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Many Men of Prominence Will
Be Here Tomor
row.-
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OPEN HOUSE TO GUESTS
This Cityis Ready With the Glad,
Hand for the Visiting Hard
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ware Men.i
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i& VERY INTERESTING PROGRAM
of Trade SabJcfetH Will lie
•d Plann Formulated,
[for the Fntnrr.
ing the advance guard of
Dakota hardware dealer's
will -reach the city and
tnorningat 9:30 the dele
11 assemble for the initial
a. The entire program Is made
men of good talent and it is ex
pected that it will be the best trade
convention ever held in. North Dakota.
The session* will be held in the Com
mercial club rooms and everything
which is, within the reach of the local
committee to make the convention a
memorable one is being pressed into
service.
The railroads are making a rate of
a fare and a third and the local hotel
men are ready to accommodate sev
eral hundred guests. Grand Forks
wi^h her celebrated hospitality, is
ready to give the glad hand to every
stranger within the city tomorrow.
The officers of the association are
H. F. Emery, Fargo, president M.
Jacobson, Minot, first vice president
H. H. Walters, Gasselton, second vice
president .O. I. Butler, Clifford, third
vice president C. N. Barnes, Grand
Forks, secretary H. T. Helgesen,.Mil
ton, treasurer.
The hardware men will be wel
comed to Gr&nd -Forks by Mayor Geo.
E. Duis, and President Emery will re
spond to the welcome. He will be
followed by Governor E. Y. Sarles,
who has assured Secretary Barnes
that he will be present oil the opening
day .of the convention.
The program arranged for the two
days of the convention:
Tuesday, Jan. 30-r
9:30 a. m. Reception of members,
enrollment, payment of dues and dis
tribution of badges.
10 a. m. Convention called to or
der. Opening prayer.
Address of welcome, Mayor Geo. El.
Duis.
Response for association, President
H. F. Emery.
Address—E. Y. Sarles, governor of
North Dakota.
Address—"Organization, Salesman
ship and Advertising," Alex' W. Cro
sier, representative of the National
School'of Salesmanship, Minneapolis.
Afternoon Session-^
2 p. m. Opened" by W. -A. Nolan,
Humorist
Talk—"Keep in Touch," E. L. Mil
ler, editor Duluth Trade News.
Paper G. B, Coffin, Chicago. A
paper prepared by the Paint Grinders*
association on the "Pure Paint Law"
of North Dakota.
Address—"Pure Paint Law of North
Dakota," E.' F. Ladd, pure food com
missioner of North Dakota.
Address—M. L. Corey, secretary Na-.
tional Retail Hardware association.
Discussion.
Lecture—"Gasoline and Its Effects."
V. G. Van Sickle, Chicago^.
Discussion. ,'i'
Evening Session— ''£g:
8:30. Commercial club rooms,
Stereopticon lecture, illustrating
conditions of extreme interest' to all
retail hardware merchants, by M. L.
Corey, secretary of the National Re
tail Hardware association.
Social Session. W. I. Nolan, Hu
morist.
Wednesday, January 31.
9:30. This session wil) be assigned
to the jobbers and 'manufacturers and
will be occupied by' them in addresses
and general discussions. During this
.session A C. Bartlett, president of
Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.,
Chicago, will deliver an address on
"Business Success."
AddreBs—"Paint as a. Desirable'and
Profitable Line to Be Carried in Stock
by Hardware Dealers," V. W- Hart
man, St. Paul.
2 p. m. This Bession for,,,, retail
hardware dealers only.
Annual report of secretary.,
Report ofG. W- Wolbert, Bis-/
marck, delegate to the National Re
tall Hardware association.
Paper—Trade Abuses at Home,"
V» P, B. Rognlle, Esmond.
Report of committees.
Consideration of reports. Election
of. officers. Opening of question box:
Discussion. Selection of next place of
meeting. Adjournment
Display* at the DaeotahV fyvfis.
Hie hotels of the city today are
"'taking on the appearance of great
booths for the display of the wafres and
advertising matter of the wholesale
hardware' houses, of the United States.
The representatives of the trade are
in the city'from all parts of the coun
try and aire getting their wares in
shape for the Hardware pealers' co»
ventionof North Dakota whifeh as
sembles here tomorrow morning.
The lobby of the Hotel Dacotah is
standard of a good cigar
yourown taite. When you light
a agar ,lio you bite off the end and
thereby loosoi the wrapper? Do
you put the ojher end inv\ypir
mouth and hlov? out the du*t which
even the best agar collects in roanur
facture? Do yJM puff hard g£
ling it parted? QTry «*pe of l^cl
-'bowllderihg mase of great display
cards and hardware commodities of
all descriptions. The sample roonis
are all in commission and the outlook
for the largest trades gathering ever
held In the northwest'is most promts-*
ing. The facilities of the Dakotan
for. handing such. gatherings will
doubtless be taxed to its uttermost by
.tomorrow morning.
Conspicuous among the many novel
advertisements to be seen in the lobby
and the windows of the Dacotah are
the cartoons of E Lupton with the
Acorn Stoye people. His free hand
sketches are of a quality which rank
with the best. Ill the country and
Crowds of people: arie constantly at
tracted by his cartoons in the win
dows of the hotel.
r—-—
PUBLIC i»0 NOT RECOGNIZEE
The Infinite Amount of Good the Po
lice Force Is Aronnd the. Trains.
The traveling public do not recog
nize what an important factor the,po
lice force of Grand Forks is in rail
road circles arid around the trains.
The periodical "cop," as he is called,
is found at the station' to meet every
train and no question can hardly be
found which lie has not been asked
in some part of his career while on
the depot beat However ho instance
can be cited where he has been found
lacking in politeness and courtesy,
and the travelers who are in strange
quarters always find out1 where to go
and what to do from the police. Tak
en altogether, Grand Forks has one
of ,the most efficient sets of lawful
guardians both in this respect and
many others that can be found in a
long ways arid the citizens and pub
lic in general recognize this fact as
evidenced by the popularity' of the
officials.
BERT ANDERSON SOT INSANE.
Polk County Man Not Mentally Un
balanced at Seattle.
A Crookston buslnesp man has re
ceived a letter from Mr. B. O. Ander
son in which mention is made of the
report received some' time ago that
Mr. Anderson's mitid was unbalanced,
and that he was being held by the
authorities at Seattle awaiting orders,
from the Polk county officials. Mr.
Anderson, in the letter above men
tioned, takes exception to the impres
sion that was given out, and explains
the matter fully. It seems that on
his arrival at Seattle he was threat
ened with pneumonia and taken to a
hospital suffering from a high fever,
and that while in this condition he be
came delirious and wandered away
from the hospital without the knowl
edge of the attendants, and was found
by the police officials while wander
ing the streets' in a delirious condi
tion. They, not knowing that he was
a hospital patient, or the nature of his
illness, concluded that he was de
iriented, and finding Crookston papers
on his person notified the authorities.
He was soon located by the hospital
authorities, and returned to that in
stitution, and as soon as he recovered
from the attack of pneumonia-and the
fever subsided, became entirely ra
tional, and is now in iexcellent health
except slight weakness resulting from
the' prfeumonia. He desires that the
erroneous impression created by the
mistake of the jxtlice authorities in
telegraphing to Crookston be correct
ed.
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FOUGHT TO A FINISH.
An
Two Newsboys Had It Ont in
Alley, Last Night In the Pres
ence of Many Spectators.
"Buy a Sunday Tribune, mister?"
Thfese words were the innocent cause'
of one of the fiercest fights ever seen
between two newsboys of this city
last night at the Great North'ern sta
tion. A small boy who was selling
papers on the platform uttered the
above to a knight of the grip who was
going by to catch bis train. Imme
diately another boy who was close by
rushed up arid "nutting in," got
ahead, of the first boy and sold a
paper to'the traveling man. After the
buyer had departed on his way the
boy who was beat out of his sale
started an argument with the seller
and the result was that they proceed
ed to an alley where the police would
not get wind of what was going on
and have one of the hottest fights
ever pulled off in this city. A large
number of spectators were present,.
having'1 been drawn to the scene by the
loud-mouthed participants and much
interest was manifested in the out
come, some betting on ihe result. A
referee was selected by the partici
pants and the fight was pulled off in
the Shortest time possible. The larger
one was almost knocked out in the
very: beginning of the ilght by the
smaller one, who was the quickest
of the two, but recovered in time to
almost put-his" opponent out with a
heavy blow. After fighting for about
half an hour the smaller. one landed
a blow on the big boy's nose that fin
ished the fight and the fight was.then
called'.-off.
.. ANEW THRESHERS
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A North Dakotan Invents a Marvel
In Threshing Machinery.
[Turtle Mountain Star.]
Hon. W. N. Steele of Rolla, and his
brother-in-law, Mr. C. J. Gotshall .-f
Toledo, Ohio, are interested in a newly
patented threshing machine, which, if
it proves a success, promises £o revo
lutionize the threshing machine busi
ness of the country. The motive poVer
of the. separator 1b a gasoline engine
whlCh is contained within the separa
tor. The separating is done by cen
trifugal force. A model machine was
built last summer by Robert Gotshall.
a son of tJ. J. Gotshall. For'the pur
pose of testing the separator, Messrs.
Steele and Gotshall have entered into
a contract with Brisco & Company bf
Detroit, Michit who are the agents for
J. P. Morgan & 'Co., of New York.
"Messrs. Bris5o & Company have
agreed to invest sufficient capital in
the enterprise to test the machine
thoroughly. The separator will. be
built of steeL entirely* If- the plan
proves a: success,' a company, will be
organized with a sufficient capital to
jhannfacture /the separators -for the
trade. Representatives of the various
threshing machine/companies of the
country have inspected the model al-,
ready built, and considerable igtefest
Is being manifested in''the outcome of
the Invention.
LEFT FOR WINNIPEG
A^Party of ^Elght Rasalaas Left' For
Wlaaipe* Last^lgfet.
Their names werfe unpronounceable
and' unspellable 'in. the English lan­f
guage, Of wh^ch they had a very acant
knowledge. They, were very reticent
abou? their forager homes, ,b9t it 1*
that they are almoat direct
from the dld country, ftpm whence
^hty had come to this country to es
'$pe peraecutjon,
l,n ordef1 ^to aoooee^ uairinuat
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!WlPPi
An Institute to Last Three
Days Begins in the Court
Room.
ATTENDANCE IS SMALL
But Tfcls Is Owing Wholly to Ignor
ance As to Where Meeting
Was to Be Held.
PROMINENT CONDUCTORS HERE
Which Will be. Aiiaurance of General
Intercut In tlie Future
SeiMlonN.
The Farmers' institute convened in
the court room this morning at 10
o'clock, and while there were only, a
few.farmers present this was certain
ly due to the fact that no one knew
where the meetings were to be held.
Prof. T. A. Hoverstad of the Crooks
ton experiment station opened the in
stitute by outlining the work that has
been done throughout the state, and
stated that the interest in these meet
ings had been in exact proportion yo
the development of agriculture.
These meetings in the several coun
ties are the opportunities for the
democracy of the country—the farm
ers can meet and compare ideas in, a
way that gives each a new idea.
In discussing the soil, he stated that
for 'years, centuries in fact, the grbss
had grown upon the land, had fallen
and decayed and had put back in the
soil the richness that is now being
taken out in crops.
The best emthod of agriculture is
that which uses only a small amount
of fertility each year. This can be
done by the good cultivation of the
soil.
The speaker passed to the practical
consideration of plant diseases, espe
cially that of smut in wheat. Ninety
per cent of the wheat marketed at
Duluth last year was injured by this
disease.
This would indicate that not nearly
all the farmers are using the formal
dehyde treatment.
The proper solution is one pound of
formaldehyde to 45 gallons of water.
The trouble is that so much of the
product sold is a poor grade,-and he
advised that all druggists should have
the product tested and if the grade is
low a larger quantity should be used.
In treating the grain, it should be
left damp for an hour or two and then
spread out.
Iri treating oats, the solution should
be one of formaldehyde to 30 gal
lons of water.
All seeds sown on the farm should
be tested. Putting the seed in a box
of sand is a good method.
Ninety-five per Cent of seed should
germinate.
Nothing should 'be sown except the
very best kernels.
One of the thinga needed is farm
recreation. This should be something
like raising poultry- or small vegeta
bles. Another Is the Improvement of
the grains and vegetables. A small
plot should be selected for seed
growing. The farmer could take a
small basket and going through the
field of grain select the proper heads
for seed. In doing this do not use the
heads where only two or three stalks
come frpm one root, but those of
strong) healthy plants With the power
to reproduce abundantly should be
selected.
The question of macaroni wheat
elicited some interesting points, one
farmer stating that the grain would
rot when sown too early. The same
farmer stated that he had been grow
ing -wheat for thirty years, find could
raise from 20 to 25 bushels more' of
macaroni than of hard varieties.
The discussion drifted on to the cul
tivation of strawberries, and it was
stated that Mr. Williams of Coopers
town last year grew $850 worth of
these ferries on a quarter acre of
land, and they were finer in flavor and
larger in size than the famous Hood
River varieties.
Prof. Hoverstad here took up the
discussion of potato growing and by
way of introduction stated that he had
been associated In institute work in
Minnesota with a gentleman who was
a large potato grower in Iowa, and
that he had repeatedly found that when
bis potatoes came in competition
with the North Dakota products the
former absolutely commanded the
market, as they had the cooking and
keeping qualities that are' necessary
to' make them a strong commercial
product
The discussion of potato- growing
was continued by A. W. Litchard of
New York, who outlined the methods
he used in growing tubers. His
methods are to have the land put in
good condition before planting, se
lecting average sized potatoes about
the size of hen's eggs for seed, cutting
once, planting in cross rows to allow
weed killing, planting shallow, cover
ing the plants twice and this serving
for hilling. Seed potatoes' should not
be. permitted to sprout Small pota
toes are too immature for good seed
and 'long, irregular shapes are not in
demand in the market.
Joe Wing of the Breeders' Gazette
gave an interesting talk on the man-,
agement of sheep. He claimed It
would be a profitable business in this
state, its brouse grass is one of the
best of feed^B. while ciover and alfalfa
are splendid mutton producers.
Lambs should ba ted/through the win
ter and marketed when they, weigh
about 80 pounds, Breeding ewes
'should not b* fed grass, as it makes
them and the lambs too fat and neither
do well &ftec-birth He does riot favor
the -raising pf lam|s by the farmers
as they
aire
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raise^l: oh ,the ranches, bpt
the products should be .such as to com-:
m4iid the top matlcet 'Lambs should
be ear)y taught to eat grain as by this
means the niiljt oMhe ew% is mixed
with the grain aadVmade,into mutton
He gave a number of Interesting 6har
acteristics of the shee{ especially of
the mother,, and her lack- of mother
love, except when the 'udder is filled,
with milk, an4 told ho#-by placing tile
8ldn of a dead lanib al ftnnge 096
,tj}e mother' wojild afajbt the new
Wnwv A
lively discussion followed In: which
some of the drawbac^ ito aaMp rai*~
tag ^hia atate we^pMeptcd., On*
thaae la the lack of fenee* anothef
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EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS,
Prof. Hoverstad continued the dis
cussion, of potato growing, giving es
pecial attention to the diseases which
are liable to injure: them. He sug
gested the treatment of seed potatoes
With formaldehyde, and early spray
ing with a preparation to destroy
blight He favored the selection of
standard seed, and gave his method
of growing his seed plants. The seed
plant Is, planted in hills four feet
apart and during the suirimer the
hills having strong, healthy vines are
marked, and when the potatoes are
dug, each hill is kept separate and
then the hills which have uniform
specimens are taken, but not the
large specimens from hills that have
large and small ones.
James Austin of Hannah took up
the subject of raising hogs and in an
informal talk gave many good points.
He suggested the plan of Inclosing
a hog pasture'sown with three bush
els of barley and oats evenly mixed,
one-half bushel filled peas and two,
pounds rape seed to the acre.
For winter keeping he advocated
the threshing of a straw rick over an
open end box, so that the animals can
get through this under the straw rick
where they will keep both dry and
warm.
Hogs should be ready for market
at six months of age and should then
weigh 200 pounds, and at eight months
250 pounds. For the preservation of
meat on the farm Mr. Armstrong gave
the following recipe, and stated that
It had been tried and not found want
ing. The recipe follows: One and
one-half pounds salt, one pound sugar
one-half ounce saltpeter, one gallon
water. Boil, skim and cool. It keeps
the meat fresh and adds to the flavor.
As money makers hogs convert
much of the waste on the farm into
marketable products which could not
be done in any other way.
There will be a session in the court
room tonight and the meetings on to
morrow and Wednesday will be held
at the same place.
IS HIS SECOND
TRICK
Swindler Uses Check as Means to
Bunco Unsuspecting Victim—Chief
Lowe After the Culprit—No Clue to
His Identity.
Saturday afternoon about 4:30
o'clock Chief of Police Lowe was noti
fied of a clever bit of swindling
which had just occurred at the Clif
ford annex. L. G. Strpebo of North
wood was the victim. He met a
6tranger at the Great Northern
station who proved to be a merchant
from the town in Minnesota which
Mr. Stroebo was enroute to visit. As
they arrived in front of the Clifford
buiding, the stranger remembered
that he was going to pay a $20 freight
bill. He had nothing but a check for
$300 and was on his way to cash it,
"could his friend let him have $20
until they arrived at the bank, it
would save/ walking," etc. Stroebo
produced the twenty and the newly
made friend went into the Clifford
building and has not come back to
date.
The matter was reported to the
police at once but as yet they have
not captured the man. Stroebo is
being held but .the police force does
'not expect to pick up the smooth
individual on account of the publicity
which the matter has been given.
This is the operator's second
t. -'k. A few months ago he worked
a trick of the same kind which 'has
been played at the same place. A man
by the name of Johnson from Lakota
arrived in .the city under the same
circumstances. He was met in the
same way and touched for $25 to pay
a freight bill by a merchant from
Lakota, a new man and one whom
Johnson did not know as he lived in
the country. Chief Lowe is working
hard on the case and will land the
bunco, steerer if he possibly can.
GUNNER ON THE OHIO.
Son of C. R. Germain In the United
States Navy.
C. R. Germain of Crookston, who is
employed at-the Crookston mill, has
during the past several months re
ceived some very interesting letters
from his son Jay who two years ago
joined the navy and is now on the
battleship Ohio that is cruising the
eastern seas. He joined the navy
when but 18 years old and in the two
years service has made great head
way, now holding the position of gun
ner and has been classed /as an able
bodied seaman which means much In
itself.
The Ohio is now cruising about Kor
ea and he has witnessed some of the
battles that took place between the
Japs and Russians and has had many
other experiences that will be of value
to him In after years. He reports the
Climate as being much the same as in
Minnesota but slightly warmer.
He tells of the rousing welcome that
was given the Taft party and Miss
Roosevelt when they visited that coun
try and the many strange plans that
were carried out for them.
ATTORNEYS FAILED TO
AGREE AND CASE RESUMED
Chicago, Jan. 29.—All efforts by the
attorneys in the packers' case to reach
an agreement upon the facts at issue
having failed, the case was resumed
today and the taking of evidence was
commenced.
Attorney* Failed to Agrre.
The, first witness was Louis C.
Krauthe of New York, formerly gen
eral counsel for Armour
SI
Company.
He was placed on the stand to narrate
his interview with Commissioner of
Corporations Garfield at the Chisago
club April 13, 1905, when the pack
ers allege Garfield said certain things,
the import of which was that if he re
ceived information for which he asked
the packers should never be' prose
cuted criminally.
HONORS TO ADELAIDE RISTORI.
Rome, Jan. 29.—Adelaide Ristorl,
the Siddons of Italy, who rivaled Ra
chol, and even in Paris was acknowl
edged, her equal, entered upon her
eighty-fifth year today. The once fa
ihoua tragedienne sail enjoys good
health. Rheumatism makes It diffi
cult for hef to walk much but she
alta erect in ner chair. Her h^ir' un
der the little lace cap is 'abundant,
and only partly gray, find there, is a
pretty ,color In her cheeks.' Her eyes
are atiU 'bright and -her deep voice is
rich and-musical. Sh^ is always glad
to. receive visitors from America and
to fond of recalling. recollections of
her tour on the other side of tho At
lahtic. Today ahe received many con*
gratulatory messages from monarchs
and other-distinguished personages of
various Countries,
girl's'beavtiful complexion
I# due to4e fact that tpfe-ta a bora
mm.
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Wai
A SURPRISE TO
SPORTS
Delia Downey Proved Herself Faster
Than Mixer, the Crookston Colt—
Duster Not Driven Ont Or In the
Sulks.
The results of the race on the river
last Saturday are not at all satisfac
tory to many of the local horsemen.
On the other hand, many of the boys
are indulging in a sly laugh over the
outcome and the downfall of the horse
from Crookston—Mixer—which It was
expected would walk1 away from the
bunch with ease. Joe Eckert, Wiley
Phillips and several other Crookston
gentlemen were over to see the horses
go, and it is understood that Phillips
cleaned up a little cash on the horse
Delia Downey. Mixer is a fast in
dividual, but was not on edge at the
race Saturday. The colt has not been
worked out this winter and is in no
shape for a race, but there Is a laugh
coming on the Crookston boys at that,
for they expected to come over and
take back easy money on the horse
from their town. It was nothing but
Delia Downey all the way and the
Crookston horse never had a look in.
He was outclassed from start to finish
and to the unprejudiced onlooker the
little mare is his superior in every
respect and can negotiate the route
in a time which will make Mixer look
like a truck horse. Duster was either
in the sulks or not driven out. The
writer is of the opinion that it was
not. the fault of the horse that he did
not make a better showing in the race
Saturday, for that he has speed to
burn is a certainty and that he did not
perform according to his custom Sat
urday is also a certainty. The horse
is there and any one who knows any
thing about it can tee mat the stride
he uses is not intended for a camp
ing out party. Duster is the horse to
take the money if handled light and
driven out. This with all respect for
his handler Saturday. A race in the
near future between the same horses
should witness- faster time, Mixer fin
ishing third and the little mare work
ing hard for second place, for if the
Crookston colt is put. on edge he can
go the route in good time.
As an acknowledgement of the ad
miration felt for the little mare by
lovers of the sport in this city, an
expensive bridle for cooling out pur
poses was presented to Mr. Downey
today by the Gordon stables and a
nice blanket by several ladies who
witnessed the race. Delia Downey is
probably the most popular animal in
the valley today and her conquent
Saturday was a popular one.
MURPHY CASE
Defense Rests Today—Little
of Importance Was
Brought Out.
The defense in the Murphy case
rested today and the state introduced
evidenceinrebutta). Major Murphy
was on the stand for a short time
this morning. The case will go to the
jury early this week. Nothing of im
portance was brought out in ihe ex
amination today.
Fargo Forum: The end of the Mur
phy case is in sight and interested
spectators are already commencing to
figure on how much the trial is go
ing to cost Ward county. The esti
mates are anywhere from $3,000 to
$6,000, with a popular happy medium
of about $4,000.
Court adjourned late yesterday af
ternoon until Monday morning. The
defense has but two more witnesses
to be examined and it is believed will
close before noon Monday. The state
will then introduce evidence in re
buttal. It is believed that the case
will go to the jury Monday night.
The court ruled for the defense late
yesterday afternoon and' allowed the
testimony of Treadwell Twichell, who
was called for the purpose of showing
the prevailing method of handling
road taxes for railway companies.
The witness stated that he had
farmed from 4,000 to 12,000 acres of
land during the past few years in
Cass county and for the last three
years he had a contract with the
Northern Pacific under the terms of
which he had agreed to work out the
railway taxes for CO per cent, on the
dollar. He had found it profitable,
even on that basis of percentage. Fre
quently receipts had been given and
in- actual work done later.
On cross-examination the witness
stated that he had never had any
trouble with the Northern Pacific, that
he had never signed the name of a
road overseer to a receipt, that he had
never had a receipt signed showing
a lararer amount than the road over
seer had actually received and that he
had never written the body of a re
ceipt with a lead pencil and, after it
had been signed, erased the pencil
marks and rewritten the body in ink.
"Now as a matter of fact, on a large
farm at certain periods of the year
there is little work for the men or
the horses to do, but as a rule you
aim to keep the laborers at the farm
so that you may have them when
there is plenty of work, and you took
the contract to work out the road tax
es Of the N. P. to give the men some
thing to do. Is not that a fact?" ask
ed Attorney Townsend.
"Yes, that is true," replied the wit
ness.
"And those taxes were worked out
during the dullest or slackest period
of the summer, in June and just be
fore harvest in July, when there was
plenty of time to do the work?"
"Yes, that is so."
"You could afford to work the taxes
out very cheaply at that time, could
you not, much more cheaply than a
farmer with 160 or 320 acres of land?
"Yes."
"That was when the days were
longest and you could get a good deal
of work out of your men. You work
ed them more than eight houTs a day,
the Jegal day for road tax work, did
you not?"
"Yes, we worked about eleven hours
daily."
"But you figured eight-hour days in
fulfilling the road tax contract, did you
not?"
"No, we never figured it up. We'
worked what we thought was fair
generally more than the contract call
ed for. Wo never figured up the
amount
8enator Talcott'tof Buifalo was the
next witness. His testimony was
along the lino of (hat given by Mr.
TwtehtlL
Just before adjournment Mrs. Ha»
lani. Judge Palda's stenographer, was
called to tbe stand tor the purpose of
identifying note* taken at the pre-
mrnmmm
fm
IS SUMMONED
SUDDENLY
A. J. Gallagher is Called to the Great
Beyond With Scarcely a Moments'
Warning—Friends in Both Cities
Mourn.
This morning the people of both the
east and west sides were shocked to
learn by telegraph of the sudden
death of A. J. Gallagher at St Paul.
Mr. Gallagher went to St. Paul last
Thursday, and enjoyed good health
until 11 o'clock last evening when he
was taken ill and died at 5 o'clock
this morning. A telegram to his
partner, M. Lynch, announcing his
death, at o'clock, waB the first inti
mation received in the city that he
was ill.
Last Thursday Mr. Gallagher re
ceived a telegram calling him to St.
Paul to attend the bedside of a sick
uncle. He went down Thursday
night and was in his usual good
health, although he has been a suf
fer from rheumatism of the heart for
some time. He had been in attend
ance at the bedside of his uncle some
time, stopping at the Merchant's hotel.
He went to bed last evening, appar
ently in good health. At 11 o'clock
he called the night clerk and was suf
fering from a severe pain in his left
side. A physician was called and he
shortly lapsed into unconsciousness
and died at 5 o'clock this morning.
The interment will be made at St..
Paul but the funeral arrangements
have not yet" been completed.
Mr. Gallagher came to Grand Forks
and settled on the east side in 1891.
He was raised in St. Paul, as qne of
the members of the household of
Archbishop Ireland. On his arrival
in Grand Forks, at the age of 24, he
hired out to W. T. Franklin as, a bar
tender. In 1896 he formed a partner
ship with M. J. Lynch and begun
business for himselr under the firm
name of Lynch & Gallagher. He has
made a. host of friends not only in
Grand Forks and St. Paul but over
the northwest, as well. He was a
prince of good fellows, and the entire
city is sincerely mourning the loss
of a public spirited and progressive
citizen.
Death of Miss Ilahl.
Yesterday afternoon at 4:45 at the
home of Hans Elltngson of this city,
Miss Minnie Dahl breathed her last.
The deceased had been suffering
from consumption for about six
months having contracted the disease
by close confinement to work and a
severe cold. She was a most estima
ble young lady in every way and al
ways had a smile and a kind word
for those she knew. She was brought
up in East Grand Forks and
leaves many sorrowing school mates
and friends to mourn her sad demise.
Four sisters, Mrs. H. M. Ericksou of
Grafton, Mrs. H. Ellingson and the
Misses Clara and Gundah Dahl of this
city and one brother Ole who has been
a resident of Minot for the past three
years mourn her de'/th. Her parents
formerly resided in this city but later
moved to Northland.
Probably April the First.
If Ole Thoreson's appointment is
confirmed by the senate he will pro
bably take his place as postmaster in
this city on April Fool's day. The
reason for waiting so long is to give
J. R. Johnson time to check up all ac
counts and collect box rent and flx
things up in general for the quarter
included between Jan. 1 and April 1.
There is some speculation as to
Thoreson's being confirmed by the
senate on account of Steenerson's
stand in the statehood bill, but the
general opinion is that his confirma
tion will go through.
Too Warm for Coasting.
While many adults are reveling in
the warm weather prevailing a num
ber of the youngsters of this side of
the river are grumbling at old Sol
because he has spoiled the hill on
which they were coasting. The place
in question is located under the N. P.
bridge and is one of the best coast
ing places on either side of the river.
However, they need not worry as the
weather man promises a change in
the near future.
Masquerade Tonight.
Tiie much-talked-of masquerade tu
be given by Sullivan and Forde will
take place iu Kellar's hall tonight.
A large number of the young people
of this city are going and a large num
ber of original anil quaint costumes
have been made by many. Prizes 'will
be given to the owners of the best
costumes and a good time is expected.
Surprised Their Friend.
Saturday evening a large number of
the young friends of Willie Delanger
of this city surprised htin at. his home
on DeMers avenue and a good time
was indulged in by all. Various games
were indulged in and the little folks
enjoyed themselves until 12 o'clock,
when they departed for their homes.
Some Skating Promised.
The slough located on the side of
Fourth street iii this city is rapidly
filling up with water caused by the
present thaw and some good skating
is promised to the enthusiasts in the
near future when the weather man
keeps his promise and gives us an
other spell of cold weather.
Holding Meeting Today.
The county commissioners are hold
ing an adjourned meeting at Crooks
ton today. Among the important
things to come up is the much-talked
of system of lighting the county court
house. It is thought that a definite
decision will be reached as to the
metnod of lighting.
Car Clerk at Larlmore.
Frank Fournet, Who has been visit
ing in .this city for the last few days,
left this morning for Larimore where
he will take the position as car clerk,
in that city. His position is in the
shape of a promotion and his many
friends congratulate him on his good
fortune.
Snow Plow Necessary.
The Northern Pacific found it neces
sary to send out a snow plow Satur
day on account of some titrable with
drifts up the line. The. calla for the
snow plow have not been so frequent
this year as in others on aooouat of
the -fine weather prevailing.
f'/ Is IU at Her
Hmm.
jI
Uas Mary Arneson, who ia 111 &t
her home In this city, is reported
worse today.
v.'\:-'1.
Pitty~:WS
SISTER CITY
OF OSLO
A Untitling Little Towa Which Will
Com to the Front Within a Very
Short Time—People An Progressive
and Town Is Pushing to tie Frost.
Although many people in thla town
have business interests In the bustling
little town of Oslo, few people out-
Oslo may well be called the sister
city of Bast Grand Forks, as It was
mainly East Grand Forks citizens who
boomed and built up the busy little
town. Among a few of our citizens
who have industries in that city who
were or are local citizens are I. King
man, our local druggist, who owns
a large branch drug store there Louis
Boregn, who owns a large emporium
Ray Frazee, cashier of the bank of*
that town and A. J. Hilden, formerly
of this city, who is.mayor of the place
and owns a large hardware and gen
eral store there. Altogether Oslo
Will Assume Duties March 1st.
It is quite probable that Joh6 Peter
son, who was recently appointed re
ceiver of the Crookston United States
land office will take up the duties con
nected with the office about the first
of March. It is very seldom that any
changes are made in the middle of the
month in such offices as it would be
exceedingly diflicult to check up the
books at such a time. Mr. Peterson's
bond has been sent in to the interior
department and will be considered by
the officials there for some time. On
account of the fact that there are two
United States depositories in Crooks
ton at the present time his bond has
been reduced from $55,000 which Mr.
George, who is now holding the office,
put up to $35,000. By having the O.
S. depositories it is not necessary to
carry such large amounts as has been
the case heretofore.
The Last of March.
Ole Thoreson. the newly appointed
postmaster, if he is atfiairmed by the
senate, will take his place the last of
March, according to reports. It is the
general custom for the new postmas
ters to wait until the quarter is end
ed and then take their seat, and it is
thought that this will be no exception
to the general rule.
A Former Resident. ,1
Mrs. H. Hansen who was formerly
In partnership with W. C. Mack who
ran a store on this side of the river,
is in town on a business mission. She
has charge of the firm's branch at
Lakota and reports that town ia one
of the most enterprising tor its alie
of any in the northwest.
.hi
1
side of those property owners take an
interest in the town which will surely
rlBe to the front and when it'a time
comes be even with them all. Oslo,
though not a year old, has a popula
tion of about five hundred souls, the
majority of whom are in Oslo for
Oslo, and the inhabitants are not half
roustabouts and floaters, but good,
industrious citizens who mean well.
The Soo railroad was the cause
of Oslo being built up, as that point is
one of the few places where the Soo
crosses the Red River of the North.
On account of the large wheat country
and other industries in close proxim
ity to the town, it is one of the leading
freight centers of this- section of the
country both by rail and by water.
ie
one of the most busy and bustling
towns in the northwest for Its size,
and will doubtless come up to the
front within the next few years
WAS DEFRAUDED.
Jack Simpson an Old Time Lumber
jack Halms That Employment
Bureaus Are Fakes.
Last night a queer character who
gave his name as Jack Simpson ar
rived on the East bound train and im
mediately told a tale of woe to any
listeners who cared to act as an au
dience. He claims that he was hired
out by an employment agency in St.
Paul to work in the woods at a salary
of $30 a month and board and signed
a contract to that effect When he
came to draw his wages the lumber
men would not pay him more than $26
and although he showed his contract
could not get a cent more. Jack then
claims that he threw up his job and
quit them cold. While speaking of
the affair he had the following to Bay
on the matter: "Shure oi didn't care a
snap for the money but oi alnt going
to let any spalpeen cheat me out of
any money. Oi came from Ireland so
1 did any they'll have to show me."
Tramp From Crookston Glad to Find
a Haven in East Grand Forks.
Hungry and tired and almost frozen
a floater of the decidedly "bum" char
acter got off the "blind" of Train No.
33 as she pulled into this station last
night. When asked where he came
from he replied that he had boarded
the train at Crookston and wanted to
get out of that "lonely burg," as he
called it. When telling his story he
said that it was so warm all day that
it would not be cold taking a twenty
five mile ride. But he found out his
mistake much to his sorro.Wj for he
had not hardly been out of the town
of Crookston before his hands and all
unprotected parts of his body were
almost benumbed with cold. His idea
was to get off at the first stop, which
happened to be Fisher, but when he
saw the size of the town he kept on
riding almost at the risk of his life.
Services Yesterday. J,
Both high and low mass were hold
in the Sacred Heart church yeeter- PiP
day, Rev. J. F. Greene fSa
Announcement for masses to be held
during the week will be seen in the
columns of The Evening Times/ 'gr
Side Streets to Be Lit Up.
Superintendent Allard and his1as
sistants are hard at work today la
stalling a number of street lights
the side streets. The lights are good
ones and will aid the appearance ef,
the streets materially.
Finished Work Iaslde.
F. J.. Cummlngs haa just
naw line oi aelf-fllUng
Prices ranging from IU0 to
,(?« toweraa£
van's, East Qrairf Fwka,
I***491^
....
The workmen at «the sawmlU hKM-lfk!
finished their work Inaide and an at
present engaged inside the
ahop flxing the old and making My-feM
machinery and fixing thinga nn £*s§gs."
general for .nextaeaaota'a'rtifcjp^'^&^y
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