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1 fi' 4 :h\ rr :l-: 10 ,. "ft/,'- ft .'•*y:' M. E. CHURCH IN SOUTH. Conference Being Held of Churchmen and Ministers Amoclated Prraa to The Evening Time*. Birmingham, Ala., May 3.—Men of distinguished appearance and clerical garb are to be encountered at every turn in Birmingham's streets today, while page after page of the hotel registers are filling with the names of eminent churchmen and laymen from every section of lhe South. They are the delegates and visitors to the gen eral conference of the .Methodist Epis copal church, South, which will be in session in this city during the next two weeks or longer. Among the del egates and others interested in the conference the chief topic of discus sion is the coming election of bishops. Though it is highly probable that not more than two new bishops will be chosen, ne fewer than a dozen candi dates are being discussed for the hon ors. Among those whose names are heard most frequently in connection with the Episcopacy are Rev. .1. C. Kilgo, D. D„ of the North Carolina conference: Rt-v. W. B. Murrah, D. D., of the North Mississippi conference Rev. Collins Denny, of the Baltimore conference Rev. W. L. .Willis of Texas and Rev. Seth Ward, D. D., also of Texas. T. B. A. IN TEXAS. Slate Drummers Plan a Big Time a( Houston. AnNoclnted PrrNs to The Evening TlineM. Houston, Texas, May 3.—Commercial travelers, "knights of ihe grip," are coming in on every train, and before morning it is anticipated that all of those who are coming to attend the annual state convention of the Travel ers' Protective association will have arrived. The meeting here will last over Friday and Saturday, and the arrangements for the entertainment the "drummers" are most elaborate. The social programs opens tonight with a reception for the visitors at the Rice hotel. The business sessions be gin tomorrow morning and in the evening the annual convention ban quet will be held. An effort will be made to conclude all business in time for the delegates to go an an excursion down the Houston ship channel Sat urday. BIG METHODIST IULLY. Bishops From All Parts of the U. S. Attend Celebration. AMNoelnled I're»M «o The BvenlnK Timex. Chicago, 111., Hay 3.—Twenty-five Methodist Episcopal bishops from .ill parts of the United States and all parts of the world are in Chicago to hold their annual meeting and take part in the semi-centennial celebration of the founding of Garrett Biblical institute. Tonight, in the Auditorium, the entire board of bishops will occupy the platform at a big rally, the object of which is to stir the 30,000 Metho- ed school rooms. Use the Johnson Shade Adjustor—Highly approved by architects and leading educators. Geo. W. Colborn Supply Co. RAM) SI'KlXd TOURNEY AT ATLANTIC CITY AxMUcinteil I'rexs to The Evening Time*. Atlantic City, X. May 3.—A large and representative field and some bril liant play marked the qualifying rounds today of the first spring golf tournament under the auspices of the Country club of Atlantic City. The tournament continues through the re mainder of this week. The president's cup, Atlantic City cup, Northfield cup and a number of other handsome tro phies will be awarded the winners. HARDWOOD LUMBERMEN. .iNKOclnted I'rehM to The Evening Time*. Memphis, Tenn.. May 3.—The Na tional Hardwood Lumber association convened in annual meeting in Mem phis today. Delegations are on hand from Chicago. Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Texas and other sections. Busiess sessions occup tod&y and to morrow and a banquet will be ten dered the visitors tomorrow night. THE GRAND FORKS PLUMBING AND HEATING COMPANY has opened offices at 119 NORTH THIRD ST. and is prepared to figure on all kinds of Plumbing and Steam and Gas Fitting. Estimates furnished on short notice. ERLD NORQUIST, MANAGER Both Telephones 1045-L SCHOOL BOARDS Are recognizing the tact that something to regulate the quantity of light in a room is of as much importance as any other piece of furniture. It is a well known fact that many children have had their "eye sight and health impaired by sitting in poorly lighted and poorly ventilat Bacon & Van Alstine Livery and Hack Stable O TO 15 N. FOURTH ST. Grand Forks, North Dakota FARM LOANS Uallnlted Faada For Loaaa oa Good Farm* at [Lowest Rate of Interest and With On or Before Privileges CALL OK WHITE DAVID H. BEECHER, Data IM«a*l Ink IriUU. final l«h. H. D. Money to Loan At Lowest Rates Upon North Dakota Fanns. Local Agents Wanted. Partial Payments Permitted GEORGE B. CLIFFORD & CO. GRAND FORKS. N. D. 2? W&f J«'« 1 1 'fid. it WORLD'S NEWS BY TELEGRAPH AI® rARlF dists of Chicago for a sweeping evan gelistic movement. Governor J. Prank Hanly of Indiana, one of the leading Methodist laymen, is to preside at the rally, and the speakers will include Rev. Dinsdale T. Young of London, and Bishops Mc Cabe, McDowell, Warren and Bash ford. PACIFIC TI KBINE LINER. Arrival of the Mubeno on Maiden Trip Looked I'or. Am hoc In It'll Preu to Tbe IjreninR Tiniex. Victoria, B. C., May 3.—Marine men and others are awaiting with much in terest the arrival of the Maheno of the Canadian-Austrailian line, now on her maiden voyage from Sydney, Aus tralia, to this port. She is the first turbine liner to cross the Pacific, and furthermore is one of the most mag nificient vessels to engage in the Pa cific trade. She is elaborately fitted out for passengers, of whom she car ries 2^ first class, 1 Hi second and O) third, her official trial trip the Ma heno attained a mean speed of 17.5 knots. MOVK.MENT TO UEIUCE KATES.. Freight Kates May Be Cut by Many Railroads, ANxoolnted Premi lo The Evenlne Tiuieft. Chicago, III., May 3.—Considerable interest is being displayed in the con vention to be held in Chicago tomor row to commence an agitation for a general reduction in freight rates. The gathering is to meet in response to a call issued two weeks ago by W. B. Conkey, president of the American Shippers' association. The associa tion was organized primarily to fight the uniform bill of lading, but the re cent attack on some of the shippers for underbilling practices is said to have promoted the movement for general agitation of the rate question. School and Office FURNITURE SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS Roll-Top Desks, Of fice Chairs, Pencil*, Pens and Tablets. 510 N. 5TH SHEET GRAND FORIS, N- D. TEIEPHONE 131 '••:K v.- A EDUCATIONAL COXFEItENCij. Business Session of Southern Edu cators Held Today. ANKovlntrd PrrM lo The Evening Time*. Lexington, Ky„ May 3.—There was an increased attendance when the con ference on Southern Education began its business sessions in the Auditorium this morning. The state superintend ents of public instruction held the floor during the forenoon and in the dis cussions in which they participated many highly interesting views con cerning educational work in their re spective states were exchanged. Among those taking a prominent part were .1. H, Hilmemon of Arkansas, T. E. Miller of West Virginia, S. A. Myn ders of Tennessee, W. T. Carrington of Missouri, J. B. Aswell of Louisiana, R. 13. Cousins of Texas, J. H. Fuqua of Kentucky, 1. \V. Hill of Alabama, J. Y. •Tovner of Xorth Carolina, W. B. Mer t'itt of Georgia, and \V. M. Holloway of Florida. The afternoon was given over en tirely to features oi entertainment. ..Many of the delegates paid visits to the famous stock farms about Lexing ton, while others joined in a barbecue given at Woodland park. Later in the afternoon all re-assembled for a re ception at. the Woman's club, his evening a public session is to be held at which the prominent speakers to be heard include Dr. Waitman Barbe of the University of W^St Virginia, President Brown Ayres of the Uni versity of Tennessee. President R. A. Alderman of the University of Virginia, and Dr. Charles D. .Uclver of Greens boro. .V. C. Ml -. JO AI It E'S 1) Miss Jane flreen. Married at Belle Haven Today. Aaoi'liil«l PrcxH to The Gvtnluc Tlineia. (ireenwitch, Conn., May 3.—A special train brought a large party of New York society folk here today for the wedding of Miss Jane Green,"daughter of A. W. Green, the millionaire presi dent of the National Biscuit company, and Orville Browning Carroll of Quin cv, 111. The wedding took place at Belle Haven, the summer home of the bride's parents. THAHE I MBEKIA. Coinmeree of Xegro liepuhlic Whli l"n/led .Stales Xearly Vanished. Trade and commerce between the United States and Liberia should have prospered, but they have dwindled almost to the vanishing point. Liberia has been unprogressive, yet England and Germany are selling goods there. Liberia is rich in agricultural re sources, and their development with the low-priced labor available is bound to come from some source. Consul General Lyon of Monrovia covers the situation in Liberia In the' following report: The Republic of Liberia contains an area of 45,000 square miles. It has 350 miles of coast line. The popula tion is estimated at 2,000,000, one tenth American negroes, the remain der natives. The history of Liberia dates back to 1S20, when the American Colonization society, formed in Wash ington, with Henry Clay as president, founded the colony of Liberia for emancipated negroes and gave them favorable opportunity for self-im provement. The country is well adapted to ag riculture, the principal products being coffee, cotton, piassava. cocoa, rubber, nuts and fruits. There are magnifi cent forests unworked. Twenty-two different kinds of rubber trees are found, and camwood is plentiful. Gold and silver exist in paying quantities and the product is scanty. The al* senee of public highwavs.and the pres ent unnavigable condition of the rivers and lakes render travel difficult. The country needs capital its introduction would revolutionize existing condi tions by creating a demand for skilled labor and conveniences enjoyed by the inhabitants of other centers. Labor receives as compensation only 24 cents per day, together with rations, which consist of 1 quart of rice and 1 pound of dried fish. The aborigines are the only means of transportation and com munication to and from the interior of the country. The trade of Liberia is small and divided principally between Germanv, England, Holland and the United States, with the preponderance in fav or of Germany. The imports from Germany for the six months ended June 3(), 1905, were $158,875 exports thither. $204,703. Imports from Eng land, $141,243, and exports thither, $88,195. Holland sold Liberia $12,831 and bought $1,543. The United States sold her $3,604 and took $2,008. Cotton manufacturers and rice are the chief articles of importation. Over $50,000 worth of cotton goods were bought of England, Germany and other countries in the six months ending June, 1905, and only $133 worth from the United States. About the same amount in value of rice was purchased of the same cduntries, though none was obtained from the United States. Lack of transportation facilities to the United States interferes with trade. The same crude methods of farming that were in vogue centuries ago still exist. The plow is seldom if ever used, and the hoe and knife are the chief implements of agriculture. The proper cultivation of the rubber tree would bring great wealth. Cotton grows everywhere in the interior, and with proper cultivation would yield enormously. The soil of Liberia is eminently adapted to the cultivation of rice, and seven kinds are grown. The outlook for Liberia from a com mercial and industrial viewpoint is discouraging. The country has been practically abandoned by jts alma mater, and seems to exist only for the purpose of being exploited by Euro pean countries. THE LUGGAGE CARRIERS. How Some Young Men and Boys Earn Living in Gotham. In certain New York downtown streets that lead to ralroad ferries and to steamboat landings are to be found young men and boys looking for jobs at carrying the luggage of travelers, making for these points of departure. Warren street, for instance, Is trav ersed by many people bound for the Erie ferry, and of these travelers a good many come down town by the Ninth avenue elevated railroad to get off at the Warren street station. Many of these carriers make more or less of a trade of this work that is to say, they are not driven to it by dire need, to get a few cents for im mediate food, but they make a sort of business of It and hustle for the business In a businesslike way and come there every day. Then there are transient* at it who take a look In here occasionally with i- 5 MiiMv: A UGHTEK. THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. the hope of picking up a dime which they may need very much right then. But as a rule no consideration of set tlement enters into the account be tween the traveler and the luggage carrier. If the traveler wants 'Some body to carry his bag he is likely to take the first carrier that offers, and that's all there is to it it's service for money and money for service and it couldn't' very well be otherwise at this point, where the people come down the stairs from the elevated road all in a bunch to meet that bunch of carriers waiting and bidding for jobs at the bottom. But not all of the luggage carriers that work Warren street always con gregate at the bottom of those stairs. Occasionally one, and this likely to be an amateur casual, wanders up War ren street to intercept possible jobs coming toward the river from Broad way, and these wanderers may have experiences. In the crowd at the foot of the stairs it's all over in a minute with that train load it's a crowd meeting a crowd but up there in the street it's an individual man bidding for a job meeting an individual person car rying a valise. There was a big, big man. comfort ably clad and comfortable and cheerful looking himself, making down the street from Broadway, carrying a big telescope canvas case at his side in the usual why by the handle with the straps running through it around the bag. And coming up* the street at this time—not a regular at the work, thfis man, but. looking for a job at it now—was another big man with an eye out for bags to carry a tall and rather spare man this was and a man of some years and incidentliy without an overcoat and apparently he really wanted such jobs as he could pick up and could make use of the money. And when he met the big man com ing along with the big telescope bag he sheered over toward the bag and offered to carry it. And the big man with the bag didn't sheer off from the other, or stay clear of him, or go by without paying any attention to him whatever, but he sized him up in a minute and in the most natural wav in tire world he held the big bag up high to show how light it was and said to the other big man: "It's empty:" and the other man said: "Oh, thank you." Now this was a meeting as between man and man, for which both no doubt felt better, and then the big man with the bag hied his wav toward the river and the other big man kept along toward Broadway, looking for some body with a bag that was loaded.— Kansas City Journal. Pianist in a "Chain Gang." "You certainly find talent in the most unexpected places." said Alfred Foria, one of the Doria trio, on the Orpheum bill this week at the theater last night. "I was in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1895. about the time of the Jameson raid. Funds I had none, and on account of the activity of the Boers we concert people saw little oppor tunity to make any. Finally I recruit ed a small company of those in the same predicament as myself, and we went home to a town called Middle burg. There was no theater in the town, but I secured a small school house. 11 hal no piano, so I went out to borrow one. I succeeded, but the big-hearted piano man said I would have to get some one to move it. Bv this time I didn't have a cent and final ly went, to an officer corresponding to a magistrate in this country. I told him my troubles and he promised me the "chain gang." The prisoners were brought out and they carried the piano lo the schoolhotise. I had noth ing to offer the men for their work, but announced a rehearsal to which they were invited to remain. The prisoners listened to the singing and playing, and finally one young flaxen haired chap asked me if he would be allowed to play. The poor fellow then sat down and played a nocturne from Chopin and such playing I had never before heard. The man was in for murder his list of alleged crimes in cluding three or' four killings. But how he could play. TalAt we find anywhere, but usually in the unex pected places."—Kansas City Times. JEFF'S TRANSFER Both Fones 33. Hacks and Livery, dray and trans fer work, moving pianos a specialty Only low down moving vans in tht city. Day or night calls attender tr promptly. All work guaranteed. G. W. BARTON, Prop. 612 DeMere Ave. Opp. G. N. Depot M. COHEN FUR CO. kr 21' -A* I FURS Stored, Inured —and— Repaired Fur garments of every description Remember the place. made to order. 117 3rd St. Grand Forki, N. D. Nunc 51W, fr 80UTH BOUND. No. t—to Bt Paul, Minneapolis and the Bast T:Up.i» No- IS*—To Red Lake Valla and Fertile (dally except Sunday) r. 1:11 p.m NORTH BOOND. 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O. -W' =ESTABLISHED IN ISM Furniture Priced so that the wajje earner can make home what it should be With spring and house cleaning comes thoughts and desires for new furniture* new things for the established house, hew homes to be furnished. These wants often cause an uncertainty where t° j»o. We are malifacturers' agents and are in a position to save you the jobbers profit FURNITURE PIANOS Refrigerators and Household Furnishings Sewing Machines During April a $225 Piano Retailing at Whole sale Price, $150 largest Office, Bank and Hotel Outfitters y°« live out of the city write and Furniture and Carpets and Rugs The most complete line of new Spring Carpets and Bugs ever shown. Music A. B» Chase. Poole & Crown Pianos Now Retailing at Wholesale Prices Victor Talking SlM Machines The Victor Talking is so perfect it is often mistak en for the human voice. No matter how much entertain ment there is at home the Vic tor is always welcome. Our stock of machines and records is the largest in the Northwest. All the new records can be found here. We receive them daily. wf^ll^q^pte 125-126-129 South lliird St, Grand forks, N. D, AY, HAY 3, 1906. •"•W.y Household in the It is a recognized want these modern days that you should buy the best you can afford. The Artistic Krell Auto Grand Antfelus Emerson you m' P^cmbs IM ffr vi I 1 dg. JL 7/ (v Om- t: w"'''