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LLIFT pm W?- i! WEDNESDAY, VEBEUABYlVWOe. American Deforest Wireless Telegraph Company to Locate Station Here. r*/^ •m Yesterday Henry Prenteas, Jr„ rep resenting the. American DeForeat Wireless Telegraph company of Den ver Col., arrived In Grafton and pro the citizens of that town a station of his company be estab there. He went to Grafton be lt was in the proper position for midway station of a system which include towns from Winnipeg to South Dakota and from the lakes' to Montana towns. Mr. Prenteas is hip project ^before the people if-he meets with encouragement visit other cities In this section endeavor to complete a circuit, circuit will include Grand Fargo, Winnipeg, Duluth and to the south and .west. At the time the towAs Immediately surrounding Grafton will he included in the system. Mr. PrenteBs is a large shareholder In the company and is the field over as a special AN INSTITUTE AT. KNOX -r— Held Interesting Two Day's lion This Week—Professor Hev Present spd Msde Timely Talks of Interest. A farmers' institute was held -at Monday and Tuesday of this and was conducted by Prof. Hov with Mr. Litehard of New York state and Mr. Churchill of the agri cultural college of Fargo assistants. The morning session was attended by only a few, but the afternoon brought out quite a large attendance. Prof. Hoverstad gave some practical talks along the line of growing clover, al falfa and timothy. Mr. Churchill gave an address on growing corn in North Dakota. He advised the North Dako ta farmer to grow his own seed ana recommended the Flint varieties as being the best and earliest for this climate. What is known as Golden Dent is about 10 days later than the flint varieties. It is one of the earli est varieties of the dent family. The time is rapidly coming in this state when farmers .will be compelled to raise corn or other crops that will re store some of the elements of fertil ity back to the soil. Mr. Churchill was followed by Mr. Litehard, who talked at considerable length on the'impor tance of maintaining the fertility of the soil. He said that .it was no worBe to rob a bank than it was-to year after t&fclJiOU. gj^d rtm.^othing ck. Mr. Litehard thought his au dience did not look lively enough, and he livened it uft by telling a number of humorous stories. He had brought out a grip full from New Yofk for the special benefit of the North Da kota farmero. After a very instruc tive talk on this elements of plant life, he turned the subject to the impor tance of good citizenship, and it being Lincoln's birthday, he paid a high tribute to the illustrious life and char acter of the man whose memory is loved by ever patriotic American. At the evening session the hall was tilled with an enthusiastic audience. Prof. Hoverstad opened the meeting by giving a very interesting talk on poultry raising. He gave his ex perience stating that the time was in his1 experience, when he could only get fresh eggs during the warm spring months.. His chickens got busy when eggs were cheap, and that made the hen fruit, unprofitable. By build ing a warm house and by intelligent feeding, he ihahaged.,to persuade the hens to lay during the cbld weather when eggs' were worth from 30 to 40 '1 'I! H. F. Maloney -H PRACTICAL It. PLUMBER STEAM AND GAS FITTER Estimates given on all Plumb ing and Heating Contracts. Prompt attention given to re pair work. Shop318DeMers Avenue. Both phones 408 M. We Present Our Ciafai and beg to. remind you tkatwlm?ever thepriceof coal between now and next: April, It certainly won't be any ^cheaper. Look, 'then, to your ooal Vbi at opee and fill them np with some of the best fuel mined in this country, in sizes to suit your needs, weUc'eaned.full weight and d^Utered with promptnefsr mmm GRAIN cents per dosen. A hen don't undier staAd kef business when she lays eggs at 10 cents per dosen. His talk was Just the thing for farmery who keep chickens. Mr. Churchill followed with an interesting talk ton plant breeding. Mr. A. Wi Litehard followed with an address .on the "Four Points of Business." His theme was 'based on the four points of education, legisla tion, salvation and damnation. The latter harsh subject was the founda tion for a stirring talk on the'temper ance question, The ,"open saloon" was handled without gloves and he congratulated North Dakota on being one of the best states in the union in the way of upholding the temperance cause. The prosperity of.a nation or community depends on the intelll* \g£nce of the people. On the point of legislation the speaker said that it was just as honorable to attend a caucus as it was' a prayer meeting. Mr. Litchferd's address wound up frith a good, old-fashioned temperance talk such as the Evening Times man used to hear quite often in the vicin ity of Boston. Close attention was paid to the remarks of all the speak ers, and the day's exercises closed with increased interest In the institute. The people of Knox- are entitled to much credit for .their enterprise. WHO ABE THEY! North Dakota Ranchers Send to Mia neapelis For a Widow. .Through a story which appeared in The/Minneapolis journal last week, Mrps Sara Dodd of that city and her 4-months-old baby are' in a fair way to secure' a comfortable hoipe. When Mrs, Dodd read that a couple of well-to-do ranchers In North Dako ta wanted a respectable widow to keep house for them and bring a little or der and comfort into ther bachelor home she at once applied for further information to the Salvation Army at Minneapolis, who were the original recipients of the letter* The headquarters staff is looking In to the matter carefully and will send her to the ranch if the applicants for a housekeeper can, show good refer encesi and wll Ideposit return trans portation with some bank where Mrs. Dodd can get it in case she finds it Necessary tb leave their ranch for any fault ot theirs. FOR WILDER SCHOOL Bids Opened Last Evening ajt Meeting of School Board—Mel by & Stan* dahl's Bid of $8,788 the Lowest and Work Awarded to Them. The board of education held' an ad journed meeting at the Central school building last night for the purpose of opening bids for the. remodeling of the Wilder school building according to the plans prepared by Architect Ed wards, and the awarding of the con tract The bids filed and the amounts were as follows: Dlnnle Bros. $9, £75 K. C. Hunter $8,918 F. J.\Brown 910,193 George W. Buckingham $11, 400 Melby & Standahl $8,788 Bailee & Perkins ,$10,237. Melby & Stan dahl ttelng me lowest bidders, were awarded the contract, and they were instructed to at once comply with the terms of the law in reference to filing bond and executing proper con tract The plans provide tor a second story to the building-which yf 11 contain five well arranged class rooms, and some minor changes Ju the tower 8f to conform with the enlarged eo&dUIdita. The Contract for putting in a heat ing plan.t and ventilating plant was also awarded. There. were but two bids on this. That of F. L. Dixon was for $4,250 and of Spriggs Bros. $3,649, and the contract was awarded to tb? lat ter. The substitution of the- steam ra-H ators and the placing of a'larger pump were referred to the couinlr.tej on buildings and grounds With power aci if in the judgment ol the coin-, mittee they were necessary after fur ther trial. The Grand Forks Weekly Times is made up of the cream of-the news from The Evening Times, the new daily that has created such a furore throughout the rtate. All the splen did features of the daily also appear in the Weekly Times. The Weekly Times will be glven to every subscriber of this paper' absolutely free one year, to all, who pay a year in advance. FMhionable Many cig*r* that abce enjoyed considerable vone are nowhere. qThe WASHINGTON IRV ING 10 cent cigar knowhefe. It un't a ^addith' cigar. That lam} doat't lut lmg. 4I( you are look-,' mg for a cigar that ha* kept its pfause and ffAwnioit many eonaehnlive good judgev toy a WASHING TON IRVING. fltin'toneef those flaiiog lieadlinen, but youll pibd news ink (oryo^ b'sa worth it. W. FBOAN Senator Oashel Meets With En thuaiaatic Eeception in & «t. vp This morning Senator John A. Ca8hel of Grafton passed through the city enroute home frbm St: Paul where he went in the interests of the drain age convention which will assemble In Grand Forks on Feb. 27 to con sider the best methods of drainage for the Red river basin. The senator' was met with hearty co-operation on the part of Gov. John A. Johnson and his official family at the Minnesota capi tal.' It will be remembered that Sen ator Cashel was authorized by the late convention of the North Dakota drainage convention in this city to ask the governors of North and South Dakota and Minnesota and the prem ier of Manitoba to name five delegates each to attend a convention in this city. He has named the date and has asked the respective executives to send delegates, in each case asking t)iat at least' one engineer familiar with conditions be sent as a dele gate. The premier of Manitoba responded and has promised to send the best men at his command with a compe tent and experienced engineer. Gov. Sarles has responded most heartily and promised Senator Cashel over the 'phone the other day that he would name the committee and lend all the aid In his power to make the meeting a success. Gov. Johnson met the sen ator's request with enthusiasm and in an extended interview yesterday entered into the plans set forth by the North Dakota convention and fathered by Its president. Senator Cashel, and will do all in his power to further the project He will name the best men at his command with one or tfa engineers. It is probable that the state drainage engineer, George A. Ralph of Crookston, will be one of the delegates and also Abercrombie in charge of the topographical survey in the state. The governor of South Dakota has not yet been heard from but he will unquestionably co-operate. Project a BIk Oh. Senator Cashel made the trip to St Paul to consult with the engineers familiar with the conditions relative to his scheme for dams and reservoirs on the tributaries of -the Red river to held in check the flood water which plays havoc with things in the val ley. His scheme embraces dams and reservoirs on the Cheyenne and Pem bina rivers- in North Dakota, Lake Traverse between the states and the Red Lake and Otter Tall rivers in Minnesota. While no surveys have been made 1 of Chicago Tribune: The husband Mrs. Vick-Senn has rebelled. "You may lead me, Verena," he said, "but I want you to understand that you can't drive me!" "No.1" shrilly answered Mrs, Vick Senn "you can't be driven! That's clear! Y/our head is too soft and your feet are too big!" Pity the Working Woman—"Poor woman! she works hard all day, and then she's up nearly all night with the babies." "What's the matter with her hus band? Why doesn't he help her?" "Oh, he puts In all his time agitat ing for att eight-hour day for the workingman."—Philadelphia Press. a relative to the Sheyenne and Pembina rivers. It Is thought by the engineers that the dams and reser voirs will-be feasible. The turning ot the waters from Lake Traverse to Lake Bigstone by means of a dam would be simple. The Red Lake dam and reservoir have been surveyed and are believed feasible. The engineers ot Minnesota however, are-skeptical about the Otter Tail. The couptry about Otter Tail lake is level and dams would cause overflows and be sides the volume of water there is immense and while it constitutes one oi the chief causes of floods in the Valley, Is alsd one of the chief pro blems of the engineers. Senator Cashel feels much encour aged by the reception given him in Minnesota and the general support given the project of drainage in North Dakota. He beiteves that the ap proaching gathering of twenty drain age men from the four civic "bodies in terested, will be the most important gathering ever held li^ the northwest. It will be made up of experts and men ot high standing and will doubtless formulate a feasible plan for drain age. TO FINISH CUT THIS SEASON Will Barnard Will Conclude Cut of 21,000,000 Feet of^Logrs By the Mid dle of March—Labor Has Been Scarce All. Winter. Meil Barnard arrived from his log ging camps last evening near Shevlln and left on the late train for St Paul on business. He says the weather for some time past has been ideal for log ging and that if there is no serious breakup before the middle of March that Barnard and Gorder will have banked the last of a cut of over 21,000, 0p0 feet The early portion of the winter was so warm that for a time It looked dubious as to whether the contracts ot many of the loggers could be completed. The prbspects now, however, are very good for all the log gers who did pot bite oft too big a chunk. Continuing Mr. Barnard ~sald:' "The employment ggents of Duluth have been crowded to meet the demand for labor and in the spring the situation will be even more strenuous than at present "The agents cannot fill the demand for common workmen now, and ak there is much new work In sight they fear that the labor famine will be much greater than at present If the logging camps had all the men they need the ((gents would expect' a fair degree of relief when they come out of the woods in the spring, hut the •logger*' as well es the railtoads and other. $nterprlseb are shorthanded even now. Common labor seldom QommandSi $a a day in-this section to February, but It does nof, and has all winter •',v,,- ,• ."Whilis ^Here doubtless be no: advance In the' wages, there is little prospect of a deduction in the sprlngr The hew extension of the KDnlnth, Rainy Lake ft Winnipeg, road from Ashawa^ to Beaudette, a distance of 100 miles will call for a large force. Work on- th extension of the Duluth, Missabe ft Northern will require many men until June 1. The Duluth ft Northern' Minnesota rpad'is extend ing every year. The Wisconsin Cent ral upi through northwestern Wiscon sin to Duluth must be supplied. The ranges will be In need of jnany men all the year, and the activity in all lines ot skilled labor creates addi tional demand for common labor." DB WHETSTONE A WRECK. Notorious Character Has Gone to the Bottom, Dr. R. E. Whetstone who had a rather checkered career as a medical practitioner at Argyle and Cass Lake, was rounded up by the police in Min neapolis on Saturday and charged with vagrancy. He sprung a surprise on the court by flashing a roll of $190 and wanting to know if the charge would stick. Dr. Whetstone pleaded not guilty to the charge, but told the court that he had been afflicted with the morphene habit for several years. He said he was willing to go to any institute and take a tare if the charge against him could be dismissed which was done. Dr. Whetstone is a graduate of Ham line university medical department, .and at one time had a good practice at Argyle. While there he so con ducted himself professionally and so cially as to get himself severely dis-% liked. "Holy Terror!' Sutton succeeded in separating him from some practice and considerable coin through legal processes and he subsequently settled In Cass Lake where he figured a? one of the principals in a shooting affrav in which he sought to Implicate Con ductor Bryant of the Great Northern road. His skill and ability as a phy sician and surgeon were acknowledged but through addiction to the drug hab it he lost practice and friends and for a year has been known as au in veterate dope fiend. BANQUETED AT LOGANS R. B. V. Dental Association Enjoyed a Very Successful Meet in the City Yesterday ai|d Last Night—Officers Elected at the Evening Session. The quarterly meeting of the Red River Valley Dental association ended one of the most successful meets ever held in the history of the association with a banquet at Logan's last even ing. It was not an elaborate affair, but the doctors say that it was one of the most pleasant and informal lunch eons ever served to the association. The local doctors made the best of hosts and a pleasant time was spent while the good things of life vanished. The last business meeting was held in the offices of Drs. Fiset and Whit comb and a very Interesting clinic was witnessed under the direction of Dr. Robertson of Crookston. At this meet ing officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: Dr. J. E. Argue of Red Lake Falls was named for pres ident, Dr. Thomas Spence of Crooks ton was named as vice president, Dr. A. Tuomy of Bemidji was elected sec retary, Dr. C. L. Tompkins of Grand Forks treasurer, and Dr. Ralston and Dr. Wells members of the executive committee. The next quarterly ses sion will be held at Crookston. MAY ORDER A JURY Judge Fisk Has the Power to Convene a Grand Jury at Any Time—Last Day for Presenting Petitions on Feb. SI—May Be Presented By Citizens. The petit jury ordered drawn by Judge Fisk yesterday evening con tained no hint of a grand jury, but this does not mean that we will not have one. State's Attorney J. ft Wine man says that there will be ample time for the judge to order one or for the citizens of the county to present a pe tition. The board.^of county commis sioners may secure one on a written petition or the citizens by petition containing ten per cent of the voters of the county. These petitions must be presented within 15 days of the convening of court or in this case on Feb. 21, as court begins on March 6. This will give ample time for a grand jury on the part of tny of the factors Vhjch may legally Dring it about It is likely that a peittlon by the citizens will be presented. MUST SIGN THE WARRANTS Judge Gogg Does Not Sngtain Auditor Fsbrlck But Says He Must Pay AU Warrants When Properly Allowed By the Board. [Special to The Evening Times.] Minot, N. D-, Feb. 14.—Judge Go« handed down a decision in the man damus case of the Northwestern Bridge company vs. County Auditor Fabrick yesterday, holding that when the board of county commissioners al low bills in regular form ,the auditor must sign the warrants and Issue the same, that'' being his duty as clerk ot the board. Some time,ago the Ward county board of commissioners allow ed the bill of this Norhtwestern Bridge company for the construction' of bridge at Des Lacs, amounting to $22,000, and County Auditor' Fabrlck refused to sign warrants for the same thougb the blU was allowed ,ln regular form ,by the board. The bridge com pany brotufet mandamus proceedings to compel the auditor to sign the war rant with the result stated. •. afif'A :••/••«,.• ••v, ENGINE EXPLODEO AND INJURED TNUNNEN Fast Freight at Frasee on the N. P. Demolished—Trains Sun Over G. N. This morning a fast east-bound freight was badly wrecked by an en gine exploding at Frazee. The engine was No. 162 and there is no reason ascertainable for the explosion. En gineer Green was not very badly scalded, but the fireman, whose name could not be ascertained, was terribly scalded and it is possible that his in juries may prove fatal. Seven cars were demolished by the explosion and the train ditched. Two hundred feet of track was torn up and the line completely blockaded. The wreckage has not yet been clear ed away and the Northern Pacific trains are all being sent over the Great Northern via Fargus Falls. An incident connected with the wreck is that Engineer Green was driving the engine which was wrecked and resulted in the death of Engineer Gaff at Moorhead a short time ago. GRAND FORKS' EDISON Local Han Secures Patent on Inven tion That Will Keep Women Off Their Knes—A Household Necessity That Should Be Manufactured Here. H. E. H. Arnaan, a prominent young architect who resides at 710 Alpha avenue in this city, has secured a pat ent on an invention that is destined to make him a small fortune. The invention might be termed a scrub bing machine, though the name by which the inventor designates it is a floor cleaning apparatus. It consists of a main bar to which is attached a reservoir holding the water. To this bar is fixed another which by means of hinges operated by a slide on the main handle throws a brush upon the floor, opens a valve in the reservoir so that the water can flow out and by moving the machine backward and forward, the operator standing erect, the scrubbing is done. Then by the change of the slide, the brush is ele vated from the floor, a mop takes Its place, the water valve is closed and the floor is mopped, the mop rung, and the machine ready, to repeat the pro cess. The affair is so light that a child can operate it, but the work done is superior to the best handwork. It relieves the housewife of one of her worst drudgeries, and makes "scrub day" a sort of vacation. The machine can be sold at retail for about three dollars. Mr. Arnaan Is considering some plans for manufacturing the ap paratus and putting it on the market, and it would be one of the best things the city could do to take hold of the matter and have them made at home. It is a household necessity, not a toy, and will at once take its place in the stock of every dealer in family sup plies in the country. Forcing Education. Forcing the youthful mind is a prac tice no longer obtaining in school of the best standing, but not yet obso lete in many of the common schools. In schools which represent the domi nant ideas of education today, stimu lation interest, suggestion prevail, and driving is avoided. If there has been some leaning toward the prosaic, there is now afresh interest in stimulating the emotions, and a full realization of the need of many things conventipn ally not classed among the useful. The greatest problem of education un solved today relates to girls. Hereto fore their education has been a mere copy of that long ago established for boys. Some day a genius will come along and conceive thoughts which shall form the basis of an education which shall help girls to their best possibilities, without dissipating their strength on lines of effort established for natures in some respects entirely different.—Collier's. The editor of The Enid (Okla.) Events speaks right out in meeting in this fashion: "Inasmuch as Pete and his domes ticated 'Eagle' continually prate that 'some one is pulling the strings on The Events and directing its course other than the editor, we would like to have him publish the names of the 'some ones' in the next issue. This paper makes no bones or mystery of its Information. We know who 'pulls the strings' on the Eagle and directs its course, and have often named them to wit, Messrs. Flynn, Grimes and Beauchamp. We believe people cught to speak right out. Name your men, Pete name your men."—New York Tribune. A Bootblack's Estimate of Folk—Of the many points ot view from which to judge the success of a lecturer, the one revealed in this incident is unique. The bootblack at an Illinois Chau tauqua assembly was asked: "Who was the greatest lecturer?" "Gov. Folk," was the quick reply. "Why do you think Gov. Folk the greatest lecturer?" "Why, sir, I made $6.50 the day he was here."—Llpplncott's. In Japan much of the-business con nected with the stage is hereditary. Recently a manager, wishing to be very realistic, brought the drop scenes for his theater from Europe. The Haseka^jri family, which has painted the scenery for Japanese theaters for 11 generations, grew furious at this interference with their prerogative.— New York Tribune. Some monkeys have long tails, and some others smoke cigarettes. 88S8Btv» BffiKf WAS AND EDUCATION. President Sehnraan Tells of Loss.In Military Establishment*. Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 14.—The New' York state Grange, in Its recent an nual meeting here today, was address ed by President Jacob G. Schurman of Cornell univeralty, whose Bubject was "Public Opinion and Public Politics." President Schurman spoke In Smith's opera house, saying In part "As I look abroad on the world the most disheartening feature which I observe is the universal dominance of the military spirit, the enormous cap ital which It annually consumes and the correspondingly impoverishment of the masses of the people, who pay the taxes for thiB military extrava gance. One would say in advance that if there is any interest which concerns all classes of the population it is surely peace and public economy. Yet under every form of government there are favored classes who desire government extravagance because they profit by it, and who welcome even war as a halcyon time for per sonal enrichment If the present force and tendency of the military spirit is unchecked it is destined to bankrupt the most pros perous nations. But the most start ling example is found at home. *Hn«» 1897 the annual expenditures of our war department have risen from $48, 000,000 to $122,000,000 and of our navy department from $34,000,000 to $117, 000,000. Gentlemen, you cannot eat yotfr cake and have it, too. If you now spend on your naval and military establishments $239,000,000 a year, whereas eight years ago you spent only $82,000,000, the people of the United States have now $157,000,000 a year less than they had in 1897 to spend on themselves or to invest in productive enterprises. Meanwhile the New York state com missioner of education has just as sured us there is far less illiteracy among the leading nations of Europe than there is in the ITnited States. In stead of our vast and costly prepara tions for war, ought not a great civ ilized nation to fight ignorance at home?" A Charity Luncheon. Charity luncheons are very popular Just cow. If a church society, club, or charity organization gives a luncheon, it is quite the thing for a lady to ask a few friends to be her guests, sending word in advance to the chair man of the affair to reserve the places or a table. Society people are doing this, and sometimes the tables are re served for the hour appointed. This insures a certain sum, and makes the luncheon a financial as well as asocial success. There never was a time when there was so much need for charity work, especially for women and children. The rolls, cakes, salads and meats are generally home cooked at these affairs, so if there is a sur plus the things are sold, a supply of paper bags being kept in which the articles may be carried. Cutting Metals with Oxygen. Diamond may cut diamond, but oxy gen cuts metal. The apparatus consists essentially of a tube, with two brandels terminating in blowpipes, moved along a guide in front of the metal plates or part to be cut at the rate of about six Inches per minute. One of the blow pipes delivers an oxyhydrog^n flame, which raises the metal where it is to be cut to a temperature corresponding with dark red. The following blowpipe delivers a jet of pure oxygen, which en ters into combustion with the hot met al, thus producing a clear channel like a saw-cut, about one-eighth inch thick, the remainder of the metal being unaf fected by the operation.—Jewelers' Clr cular Weekly. Undeterred by Andres's Fate. Another attempt is to be made to reach the north pole in a balloon. The latest aspirant to do so is Mr. Marcll lac, who proposes to carry with him the apparatus for wireless telegraphy, so as to keep in touch with civilization the whole time. The balloon Is to carry an electro-motor, capable of sup plying power for 200 hours. It Is pro posed to start from Spitsbergen, and the estimated cost is £3,750. Misnamed. "George said he went to a Turkish bath last night, and that's what kept him out late," remarked Mrs. Newli wed. "I don't believe there is such a thing as a Turkish bath," replied her mother. "You don't? Why?" "Because I saw a Turk once."— Stray Stories. Productive County. During the year 1904 Riverside county, Cal., received $5,377,495 for or anges, $1,055,145 for lemons, $2,000, 000 for grain, $408,851 for daily prod ducts, $92,335 for honey, $117,130 for poultry, $500,000 for manufactured ar ticles, $147,000 for various fruits, such as grapes, almonds and strawberries, and $45,000 for vegetables. Crowded to the Rear. "I envy you," declared Muchpop. "Why so?" inquired Nokids. "Because you haven't children. A mere husband cuts no ice with children in the house. You at least occupy some place in youi wife's scheme of life." "Oh, I don'l know," was the rueful response. "She has a couple of rubber, plants."—Louis ville Courier-Journal. Tiny Horse. What Is believed to be the tiniest horse or pony In the world Is the prop erty of an Italian nobleman, who makes a specialty of breeding dwarf horses on his estate in Lombardy. The diminutive creature barely measures 19 inches at the withers, scarcely the size of a large dog. The owner pos sesses many such equine dwarfs. Dumb Soldier. 8trasburg newspapers announce that a dumb conscript is to be found in the Fourth company of the Tenth Artillery regiment His j, Mahlstaett, and he belongs to the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. In eplte of hie Infirmity he is spoken cC sis an excellent soldier. He became recently alter illness, & Executive Gommittee of 8.1 Association in Session City Today^ The plans and work committee the program committee of the Dakota Sunday School. have been In session in the eity| the past,twcl days. The general tary of the organization, Hev. Orchard of Fargo Is here and fa| spirit of the meeting, It was decided today to bold next state convention at Valley on May 23 and 24. The dates od county conventions for the montl May, July and August were fixed the schedule framed up, but ae' forbids it will not appear'In: Issue of The Evening Tines but be published tomorrow. The schedule embraces all valley counties and sill of the schools of the evangelical dehoii tions. They will cover three-foiL of the state and will include! schools, 300 teachers and offlcem| 30,000 scholars. The conference at Devils Lake convention at Valley City will be interesting gatherings and will programs most helpful to the't ere and people generally In at ance. TOILS OF U.» Marshal Shea and Deputy Kay Make Hani of at Carrington. Yesterday United States Shea and Deputy McCay madeal of five counterfeiters at iGarrlnj The officers have had the fellows der surveilance for some tlmel yesterday made the arrests. Thel have been loafing around Carriil for some time and employed their] ure time making babbet metal with engraving on one side on work slot machines. The men caught red-handed and turned to the tender mercies of the States court. Besides the felting devices, a chain drill v._ which is used for drilling safes, en all in all, the gang had an appearance. The men arrested were Fred ney, A. W. Smith, Wm. Partrids B.' H. Made. They will be giv| hearing in Jamestown on Feb. 21 JOHNSTO DECLINE: Influence of Friends to Have His eome a Candidate for Alder the Fourth Ward Falls—Stat to The Evening Times. A large number of represent citizens have been urging Johnstone to become a candidatj alderman- in the Fourth ward, bu Johnstone informs The Evening1 that he will not run. While clination is a matter of regret private interests would hardly] mit him to give the office* such tion as he would desire, shouf be elected. €.1 NAD LIN IMMIGRATION! Third Annual Meeting Being Hq Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 14.| Western Canadian Immigration ciation, which has proved a poi factor in the development of thif tion of the Dominion through traction of settlers, uegan its thli nual meeting today at the rool the board of trade in this city.f meeting is to discuss plans fq future work of the association moting immigration of desirabll tiers to Manitoba and the twa provinces of western Canada. COLORED RELIGIOUS C0HG1 Washington, D. C., Feb. 14.—'1 ecutive committee ot the C. Young People's Religious coj met here today to make prelii arrangements for the meeting congress in this city in August believed that the number that tend the congress will be not L. 10,000 and they will come from! tions of the country and repr religious denominations^ Gaines, Booker T. Washington Prof. I. Garland Penn are ing influences at the head movement. MACHINERY DEALERS. Norfolk, Va. Feb. 14.—The Supply and Machinery Dealers'! ciation began its first ing today at Fortress Monroe attendance of delegates rei many parts of the country. Oct your painting, paper etc., done by Chudleigh ft Mi Vlrst class work at lowest Tit North Sixth street. Forks. A ptoee of land Warned Platndealer. a land gaiMd. pi "P?