had about
400 general agents distributed all over
the world. Now o:»y eighty general
agents and eighty assistant agents are
Ellendale Record: At the term of the
district court held in Mcintosh County
last week the case of the State vs, Wil
liam Tvlauch was dismissed on motion of
the state's attorney. Mauch was charged!
with complicity in the murder of a Rus
sian, for which alleged crime Karl
Schoop was found not guilty at the
June term of court in this county.
Grand Forks Plaindealer: Williant
McCarthy, who was found on the East'
Side yesterday with a case of smallpox,
seems to have been lost. *The East
Side officials do not care to have any
thing to say about the matter, and state
that they have ont seen him since yes
terday. Industrious inquiry for the
whereabouts of the man failed to pro
duce him. The officials of this side of
the river state that they have seen noth
ing of him since he was sent back to
the East Side, where he belonged. The
officials on this side of the river were
incensed over the action of the East
Side officials in regard to the matter..
They claim that such things have been
going on for some time, and that
stop will be put to it. It is serious
offense to triHe with such cases, and
if. the smallpox patient is still at lib*,
erty, he should be taken care of at oncdT*
by the proper authorities. According
to the facts that have been disclosed
in the /case, the East Side authorities
should have taken care of the ma^n, but
this they failed to do.
Grand Forks Plaindealer: "It Would
be a hard matter for us to complete^,
our plans and erect a new light and
steam plant this fall, but it is practically
certain that the plan will materialize
early next spring."
The above words came from a prornV^
inent business man this morning. H$T
is one of the men interested in the plait'
for an independent light and steant
plat in the city. He is one of the lead
ing figures in the plan outlined in th^
columns of The Plaindealer a few day#
ago, and he seems confident that th$
proposition will be a success.
stated further that at present
correspondence was being carried oi
by the local parties interested in thf,-.
plan. They are corresponding witl*'
eastern parties who put in such plants^ i
and are arranging for plans, specificaj»|
tions and estimates on the cost of suclt^
a plant. They expect to have thesfc
completed in a few days, and a meeting
of the parties interested will then b#x
called for the purpose of further con^
sidering the proposition.
It is not proposed to start the woH^r
unless the work can be completed, an*
in case this is not possible, the worl
will be started next spring.
Forum: The farmers are busy shipping'
their grain now.
County Commissioner John E. Eck^
lund and Albin Hedstrom were dele£
gates from this place to the irrigation,
convention at Bismarck. .4
Mrs. Lamb, who was with her mot
er, Mrs. Olson, during her last ilines
has returned east.
A surprise pajty was given at
home of A*®1 Hedstrom Saturday eve
The young folks spent the evening,
dancing and report an enjoyable^
Another surprise party the sam|
evening was .at Mr. August Swan*
son's. The evening was spent in coi#
versation and games and at hudlwmi
a bounteous repast was spread. Thll
guests departed at a late hour, voting
Mr. and Mrs. Swaasori ideal entertain?
The death
er, N. D., Oca. 29-—To Th^
curred last SunUy. after
several weeks. Mrs. Olsoi
at this plre
and 1)** hits!
$ettlty bure
au earnest
{eaves a li
Sl^joss. Hi
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