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Northwestern Telephone Go.
Bad Caret Up Its Sftgeve inf
Thief River Game,
p,.xmei jKiver«ame.'r.
•rim VjfeBtern
C,D. Carter,-manager of the North
stem 'Telephone Exchange ^3af•?•
'Telephone Exchange
'jjfrookston, spent yesterday ln7
»n connection with matters ot busi
A3! ijess relating to the telephone situa-^
tlon. Mr. Carter is an experienced^^
telephone man and is takin&a prom-?
inent part in the work at Met Rlv£r
,and other pbints.
According to Mr. Carter, the North
western people pulled out their con
nections with the Pant system at
Mef River Falls because ot financial
a recent meeting of the city
council at Thief River Falls there was
things-, doing of a telephone nature
whicn made the councilmen side step
livelylto keep in the game. The
Northwestern people submitted a peti
tion f(r a franchise, asking first of all
that they be allowed to. put in wires
on the electric light poles to reach
the business portions of the city until
they could get their system installed.
They proposed to charge nothing for
this makeshift system except the
regular long distance tolls. Their
regular franchise agreed to put in a
first Class system, allow the city to
use the top arm of their poles for a
fire alarm system, limit their tolls to
$2 and $3 a month,' etc. The petition
was tabled.
Mr. Carter was present and sprung
on them an old franchise granted
seven years ago. It is perpetual, al
lows the use ot streets and alleys,
does not limit toil charges, and in
every way is a liberal grant. The city
clerk produced the records and called
the franchise genuine and unless the
franchise they desire is granted, the
Northwestern will put in a system un
der it They will install a brand nejw
and up-to-date svstem at Thief. River
as soon as spring opens.
Mr. Carter believes that rival com
panies will not present petitions at
CrqokBton until after the spring elec
tions and that there as in some other
townB of the northwest, elections will
be 'on the issue of one or two tele
phone systems.
J. H. Bosard Is Enthusiastic About
Dlooded Stock Bulging,
J.' H. Bosard this morning shipped
a fine blooded Jersey bull calf to
John Flaidl of Berwick. Th eanimat
iB a fine one with strong individuality.
Mr. .Bosard is one of the most interest
ed" breeders of fine Jersey cattle, in
the state. Since January 6, he has
sold six Jersey cows at $150 each.
S' "Have you made and especial study
of political economy?" "Not yet," an
swered Senator Sorghum "but if the
corporations hold out in their resolu
tions not to contribute to ^mpafgn
flinds, I suppose I'll have to."—Wash
in to S a 1
of die finest agar. Some people
don't realize this and blame the
agar If you are hungry or tired
you can't fully enjoy a riggr. ^Af
ter dinner if you can sit down
quietly and smoke a WASHING
TON, IRVING 10 cent cigar—
we are sure it will please you.
This is die real test of a good
IRVING has stood the test of
years good all fhe time O
For Bale by Wl W. FEGAN Grand
Forks, N. D.
alx-room houee. all modern and fur
nlBhed, 30 per, month.
eds well furnished and llghted,
ummlngs, 708 DeMers avenue.
room. .308. South' Third street..
rooms on North Fourth street Apply
to Oil., Titaes office. ,7rr\
G. Mclntyre, while unloading a car.
of anlmala at tha Great'Northern ,«ta
tion laat Thursday night. If anjrooe
knowing of the whereabouts of the
'O miaslngr aalm»!i will phone 825,
Mt try
telephone, they will be liber
apaper offlce by flr«t«filaa8 }ouq-j
printer. Addr^M.^AM* Lansing,
iaabon. N. D. ir': 'x-iV
man capable of handling clotbing de
partment or clerking, ln gener^l nier-^
chandlae store position .^wanted itt7:
Orand Forka. Address, T. Z. care.
Solberg) 710 Alpha «venu«:
pound tor ^jlean cotton rag*.
'V5 T^e Eyeplog Tlww office,.
ini. rf
Not galnn Ifor "M*ud"
Near -Being "Mad'' Before Mistake
Was Discovered byAuthorities.
But** CameT
Yesterday evening Sheriff Charles
Atkinson of Pefnbln^. county arrived'
in die city accompanied by Marshal
A. C. Burton and. G. A. MurryC of
Drayton, for the purpose ot identify
ing the man whom. Sheriff Turner
{and Deputy Sheriff- Gray Wrrested for
Joseph Quinn night before last. As
soon as Sheriff Atkinson saw the man
supposed to be Quinn but whose iden
tity was scouted in last "evening's is
of The TEveiiiflg Times, be pro
nounced him Frank Paul and not
Joseph Quinn. He was well known to
Quinn is wanted in Pembina county
*Ttot assault on Marshal Burton of
Drayton some months, since. The par
ty Who gave the sheriff of Grand Forks
county the tip was undoubtedly look
ing for revenge or was honestly mis
taken. He is of -the neither world
himself and the arrest .was quite like
ly the outcome ot former differences.
Paul was released last night.
Son Line in Bad Shape There and
Tracks Unprotected From Snow
The Kenmare branch of the Soo is
in very bad condition" for the snows
of a North Dakota winter. The line
is entirely without protection either
of fences of any sort to keep the snow
from drifting onto the track. The
cuts are narrow, not yet having been
widened. There are many cuts and
deep ones and the track generally is
low and fiat. In view of these con
ditions, it is extremely doubtful if
ttyey manage to keep the trains mov
ing thfci winter. It is the opinion of'
many well versed railroad men that
it will be impossible to keep the tracks
It has been more than a week since
the .last train was seen in the western
part of the state on the line. Th,e
snow and the poor condition of the'
tracks, owing, to the lateness of the
finishing pf the road, has been re-'
sponsible for this.
The United States mail contracts go
into effect on February 6 and it will
be necessary for the road to keep this
branch open to hold .their contracts.
They are making heroic efforts but
do not seem to get anywhere very
rapidly. The train which goes out
from Thief River in the morning
comes back at night. There is not
a plow on the branch and the possibil
ity of a train getting through is ex
tremely problematic.
Grafton Basket Ball Team
Scalps of That Team.
The basket ball team of Qompany
of Grafton stopped in the city today
on its way'to Emerado, where it playB
the. local team tonight The boys will
return to thiB city tomorrow and play
the Y. M. C. A. team tomorrow night.
The Grafton boys are a fine looking
crowd and certainly ought to give
their opopnehts a good stiff game. The
line-up is as follows:.
GjRrv e^rf „Panqpn.,sf Prentice,
Brice rg Tallockson, If Johnson,
Well-Known Hanna Statesman
on Visit to Daughter.
Senator Henry McLean of Hannah,'
Cavalier county, arrived in. the city
last evening and is visiting his daugh
ter, who is attending the university.
He will take in the hockey game at
the rink tonight and "root" for the
boys from up the line. The senator
Is serving his fourth year in the Up
per, house of the state and served two
years prior to thsit in the lower house.
There is more good in a bad boy
than' in the best of dead men.
Capt. John Sullivan: I helped to
reap a fine crop of oats where the
Park hotel now stands, and that was
but 27 years ago.. Talk about a town
growing^ at-.that time there was
nothing to Grand Forks 'but a few
buildings about the corner of what
1b now DeMers and Third street. The
same year a fine crop of wheat stood
where the Central school buildings
now stand. Yes, I have been in Grand
Forks and on the police fdrce for
many years. I was first appointed 18
years ago by Capt. Griggs. He was
mayor two years L. B: Richardgait
was mayor four years W. J. Ander
son, two years John Dinnie, .eight
yearB, and Mayor Duis, two years.
Sidney Clark at the Y. M. C. A.
Practical Talks: Beware of the popu
lar bank cashier. The man who is
making, a good fellow of himself and
has admirerB right and left, is making
loans that he should not. A )ahk
cashier must cut friendship in twain
and pffend many men if he Would be
true to his trust He is not' a popular
official. ,-
J. H. Bosard:: I see "you have a
farm d^partmeiit in The Evening
Times. I have advocated that with
the other papers .here, and have bon-'
tendedr that two or three ^columns of
good farm reading .was "^a valuable,
thing tor the farmers and thoBAvln-.
jterieBted in farming. I am certainly
glad to see it being eanied out. *f(SS
.-'av..v v, -r .v v-'-
The Jester:. A bank is an Institu
tion' organized and' conducted for the
purpose of loaping money, to the man
who don't need It
A story lk told of an estimable |ady/
late of tills place, who ls In the habit'
ofniiUig: the expresittpsfc "Hurrah,
boys," a mild bit of 'slahj^,- wheht
greeting acquaintances or when under
temporary' emQtions. One day Bh9
stopped on the: stairs of an' office,
bulldlqg to adjust her wearing ap^
pareland whilethuiengaiged th6 front
door suddehly op^ned and a llttje car
penter, who waa working there, ap-.
iarfd '$& lumb«rpnhls (Apul
ir, Uito -Mid'
use. ot her
tl«oklng op*
Ni, utfl. d^|
1 aad iakadi
Sf, .- rai avranw
Pembina Portland Cement Co.
Manager Talks to Times
:, Reporter,
The Pembina Portland. Cement com
pany, whbse plant is located near Mil
ton, in Cavalier county with offices
In this city, are arranging to increase
the plant to ten,times its former capa
city. The company has been organ
ized for seyen years and has never
been able to fill its orders. The repu
tation of the product is increasing so
rapidly that the present increase is
The ement manufactured bj( the
concern is classed by the managers
as natural cement, but in the 1904 re
port of the city engineer of Minneapo
lis it is placed with the Portlands, and
the report of the tests made By him
show that it is well up in this class.
The tests are based on the tensile
strain per square inch for periods
varying from 24 hours tci one year.
The strong point with the Pembina
brand is that its strength increases
with age. For Instance, Peerless ce
ment is rated at 714 at the end of
seven days and at the end oi one year
only rates at 282, and of course this
diminishing ability continues with the
age of the cement. On the other hand
Pembina rates air 239 at the end of
seven days and 278 at the end of a
year This quality 1b what makes it
valuable for building: purposes, as the
prime element is to have a structure
that becoihes harder with'age Instead
of crumbling and decaying.
The cement, While at first thought
to be Portland, was soon found by the
company to be only natural. It was
reported by the .engineering depart
ment of Minneapolis as natural prior
to 1904, the tests being upon the basis
of one part cement to two of sand,
but in the 1904 tests it was placed
with the Portland-brands, the tests
being one part cement to three of
sand. Thus, while it is sold as a
natural cement, it has the qualities
of Portland.
The company, was organized seven
years ago, and has been doing a large
business ever since. It has made one
of the natural products of North Da
kota famous throughout the building
world, and is destined to be useful in
developing the consumer'class of peo
ple so much needed In North Dakota.
J. C. Campbell is president of the
company, and Arthur Babcock is sales
The Yankees on the Isle of
Pines Will Be Protected
By New Treaty.
.Chicago, Jan. 2®.—A Washington
special to the Chicago Tribune says:
Importefat action has been taken by
tne senate committee on foreign rela
tions looking toward the speedy rati
fication of the Isle of Pines treaty, but
with some important amendments
which it is believed will help along
the final vote. These amendments. of
course will necessitate submitting the
treaty again to the Cuban authorities.
There is every reason to believe, how
ever, that Cuba will accept the amend
ments without hesitation.
The treaty will stand substantially
as it was submitted in the first place
by the state department, but there will
be an amendment eliminating the sec
tion which indicates a Cession of the
Island in return for a grant of naval
stations. There will be a new sec
tlon requiring the, Cuban republic to
give American citizens who have set
tled oh the Isle of Pines in good faith
a satisfactory system of representa
tion in its government.
The senate committee refused to
hear the American delegate from the
Isle of Pines personally, but consented
to look over anything he might sub
mit in writing.
Froin the beginning of the difficulty
over the Isle of Pines there 4ias been
,only one thing in thei way of a fipeedy
ratification "ot the treaty. .That was
the presence on the island of several
hundred good American people who
invested their money in, good faith.
Many of them were deceived as to
the future of the island. Some of the
big land companies undoubtedly did
resort to fraudulent regfesentation to
dispose of the plantatiSil&VNoiie the
less, many Americans today
who would not be there" If, they had
not bblieved honestly '^ht 't&c isle
ultimately would come under: the ju
risdiction of the United States.
The senate has been slow to ratify'
the treaty in spite gf the fact that
.nineteenths of the senators are con
vinced the island belongs to Cuba,
and the United States could not and
should not take it under any circum
stances unless it takes Cuba, too.
There is not place in. Cuba where
American, capital. and population 1B
relatively so strong as it is In the
Isle of Pines. The Americans there
are outnumbered, of course, by the
Cubans, but. the Yankee -settler^ are
aggressive and progressive. They
have money, they' understand What a
representative government hleans, and
they are fearful that their interests
will not be property protected by the.
This, condition of affairs has induced
the senate to agree to an important
amendment to the Isle of Pines treaty
Tor "the express benefit of these Ameri
can residents. The exact form of the
amendment has not yet beta drafted.
In tbe 'ead-'ltTwlil constitute ft pledge
on the part of the Cuban republic that
these Amerlc&n' cltizins.. who liave
gone to the Isle of Pines in good,
.faith at a time when the nationality
of the island wt^ at least nominally:
In' doubt, shbuld. have some .sort of
The. problem ls4 a. curious on* and
somewhat ^Mfoult to solve. No one
wpats to torce the American residents
on ttt lato rf iptnep furenounce their1
allejfliiirte^ta:'/thils- cpttntry. On tbe
,jdlQicrdlt to see how
the CiPuiMmM'i^Te any right.
of francUM* j^-iMa ^If^gover)no|iest
to- "Mnste .wanta '-|a
do is to
will pledl* this Ca^'issMlU:
yifesqmeliortof loori covernmentfor
U*, Amerl^u^ Jth«t$ l^the, matter bt
time* obaot
Ward County Girl Taken Home to
Kenmare After a Lively Trip to St.
Louis—Is Fenitent.
Fargo Forum: Truly penitent and
satisfied to return home after her
brief experience in the cold, cold
world, little 14 year old Emma Ben
field passed through the city last
night enroute to Ward county, a pris
oner in the custody of Chief of PoUce
Smith of Kenmare, to face a criminal
After stealing $80 from one of her
father's neighbors, little Emma start
ed out to see the world, just as hero
ines in the dime novels she had read
had done. For a time she enjoyed the
novelty of the situation but there
came a time when her nerve forsook
her and the Visions of her happy home
in North Dakota became uppermost in
her mind. This occurred In St. Louis.
She broke down and told her story to
the St. Louis authorities. This result
ed in her parents being notified and
her return to face the criminal charge
was the direct result.
According to her own story, she had
not been able to get along very well
with her father and this was the pri
mary cause of her committing a crime
and subsequently leaving home. The
stories she had read of how brave
boys and girls fought their way
through the world and lived by their
wits gave her courage in her under-,
One' day when her father's neighbor
went to town taking his dog with him,
Emma went to his house and searched
it. She found $80. Not daring to re
turn home with her 111 gotten coin, she
walked to' Minot where she was not
knoWn.' There she bought a gorgeous
red dress and hat and, following the
proverbial custom of high class em
bezzlers, she then bought a ticket to
She traveled froni one town to an
other in the British domains, stopping
at hotels In the day but traveling at
night, hoping by so doing to evade the
vigilance of officers who might ques
tion her if she was to remain at a
hotel alone at night.
The city in which the world's fair
had been held next attracted the girl
and she crossed the international
^boundary line. She arrived in the big
Missouri town in the morning and,
as night drew on, she: became bewild
ered. Her actions aroused the sus
picions of a policeman who questioned
Ler closely. She broke down under
the fire of the officer's interrogatlves
and told her story. The Kenmare au
thorities were then communicated
with and Chief of Police Smith left
to bring back the wayward girl.
Attorney Robt. Bosard Returns From
Western Business Trip.
Robert Bosard returned last night
from Minot, where he was attending to
some important bankruptcy matters
in which his law firm is interested..
During the absence of Judge Palda in
the Murphy case, Mr. Bosard assisted
in some important land matters for
Asked by The Evening Times as to
the interest of the people of Minot in
the Murphy case, he said there was
Qot the interest manifested that would
be'supposed from the-talk of people in
other parts of the state.
He says Minot is booming and that
the convention of grain growers yes
terday was an immense one, the
streets being literally packed with
(Max Bass in Fargo Forum.)
Surprising changes have taken place
in North Dakota since the day I reach
ed Belfield, far out beyond the Mis
souri in a country, where it was said
at the time, there were "no ten com
mandments." It wasn't quite that bad,
but to say the least it was pretty
woolly. I was a stayer, however, and
North Dakota was my home for along
time, until I came east to promote its
settlement, in which work I have been
engaged for over a decade. My early
belief was the common one of that day,
that agricultural settlement would be
limited at the best to the eastern half
of the state, but North Dakota is mak
ing history. She is correcting some of
the errors and false impressions that
have prevailed concerning her capa
bilities. After seeing fields of wheat
away out in the 'western part of the
state where only bunch
grew to
feed the occasional herds of cattle.. I
am almost won over to the optimistic
claim that- aridity is a thing of the
past. I hope it. is so. Maybe the
planting pf trees, the breaking of the
sod covering a soil retentive of mois
ture, and the cultivation of crops
adapted to a smaller rainfall than in
the Mississippi Valley, has something
to do with it North Dakota farmers
h&ve been learning the theory of crop
rotation and the diversity and adapta
tion of crops. The state agricultural
college, the three experiment stations
and the farmers' institutes are doing a
great work, in which they are ably
seconded by a responsible and intel
ligent newspaper press, the state hav
ing the highest percentage in this re
spect—one paper to each 1,100 people
—in toe union.
A great deal has been said and writ
ten about North Dakota, her climate
especially having been maligned. A
great deal more can be said, the* theme
1b as exhaustless as her soil is rich.
North Dakota is a young man's as
Well as the middle aged and the old
man's country. A competency awaits
any foreslghted young man who is
willing to take hold and do his share.
I ban recall scores of instances where
young men located in the state,1with
little or no means, rented farms and
in many cases paid for them from one
crop". That has been true every year
for many years and will be repeated
for qrnny years to come The wheat
crop last year was the largest of any
state in. the union, while the flax was
away in leadership among all the
states,' the total yield,of the past four
years more than equalling half of the
total, of the union. Flax is a profita
ble 'cro^. The per capita value of
farm prpdii9tp of the state Is the high
est to^thle union. This out in a coun
try. that Proctor Knptt termed a "vast
torra Incognita—the bleak nbrthweet"
aanl that General Haffin, and army offl
jeera who. claimed to apeak from per
jonal observation, elaljned to be "a
mgid alkalt deBert, ^unhoepitable and
Uninhabitable." Hiese: declarations,
Wive beeg filed awayj_wlth others made
bymen Whoprophesledwithtoo much
oofefidenceagainst ^merlcanpouiblli
tt^A Nqrth I^bta kaa just fairly
atartad on her career ot growth and
pvotoarity. Th»jMQpte,altaa4jr In
*ble tolsMd away millions
people of other states, and they are
sending away meat They are begin
ning to make the hen and hog work
for them, and it is only a question of
time when North Dakota butter will
be used to spread the bread made from
this wheat, and their oats will be used
by the "Quaker" concern. From the
numbed ot banks in the state, it is
quite evident the farmers have money
to deposit, and I am told that a good
deal of money from North Dakota has
been loaned in the east. That's dif
ferent from the old dayu. Life gen
erally is different when the farmer has
a telephone in his house, and is able to
keep in touch with town, the market
and the world. Daily papers and
books and musical instruments and
hot and cold water plumbing are none
too good for North Dakota farmers.
The vital statistics of the country give
North Dakota a ratio of seven deaths
to each 1,000 persons, while the birth
rate runs up to a ratio certainly pleas
ing to President Roosevelt, the state's
standing in this respect being the
highest of any other in the entire
north, with one exception, and that
is the sister Dakota. Talk as one
pleases about the climate it is health
ful, and this applies not only to the
human family but to all varieties of
animal life. The winter air is brac
ing and invigorating, the summer air
is never depressing, and invalids who
visit the state are invariably benefited.
Across the state extend the steel arms
which bear not merely local products
but the traffic of continents, the
world's highway. The people of North
Dakota believe with Mr. Hill that the
interests of the farmers and the rail
ways are mutual, both must prosper
or both must suffer."
Big Entry List for Annual Horse Sale
at the Garden.
New York, Jan. 26.—The annup.l
midwinter auction of trotters and
Pacers will be held at Madison Square
garden on January 29 to February 1,
under the auspices of the Fasig-Tip
ton company. To date 525 horses
have been booked for sale, which will
be conducted afternoons and even
ings as usual.
Tile feature of the sale will be the
practical dispersal of the famous
Parkway farm at Goshen, N. Y. There
will be offered to the highest bidder
some sensational sons and daughters
of Joe Patchen, 2:01% the sire of Dan
Patch, 1:5514, the world's champion
pacer. AH of these Pathway farm
horses have shown fast trials and are
ready to be campaigned clown the line
this season.
From Walnut Hill farm, at Donev
all, Ky., will come a large consign
ment, mostly the get of Moko, the sire
which has produced so many speedy
colt trotters. Baronniore, 2:14%, the
sire of the futurity winner, Peter
Sterling, •2:11%, will be represented
by a' consignment of colts and fillies,
from the Riverside Park farm at Ber
lin, Wis.
There will be many other consign
ments from the leading breeding es
tablishments of tiie country. In the
525 entries ,in fact are more than one
hundred trotters and pacers with rec
ords from 2:04% to 2:30.
Will Meet At Baltimore In Annual
Session Soon.
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 26.—For the
first time in its history, Baltimore will
be the meeting place of the National
American Woman Suffrage associa
tion, whose thirty-eighth annual con
vention will assemble here week after
next. The gathering promises to be
one of the most notable ever held un
der the auspices of the well-known
organization. Among the speakers
will be Mrs. Maud Ballington Booth,
Governor Warfield of Maryland, Pres
ident Remsen of Johns Hopkins uni
versity, Pres. M. Carey Thomas of
Bryn Mawr college, Pres. Mary E.
Wooley of Mt. Holyoke college, Prof.
Lucy M. Salmon of Vassar college.
Prof. Mary A. Jordan of Smith col
lege, William Dudley Foulke of Indi
ana, Miss Jane Addams of Chicago,
and the Rev. Anna H. Shaw. The
venerable Susan B. Anthony, one of
the pioneers of the equal suffrage
movement, will, of course, be one of
the central figures of the gathering.
Nine Attired In Men's Clothes Try to
Have a Lark in Ithaca.
Ithaca, N. Y., Jan. 26.—Nine young
women, whether co-eds in Cornell uni
versity or not could not be learned,
essayed a student prank and put on
men's clothes to "go downtown with
the boys."
Well disguising their sex, they came
downtown among the student-drinking
resorts. Passersby heard one of them
propose that they go into the Dutch
Kitchen, a cafe frequented by stu
dents.^They started toward the en
trance, but lost their nerve.
By this time several students were
attracted by the peculiar conduct of
the nine. Under the gaze of so many
men the girls finally screamed and
ran. They took refuge in a dress
maker's shop, where they were later
rescued by friends.
Grand Forks, Jan. 26.—(By Edwards
Wood Co., Brokers, Room 16, Clifford
.Building.)—Superior quotations for
.Minneapolis delivery:
May. July.
83U 85
83« 85W-%
Kanaau City Wheat.
.. 78%
Chicago Delivery Wheat.
May. July. Sept.
85%-% 84 83
... .. ..86% 84% 83%
.... .. ..86% 83% 82%
.85% 84 82&
Chicago Corn.
^.._••• May. .. July.
4 4 4 4
..44% 44
44% 44%.
Kaaaaa City Cora.
--:C May. /Vt'-: July.
..39% 40%
..39% 40%
.: .. ..89* sua* 40
..89* 40
Diilitk Flax.
... May. July. 8ept.
..1.18% 1.19* 1.1S*
... ..1.19, 1.1»* 1.18*
v/.v. ...
1.17*.. 1.18 1.17
v. ..1.17% 1.18% 1.17*
HI—CMfc CI—e.
S i&liif
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Of Interest to East Side
Dane From Winnipeg Runs Off With
Another Man's Wife and is Arrested
Last night Chief of Police Brown ar
rested a man who gave his name as D.
Winthers on complaint of a woman
whose name is withheld on account of
her family at Winnipeg. It is claimed'
that the lady in question and her bus
band were gettirig along swimingly
in their matrimonial life until Win
thers apeared upon the scene. Then
the trouble started. Winthers who is
a very prepossessing person, won the
lady's affections and finally ipduced
her to run away with him to this city.
They came here about a week ago and
got along all right until she claims
Winthers tried to get her to become
an inmate of the "red light district"
She then complained to the police
and he was locked up by Chief
Brown. He will be arraigned before
the court some time this afternoon,
but it is thought that nothing can be
done to him.
Judge Wutts Sustains Demurrer in
Favor of County.
Judge Watts has sustained the de
murrers entered by County Attorney
Maybury, representing the board of
county commissioners of4 Polk county
and A. A. Miller, representing the
Merchants State Bank of St. Hilalre,
in the case brought by the creditors
of Ditch Contractors Anton Anderson
and L. Larson.
The case was entitled W. E. Black
vs. the Board of County Commission
ers of Polk county, the Merchants
State Bank of St. Hilaire, Anton An
derson and L. Larson. The last two
named started a ditch contract, bor
rowing money from the above named
bank and assigning the contract to
them. There were a number of cred
itors and several of them, having
claims amounting to about $900, as
signed their claims to Black and he
brought suit to collect, there being
about $1,000 in the hands of the coun
ty still due on the ditch contract.
The demurrers of both the county
and the bank were sustained and judg
ment was entered against Anderson
and Larson, who made no appearance.
The case is important in that it fixes
the liability of the county in such
Old Resident Condemns the Practice
of Despoiling a Pretty Scene for
a Few Cords of Wood.
An old resident has the following
to say on the cutting down of the
large forest of trees which were oii
the river bank south of the Great
Northern track: "That tract of trees
was one of the prettiest scenes I ever
saw, and the cutting down of them
has left a vacant space which never
can be filled by any houses or artifi
cial means. It was too bad that they
had to be cut down^ but I suppose the
owner knew what he was doing. I
hope that no more trees in our town
will have to be cut down as they help
to improve the appearance of our
Was Caused By a llorse Making a
Yesterday morning the horse of F.
J. Duffy created a diversion from the
usual quiet by getting away from its
owner and taking a little run down the
street. The accident happened while
Mr. Duffy was driving to his farm on
the Minnesota point. When he was
passing the school on the Point the
horse suddenly became frightened by
a fluttering paper and taking the bit
in its teeth turned around and had a
lively spurt. The horse pursued its
mad course until it came to the Red
Lake bridge and there was caught by
Officer Humble. Mr. Duffy was thrown
out of the sleigh, but was not in the
least injured. No damage' was done
to either the horse or sleigh except
a slight bruise on the horse's foot.
Ice-Men Busy.
The wood and coal men are not the
only persons who revel in 40 below
weather, as the ice-man reaps his har
vest from frozen fluid and consequent
ly likes the temperature which has
been prevailing the past few days.
Hugh Dunlevy, the old established ice
dealer is cutting ice about a mile up
the river so as to insure his cus
tomers pure ice, but not to be out
done, Bert Sorenson has his field six
miles up the river as there is no other
place within that boundary which has
as pure or as clear ice. Both men
have their storage houses almost filled
with the clear ice and the competition
between the men will be keen the
coming summer.
An Electrical Plant.
Ed. L. Healy of Red Lake Palls and
owner of the water power at that
place passed through the city last
evening enroute to Marshall, Minn.,
to attend to some private business
matters. He stated that the project
to transmit electricity to Grand Forks
and East Grand Forks from the plant
at Red Lake Falls would be~ carried
out the coming summer and that he
felt certain it would be successful.
The erection of the plant will prob
ably be started in the course of a few
months.—Crookston Times.
A Warm Time.
The little house provided for the
operator stationed at St. Vincent Junc
tion juBt north of Crookston caught
fire Wednesday from an overheated
stove and in about three minutes there
was nothing left bht a cloud of smoke
floating off, toward Fisher.
Master Carpenter Mills got busy
with his. bundle of men and in a few
hours there was a new house erected
with dimensions 10x12 and the regu
ar tick-tick-tick of the instruments
was going on as usual. The operator
did not even get singed.l &<»
Work Renmd.
Work has been resumed on the
Schllts brewery and the contractors
expect to have the work done In 1
short time. The recent severe snap
made it necessary to postpone opera
tions, but now since it: In milder the
work will he puahed to the limit
Costumes and ihaslu for the tfcll
to tjp given by Sullivan a^ Jtede o*
^Mk. St at D. Kingman's. Obine ea^ly
and nelect yonr choice.
Bojr Who Was Sent to the State Train*
Ing School for Theft of Money Wfll
Be Let Ont on Conditions.
F. J. Kennedy, state agent for the
Red Wing training school, arrived in
the city this morning to investigate
the conditions of affairs concerning
Harry Penzram of this city, who was t/'
sent to the state training schools at
Red Wing about two and a half years
ago. It will be remembered that
Penzram took a notion that his moth
er's pocketbook was his property and
proceeded to take large sums from
it at different times. His mother then
petitioned Judge Sullivan to send him
to a training school, claiming that he
was incorrigible. The boy was then
sent to the training school. Ever
since Panzram was sent to the school
his behavior has been most excellent
and the officials deemed him worthy
of receiving a parole. Harry has made
rapid progress in the school depart
ment having advanced as far as the
sixth grade and has just arrived at
the age of fourteen. If Agent Kennedv
finds everything suitable here he wiil
bring Panzram home in the near fu
ture and he will have a try at keep
ing up his good record while out of
the confinements of the school. It is
thought that he will make good and
will turn out to be a good American
Analyzed Food Supplies.
During 1905 the state dairy and food
department analyzed 7,425 samples ot
food and found 2,806 of the number
adulterated to an illegal degree. Out
side of milk an dcream, 34 per cent,
of the food samples tested were found
that did not comply with the state
Jaws. In respect to violation of the
food law, milk -came first with 491
illegal samples, flavoring extracts
next with 389 samples and alcoholic
liquors third, with 277 illegal samples.
Anderson Funeral Friday.
The remains of Fred Anderson,
killed last week by a snow Blide at
Mountain Home, arrived in Crook
Bton Wednesday evening in charge of
Gus Anderson, his partner, who also
formerly resided near there till a few
years ago when he went west The
funeral services will be held Friday
afternoon at 2:30 from the
church, and will be held under the
auspices of the Masonic lodge of
which the deceased was a member.
Fire Hall Popular.
The home of the fire laddies of this
city is getting to be a very popular
place with them since the cold snap
came on and many of them enjoy
their evenings there. The pool table,
reading matter and athletic para
phernalia have all served as drawing
cards. Janitor Mitchell has kept the
bunch of boys who used to spend their
time there out since bis reign started
and in this way has gained a reputa
tion for himself.
Bonds Executed.
The $6,000 bond issue for the con
struction of ditch 55, near Fosston,
has arrived from St. Paul. This Is
sue was somewhat deayed because of
the litigation which came to a satis
factory conclusion a short time ago.
The issue was bought by the U. M.
Stoddard Co., of Minneapolis, and the
bonds will be executed by County
Auditor Hoffard and Chairman Steen
erson of the board of county commis
sioners at once. •'.in­
completed the Work.
The Northern Pacific employes have
finished the job of filling their large
ice house wit hthe pure, clear ice
from Detroit. On account of this city
being about in the middle of the Min
nesota division the trains have to be
replenished with coal, ice and other
necessaries so as to keep the train
supplied until it reaches Winnipeg
Junction, which is a division point.
Will Be Finished By Spring.
Foreman Pat Sullivan who has
charge of the construction of the
lumber company's spur about a mile
out of town reports the work progress
ing rapidly, and claims if it was not
for the shortage of skids that he
would have the work completed in a
very short time. Nevertheless he says
it will be done in time to handle the
spring rush of logs.
Preparing Church Statement.
The directors of the Sacred Heart
parish are hard at work preparing the
annual statement for the year 1905.
The task is no small one as there is
much to be looked after and many
books to examine. However, the direc
tors expect to have the statement
ready in a short time when it will be
distributed to the members of the
Is Waxing Hot.
The checker tournament at the
Great Northern is attracting consider
able attention. Last night the firat
game in the tournament was played
and after it was finished J. Dngan of
Pembina waltzed up and beat the win
ner and everyone else in the house
easily. Now nobody will play him for
fear they will lose their past record.
Judge Watts at Moorfcead.
Judge Watts has been asked by
Judge Baxter to sit in a case tried be
fore Judge Baxter at Moorhead about
a year ago, involving six valuable lots
in that city. The case was appealed
to the supreme court and the judge
of the lower court was reversed. He
recently reqnested Jndge Watts to alt
in the case and he has consented.
Planing Mill Running Agala,
Ihe planing mill of the Grand Forks
Lumber company is running to the
limit of its speed today after having
been closed on account of the cold
snap and also for repairs Hie lum
ber company has manv-orders on hand
for the spring building, and in order
to get Jthem filled in time! must run.
every possible motnent.
-^rHeld Social Daoee. .-t ."
A large number of the young people
of this city attended the' social
Bion held at Sullivan and VjbraOTll
dancing academy last ntght. TlMee*
ses8lona every Thursday night !mx«
Betting very popular with tbe ybtnur
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