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Former Black Man in 8outh Af-
h.r w.y
F' PyleS'
toent joung mining man. The
coup,e of
forrnerly a
UL ivjiss
Knickerbocker, but lacked the courage
to propose marriage to her in view of
lite departure lor his new field of efi
After taking up his residence In
South Africa he was fearful that ow
ing to his absence other suitors would
*t*ke advantage of this to fay a suc
cessful siege to the hand of the young
Woman. A month or two ago, unable
to longer bear the suspense, he wrote
his sweetheart a letter containing a
proposal of marriage.
The ardent wooer on the other side
of the earth wrote the young woman
Mk? this side that if the proposal was
acceptable to her she should cable
at once the word "September." in the
event that his proposal did not meet
With the favor of his sweetheart she
Was to c$ble the word "January
The answer was "September."
j#iss Knickerbocker left the Black
J|Ps several days ago, and prior to
proceeding to New York visited with
a sister wh* resides in Chicago. She
will make the journey to South Af
rica with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Price,
former residents of the Black hills,
but who now live in South Africa, and
are returning to that part of the world
after a vacation of several weeks
spent among the old scenes in the
Black hills.
Mr. Pricfe. like Mr. Pyles, Is an
American mining man who Is employ
ed by mining concerns in South Af
rica. They expect to reach their des
tination about Oct. 1, and immediately
upon their arrival the -marriage of
Mr. Pyles and Miss Knickorbockei
will take place at Durbin. For years
Miss Knickerbocker has been employ
ed as a teacher in the pubUc.scho.ols
of Lead, one of the principal town*
of the Black hills.
Esperanto Congress,
Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 28.—The
second universal Esperanto congress
opened here today with a large attend
ance, representing nearly every civil
ized country. The first congress of the
students of the new language was
held in August of last year at Bou
longe-sur-Mer and was attended by
1,500 persons representing twenty-two
nationalities. It was a distinct success
and the increase in the number of
delegates and of the nationalities rep
resented has been so marked that even
greater success is predicted for the
present congress which will last un
til Sept. 6r inclusive. At the head of
the ,congress are Prince ReHmd Bona
parte, M. Laird, Vice-Rector of the
University of Paris and Dr. Zemenhof,
the inventor of the language. It was
stated that during the past year
lectures on Esperanto were delivered
at Ahe Sorbonne apd at St. Cyr, the
French military academy. Tolstoi has
written to one of the Esperanto Jour
nals and many officers of the German
army have taken up the Study Qf the
new language. An interesting pro
gramme has been prepared for the
congress, including a theatrical per
formance in Esperanto and an ex
cursion to some part of the Alps..
Dissipation in Reading.^
Ohio State Journal: "The surcufct
way to have no thoughts of our own
is to take up a book everytime we
have nothing to do." That is not the
popular Idea, for reading is generally
regarded as the generator of thought
and character. But It is not so of il
self. One must do something besides
read. He must digest what he reads.
He must increase the range of his
perceptive powers, start up a new
set of relations and draw some fresh
conclusions. There are people who
read a great deal more than other
people, but know a great deal less.
'They read, just read--to put In time
•for a pleasurable sensation that one
gets lying in a hammock or drinking
a glass of soda. There is no digestive
force in jt that builds up brain fibre.
\4lt is the sort of reading thaf. sustains
insipid talk and makes one in a little
social circle turn away in disgi^t
when a serious subject is referred in.
The fact is the only kind of reafling
that is worth the time employed is
'that which aroy^qa and
builds up Ideals.'
GaMus Marks the Man.
Baltimore Sun: The "gy.l!u£" marks
the free man jui^ tjuvmaji -genuine,
unpretending cujture and civilization.
Your snyb and your savage abhor it.
In Mesopotamia the wild Bashibazook
wears a belt, in Yucatan the Indian
wears a girdle of shark's teeth, in
Senegambia the sham leas cannibal
sports a gunny sack, in Atlantic City
a few years back the dudes used to
/Wear sashes. But find a man who
when he throws off his coat to begin
)iis daily toil lays bare a pair of heavy,
sky-blue galluses and you'll find a
fnan who pays his way in the world,
loves his wife, his children ir*
...... .vuuuitii ur honor of the opening of the fair
the feftr of the Lord and votes the. Thousands of visitors from Ohio and
straight ticket. |the neighboring states are already ln
i s v A
CUy 0t B,smarck bes,des
Beiidttrdod, 8. D., Aug. 28 Miss Population of the city openings for business enterprises and
Staud Knickerbocker a South 5,000. Geographically Bis- f* number of Important moves are be
file, sailed from New York toaTS,'"***
'he XM"
Souch Africa, where ahe drably ^hTi^he' om'er a"! „tran«,por.a
inent \marrled !°,J'
capital city Is continually beinir'
*&ge will be the culmination of an! brought nearer to the northern tier of fTT .M,ssouri
Interesting romance, which had its in- counties by more direct routes than if
aso In the it has been heretofore. People to the
Bttack hills of South Dakota. south have been more accessible but i
man in even they will soon enjoy railroad fa- 71Z
the Black hills, but owing to his ability ciiities which will mean much 'ess »VCr
he was offered a fine position in South time consumed in making journeys to
Africa, which he accepted. Before his the Vapital city. senger traffic now compared to what
departure he was enamored of Miss With ither parts of the state the'Ihere used to be^in the earliest pio
Knickerbocker, but innkpri tho panifoi kr,,. u«j iiL. _i neer days and prior thf» nrivont at
capital city has had its share oF dor-
mancy by reason of the semi-arid con-
tivation was well knrtwn to the owners
and reliable demonstrations of the
productiveness of the soil, the outside
world was awakened to a sense of the
riches to be accumulated by dint of
vade the country about Bismarck in
perouj city Through the influences
of a commercial club there exists that
must arise at an impoitant center like
Bismarck. To bettor bring the attrac-.
lions of the city to the attention of
the outside world, especially to those
whose attention should naturally be
drawn, the commercial club has au
thorized the issuance of a handsgme
booklet, Bismarck Today, which is to
be replete with new cuts and views1
of the city, prepared specially tKadorn
the pages of the book. This enter
prise will cost the club over $5&0.
Nothing succeeds like success and the
enterprise of Bismarck citizens is sure
to give an impetus to the commercial
activity that will augur well for future
Naturally the political prominence
brought with it the days of inflated
values at the time of,capital location
but now values have settled, down to
a more permanent basis and according
to the inevitable law of supply and
demand. Visit the city today and
there will be noticed expansion in the
direction of things which are consid
ered stable and along lines which don't
usually re«pond until the necessity be
comes very pressing and the occasion
for it l^s assured to be more than tem
porary—towit, the enlargement of
freight sheds by the railroad compan
ies. Two of the freight sheds have re
cently been doubled in size in order
to better accommodate the wants of
the business men. Business expansion
has also obliged the electric light
company to add greatly to its facili
ties for supplying light, power and
Peruse the bank statements and com
pare them with three or four years ago
and there will be noted an astonishing
increas e in bank deposits and when the
story of the present year comes to
be told there will still be a greater per
entage of increase shown, The prin
cipal increase hf^s corne from the sol
diers of commerce, the tillers of the
soi! and raisers of stock and their
victory -.vith the land is displayed in
their ability to deposit freely in the
local banks.
Every year for the past five years
the trading area for Bismarck has
been increasing both for wholesalers
and retailers and the end is not yet,
for more Tailroad extensions are now
•under construction which will bring
Negro Habo Almost Run Over 'by
Train at Aberdeen*
Aberdeen, S. D., Aug. 28. Jerry Cul
ly, night yard master at this point for
the Milwaukee railroad, saved a man's
Jife by pulling him from the track just
fas the engine was about to run over
|him. Cully was standing on the foot
prail of the engine and looking ahead,
inoticed a dark object lying across the
-rail. Shouting to the engineer, he
ireached down, saw it was the form of
:a man and grabbing the clothing lifted
.him to the footrail. Whefi the engine
stopped it was found that the man
had sustained a bad cut on the hip, but
aside from that, he was not hurt. He
gave his name as Charles Trimble of
Grinnel, la. He is a colored man and
said that he came here to join a har
vest crew but drank too much and
fell while searching for a place to
I sleep.
Cincinnati O., Aug. 28.—This year's
fail festival will open' this afternoon
with an enormous civic and industrial
parade, the like of which has never
been seen in this city. The city is
handsomely and* profusely decorated
and everywhere flags are displayed in
bein* many
months Pwiftiv#/*nd the seat of the state government of ly tributary to this city, their logi
Negative Answers, i North Dakota, Is the capital of Bur- |ca*
Leigh colintv. Th« i„„*'»and
LJL Tu census last
With railroad extensions the busine*-'
the section tributary to the capital
city was very rich in fertility and that
there would eventually come prodig-lr(
ious returns in response to greater cul- I Lounsberry. In several
bein* r»ne
n atter
which the country west of the Red riv
er valley and the Missouri river, be
came to be attractive to the large num
bers of homeseeker.? in the eastern
states who were perforce obliged to
«ere penorce ouilgcd to »en'or *s '^be Bismarck
turn their attention to the west. That|Dai,y
and in connection there is a weok-
ly edition. For a good many years
the editorial chair was'occupied by
|Ways Tl
wen ivuown 10 me owners wuu iur ii^eu
of the land. By judicious advertising
all directions. now in position to give in full the
Bismarck is growing steadily and
there is a healthy progress along all assembling at the capital city as well
the lines which go to make up a pros*-
spirit of unanimity which means sue- department are prodyced the state
cess in the greater undertakings which
A Seed House.
A quarter of a century ago Oscar
H. Will began to lay the foundation
of what has proven a conspicuously
successful enterprise. It was in a see­
lion destined to be 'devoted to agri
culture and to a large extent was tree
less. Farms would ,need seed land
towns would eventually want shaded
streets and Mr. Will went to work
to supply those wants. He establish
ed the Bismarck nursery in 18X1. Three
years later in a very small way, he
began to sell garden and field seeds]
paying especial attention to corn. Mr!
Will's earliest ambition was to bring
North Dakota within the "corn belt."
Old settlers all over the state know
Vvoll how Mr. Will has succeeded in
Improving the native or squaw corn
raised by the Sioux Indians. The
writer can well remember when the
annual catalogues issued by Oscar H.
Will was what could be put on the
ordinary postal card, principally em
phasizing what he had in cd corn
and the improvements lie had made in
"Dakota corn," the term being his
trademark. With persistency and a
natural business acOmen always in
town and thousands more are stream
ing to this city, crowding the hotels
and filling the streets in the business
part of the city and in the neighbor
hood of the exposition, which will oc
cupy part of Music hall and of the
Technical school. It will be the greatest
exhibition of the products of the middle
west and of the southeastern states
ever held here. The exhibition will last
until Sept. 22 afid will undoubtedly
prove a great drawing card for the
The principal amusement feature of
the fall festival will be the daily pro
Jduction at Music hail of "The Blue
Moon," a musical production whk'h
was played in London for two years
solid with enormous success. More
than 250 ieopie wiil be seen on the
stage at one time in that production,
which is given under the management
of a New York theatrical firm. There
will also be daily vaudeville shows, a
hippodrome, a circus and many other
Aahbury Park Carnival,
Asbury Park N. .1., Aug. 38.—,The
fnfmal coronation of Queen Titania
at the Casino this evening will be the
opening event of the greatest chil
dren's carnival of thi3 season. The
moat extensive preparauons^iave been
made and everything Indicates that
this year's carnival will be on a iarg-
I 1%'
anwi on is
prosperous communities direct-
tor the business of buying
Under all these encour-
there are of CQ
me on
plying up and
Bi-sm m'k
the bulk
in the fall
Cr°P!l fr'\m
-adjacent to
a" ye}
There is
Very lutle
to the 8d
dition which prevailed prior to the i i stiearns. But, even now, the
birth of the new century soon after' th *«s'"ess figures importantly in
vent of
bridging of the
srand total of business done at
At present there are three .news
papers published at Bismarck. The
by Marshall H. Jew-
Tribune has won for itself
a" enviable
reputation, even in the
nswspaperdom, for it has had
on ,ts stafE
attention in this region and settlers, PaPer now produced on the lat
three or four years ago began to in-J
who have gained
international prominence by
their specialties. The
machinery both in the
and press rooms, and it is
reports of all state meetings
those of the legislature. In the
room are two Linotypes
to any emergency. In the job
codes whenever they are revised and
many of the annual and biennial re
ports of state officers and a vast
amount of official printing. The next
paper in seniority is The Settler, a
weekly paper which covers a big field.
Then there is The Palladium, publish
ed semi-weekly. Another important
publication issued here is The North
Dakota Magazine, published by the
state agricultural department arid de
voted to the promulgation of the
state's' resources, agricultural indus
trial ami commercial. A feature of
this latter publication are scenes and
views of the progress and activity in
various parts of the state, many of
them seen exclusively in this publica
tion. The magazine is published un
der the supervision of W. C. Giltireath,
commissioner of agriculture and labor]
himself an old pioneer newspaperman.
So interesting and so statistically val
uable has the magazine been made
that .he demand for it from all parts
of the country has been enormous and
already it has wielded "a great influ
ence among the classes who are look
ing for new homes and more fertile
regions to conquer.
full exercise, the Will seed business
advanced every succeeding year, de
spite discouragements, which some
seasons appeared to be unsurrnounta
ble. Today the business is done in a
building constructed for the purpose,
48x80 feet, two stories and basement,
and in addition the firm of Oscar H.
Will & Co. use other warehouses dur
ing the rush seasons. Year by year
the catalogue grew from the postal
card to a small circular, then gradu
ally it reached the dignity of pamph
let form. This year it was a book of
eightv pages and a cover and it re
quired 80,000 copies to supply the de
mands on the house by seed users In
the two Dakotas, western Minnesota,
eastern Montana, parts of Manitoba,,
and many parts of the Pacific coast i ly mean the
country. Pivo vp»i*a atm i
for the Will tested northwestern
?r-wn seeds has grown amazingly
during the past five years and now
that North Dakota has passed the ex
perimental stage and is' now in the
"corn belt," the demand for the Will
varieties of corn has reached gigantic
prrport ions so that the Will seed
house has become an mportant com
mercial industry of the capital city of
thi* state. The business requires a
of sixteen employes and ten in
the, nurseries. Three hundred acres
are devoted exclusively to the grow
ing, of the different varieties of field
corfl for seed. The number of trees
the Canadian government with 300,
000 young cottonwoods for use in Man
itoba. What is remarkable, the great
business has been developed solely
through the medium of the mails, as
it h^s always been the policy of Mr.
Will to use no agents, preferring to
keep in personal touch with his cus
iomers through the medium of letters.
Bismarck Landoffice.
Until about two years ago the Bis-
Bismarck Commercial Club,
In consonance with the city's im
portance and prominence, as the cap
ital city of the state, Bismarck is to
the front in the matter of organiza
tion and home for its commercial club.
It was organized in December, 1905,
and has a membership of sixty-nine
of the strongest and most enterprising
business men of the city, men always
jealous of the general interests of the
city. The president is A. W. Lucas
Andrew Miller, vice president F. L.
Conklin, secretary, and J. L. Bell,
mm AN
eastern Montana, parts of Manitoba! outlying diVr-lctT This'will* ultimate-
marck landoffice comprised the whole i Plying several bu^nesrbl^s, in^
of the western part of the state on
the Northern Pacific. What the de
velopment of the' country has been,
tributary to this office, is best told'
with the official figures of entries
mad© during the past twenty years.
The homestead entries made were
as follows:
In 1X8», 430 entries were made 1897,
.841 *1898, 1,144 1&99, 1,400,• ISOO, 1^-.
482 1901, 2,015 1902, 5,595 1903, 5
560 1904, 2,801 1905, 3,013 and the
first six months of the present yfftf,
2,8#5 homestead entries..
treasurer. The home of the club! ®radu,lte
comprises a spacious suite of rooms
in the Patterson block. The Interior
and appointments of the club room are
as inviting^as good furniture and wall
decorations can make them—just a
place where a business man can go
for a few moments' perfect rest and
where visitors to the city can be hos
pitably entertained. Prominent to the
eye of a caller at the club rooms is a
large silken banner, the inscription
on which explains itself as follows:
"Bismarck, D. T. To meet and greet
President Villa rd and guests." The
banner was used on the occasion when
President Villard passed through Bis
marck on his way to drive the memor
able 'golden spike which completed
the Northern Pacific, St. Paul to the
coast. The relic fell into the posses
sion -f "Farmer" Wallace and the lat
ter, desiring that the banner should
be properly preserved, presented it to
the commercial club as soon as it was
permanently located.
The last state census gave Bismarck
er scale and more brilliant than any
of its predecessors. Miss Julia Iore
mus, the charming daughter of Mayor
and Mrs. Henry M. Doremus of New
ark, N. J., has been selected for the
part ,of Queen Titania VI, and the
ceremony of crowning her will un
doubtedly draw a large crowd to the
Casino this evening. The scene will be
very picturesque, as the queen v^ill
be surrounded by her maids of honor
and the rest of her large suite. The
ceremony will immediately follow a
performance of "The Little Duchess."
Tomorrow evening the queen's court
ball will be given at. the Arcade. The
masque fete takes place on Thursday
evening, the baby parade on Friday
afternoon. The carnival will be
brought to an end with the watei'
carnival on Deal lake on Saturday.
tybernians at Fall Rivef.
River, Mass., Aug. 28.—The an­
nual state convention of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians of Massachusetts
and the annual convention of the la
dies' state auxiliary of the order open
here today. Most of the delegates of
the two conventions arrived here yes
terdav and attendpfl the grand in
formal reception which was held yes
terday evening. This evening there wilt
be the grand bail and tomorrow even
ing the banquet in the new William
J. Dunn building
'j:: ... v,
a population of 4,913, but with figures
in the possession of Secretary Conk*
lin of the commercial club, the popu
lation is now conservatively estimated
at 5,500.
Upon entering the city of Bismarck
a feature which at once strikes the at
tention of the observer is the expanse
of cement tile sidewalks and crossings,
ordinances forbid board walks. There
are fourteen miles of cement tile side
walks and the authorities do as much
work in this line as they can every
year, and private property owners co
operate quite liberally with the mu
nicipality. In 1905 $60,000 was expend
ed in extending the sewerage system,
and it is to be farther extended to
and many parts of the Pacific coast I ly mean the modernizing of manv!
country. Five year, ago (he cata- home. In the city Thi'm are nearlj
logue issue was 40,000 and nine years five miles of water mains sunnlvlnir Position. When thfii
tor rT/T'r
ThC ,1,m,n(1 KOO1 water for
A volunteer fire department meets
all requirements for the protection of
the city, and its efficiency has been
eminently demonstrated. The equip
ment consists of several hose carts
and a hook and ladder truck. Ample
"... "-r.nK S. P^re "oMalilTVT,,: noltl
WOU requiro the word frum
nillions to express. A few weeks ago cessity for an engine has not
the house received an order to supply. felt.
the waterworks so that the ne-
Electric Lighting,
Private and public electric lighting
systems are supplied by the Hughes
Electric Co., and in addition to illu
mination the company supplies power
for electric motors about the city and
steam for hosting purposes. The ca
pacity of the plant is being increased
from 250 horsepower to nearly 500, and
extensions are being made to the
steam mains for the purpose of sup-
dition to those which are beir.g heated
by this system. Business men and
private citizens are liberal users of!
electric lights, but there appears to
be a spirit of parsimony on the part
of the city suburbanites in regard to
lighting the business and residence
streets, there being only twelve arc
lights in use.
The electric company also supplies
a splendid service of local and long
distance telephone service. Eastern
connections are made at Jamestown
with the Northwestern by private wire
from Bismarck to Jamestown. West,
the service extends to Glendive,
touching all intermediate points, and
there is a service north along the line
of the Soo to the terminus in McLean
Bismarck's public school system in
cludes a high school of the first class,
fn this particular the people have
shown a degree of Interest which is
to be admired in any community and
the result has been the attainment of
a high standard of excellence. A
this year enters Dart-
on a diploma from this school.
The enrollment in the schools last
structure. The new school will be for
Ri rides. It is of attractive design, ar
ranged according to the most approv
ed ideas for public school purposes
and at a cost of *30,000. It will Se
known as "Oscar H. Will School," a
recognition to one who for a number
of years has taken a deep interest
in th« public schools and never al
lowed an opportunity of an act which
would add to their efficiency to escape.
In connection with St. Mary's Ro
man Catholic church
Tho 9mall Grain Crops Are Practically
AH Harvested.
Harvesting of crops at the A. C. ex
perimental farm is proceeding steadily
and good results are being obtained.
The wheat and barley are all in and
the cutting of oats is well under way.
Threshing will be begun in a few days.
The corn is in splendid shape though
not yet ripe for cutting and if frost
doesn't come within the next ten days
a fine yield is looked for. Foreman
Henness and all his helpers are very
busy men just now and are proving
UKaawelveu successful farmer*.
Georgia Populists.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 28. -The state
convention of the populist party of
Georgia will meet here this afternoon
for the purpose of nominating a com
piete state ticket to be voted on at
the coming fall election. The conven
tion originally met at the beginning
of July, but adjourned after a few
minutes to meet again fndav. six days
after the democratic primaries. It.
was stated at the time that the condi
tion of the populist party in (ieorgia
Wets such that it would be unwise to
name a ticket before the democratic
primaries, as a majority of the white
voters were opposed to the democratic
Publ,c »nl Private uses JL/JfItransJ'ion
tne Will tested northwpKfpm From the Missouri river i will be a new earth and now H/vn
Th* «tPn. I
sive pumping station of the Bismarck
waterworks is located on the banks of
the river near the site of the great
Northern Pacific bridge. The water is
pumped into a reservoir through a
perfect system of filtration into the
mains. The rates are considered mod
erate, for domestic, bath and lawn, $7
a quarter.
year was 800, in the high school de- »disc pline sse^ b£ the mln"
partment ninety To meet the growth of- warsmkn does not have to
of the city the board of education this! flying belaying pins and complaints of
viri/ th*8
bu,,din* out-
^L^CA?Rs„«°i RR 'R'
Is a pa­
rochial school attended by about 150
pupils. The curriculum covers a sys
tem corresponding to the eight grades
of the regular public schools and the
eighth grade diplomas from this
are accepted by the superintendent
(Continued on Page Twelve)
D«ef«r«s He His Solved Secret of
Universe, Can Measure Years aiti
Knows it all—There Will Be a H*w
Washington, Aug. 28.—Prepare lor
the shocks! Prof. Edmund S. Steveftf
of Washington has prophesied a long
series of disastrous catastrophe
which will culminate In the destruc
tion of all the cities of the earth in
the year of our Lord. 1981.
Mother Earth is out of plumb, ac
cord ins to this prophet, and all the
t®rr,bl9 eaithauakiw
that have occurr-
are yet to co,ne are
1,10 earth
to tilt
«™dually r"
bR a
reached theiS
earth and a
to ln
new heaven
scriptures. Tl»
prophecy is as follows:
"Cause of earthquakes—the earth is
out of her place, or upright position. It
is gradually resuming it. Whenever
there is an accelerated or faster mo
tion, then, in that period, earthquakes
Bad Tim* Just Now.
"We are now in one of these periods,
from Mount Pelee, 1900 to 1915. Again
from 1925 to 1946 ^, and again from
1965 to 2000 A. D.
"In 1982 the earth quake Is of such
extent ,that all the cities of all the
nations fall. From 2035 to 3144 A. D.
the earth is in continual perturbation
and in the latter year settles to its
upright position. This brings U} the
new heaven and the new earth.
"Edmund S. Stevens."
Professor Stevens backs all his pre
diction by an elaborate arrangement
of charts which are intelligible to him
Stevens said that the first creation
was 11,278,237 years ago. Noted scient
ists have stated that it was about 11,
000,000 years ago. Mr. Stevens said the
scientists committed a parachronism.
He said further that he had "grasp
ed the sorry scheme of things entire"
that Omar Khayyam wrote about. He
has discovered the combination of how
to measure years, no matter how far
back or how far ahead he has the
combination of the safe of time.
"I have discovered the secret of the
universe which has baffled scientific?
men for all time, there is no doubt
about that. I don't boast when I say
this, but I just have, and that is all."
Scarcity of Merchant Sailor*.
Boston Transcript: Every few days
some American paper has something
to say about the decreasing number
of native Americans found in our mer
chant marine.. Doubtless the seafar
ing life does not offer the Inducements
It held out in the days when officers
might make "ventures" and there
were plenty of "foremast Jacks" am
bitious to reach the quarterdeck. How
to fill up our forecastles with Ameri
can sailors is a problem for which no
solution is forthcoming, apparently. In
the meantime in our maritime per
plexity we may find a selfish consola
tion in learning that Great Britain en
counters difficulty in recruiting the
ranks of her merchant service. The
cruelty against naval officers are prac-
^,y.u/,k,i-n- food, co^ng,
care and comfort the British man-of
warsman is to the British merchant
sailor as prince to pauper.
Firemen's Trip. .*.
Hamilton, Mont., Aug.
Montana state firemen's convention
opened here this morning with a big
parade of the local and visiting com
panies. It was followed by a meeting
at which the mayor welcomed the
delegates and several of the latter
hiade handsome responses. In the af
ternoon the first business meeting or
the convention will he held. The pro
gramme for the convention Is very in
teresting and includes many valuable
addresses and papers on topics of in
terest to the delegates. In the evening
there will be a dance in the Fire
men s pavillion. Tomorrow the dele­
will drive to the. Bitter Root
stock farm and on the following day
to the camp of the Anaconda Copper
Mining Co., near Darby, where the tail
trees are felled and loaded on cars to
be hauled to the big saw mill.
V. C. Commercial Club.
Valley City, N. D„ Aug. 28.—Last
evening a large number of reprwwvttt
ative business men met and perfect
ed the organization of a commercial
ciub. There were seventy-eight char
ter members. It is expected that the
membership will reach 100. The organ
ization will incorporate and either
build or rent fine club rooms Mttyor
A. L. Wood was elected president,"
F. Mudgett/ secretary and William
McKinney treasurer. The permanent
commit tees will not be named until
Friday, when the members meet again
to hear the report of the committee
on Incorporation, constitution by
laws and quarters.
"T~— i
Maine State Fair."-
Bangor, Me., Aug. 28.-—The great
eastern Maine state fair opened today
Ma pie wood park with an unusual
ly large attendance. This yeafs ex
hibition is larger than ever be for* and
the number and total aggregate of
premiums also surpasses all previous
records. The entertainment features
of the fair include airship flights, bal
loon ascensions, fireworks and vaude
Xiue feauurtyu

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