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WEDNESDAY, DXOEKBEB 5,1906.
PATHETIC MD ODD ME inns 0F1ECKS Mother Has Been Dead Only Four Weeks When Son is Killed in Mix Up. GEO. 8ULUVAN INJURED Was Pinched at Devils Lake Strange Affair Reported From Montana. A sad and rather odd incident is told in connection with the death ot fireman Peter Morrlssette, who was Ulled in the Great Northern wreck at Doyon a few days ago. Morlssette's re mains were taken to the old home at Chippewa Falls, Wis. by engineer James Murray of Minot. The deceased, it 'seems, had failed to keep his rela tives posted as to his whereabouts, and for four weeks past, endeavors had been made to notify him of the death of his mother, which fact Morrlssette died without learning. His was the fifth death in the family within the past year. .. Pecollar Affair. Many pathetic instances are related in connection with railway accidents, but perhaps the most pitiful and at the same time peculiar may be told In connection with a wreck which oc curred two or three days since at Concord, Mont, when Felix Kanooth, a Great Northern brakeman, was in stantly killed In a rear end collision between two freights. Kenooth was standing on the rear of his caboose when another train, running at a high rate, crashed into the train, demollsing several cars and instantly killing the brakeman. A cousin ot the dead man was the en gineer on the rear train, and when first word of the accident was con veyed to Havre, it was a brother of the dead man who had to take charge of the wreckers, and who afterward Tescued the mangled remains of the young man from the heap of broken cars. Salllru lajued. George Sullivan, son of night captain of police, John Sullivan of Grand Porks, had a narrow escape from death The congress of municipalities of North Dakota will be convened in Grand Forks on Thursday morning In the Commercial club rooms. This congress, it is expected, will have much to do with the action of the leg islature this winter In regard to city charters. Alderman Joy, chairman of the al dermanlc committee haB received numerous letters from over the Btate from city officers saying that repres entatives would be sent here to take a part In the pr6ceedlngs. The ses sions will be held Thursday and Fri day in the commercial club rooms. Temporary organization will be effec ted tomorrow morning, committees RELIABLE an evening or two since at Devils Lake, and did receive injuries serious enough that he was removed to his home here and has since been con fined therein. Mr. Sullivan is a brakeman, employ ed on the yard engine In Devils Lake nights. Saturday evening he attempt ed to make a coupling while standing on the rear of the switch engine, to a "bad order" car, whose bumper was broken. The coupling failed and the bumper on the disabled car slipped by that on the engine. This allowed the end ot the freight car to close in on Sullivan, and he was pinched between his engine and the car. Had the car been allowed to come back two inches further, he would have been badly crushed. Engineer Hart Engineer Bert Huycke, a well known and popular engineer on the Great Northern, who has tyeen run ning between Barntaville and Larl mote, received quite painful Injuries Monday evening In a crash of two engines In the yards at Larlmore. Engineer Huycke was running on No. 1 and at Larlmore engines were changed. He started for the round house at a fair clip when about half way up the yardB, the headlight of No. 6, which was being pulled by two engines, suddenly loomed up. Huycke stuck with his engine until her speed was considerably lessened, and then seeing that a crash was inevitable, jumped into the darknesB. Thd head engine on No. 6 struck the light en gine with a bang that was sufficient to smash both pilots, but not enough to seriously disable either machine. Engineer Huycke, when he took his leap In the dark, landed In such a manner as to injure his back and one limb. He has been laid up since the accident. Attention Neighbors! Grand Forks Camp No. 2210 Modern Woodmen of America will hold their annual election of officers, Thursday night, Dec. 6 at 8:30 p. m. Amongst the prominent members who have consented to give short talks for the good of the order, are Hon. C. J. Fisk, Mayor Geo. B. 'Duis, Hon. J. A. Sorley, Rev. F. E. Miller and Ex Mayor John Dlnnie. Every member is urgently requested to be present at this, the most Import ant meeting of the year, and if pos sible, to bring in anew application for membership in this great fraternal or ganisation which haB a. membership ot 822,763 carrying over thirteen hun dred million dollars life insurance for the protection of the widows and orphans. Come Thursday night at 8:30 sharp. A. G. SCHULTHEIS, Clerk. appointed, and the work will then be taken up. This convention was called by the council of Grand Forks for the pur pose of getting representatives here of the various incorporated cities of the state to talk over changes that should be made in city charters. The convention will in all probability adopt resolutions i-ecommending to the legislature certain changes that would be beneficial to the various communities. One idea Is to simplify the charter regulations in some re spects, though it cannot be said at this time just what action will be taken, or what matters will come up for consideration. COMFORTABLE How Would one of these feel on a cold morning? Colors Brown* Black, Red, Gray and Green. Ladies', Misses* and Children's sizes. BUY NOW AND BROC SHOE^T Special Sale Ribbons Here is something unusual. An opportunity to get the very goods you need in making beautiful and useful Xmas presents for your friends at a great reduction. Our line of ribbons is the largest and most complete in the city. Here area few of the special prices: $3.50 grade, sale price $2.98 $2.50 grade, sale price $1.98 $2.00 grade, sale price..... •. ~. .. .. .. .. $1.39 $1.25 grade, sale price Come in soon and make your selection. THE TAUGBOL SISTERS 407 DeMera Avenue B. ANSWERS LAST CALL Distinguished Oitisen Died at His Home Yesterday Even tag at 6 O'Olock. A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE Was a Prominent Business Man and Widely Known •instate. Hie pale horse and his rider passed this way last evening and laid the hand of death'heavily upon one of the most honored and respected citizens of this city, when Warren Bennett Wood answered the call of the Master of the universe to pass the tide water of eternity. After a brief illness of two weeks, he passed peacefully to the great unknown at 6 o'clock last evening. While he had been confined to his rooms for several days he was not thought to be la any danger and was even planning to get down stairs, when a stroke of apoplexy yesterday morning rendered him unconscious for some time, and while he rallied later in the day, it was evident from the time the stroke came that his death was only a matter of a few hours at least He was born in Portage county, Wisconsin, November 26, 1858, and was therefore past 48 years of age. At an early age he was left an orphan, his father having been killed while fight ing at the front in the union army in 1862, and his mother's death follow ing the next year at her old home in New York. At the age of six years he was sent to Wisconsin and placed in the care of a guardian with whom he grew to manhood. He was educated in the common schools of that state, and while he rapidly absorbed all the ad vantages which they afforded they did not satisfy his ambition and he grew to manhood a broad-minded, though self educated man. He came to Grand Forks In 1880, and has made his home in this community ever since. For. several years he was engaged In the business of farm real estate and loans tor the Corbln Banking company of New York, one of the greatest banking houses of the east which was identified with the early development of the northwest He was elected to the lower branch of the state legis lature in 1894 and re-elected lit 1896, serving in both sessions with marked distinction. He was the author or the Wood law, and while he was con servative in his advocacy of measures, he is remembered by the men who served with him as wise and safe counselor and a man thoroughly de voted to the interests of his consti tuents and the state. In 1898 he formed a business partnership with J. D. Bacon and they erected the Da cotah hotel of the city. Mr. Wood has been giving much of his personal at tention during the last few years to the business of the hotel, but has a number of other investments and busi nesses. He. was married in 1884 to Miss Dora Tabor of Wisconsin, who' with a daughter, Miss Viola M., born Decem ber 18, 1891, survives him. His home in the Daootah has been the gathering place of many of the leading men of the state and the kindly and generous hospitality which has greeted every one who passed the portals has made it one of the most popular homes in the state. Mr. Wood was a lodge man of con siderable importance. He was a mem ber of the Elks, the K. P., the Masons and the Woodmen. In his death the community loses one of its truly, re spected and well beloved citizen. When the caeket -wjiich contains all that Is mortal of Warren Bennett Woods is consigned to the eternal em brace of mother earth, the heads of hundreds of friends will bow reverent ly and sadly, and the tears of sorrow will abundantly flow for the memory of one of the truest and bravest friends that, it Is possible to have in this life, and if there is an enemy he too will bow reverently- at the bier of a man who never struck in the dark and was as manly and generous to foe as he was true and loyal to friend. He will be missed In the community in which his life-work has been made, and in the immediate circle of his home a vacancy will be found which truly can never be filled. If the sym pathy of the friends could lift the bur den of sorrow from the loved ones he has left behind It would be done. But no sympathy however profound, can fill the place of the tender and loving husband and the devoted father who has passed the portals which separate eternity from time. The funeral wilbbe held tomorrow at 3 o'clock in the parlors of the Da ootah. The funeral sermon will be preached by Rev. Dr. Frank Harper Hayes of Chicago, and the obsequies will be in charge of B. P. O. E. No. 255. The pall bearers will be Steve Collins, Wm. Budge, State Auditor H. L. Holmes of Bathgate, Secretary of State E .F. Porter of Bismarck, State Sena tor A. D. Stevens of Crookaton, Min nesota and W. H. Kelsey. The re mains can be viewed by friends from 10 o'clock a. m. to 2 o'clock p. m. at the Dacotah parlors. COMPETITIONS SHIPPER If He Gels In Territory Where There Is Opposition to tie Great Northern. If a shipper wants plenty of rail road cars to ship his goods he should locate In a territory where there is competition between the Great North ern and the Soo, according to L. H. Lake, traveling representative for the THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND PORKS, N. D. Gelper manufacturing Co. Mr. Lake covers the northern half of the state for his company, and he says that there is practical stagnation at present in business circBes because of the grain blockade. "All the elevators are full," he said in discussing the matter, "and the grain is being dumped on the ground in huge piles. At New Rockford, where I make my home, there 1b one huge pile, containing 60,000 bushels of wheat Much the same conditions exist all over my territory. But where the Great Northern and Soo reach the same district the people are not suffer ing so much from car shortage. They claim It is because there is competition and it looks very much like it for on other branches of the two roads the car shortage Is very marked." In spite of the grain blockade Mr. White considers business conditions very good. "Considering all the circumstances business has been very good," he said "and collections have been coming in pretty well. During the past three years the western port of the state has experienced a tide of prosperity which has placed most of the people In good circumstances, enabling the farmers to pay off their mortgaces and get afresh start and where the farm ers are prosperous the towns are sure to be in the same way." A prominent local banker, in dis cussing the grain situation today said that It seems to be improving a little, as from what he could learn there had been a considerable Increase in the number of cars received of late at the terminal points in Minneapolis and at the head of the lakes. "Even after shipments begin to be made in large quantities it will take some time before the effect is notice able in business and banking lines," he said, for the wheat has to be shipped to Duluth, placed in elevators, weighed and sold and the' money received come back here and be placed in circulation before the improved condition will be felt." CANDIDATES _F0R THE BAR Class of Twenty.fonr Would-be Attor neys Are Ttekfag the Examina tlon Before the Board. Examinations of applicants to be ad mitted to the bar were started in Fargo Tuesday morning In the commercial club rooms. There' are twenty-four applicants from different parts of the State who are here taking the examln tlon. Dean Bruce of Grand Forks, and Emerson H. Smith of Fargo, two mem bers of the state board of examiners, are conducting the examination. Governor-elect John Burke is also a member of the board, but he was not present during the examination, which in all probability will con tinue until Friday evening. As soon as the examination is com pleted the papers will be marked up so that those who passed the examina tion can be admitted to the bar when the supreme court Is in session in Far go on Saturday. 1-4 Off EDW. HUZENIHS STJWD Claims Did Not Know That He Was Doing Anything Unlawful. WILL FINISH TONIGHT Subornation of Perjury is the Charge on Which He is Being Tried. In the opinion of the prosecution Edward E. Hazen, charged with subornation of perjury, made many admissions this morning while under a severe cross-examination by Assist ant United States Attorney B. D. Townsend. Hazen is charged with having se cured a young man named Robert Everett to file and prove up on a certain piece of land near Glenburn, Bottineau county, for the benefit of the defendant in the action. Such a procedure is contrary to the laws of the deprtment of the interior. Among the exhibits at the trial was a contract drawn up between Everett and Hazen to the effect that Everett should turn the land over to Hazen upon the payment of a certain sum. This contract was sworn to and sub scribed before Attorney LeSueur of Minot. Some time before this contract was drawn up, Hazen secured a relin quishment from a man who had form erly filed on the land. Mr. Hazen then went to the, office of Attorney Le Sueur, told-him of the relinquishment he had, and also that he had intended to bring his father to the state from Ohio to prove up on the land. This his father was unable to do, and it is claimed, that in order to make it Im possible for any one else to file on the land, that Hazen started a friend ly contest. Hazen is then alleged to have se cured Everett to file on the land. On the stand Hazen admitted that he wanted the land, and also that the contract was drawn up. The case may go to the jury this 25 Cents On Dollar evening, though it Is not certain at this time. On the stand yesterday afternoon Attorney LeSueur testified that he had told Everett and Hazen that the contract drawn up was an Illegal one. Hazen claims that LeSueur did not tell him this. The defense is that Hazen was not aware that when he drew up the con tract and made the agreement that he was doing anything unlawful, that he had seen others do the same thing, and did not think it wrong. THE ADEIMORUM DEBATE The First One of the Season Will be Held In Baptist Church on Dee. 7. On next Friday night Dec. 7 will be held the annual interBodety debate between the Adelphi and the Forum literary societies of the university. The .question for debate is: "Resolved that the federal government should own and. operate the railroads of the United States." The following will represent Adelphi and support the affirmative: Martin Ruud, Glenn Tay lor and Richard Wenzel. The speak ers to represent the Forum are: F. E. McCurdy, F. Shubeck and 3- K. Murray. Much time and labor has been spent by both societies in their efforts to turn out strong teams, and it will be interesting to notice how the speak ers will handle thiu question which is so much in the popular mind and BO widely discussed. Last September,, the Literary Di gest quoting from the St. Louis Re publican, states. "Roosevelt fears government own ership as a possibility. Bryan antici pates it as a probability. Neither Bryan nor Roosevelt would have own ership if control can be made effec tive. Roosevelt believes it can be Bryan is sure it can't." The debate will be held in the First Baptist church of Grand Fbrks, and will begin at 8'p. m. President Mer rifleld will preside. The University orchestra conducted by Prof. Geo. A. Stout will furnish music. The judges are Judge Chas. F. Amidon of Fargo, Judge C. F. Templeton and Dr. J. Grasslck of Grand Forks. STEAMER AGROUND. New Orleans, Dec. 5.—The steamer Carlton (British), Capt Adams from Norfolk for New Orleans, ran atihore last night in coming up the river dur ing a dense fog about 35 miles below the city. ON PORTO KICO. Washington, Dec. 6.—President Roosevelt's special message to con gress on Porto Rico will be sent to congress on the 11th of December. The president's views on the island and the legislation he favors are the direct outcome of his recent visit to Porto Rico. The president's special message on Panama will be before congress on Dec. 17. IT HAPPENED TO ME This is how it happened—-I bought heavily this fall, expecting a cracker jack business. I didn't get it, and simply because people won't buy North Dakota clothing in Alabama weather. And now that my bills are due I have no money, I have only clothing, and that won't pay my bills. The thing 1 need is money, and to get it I have thrown open the finest clothing stock in the state at the enormous discount of Everything in the store is ou sate at this discount—nothing xeserved. Suits, Overcoats, Fur coats, ail IJovs' Suits and Overcoats, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Gloves, Mittens, Underwear, Trunks and Valises. Stanchfield don't make discount sales very often, but you all know when he does, they are on the square. No Fake Sales. We do as we advertise and take this opportunity to otter a reward of $100 to anv one who can nrovp ever deviated from an IRON CLAD ONE PRICED BUSINESS. Will also offer $100 for proof that we have changed the price on one single article preparing for this sale. You buy the goods at the regular price and the cashier will return 25c on every dollar your sales slip calls for in cash. I am in hopes that 15 days of this unparalleled sacrifice sale will be sufficient to raise money enough to pay all mv bills, if it does this sale will positively end December 13th* if not it will continue until Christmas. EVERY SALE MUST BE FOR CASH ONLY. No Goods on Approval During This Sale. Yonr Money Back if Ton Want It. M. STANCHFIELD, CLOTHIER The Store That Does As It Advertises "to'SMSS PAGXF1VB HIKER IESIIHES Of BEIULF OF Unable to Speak English, Frank Sor Tells Story Through Interpreter. THE STATE HAS BESTED And Defense is an—Fighting Qualities of Deftd Kan Are Shown. The trial ot Anton Sor, charged with the murder of his brother Joseph Sor, is proceeding rapidly at Grafton. Last night the state rested In its direct testimony, and this morning, the defense started, Tracy Bangs making the opening address to the jury. He stated that he would show the character of Joseph Sor as re gards fighting tendencies, and would try to prove that Anton had killed his brother in self-defense. Frank Sor, father of the dead man and of the prisoner, was on the stand this morning in behalf of Anton Sor. Frank Sor, who is unable to speak English, told the story of an attack on him by Joseph Sor. His testimony was for the purpose of showing the quarrelsome nature of the dead James Sor, a son of the dead man, was on the stand yesterday. He is but 8 years old, and very little could be gotten out of him relative to the af fair. Wm. Klmmie was also on the stand, and he told of the affair. He said that Joseph Sor started to attack Anton Sor and that the latter turned sud denly and hit his brother with the pick. INVESTIGATE EXTORTIONS. Am«Utrt Preaa The Brnlif Tliti San Francisco, Dec. 5.—The grand jury returned once more to the sub ject of extortions to have been prac ticed on theatres and resorts. The first witness examined Tuesday was Frank Cariile of Los Angeles, a form er prize fight promoter. Another wit ness was Captain R. P. Blumanberg, who was part owner of the land on which a resort that was destroyed by the great fire was situated. 1-4 Off WP bav«