Increasing cloudiness with probably
light snow tonight or Tuesday, rising
FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891..
Though a few of the booths are
still undecorated, they are all suf
ficiently in shape to give a conclusive
idea of what they are going to be
and the general appearance will Indeed
be most pleasing, which is most cred
For the first time in the history of
North Dakota and probably the north
west a Presbyterian and Methodist
church have joined hands and signed
articles of agreement.
At Casselton yesterday this remark
able and unique consolidation took
place when the congregations of two
of the pioneer churches in the state
voted to merge their influences and
business interests in the uplift of man
kind. The "rock-ribbed" Presbyter
ians and "shouting" Methodists of
Casselton agreed to the proposition
without a dissenting vote on either
side, it is said.
Ever Held in N. D. Is
or the Pub!
&n Exhibit That Will 0^ Eyes of Those Who Have Not
Become Familiar Vi Possibilites Along This Line
Besides Corn Show There t^ill Be Many Other Displays
Which Will Prove &< tsting to Agriculturalists
The Red River Valley Exhibi 7hich Won Sweepstake Prize
at St. Paul Land Show Will Be Displayed Here*
CORN SHOW IS FREE.
The corn show ifc in the J. I. Case building, 101. N. P. aVefrue. it is
in charge of Prof. O. W. Randlett o the A. p. There will be no charge
for admission and the public is tendered a cordial invitation to take
Everything is rapidly being made
ready for the greatest corn show ever
held in North Dakota, which will open
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in the
J. I. Case building on N. P. avenue.
Today the finishing touches are being
put on the booths of the exhibitors,
which are proclaimed by far the most
attractive that have been presented
at this annual display. By tomorrow
morning everything will be in time
for the formal opening, when the great
crowds of visitors will begin to throng
the Case building until the end of the
Methodists and Presbyterians
First Example of Kind in State
of North Dakota
This consolidation of these churches
is the first concrete example of the
work of the North Dakota survey com
mittee, which was named in Grand
Forks last spring to carry on the work
of co-operation among the churches
of the Btate and which is at the present
time extending its efforts to all por
tions of the state with apparent suc
By the consolidation of the Presby
terian and Methodist churches at Cas
selton, Rev. H. P. Cooper, quondam
pastor of the Methodist church, will
hereafter occupy the Presbyterian pul
pit, but will continue his residence in
the Methodist parsonage.
The initial sermon of the consoli
dated houses of worship was preached
yesterday by Dr. E. P. Robertson,
president of Wesley college. Grand
Forks, also temporary chairman of
the survey committee. Dr. Robertson
is in Fargo today, coming here to at
tend a meeting of the survey commit
tee at the Y. M. C. A. on Wednesday.
In Bpeaklng of this unique unification
of churches, Dr. Robertson said:
"The idea met with almost instant
favor in Casselton. The members of
the survey committee are enthusiastic
over future prospectB and believe
much good work will be done in the
state in this entirely new and im
portant work. In practically all por
tions of the state the idea is being
given much thought and attention.
We look for this year to bring about
important results in the work. The
meeting of the committee here will
be for the purpose of laying out addi
tional work, to be taken up Imme
dfciHm*, V.*- J., Jati. l«.—WM!am
4aptp, husband of Mme. Schumann
lieinck, the singer, was not at home
ttosy and no verification or denial of
tl» report that the latter was about
tot sue for a divorce was forthcoming
at,the country estate, where the couple
have made their home for*the last six
years. Mme. Schumann-Heinck, who
wai in St. Louis, was quoted last
nlgfct as saying she had separated
froin her husband and soon would sue
for divorce. She was further quoted
us Joying at that time that it was a
question of choosing between him and
her *ighl children by a former mar-
itable to Professor Randlett and his
corps of able assistants.
The North Dakota Corn Growers
association will have the first booth
at the left of the entrance of the
building into the exhibition room.
Here an exhibit of all the standard va
rieties of corn will be found. This will
include the Oohlen Dent, Northwest
ern Dent, Minnesota 13 and Early
Next will be found the display of the
North Dakota State Horticultural as
sociation, where there will be apples
and tempting North Dakota grown
fruits of all kinds. This is still in the
process of decoration.
The exhibit of the education college
of the A. C. is already partly intact.
Continued on Page Six.
Violet Btiehier Discovered In
New York Gty
HAS BEEN WORKING THESE
DECLARES THAT NO MAN HAD
ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER
LEAVING HOME—SHE SIMPLY
WANTED TO SEE THE WORLPr*
New York, N. Y., Jan. 15.—Violet
Buehler. the missing Chicago heiress,
was arrested at the corner of First
avenue and Seventieth street this
morning and taken to the police sta
tion. She has been working in the
neighborhood, the police say, taking
care of a sick woman. Miss Buehler
admitted her identity and told the
police she came to New York about
a month ago with the idea of seeing
the world. She declared no man had
anything to do with her leaving home.
She said when her money began to
get low she decided to get a position
and answered a newspaper advertise
ment for nurse. She was employed
by Mrs. Anna Brett, on East Seven
For more than three weeks, Miss
Buehler, who is said to be an heiress
to an estate of several thousands dol
lars, have been acting as nurse for the
mother, Mrs. Brett, as well as doing
light domestic work.
The Brett family were astonished
when they found who was th$r serv
ant. The first news that the girl had
been found came from Chicago, and
a detective was sent to locate the
Manila. Jan. 16.—Under the direc
tion of Gen. J. Franklin Bell, comman
der of the Philippines division, troops
are being dispatched on the transport
Logan for China. The first battalion
of the Fifteenth United States infan
try, numbering 500 men, constitute
Mm* troops ohoson. tor action i# China loo&i tatar«*U in the n»w republic
The election of Forrest F. Dry
den, only son of the late Sen. J.
F. Dryden, as president of the
Prudential Life Insurance Co., at
its meeting in Newark on Jan. 8,
placed in the foreground of finance
and insurance, a comparatively
young man and a man of unusual
strength and ability. Mr. Dryden
was born at Bedford, O., in 1864,
and entered the service of the
Prudential at the age of 18.
A Well Known Minneapolis
Lumberman Passed Away
PROMINENT IN NORTHWEST
DEATH CAME AT PASADENA, CAU
—CAUSE OF DEATH THOUGHT
THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN
ARRANGEMENTS NOT MADE.
MfpneapoMf, Jan. lS.r^hotnas H.
Shevlin, the' millionaire lumberman
and for many years prominent in the
northwest, died today at Pasadena,
Cal., according to information received
at the offices of the Shevlln-Carpenter
Co., of which he was the head, here
today. While the cause of death is
not definitely stated, it is supposed to
have been uremic poisoning. With him
at the time were his daughter, Mrs. G.
C. Beckwith, and her husband.
Shevlin was born Jan. 3, 1852, at
Albany, N. Y., and removed to Chicago
in 1897, later going into the lumber
business for T. W. Harvey of Muske
gon, Mich. He removed to Minneapolis
in 1886 and engaged in the lumber
business, and in 1892 the present firm
of Shevlin-Carpenter Lumber Co. was
formed. In addition Shevlin was a
stockholder in numerous smaller firms
in the United States and Canada.
Since Shevlin's illness began, about a
year ago, his son, Thomas L.. Shevlin,
has taken his father's place as the
head of the company.
Shevlin took an active Interest in
politics and for a number of years
preceding the last national conven
tion was Minnesota member of the
republican national committee. He
was greatly interested in the state uni
versity, giving a building to the school
and recently granting five scholar
ships at $10,000 each.
Besides Mrs. Beckwith and his son,
Thomas L.., another daughter, Mrs. D.
B. Tenney, survives him, Mrs. Shevlin
having died in 19^0. All reside in
Funeral services have not been de
cided on definitely, but probably will
be held Friday.
OFF FOR CHINA
if the occasion arises.
Since Dr. Sun Yat Sen, president
of the new Chinese republic, has
taken command, with at least 700
armed men against the Manchus in
Pekin, the situation has become so
grave that the world powers are tak
ing active measures to protect their
AND DAILY REPUBLICAN
LAW 0. K.
I Washington, Jan. 15.—The con
stitutionality of th# employers' li
ability law, passed by congress in
'08, was today upheld by the su
preme court of the United States,
in all cases before it. The court
alee decided that state courts may
enforce that act when local laws
This was the second and finally
suocessful attempt of congress to
change the old common law rule
that the employe of a common
carrier could not procure damages
from the carrier for injuries re
ceived in his employment, when
the injuries resulted from the
negligence of a fellow servant.
The first law enacted in 1906 was
declared unconstitutional in 1908
because it embraced within its
terms the regulation of intrastate
as well as interstate commerce.
The opinion was announced by I
Ho Friction Over Proposa! to
Buy Telegraph Lines
Washington, D. C., Jan. li—Post
master General Hitchcock, who last
night gave out a statement saying he
would recommend to congress the gov
ernment ownership and operation of
alj.telpgraph Hnes. wi^^rtiftitftofed 1Q
the White House hy Taft shortly after
11 o'clock today.
After Postmaster General Hitchcock
had been in conference with Taft over
an hour tod-iv.. an authorative state
ment was made at the White House
that there had been no friction be
tween the president and Hitchcock,
ever the latter's proposed recommen
dation that government acquire and
operate all telegraph lines as an ad*
junct to the postal system.
AT GRAND FORKS
IS UNDER AR1EST
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 15.—Arthur
J. Kavanaugh, proprietor of two mo
tion picture theatres here and the
Orand at Grand Forks waj arraigned
today, charged with stealing $8,000
worth of diamonds from the establish
ment of White & McNaught, Dec. 22.
Kavanaugh's arrest followed an un
successful attempt of the police (to re
cover the diamonds. A man giving
the name of W. W. Wells, already has
been arrested for the crime.
Kavanaugh pleaded not guilty and
the trial was set for Feb. 18.
ill PARE IS HOE
He Bringe Encouraging Reports From
'Bedside of Colonel
Col. Morton Paige returned Satur
day to Fargo from the bedside of
Col. C. A. Morton in Chicago. He re
ports Colonel Morton as considerably
improved in health and apparently on
the direct road to recovery. Colonel
Page will not return to Chicago.
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 15, 1912. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878.
Aberdeen, S. D., Jan. 15.—W&rfl
comes from Mobrldge that the mer
cury there took a sudden rise after
Friday's extremely cold temperature
of over 40 below, climbing upward 80
degrees in twenty-four hours. A Chi
nook wind was the cause. Accom
panying the wind was a downpour of
rain, a half inch falling. The rain
prevailed all the way from Lemmon
eastward to Mobrldge. It is believed
the rain will aid the Milwaukee ma
terially in resuming operations on the
branch lines west of Mobrldge, as
much of the snow that had accumu
lated was melted.
This Is His Declaration in An
Fresno. Cal., Jan. 16.—O. A. Tveit
moe, secretary-treasurer of the state
building council, declared his innooence
of complicity In the national dyna
mite conspiracy, in his annual report
read before the eleventh annual con
vention of the council here today.
Tveitmo$ with Antone Johaneson, or
ganizer of the state building
trades, and J- E. Munsey, secretary
of the Salt Lake City local of the In
ternational Association of Bridge &
Structural Iron Workers, were indicted
by the federal grand jury at Los An
geles, Dec. 30, for alleged conspiracy
to transport dynamite unlawfully.
"There will be no plea of guilty,"
Tveltmoe said In his report, "because
the accused are not guilty, and they
refuse to serve as Htepping stones
either for District Attorney Freder
icks who has an eye on the governor's
chair, or for Oscar Lawler's judgeship,
or for Mr. Heart's presidency."
The McNamara case was reviewed
at length, a large portion of the com
ment "ieing confined to tfn article on
the Los Angeles situation by Charles
Edward Russell, in which It was de
clared the "McNamaras thought they
were fighting a battle of their class,"
while not defending the McNamara
case, and characterized the proceeding
as a "blow aimed at union labor."
"Union men and women," the re
port continues, "believe murder the
most horrible of all crimes, and that
the taking of human life, whether
committed by individuals, society, the
state or nation, in an ordinary brawl
or in industrial struggle, or so-call
ed civilized war, is murder.
"If labor should invoke as a law
'an eye for an eye and a tooth for a
tooth' the world would have a deluge
of human blood, without the saving
ark or Mount Arrarat, but with num
berless Caesar column# to mark the
FORCED TO QUIT
Buenos Ayres, Jan. 15.—Paraguayan
revolutionaries captured President Li
berato Rojas and forced him to resign,
according to a telegram received here
today from Asuncion, the Paraguayan
capltol. The garrison In* the city re
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan, 14.—To
The Forum: For personal reasons
I feel that I cannot be a candi
date for mayor at our spring elec
tlon. Very truiy yours.
H. F. Emery
ast Have re to Fan
iThere are* mariy-Fafgoans who Have *oofr^%hich coulJ
be rented for a good price during the Tri-State Convert
tjon this week£ The indications are now that this city
be taxed to the limit to care for the great crowds that
aire coming. It is up to Fargo to make good in the way
pf accommodations, and the undersigned makes a special,
appeal to all citizens who have rooms to rent to telephone
809, or call or write to the Commercial Club, giving pricey
|ow many rooms, where located and telephone number^
FARGO COMMERCIAL CLUB.
TUESDAY, JAN 16.
Address of WcJt nme-~J. J*. Hardy,
president of commercial club.
Response Superintendent Selvig,
10:30—How To Secure Good Roads In
North Dakota, T. R. Atkinson, state
engineer, Bismarck, N. D.
11:00—Dry Farming, W. R. Porter,
superintendent demonstration farms.
11:30—Co-operation, Hugh J. Hughes,
editor, Farm, Stock and Home, Min
1:30—Elements of Success in Agricul
ture, Prof. Thos. Shaw, St. Anthony,
2:00—Road Improvement in Agricul
tural Districts, Prof. John T. Ste
wart, professor agricultural engi
neering, University of Minnesota.
2:30—Corn Culture, Prof. J. H. Shep
perd, dean agricultural department.
North Dakota Agricultural college.
8:00—Alfalfa Seed Production for
THE HIT LANDS
New Orleans, Jan. li^—Th# second
annual meeting of the National Drain
age congress will be held In New Or
leans April 10-13. The congress was
organized Dec. 5, 1911, at Chicago, and
its first meeting was held in that city
Dec. 6-9. The purpose of the congress
Is to do for the wet lands of the coun
try what the National Irrigation con
gress has done for the dry lands of
the west by Irrigation. In this work
Big Event of the Week
Beside the Grain Growers and Their Allied Conventions and
Shows There Will Be Big Democratic Rally, Big Sunday
School Convention and Educational Meeting
This Weet ftomises to Be Not Only Biggest Week In Fargo's
History But a Week That Will Set a Record That May
Not Be Surpassed In Years to Come
CONVENTIONS FOR FARGO THI8 WEEK.
Tri-State Grain Growers' convention, Jan. lf-lt.
Farm Husbandry association, Jan. 18.
Live Stock association, Jan. 18.
Horticultural association, Jan. 18.
Farm Managers' association. Jan. IS,
Women's day, Jan. 18.
North Dakota State Poultry association, Jan. 19.
Northwestern democratic meeting and love feast, Jan..17*11.
Fargo District Sunday School convention, Jan. 18-18.
Ndrth Dakota Temporary Educational commission* Jan. 18.
CHlfiF SPEAKERS OF THE WEEK.
Pres. John H, Worst, LLD., N. D» A, C.—Fargo operahouse— Wed*
Pres. Howard Elliott of the Northern Pacific railroad—Fargo op
Gov. Judson Harmon of Ohio to democrats—Orpheum theatre.
Sen. R. S. Pettlgrew of South Dakota—Crpheum theatre.
Gov. Edwin I*. Norris of Montana—Orpheum theatre.
William J. Bryan at democratic banquet at Plrle's halL
Mrs. Mary Foster Bryner of Chicago before Sunday school
Nation at First Congregational church.
The Grain Growers' convention will start promptly at jit o'clocfc,
In the e ntire history of the association the Grain Growenf edrftrenitejl
has never been behind a full minute in opening.
not only are the states and communi- curred in by the attorney general's pi
ties in which wet and undralned lands flee.
lie co-operating, but, the Issues being The question is an interesting one,
directly related, all organizations, involving the rights of a fvoman to
'commissions and civic bodies interest- 'hold office in this state, and the opin
ed in conservation, control of flood ion of the state's attorney reviews
waters, development of Inland water- various authorities on the subject
way navigation, reducing the coBt of
living and in maintaining the com-
mercial supremacy of the Uni ed
States, are aiding the national drain
age movement in every possible way,
and will take a leading part in the
New Orleans convention.
THIS ISSUE II PAGES
North Dakota, Prof. L. R. Wftldron,
supertytpndent sub-experiment sta
7:3^—Exhibition drill by A. C. Cadet#
8:00—Soil Physics as a Factor in Crop
Rotation, Prof. J. V. Bopp, associate
editor N. W. Farmstead, Minne*
8: SO—The Country Church as a Factoj
in Rural Progress, Rev. J. M. Wal.
ters, Fargo, N. D.
8:00—Corn Culture, Prof. P. G. Holden,
superintendent Iowa Farmers' insti
tutes, Ames, la.
At last Fargo's busiest week of the
year, not only the busiest of this yeaf
but perhaps or many years to come,
has dawned and everything is In com
plete readiness to greet the 4,000 or
more visitors who are expected to pour
into the city this afternoon and even
ing. By tomorrow morning the streets
will be crowded with farmers, grain
growers, democrats, enthusiastic Sun-
Continued on Page Six.
CAN KOMEN HOLD
IN N. II.?
Jamestown, N. D„ Jto. 15^-Owing
to Judge Memmi's recent appointment
of Mrs. Correll as clerk ol the county
court, the question has been raised as
to the eligibility of a woman to that
office. State's Attorney Kneeland has
given a written opinion on the sub
ject, holding that a woman la eligible
to this office, wnich opinion is oon-
The court of varlou8 8tatee have heI(i[
that a womun the ab8ence of con.
stitutional or 8tatutory provislon
pressly authorizing it, cannot hold
governmental public office. States so
holding, among others, are Massachu
setts and New Hampshire. In Michi
gan, where there is no express legal
provision on the subject, a woman has
been ousted from the office of state's
attorney, but her right to hold the of
fice of deputy clerk of court has been
upheld, the former being an elective
and the latter an appointive office
In Missouri a woman was elected clerk
of court and her right to hold office
was upheld by tho supreme court of
that state. In Kansas, although wo
men are not voters, yet It seems that
they may hold any office, provided
they obtain votes enough, even thai
of governor of the state.
In North Dakota a woman cannot
hold an elective office, except a school
office, our statutes requiring that only
those who have a right to vote for a,
certain office are eligible to hold such
office- The clerk of the county, how
ever, Is not elected but appointed by
the Judge of that court and In tho
performance of his duties 1b subject Inj
& large measure, to the supervision of
the judge, the Judge being- liable tot
the proper conduct of the clerk under
Ms own official bond. Under these cir
cumstances It Is the opinion of As
sistant Attorney General Zuger and ol
the Btate's attorney that it is in
discretion of the judge to appotnj
either a man or a woman to the jmw
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