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ODD FELLOWS. THom of Dazey, Cooperstown and Bin ford Had a Meeting. Cooperstown Courier: The Odd Fel lows lodges of Dazey. Cooperstown and Binford held a district mealing at the hall of the latter lodge last Friday night, quite a large delegation from the visiting lodges being present. There was work In different degrees, and Grand Instructor H. J. Rowe, of Casselton, was present to instruct the teams and lodges in a general way. Each lodge put on a degree and the work was well done. At the conclu sion of the work an adjournment was taken to the Maurer hotel where a very fine banquet had been provided, and for about an hour those Odd Fel lows demonstrated their ability to work on the good things set bafore them. Returning to the hall after the supper the lodge was treated to an address and the exemplification of the secret work by Mr. Rowe and the looting adjourned about 2:40. Bin filrd lodge certainly deserves credit for the success of the meeting and put forth every effort to entertain their visitors, all of whom enjoyed the visit to our sister city. A spefcial train was run up from Sanborn during the night to bring the brethren uk home. Dr. Alfred C. Haddon, the English ethnologist, who has traversed the wilds of Africa, New Guinea and Mal asia, is in this country to make an in spection of the American museums. He has been here before and has a high opinion of American interest in scientific investigations. L- 18 THE FARGO K. &> H. Furniture ml W I IB |NI VI k WEARS Oi VIR BKXAKS -. The Strongest, most tervicable Chairs and Tables made. The Cheapest, because they last the longest. The Best, because they wear the best and look best, fast displacing all other kinds. For Bar Rooms, Restaurants, Cafes, Drug Stores, Bath Rooms, Card Rooms, Etc. For price and description address Ko€ hler & Hinrichs Manufacturers of Bar Furniture SAINT PAUL, MINN. SHOTWELL & GRAVER, Fionsts SS GAh-GiJL CUBES Lion Drug store. H. H. Cassf.-i rr. Proprietor. PROSPEROUS CONDITION. M. E. Church Sunday 8chool Hat Big Enrollment. The Sunday school board of the First M. E. church held its annual meeting Thursday evening. Reports made by the secretary and others showed the school to be In a most prosperous condition. The regular school enrollment for the year just closed was 493. In adefttion there were 95 enrolled in the home department and 35 on the cradle roll, making a total of 623. The collections taken up in the school during the year amount ed to a grand total of $581.09. On last Sunday when the regular Easter mis sionary collection was takaii j$»6.oo was contributed. U E I N If so, it will be greatly to your ad vantage to call at 55 Broadway, bur city office, or at the G. N. Passen ger station and ascertain the rates. ROMAN. DINING CAR SERVICE ON THE BURLINGTON Is conducted on the popular and economical pay-only-for-what ybu-order plan, the dollar-a-meal plan still in vogue on some west ern roads having been discarded by the Burlington some years ago* Waiters who really "know how" serve your food neatly, quickly and with all those little extras that lend zest to the appetite, on tables decorated with cut flowers from our own greenhouses. You are invited to test Burlington dining car service next time you travel from Minneapolis or St. Paul to Chicago. Three trains every day leave Minneapolis 7:30 a.m., 7:50 p.m.., SU50 p.m. aajl St, 8:20 a.m., 8:40 p.m. and 10:30 p.m* •*,"" W'4' Let me tull yon all about our splendid jwrviee and quote you rates (or your trip. A P- M- Vi Farmer* Organize. Washburn Leader: With the build tag of telephone lines, organizing in surance companies and erecting eleva tors, it is a matter of more than or dinary satisfaction to every, person de pendent upon them for success, that the farmers of North Dakota are awakening to the many opportunities afforded for their own protection and advancement. In almost every paper articles can be read of farmers having enthusiastic meetings and organizing and to make the organizations larger and stronger farmers from several oth er towns are asked to join. One com pany has gone so far as to include in its charter the right to handle grain, flour and feed, binding twine and building material, and sufficient capital will be subscribed to branch out into these lines as the conditions are found to warrant. Do not send any farther than Fargo for fresh cut flowers for weddings, •to. Funeral designs of every description made up on short notice. Palms, ferns, primroses, lilies, hyacinths, tulips and narcissus, gold fish, globes, fish food, canary birds. 8pecial attention to out of town orders. Write for Catalogues. Phone 424 N. D. SQBE1M0AT 5 -Vs RUGG, .. .. /V Northwestern Passenger Agent, C.» B. 6 £f., Washington, D. C., April 1, 1907— North Dakota loses a good official and a genial gentleman by the transfer of M. D. Mclnery to Denver. The work, however, in that looallty Is far more Important than North Dakota work, where aside from the McCanna and Connelly tree culture entry frauds, de veloped by my work as a special agent, and the soldier entries developed by Mclnery, there have been only indi vidual eases of frauds, these largely through misinformation. No one will believe that the travel ing men, school teachers and servant girls, who were induced to maintain the fiction of residence on their claims had any intention to commit fraud. They were complying with the home stead law as It was understood and whatever they did was for their own benefit. They were not doing It for land grabbing corporations. They thought I was offlciouB in my insistence that the law called for ac tual residence, especially in commut ed proofs. But those who have fol lowed the course of the departmental decisions have found that I was right in every position taken. I was ac cused by a degenerate at Devils Lake of not knowing that six months con secutive residence was allowed in com muted entries, because I insisted that the law required actual and continu ous residence for fourteen months. I see a recent decision of the department holds that there is no warrant in law for allowing consecutive residence in commuted entries and that hereafter the residence muBt be actual and con tinuous for fourteen months in all cases of commuted entry, the six months consecutive being no longer taken into consideration. What North Dakota needs now is prompt investigation and hearings! in the individual cases scattered through out the state. I dare say Mr. Hunt will give the matter intelligent and en ergetic attention. He has had ex perience, not only as a special agent in the field, but as inspector of special agents, and of landoffices and surveyor generals. Some inspectors have shown by their work that it was their idea of their duty to make cases, and no matter how good the man njight be if they could pick up enough stories against him to make a primafacia rase they had accomplished great re sults, but I am confident that there is now a feeling that an investigation must produce results that will stand. It must develop the facts and if the facts are in favor of the one under investi gation so much the better. It is a poor stick of a prosecuting attorney who piles up indictments and falls down on his facts at the trial. It may be of interest to know that the system of field divisions now in vogue was urged by me in 1891. I had been in charge of a force of twelve agents down In New Mexico and on the Pacific coast and I found there was jealousy among them and that I had little control of any of those who had seen independent service in the flelfl. The fellow in charge at Santa Fe lock ed up all his papers and left for a re mote part of the district when ije heard I was coming, hoping to prd» Veiif my getting a hold of the work. 1 got there just the same and in nine ty days cleaned up 750 cases. At La^j Cruces there was a fellow who had his wife for a driver and was picnicking throughout the country in his own rig, turning in livery bills at $10 a day for the time he was out. I had 250 cases investigated and reported before hfc was fully awakened to the conscious* ness that something was being done. When I got up to Portland I found ft lot of fellows there some of them then notorious grafters, one of them figur ing in the Herman trial. It was gen erally known then what he was doing. One of the men under my direction re ported that there was $20,000 in a cer tain deal if we would make favorable reports in a group of cases then In our hands for investigation. I reported his suggestion to Commissioner Car ten who dispensed with his services and the last I knew of him he was grafting down in Cuba. The cases were investigated and tried. To bring the conditions then prevail ing more directly' under the notice of officials having greater responsibility than the average agent I insisted that one of higher rank and greater pay and greater authority should be plac ed in charge of the field divisions, and this seems to be the idea of the com missioner in his present arrangement. As one of the city papers says: In order to secure greater efficiency in the field work of the special agents the commissioner has found it advis able to redistrict the public land terri tory, changing the lines so that for the most part the field divisions have been enlarged, thus giving greater ter ritory to the several chiefs. The chiefs of divisions have been Invested with more authority and greater supervis ory powers than heretofore. The spec ial agents will be detailed to the sev eral chiefs from time to time, and of the chiefs of the several divi sions in the field, each chief being held responsible for the efficient perform ance of all work In his division,. Tlie chiefs will also be required to call for reports respecting the conduct of local land offices and the offices of the' sur veyors general in their respective di visions. The method thus adopted. It Is hoped, will bring the field force more compactly together and will enable \the agents to appreciate that they have as their chief one directly in authority to whom they can appeal for instruction, support and E^dvhjp. It is also believed that at the same time the method will place the chjef of the field division in such a position that he can organize aijd direct from his local headquarters the work of investiga tion throughout the entire division. It has also been the purpose of this rear rangement tp make it possible to'in crease the number of agents employed in (he several districts in which the field work is of the most important character and In which close investi gation is necessary to be carried on to prevent fraud and illegal' entries and dispose of suspended cases as VL ouo^ciiuvu taoco as ovm-OI rapidly as possible, ft Is alao thai yore. FOKUM AND DAILY REPUBLIC AH, SATURDAY JEVENING, AlKIL 1907. purpose of the commissioner to so detail and concentrate the force as to keep the department advised of tKe principal land frauds and Illegal ef forts to acquire title to public lands and secure evidence to convict those guilty of such offenses, especial at tention being given to coal and timber entries. The field divisions and assignments of chiefs, as now arranged by the commissioner, are as follows: Field division No. 1, all land dis tricts in Oregon, Edward W. Dixon, Portland, Ore. No. 2, all land districts in California and Nevada, Louis R. Glavis, Oakland, Cal. No. 3, land dis tricts in Washington and Idaho, F. M. Goodwin, Spokane, Wash. No. 4, all land districts in Montana, Louis L. Sharp, Helena, Mont. No. 5, all land districts in Colorado and Utah, M. D. MeEniry, Denver, Col. No. 6, all land districts In Arizona and New Mexico. F. C. Dezendorff, Santa Fe, N. M. No. 7, all land districts in Wyoming and Nebraska and Rapid City in South Dakota, W. B. Pugh, Cheyenne, Wyo. No. 8, all land districts in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, S. J. Colter, Duluth, Minn. No. 9, all land districts in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louis iana, Mississippi and Missouri, S. W. Williams, New Orleans, La. No. 10, all land districts in North and South Dakota, except Rapid City, O$orge C. Hunt, Fargo, N. D. district of Alaska, H. K. Love, Juneau, Alaska. It is interesting to note that the father of the homestead law, Galusha A. Grow, has jpst been called to his long home. The law was approved May 20, 1862, and under Its adminis tration the public lands in all of the states west of the Mississippi river have been disposed of, excepting the unfortunate experiments made with the timber culture and other acts re quiring no residence, and the princely portions donated to railroads. Under the act of 1841 the idea was to allow the settlers to purchase the land set tled upon. These settlements were frequently in advance of the public surveys. In Indiana the settlers were so numerous that the expression, Well, who's here?" addressed to the settler when the surveyor came upon his settlement, was cut short and found full expression in "Hoosier," and so the people of Indiana came to be known as hoosiers. It worked vtery tfrell at first to give every settler a chance to buy one quarter section at $1.25 per acre, but the "settlers" soon put their cabins on wheels and moved from one quar ter section to another, becoming a "settler" on each and therefore en titled to purchase. The homestead law gave the actual settler a free home and allowed him six months to get on to his homestead, and opened the door to fraud by its six months provision for commutation, changed later to fourteen months. There never was any warrant lit the law for holding that the first six months' constructive residence could be counted as actual residence under the commutation feat ure of the law, but It was so held, and millions of acres of the public domain thereby passed into the hands of spec ulators which would otherwise nave been occupied by actual settlal#!. The law requiring the removal of fences will hereafter be enforced with the utmost rigor. Under no circum stances are the fences to be allowed to remain. They must come down. If any remain in North Dakota, the owners had better get busy. There will be men around taking affidavits some of these days, and these mean prosecution, and conviction must bring both fine and imprisonment. There is no escape. Fences were not even al lowed to remain in Wyoming, where the purpose was to prevent the spread of disease by segregating the diseased from the healthy cattle. C. A. L. Beat Kind of Physical Culture. Wabaunsee, Kan., Tribune: Some of our boys seem to have the gym nasium craze. That is right and prop er, but after all the cheapest and best gymnasium in the world and one that will exercise every bone and muscle in the body is a flat piece of steel notch ed in one side, fitted tightly into a wooden frame, and, after being greas ed on both sides with a bacon rind, rubbed into a stick of wood length wise on a sawbuck. Japanese at Home on the Sea. Springfield, Mass., Republican: The Japanese are natural sailors and they swarm on the seas because the scanty economic resources of their country and their insular and contracted geo graphical position make the seaMheir birthright. The lesson of their suc cess in handling a modern navy in the war with Russia is that they are equally adapted to handling a mer chant marine in competition with the world. Their special advantages on the Pacific are conspicuous and they are not a people to neglect the ad vantages which nature has given to them. Other countries may exclude Japanese immigrants, but on the high seas they must expect to meet Jap anese competition that may be all the fiercer because of the land barriers being erected against the Japanese laborers. Pirates of the Japanese Coast. San Francisco Chronicle: It is an nounced that when, the day after the wreck of the Dakota on the Japanese coast, a party went out to see what salvage there would be they found not a thing remaining which could pos sibly be carried away. Passengers, baggage, the United States mails, the ship's lockers and even the tools and locks of the doors were looted and gone. Evidently the natives of the village of Shirahoma are" as alert, thoroughgoing and relentless a set of pirates, as, ever made travel dangerous in the Spanish main. Nowhere in the world has piracy been better under stood or more extensively practiced than along the rocky shores of sea girt Nippon. 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