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E. Lewis & Co. STOCKS BONDS GRAIN COTTON 412-415 Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis MORTON BLOCK. FARGO H. O. MOTT. Manager The only resident member of the NEW YORK 8TOCK EX CHANGE Northwest of CMesqo. [The Markets MARKET tt.UOTATIO.NS. Cha*. E. Lewis & Co., Gr«l« and Stock Brokers, Morton Block. Farjjo. .87'a Open Close Open Close Open Close Open Close Open High LOW Close Open High how Close Open 22.75 20.47 High 22.95 20.55 Low 22.75 20.47 Close 22.95 20.65 Dul. .94 Vi .96 Ms .94* .96 July Wheot Chi. Minn. .84 Mi 91V4 .85% -91V4 .83%- -904 .84 .90V4 September Wheat. Open High Low Close D"l. 8S% S!t .87^ .87% Chi. Minn. .84Vi -87 .84 87 V4 .83% .86 4 .83%- -85% December Wheat. Open High Low Close Dul. 89 *4 89 f4 .87% .87% Chi. Minn. 8 7 V4 -88 Open High bow Close .88% .85% .86% 86 Va -86%. St. Loula. D«»e. July Sent. .84% .83% -84% .82% .82% Kanss* City. Dec. July Sept. 8 1 .79%- .7SV4 .78% .77% .77 Nevr York. Dec. July Sept. 94% .92% -92% Winnipeg. July Oct. 88V4 .92% .87% Chlcaaro Coru. Dec. .87% 8 K Doe. July Sept. .60% .60% .59% .59%- .73% 70 .73% -70% .73 -69% .73 .69% Chicago Oat". Dec. July Sept. .37% .37% .37 .37%- .36% .36% .36%- .36% .35% .35% .35% .35% Chlcajco Pork. Dec. July SeDt. Minneapolis Wiieat. July Puts Calls Sept S 4 87% Winnipeg Close. No. 1 northern 92 Tfo. 2 northern 89% No. 3 northern 86% July oats 39% Oct. oats 38^ July flax 1.65% Oct. flax 1.69 Nov. flax 1.70 Minneapolis Caah Close. No. 1 hard 98% No. 1 northern 93% 97% No. 1 northern, to arrive .89%®.90% No. 2 northern 91%'?j.95% No. 3 northern V»%(S. No. 1 durum 88 No. 1 durum, to arrive 88 No. 2 durum 86%g.86 No. 2 durum, to arrive .. .85%®.86 No. 3 yellow corn 70jap.71 No. 3 yellow corn, to arrive 70 No. 3 white oats 30@.32 No. 3 oats 30 @.32 Barley, fancy 60® 52 Barley, medium 47@.50 Barley, low 45@ 47 Barley, feed 44@ 45 Flax 1.86% @1.88% Flax, to arrive 1.86 1. 88 Rye 59% .61% Rye, to arrive 59@.60 Duluth Cash Close. No. 1 hard 96% No. 1 northern 96% No. 2 northern 93% @.93% Oats, cash 34% Rye 59@ .60 Barley 44@.55 No. 1 durum 90 No. 2 durum 88% July durum 90 Sept. durum 88% Flax, cash 1-87% Duluth Flax. Close— July Sept. Oct. Nov. 1.87 1.88% 1.89% 1.90 Dec. 1.89% Local Quotations, 1 northern 2 northern 87 3 northern 84 4 northern 82 No. No. No. No. .89 Evening Grain Letter. Minneapolis, July 27.—Wheat—The market opened 2 cents higher on the unsatisfactory answer given by Servia to Austria. The strict censorship is being maintained in Europe and no news is reaching the trade of an offi cial character, but on the bulge there was heavy profit taking both for domestic and foreign account and a re cession in price from Saturday's close was the result. We have further con firmations today from reliable sources that black rust is spreading rapidly over North Dakota. It will lower the quality of the early wheat and there is great danger to all of the latw wheat. It has attacked the late wheat on the stem near the head almost from the beginning and it cannot fail to inflict great loss on this late wheat. Domestic news was completely lost in the tangle of foreign affairs, and un til some definite news has been receiv ed from that source by the trade, opinions are of no value. Corn—Conditions are not so rosy, as they have been. The entire north west needs rain and sections in the southwest that have been suffering for a long time have now reached the breaking point and relief must come soon. Oats—Are feeling the effect of new arrivals. We do not look for much re cession in price and are friendly to the long side on the breaks. Chas. E. Lewis & Co. Evening Grain Letter. Chicago, July 27.—Wheat: Cables strong, showing advances of 1 to 1% strained political situation abroad the disturbing factor. We would await good rallies to make sales. Corn: Cables show gains of to %. Political situation will have its eeffct on corn to some extent. We look for higher prices on September and December corn. Oats: This market will be affected by actio nof other grains. We favor purchase of September and December corn. Finley Barrell & Co. BroomhaM's Report. Liverpool, July 27.—Wheat—Firm ness in America Saturday and the acute political situation with the fur ther big break in consols caused a rush of October shorts to cover and opening prices were 1 1-8 to 1 1-2 higher than Saturday and following the opening there was a further sharp advance in October of 1 1-2 making the rise five minutes after the opening for October 2 5-8 from Saturday. World's shipments were large but these are being quickly absorbed and Bid* UHOUiluti* nolle* Rogers. STfergw, A, O, Oct. as. 1618— NO. 1 Mo I (2. b. cured hides I .14 .13 Q. 8. cpred bull hide*. .IS .11 Green and frozen hides, zo lass than B. curetf calf skins.. .IS 16% a ufaeep pelt....... .60 .Yg 3Q horse hides 8.BO S.&O 'si oured horse hides 8.BO *.»• i.M there !s an urgent demand from all importing countries with Russian of fers practically nil. During the morn ing there was profit taking which re sulted In a break of 1-2 to 1 1-2 with the advance In spot cargoes checking business. At 1:30 p. m. the market was excited with sharp profit taking in equally sharp covering, 1 to 1 1-4 higher. Corn opened 5-8 higher In ympathy with wheat and scarcity of offers and firmness of spot augment ed by political news. Following the opening there was further advance of 1-8. At 1:30 p. m. vaules were 5-8 to 3-4 higher. Consols opened 3-4 low- 1 and immediately declined a further -4 making a decline of 1 1-2 points ince Saturday. The political sltua ion Is very acute. Paris—Wheat opened Arm with shorts excited with local offers light and exporters anxious. World's Shipments—Wheat 14,048, Oftn against 11,664,000 last week and 9.392,000 bushels last year corn 4, 481,000 bushels against 6,658,000 last week and 8,408000 bushels last year. Broomhall. Livestock Receipts. Chicago, July 27.—Hogs 29,000 left over 2,896, strong to 5c higher light $8.55&9.05 mixed 58.50^9.05 heavy $S.firstname.lastname@example.org rough $email@example.com. Cattle 13,000, steady to shade higher. Sheep 14,000, strong to 10c higher. Omaha, July 27.—Hogs 4,300* cattle 4,500 sheep 11,000. Kansas City, July 27.—Hogs 2,500 cattle 13,000 sheep 500. Flnley Barrell & Co. Socialist View of Big Crops. Victor Berger's Milwaukee Leader: Nine hundred million bushels of wheat will be harvested this year. More corn will be cut, husked and transformed into bacon and beef and butter and cheese than ever before in any nation of the earth. Unless some calamity of Nature in tervenes more cotton will be gathered and woven into clothes this fall than this world has ever gathered and woven before. The earth will yield up enough to feed, clothe and care for every human being on this continent. Yet millions will be hungry, poorly clad and in desperate need of the things that even the dumb brutes have In plenty. This is the only problem that is worth talking about. It is the problem that touches every person whose work makes the world worth living in. But our politicians and press will not talk about it. You will not hear it mentioned in the platforms of the dem ocratic, republican or progressive par ties this fall. Their speakers will not refer to it. The only persons who will talk about it will be the socialists. Tht- opponents of socialism will not deny that the pro gram of the socialists would make this prodigality of Nature a cure for the poverty of man. But they will try to keep that fact from becoming known. The republican press will claim that democrats have failed to bring "pros perity" to the people, and by the "peo ple" they will mean the profit eaters. The democrats will hide their heads in the sand and declare that they see no poverty. The progressives will sing "Onward, Christian Soldiers," as they march to ward the River of Doubt, behind their glorious leader to fight at Armaged don. and some voters will be so pleased with the Jingle of this jargon that they will think they are really on the road to somewhere Just because they are on the road. Not one of the representatives of these parties will dare discuss the luestion of why "bumper" crops and poverty exist at the same time. Not one will dare explain why bursting elevators and empty cupboards must be found in the same nation. They will artfully dodge the question of the presence of idle mills and idle men in the midst of a society suffer ing for the product of the labor of those men in those mills. Only the socialists will discuss these things. Yet what is there besides these that is worth talking about this fall? NO RING FOR HER. Bride la Armless, Bnt El tens Certificate With Her TOM. New York World: "Names, please," said Deputy City Clerk Maher In the Brooklyn marriage license bureau when a couple appeared before him for a license to wed. "Charles Gerardi," spoke up the man. "Marie Lorlano," said the girl. They both gave their ages as 24, and said they lived at No. 2884 West Fif teenth street. Coney Island. The cus tomary blanks were filled out and Ma her ordered the couple to raise their hands and make oath to the truth of their statements. The man raised his hands, but the woman did not. "Raise your right hand," commanded the clerk. For answer the woman blushed and looked at the floor. Gerardi whispered to the clerk and the latter smiled and remarked: 'Never mind the usual form of oath." Then he called Alderman John S Gaynor to marry the pair. The cere mony was gone through with quickly and Gaynor said: "Ring, please." Again Gerardi whispered and the alderman smiled, but looked concerned as he said: "Who will sign the certificate?" Moor 9 Gerardi signed quickly and drew back. Then his bride shook off a slipper, seized the pen between her toes, clad in glove-like stockings, and affixed her signature. Too Late te Classify. HOI SE FOR KEXT. FOUR ROOMS for light housekeeping, 16 9th St. So. (216-218) WANTED—Young men of neat appear ance, $2.00 a day if qualified. Call at 109 9th St. N. between 6 and 8 p. m., room 15. Ask for McQuillan. (217-223) Notice of Chattel Mortgage Sale. Notice is hereby given that default has been made in the conditions of that certain Mortgage made by W. R. Smith of city of Fargo, County of Cass and State of North Dakota, Mortgagor, to United States Carriage Co.,, Mortgagee, to secure the following indebtedness, to-wit: Eight hundred and 00-100 Dol lars, and which mortgage was duly fil ed In the office of the Register of Deeds of Cass County, State of North Dakota, on the 19th day of February, 1909, at 4 o'clock P. M., and renewed by an affidavit made by R. W. Glass, Agent of the United States Carriage Co., on the 12th day of January 1912, and which affidavit of renewal of said Mortgage was duly filed in the office of the Register of Deeds of Cass County, State of North Dakota, on the 24th day of January 1912, at 4:30 o'clock P. M., and which default Is of the following nature, to-wit: failure to pay said in debtedness according to the conditions of said mortgage and that there is claimed to be due on said Mortgage, at the date of this notice, the sum of Four hundred eighty-four and 93-100 Dollars for principal and Interest. And that said Mortgage will be fore closed by a sale of the personal pro perty in such Mortgage and hereinafter described, at public auction, agreeably to the statutes in such case made and provided, at the front door of the court house in the City of Fargo In the Coun ty of Cass, State of North Dakota, at the hour of 2 o'clock P. M., on Monday, the 10th day of AuguBt, 1914. That per sonal property which will be sold to satisfy said Mortgage Is described as follows, to-wit: one Brougham manu factured by the United States Carriage Co., and known as their style No. 593, shop No. 1971. Sheriff of Cass County, N. D. Agent. POLLOCK & POLLOCK, Attorneys for Mortgagee, Fargo, North Dakota. (July 27. Aug. 8, 1914.) POTATOES FLUCTUATED IN EASTERN MARKET "A regular puzzle" is what the Chi cago Packer calls the potato market of the past week. In Chicago, states this paper, the potato market continued in very unsatisfactory shape, prices re covering earlv in the week from the recent decline but dropping back again Tuesday. Values fluctuated in such a way as to puzzle operators in the east ern deal. At the opeing of the market, the situation showed considerable strength and the firmer feeling which developed late last week culminated in sales at $firstname.lastname@example.org per barrel for eastern Cobblers on Monday. Offerings were not heavy, and buying was more or less active. An unsettled feeling prevaded the mar ket. Tuesday the firmness deserted the market, and prices dropped back to $2.75 on barrels. Receipts were not heavy, but there was no activity at higher prices. Rumors reached here regarding large quantities of potatoes held in the east, and operators looked upon the market as a delicate proposi tion. Their opinion was that it is not poss ible to get proper consumption at the high prices which have been asked on barrel stock, and that in face of sup plies, the market should work lower to a level In the line with conditions. They claim that when barrels sell around $email@example.com and sacked stock at 50 @60c, there will be a normal consump tion and potatoes will encounter a healthy market. Local dealers are not speculating on eastern stock to any great extent. The trade in general took heavy losses on the slump last week, and regards the market as a touchy proposition. Some claim that many cars were sold by eastern people to unreliable concerns here who turned the cars on arrival and in consequence made the situation much worse than it might have been. Kaw Valley potatoes sold last week at 70@75c, and Illinois stock brought about the same figures. Offerings from Kansas were a little better but the general run of stock was still unsatis factory. Homegrown Illinois stock was very good and moved readily. This homegrown stock is put up in 90 pound bags, which sold this week at $1.15 1.40. In Rochester, N. Y., new potatoes from up-state farms were more plenti ful in the markets, but prices held up well. They sold at $1.50 a bushel, with $1.75 occasionally reached for fancy. Old potatoes were scarce at $firstname.lastname@example.org a. bushel. Growers said receipts of new potatoes would increase next week and that prices would undoubtedly be low er. The acreage of potatoes in western New York Is reported up to normal, and although the crop needs rain the vines are still looking healthy. In some localities damage has been done by potato bugs but on the large farms the Insect peBt has been kept under control. As potatoes are now coming from not only Virginia but Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Long Island, the market In New York city is rather an uncer tain proposition. This week the bulk of the receipts came from Virginia. Monday's Norfolk boat had 7,000 bags and there were 106 cars in by rail. Tuesday was an off day and there were only 21 cars of Virginia stock In by rail, and the receipts the balance of the week ran about 25 to 30 cars per day. This of course, was in addition to the arrivals from the nearby states. East ern shore stock was selling at 2g 2.12 1-2, and Norfolk $1.75@2. Jersey round potatoes per bag or barrel were bringing $].75@2 and long $1.50(0)1.75. Delewares and Marylands ranged from $1.50@?i and Long Islands $email@example.com. These quotations are for the best stock coming and culls of all kinds sold down to $1 per barrel. COLLISION OF AUTO AND CYCLE INJURES RIDER As a result of a collision between an automobile and a motorcycle at the Comstock hotel corner at 9 o'clock last evening, Frank McCarthy was painfully injured, a deep gash being cut on his head, and his nos* and one bone of his hand broken. He Is now at the North western hospital where he is resting easily. As the car was going south McCarthy turned the corner going east and al though he put on his brakes and stop ped his machine the automobile con tinued at a fast rate of speed and went a half a block beyond the corner be fore it could be stopped. The force of the collision smashed the motorcycle and bent it out of shape. The name of the car could not be learned. McCarthy was carried into the Com stock hotel and his wounds were dress ed by Dr. Verne who ordered him to the hospital. STATE BANKS PROSPEROUS. Minnesota Institutions Show Big Gain For Year. From the bank call of June 4, 1913, to that of June 30, 1914, the deposits in state banks of Minnesota -increased $21,087,133.59 and the loans and dis counts $20,974,835.25, as shown in a table issued by Albert H. Turrittin, state superintendent of banks. Of the Increase in deposits $11,728, 280.87 was in time certificates, $6,247, 502.94 In checking accounts and $2, 657,625.37 in savings deposits. In June, 1913, there were 790 state banks reporting and this year there were 857. "The state banks were never so pros perous," said Mr. Turrittin. Opposition to Drainage Ditch. Considerable opposition to the con struction of a drainage ditch in the towns of Elmwood and Kurtz developed at the meeting of the county commiss ioners held Saturday. Both sides were represented by attorneys. The board, after listening to the or guments of both sides, decided to allow the usual preliminaries to be gone through with, and appointed A. M. Hopeman as engineer to make a sur vey and estimates, and also appointed C. G. Vincent, and Carl Ernst of Moor head and W. E. Ebling of Barnesville as viewers. Another hearing will be held after the preliminaries have been gone through with, at which time the matter will be gone over carefully and the opposition will be given a full op portunity to present their case if they still feel that the ditch should not bo established. May Not Build Crookston Hospital. A slight hitch in the plans for build ing a tuberculosis sanatorium in Crookston may result from finding that the law does not permit another mill assessment this year for construction purposes. According to County Attor ney Hagen's interpretation of the law, a second mill may be assessed for maintenance and if allowed by the state board of control, the money thus raised may be diverted to the construc tion of the building. Otherwise the $42,000 now available can alone be used. A beautiful site has been selected for the sanatorium in the southwest ern part of the city. The sanatorium will be for patients from Polk and Norman counties. The two counties raised $21,000 by assessment and the state gave a like amount towards the site and building. It developed, however, that fully $82, 000 was needed to erect a suitable sanatorium and arrangements for rais ing the additional amount are still pending. The county commissioners decided not to authorize a second assessment for maintenance or for construction of the sanatorium. Arrive Safely In England. Cablegrams have been received from Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Humphrey and Dr. O. J. Hagen stating that they have ar rived safely in Southhampton. The par ty will spend two weeks In London, after which Dr. Hagen will go to Freisburg, Germany for graduate work. Both doctors will visit the principal hospitals of Europe before returning. nEE FARGO FCOTM AND XTAILY REPUBLICAN MONDAY BVKNIim, JrtrET W, xvs*.. head Department NO DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE BY RUST Because of the many statements to the effect that rust was found on the grain in the valley E. Van Houten ot this city commended a private Investi gation and as a result of the replies he finds that no damage has been done. "I have caused to be sent out over the territory which I mention a large number of inquires states Mr. Van Houten. Enough of the replies have come in to enable me to make an au thoriative statement based on such re ports on these reports It Is certain that no damage has been done by black rust. There are but two exceptions to the general statement of "no damage." these are at Fertile and Crookston. "Furthermore, I am advised that over the state of North Dakota and over northern Minnesota, the grain has so far advanced as to be practically out of danger. Wheat is now in the dough in most localities, and in that stage of development it is practically out of danger." RESTORES LAND TO ENTRY. Bill Pasaed by Hou«e Refers to Tract on Upper Mississippi. A bill passed by the lower house of congress, on motion of Representative Lindbergh, restored to entry a large tract of land in Minnesota at the head waters of the Mississippi river. The land, which is located In Aitkin, St. Louis, Crow Wing, Cass, Hubbard, Itas ca, Beltrami and Koochiching counties, about 6,000 acres, was withdrawn for flowage purposes at the time of the construction of the Mississippi dams and reservoirs. The bill, offered in the senate by Senator Nelson, probably will become a law soon. Parochial Children Graduate. Last evening at 8 o'clock the children of the parochial school of the Swedish Lutheran church held their commence ment exercises, at the church, under the direction of the teacher, Mias Ida Anderson. The parochial school closed after a successful session, 43 having been enrolled during the term. EAST SIDE NOTES Mr. and Mrs. Klaus Hoist celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Otto Bang in Featherstone yesterday. Twelve hoboes at Mankato were forc ed to build their own jail. They fenc ed in an old stone quarry and here they will break stone. Any of the men can leave whenever there is a job for them. Ringling's circus brought an enor mous crowd to Wadena and every bit of food in the town was sold, many people going hungry. The crop of blueberries near Crook ston is said to be very large but the season will be short. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Traulfler of St. Cloud are celebrating their diamond wedding today, the sixtieth anniver sary of their marriage. St. Cloud plans to have a big labor day celebration, one of the features of which will be a great parade with three bands and a number of decora tive floats. The Luther college concert band and choruB are now back on American soli, after their concert tour in Norway, where these organizations and leader. Prof. Carlo A. Sperati, scored a most brilliant success, fulfilling the most sanguine anticipations of their admir er® in this country. It will be remem bered that, after its concert here, the band appeared in Chicago, Cleveland, Washington and New York, being hail ed as our country's best amateur and college band. The Norway tour is the third large tour made by the band, the two previous ones carrying the organi sation to the Pacific coast cities. During the terrific heat of today the streets were practically deserted. Employes in the foundries and laun dries suffered greatly, Steel bars and doors for the new ad dition to the city jail have arrived and will be put in place in a few days. William Shierk, alias Kelley, was sentenced by Judge Wade this morning to the county Jail for forty days. Ob taining money under false pretences was the charge. In spite of the great crowds of last week no crimes of Importance were committed due in a large measure to the efficient work of Chief O'Laughlin. As fast as the crooks gathered in town they were arrested and then sent on. They were not given time to operate in Moorhead. Officials of the Trail Blazing Asso elation of America were in the city today painting the red, yellow and white trails. The red trail leads from New York-' to the coast through yel low stone park, At the Comstock today were regis tered A. W. Price and Thomas Smith of Jamestown, S. A. Schum, jr., of Jamestown and Neil Downham of South Hamline. At the New Columbia were Grace Rude and Silvia Simmons of Barnesville. W. E. Emerson of Hea ton, J. E. Wakeland of New Rockford and F. H. Prepho of Hillsboro. Chief A. J. O'Laughlin has issued or ders that any boys caught tampering with the drinking fountain recently in stalled in the park will be arrested. If the fountain Is not appreciated it will be disconnected. The semi-annual state teachers ex amlnations start today at tile normal school. They will continue Tuesday and Wednesday and will be under the direction of Superintendent Tang. Sec ond grade subjects will be given today. A1 Ray of the Great Northern sec ret service, was in the city Saturday consulting with Chief O'Laughlin. Mrs. Ives left Saturday afternoon for Iowa, where she will visit for several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pederson left for Little Pine lake for a few weeks' va cation. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wilk of New York, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wilk, have left for the east. Charles A. Forbes of the state high way commission was in the city Satur day inspecting the work done on the roads. The county board of equalization will meet at the courthouse tomorrow to complete the work of county assess ment. The young son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Anderson, who was injured by an automobile In Fargo, is progressing nicely. His head and body were badly bruised, but there were no internal in juries. Efforts are being made to lo cate the driver of the car. Work has been started on the new loading track between Sixth and Eighth streets. Mr. and Mrs. iRay Kruegel of Minne apolis have arrived in the city from Minneapolis to be the guests of friends. Early Wednesday the Great Northern water tank at Breckenridge containing 100,000 gallons of water burst flooding everything in the vicinity. The Barnesville Headlight, one of the snappiest newspapers In the valley in sists that ball team stay home from dances before the game. The Head light believes that members of the team owe a duty to themselves and to the town, to do their best so that Barnesville may have the winners it deserves. The Normal School bulletin has just been issued and it is a most attractive as well as interesting number. It con tains several fine illustrations of the buildings and grounds. One of the in teresting features Is a list of the grad- uate^ and the positions they occupy. AL SPORTS TURNING THE 'SPOT* ON THE NORTHERN The standings of the Grand Forks and Fargo-Moorhead teams for the season, on games played between the two towns is as follows: P. W. I* Pet. Fargo-Moorhead .... 23 14 9 .609 Grand Forks 23 9 14 .891 Eddie Wheeler and his battling war riors turned their backs on Fargo and Moorhead for the last time this season, last evening. The games between the two cities have brought forth the most Intense rivalry displayed in the league and this spirit has had a great deal to do with adding sheckels to the gate re cepits. Fargo and Moorhead have come out with the long end of the series but Wheeler's crew were always to be de pended upon to put up a game battle and have furnished the fans with some royal sport. Duluth broke the league record Sat urday by winning the fifteenth conse cutive victory. It made the mark six teen straight by winning the first game of yesterday's double header, but got no farther, losing the second to Superior. Sixteen straight victories Is probably a mark that will remain for years for the rest of the teams to shoot at. The Moorhead grandstand was wrecked Saturday evening by a wind storm. It must have been a small tor nado which happened to strike in that particular spot as practically no other damage was done. The Moorhead grounds are east of the city, on the Dll worth line. Because of this fact all games for the rest of this week will be played at the stadium In Fargo. The Moorhead stand Is to be rebuilt at once. As a result of the wrecked grand stand the fans sat and sweltered through the game yesterday. There was no protection from the sun except the fences, and these kept off the light breeze that was blowing, many of the fans being almost overcome with the heat. Pitcher Snow was entirely knocked out by the heat. He had to be relieved from throwing and was stretched out In a street car for half an hour before he fully recovered. Come down to the Isis and cool off. Big electric fans blowing cool breezes for everybody.—Advt. "Independence and Journalism." Collier's: To most folks an inde pendent paper is one that supports their side the one that supports the other side is partisan. Also, there seems to be something in human na ture which reacts against the idea of a really independent paper—a paper, that is to say, which supports the bet ter acts of a man or a party and con demns the less desirable ones. Per haps it is mixed up with- the univer sal human liking for the quality of loyalty. To interrupt a course of praise seems, of course, like the un pleasing trait of disloyalty. But is there anything else for a really inde pendent paper to do? Many a paper which regards itself as independent merely contents itself with keeping silent about the things it cannot con scientiously praise. In the nature of things, a really independent paper cannot inspire universal affection. It is on the fence, and it is going to get the bricks from both sides. In spite of all the talk about an independent press, in spite of the great growth of the independent vote, the only really Independent papers in this country continue to be the ones that have held to that rule for more than a genera tion, such as The New York Evening Post and The Springfield, Mass., Re publican. The editorial page of The New York World, which has been for more than thirty years a remarkably able and virile critic of public affairs, has been, of intention, prevailingly democratic. It has not been independ ent In the sense of detached regard, or disregard, of all parties and all lead ers alike. LOW W A N Orpheum. Pattee's latest aquatic spectacle, Neptune's Nymphs, is the headline at traction at the Orpheum for the first half of the week. Four stunning girls appear in the act with Madame Berlo. The diving numphs include Madeline Berlo, professionally known as La Diva, who headed several companies of her own Daura Murry, the English champion Dora Woolard, who was one of the first girls to make the famous swim to Boston Light in record time from the Battery in New York. The tank used is one of the largest on the stage, holding 10,000 gallons of water. Maxwell Holden, the comedy shadow graphist, has a new and novel method of shov^rg this amusing form of en tertainment. He does his work in the open from the rear of the stage, with the sheet in front of him high enough so all may see the working of his quick moving fingers, as he throws upon the screen his fantastic shadows of ani mals, old maids and other impersona tions. After a series of pictures of a humorous order in shadow, he closes with an interpretation of the popular song, Row, Row, Row. Joseph Laurie & Frances Aleen, juvenile entertain ers, offer a kid specialty in which they sing, dance and make merry. They both sing well and Mr. Laurie is an exceptional dancer. Aveling & Lloyd, The Home Town Boys, are comedians cataloged in the "nut" class. They have a line of talk that is out of the ordinary. For the orpheumscope there are two good films. Grand. At the Grand for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Daniel Frohman pre sents the popular photoplay star, Car lyle Blackwell, in the famous nautical comedy drama, The Spitfire, a melo dramatic farce of laughs and thrills. This play has had more than 1,000 per formances on the stage. The four reel version of Edward Peple's cele brated comedy drama. The Spitfire, presents Carlyle Blackwell in the role of Bruce Morson, the young American traveler who suddenly becomes in volved in the plot of the story, and who, before its termination, well earns the title of hero. The play entertain ed thousands for many years. It humorous situations, together with its absorbing dramatic element, make the subject certain to please both lovers of light drama and those who prefer the big heart throb of tense, overpow ering incident and episode. In the film production, the laughs and thrills are carefully balanced, so that at times it is difficult to determine whether the subject is comedy or serious drama until at the very last flash the culmi nation of the fascinating plot brings the conviction that it is only real life after all. Carlyle Blackwell is an ideal type for the role of Morson, about whom most of the action revolves. In both the lighter moments and the big dramatic situations he portrays a per fect characterization. The Spitfire tells the following story: Bruce Morson, a young American, returning from trav els in Egypt, is robbed of some valu able jewels in a London hotel, and chases the thieves to the yacht Spit fire at Calais, which the crooks have boarded and taken command of under forged orders from its owner, Marcus Girard, who is in London. The yacht is just about to sail out of port, but by a ruse, Morson manages to get aboard and promptly falls in love with Valda, Girard's pretty daughter, who is also a "spitfire." The crooks tell Valda her father is a smuggler, show her the jewels they have stolen, and con vince her they are guarding them for her father, and that Morson is a cus toms officer, spying upon her in order to trap Girard. Valda indignantly turns upon the helpless Morson, orders him into seasman's costume, and compels him to work his passage to New York. On the homeward voyage Morson un dergoes many ordeals both humorous and dramatic, and is even finally ac cused of the theft of his own proper ty, before the final denouement, which shows the burning of the. yacht and the heroic rescue of Valda by Mor son, who is at last able to right him- Cost! Pull willi Thirty Horse-Power Anything Anything Want a Job Want tearfifrirJRwrftt to Sell to Buy Help 1 hey'18. Help! Cash in Advance—Always It?] ./ex:— $ "to"*3^ mod ©tor* 69 Broadway Gr*onhoua*s 5 South Terrace self, baffle the thieves and win the wo« man he loves. HAD A CORN TOO. So Sympathetic Highwayman Return ed Carfare to Mr. Kirkham. Los Angeles Times: Probably the highwayman had come, too. He was out skirmishing for prey last night, when he met up with Joseph Kirk ham, No. 1415 Pasadena avenue. Homeward bound was Mr. Kirkham, and he was walking along Aliso street, near Aliso place, very sore of foot, be cause a peevish and snarling corn on the little toe of his right foot was put ting him to great distress. The day had been warm, Mr. Kirkham's shoes had tried to withdraw some of their surface from the heat, and the con traction set the corn into a rage. Under his breath he was protesting emphatically when the highwayman stepped up and interrupted his prog ress. Then he forgot to limp. His corn suddenly grew painless. The usual amenities of such an oc currence were observed. Mr. Kirk ham's hands went into the air. Mf. Kirkham's pockets were made to yield their treasure. It amounted to but 45 cents. "Is that all the money you have?" asked the unknown. "It is," quavered Mr. Kirkham. Theh ighwayman grunted. Then he looked coldly at Mr. Kirkham. "Did you limp when you walked?" he asked. "Yes, sir," said Mr. Kirkham, believ ing in the efficacy of politeness. "Yes, sir, I have a corn." "You poor devil," the highwayman sympathized, "so have I. Here's a nickel so you can ride home." And as the highwayman walked oft Mr. Kirkham noticed that he favored his left foot. "A corn probably," _b© mused, and then his own corn set "up its ache, and he hurried thankfully to the car line. Danish explorers, backed by a mil lionaire of that country, will try to reach the North pole, taking two years for the trip.