SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1906.
•mpleted for Pres-
ent and Jurors Are
JUDGE GOSS HAS LEFT
Jury Finds No Damage in
Oases Involving Dirty
District court work so far as the
jury was concerned, closed this after
noon. Judge Goes left this morning,
and Judge Fisk has been completing
the calendar. The court today 'has
been engaged in the trial of the case
of K. Mork against James McCon
•nachle, an appeal from a justice court.
The case will reach the jury late this
evening and the court will then take
a recess. The jury in the cases of
L. T. Drake and Halvor Kerklle
against J. C. McWllllame, which were
two cases consolidated for trial, and
which were brought to recover dam
ages tor injury to land from the sow
ing of foul flax seed which the plain
tiffs purchased from the defendant,
brought in a verdict in favor of the
defendant. Clerk Spaulding is issuing
the orders to the jurors for their pay
for the term and they will be able to
celebrate Christmas at home. The
Thompson school case which was de
cided by Judge Fisk yesterday, In
volves some peculair facts. Schoal
district No. 61, which is the Thomp
son district, and school district No.
15, desired to consolidate. A petition
from the former was presented to the
board of county commissioners and
that body acted upon the same before
the receipt of a similar petition from
tihe residents of school district No. 15.
Probably a month later the petition
was received from the other district
and the board then acted upon both
as required by law. But in the inter
val the board of education of No. 61
extended the 1905 levy for school pur
poses. The court holds that the con
solidation was legal when made by
the county commissioners after the
reception of the two petitions, but that
the levy which was made before this
consolidation was not legal. It does
not effect the subsequent levies.
HOLD FUNERAL ON SUNDAY
Prof. H. B. Woodworfh Will be Burled
on the Sabbath— His Death Re
moves a Great Educator.
The death of Prof. ri. B.Woodworth,
which occurred yesterday afternoon,
removes one of the most prominent
and well known educators in North
Dakota. For almost twenty years a
Wahpeton Globe: The Grand Forks
Daily Times celebrated its first an
niversary by Issuing a magnificent 36
page edition, filled with the choicest
advertising and reading articles. The
Times is a fine newspaper, and is
strong editorially. Grand Forks is
well fixed for newspapers, supportng
three splendid dallies and several
Fargo Forum: The Grand Forks
Times issued a splendid illustrated an
niversary number of forty-four pages
with handsome special cover. The
number contained a lot of interesting
matter about the state and especially
about Grand Forks, with illustrations
of prominent scenes in the city. The
tssue is a credit to Managing Editor
Fawcett and Editor Davis, and shows
that The Times is up and doing at
all stages of the game.
Walhalla Mountaineer: The Even
ing Times anniversary and holiday
number was a splendid exposition of
Grand Forks, illustrating well the
capabilities of the city and pointing
out its possibilities. The Times has
had a good growth for its first year
and under its present management
will undoubtedly continue to improve,
prosper and merit the patronage of
the people, for while its editorial
policy may not meet with the approval
of all, even its business contemporar
ies must acknowledge that it is fill
ing a place as a newspaper with
energy and enterprise—something of
an up-hill task with two such ex
cellent papers as competitors as the
Herald and Press.
James E. Mehan, manager Minne
apolis office Geo. Barrie & Sons, pub
lishers: I am not a judge of news
papers, but it does seem to me that
such a splendid anniversary number
as yours would do credit to a great
New York or Chicago newspaper. I
have spent several evenings in read
ing it and Intend to spend several
Floyd D. Raze, principal Kindred, N.
D., schools: I have received a copy
of the special issue of the Times, and
I assure you that I consider it a re
markably well developed infant it
is, indeed, an honor to North Dakota
Crystal Call Graphic: The Grand
Forks Evening Times put out an ex
cellent anniversary and Christmas
edition last week. The Times is carry
ing a large amount of advertising.
Grand Forks Evening Press: The
holiday edition of the Evening Times
was published Friday afternoon, and
member of the University of North
Dakota faculty, his name had become
a household word with thousands of
students who have attended the uni
versity during the long time he was
there. Not only was he well known
among the students, but in every part
of this great commonwealth could be
found other friends and admirers of
this great man. His personality was
an inspiration to hundreds of stu
dents who studied under him.
Horace B. Woodworth was born at
Chelsea, Vt., in June 1830. He gradu
ated from Thetford academy, Vermont,
and later graduated from Dartmouth
college in 1854, and the following
year was a teacher in various New
He graduated from Hartford (Conn.)
theological seminary in 1861 and for
more than twenty years served as a
pastor of various Congregational
churches in Connecticut and Iowa. In
the early eighties his health became
impaired through long service In the
pulpit and he removed to South Da
kota and engaged in farming. His
health greatly Improved as the result
of his farm life in South Dakota.
tin 1886 he became a member of the
faculty of the university, and for
nineteen years he taught here. In
1904 he resigned with the title of
Professor Emeritus of History.
The deceased was the author of a
widely used "Civil Government of
North Dakota." During his connec
tion with the university he delivered
many addresses before educational
meetings both county and state, and
he also delivered many high school
commencement addresses. At various
times while at the university he taught
mathematics, physics, pedagogy, phil
osophy, ethics and history.
He leaves to mourn his death his
wife and two daughters, Mrs. C. M.
Cooley and Mrs. W. A. Gordon. He
has been living with the Gordon fam
ily since retiring from the university,
and his death, following a paralytic
stroke on Tuesday, came at the Gor
don home on South Fifth street.
The funeral services will be held
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from
the Presbyterian church, Rev. Wm.
W. Matthews officiating.
There Are Candidates for Every Posi
tion—Ramsey Has Five Would
be dame Wardens.
That Governor-elect Burke will
have no trouble whatever In finding
some one to fill the vacancy that will
exist when C. A. Hale quits the game
warden job, is a certainty. Ramsey
county has enough prospectives to fill
the game warden position in five
states. W. A. Cr&ry was among the
first to let it leak out that he would
be willing to chase the violators of
the game law. W. W. Flynn of Odes
sa, Ramsey county, quickly followed
suit and then Mike Fitzgerald, a
Laker, intimated that should he be
called upon, he would not stand on
ceremony to obey the "call of his
country." P. J. Kersten is another
volunteer, while W. A. Crafts has also
shown symptoms of wanting the posi
tion. The last named has started a
A BUNCH OF PRESS BOUQUETS
Some of the Comments of "The Boyi" on the Evening Times*
the publication was in every way a
most creditable one.
Minto Journal: The anniversary
edition of the Grand Forks Evening
Times issued Friday is in truth a dan
dy. Thirty-six pages made up of very
choice reading matter and finely con
structed advertising, all nice clean
print—in fact the Journal man has
just stowed his copy away for future
reference, it containing so much valu
Kindred Tribune: The anniversary
number of the Evening Times, of
Grand Forks, containing 36 pages, was
the best ever.
Reynolds Sun: The Evening Times
printed its anniversary and holi
day number, Friday, it was composed
of 36 pages and was a very creditable
Milton Globe: The anniversary is
sue of the Grand Forks Evening TlmeB
was one of the finest that has ever
graced the Globe's exchange table. It
must be admitted that the Times as
an enterprising newspaper has few
peers in the Northwest.
Minot Reporter: The anniversary
number of the Grand Forks Evening
Times, which was published last week
was one of the neatest papers that we
have seen in many a day. The issue
was filled with a number of timely
and highly interesting special write
ups, pertaining mostly to North Da
kota institutions, conditions and his
tory. The advertising pages were
neartly displayed and the issue In
its entirety was a credit to the pub
lishers and to the city in which The
Times makes its home.
Bismark Tribune: The special an
nual edition of the Grand Forks Times
is another evidence of newspaper en
terprise in North Dakota. It is a
credit to the. publishers and to the
city of Grand Forks fhe advantages
and wonderful growth of which it so
Devils Lake Inter-Ocean: The an
niversary number of the Grand Forks
Evening Times, issued Friday, was
perhaps the most creditable news
paper ever issued in the state. It
consisted of thirty-six pages of news
and feature articles of interest to
North Da kotana, and about 150 col
umns of advertising. The Evening
Times is certainly setting a pace in
North Dakota, journalism that is mak
ing the older papers go some. Man
aging Editor John W. Fawcett is one
of the best all around newspaper
men in the state, and he is making
the Times pay.
Dispatches from Berwi* k, North Da
kota, say that a £at ering of farm
ers Irom the nearby country took posses
sion of a train there est ei clay and helped
themselves to ten tons of coal The train
was stalled in the village siding.
Grand Forks and Park River
Men Interested in the Prop
ALSIP NAMED PRESIDENT
Of Concern Otto Babcock.
Will be the Manager of
The Commercial Cement company,
Ltd., is the name of a cement manu
facturing company organized, and in
which Grand Forks and Park River
capitalists are interested. The or
ganization was effected recently, by
laws have just been adopted, and
every thing is now in readiness for
the building ofatbe plant.-
The plant will be located in Mani
toba, about seventy miles from Winni
peg. They will manufacture cement,
and it is to be known as the C. C. C.
Cement, and the following are tlu.
President—W. P. Alsip, Winnipeg.
Vice President—Sidney Clarke,
SecretarjTreasurer and Manager
Otto Babcock, Grand Forks.
Mr .Alsip was formerly a resident
of Grand Forks, and besides the above,
there are the following stock holders:
C. D. Farup, C. J. Lord and George
Towle, Park River J. D. Bell, Arthur
Dinnie, Mrs. W. B. Wood and Geo. B.
Clifford of Grand Forks.
They have already let the contract
for the machinery, and it is expected
that it will reach there about the first
of the year. The buildings are now
being constructed and the plant com
pleted, will cost about $25,000.
Three Candidates In the Field With a
Possible Fourth as a Dark Horse
—the Appointing Committee.
The matter of selecting a secretary
for the Commercial club has settled
down to three candidates—A. C. Rein
ecke, H. E. Miller and W. J. Higgins.
The selection will be made by a com
mittee consisting of President E. J.
Lander of the Commercial club, A. I.
Hunter, president of the State Fair
association, and John Dinnie, presi
dent of the Red River Valley Fair as
sociation. The position of secretary
of the Commercial club carries with It
under the present plan, the secretary
ship of the two fair associations, and
the man selected for the position must
be acceptable to all of them.
So far as the several candidates are
concerned, Mr. Reinecke Is well
known to the 'business men of the city.
Mr. Miller is a young man 24 years
of age, is a graduate of the Red River
Valley university and for two years
has been engaged in teaching school
at Towner. He is ait present taking
a course in one of the commercial col
leges of this city. Mr. Higlgns is at
present engaged in the work of or
ganizing of the Royal Arcanum and
came to this city from Faro. It is
stated that Geo. W. Colburn, the
se&ool supply man, is a candidate
also, but this report has not been
INTERESTING jANK FIGURES
Are Shown in the Report of State
Examiner D. K. Brightbiil—Are
Many Sew Institutions.
The annual report of Public Ex
aminer Brightbiil on the condition of
the state banks in this state, Nov. 12,
is an interesting one.
There are 372 state banks in the
state as compared with 312 in 190&
and 225 in 1904. The total number of
state banks that have been organized
was 396 but several of these have
been combined and others converted
The loans and discounts for 190b
are $19,715,796.24, almost double the
figures of two years ago, and more
than $5,000,000 ahead of the 190&
All the figures among the resources
of the banks for 1906 show increases
except the cash and cash items, whicn
is $2,223,422.78, a decrease of $185,000
from 1905. This in. due to the car
shortage and the delay in collections.
The total resources of the state
banks are $30,342,627.94, an increase
of $5,602,814.45 over 1905, and more
than $12,000,000 more than 1904.
HAD AN EXCITING RMJIY
Mrs. Vic Chaffee Was in Hack When
Team Started—The Driver Was
Mrs. Vic Chaffee had an exciting ex
perience in a runaway yesterday af
ternoon. She was returning home
from shopping down town, when the
team hitched to the hack in which
she was driving became scared and
ran away. The driver was thrown
from his seat, and the team went up
Walnut street. Mrs. Chaffee was in
the hack until the horses had travel
THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D.
ed two blocks, when she finally man
aged to open the door of the cab. Slu.
then jumped out, and beyond a few
bruises was uninjured. The team
was not stopped until it reached the
FORMER GRAND FORKS MAN
Attorney A. C. Hurst, Now of Willis
ton Died Yesterday—Funeral
Will be Held Hen.
A. C. Hurst, formerly of Grand
Forks but later of Williston, died at
that place yesterday and the funeral
will be held here Monday. Mr. Hurs*.
when in Grand tarks was deputy
clerk under Judge L. K. Hassell from
1893 to 1899. After leaving Grand
Forks he went to Jando and later
went to Williston. He was a member
of the A. O. U. W. lodge No. 9 of
Grand Forks, and was well known.
He leaves a wife who will have the
sympathy of many in her bereave
POLLOCK SOAKED HIM HARD
Gave Dalqnist a Long Sentence for
Selling Booze Illegally—Formerly
J. P. Dalquist, formerly a member
of the Fargo school board of educa
tion, and at one time president of it,
was today sentenced to four months
in the Cass county jail and to pay a
fine of $S00, and in event the fine is
not paid, to serve six months addi
WAST EXPERT STENOGRAPHERS.
Civil Service Commission Announces
Examination to he Held.
The United States Civil Service com
mission announces an examination at
Boston, Mass., Brooklyn, N. Y„ Phila
delphia, Pa., St. Paul, Minn., St.
Louis, Mo., New Orleans, la., Denver,
Colo., and San Fransisco, Cal., to
secure eligibles from which to make
certification to fill five vacancies in
the position of expert stenographer
at $1,500 per annun each, with trav
eling expenses, in the Interstate Com
merce commission, and vacancies as
they may occur in any branch of the
service requiring similar qualifier
MILLION ACRES OF
LAND III N. D.
By the Recent Order of Depart
ment for the Withdrawal
From Coal Entry.
There have been a large number of
inquiries relatives to the with-drawal
of coal lands in North Dakota. Con
gressman Gronna calls attention to
the fact that the order affects North
Dakota homesteaders and the follow
ing letter is self explanatory.
The White House, Washington,
December 15, 1906
My Dear Secretary:
My intention was to withdraw the
coal lands from coal entry merely. It
was my understanding that this was
the effect of my order, for my sub
sequent directions were perfectly ex
plicit and clear to the effect that we
should only interfere with coal en
tries my directions being given after
Mr. Pinchet returned from the west
and I had gone over the subject at
length with him as well as Mr. Wal
cott. It appears however, that through
a misunderstanding somewhere in the
department the order has been issued
in such shape as to forbid all home
stead and other entries, which is not
Will you please have all the orders
commencing July 26, 1900, at once
corrected so as to read in accordance
with my intentions, that is to with
draw the lands from coal entry merely,
thus covering Alaska as other states
Please issue this order on Monday
morning and have it telegrahped out
to the various land offices concerned,
Hon. E. A. Hitchcock,
Secretary of the Interior.
The lands effected in North Da
kota are located as follows,:
Mlnot, 12 townships, 276,480 acres.
Devils Lake, 1 township, 23,040
Williston, 12 townships, 299,520
Dickinson, 24 townships, 552,960
Bismarck, 27 townshipsi, 622,0S0 aciVs.
Total, 1,744,080 acres.
Judge Pollock of Fargo has signed
the order for the costs of the Murphy
trial and an order will be drawn on
Ward county for the amount, which is
$7,034.80, which is the expenses in
curred in the trial of Major Murphy
Going to Bismarck.
The Bismarck Tribune publishes a
letter from Grand Forks which states
that a large number of gamblers of
this city and East Grand Forks are
going to leave soon for Bismarck,
where they believe there is a rich har
vest in store.
Makes Report on Condition of
Expedition He is Leading
to Peace River.
INTEREST IS MANIFEST
First Colony Will be Taken in
During the Month of
Mr. H. H. Lampman, formerly of
the Evening Times, who is now in
charge of an advance expedition into
the Peace River country for Kent
Realty & Investment company, who
are the exclusive sales agents for the
Peace River Colonization & Land De
velopment company of Montreal,
writes an interesting letter, and those
who are interested in the wonderful
Peace River country will be glad to
hear from him.
In camp at Dunvegan, Alberta, Nov.
I am gratified to be able to report
that we arrived at this place on the
10th inst Between Peace River Cross
ing and this place we passed through
a stretch of prairie 50 by 20 miles in
extent that looked particularly good.
Upon our arrival here we were unable
to cross the river owing to tihe float
ice which filled the river from bank to
bank, and which compelled us to make
temporary camp on the north side of
the stream to await the formation of
the ice bridge.
The inhabitants and prospectors all
agree in asserting that there is no
end of excellent agricultural land to
the north of here, and they never tire
of telling of a virgin prairie 25 by 50
miles in extent known as Pouce
Coupe. It is situateJ on the south
side of the river, about 75 miles west
of here. This region abounds with a
limestone rock which makes the finest
article of lime I ever saw. The Hud
son Bay people make use of it for
whitewash, of which it makes a very
superior article, ana 1 only wish that
I might forward a samplie to you.
From what 1 can see and learn of
this country, I do not think it has been
overrated, rather the contrary, but as
you are aware this is the very worst
season of the year in which to guage
the character of a new country with
any degree of accuracy.
The health of the men is excellent,
and all are enthusiastic in regard to
the country. Thus far there has not
been the slightest signs of homesick
ness or discontent. As for myself,
the only country that I have ever
seen that in any way approaches this
in all things that could be desired by
the homeseeker, is that part of the
Saskatchewan Valley near Rosthern,
in which Mr. Kent is interested, and
which I visited in his company three
years ago. I hope to be in a position
to make a more exhaustive report
when next I write you. As yet I have
had no mail since leaving Edmonton.
I am sending this by special carrier,
who meets the regular mail* at the
Crossing. We will get our first mail
abput December 5. In reference to
mail ,the methods in vogue in this
delectable land are the same as when
George the Third was king.
Wolves and 'bears are very plenti
ful. I have killed three of the form
er, but am handicapped by lack of a
good gun. I wish you would procure
me a Manlicher rifle of the best
grade, with 1,000 rounds of cartridges
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year, I remain,
H. H. Lampman.
As exclusive sales agents of the
Peace River Colonization & Land De
velopment company (ltd.), the Kent
Realty & Investment company are
laying plans for taking in their first
colony of fifty settlers during tho
month of Februrary next A phenom
enal interest is being evidenced by
people from all parts of the United
States and Canada in the wonderful
Peace River country. The Kent
Realty & Investment company are in
receipt of hundreds of letters of in
quiry from people who are looking for
new homes in the Canadian northwest.
The reports made by those who have
visited the Peace River country have
not been exaggerated. The climate is
similar to that of the state of Wash
ington, and winters are extremely
mild as compared with North Dakota.
The Peace River country will undoub
tedly prove one of the richest agricul
tural countries evere developed on the
Rolf Closing Out.
Alfred Rolf who has been conduct
ing a tailoring establishment in the
basement of the Clifford block for a
long time, will close out his business
during the next few days and will
travel for the firm of Hogstrum &
Co., the immense tailoring establish
ment of St. Paul, after the first of the
year. He is one of the best mechan
ics in his line In the northwest, and
those who favor him with business on
the road will find him thoroughly re
liable and at the same time thorough
ly qualified to handle the finest grade
Prominent Couples to Marry.
Dr. O. Balstad, a prominent dentist
of Northwood, and Miss Gina Tangen,
for some time assistant cashier of the
Trust and Safety bank of Northwood,
will be united in marriage by Rev.
Bunvold on Christmas eve.
Home for Holidays.
Miss Ella Bryson, who holds a
prominent position with the Mer
chant's bank of Leeds, was in the city
this morning on her way to Fisher
where she will spend the holidays
with her parents.
What Have Our Gift Suggestions Done
Those who have depended entirely upon us for Christmas sup
plies have been fully rewarded—we have done the acting as well as
the talking—we have been showing gift things that are sure to be
acceptable—things that are pretty and practical.
Here are further sugeetions for throe who have not made
Special Sale of For Scarfs Today. Special Silk Sale Today.
New Silk Crepe-de-Chine for Scarfs, per yard, 75c.
For Any "Her"
Handbags, fancy combs,
beads, fans, companion sets,
jewel bags, belts, mufflers,
gloves, handkerchiefs, ribbons,
silks, dress goods, table linens,
umbrellas fancy aprons, fancy
hose art linens, art pillow tops,
pin cushions, collars, silk
shawls, opera bags, fur scarfs,
fur coats, muffs, silk waists,
silk jumpers silk underskirts,
silk kimonos, slippers, leggings,
shoes, fancy china.
Misses Jennie and Ada Lord of Park
River are visiting friends in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Johnson of Park
River are spending a day in the city.
H. Rohgam, S. E. Brady, R. J. Hun
ter and James McComb, all from the
prosperous town of Towner, are spend
ing a day in the city.
H. S. Blood, one of the leading at
torneys of Bottineau, is here on pro
A. J. Kippers and wife are visiting
in the city.
T. P. Bergen of Rugby is here on
J. B. Sampson and wife of Minto
are spending the day with friends in
Carl Erickson is here from Reynolds.
A. R. Style of Maddock is here on
Thomas Spiker of Hannah was
among the prominant visitors in the
O. T. Olson is here from Souris.
Sig Sigurdson of Edinburg is spend
ing a few days in the city.
Van R. Brown of Williston is here
J. F. McLaughlin of Stanley :s
among today's visitors.
Adolph Hulva Is here from Voss.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Whalen and Mrs.
Anton Dvorak of Lawton are spend
ing the day in the citv.
SELECT YOUR GIFT NOW AND HAVE IT
LAID ASIDE FOR LATER DELIVERY
For Any "Him"
Bath robes, house coats,
mufflers, gloves, neckwear, fur
collars pajamas, silk night
robes, fancy suspenders, silk
and linen handkerchiefs, fur
caps, fancy hose, cuff links,
scarf pins, suit eases, trunks,
hand bags, fur lined coats, suits,
umbrellas, fancy vests, fancy
vests, fancy supporters, slippers,
shoes, leggings, gaiters, over
For the Little Folks
A visit to the "Real" Toy
land in our basement will be the
safest guide for buying gifts for
little folks. It's a jolly place.
BENNER, BEGG & GARVIN
Why Not Have Morel
Hillsboro Banner: Mr. O. A. Sturm
was down from Grand Forks Saturday
and Sunday, where he holds a posi
tion in the grocery department of
Nash Bros.' wholesale house. Mr.
Sturm's family will remain in Hills
boro for the winter, as it very diffi
cult to secure a suitable residence in
Grand Forks at the present time.
Goat Cheese, per Off
Royal Yacht Cheese fJC
per lb. pkge O0C
1 lb. pkge OOC
Preserved Cucumbers A
per quart *UC
USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL—THE BEST
AND HOST SENSIBLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Combination Book Cases
$14 to $42
Gift Morris Chairs $8.50 to $30
Library Tables.. $6.50 to $50
China Closets $15 to $67.50
Rockers $1.25 to $100
Brass Beds .... $32.50 to $60
Dining Tables $6 to $75
Buffets $11.50 to $100
Macey Sectional Book Cases,. Genuine Leather Turkish
Chairs, Leather Couches, Cellarets, Smoking Chairs, Parlor
Cabinets, Ladies' Desks, Music Cabinets, Etc.
AND PIANO HOUSE
How would one of these feel on
a cold morning? Colors Brown,
Black, Red, Gray and Green.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's
EL I ABLE SHOEJ
per lb -UC
per yard OC
All sizes Xmas OP. ffij f|fk
trees, from uOC 10 iptJaUU
Fancy Johnathan tft AA
apples per box l^UiUU
Fladbrod, per *3(5*,
1 lb. pkge ddQC
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