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n sident Roosevelt Celebrates
forty -seventh Birthday
(Continued from frag* OjMfc-*ig
allty. One clay there came along one
Theodore Roosevelt, a citizen of New
York, who gathered unto himself the
Cherokee rose. And today the presi
dent of the United States .speaks of the
name of Bulloch. Bulloch is an hon
ored vntune. In Georgia. Archibald
BiffWh, one of the president's ma
ternal ancestors, was Georgia's first
revolutionary governors. Bulloch
county was named in his honor.
"Archie" R. osevalt, one of the boys in
the White House, bears the nanrii of
that illustrious ftfrbear. The former
home of Martha Bulloch at Rosw^ll 1b
still known as "Bulloch hall," and
i.s the pride of the hamlet. After the
war it passed out of the Bulloch
family and was owned by a Mr. Wood,
who changed the name to Woodhurst.
Jt is now owned and occupied by J.
B. Wing, who has restored the old
name. Its great white columns sup
porting the high roofed verandah in
colonial style give it an Imposing ap
pearance. "Mom" Grace was maid
to Mattie Bulloch before her marriage.
"Mom" is a real old-time darkey in
every sense of the word. She still
wea^s her kerchief on her head. She
is 74 years old and lives on a little
farm near Roswell, given her by the
Seattle and
Spokane men
and women
bought near*
ly half th#
lots of
$hi« town
A few more
lots for salt
at the
$200 to
£0 ft Lots
i*A v PVnf,iT
president. "Mom" Grace always talks
about her "little missus" and never
tires of telling about when she was
married. She describes Miss Mat tie's
dress as a handsome white silk, made
princess fashion, with a long train, and
tells how small her feet looked in the
little white slippers with their big sil
ver buckles. She likes to tell, also,
how the grand old hall was illuminated
with many lights, and of the flowers
and vines used in the decoration and
says "I tell you, Massa, it was a grand
LUiui .when Miss Mattie was married/!.
Mof* Bodies Recovered* I
ansas City, Oct. 27.—Four addition
al bodies were recovered this morning
from the ruins of the Chamber of Com
merce building in this city, making
the known dead twelve. A number are
still missing.
Gorky fn NapHts.
Naples, Oct 27 —Maxim Gorky, ac
companied by Mme. Andcjeya, arrived
here from New York Ofi board the
steamer Prncess *renQ,
Colder Weather.
North Dakota—Pair tonight •$
$ and Sunday colder In the east $
S portion tonight warmer Sunday. $
Amazing Possibilities
Fertility of the Soil
Would Make City
Atnuzing Resources Aside From the
BrigHt Future Prospects
Immense Traffic Bound to Compel Railroads and Steam
ships to Come
Take'away all of the many features that are bound to come to
iJWfrt Simpson leave it stripped of its railroad, its steamship lines and
all the other requisitles that go to make up a city take these all away:
Still, you would have one resource that would keep this city alive for
cwnturies to come. Still, you would have ample reasons for making an
Investment in Port Simpson.
Ponder, for a moment, the tremendoushgricultural wealth of tho
country behind Port Simpson the marvelous deposits of mineral the
timber, the live stock and the multitude of other resources. This
country is being developed more rapidly than any other district in the
world. This is the richest country in the world. These products of
the soil will be applied to the use of man nothing can prevent this.
"Where, then, shall they be taken for market? True, there are innum
erable little supply stations hundreds of little hamlets, stock yards,
smelters and mills. But from what port shall they be shipped?
Naturally the nearest and most available port is the one that will
be favored. Winnipeg is too far away and in the wrong direction Seat
tle is far out of the way there is nothing to the north. Never a truer
\yord was spoken than that a seaport will have to be established on
the Canadian Pacific coast. The natural requirements demand it.
Transportation companies would have to follow by the very nature of
What location, then, would be most likely to be selected? Would
it not be a. point where harbor facilities were present? Of course it
would. Tell then, where there is a deep water harbor nearer than Port
Simpson where a better* otte than Port Simpson why Port Simpson,
should not be so chosen.
Figure it any way you like, it still remains that Port Simpson Is the
natural, the only natural spot for a thousand miles along the coast,
•Jjrhere such a city could be built. Now, having the location, what can«
•prevent tho railroads from entering that city? What can prevent the
steamship lines from building their docks there? What can prevent
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He Will Drop Republican Chairman
ship When He Succeeds Shaw.
Washington, Oct. 27.—Postmaster
General George B. Cortelyou will re
tire from tiie chairmanship of the re
publican national committee before
he becomes secretary of the treasury
In succession to Secretary Shaw,
has been gdherafty understood that
Secretary Shaw would retire trom the
treasury on the fourth of next March,
but an intimation was 'given tou'ay
that ihie might sever Ms connection
with the department beltlween the first
of January and the .fourth of March.
Hainry S. New, vice chairman, 'will,
We Get the Money for You
We represent the largest Mercantile agencies of America—which
means we are equipped to handle your accounts to the best ad
advantage and make collections promptly. See if we don't.
Commercial Adjustment Company
Thou. Hall, Manager 16 Brdy., Farjpo Lee & Fowler, Attorneys
Tike above map is sketched from one issued by Hon. Frank Oliver, minister of the interior, Ottawa, Canada. It shows the route of the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad, as now outlined, tnrough
...... Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, to Port Simpson. It shows the splendid deep water harbor at Port Simpson, the valley of the Skeena
river and the wonderful stretch of country through which this great road will pass.
ilt is expected, assume thie duties of
chairman when Mr. Cortelyou retires.
Seat of Canning Industry
Grand Forkers Beat the Youngsters in
a Spelling Match.
Grand Porks, N. D., Oct 27.—The
flrst spelling match in which some of
the participants have engaged for a
good many years was that held at
the Presbyterian church last night,
when 'a selected class of adults were
pitted against a similar class of high
school students. The result was a vic
tory for the adults by a very narrow
margin, there being but two of that
side left standing when the last high
school student went down.
the construction of enormous, warehouses? What can prevent Port
Simpson from growing Into a city of vast size? Nothing—it's bound
to come.
Millions of bushels of wheat are required to feed the great trail**
J'acific continent oats, hay, potatoes and timber are needed. Iron,
coal, gold, silver and copper must be shipped there. To what seaport
tvould these be consigned for transportation to Japan, China, India,
Russia and even Europe? To Port Simpson. The enormous traffic
would force steamship lines, and big ones at that, to run to Port.
Simpson. Still further, they would be eminently willing to come to
Port Simpson, because of the shorter haul across the Pacific of frQU
These are facts they need no more than to be stated to be under
stood and re|Ui#«4. ..
with 26 canneries already established in the immediate vicinity of
Port Simpson, there hs little doubt ^s to where the future center of the
salmon canning industry will be located. This vicinity already is
known to the big salmon dealers all along the Pacific coast as the most
prolific salmon fishing grounds in the world. For this reason these con)*
panies have established their plants at this place.
Once a railroad is ready to convey freight from Port Simpson to the
tastern market, estimated at a little less than three years, all the canned
jualmon turned out in the vicinity of Port Simpson will be shipped' to the
east from this point. This is reasonable to believe. As it is nov., the
product has to be shipped by boat to Seattle and there transferred to
the railroads. Shipped direct from, Port Simpson to the east, it would
jfeach the market almost as soon as the canned goods now reach Seattle.
The advantage is obvious.
What is true of the salmon business is also true of halibut. In the
Dixon entrance, off the coast of Fort Simpson, are the largest halibut
banks in the world. At the present time there are four large steamers
tind twenty schooners making their regular catches of this fish. Hun
dreds of thousands of pounds are taken daily. They are immediately,
shipped to Seattle and Vancouver. For this purpose these fishing boats
have to carry a cargo of ice north' with them for packing the Ash on
the trip back.
Several days' delay finally lands these halibut in Seattle. Taken
from the ice for half an hour, they are materially deteriorated before
being again packed for eastern shipment. This is detrimental to the'
.fish, to the profits of the company, and, therefore, to the company's
Shipped the slime day of the catch from Port Simpson to the east,
.With the initial icing sufiiMent to carry them a thousand miles, the
fish would arrive at the eastern market in better shape, would command
a higher price and reach their destination fully a week sooner.
All question as to the prospects of Port Simpson as the headquarters
v /^.v
i .i I i I 1 1 """"I
Port Simpson was surveyed and platted 15 years ago and is now for sale to all who wish to purchase by the Port Simpson I|ri
Svprovement Co. Hundreds of lots have already been sol^- ^Thfe office of. the companyj will be operi for business every evening.
The Port Simpson Improvement Company
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City Is the Only
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Inquiry at Minneapolis fftictos+d
Three Kinds Had Been Used.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 27.—Three
forms of freight rebates have been
unearthed by the sipeclal itea'eral
grand jury which h&s been in session
here on discrimination systems prac
ticed by certain of the twin city lines.
these is the absorption of ele­
vation charges another is the ab
sorption of switching charges a
third is the manipulation of allow
ances for grain doors in freight cars.
All of these rebates are said to 'have
been discontinued wfhlen it became
noised about the dhamber of com
merce that at least one firm was
waxing fat on special concessions.
Oflhiein elevator lines which attempt
ed to get in on the favors were
turned down, it is said, which, of
course, at once created a dlcrimina
tion. Direct evfc&nco was submitted
to this effect.
Seasick to Eat
Philadelphia Ledger: "Yes," said
the steamship agent, "that's our beat
price for a second cabin passage to
"But," asked the prospective tour
ist, "don't you make any rebate?"
"For what?"
"Well, say for nine meals. I'm al
ways sick the flrst three days out."
of the salmon and halibut Industry may be set at rest. Its future in
assured in that respect within three years. Those who already have
their canneries there will retain them others will build fishing as an
occupation will increase rapidly freight tonnage will be guaranteed from
the start, and in this one regard alone Port Simpson will be known all
owr the world.
Port Simpson's Location
Seaport With
British Columbia.
When Finally Completed, the Railroads Witl
Place the Metropolis ot the Northwest c!*" 7
port Simpson is located a little south of the center of British
Colombia, on the Pacific coast. It la o'tt the point of a peninsula
about thirty miles long, extending almost directly north jind south.
The point is about two miles in width and is surrounded on three sides
by deep, navigable water, suitable for' the accommodation of vessels
of any draught.
For nigh upon 100 years this little town has been the headquarters
of the Hudson Bay Co., and Is the best known harbor on the Pacific
coast outside the present large cities. Its population at the present
time is about 2,000 people. Its principal industry is trading, fishing and
The value of Port Simpson as a site for a large city Is shown
by* the fact that the townsite was platted fifteen years ago. During all
this, time the Iqcktlon has lacked the push of earnest men to bring it
to the attention of the world. Canadians have often threatened to do
so, but their threat has never been carried into effect. As a result,
several prominent Americans, upon learning that the port was to be
the terminal of the biggest raih'oad system on the continent, immed
iately took it upon themselves to exploit the town, with the present
prospect of making it the metropolis of the northwest.
None but Americans are connected with the company at this time,
•and their confidence in the future of the place is so great that each of
them has secured for himself a site for a magnificent home. They
hope to encourage the settlement of the city by Americans, knowing
.that the city cannot fafl to succeed'If this be accomplished.
I Already a great rnany Spokane people have concluded to cast their
'lot with the new city and there promises to be quite a settlement of
'Inland "Empire people at the new city when the .railroads have been
completed to the terminal.
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First Test Case of the ElgM*Hour
Day Law.
Cintfnnatd, O,, Oct. 27—The flrst
test of the federal eight-hour day law,
ended in a victory for tihe government
here. After belnig out only fifteen
minutes the jury In the United States
court found the Sfa!erldan-Kirk Con
tracting Co. guilty of violating the
law in the construction of the big
Ohio river dam ait Fernbank, nine
miles belorw this city. The trial was
hotly contested by the defense. Man
agers of employment agencies testi
fied that it was impossible to get men
far the pay that would be given
them for an eiighit-hour day..
Several weeks aigo over 200
a Big Harbor in
V J-.
y ill Wy* $ $ j* U*f MM
company's men did not appear for
duty and the company was rendered
practically helpless. Before the gov
ernment decided to make a test case
workmen on the dam and 'locks
permitted to work as many hours as
they pleased. The majority worked
from ten to twelve hours per day and
paid ait the rate of 20 cents per
hiouH'. No sooner had the hours been
cut, th&n the laiborers began to leave,
claiming that they could make only
$1.60 a day on the dam and could
make more elsewhere.
Hen who
will go to
this new
part, as well
as investor*,
are buying
these lots at
Fargo Office
$200 and
SOft. Lot*
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