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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1906.
CORPSE ELECTED W HOIERS Although Judge Ames Was Dead He Was Chosen for Justice. DIED EVE OF ELECTION News of Death Spread Slowly —Wife Formerly of Grand Forks. The voters of McHenry county elect ed a corpse to the position of justice of the peace at large. Ftor twelve hours before the pools opened, Judge A. J. Ames of Towner, one of the early pioneers of the state, had been dead, and the news of his death was slowly being spread through the county. It was not until several days after the election, however, that the news went to all parts of the coun ty, and as a result, majority of the vo ters cast their ballot for Judge Ames, who was then a corpse. Judge Ames was well known throughout that county and in the state. He at one time lived in Hiils boro, and his wife was formely Mrs. Smith, and lived in Grand Forks. Her first husband, Peter Smith, it will be remembered was found dead last sum mer in a small house on the river bank in the rear of the Grand Forks Gas and Electric company works. He was a veteran of the civil war, as was Judge Ames. Judge Ames had been sick for some time, and died on last Monday night at about six o'clock. His name was on the ballots as the candidate for jus tice of the. peace, but. the. news. of his death did not get over McHenry county in time to prevent his election to the position which, in life he was .a candidate for. He was born in 1838 in Genesse county, N. Y., moved to Ohio in 1845, enlisted in 1861 in the 25th Ohio vol unteer infantry, serving three years, was severely wounded in the battle of Chanceliorville, made prisoner, paroled and discharged as sergeant with a pension from a grateful country. He came to Alexandria, Minn., was nine years register of deeds and partner of Knute Nelson, now U. S. senator. In 1882 he came to Fargo, a widower, and married Mrs. Mary M. Smith of Grand Forks who survives him. In 1886 he came to Towner, was elected state's attorney, county justice, city justice, and last Tuesday was re-elected. PUN WITHHE. TIMES Sneeeeds Boscoe A. Fawcett on the City Desk—Recognition of Worth. The Evening Times is pleased to announce an addition to its reportorial force In the person of Holger Paul son, "Happy," as he is more familiar ly known "off the stage." Mr. Paul son has severed his connection with the Evening Press, after a satisfactory service pf two years, to take a posi tion on the city desk of this paper. He needs no Introduction to the peo-. pie 9f Grand Forks and it goes with out saying that he will accord and be accorded the same' generous treat-' ment in the future .that has been his in the past. The change comes in the nature of a substantial advancement Mr. Paulson succeeds Roscoe A. Fawcett, recently appointed to West Point military academy by Congress man A J. Gronna. Mr. Fawcett will after a few days begin preparation for entrance examinations in May, but for the next two weeks, after this, will coach the Park River high school team for its coming game with the Fargo high school. THE LIDS WERE New Ones Are In Evidence-as a Result Around International Office. The boys around the International Harvester company's office are wear ing new hats today. Saturday a bet on the Minnesota football game was made that in case of defeat of the side supported by the better his op ponent should be privileged to burn his hat. The bet was lost and the crowd gathered to witness the destruc tion of the headgear. The loser ap peared with a defunct specimen of two summers ago and handed it to be con signed to the flames. Chagrined at this attempt to defeat the purpose of the bet and turn the joke, the $7 head gear of the victim was seized and cast into the furnace. Then began a regu lar North Dakota political battle. Every one grabbed his neighbor's hat and threw it into the furnace. The work became fast and furious and in a few minutes seventeen hats, none of which cost less than $4 had gone into the furnace fires. One man later ap peared with a new one and that was promptly confiscated and made Jo fol low Its predecessors. Special to The Bvnlig Time*. SinrFMHUESWERE AlOEDOfWG ton Church Union Aid Society Gave 1,678 Articles to the Needy DURING THE YEAR 1905 Annual Meeting Sunday, Re ports and Election of Officers. The Church Union Aid of Grand Forks held its annual meeting Sun day afternoon at which time reports for the past year were made and offi cers for the next year were elected. The following were those selected: President—J. M. Smith. Vice President—Robert Fox. Secretary—A. J. Pierce. Treasurer—W. E. Fuller. Among the reports presented was that covering the work done for the year, and it shows the following ar ticles of clothing, grocery and fuel handled and given to the needy: Men's overcoats 22, men's coats 69, men's pants 67, men's vests 20, pieces of underwear 23S, men's shirts 54, caps, hats hoods 57, hose, pairs 118, mittens, pairs 25, shoes, pairs 176, women's coats 40, skirts and dresses 177, women's and children's waists 163, sundry pieces of clothing 67, quilts, sheets, blankets 23, packages of grocery 353, wood and coal, sup plied to nine families. The total number of pieces handled were 1,678 and besides this 260 calls on sick people were made, and at Thanksgiving and Christmas, dinners were sent to sixty families, in which there were about 300 persons. To accomplish this work, it cost $568.91, which- was donated by Grand Forks people during the year. WILL 8«n RECEPTION Ladles of First Methodist Church to Welcome New Pastor and FacultyMembers. The ladies of 'the Methodist church will give a reception Friday evening in the church parlors to Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Moore and for the mem bers of the Wesley college faculty. A musical program is being arranged for, and a luncheon will be served. THEY SEARCHED THE RUINS Thought for a Time That Two Men Perished In Larimore Fire, But Report Is Untrue. For several hours Sunday a force of men searched the ruins of the Du mont restaurant building at Larimore, it having been reported that two men had perished in the blaze. The search resulted in ascertaining that the re port was untrne. The fire occurred Sunday morning at about one o'clock, and was started by an intoxicated man who overturned a lamp. The building was valued at about $1,800, and was partially Insured. Mike Wanken conducted the restau rant, and had no insurance. AUDITOR FABRICK ON STAND He Testified With Reference to Docn ments In Murphy Case. Thos. Elliott, Gardner, Ole Paulson, Fargo, Rerman Boerth, Fargo, John Martin, Walburg. Andrew Johnson, Fargo, John II. Peterson, Mapleton. T. J. Flamer, Fargo. Ole 0. Ramer, Hill. Thos. Rutherford, Page. Oscar B. Quam, Reed, H. 0. Mahlin, Wheatland. Special to The EnIp( Times. Fargo, N. D., Nov. 12.—The trial of the case of the State of North Dakota vs. Major Murphy of Minot, charged with forgery, was begun in earnest here this morning. The men who are to compose the trial jury were se cured Saturday, and their names ap pear above. This morning the state placed J. W. Fabrick, auditor of Ward co\inty, on the stand. He tesified with reference to a number of documents and papers that were introduced as evidence. He was on the stand again this after noon. NO LOVE ATJRST SIGHT It Was Touched On by Rev. F. E. R. Miller In the Sermon Sunday at Baptist Church. Rev. F. E. R. Miller of the First Baptist church, in his sermon on the "Secret of Happiness in the Marriage Relation" Sunday evening, said in part: "One of the chief obstacles to safe and happy marriage, as I have already said before in this series of discourses, is the ante-nuptial heedlessness with which young people will enter into JIID6E EDWARD ENtEROD 10 pi BENCH 10 RESUME LAW MICE Fargo, N. D., Nov. 12.—Announce ment is made that Judge Edward Kngerud of the supreme bench has determined to resign his official posi tion to resume the practice of law in thla city Accompanying the above announcement comes the statement that he will become senior member of the firm of Newman, Holt & Frame, of which firm, Mr. Newman, the senior member, died several weeks since. It is stated in this connection that upon the advice of his insurgent and domecratic friends—Judge Engerud will withhold his resignation until after Governor Burke has taken the oath of office_an die In a position to distribute the plums. FORMAL BEUKM ILL BE RE-CALLED IS 6AUI EVENT Nov. 10, 1890, a "Red Letter" Day In the Social Progress of Grand Forts —Emma Abbott, Famous Singer and Actress, Presented the Opening Bill, "The Rose of Castile"—She Died Five Nights Later. Saturday evening, November 10, marked the sixteenth anniversary of the completion of the Metropolitan of Grand FVorks. Sixteen years ago Sat urday night, as will be remembered by aH who were residents on Nov. 10, 1890, was a "red letter" day in the history of this city. It was a day that marked an era in the social history of the town. A gala event was the open ing of the Metropolitan, and when the curtain rose to the roof on the initial performance, it disclosed to the eager eyes of the waiting throng one of the best flighted and most modern stages in the northwest. The Metropolitan opera house was projected in the year 1888, was in cor porated July 22 of the following year, and was completed and opened on Nov.' 10, 1890. The structure was erected at a cost of over $90,000, and Its build ing came as a result of an active campaign by several prominent citi zens of Grand Forks who realized the benefits of an up-to-date theatre. Fore most among the projectors was George A. Batchelder, who has since moved to San Francisco, Cal., where he now resides. The theatre was christened "The Metropolitan" on the opening day and it has retained the name through all these years, al though under several different man agements. It is now one of the best paying propositions on the "bread basket circuit," owned by Walker Bros, of Fargo and Winnipeg. Miss Emma Abbott, a world re nowned singer and actress, was se cured by special engagements to pres ent the opening bill. She was with the English Opera company and started oft the social swirl in this city with "The Rose of Castile" and the next afternoon with "Martha." Miss Ab bott on the opening evening sang her famous song "The Last Rose of Sum mer," and sang it as she never sang afterwards for, sod to relate, just five days later, Miss Abbott took sudden ly 111 during a performance In Salt Lake City, Utah and died the same evening. Intereatlng RemlmMcenceN. The programs for the first pflay in the Grand Opera House recall to this most serious and important ot all earthly unions and without any more sensible reason for tHelr action than they have fallen in love at first sight. A very likely story! Every page of the book of their marriage life is cramed with refutations of their claim. They have not had a taste of love-real deep, everlasting matrimonial love. They have been attracted by out side ap pearance, by admission, interest, curio sity—but love, never! And so, as soon as the novelty wears off, when the young man whom the maid has fondly dreamed Is a faoinating combination of a Greek god, and a knight of romance is found to be a most prosaic animal of the genius homo: when the young woman whom the lad has worshipped as a charming embodiment of angel and wood-nymph reveals her true con trariness—then they begin either to hurl the tea cups at one another, or, what is infinitely worse, bad as as sault and battery may be, to stab each other with sharp and bitter words en venomed with the poisonous add of dlssapointment COACHING A MISSOURI TEAM Brother of J. D. Bacon, Fomer Foot* baU Player, Doing Things In the "Show Me" State. J. F. Bacon, a brother of J. D. Bacon of this city, is engaged as coach of the Missouri university football team Mr. Bacon lives at Billings, Mont., where he is engaged in the practice of law. He is a graduate of the law department of Drake univer sity, and it was there and at Grin nell college that he got his epxerience as a football player He played quar ter back for the teams, until he had played the four year limit, and was regarded as one of the fastest men the university has ever had. Several days ago he received an offer from the Mis souri university to coach the team there, and he found the "call' too hard to resist. He will probably visit here several days on his way home. EXCLUSION OF MONGOLIANS Action of San Francisco Board Not Upheld by Debating Judges. The Philomathian Literary society of the law school held another in teresting meeting Friday evening. B. S. Swengel presided at the desk and L. M. Rockne officiated as secretary. Every member responded to his part on the program and twenty-one mem bers out of the twenty -five woj'c pres ent. This shows an active Interest taken in the work of the society by its individual members. They debated the Mongolian exclusion question now In controversy In the San Francisco schools, J. O. Nomland and L. P. Monson upholding the action of the school board and S. A. Olstart and H. N. Lee contra. The judges fav ored the argument made by the nega tive speakers. Music and impromptu speeches followed. I .1 Prominent Democrat. D. C. Greenleaf, mayor of Minot .and who wr^'d like to have been Governor Burke's legal adviser during the next two years. Is in the city to day. He Is not talking for publication in republican papers at this time, but modestly admits that the democratic pa: j...:. on fjp tlw» land slide. THE EVENING TIKES, GRAND F0RK8, N. D. 5U MBH OF 1 memory some almost forgotten history of the early nineties. There are prob ably not more than two or three of these programs In existence today. W. B. Dunnell was the architect who planned the building Itself and he was aided in the work by several of the best men in the business. The superintendents of construction were B. W. Flsk and W. S. Russell, both well remembered in this city. John Dinnie was doing business the same then as he is now. He was the con tractor who had the furnishing of the brick. Kill roe Bros had charge of the wood and metal construction work, such as the flooring the partition and the roof. The decorations and furn ishings were installed by the firm C. O. Rice & Co., while A. H. Andrews & Co. furnished the chairs. Luke & Barnes, now Barnes & Nuss, did all the piping in the building and Carroll & Chamberlain had (he plumbing and other fixtures in that line. Peter Clausen had full charge over the in staAlation of the scenery and the cur tains. F. S. Martin was awarded the contract for the heat and ventilation. The Staff. The opera house staff has changed several times since that November day In 1890. George H. Broadhurst was the first manager, however, and Carl Kramer acted as stage managers. Gus Meyers Is now in charge, supplanting Manager McMaster about a year ago. Officer* nnd Director*. S. S. Titus, still a resident of the city, had the distinction of being presi dent of the board of directors which looked after the affairs of the theatre. George B. Winshlp was vice-president. Burke, Corbet, now a resident of San Francisco, was secretary, and George A. Batchelder treasurer. The two other directors were E. J. Lander, now president of the Grand Forks cotn mecial club and John Birkholz. .Stockholder*. A glance down the columns of the numerous stockholders shows an ar ray of familiar names—names of men who are at present at the helm of the city's ship of state. J. Walker Smith heads the list. A complete report shows the following: B. L. Gilbert, John Dinnie, M. M. Lockerby, Chas. N. Barnes, D. P. McLaurin, D. W. Luke, John L. Cole, John O'Leary. L. B. Richardson, M. Rueth, W. J. Mur phy, H. L. Whithead, W. J. Anderson, Wrn. Budge, Alex Griggs, C. P. Tre panler, E. M. Prouty. A. Abrahamson, W. H. Higham, John Cumming, James Rae. Ed. C. Richmond, H. P. Rucker, S. W. Rutledge, W. ,-L. Wilder, Max Wittelshoffer, S. S. Titus. II. Gotzian, Gilbert M. Waler, W. D. Russell, F. W. Iddings, James Ryan, Burke Corbet, E. J. Lander, George B. Winship, John Birkholz and George A. Batchelder. Ticket* Auctioned. The inaugural performance was a great success from both social and financial standpoint. On the day of the play such an enormous crowd Federal Grand Jury. A grand jury of the federal court will convene in Fargo Tuesday morn ing. The session cannot last longer than a week, owing to the petit jury term of U. S. district court being scheduled to open in Grand Forks a week from tomorrow. There will be a number of investigations during the grand jury term and it is not expected that all of the cases will be disposed of. Marshal Shea left Fargo today to serve subpoenaes on witnesses. Northwestern TELEPHONE NUMBER 23 New Line Added We have just put in a com* plete line of Trunks, Suit Gases and Traveling Bags. Special Inducements to in* Iroduce this line. New Silk Waists and Silk Under in re plaids and plain Silks. SEATS FOR THE OPENMC BRO'T FABULOUS PRICES Captain Alexander Griggs, Now De. ceased, Paid $800 for II First Tp to Date Play House in the Northwest and Cost $90,000. surged into the streets that the seats had to be secured early in the day, that is those not spoken and signed for several weeks In advance. On the back leaf of the program appears the names of all who paid in excess of $50 for a single seat. Old-timers state that $25 per seat was almost the low est price paid for the performance, and at that, even standing room was hard to secure. Children peeped through the windows, and the poor class who could ill afford the high prices, hung around the building with unconcealed disappointed pictured on their visages. Paid $300. Captain Alex Griggs now deceased, paid the highest price for a seat. He paid $300. William Budge and S. W. McLaughlin paid $250 apiece and An son S. Brooks $150. The list reads on as follows: J. Walker Smith $100, S. S. Titus $100, E. J. Lander $100, F. R. Fnlton $100, A. G. Johnson $100, John Birkholz $100, George A. Batchelder $100, George B. Winship $100, Burke Corbet $100, B. W. Fisk $100, C. B. Ingalls $100, C. P. Trepanier $100, E. M. Prouty $100, G. F. Shutt $100, A. W. Clark $100, J. S. Bartholemew $100, George B. Clifford $100, Kops Broth ers $100, W. L. Wilder $100, M. L. Mc Cormack $100, W. H. Higham $100, John A. Johnson $100, George H. Walsh $100, John Dinnie $75, W. J. Murphy $75, D. Sulzback $60, A. C. Labrie $60, J. E. Clifford $50, James Rae $50, Dickey Brothers $50, H. M. Wheeler $50, W. H. Burr $50, E. A. Herriman $50, D. W. Luke $50, and M. Rueth $50. Then follows a list of twenty or thirty additional men who contributed $50 apiece: H. L. White head, Rand Brothers, L. K. Hassell, Guy C. H. Corliss, George D. Lay, W. F. Perry, J. I. Stokes, M. F. Murphy, D. P. McLaurin, F. J. Duffy, F. V. Vent, John M. Cochrane, F. W. Coleman, D. W. Stuart, David H. Beecher, H. P. Rucker, James H. Bosard, M. Wittles hoffer, O. Young, A. Apple, E. W. HaseStine, Donald Stewart, Peter Red er, Leon S. Roudiez, Stephen Collins, S. L. Wineman, George Platky and M. S. Titus. "Richard the Third." A large and well pleased audience greeted John Griffith and company in Richard the Third at the Metropolitan on Saturday evening. The piece was I most ably presented, the leading char acters being supported in a manner calculated to leave no doubt as to the amount of attention paid the support ing members of the cast. The stage settings were also first class, and al together the satisfaction of the audi ence was general. TWO AT IN, While Win. Budge and S. W. McLoughlin Each Paid $250—The "Met" Was the The Co-Operative Store Red River Dairyman's Associ ation Meets at Connty Seat on Wednesday. TEACHERS HOLD SESSION About 350 of Then to Get To gether Thursday and Fri day of This Week. This week Crookston will entertain two conventions. Wednesday and Thursday the Red River Valley Dairy men's association will hold a session, and Indications are that fully 250 dele gates will attend from all sections of the valley. The dairy interests of the valley are becoming of the utmost Im portance and In each county a large number of dairies are in operation, many of which have been established during the past few years. It will not be long 'before the valley becomes one of the greatest dairy producing sec tions ot the country. Among the prominent speakers are J. R. Morley, secretary of the State Dairymen's association, of Owatonna E. K. Slater of-the dairy and food com mission of Minnesota R. F. Flint, of the North Dakota dairy commission, and Editor H. P. Olson of the Dairy Record, St. Paul. The Wednesday eve ning session will be held at the Croks ton school of agriculture, which is a branch of the state agricultural school at St Anthony Park. There will be an interesting exhibit of the dairy products of the section and the awarding of prizes. Teacher* to Meet. The semi-annual meeting of the Northwestern Minnesota Educational association will be held at the county seat on Thursday and Friday and it is estimated that at least 350 teachers from northwestern Minnesota will at tend. A program of unusual interest has been arranged, and the local com mittee will look after the comfort and enjoyment of the visitors. Leading educators throughout the state will be present and many of them will take part in the program. Marriage Licenses. Two marriage licenses were issued today. One was to Peter Leasters and Miss Caroline Engen, both of Northwood. They were married this afternoon in this city by Rev. Hul tlng. The other was to John P. David son of Eau Claire .JVis., and Miss Agnes Ernest of this city. Medical Meeting. The regular meeting of the Medi cal society of Grand Forks district will be held at the Commercial club rooms in this city on Wednesday even ing of this week. Two papers will be read, one by Dr. Devttt on "Specific Uretritis," and the other by Dr. Bates on "Nasal Colds." Missionary Will Speak. Rev. David Spencer, a missionary of Japan will speak in the Methodist church Wednesday evening at 7:45 on the "Marvelous Far East" He speaks under the auspices of the Missionary society of the church, and no charge is to be made for admission. The ad dress will be an unusually interesting one. A Sale ol Corsets Good Corsets, Very Small Prices $2.00 Royal Worster Corset, for $1.00 $1.50 Roval Worster Corset, 85c $1.25 Royal Worster Corset, lor 65c Warner's $5 Silk Tape Girdle, for $2.50 Warner's $3 Silk Tape Girdle, for $1.50 $3.25 and $2.75 P. D. Corset 99c $3.25 and $2.75, Her Majesty Corset for 99c $2.50 and $2.00 Flexibone Cor set for 50c $1.25 W. B. Erect Form Cor set for 65c Thompson's $1 Glove Fitting Corset for 50c American Lady Corsets at 1-4 the following regular prices— $10, $5, $3.50, $2.50, $2.25, $1.50, $1.25 and $1 .00. CLOAK BARGAINS. Some Money Saving Opportunities Ladies' tan Kersey Coat, pleat ed sleeves, fanc\ cuff, good large fur collar, stylish and warm, at *... $17.50 $32.50 Ladies' Cloaks, light plaid, cuffs, collar and pockets trimmed in black velvet. New up to date coats at....$25.00 F. C. ZUELSDORF & COMPANY PAGE FIVE UKEIPECJED DEll EFFECT Human Interest Tale Involving* Well Known Orand Forks Family. DIVISION OF AN ESTATE Is Completely Changed Be cause of the Lack of a Signature. Aug. Swanson, formerly assistant roadmaster of the Great Northern, called a Grand Forks attorney to hit' bedside Friday afternoon for the pur pose of drawing up a will. At that time it was expected that he would live at least two months and no par ticular hurry was taken to have the will drawn up and signed. It was not until Saturday afternoon at about 4:30 o'clock that the attorney went to Swanson's residence to have the will signed. He was much surprised to learn that bis client had died just thirty-six minutes previous to his ar rival. In the will that was drawn up and not signed, Mr. Swanson bequeathed to Mrs. Swanson three-fifths of his: estate, which is valued at about $7,000. He also bequeathed two-fifths of the estate to his daughter Nora. In so much as Swanson failed to sign the will, the estate will be divid ed according to law. Mrs. Swanson will get one-half the estate and the daughter one-half. August Swanson was for a number of years employed with the Great Northern, and Is well known in the city. Pneumonia, together with con sumption caused his death. He re signed his position with the Great Northern just a week previous to his demise. He leaves a daughter, Nora, and a widow. They haveshrdluupu and a widow. He has lived at 1921 International avenue for some time, and his death will be regretted by a score of friends. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon. On Frolt Buying Trip. Ike Thompson, who has been in Washington for some time buying fruit for the Grand Forks Fruit com pany, has returned home and is much pleased with his trip especially in a business way. He has secured some of the choice fruit of the coast for North Dakota consumers this winter. DACOTAH BRAND COFFEE Is Good Coffee 25c per lb. Home Tea Co., 420 DeMera Arenac TR.I. STATE TELEPHONE NUMBER 182 New Line Added We have just put in a com plete line of Trunks, Suit Cases ar Traveling Bags. Special Inducements to in troduce this line. Latest Styles Voile, Chiffon, Patama and Taffeta Skirts in