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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1906.
Charles Wallander, Prominent Hofflund, N. D. Farmer Met Death Friday. FOUND 2 HOURS AFTER. Was Crawling Through Barb Wire Fence—Gun jfawmmr Became Caught. Special to The Rrailn Times. Williston, N. D., Oct. 6.—Charles Wallander, a prominent farmer re siding near Hofflund, N. D. was shot and killed yesterday through the ac cidental discharge of a shotgun. The entire side of his face was blown off. It seems that Wallander was on his way to his pasture and was in the act of crawling through a barb wire fence, when the hammer of the gun caught and when released, caused the load in one of the barrels to be discharged. Death must have been instantane ous. The remains were not found for two or three hours after the accident. The deceased leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss. The funeral was held today and was attended by numerous of the neigh bors and friends^of the deceased. mm OFFWpiE "FWE0" Holla People Stirred Over Report of Bloody Murder—Corpse Xot Found. A few days ago a telephone message was received at Rolla from Dunselth stating that a half-breed named Louis Belgarde had been murdered near Thorne and requesting the coroner,' sheriff and state's attorney to hold the inquest. They left at once for the scene of the supposed murder. Excite ment at Rolla and elsewhere was In tense, the report following so closely the homicide of the preceding Sunday. The officers hastened to the scene of the reported murder, but the nearer they got to the place the less reliable became the information. After fol lowing the bloodless train until late in the afternoon they all rounded up at Fisher and decided to give up the hunt. Someone who had come a long distance to learn the particulars of the crime urged Mr. Bateson to pro ceed with the inquest. The state's at torney advised the man to find the body of Belgrade or kill someone, ab it was absolutely necessary to have a corpse in all legal procedures of that character. This view of the case be came popular immediately, and the company dispersed. Where the report originated is not yet determined. IRE HAIOBIUS IjUJBOIISMHITIGE City Employment Bureaus Distribute Dodgers In Search for Men.-' The passenger trains entering the. city are packed to the doors with lum ber jacks and threshers, returning either to the woods or to their homes. Although the threshing season is al most over, there has been very little let-up in the demand for labor in this city where so many laborers for the fields have been secured. The rail roads are crying for more men to do construction work and the employment bureaus are hard pressed to supply the demand. Although help of all kinds was at a premium all' through the month, there were about 400 persons furnished em ployment during September by the Grand Forks employment bureau which is almost 100 more than the number a year ago. Of these 38 gave their resi dence as Duluth S3 inside the limits of Minnesota, and 139 came from other states. A number of those fur nished employment were women but FOR STATE'S ATTORNEY VOTE FOR B. WINEMAN HOLLISTER'S Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets A Buiy Medicin* for Buiy People. Brines OoMen Health and Renewed Vigor. A specific for Con«tt notion. Indigestion. Liver and Kidney troubles. Pimples. Eczema, Impure Blood, Bad Hrcuth, Sluggish Dowels. Hendache ud Baekbehe. It* Rocky Mountain Tea in tab let torn. 16 cents a box. Genuine made by HOIXIBTKB DBUO COUPANT, Madison, Wis. GOLDEN NUG0ETS FOR SALLOW PEOPLE the majority were men who were wanted by the railroads for construc tion work or for contract work here in the city. There has never been such a demand for workmen right here in Grand Forks as exists at the present time and there are about three people look ing for every man out of a Job. This Is partly due to the fact that the fall rush in the wholesale trade is Just beginning and many men are needed to assist in handling the Immense stocks of goods which are being re ceived. One big ficm Just moving into a new building had' to' apply- to the labor bureau for-the first time in its history for assistance In securing men. Heretofore they had always had plenty of workmen In reserve for the rush season. There is also a great demand for laborers on contract work in this city. There is the usual scarcity In domes tic help and according to 4he orders at the local bureau, several good cooks and girls for private families can se cure good places for the asking. FHMERS NOTES JtRE FALLW6 WE Consequently Bank Clerhn ar# Rushed —Prosperous Time of the Year. Bankers and bank clerks-are sigh ing for the balmy breezes of spring. They .claim they are overworked at ttals season of the year. One of the clearing house clerks employed in the St. John's block said today that when summer swung around again he was going to play "wise" and make up for the work he is now trying to do. He says he will show up about 10 o'clock and quit at 5 and even then he ex pects to_have considerable time left over from this "fall and winter. This part of the season is the bustl ing time for local banks and in fact for banks all over the state. About the 1st of October a greater amount of money falls due than at any other time of 4he year, everything relying' on the outcome of the crqps. Farm ers always try to have notes fall duo after threshing time for they are then generally able to meet them. Just about now the income from the crops is being paid and after paying off the threshers they have a clear field for the bank and for this reason when a note to a farmer is issued the date of forfeiture is generally made for the month of October? More money Is passing through the bankers' hands than at any dther time of the year. THIS WIDE WORLD. Very small are the armies of some of the little governments of Europe. That of Monaco comprises seventy five .carbineers, the same number of guards and twenty firemen. The army of Luxemburg has 135 gendarmes, 170 volunteers and thirty-nine musicians, but the law provides that in time of war the volunteers may be tempor arily increased to 250. In the republic of San Marino compulsory military service prevails, the result being that an army of 950 men and thirty-eight officers can be summoned to the colors. One company of sixty men forms the army on a peace footing. German authorities are finding the Polish school children in the eastern provinces to be more than their match. Those children who resist the efforts of the teachers to compel them to speak German during religious in struction are hailed as heroes, and other children are fired to emulate their example. One little fellow, who was laid over a chair by two teach ers and soundly "strapped" for dis obedience, cried out, "You may whip me as much as you like, but you will not force me to pray in German." A Glasgow business house Has re ceived a communication from Bagdad, Turkey, dated Aug. 6, which says: "The European mail due here on July 20 has not reached Bagdad, as the post carrier's camel is said to have escaped while he was sleeping, and it is supposed to have perished in the desert. Consequently the mall is lost." I S. I FORGET. When turn to my youth for the pleasure it gave, Not a thing from the lap of old Fortune ,.I crave Not a care have- 1 then for the days yet to come, And my daily companion, Sir Fretful, sits dumb, And I, hear, twenty wags, if I hear even one, All inviting nie back to partake of the fun. With this all before mo I throw down my cane And leave the rough highway for young lovers' lunfe— forget crippled joints and lumbago of bock, I forget sixty years drag along on my track, And 1 join in the gay crowd, the gayest by half, Swing round on one he61 Sand bend double to laugh. I forget that my head shines as bright as new tin. That my remnant of cheek has grown faded and thin. That my hand Is unsteady as firmly I grasp The hand of some fellow our friendship to clasp—• I forget politics and the weather and For the shin-dig is on in the old village hall. It makes mo forget I'm alone on the sea. With a half-broken plank 'twixt the bottom and me, For youth is the mainmast and love la the sail. While courtship and smack bear me on through tho gale And I'm gay as the rest in the mirth ol the danco While the night glides away like an hour of a trance. And the lass at my side is the belle of the ball Who keeps even step in her whirl round the hall. While with rattle of heel and with tripple-touch toe We "alleitKindc left" to the swing of tho bow, Till onward and on like the flow of a stream We finish tho "breakdown" with— somebody's dream. Then I wake and review all the strug gles and strife In my long promenade to the break down of life: And I laugh at the thought of my being placed back Full two-score of years on life's vary ing track— For, what with bald head and lumbago and all. Would It pay to plod back for the belle of the ball? —FLOYD D. RAZE. Reflections of a Bachelor. New York Press: A girl gets much more offended if you call hugging squeezing. A man couldn't make much money collecting the rewards for virtue. The devil was awful smart to pick out a business where he couldn't fall. A college education costs enough to support a boy if he' didn't have it. A man can exercise some contral over children if they are somebody else's. No matter how much a widow once knew, she is willing to learn it all over again. Women have the remarkable faculty of growing mature without growing any older. FOR P. M.'S Kl H._ Congressmen Gronna and'Mar shall Announce Their Selections. IN DEPARTMENT OF N. D. Nominations For Midshipmen In U. S. Navy—The New Pensions. t. The following pensions have just been granted by the department at Washington to North Dakotanst at be A a $ 8 T. L. Richmond, Minnewaukan, $12. T. W. Tanker, Carplo, $8. Ellen Starey, Barrie, $8. Anna Vault, Bowbells, 18. J. P. Smith Granville, $12. F. Waltlier, Berthold, $10. A. T. Crowl, Dickinson, $8. Jag. Holean, Bowbells, $6. Jas. Marshall, Streeter, $10. Conrad Oertll, Chaffee, $8. Sirs. Mary Peake, Valley City, $8. F. IV. Wade, Kenmare, $12. S. B. Vaughn, Welby, $12. J- Kirkendall, Baqual, $8. I*. M.'H Appointed. The following new postmasters for this state have be$n appointed upon the recommendation of Congressmen Gronna and Marshall: Exeter, Emmons county. Jos. Sch maltz, postmaster. Grano, Ward county, H. A. Hanson. Gaines, Oliver county, J. 0. Luken. The following new postoflices have been established: Plaza, Ward county, V. L. Shaw, postmaster. The following have been dis continued: Sergius, Bottineau county. Soper, Cavalier county, supplied from Fairdale. Fish lake, Benson county, supplied from Maddock, Albert, Benson county, supplied from Maddock. I The following are the recommenda tions to date: P. L. Kermott for postmaster at Sheyenne, Eddy county. Mlna Huntzinger for postmaster at Hidden wood, McLean county. L. A. Newgard for postmaster at Fallen, Morton county.' Mrs. Hattie Shortt for postmaster at Darling, McLean county. C. S. Cordes for postmaster at Cordes, Oliver county. E. S. Powell for postmaster at Brins made, Benson county. Mrs. Mary L. Clark for postmaster at Janesberg, Morton county. J. H. Paiement for postmaster at Olga, Cavalier county. W. P. Strong for postmaster at Mc Lean, Cavalier county. Mina C. White for postmaster at Amy, McHenry county. E. J. Horsman for postmaster Dunselth, Rolette county. W. G. Newton for postmaster at Easby, Cavalier county. K. N. Thorwaldson for postmaster at Hallson, Pembina county. J. C. Johnstone for postmaster at Ashley, Mcintosh county. Almont, Morton county, for estab lishment, E. Templeton, postmaster. Spangler, Rolette county, for re establishment, J. G. Hathaway, post master. Weller, McLean county, for discon tinuance. New OflKeen. The following are applications on file for establishment of new offices with name of prospective postmasetrs: Schang, Ward County, T. L. Tor kildson. Garden, McKenzie county, P. G. Arnstad. Wilson, Kidder county, W. P. Wil son. Brookbank, Ward county, Wm. Glbb. R. F. JtoalM. Following are new R. F. D. appli cations: Minot, Ward county, to extend south east. Blaisdell, Ward county, to extend south. Navy Candidate*. Congressman Gronna has selected Mr. Harold J. Nelson of Fargo, N. D., as his nominee (1907) for first alter nate to enter the United States navy as midshipman from North Dakota, Thos. Lindland of Sykeston (formerly selected as first alternate) failing on account of the age limit. DECREES OF W SOPHOMORES Each Freshman Officially Notified to Obey Without Question the Suggestions Offered. Hot baths will not kill a certain class of people, according to a sign outside a DeMers avenue cafe, which •reads: "Live boiled lobsters." The placard is misleading, however, be cause the lobs do not live up to ,the announcement. Sophomore decrees wont rule fresh men either, although placards to that H. L. Carroll, Des Moines. Ia., is in the city for a few days looking after his land interests in this county. Mr. Carroll is one of the largest real es tate dealers in the west and handleB lands from the Canadian border to Texas and from the middle states to the coast. He is therefore thoroughly qualified to speak of the value of lands in the Red river valley and to compare their worth with that of other sections of the country. Speaking on this point he says that if the lands in the valley were given one-fourth the advertis ing attention those in Canada are re THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. effect have been pasted promiscuously about the city by the enterprising sophs. The work was done last night and the freshies have been scouring the city all day in search of remaining posters. A portion of the bill-of-fare reads as follows: Don'tn for Babe*. 1. Don't stare at the girls. 2. Don't speak to a girl unless spoken to. 3. Don't drink from the finger bowl. 4. Don't eat pie.1t sours on a fresh stomach. 5. Don't forget Mellin's Food. 6. Don't use the celery for but 'tonlera. 7. Don't use the tablecloth for vour "bib, 8. Don't spit through your teeth. 9. Don't smoke corn cake. 10. Don't chew Peerless, chew a rattle. 11. Don't fail to court Orpheous be fore nine. 12. Don't blow out the gas. Dated this 6th day of October, A. D. 1906, University of N. D. IEMIS COURTS MIE HI DRILY OSE Town and Country Club Courts Very Popular—Matters of Finance. The fine weather of the last fort night has brought the crowd of ten nis enthusiasts out from their seclu sion and the past week has been the boom week of the season on the courts. At all times of the day the four courts have been crowded to their capacity, everyone evidently trying to get in his best "licks" before winter sets in The courts are in excellent shape, even better than at the first of the year. One of the surprises of the week was given when Captain Farnsworth, who has been visiting in the city, donned a suit and visited the courts. The captain when stationed in this city several years ago was one of the cracks of the state, and, al though he has played but little in the last four years, it seems that he has lost little of his old-time form. When the courts were stationed at the cor ner of Reeves and Fourth avenue, where R. H. McCoy's magnificent resi dence now stands, Captain Farnsworth repeatedly captured the banner. The doughty captain says that a couple or years spent in the cold regions of Alaska and a couple of years sojourn in the Philippine islands doesn't help the tennis player much. The Town and Country club, which owns the tennis courts, had a very suc cessful season this year in every re I spect, save that of finances. The club was operated at ai loss of several thousand dollars, and to make up this deficit four prominent citizens of the city donated $500 apiece. These four public spirited men are Alvin Robert son, Walker Smith, W. K. Xa'sh and J. E. Clifford. TESTIFIED. Prosecution in Perjury Case Against Loring Jordon Will Rest Today. It is more than proable that the case against Loring W. Jordan, who is being tried in the United States district court at Fargo on the charge of perjury, will be in the hands of the defense today, as the prosecution has about concluded the examination of witnesses. United States Commissioner Blais dell occupied- the stand the greater part of yesterday and the testimany that he gave was most important, as it was before him that Jordan made his affidavit. On cross examination the defense endeavored to bring out the fact that Blaisdell was acting in two capacities for Jordan in making out the paper. The claim is that he served as his attorney as well as court commissioner in the proceed ings. The contention was made that the affidavit in the case was never published. If such was a fact it im paired the legality of the transaction. It was then claimed that it would be impossible for perjury to grow out of such la cage. It may be necessary to hunt up the files of the paper in which the notioe appered, which will take some time. A special agent of the government who collected evidence in the case occupied the stand and told what 'con ditions he found on the claim of Jor dan, which is located out from Portal. Farmers in the vicinity testified as to when they had seen Jordan residing on the land. Just what line the defense will fol low has not been revealed. SOIL SURVEYS. Work in Williams County Completed and Further Plans Are Made For Hettinger County. Thomas B. Rice, who has been spending the summer making a soil survey of a number of townships in Williams county, passed through Grand Forks yesterday on his way to Fargo, having completed his work in the neighborhood of Williston. He has made a thorough examination of the soil, paying particular attention to its qualities and endeavoring to dis cover what kind of crops it was best adapted to raise The investigations were made as a part of the work be ing done by the department of agri culture and Mr. Rice is preparing a report embodying the results of his investigations which should prove of great interest to the people of North Dakota, particularly those residing in or owning land in the northwestern part of the state. In continuation of his work Mr. Rice intends to make a similar sur vey of the lands in Oliver and Het tinger counties which are just be ing settled up. He will leave in a few days for the west to make a pre liminary survey and will finish the work there next summer. Why Valley Land Won't Sell For $80 Per Acre ceiving they would be selling on the market today for $80 an acre. He bases this estimate upon the produc tive value of lie lands compared with those of the older settled |ortions ol' the middle west which are selling for that price and aliove. For instance in Iowa lands are selling around the $100 mark and the crops realized are not as profitable one year with another as they are from the lands in this valley. One thing which might be worth considering is the fact that the con stant agitation of the matter of drain age and the annual drainage conven tions which have been held in the val ley have given the outside world the MO E SUPPER III Local Bfail Carrier Has Cover ered 63,000 Miles In 14 Years of Service. CARRIER SYSTEMS GROW Receipts of Local P. 0. $41, 977.95 Expense For Sal aries $13,233.92. Crookston claims to have a man in the carrier service of the postoffice who has walked a distance of 31,500 miles in the seven years in which he has made the rounds of the city. This man is W. H. Norrle, and he has fig ured the distance to a foot. This is enough, if he had walked In a straight line, to have brought him entirely around the globe and to have given him a good start on the second lap. Grand Forks has this record beaten in several places. There are at least half a dozen carriers that have served out seven years on the local postoffice force, although but one man of the old guard remains. This man is Frank Gilby. Mr. Gilby has been in the car riers' department something like 14 years. In this fourteen years, figur ing the 15 miles a day, he would have walked a distance of 63,000 miles or twice around the world and supper in Hong Kong, China, tonight. The carriers' system was inaugurat ed in this city about 16 or 17 years ago, but with the exception of Mr. Gilby, none of the eld guard remain. The system in its infancy required but one man to perform the duty, but from this one carrier the department has grown until now six carriers are need ed and in most parts of the city mail is collected and distributed three times a day. There are at present employed at the local postoffice about twenty per sons, with gross receipts to the gov ernment of $41,977.95. The clerk hire in the office alone, counting the money order clerks, amounts to the sum of $7,826.67, or about 18 per cent of the gross receipts. The free de livery costs the government $5,407.25, or 13 per cent. The net receipts to the government was therefore $28, 744.03. WSURMCE MATTERS DISCUSSED Local Agent Refutes Statements of Willson of the Bathgate Pink Paper. A local insurance man who was dis cussing the recent report published by the Bathgate Pink Paper in relation to the profits of the Insurance com panies in this state, called the atten tion of an Evening Times representa tive to the fact that an examination of the official records, during the fif teen years preceding 1905, would show that the losses to the insurance com panies in this state were larger than the total insurance premiums paid in. This is in fact the only fair method of determining the losses and possible incomes. No fair-minded man would accept the plan adopted by Mr. Will son in reaching tlie conclusions which he did, when he knew as Willson did, he having been an agent himself, that they were misleading and that the con clusions which must be based upon them were false. The gentleman also stated that the insurance rates in the state as a whole had been materiallv reduced during the period indicated. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IS GROWING Department Started at the I'nlversity a Year Ago Shows Healthy Growth—tlie Faculty. The school of medicine at the uni versity shows a very healthy growth for a new departure in this state. Last year, the first year of its existence, two students were enrolled. This year there are already 8 members en rolled in the medical school and sev eral others are expected to enter with in a few weeks. The school was founded on the be lief that many young men and young women of North Dakota prefer to do as much of their medical work at home as possible, and to this end, the first two year's of a best medical impression that the lands in the val ley are not of any value unless there is a large and expensive drainage system inaugurated. The truth is that one year with another the crops do not fail oftener in this section than I elsewhere But this fact is not given I to the outside world and the result is that the men who might otherwise locate in this valley rush 011 to the 1 Canadian wilds and pay $15 to $20 per acre for land a hundred miles from the railroad, where it will be impos sible to market the crops for several years at least—a sufficient time to pay for a Red river valley farm out of the profits of the land itself. course are all that are offered as yet, the intention of the trustees being not to offer the full four year's course un til the clinial facilities of the institu tion are adequate to the demand of the advanced professional work given during the last two years of advanced medical work. It is quite possible that the full course will be offered next year, but this step is not ex pected until the following year. The faculty of the medical college is as follows: Webster Merrifield, M. A., president Melvin A. Brannon, Dean, bacteriology and embryology John Macnie, M. A.. French Earle J. Babcock, B. S. chem istry Joseph Kennedy, M. A., philo sophy Vernon P. Squires, M. A., Eng lish John Tinglestad. M. A., German Elwyn F. Chandler, M. A. mathema tics G. Walter Stewart, Ph. D., phy sics H. M. Wheeler, M. D. surgery J. Duncan Taylor, M. D., pathology August Eggars, M. D., medicine Archie Leete McDonald, M. D., an atomy and physiology J. G. Sweet land, Jr., M. D. hygeine. REPUBLICANS TOIEET IT MMNEL T. F. McC'ue and E. H. Wright Will Deliver the Speeches—A Rally In Wulle Township. Arrangements have been made by the republican central committee for a big rally to be held tonight in the town of Manvel, 12 miles north of this city. T. F. McCue, the candidate for attorney general on the ticket, and Hon. E. H. Wright, a prominent at torney of Fargo, will deliver the speeches. After the meeting there will be a banquet and a thorough good time is anticipated by all. The county central committee has arranged for a rally at Salomonson's school house in Walle township on Thursday, October 11, and at the cen tral school in Bentru township on Fri day, October 12. Good speakers will be present at each of these meetings. All of the rallies will be held in the evening. RIEHOEM) FREEjOFMORDER CHIME Kollette County Man Who Shot Indian Policeman Discharged From Custody, Turtle Mountain Star: The prelim inary hearing of Albine Riendeau, who shot and killed Alex Poitras Sunday evening, September 23, was had last Friday before Justice of the Peace E. E. Fee. in the town hall. State's Attorney Bateson appeared for the state and C. R. Gailfus and John Burke for the defendant. The hearing lasted all day. Several witnesses both for the state and the defense were exam ined, and the case was stubbornly fought on both sides. In his argu ment at the close of the testimony, Mr. Burke cited numerous cases involv ing self-defense where practically the same conditions existed as in this case. Every point in controversy was cov ered by the cases cited, and at the conclusion of the* arguments, Justice Fee dismissed the case, and the de fendant was given his liberty. The de cision meets with popular'approval. I HMtSON DIEOJISIFTERM Came Here From St. Paul Six Week's Ago—Cancer of Throat Cause of Death. Ed. Hanson, a young man who came to the city six weeks ago from St. Paul died this afternoon at the home of his brother Chris. Hanson, 606 N. 5th street. Mr. Hanson had been sick for over 9 months' with cancer of the throat from which he died today. He is a married man and leaves a wife and family to mourn his death. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon. Mankato Free Press: A new story, which does not need a diagram, re lates that a boy said that he knew the name of the beau sister had in the parlor last night. It was George Don't. He had heard her call him George Don't a dozen times or more. ADDITIONAL SOCIETY. •. Mrs. Olive Ward of Grand Forks is the guest of Hillsboro friends this week. Miss Harris of Bathgate. X. D.. is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Corry. This evening there will be a dance at the Armory at the university, the first of the season. —$*— Mrs. C. J. Murphy is entertaining a large company at cards this afternoon, complimentary to Mrs. J. C. LeBeau. —$— Miss Marion Mercer the talented little child elocutionist is here from Larimore the guest of Mr. R. M. Bushee's family. It is announced that Mr. John A. Honey will move his family here from Edmore, N. D. shortly. They will be weclomed socialy. Mrs. \V. H. Woods "chicken dinner" at the Hotel Dakota Monday evening, a pleasant affair at which covers were laid for sixteen. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kelley who have been guests of Mrs. Kelley's brother. Mr. Joseph Robinson and family on North Eighth street for three weeks will return to their home in Dauotin, Ontario on Monday. Mr. N. B. Black's family from St. Paul will be a welcome addition soci aly. Mrs. Black is a highly cultured woman, and her daughte'r a very ac complished musician. They will oc cupy apartments in the New Hamp shire block. Notice of the approaching marriage of one of our most prominent young laides Miss Etta O'Hara to an equally prominent and popular young towns man City Auditor M. William O'Connor next Wednesday, is of interest. The wedding will be a quiet one and takes place 111 Superior. They will make their home in Grand Forks. About twenty of the young people gathered together and perpetrated a pleasant suprise 011 Mis§ Mabel Robin son at her home on North Sixth street Friday evening. They carried with them delicious refreshments and the evening was happily spent in games and music. At the home of Mrs. W. W. Fegan on Friday, Mrs. Fegan and Mrs. Carl (iowran entertained at cards compli mentary to Mrs. J. C. LeBeau. Dainty refreshments were served and the prizes awarded to Mrs. Robert Camp- I PAGE FIVE SUPT. J. F. H'Ui'S 1906 SCHOOL RETORT A Complete History of the Schools of Grand Forks County. 6,387 PUPILS ENROLLED State School Apportionment Received During Year $53,597.45. County Superintendent McLain has completed his annual report of the schools of Grand Forks county, from^ which the following interesting items» have been culled: There are 114 school districts in the county, two hav ing been discontinued during the year.. The county has 15 graded schools', making the actual number of depart ments in all schools 228. Two school houses for ungraded schools were built during the year, making the total, number in the county 153, having a seating capacity of 8,466. There are 91 libraries having 8,089 volumes, of which number 899 were added this: year. Of these, 4,109 volumes were loaned and read. One hundred schools* supply the text books for the pupils at a cost last year of $919.55. Seventy six schools observed Arbor day, plant ing 405 trees, making the total num ber of trees growing on school house lots 3,710, besides eight schools which have natural groves. The number of visits to the schools by patrons was 1,935, by directors 327, and by the county superintendent 175. The num ber of boys enrolled in the county dur ing the school year was 3,198, and the number of girls, 3,197, making a total of 6,393. Sixty-one schools had seven month terms or more, 32 had six months, 12 had five months, three had four months, two had three months, one had two months and one, one month. The average cost of tuition per pu pil was $3.72. The number of male teachers employed was 35 and female, 239. The average salary of the former was $69.83 per month, and of the lat ter, $44.63 The whole amount paid tie teachers, $80,974.55, and the expense of other'school officers was $6,486.40. The amount of warrants outstanding for all purposes is $11,106.77. The amount of cash on hand at the begin ning of the year was $37,609.92. The amount received during the year from the state apportionment was $53, 597.46 from the county fund, $7,172.68 from taxes levied, $108,517.29 from other sources, $8,435.48. There are 187 unexpired teachers' certificates. During the year there was issued 15 first grade, 130 second grade and 42 third grade certificates. At the present time there are 11 first, 115 second and 57 third grade certifi cates in force and 47 permits. ST. THOHHS' PHONE CO. MER6ER A deal has been consummated by which the St. Thomas local telephone exchange will be consolidated with the Home Improvement company. This consolidation will be of great advan tage to both the Home Improvement company and the St. Thomas exchange, as it will give the St. Thomas people stock in a dividend paying company, and a first-class telephone service, and enlarge the earning capacity of the Home Improvement company consid erably. A central office and switch board will be put in at St. Thomas as soon as the material for the work can be secured. bel land Mrs. J. B. Wineman. There were a number of out of town guests. Invitations were issued by Mrs. Ad die L. Wilson for the wedding of her daughter, Miss Alice Wilson, to Frank Roy Scott at Fargo. The ceremony will take place at the home of the bride's mother, 508 Fourteenth street south, on Wednesday. Oct. 17. After the wedding the young couple will take a bridal trip and they will be at home after Nov. 2. The birthday social given by the Presbyterian ladies at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kelsey Friday evening was a very successful affair and some over fifty-five dollars goe& into the treasury as the result. A good program was rendered and es pecially pleasing was the readings of Miss Adelaide Patterson. Refresh ments were served and there was a very good attendance. .Mr. W. P. Wilson and daughter, Miss I Edith*, father and sister of Mrs. F. N. Black at Brinsmade, N. D., were called from Larimore to attend the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Black's little boy who died last week at Brinsmade. Mr. Wilson returned home on Monday ac companied by Mrs. Wilson who has been at her daughter's home the past two weeks. Miss Wilson will remain a few days and then go to her claim near Towner. The Blacks will have the sympathy of friends here, and at Larimore.. where they are known. One of the prettiest parties of the week was that of Mrs. Frank Carna than and Mrs. E. J. Densmore, who entertained thirty-six of their friends at cards on Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Carnathan. The rooms were tastefully and prettily decorated in yellow and white. Yellow dahlias being used in profusion. All the ap pointments of the delicious luncheon' served were carried out in the same color scheme. The hostesses were as sisted by Mrs. William H. Alexander in receiving. The guests were Mes dames James Dinnie, Frank Gerrisfa of Minot, C. E. Hinzie, Herbert Nunrr, Frank Dixon, lsenhart. Eel man, Charles Bartles. Nic Simmer. C. E. Lazier, Rabonovitch, Perry. Sllehy, William Elliott, Joseph Robinson, Flynn, H. K. Geist. W. H. Alexander, Donald Gillis. Rand Smith Salisbury, M. Stanchtield, Pat rick Cavanaugh_ Prentice, Poupore, H. L. Gibbs, J. M.. Cooper, and Mrs. J. F. Kelley of Dau tain, Ont. The prizes at cards were awarded to .Mrs. Eisenhart, first, It dainty little sterling silver meat fork,, and to Mrs. M. Stanchtield, second, a. pretty cut glass nut dish.