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'. s:.) s$rf 'i i• fiW-, Vi1 ni nUDAT, AVOTST THET RECOGNIZED moEnuj. Lively'Business Session of City Council With Plenty of Harmony. The city council met last night and disposed of a considerable amount of business. Alderman James JaTVls was present and was fully recognized as a member of the board. Sherlock and Bydahl were not present at the open ing of the meeting though Bydahl wandered In late in the session. When the council was called to or der the recorder gulped a few times as though swallowing a mallet and called the name of Jarvls as the al derman from the First ward. Three months' accumulation of mlnuteB were to be read and the recorder proceeded to the difficult task, and for mone than an hour the monotonous drawl of the same was relieved only by the blow ing of. the curfew whistle. In the mid dle of the agitation the recorder re marked as he wiped about four gal lons of presperation from his face, that it was warm. Jarvls suggested that h« reduce the speed. The min utes included those of .the broken back meeting at which the writ of prohibition of the supreme couit re straining the council from proceeding further in the ousting of Alderman Jarvls, and' the prior actions of »,be council in this matter, and on motion to approve the minutes iu a bulk Jar vis voted "no." The city attorney reported that he had conferred with the Merchants Na tional bank of St. Paul in reference to the Judgment which the batik holds against the city in the amount of $11, C73.66, and that the bank was willing to have a levy of 10 mills made in this and next year the money arising from this to be applied on the claim, and the balance to be »»:d in 1908. A resolution providing for this was adopted. The matter of arranging the flna'. price of the electr!c supplies which had been sold McGuire & Prather, and which had been Invoiced at 134!, was referred to Alderman Craig, Supt. Al lard and the city attorney. The trou ble is that the invoice seems to have been too high on some of the articles and the idea is to g-it the matter ad justed. Several sidewalk matters were con sidered, a couple of petitions being filed. The street commissioner re pciled that he had servol notice .on a nTiber of property owners to build side.walks or the city would proceed to do so at the expense of the owners and that this meant an extra cost to them. Craig called attenti9n to the raising of the grades and sidewalks at the Northern Pacific, and stated that the elevation of the grade had made it almost impossible to keep the proper end of the person on the walk. No action was taken in the matter. A petition was received from the residents of Seventh street asking for the establishment of a grade in that part of the city. It' was referred-, to the street committee with power to act. A petition was also presented asking for the building of a crossing from the powers corner to the corner of the burnt district on DeMers avenue was also referred to the street committee with power to act. The,reading of bills Is usually as dull and dry as the reading of the minuses but last night the occasion was. enlivened by two incidents out of the ordinary. One!, was the calling for the item in a bill in which Alder man Barlow was interested and the other was the suggestion of Jarvls Tinware, Etc. F. BRANDT, that he be paid tor eight months ser vices as alderman Instead of one. This came up on,the reading of the bills allowing him for one month service. He asked why he should not be al lowed $40 instead of $5. The recorder said he was. willing if the council agreed. Craig asked Collins whether or not Jarvls was legally entitled to the pay. during the time he has been kept out of his seat. and. as usual the attorney did not know. The president stated that he knew Jarvls did not want the money unless he was entitled to It, and on Jarvls' suggestion the matter went over without final action. The point was raised that if Jarvls was paid during the time Indicated the payment og Borchers was not legal and that a personal liability might attach to the aldermen. The report of the superintendent of the electric light plant showed that the earnings during the month of July were $207.16 more than the expenses. The bond of B. O. Paulsness in the sum of $3,000 for the faithful perform ance of his sewer contract' was ap proved. Collins wanted the certified check retained for a time but the sug gestion was not taken seriously. Craig called attention to the need of some changes in the Healy fran chise and announced that he would take the matter up at once. The council adjourned to meet Aug. 14, at which time the bids for the pur chase of the city bonds will be opened if any are tendered. Visiting: at Red Lake. Miss Nora Tessier went to Bed Lake Falls yesterday for a visit with friends. Shopping in the City. Mrs. L. Llndgeen of Northland is spending the day shopping in the city. Visited in jCountrjr. Mrs. H. Halton spent yesterday visiting friends in the country. It is needless to say the day was delight fully spent. Gallagher Estate Sale. The sale of the estate of the late Alexander Gallagher in the firm of Lynch & Gallagher will take place to day. A Correction. The Evening Times was in error yesterday in reference to the enter tainment of the Young Ladles' Guild of the Zion Lutheran church, as the event was to transpire this evening instead. The meeting will be held this evening and one of the most pleasant events of the season will be enjoyed. Anderson Pleads Guilty. Attorney Swanson of Grand Forks arrived in the city today from the city over the Red and straightway appear ed before Judge Watts in behalf of his client, Jolof Anderson, accused of raising a ten dollar check to "Fivti" dollars. Anderson was yesterday put on a seven hundred and fifty dollar bond but bond has not been furnished up to the trial this afternoon. Upon hearing the evidence in the case, Judge Watts passed a sentence of seven months In the penitentiary at Stillwater and the gentleman will be taken down in a few days. MORRIS PLEADS GUILTY. After Hard Fight Over Extradition Papers County Officers Win. "Blondy" Morris, the much wanted man who was brought back from Win nipeg about ten days ago by Sheriff Gonyea, plead guilty yesterday after noon in Judge Watt's court. Sentence was not passed upon him at that time, but-will be in a few days and he will probably receive a state's prison term. The conviction of MorriB is a great victory for County Attorney Maybury and Sheriff Gonyea and they deserve much credit for the successful way in which they have managed their case. W. H. Kelsey, real estate, has opened his hew office at 20 N. Fourth street Both phones, No. 20. He will do a general real estate business. Give him a call. HARDWARE Threshers Supplies Oils' General Hardware Builders Hardware In short everything pertain ing to hardware. Having recently added a complete stock of harness we are in position,to furnish the farm er with all his needs in this line. Call and inspect stock and prices. East Grand Forks It's In the Starching that makes Shirts from the Star laun dry stand hot weather, damp weather, any kind of weather so well. The shirts we do up keep their shape and polish the longest. We do all kinds of laun dry work well. Just try our work and And out how really good It Is. THE STAR LAUNDRY EAST GRAND FORKS. MINNESOTA Naw Machinery New BaUdinf Bat ol Ev*qr|hia| BILLINGS & KAISER. Proprietors Grand Forks Monument Works R. JEFFREY, Prop. Marble and Granite Mouments and Head Stones. Cemetery Fencing. All kinds of Foreign aid Domestic Granite. Snperb Styles and Designs. Residence Phone Trl-State M5M. Office Phone Trl*State SMS. 'Wk -Prt MACHINE MEN Immense Business Being Done .Over the State—Dealers Are on the Run. "Rushed to death," is the phrase which best describes the present con dition of the machine and harvester men of Fargo, Bays the Forum and the same conditions exist in Grand Forks. At this season of the year when trade along all other lines la dull and a calm is being experienced and enjoyed by the merchants and bankerB of the city following the strenuoslty and excite ment of fair week when business was rushing, the machinery men are at their busiest A visit to the various machinery houses shows that all are In a flurry and bustle of activity. Orders for new machines and accessories are pouring in by the dozen In every mall, and it keeps the whole force working over time to fill them. It is not unusual to see the office men In the different bouses burning the midnight oil as they straighten up accounts and write letters which they have not had time to attend to In the rush of the day's business. This Is always a rush time of year for the machinery men, but this sum mer the prospect of bumper crops has led to an immense Increase In the number of sales. The machinery men are almost too busy to talk, an unus ual condition of affairs, and are so hard pressed to fill their orders that during the past week they have not even had time to figure up their prof its. However, they are one and all cer tain that their business has shown a considerable increase oVer the high water mark record the' percentage of Increase being variously estimated at from 20 to 40 per cent. Although they have had no time to make particular inquiry regarding the crop conditions during the past two weeks and the agents in different parts of the state have been' too busy in most Instances taking orders to send in any detailed statements, those re ports which have been received are for the most part of a glowingly op timistic character. B. F. Weston of the Internatlonl Harvester Co., stated that all the re ports which are coming In from the agents of the company were very op timistic and indicated that the crop would be the biggest and best North Dakota has ever had. Oats and flax are particularly heavy. The only bad feature Is the report of some damage to blue stem wheat from rust, but this only affects certain localities and the durum wheat seems to be entirely free from the pest. A Famous Newspaper Man. William E. Curtis, the famous cor respondent of the Chicago Record Herald, writes a two-column letter for his paper every day in the year with out intermission. His powers of sus tained work are as great a marvel as his faculty of always -making his matter interesting. Probably no other newspaper correspondent in the coun try is read so regularly and eagerly by so many thousands of men and women as Mr. Curtis. Mr. Curtis fcas traveled several* times around the world, visiting every country under the sun, and writing a larger number of brilliant and interesting letters of travel than were ever before pro duced by' a single hand. Many of these have later been reprinted in book form. One of his latest expedi tions for the Record-Herald was through Mexico, resulting in a series of letters as entertaining as those he wrote a few years ago from India, Turkey and the Holy Land. His forth coming letters from Ireland, Russia and Germany will rival in importance and interest any of his previous con tributions. Beginning his career in Chicago as a reporter in 1872, Mr. Curtis rapidly rose to be managing editor. He resigned that position to accept a government appointment as secretary of the South American com mission. So brilliantly did he per form the duties of this office that James G. Blaine, secretary of state, placed him at the head of the bureau of American republics. At the world's fair In Chicago he distinguished him self as the executive bead of the Latin American department. He is a mem ber of almost every learned society in Washington and of many in Europe. It is not strange that the Record Herald prints Mr. Curtis' letter every day in. the first column of the front page, and that nothing but a California earthquake can displace it from that station of honor- While enjoying .an evening stroll, don't forget that F. J. Cummings, 10 Demers Ave., East Side, makes specialty of Ice Cream Sundays. Fine Ice Cream Parlors. Remember h* keeps Ice Cream Cones nloe and fresh A large soda fountain, and all good things for the palate—get the habit and come over—left hand aide as jroa go up town. Now That the Fair Is over, spend a week at the beautiful Lakeside hotel at Maple lake. Cheap fates for August. $7.00 per week for board and room. A. E. Logan, pro prietor. If we made a prayer every day it would'be to be delivered from the person going through life using the tremulo stop. Baije & Kerch, Leieei. Ctrl Kerch, MJr. 2 to A p, m. 7 to 11 p. m. NO. 123 DeMERS AVENUE PROGRAM FOR THIIBS.^ FRIDAY ft SATIIB. "May Day" "Ingenions Dauber" "Last Witch" lllutrated Soajt "When the Fields are White with Daisies" By HOWAID WILSON 'From Socialism to Nihilism' *'fhe Flat Dwellers" Admission 10 Gents CUMrea lor Alteraooa Ferlorauct, 8« ^5\JW $ .^.-j ... ii i' THE EVENING TIMES, GFAND FORKS, N. D. WHEAT The decline In wheat has been checked and a rally Is now in progress. The heavy short selling and the throw ing over of long wheat webelieve is over for a time at least. The heavy rains of the past week in the north west have caused considerable actual damage by lodging and laying wheat flat. The winds following these rains have been responsible for a lot of broken stalks and shelling. There are also grave fears now lest we have a wet harvest. In such an event, there would undoubtedly be a lot of grain lost by rotting, mildewing and sweat ing. There has been any number of re liable estimates made of the northwest epp this year and with but one or two exceptions, they have figured the spring wheat crop at from 10,000,000 under to 10,000,000 over last year. From our numerous private reports, we would place the spring wheat yield at about 200,000,000 bushels or the same as last year. Snow, the eminent Chicago statis tician says that the condition of the spring wheat on August 1st was 86.2 against 88.4 July 1st. He says the decrease Is mostly confined to the Dakotas where the rust and the failure of stpols to produce vigorously caused the lowering of the previous estimates. The statistical news is also a little more inclined to be bullish also. The visible supply east of the Rockies ac cording to Bradstreet last week, in creased but 1,578,000 bushels, while Europe's stocks decreased 600,000 bushels, making the grand world's stocks increase but 978,000 bushels, against last week's Increase of 1,516, 000 bushels. The world's shipments of wheat con tinue very small with America furnish ing the largest contribution by far. Last week they were only 8,640,000 bushels against 7,872,000 bushels the previous week and 9,008,000 bushels a year ago. The amount of wheat on ocean passage again showed a big SEA OF LIGHT Interesting Sight at Local 'Phone Office When Fire Alarm Rings. ".If you wish to witness an inter esting sight and to learn something of the curiosity of Orand Forks peo ple, you should be in the operating room Of our exchange when the fire whistle blows," said one of the ladies in the local exchange of the North western Telephone company this morning. "It certainly provides a strange view for the uniniated. The operating board is one blaze of small red lights, showing that hundreds of telephones are in use. Ninety-nine out of every hundred calls, which, by the way, come in by hundreds when" there is a fire, are for 'information.' They all wish to Unow where the fire is. Some are not satisfied with know ing the location of the fire—they want to know how much the damage will be, and one fellow the other day had the temerity to ask the operator if she knew how long it would take the department to put the fire out. Every time a patron of the exchange takes down his receiver to call, "cen tral," a little red light shows beside his number on the operating board at the exchange. At times of fire there are hundreds of culls, as noted above, and the operating board is a sea of little bright lights. The force of oper ators Is kept so busy that there isn't even time to breathe. The company keeps on "information department" and the young lady pre siding over this desk makes it her business to locate fires and supply an swers for other numerous questions which are constantly being propound ed. The telephone companies are very obliging in this particular and one can almost discover bow old Ann was by inquiring of the information depart ment. THE BRYAN RECEPTION. Arrangements an* Completed for Big Meeting in Sew York. Associated Pnm «o The Er»li| Times. New York, Au«. 10.—At a meeting of the executive committee of the William J. Bryan reception commit tee today, Thomas F. Smith was chos en recording secretary to serve at Madison Square Garden. Judge Feitner reported that an ef fort would be made to seat all state delegations as far as possible. Oeorge W. Sweeney, chairman of the committee on hotel arrangements, re ported that from what he had learned at least 500 persons will come from Nebraska. The executive committee has asked John C. Collins to call upon hotel men for subscriptions to the re ception fund. ... '.._r..^.r^ iJ •.: '. .... Large as were the weekly require ments abroad last year, they are said to be exceeded by something lik 100, 000,000 bushels the season now entered upon. Argentine is not likely to supply more than an average of 1,000,000 bushels weekly from now to January 1st next, India not above 1,000,000 bushels, the Danubian countries, which have excellent crops this year, prob ably 2,500,000 bushels, and Russia, which came close to keeping up an average of 4,000,000 bushels weekly last year might easily be wiped out of the account entirely for the season, under the present political condition in that uncertain empire. Australia need hardly be included, as that coun try's supply is giving evidence of prac tical exhaustion, but if it should sup ply 250,000 bushels weekly, the total thus suggested exclusive of America and Russia would amount to only 4,750,000 bushels. The world's weekly shipments from August 5th last year to December 30th, averaged 11,250,000 bushels which was entirely absorbed by the import ing nations, so that without including the very large additional supplies, they are reported to require this year, there remains 6,775,000 bushels to be fur nished by America and Russia, and WRITE FOR OUR DAILY MARKET LETTER LOCAL OFFICE: No. 16, Clifford Building, Grand Forks, N. D. Both Phones 400 F. B. WADSLEY, MffPftrfyr LAKE GENEVA Messrs. H. 0. Eaman and Earl Crary Return From T. M. C. A. Conference. H. O. Eaman, secretary of the local Y. M. C. A. boys' department, and Earl Crary, delegates to the Lake Geneva. Wis., conference of older boys and boys' work directors, have returned home and are busy recounting the pleasures of their visit. There were delegates to the number of 255 present, some coming all the way from California on the west, Ten nessee on the south, and Ohio on the east. The conference lasted through a couple of weeks and during that time many prominent speakers, among them the following, addressed the con vention: Governor Mickey, Nebraska C. W. Ober, New York city F. H. Burt and Walter M. Wood, Chicago C. A. Helm, Tokio, Japan, and C. D. Harvey, New York. There were sessions every morning from 8 to 10 for the boys' and for the men's department from 10 to 12. The afternoons were devoted to recreation. The Y. M. C. A. owns land and main tains a number of tents on the shores of Lake Geneva, which is a beautiful sheet of water about 10 miles long and the summer home of many Chicago millionaires. There were exhibited at the confer ence printing and photographic work from Y. M. C. A.'s all over the middle west. The Grand Forks exhibit, it is reported, was the largest and most unique. Next year the local Y. M. C. A. hopes to send fully eight members. Messrs. Eaman and Crary, who went this year, report a delightful time and a most successful conference. THE SI'l.TAN SUI.KS. Unwilling to Receive Ambassador Leishman In Official Capacity. Associated Pnn The Btnlif Timra. Washington, Aug. 10.—Since the ar rival of John G. A. Leishman, the new ambassador to Turkey, In Constanti nople several weeks ago, the state de partment has had no advices whatever from him and it is assumed here that the sultan of Turkey Is still unwilling to receive Leishman in his ambassa dorial capacity. The elevation of the American mission to Constantinople from the legation to an embassy was distasteful to the sultan, who has taken no action to raise the Turkish legation in Washington to an em- David Whitehead of Elmore, Canada, was arrested by custom officers at Sherwood, charged with selling eight dozen eggs without having paid the duty of five cents per dozen. RAINS IN NORTHWEST Great Fears—A Wet Harvest Would Mean die Loss of KMUnnq in Wheat FOREIGN SITUATION IS BECOMING ACUTE PRODUCTION OF CURED HEATS EXCEEDS THE DEMAND decrease and now totals only 27,688, 000 bushels against 28,382,000 bushels the previous week, and 34,450,000 bushels the year before. A Chicago newspaper has the follow ing to say about the Russian situation: The famine now existing in twenty four provinces is verv calamltlous, and 12,000,000 to 20,000,000 people must be fed,'and that the government must also furnish them seed for next year. This authority also states over the signature of its Russian corres pondent, that the total yield of the fifty provinces of Russia last year was less than 50 per cent of normal, and that this year, according to official re turns, tt will be smaller. He adds that these terrible facts have been successfully concealed both from the emperor and the public. failure of the latter country, would leave nearly 7,000,000 bushels for this country to supply weekly. With our very large crop which is as yet uncertain, it is very Improbable that we shall have any such immense surplus to spare. In view of these facts and many others too numerous to mention, it seems to us that the short side is a vwy dangerous one to follow at this time. We believe that conditions are about ripe for a good advance and think pur chases of September or December wheat at present low levels will prove highly profitable. CORN Market for corn has been inclined toward firmness in the past week's trading. The rather liberal rains of the past few days while relieving the late corn to a certain extent, were nevertheless too late to help the early corn. The bears who predicted that receipts would increase this week, have switched and are now arrayed on the buying side, on the failure of arrivals to show any material .tendency In that direction. For the present we believe that it will be largely a ques tion of weather in this market. The greater part of the corn country has undoubtedly received sufficient rain to carry the corn that is not too far gone, out of danger for the time being, but it must not be forgotten that In the course of its growth, the plant has to encounter not only the possi bilities of damage from extreme heat, but also what might arise from pre mature cold of no great intensity. The heated term is not bridged en tirely and the other is still a matter of possibly six weeks farther exten sion into its immature condition. In the meanwhile there will be plenty of sharp breaks and equally sharp rallies and we think that purchases on the breaks will prove very profitable for quick scalps or for permanent in vestments. (INCORPORATED) Dealers In= STOCKS GRAIN=PROVISIONS Fifth and Robert Sts., St. Paul, Minn. Minneapolis, Minn. Duluth, Minn. Aberdeen, S. D. Winnipeg, Man. Grain & Stock Go. WAS A CANARD Story of Drowning of Tom Kennedy and Dave Moor head Was a Hoax. The report in circulation here dur ing the past week or more that Thos. Kennedy and D. Moorhead, both of this city, were drowned in the Sas katchewan river, Canada, a fortnight since, has turned out to be simply nothing more or less than a canard. Dr. Irwin and others of this city have been investigating and bave learned that the story had its origination in Grand Forks and was started for the purpose of "scaring" a certain party. Dr. Irwin has heard through the Canadian mounted police that Ken nedy atad Moorhead are both safe and sound. INVESTIGATION John Haverland Being Ex amined This Afternoon for Alleged Insanity. Chief of Police Lowe this morning filed a complaint of insanity against John Haverland, a prisoner in the county jail serving a thirty-day sen tence for disorderly conduct and using abusive and threatening language. Haverland, it will be recalled, is the fellow who has been threatening per sonal harm to County Attorney Wine man and members of the local police force for causing his arrest some months ago. The board of insanity commissioners is engaged this afternoon at press hour in examining into the condition of the fellow. He has been conduct ing himself rather queerly for two or three weeks past. THE GRAND JURY SEEMS DAZED Associated Press to The Bvralif Times. New York, Aug. 10.—As a result of the investigations of the cases of alleged rebating by railroads the United States grand jury today re turned six indictments. They are said to be dazed on the rebating on sugar. I'. 8. TREASURY STATEMENT. Associated Press to The Bvealig Times. Washington, Aug. 10. Today's statement of the treasury balances in the general fund exclusive of the $150,000,000 gold reserve' shows: Available cash balances, $182,899. 346 gold coin and bullion, $105,340, 533 gold certificates,-'$44,493,660. PAGE FIVE PROVISIONS Prices for the products have been Inclined to be heavy. Receipts con tinue large at all packing centers and consumptive demands do not begin to keep pace with the production of the manufactured article. Foreign 'markets come lower with clock like regularity. Packing inter ests deal out their offerings with a liberal hand and on little rallies that occur from time to time on short cov ering and commission house buying. Meat and lard shipments continue to run from 40 to 60 per cent under those of a year ago. Considering the attitude of the large packing interests and lack of public interest, we believe that sales of Sep tember or December pork on the bulges will net the seller handsome profits before the expiration of the option. FLAX Trading in flax has been very limit ed. About the only feature in the past week has been the covering of disgusted shorts, who have become discouraged and closed their trades and transferred their active operations to the grain pits. Receipts are large, being several times those of a year ago. Stocks are increasing everywhere. Crop reports continue excellent and the late rains, that have hurt the chances of wheat and oats, have been of great benefit to flax. The linseed qil business is at a standstill and prices for oil are de clining steadily. With a continuance of present fine promises for the growing crop and no improvement in domestic demands for the seed, we believe that prices will work considerably lower. WORKING DOGS Canines Entered in Field Trials Being Taught the "Gibson Walk." There will be a fine string of dogs entered in the forthcoming North Da kota Field Trials association's annual meet, which opens at the course near Larimore Sept. 11. Upwards of fifty 'swell' canines have been listed in the different events and birds are reported to be numerous. Louis Weller, a professional trainer of dogs, has for the last three weeks, up till a week ago, been camped on the course, training a string. He has between seventeen and twenty in the bunch, and some of them are very likely "lookers," with their summer millinery and "Gibson stride." They are great "stalkers'," every last one ot them. The latter part of last week Mr. Weller moved his camp to a place near Ojata, where he Is completing the working out of the dogs. The entries for the annual trials do. not close until the week of the meet when a number of dogs that are entered in the Winnipeg trials are ex pected here to try for the mun. Some first class prizes and purses have been hung up, prizes sufficiently large to be worth going after. The program for the trials which will last through two days has already been published In' these columns. It includes events in which any dog may enter and events open only to dogs of members of the association. More interest is manifest this year than was ever the case, and It is expected that a large number of sportsmen from here and elsewhere will be on hand when the trials come off. THE DEFUNCT BANK DIRECTORS ARE SUED Special to The Bmtac Times. Minot, Aug. 10.—G. W. Swords, re ceiver of the defunct Mlnot National bank, commenced suit today in the United States circuit court against E. B. Page of Leeds, C. T. Studness and A. H. Noltimier, both of Churchs Fer ry, to recover $2,500 from each. They were directors of the defunct bank and the complaint alleges that they knowingly took that amount from the bank funds in payment for stock sold to J. A. Erickson, president of the bank, who is now serving time at Sioux Falls. The pennant of the Northwest-Da kota baseball league was won by Tagus. There was a tie between that city and Willlston, and In the final game the score was 4 to 5.