Soo Day Is One of Biggest of
Entire Feriodof LandShow
It was a cold, raw wind, a lowering
sky, which dampened the ardor of
the exposition visitors today and sub
dued the spirits of the excursionists.
Soo Day is a success, but it was
made so in spite'of the weather con
ditions. The Soo special from Minne
apolis, consisting of five coaches and
bearing President Pennington and his
fifty guests, arrived at promptly ten
o'clock and was met at the Soo sta
tion by a mounted escort and a large
reception committee composed of ex
position officers and Bismarck busi
ness men and was taken to the Expo
sition building and tehown through
the different departments. This was
done so that the Pennington party
would have a chance to view the ex
hibits before the jam came later in
the day. The distinguished visitors
expressed great satisfaction with what
they saw. Many of them lingered
for more than an hour in the grain
palace on the first floor and inspected
the individual exhibits and the dis
play prepared by the state. About
every known grain and grass seed is
here on exhibition, a product of the
state. Another hour was spent among
the county booths and the special ex
hibits on the second and third floors.
The woman's department seemed to
present many attractive features, the
fancy work, paintings' etc.t shown
there being of a high order. There
was not sufficient time this forenoon
to view the dairy products nor the
brick and mineral exhibits in the base
ment, but the visitors declared they
would And time this evening to finish
their round of inspection.
Expressions of delight with what
was found in the big building was
heard on aa sides. The exhibits from
the' countes where the Soo ralway
company operates are much in evi
dence and this circumstance was no
ticed by the visitors. "It is a great
display, a most remarkable one," said
President Pennington in conversation
with Supt. Gilbreath, "and the wonder
is that itt could be assembled and so
delightfully arranged in so short a
time. The people of North Dakota
have a right to feel proud of their
first big industrial exposition. It has
been my privilege to attend many
state fairs and land shows, and I can
truthfully say I never saw finer ex
hibits of farm products anywhere."
The other visitors from Chicago,
the Twin Cities, and Duluth spoke
in a like vein. In fact this has been
the verdict of all visitors both from
without and within the state.
Owing to the inclement weather the
attendance «t the exposition this fore
noon was not large and the railway
people had a good opportunity to see
the exhibits undisturbed by the usual
jam which marks such occasions.
-. The party was shown the exposition
b^lSupt. Gilbreath and his assistants.
Among the people arriving on the
special train were the following offi
cers of thevgreat Soo system:
E. Pennington, president.
W. L. Martin) vice president and
G. R. Huntington, general manager.
A. H. Bright, general counsel.
Following are among the prominent
business men who came on the special
H. L. Call, Goodridge-Call Lumber
G. L. Heegaard, Mandan Mercantile
P. H. Carpenter, Goodridge-Call
^Lumber Co., Minneapolis.
J. D. Clark, Flintkote Manufactur
ing Co., Boston, Mass.
P. C. Howard,. Curtis & Yale Co.,
L. C. McCoy, McCoy Lumber Co.,'
Howard W. Baker, Butler Brothers,
S. A. Davis Western Express Co.,!
L. R. Boswell, Minneapolis Paper
George Heaton, Lands, St. Paul.
P. S. Poole, Deere & Webber Co.,
H. E. Soule, National Briquetting
H. P. Douglas, elevators Minneapo-j
The visitors win be entertained at
a banquet at the Grand Pacific to-,
night and the special will leave on
the return run between twelve and
one o'cloc* tonight.
EASTERN STAR MEETING.
There will be a regular meeting of
the Order of the Eastern Star at
the Masonic hall Friday evening at
o'clock. A large attendance is de
NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS HAVE
ALREADY APPEARED FOR
Popular Airs Seem to Be More in Evi
dence Than Work of Old Matters
Concert Next Week.
The musical contest which is being
conducted at the Industrial Exposition
under the direction of Prof. Paolo
LaVilla, of St. Paul, is proving very
popular, and already a number of con
testants have appeared, for their pre
It is noticable that most of the con
testants have chosen popular selec
tions rather than the works of—the
old masters for their numbers. How
ever, when the big public concert is
given next week, Prof. LaVilla is cer
tain that he will be able to furnish
the music lovers of the city and the
exposition guests with a -program
which will prove highly entertaining.
Some of the contestants in this con
test, the first prize in which is a hand
some $450 Bush and Gerts piano, are
a little slow about entering and it is
expected that they will all appear for
the preliminary work at Once. The
more contestants, the greater will be
the race for the coveted piano.
Next week a public concert will be
given by the various entrants and at
that time it is expected that the an
nouncement of the names of the prize
winners will be made.
BOUGHT FEED BARN.
Willis Bryan, a farmer living near
here, purchased the feed barn and
lots 3 and 4 in block 98 on Eighth
street near the Catholic church,
from Jens Hanson, and will maintain
the business established by Mr. Han
RETURNED FROM MINNESOTA.
Harry Woodmansee and William
Harris returned to Bismarck on No.
5 Wednesday evening from Minne
sota points, where tbey have been
spending a week's vacation.
THIRTY-FIRST TEAR BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY OCTOBER 6, 1911.
MORE STATE TROOPSARE
RUSHED TO QUELL RIOTS
Situation in Chicago is Said
to be Very Much Improved
McCOMiB CITY, Miss., Oct. 5—The]
military patrol of this town ne^assi-j
tated by rioting growing out of the! (By Associated Prats)
Illinois Central strike, was increased
today by the arrival of five additional I
companies of troops. NEW YORK. Oct. 5.—The
At daylight a special train reached world's series between the
here with the Jaikson and Greenwood Giants and Athletics for premier
companies and at 3 o'cicoc a prov\s- honors in baseball for 1911 will
ional batallion arrived on a special begin on Saturday. October 14.
train from Meridian. and a flip of a coin this afternoon
will determine whether the first
game will be played in New
Chicago Situation is Quiet
CHICAGO, Oct. 5.—Seventy-five
striking carpenters and carmen re
turned to work at the Illinois Central
shops at Burnside today, making a
total of 900 men now reported to work
this morning. They passed scores
of little groups of strikers but no ef
fort was made to molest them. Rep
no more than oO per cen of the nor-. |atuersd
mal freight traffic is moving ^nd that:
three quarters of the passenger trains
are from one to five hours behind their
schedule, especially on southern di
injunction was issued in the United
States court today restraining the
strikers and others from interfering
FIRE PREVENTION DAY.
PIERRE. S. D., Oct. D.-T-GOV
ernor Vessey has issued a proc
tarnation decreeing Monday, Oc
tober 9, 1911. as "Fire Preven
ROGERS STARTS AGAIN
HUNTINGTON, Ind., Oct. 5—Avia
tor C. P. Rodgers resumed his trans
continental flight today. He left the
ground at 11:30 o'clock adn started
at a high rate of speed for Chicago.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5—On the ap
plication of attorneys for the Southern pr of Xi "i il -n
Pacific railroad company a temporary
1 DA I ES A NORT A INDUSTRIA EXPOSITION
Giants and Athletics to Clash
in New York on Oct. 14
York or Philadelphia. The
games will be alternate bet\«t.en
NEW YORK, Oct. 5—The national
commission today decided to play the
first of the world's baseball cham-t
,say pionship games at the Polo grounds
0 a in by
a N oUl]v rt
in any manner with the affairs of the jp ,n be played. Sat
urday Oct. 14. looks like the date for
the first championship game. Both
managers are said to favor New York,
as the place for the opening games.
NEW YORK, Oct. S---Witti the two
pennant race^ settled, no time is to
be ost in arranging the senos to de
cide whether New York or Philadelj
an a anf
*.f jhe Philade'phfa'
decid when ai.d where the
games of th" world's cham-
C. M. Henry Hol'.st, chairman of the
traveling men's day. October 14, left
tonight on No. 2 for Minneapolis. St.
Paul and Duluth to make arrange
ments for the big day Keep on
WENT TO TWIN CITIES.
Misses Alice and Odessa Williams
departed on No. 2 Wednesday
evening for the Twin Cities, where
they will spend a week or ten daysj
visiting with friends. 1
THROUGH MH. DAHL
LOCAL CLOTHIER SUCCEEDS IN
GETTING SIX PREMIUMS FOR
Among Them Is $35 Suit of Clothing.
Various Awards Are on Display at
There is one premium hung up at
the Industrial Exposition which is
very acceptable to the ordinary man.
It is a suit of clothes valued at $35,
a contribution from the Stein-Bloch
people, donated through C. M. Dahl,
the local clothing merchant. This fine
suit is going to be awarded to some
premium winner. The prize is in a
cas-a on the second floor and has been
the object of many admiring eyes.
Mr. Dahl was active in securing
premium donations from firms with
whom he deals. He secured in all
six prizes and all of the finest make
and quality. The O. C. Hansen Man
ufacturing Co. of Milwaukee contrib
uted a pair of handsome gauntlets
which some lucky person is going to
win and wear. The company man
ufactures fine gloves.
The St. Paul Rubber company sent
in through Mr. Dahl a rain coat of
the finest quality and workmanship,
and the Brown Shoe company of St.
Louis donated a pair of men's shoes
valued at $5 while Lanpher, Skinner
& Co. contributed a beautiful hat.
Some farmer or railroad man will get
a pair of the famous Headlight over
alls, another article Mr. Dahl is cred
ited with securing. These articles
form but a small part of the big room
full in the exposition store house.
The following people made apn'i
cation for homesteads in North Da
kota before the United States land
office the early part of the week:
Christ Webber of Napolefn. George
Hanley of Bismarck, Bert Conyene
or Yucca, and Rasmus Larson of
FLAG OF ITALY IS NOW
FLYING OVER TRIPOLI
Harbor of Tripoli Heavily
Mined and Rumors of
LONDON, Oct. 5—A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Constantinople today,
says that a cablegram received there
from a Turkish source at Tripoli, via
Malta, states that the Italian battle
ship Di Cavour, was blown up by a
Turkish mine off Tripoli, and that
the crew and troops aboard the vessel
perished. A news dispatch from
Rome this afternoon says that the
delay in the bombardment of Tripoli
was due not only to the Italian desire
to avoid bloodshed but also to the
fact that the harbor had been exten
Italian Flag is Hoisted.
GLASGOW, Scot., Oct. 5—Elliott &
Co., a firm having agents at Tripoli,
this afternoon received a cablegram
from Jerba Tunis, saying the "Italian
flag, floats over Tripoli."
Italians Effect Landing.
LONDON, Oct. 5—A dispatch from
Rome says that the correspondent of
the Rome newspaper telebraphs "the
Italians effected a landing close to
Tripoli under the protection of their
The Italian battleship Conte Di
Cavour. described in a Turkish re
port as having been blown up by a
mine off Tripoli, appears in the n
val register as still in the course of
construction at Spezia. No vessel of
that name is in active service so far
as shown by the records of tiie
Italian naval department.
TRIPOLI. Oct. 5—Soin)p of the in
habitants of Tripoli displayed enthusi
asm when they saw the Italians land
ing from the cruiser Guiseppe Gari
baldi. Advancing Turkish torpedo
boats were stranded and badly dam
aged. The cables are cut between the
land and the sea, and the cable ship
has been unable to repair them.
Turkish Fleet Enters Bosphorus.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 5.—The
Turkish fleet today entered the Bos
phorus from the Dardanelles.
of This Mternoon's
Exposition Building and Down
Town Streets Crowded
"It was nearly .three o'clock this
afternoon when thfe last special train
got in over the Soo, bringing abou
one thousand happy excursionists,
swelling thee rowd to about eight
At the time the big industrial par
ade started three or four thousand
people gathered on Main street near
the reviewing stand, and when the
Fourteenth Regiment band began to
play the jam filled the street for a.
square in each direction.
"Soo day is redeemed in spite of th«
unfavorable weather," declared the
exposition management as the great
crowd surged around the exposition
Mandan contributed many visitors
although an accident to the ferry pre
vented many automobiles from par
ticipating in the parade. There were
at least twenty of those expensive
vehicles beautifully decorated for the
occasion that could not get across
the river, but the residents of Man
dan came over on the trains.
It is believed that with favorable
weather conarons fully 10,000 visi
tors would have arrived in the city to
day. As it was the number fell off
nearly one-half. But the big crowd
made up in enthusiasm what it lacked
in size and the- general verdict was
that it outdid Northern Pacific Day
in a number of particulars.
Wells and McLean counties sent
the largest delegations.
The exposition buliding was packed
to its capacity all the afternoon.
The supreme feature of the enter
tainment provided for the visitors,
however, was the second big indus
trial parade which started at &
o'clock. The parade was scheduled
to start earlier, but was held up
pending the arrivals of the special
trains which were a little late.
The parade was one of the best that
has ever been seen in the northwest
and was more varted in its character
than the one of a week ago. It ex
tended nearly two miles in length.
It would have been still longer had
there been more autos entered. The
Mandan autoists had expected to
come over in a body, aftd got as far
as the river, where tey discovered
that the high £?nd had put the ferry
temporarily out of commission and
they could not get across, which fact
was just as much of a disappoint
ment to them as to the local offi
cials. There were 4ewer local autos
entered in the parade than was ex
The parade was headed by Sheriff
Frank Barnes and Chief of Police Mc
Donald, both mounted. They were fol
lowed by Grand Marshall W. S. Cas
selman and his staff, who preceded
the regimental band' and the First
battalion 14th U. S. Infantry. The
machine* gun platoon and the wagon
train followed, and they in turn were
followed by the Bismarck Fire depart
The section section of the parade
was composed of civic organizations
and societies. Prominent among these
were the boosters from Wells county
who came down in one of the special
The third* ection comprised the
Ladies cavalry, headed by Miss Belle
Ward. The ladies presented a very
There was a noticeable increase in
bott the quanity and quality of the
floats in the parade which made up
the fourth section. This section was
one of the larjjp^t and best, outside
of the military division, in the entire
procession. The floats apeared in the
Bismarck Grocery company.
Gussner's meat market.
Goodridge-Call Lumber Co. The float
represented a freight car full of lum
Bertsch & Dirlam. auto and machine
repairing. Mr. Bertsch drove an auto
mower which created considerable in
Mandigo's Qusftty Store. This float
was driven by a little tot who was
evidently master of the situation.
The Capital City Bottling Works.
This firm had three floats in the par
ade. One represented the first year
the firm started in business, 1889. The
second showed the manner of making
bottled goods, anil the third was the
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