THE EVENING TIMES
A. J. GRONNA, of Nelson.
T. F. MARSHALL, of Dickey.
E. Y. SARLES, of Traill.
R. S. LEWIS, of Cass.
TABUUBD MNIUT, 1906
PRINTED EVERT WEEK DAY IN THE TEAR
THE TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY (INCORPORATED)
A. PETERSON, of Sargent. 8
H. L. HOLMES, of Pembina.
Secretary of State—
ALFRED BLAISDELL. of Ward.
E. C. Cooper, of Grand Forks.
T. F. M'CUE, of Foster.
8upreme Court Justices—
D. E. MORGAN, of Ramsey.
JOHN KNAUF, of Stutsman.
Commissioner of Agriculture—
W. C. GILBREATH, of Morton.
C. S. DIESEM, of LaMoure.
ERICK STAFNE. of Richland.
SIMON WESTBY, of Pierce.
Scattafit ta k» liciltMH.
"Let reverence of law be breathed by
•very mother to the lisping babe that
at ties in l—
:tles In her lap let it be taught in
schools, seminaries and colleges
It be written in primers, spelling
-—Jm and almanacs let it be preached
•pOpi pulpits and proclaimed in legis
lative balls and enforced in courts of
Justice in short, let it become the
political religion of the nation."
Believing that the Great Red River
Valley exposition which will be held
In this city is the most important
agricultural event in the history of the
state, The Evening Times today issues
a special edition in the interests of
It is true that there are other fairs
throughout the state and every one
of them is worthy of the most liberal
patronage, and are most valuable ad
juncts in the development of our won
derful resources. But because of
geographical location they are not able
to extend their fields of usefulness like
one located in the leading city of the
state. It is for this reason that the
Great Red River Valley exposition is
being made the climax of the many
fairs throughout the state.
Realizing the relations between the
exposition and the progress and ad
vancement of the city and county and
the state at large, this issue of The
Evening Times is dedicated to the
Great Red River Valley exposition. It
will have the largest circulation by
far of any edition ever issued in the
state. It will be sent to every city,
town and hamlet in the state and will
miss but few of the thousands of
homes of our citizens in every part
of the commonwealth.
TITLE TO ARCTIC LANDS.
The voyage of the Canadian govern
ment cruiser Arctic to the Far North
suggests for consideration the ques
tion of the ownership of some far
northern lands. For many years ex
plorers of various nationalities, Brit
ish, American, Scandinavian and oth
ers, have ventured into the frozen
wilderness lying between the Do
minion of Canada and the North Pole,
and have there discovered lands thith
erto unknown, and have named them
and planted flags upon them.
There has been much international
rivalry in the work of elaborating the
Arctic map and of pushing on toward
the pole. But there has 'been little
thought in the minds of the adventur
ers or in that of the public of the
delimitation of international bound
aries in the realms of paleocrystic ice
But now the Canadian government
brings that thought to mind in the in
timation that the Dominion extends
clear to the North Pole, and that all
the lands which have been discovered
and explored in those regions, no
matter by whom, are under the British
& Academically, the question is soitfe
hj what complicated, and might form the
t, subject of interminable argument.
|V There are those who hold that discov
ery and exploration give title to new
M- lands, while others insist that title is
aot perfected without actual occupa
j&j^ tkm and permanent settlement.
fffti But how If the lands in question are
«ot lit for or susceptible of settlement?
There Is no doubt that Americans
have discovered and explored for the
first time considerable stretches of
Arctic territory. The names on the
nap indicate the fact—Grant Land,
Qrlnnell Land, Arthur Land, United
8tates Mountains, Hayes Peninsula,
Hiuen Land, Hall Land, Cape Wash
fagton and. many more.
There is no disputing the fact that
title to these lands was acquired by
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the United States, so far as it could be
acquired by discovery and explora
tion. If this country did not further
confirm that title by actual coloniza
tion. why, neither has any other
country done so. and we do not expect
any other will do so, for obvious and
convincing reasons. Denmark has
colonies on the southern part of
Greenland, but not up where Peary is
working. Great Britain does not ap
pear to have planted any colonies
north of Baffin Land.
Practically, we do not suppose there
will ever be any serious controversy
over the matter. The regions north
of Baffin Land are not susceptible of
colonization, and it does not appear
that there are any natural resources
there capable of profitable explora
tion, unless in the fisheries and fur
hunting. These, it is to be assumed
no country will attempt to monopolize
It may be that there should be some
regulation of those industries, as of
the seal fisheries in Behring Sea, but
that can probably be effected through
Probably, too, it is desirable that
the welfare of the Esquimaux tribes
should be safeguarded, but that, too
can be effected without serious trou
ble. The shores of Hudson Bay are
doubtless all Canadian, and so are
Baffin Land, Prince Albert Land and
other regions included in the province
of Franklin. But the more remote
lands and waters beyond Jones Sound
which have been discovered and ex
plored by Americans, Scandinavians
and others, If they are not actually
partitioned up among their discover
ers, will doubtless remain open to the
equal exploration of all, a sort of in
If specific title should be taken to
any of them it would doubtless be
taken by the nation under whose flag
they were discovered and explored.
NO ABROGATION OF SOVEREIGNTY
The Interparliamentary Union is a
most respectable organization, which
has at times effected some good, and
which is at all times moved by high
and philanthropic purposes, and its
meetings is to be regarded with a de
gree of sympathetic interest.
Seeing, however, that it is a volun
tary organization, without the slight
est official standing, and that its au
thority is purely personal and not rep
resentative, its doings are not to be
taken too seriously—certainly not as
of any binding force, in either law or
morals, upon any of the countries
whose citizens may be members of that
It is well to keep these circum
stances in recognition in view of some
of the topics which will come before
the union for consideration at this
The putting forward of some scheme
by an American delegate will not in
the slightest degree commit the Ameri
can government or the American peo
ple to that scheme, and will not neces
sarily indicate that it is generally re
garded with favor in this country. In
deed, it is quite possible that some
project will thus be broached to which
the American government and the
overwhelming majority of the Ameri
can nation would be resolutely op
posed vwere it presented to them for
It is pretty sure that such would be
the attitude of America toward the
scheme, which is suggested, of creat
ing an international congress with
even "a slight sphere of actual author
ity." This country does not hesitate
to enter such conferences as that at
The Hague. It loyally abides by the
terms of such international agree
ments and rules as it may voluntarily
subscribe to and become a party to.
But all that is a very different thing
from creating an international legis
lature with authority, in even the
slightest degree, over this nation.
Laws for this country are made at
Washington, and not elsewhere.
The United States is a free and in
dependent nation, and has no thought
of abrogating its sovereignty in favor
of any alien organization, no matter
how estimable and benevolent. The
Interparliamentary Union may con
sider such a scheme, if it pleases but
it should not regard it as an Ameri
can scheme, or as one that would be
acceptable to America.
CENTRAL AMERICAN PEACE.
The prompt conclusion of peace
among the recently warring Central
American states will be widely re
garded as—among other things—an
indication of the insufficiency of the
grounds ujon which the war was be
gun. Had there been deep seated
causes for war, involving the honor or
integrity of the nations, causes such
alone can justify the waging of
far. we have no doubt that peace
might have been secured, as it has
been, through the mediation of the
United States, but it does not seem
possible that it could or would have
been made so quickly.
The expedition with which the peace
treaty was signed last week doubtless
arose from the facts that there were
no serious issues among the beliger
ents. that they had gone to war
thoughtlessly or on frivolous and quite
insufficient pretexts, and that they
were glad to stop fighting the moment
an offer of mediation gave them a
chance to do so and at the same time
to "save their face."
It is highly gratifying that the trou
ble could be and has been so easily
and promptly settled. But there ought
to be a lesson in it to some of the too
mercurial, ambitious and imaginative
statesmen of those lands.
A war lightly undertaken and thus
ended with facility may not be as
costly as more serious and more per
sistent wars, but Is very character
brings upon it a special condemnation.
It is a dreadful thing to begin a war
for any cause, even the most grave
and just. But it is a peculiarly shock
ing thing to do so without adequate
The fact that this one causeless war
has been quickly closed without much
damage should not. therefore, be a
precedent for the waging of other such
wars, but rather a warning against it.
Nations like Mexico and the United
States are always ready and glad to
be peacemakers ampng their lesser
neighbors. But they would much
rather see no occasion or need for
peacemaking. It would be a poor re
quital for their good offices to start, at
some future day, another such need
Stories of the Hour
A Romantic Love Affair.
"This is the most romantic love af
fair that ever came under my obser
vation," said "Joe" Levy, the duke of
street, after he had married Ida
Schreibman and Morris Muller vester
The "duke" has for years been face
to face with romance and he has had
a romantic career himself. The mem
bers of the Essex Market Bar associa
tion sought out Levy and demanded
to be informed on all the thrilling
features of the Schreibman-Muller
"It was just six months ago that
Ida Schreibman, a pretty Jewish girl
not quite 20 years of age, met Morris
Muller," began Levy. "The girl lived
at 236 Henry street, this city, and she
had gone to the Brownsville section
in Brooklyn to visit her aunt. When
it came supper time that evening the
aunt sent the girl to a buther's shop
on Sutter avenue for lamb chops
Now Morris Muller was working in
the store when the girl went in, but
he didn't wait on her. Another and
older butcher took Ida's order.
"The girl returned to the home of
her aunt with the chops, and when
these were unwrapped the aunt made
a great fuss. The chops were stringy
and Ida was sent right back with
them. This time she was approached
by Muller. He unwrapped the chops,
and after one look at them got down
a big loin of undetached chops. With
three swings of the cleaver he severed
three of the finest lamb chops that
were ever handed out in Brownsville.
"Muller told the girl that in the
future he would see to it that she
got the best In the place if she would
only come to him. Ida did. She visit
ed her aunt often, and always Insisted
on doing the meat buying. As the
girls aunt had noticed a great im
provement in the meat since Ida be
gan to buy it, she of course made no
objections to Ida's visit to the butcher
shop. The girl told her own people,
too, of the fine quality of meat in
Brownsville, and in time she made the
journey to the outskirts of Brooklyn
several times a week.
"Yesterday was Muller's day off. He
came to this city and found the girl.
He popped the question and was ac
cepted. The pair started out in search
of someone who would marry them and
were directed to my office. They got
here just ahead of the storm and it
was so dark that I had to scurry
around and get lamps to light up the
place. While I was performing the
ceremony the lightning flashes and
thunder claps were so frequent that
the girl got badly frightened and I
suggested that we postpone the wed
ding until the storm was over.
"But that butcher wouldn't listen to
the idea for a moment. He wanted to
be married right off, and be was.
"While waiting in the office for the
storm to pass, the pair told me of
their love affair. Now they are going
to pool their money and Muller is
going to open a butcher shop of bis
"I wonder vot kind of chops he'll
hand owld now?" put in Rosev the
lawyer, who doesn't care much for
romance.—New York Sun.
THE DUSS BAND.
The Duss band will be at the Metro
politan for two sacred concerts on
Sunday July 29. The following notice
appeared In the Cleveland Leader
Cleveland Leader, May 21, 1903.—
'Duss certainly captured the popular
favor. There has been no conductor
at Gray's Armory this season who has
been applauded as strongly and spon
taneously. Indeed it is almost as in
teresting to see Duss conduct as to
listen to the music.
The management of the Orpheum
Vaudeville Co. have made arrange
ments to appear at the Metropolitan
for three days during the Grand Ftorks
Fair and they are determined to
eclipse all former efforts in procuring
big acts for the amusement or the pa
THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D.
All Jury Cases But Scherer
Damage Suit Completed—
Buttery Case Decided.
Judge C. J. Fisk today excused all
jurors who have been serving at the
June term of district court, excepting
the members of the jury in the case of
Scherer vs. Schlaberg et al. All other
cases either go over the term or are
made court cases.
The jury in the Scherer suit was
notified last evening when court ad
journed that it could have a holiday
today. The plaintiff has rested and
one witness for the defendant, Dr.
Taylor, had been examined.
This morning Judge Fisk called the
case of J. K. Buttery vs. B. F. War
ren, a suit to recover on a Maple Bay
wind stacker, which plaintiff claims
defendant unlawfully carried off and
converted to his own use. A judgment
for |290 was returned in favor of* the
Judge Fisk and several other of the
court officers had contemplated leav
ing this noon for Fargo to take in the
races at the state fair, but No. 2, un
fortunately, was several hours late and
the visit had to be postponed. Tomor
row morning it is expected the Scherer
suit will be resumed and defendants
given opportunity to complete their
«OT TWENTY-FIVE DAYS.
William Arthur From Georgia Taken
in for Creating a Nuisance.
William Arthur, hailing from Geor
gia according to his story and full to
the brim with liquid joy, was taken in
by Officer Benson this forenoon,
charged with vagrancy and creating a
nuisance. Arthur was released from
the lock up this morning and at once
began to make himself manifest by
proceeding to the Salvation Army hall
on DeMers avenue where he broke a
window light and made himself gen
erally obnoxious by acts of vandalism
He told the court that he was look
ing for work, was a telegraph operator
by trade and hailed from the sunny
south. Judge Church gave him the
option between a fine of $50 or a
twenty-five days' sojourn in the bas
tile. He took the latter and will he
given the employment he so much
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the colonel sank down dying, walked
quickly away without the spectators
trying to stop them.
Aaaoelated Preaa Cable to The Bvealac
St Petersburg, July 25.—Premier
Stolypin has addressed a telegram to
the governor generals and prefects
throughout Russia and to the viceroy
of the Caucausus as follows
"In conformity with instructions re
ceived from the emperor with the view
to securing full co-operation between
the different local authorities. I here
by inform you that the government ex
pects you to exercise vigilant and un
tiring supervision over your subor
dinates so that order may be promptly
and definitely restored. Disturbances
must be suppressed and revolutionary
movements must be put down by all
legal means. The measures you take
must be carefully considered. The
struggle begun is against the enemies
of society and not against society it
self. Consequently wholesale repres
sion cannot be approved of. Impru
dent and illegal acts are likely to give
rise to discontent instead of conduc
ing to calm and cannot be tolerated.
The intentions of the emperor are Im
mutable. The government firmly de
sires to assist in the amendment of
the legal procedure and the laws
hitherto enforced which no longer
serve their purpose. The old regime
will be regenerated but order must
be fully maintained. You must act
your own initiative as you are in
vested with responsibility. Firm and
vigorous steps taken on these lines
will doubtless be upheld by the best
part of society."
Readr to Strike.
Warsaw, Russian Poland, July 25.—
The railway employes of this district
ire ready to strike and are waiting
the signal from Moscow. According
to advices which reached here today
the strike will begin Saturday. The
tracks, bridges and railroad offices
here are strongly guarded by troops.
•tetanias Raaalaa Officer*.
Aaaactated Preaa Cable ta The Eralu
Vienna, July 25.—Russian officers
spending leave of absence at Austrian
water places have been ordered by
telegraph to return to Russia. The
orders point out that threatening con
ditions make it necessary to place the
army on a war footing.
All IK Oilet.
Aaagetatea Preaa Cahle The Emlig
Odessa, July 25.—All is quiet here
today. During the disturbance of yes
terday two Jews were killed, seven
teen were wounded and twenty-seven
shops were wrecked.
& D. Institution Got Some of the Pan.
ama Canal Bonds.
AaaeeUted Preaa to The Evealac TlMra.
Washington, July 25.—The secretary
of the treasury made public a list of
national bank depositories and also
a list of unsuccessful national bank
bidders for Panama bonds at $103.50
and upwards. The former list gives
the amount of deposits to be granted
each bank and the other list, which
was given out earlier in the day, gives
the amount of the bids of the respec
tive banks. The list of depositories as
given out with the amount of deposits
given them includes the following
Merchants, Philadelphia, $2,500,000
First, Pendelton, Ore., $50,000 Mer
chants, Baltimore, $30,000 First,
Cheyenne. Wyo., $100,000 Yankton,
Yankton, S. D., $75,000 First, Antlgo,
Wis., $50,000 First, Crete, Neb., $50,
000 First, Bottineau, N. D., $25,000
Keystone, Pittsburg, Pa., $100,000
Second, Jersey City, $160,000 Hamil
ton, Chicago, $200,000 National Com
mercial. Chicago, $100,000 Fort Dear
born, Chicago, $100,000 Drovers, Chl-
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t? MURDER IS
Stranger Tried to Throw Geo.
Shannon Into River Over
DeMers Avenue Bridge.
One of the boldest attempts at mur
der that has been reported in East
Grand Forks or Grand Forks in years
was that of early this morning.
About midnight George Shannon, a
well known carpenter residing at 104
North Seventh street, while returning
from the east side, was met near the
middle of the DeMers avenue bridge
by a stranger who, when he had ap
proached near enough, assaulted him.
Shannon is a man of about fifty years
of age and ill able to care for himself
in an encounter. According to the
story told by Shannon today, the
stranger fought fiercely and attempted
to throw him over into the river.
There was no one astir in the immedi
ate vicinity when the trouble started
and for five minutes the two struggled
beside the rail, the stranger attempt
ing to pick up his older opponent and
toss him over. That the old man made
a good fight there is plenty of evidence.
His hands, where he grasped the rail,
are all marked and bruised and the
small finger, on which he was wearing
a ring, was cut through to the bone.
At length Shannon's lusty shouts at
tracted men to the scene and his as
sailant, giving the old man a parting
kick, ran swiftly to this end of the
bridge and disappeared.
The case is a most peculiar one and
some are Inclined to doubt Shannon's
story of the attempt on his life. His
hands, however, bear ample evidence
that he was the victim of an encoun
ter of some sort.
Just what the motive was back of
the assault does not seem to have been
determined. Shannon is not aware
that he has any enemies who hate
him bad enough to want his life. He
thinks it possible he might have been
mistaken by-the stranger for someone
FLAG HOFSE BABY.
Boy Born In Betsey Boss Home Ent
ered for Asbury Parade.
Special to The Kvealac Tlmea.
Asbury Park, July 25.—Among the
recent entries for Asbury Park's baby
.parade this summer is a bright-faced
four-year-old youngster who has the
unique distinction of being the only
child born in the old Betsey Ross house
at No. 235 Arch street, Philadelphia.
This famous relic is now called the
American Flag House.
The name of this boy who will next
month be seen in the procession of
marching children is Charles Vexildo
mus Weisgerber. He was born in the
American Flag House on April 14,1902
and christened In Christ Church. He
is a pleasant, sturdy little fellow, fond
of pets and has beautiful blue eyes and
long, golden curls.
The boy's surname Vexlldumous Is
composed of two Italian words mean
ing flag and house. So Master Weis
gr-.!)-r originated the name for his son.
The father is the New York artist who
conceived the idea of preserving the
Flag House as a national possession.
He painted a large picture, showing
the Interior of the house and Betsey
Ross, the flag woman, displaying the
first finished flag to General Washing
ton and his friends.
LION LAZY AND LAMBLIKE.
Young Englishman Has a Surprising
Experience in Nigeria.
That the lion is not always the
roaring, tearing beast of legendary de
scription may be seen in the follow
ing extract from the diary of a young
Englishman who is at present serv
ing his country in Northern Nigeria.
"I had just topped a long incline and
was walking my pony, when on com
ing around a corner of the road, hid
den by some trees, I saw, 70 yards in
front of me, basking in the sun on an
open patch of burned grass, a magni
ficent full-grown lion. The sun was
not strong, and he was very- very laz
ingly flicking his tall from side to side
He had a short mane and his eyes
were a lovely amber red in the weak
"My first sensation was one of as
tonishment, profound amazement and
delight at seeing such a fine beast. He
was a beauty, and It seemed impossi
ble to realize that he was really wild
as he lay on his side, looking at me
with his head raised as a dog does
when he hears his master's footstep.
He was as fat as a butler, sleek coat
ed and glossy.
"My pony, as the breeze was com
ing from the other direction, did not
wind him and went steadily on with
out so much as pricking his ears.
My dog was walking on In front about
10 yards in front, and luckily did not
notice him. It was not until I was ac
tually passing him, which I did with
in 20 yards, that I realized that if the
Hon took it into his head to fancy a
bit of white man I should be unable
to dispute his right.
"After I had proceeded some 150
yards, the lion got up leisurely and
followed along the road behind me.
but after going about 100 yards he
turned into the bush at the side of
the road behind me."
FIGHTING COCKS IN DEMAND.
Many Sent From England to Cape Col.
ony—Spurs for Export.
The export of lighting cocks to the
Colonies has been on the increase says
the London Daily Mail. Almost every
liner that sails from Southampton
for Cape Colony carries a consign
ment of these feathered gladiators.
Cock fighting Is not only permitted
by law in Cape Colony, but it has be
come almost a national pastime, and
exhibitions of fighting cocks are as
well established there as dog shows
in this country. A large number of
of British fighting cocks are also sent
to the west coast states of America.
Nor has cock fighting become ex
tinct in this country, though forbidden
the Black Country, around
Oldbury, Wednesbury and West Brom
wich it flourishes, patronized chiefly
by the brawny puddlers on a Sunday
morning. Most of the spurs, both sil
ver and steel, are made at Walsall
they are intended for export, and are
not easily obtainable for home fights.
There still lives In North Warwick
shire the representatives of a family
which for generations has been de
voted to the breeding of fighting
Second-hand safes for sale. The
Hatcher Brothers' Corporation.
WHY WOMENARE FANS,
Fair Enthusiast Tells of Her First Baseball Game Experience
.and Why She Became a Regular Rooter—No Longer
a Sport Exclusively for Ken.
By MART BERTRAM.
Woman has always been credited
with an unusually large bump of cur
iosity, and while this may not be true
one thing Is certain, and that is my
generous endowment of an extra
amount of it taught me many surpris
ing things about baseball as seen by
the women of today.
When my biggest and favorite bro
ther invited me to complete a box par
ty at one of the New York games
played here early In the summer I
went to be agreeable as I knew noth
ing then whatever of the national
game. It was one of the rarely per
fect days when Dame Nature chooses
sometimes to bestow on our Smoky
City and everyone was there, and I
was more than astonished to see in
such a crowd of people hundreds of
women. But my astonishment knew
no bounds when I learned that the
three other girls in my own box party
knew all about baseball. I was filled
with dismay, as I had Imagined we
were just there for a good time and
anger followed as I felt Jack might
have told me I was to be the only nov
ice. I decided to say nothing and
listen but my! It certainly was Greek
to me. One thing did learn above all
else, and that was there was a player
on the home team whose name was
Wagner. One of the girls exclaimed
that he was a dear and "hit the ball at
the proper time."
My chum said: "Isn't Matty fine
looking?" I looked in all the boxes,
but could not see a single girl I knew
by that name. To my inquiry as to
whom she meant she disgustedly re
plied: "Why, one of the New York
pitchers—their star." was silenced
completely, as I realized I was a shade
stupid. Jack whispered: "Sis, brace
up you'll learn the whole thing—first
base, second Base, outfield, infield"—
oh, such a jumble of stuff, and when a
man called the umpire appeared and
called out something everyone became
attention, and to my ideas everyone
nearly had nervous prostration.
'It's useless to say I was Indeed less
than nothing—a man trying to hit a
ball tossed by "Matty" as I was told
seven times, then his frantic attempt
to encircle the field amid the wild
jeers of the v^st multitude was an
amazing thing to me and totally silly
My chum suddenly became excited
and shouted: "Now Tommy, here is
the place to bunt the ball," and to my
inquiry as to what she meant I re
ceived the curt reply: "I can't ex
plain now, it's too exciting." I made
the star blunder of the afternoon by
Insisting on Jack telling me why the
masses on the seats outside the boxes
and grandstand insisted on saluting
the players ever so often by rising en
masse, just as when the National an
them is played. Jack coldly replied
that "the bugs were stretching their
wings and legs."
The rebuke I got finished my ques
tions for the day and I sat in ignor
ance and heard various remarks about
fly balls, foul balls, strikes, bases on
balls, three-baggers, home runs, and
Three other things I learned that
day—one that the girls knew as much
as the men and were every bit as
noisy the other, the way to be popu
lar with even your brother was to try
and learn as much about baseball as
you could, and the most important of
all I did learn was, which man was
Hans Wagner. That, Jack said, was
worth all other things In history that
one had ever read or learned. I failed
to understand when Mr. Wagner
caught a ball and turned a flip-flop
like a tumble bug that such an act
saved the game. For the life of me
I could not remember the handsome
Matty and right then I decided to
learn all I could of baseball, as I did
not relish the ridicule heaped on me
for my ignorance either.
The above does not seem to have
much relation to curiosity, but it does
as It made me more than curious to
study the effect of what we girls had
been taught of a man's game and a
man's sport. It also taught me to
think differently of a dear cousin who
had recently visited us from New York
and whom my maiden aunt declared
mannish, as my younger brother said
"to a finish."
I will not attempt to tell you the aw
BEER THIEF SHOT.
Man Who Attempts to Get Away With
Bottles Is "Winged."
Special to The Ev»l( Ttaea.
Minot, July 25.—Word was received
in Minot that a man was shot at Har
vey, N. D., Monday night for stealing
several bottles of beer.
According to the story brought in
by passengers on No. 107 of the Soo
the man was shot in the leg by a
second person, from whom the first
gentleman was trying to steal several
bottles of beer.
It is said that the man who did the
shooting escaped, and that one or two
arrests have been made.
The man who fired the shot was
asleep, surrounded by several bottles
of beer. Seeing the bottles and
thinking that it was a good chance
to get a free drink, the man who was
shot approached the Bleeping form.
He had no more than turned with
two or three bottles under his arm
than a shot rang out and he fell to
the ground wounded in the leg. The
man who shot made his escape, and
the injured man was taken to a house
where he was treated by a physician.
Special ta The Ereala* Time*.
Fargo, July 25.—Governor Sarles ar
rived at the fair grounds at
terday, and was driven to the general
office building, where he met Secre
tary Wilson. Later, accompanied by
Robert Jones, he made a general tour
The governor expressed himself as
much pleased with what he saw.
"It is far beyond my expectations,"
he said, "and Grand Forks will have
to hurry to catch up. The architecture
and general arrangement are excellent
and the exhibits so far as I have seen
them, are fine."
Many are the complimentary re
marks made by visitors regarding the
general appearance of the grounds and
the way in which the fair Is managed
and If the fair officials do not feel con
siderably puffed up before the week Is
ended, it will not be for lack of cause
"Everything is coming on nicely"
said Bacntanr^ Wilson this afternoon.
All the exhibits are getting into shape
rapidly and we expect to have all the
finishing touches on by tonight"
ful trials I- had to learn enough to at
least enjoy the game myself and not
be an annoyance to my friends. I did
not read the sporting editor's diction
ary, but I just went to game after
game and observed and learned.
Girls, it was a hard fight, as the
nicest man gets really horrid at base
ball with a woman who knows noth
ing about the sport. I know this be
cause 1 have had the experience and
feel some of the bitter retorts yet, for
to my query as what was meant by a
home run, I received, "I wish you
would take one. then and there de
cided to be a "fan" and one who
knows something. I made this decis
ion as balm for my Injured pride and
I received with much surprise untold
To those who think baseball is for
the men of the family only as I did. or
who think most uncharitably of the
women who go to the game only go
to see and be seen, I want to say, you
are laboring under the biggest mis
Be it a fad or a fancy, the "woman
fan" is here and here in great num
bers and here to stay. I believe that
If the cynics want to term it a fad it's
one from which so much genuine
pleasure is derived that it is sure to
last. You exclaim—"How thoroughly
mannish and rude, and how unfemin
ine she must be."
Not a bit I know one of the dearest
and sweetest girls who is every inch
the lady who Is the greatest fan you
could Imagine. She is the only sis
ter in a family of rooters, and one of
the boys says he would rather talk
baseball with "Kitty" than with many
men, as she knows the game perfectly
is familiar with the batting averages
the standing of the teams, etc.
It's needless to say she is an ardent
admirer of Hans Wagner, and that
while enjoying a cosy chat in her den
I saw no less than six different pic
tures and poses of "Honus."
Talk about your matinee idols! Well
the actor man has been supplanted
and in my lady's bower one sees num
bers of pictures of baseball men. It
would be unfair to tell the favorites,
but each girl has her choice—and it's
right here, knowing girls as I do, I
want to say It's not always the best
players either. They all worship at
Wagner's shrine, and the pretty Frau
lein who knows of but one world and
two people in it—she and Hans—had
better take care of her big sweetheart.
At a pretty affair at the Country
Club last Saturday I heard a charm
ing girl remark she had been present
ed to Frank Sparks, the handsome boy
from Dixie land who does such good
work for the Phillies, and that he had
the most fascinating manners, with,
the charm of a delightful Southern
drawl. One of the other girls said she
was just wild to meet Patsy Flaherty
when he was here, as he was such a
"toppy" little gentleman.
These heart-to-heart secrets are
only samples of the Interest taken in
the game from all points of argument
by the feminine fan, and prove that
the sport does not detract from the
feminine attributes of these fans. They
.have their football heroes, their idols
why not their baseball favorites.
The football season brings with it
bevies of pretty girls in stunning cos
tumes with the club colors and it's the
fad now to make one's self as trig
as possible for the baseball game. It's
a pretty fad—if so we must call it—as
we look over the crowd at a game.
The women in their attractive gowns
and bright faces add a zest to the
game, and methinks, each one of the
players enjoys having them there.
This Interest in the so-called man's
sport on the part of the women which
has grown so considerably is most
commendable, as it cannot be denied
by the greatest pessimist living it has
a refining influence on the national
sport, as a woman's presence has at
all times and places. If you wan to
all times and places. If you want to
all her pretty gowns, her love for ath
letic sports with the national pastime
in the lead if you want to her her in
telligent "fanning bee" go to a gam
some afternoon and see if I am not
right. And if you go in a cynical mood
to find flaws you will come home an
ardent admirer of the woman fan.
Long life to her and a merry greeting.
G. N. Burrows of Bathgate visit
ed in town yesterday.
Miss Kate Kelly is visiting Fargo
friends for a day or two.
W. c. Truman of Grafton, was a
visitor in the city yesterday.
J. E. Waller and wife of Osnabrock,
were city visitors yesterday.
W. H. Story and wife, of Crystal,
are spending a few days in the city.
J. McDonald left yesterday for Win
nipeg where he will take in the fair.
James Twanley has gone to Fargo
the 8tate falr tor a
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1906.
An Edmore party consisting of M.
N. Sorbo, Miss Anna Sorbo and Mrs.
Peterson are visiting in the city.
of St. Johns, was a
visitor in the city between trains last
will visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hughes left
Shell Rock, Iowa.
Minneapolis and Mankato. They will
be absent three veeits,
S. Panovitz went over to Maple Lake
to 00k more
h'8 COtta*e wh'ch
curred day before yesterday.
Sheriff A. F. Turner reached home
yesterday from Bismarck, where with
fVan1? K- bUtie8'
he took a batch
Grand Forks county prisoners.
her sister, Fredrica Curtiss, in th!s city
ThnrnJ^Bht. she is on her way to St.
Thomas, where her mother resides.
Adolph Anderson and Sig Odlau
were passengers for the east las"eve',!
Ing. They expect to be absent about
W,H V,8,t ,n
cities before returning.
and Mrs. P. Lane
boU» of Thompson, were In the city •t
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