Pvtlilan Sisti'rs, K. IJ. liall.
I'ioncor club twenty-third annual
ball. Commercial cluh rooms.
Irish-American ball, opera house
Fortnightly club, library building.
NEW YEAR'S DAY.
O. E. S. reception, Masonic temple.
Yeoman's ball, Odd Fellows' hall.
THURSDAY, .IAN. 3.
Modern Woodmen at Odd Fellow's
Ladies' Auxiliary, R. M. clerks,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4.
Minnesota Glee and Mandolin club,
G. A. It. and W. R. C. joint install
Eagles at K. P. hall.
Irish-American, Opera House.
Modern Brotherhood of America In
stallation, Odd Fellow's hall.
SATURDAY, JAX. R.
Elks at B. P. O. E. club rooms.
MONDAY, JANUARY 7.
Dr. Willett T. M. and Y. W. C. A. at
Pythian Sisters Installation at K. P.
TUESDAY'. JANUARY* 8.
Lady Elks, B. P. O. E. rooms, after
Rebekahs at Odd Fellow's hall.
Royal Arch Masons, Masonic Tem
WEDNESDAY*, JANUARY' 9.
Informal dance at Masonic Temple.
THURSDAY', JANUARY 10.
Royal Neighbors. Odd Fellow's hall.
FRIDAY', JANUARY' 11.
Irish-American club, Opera House.
Modern Protective association at
Blue Lodge Masons, Masonic Tem
SATURDAY, JANUARY' 12.
Elks' at B. P. O. E. club rooms.
MONDAY*. JANUARY* 14.
Pythian Sisters at K. P. hall.
I. O. O. F. at Oddfellow hall.
Knights Templar, Masonic Temple.
TUESDAY', JANUARY' 15.
Ladies' Auxiliary. O. R. C.. afternoon.
Acacia Chapter, O. E. S.. Masonic
Yeomen Lodge, Oddfellow's hall.
THURSDAY*, JANUARY". 17.
Ladies' Auxiliary, R. M. clerks, after
M. \V. A. at Oddfellow's hall.
Scottish Rite Masons, Masonic Tem
FRIDAY', JANUARY 18.
Irish American Club. Opera House.
ICaglos Aerie. K. '. hall.
If. 13. A. Oddfellow's ha!!.
SATURDAY, JANUARY lit.
!!. r. O. K.. at Elk's hall.
[Xote.]—All lodges and societies are
invited to send notices to this column.
All meetings are nights, unless other
THE NEW YEAR NIGHT.
Oh cold an1 stilly winter night,
That far, so fur around me lies,
liv myriad lamps are burning bright
rom out these distant northern
Above me gleam thy thousand eyes,
Bright eyes that glimmer through
And in my thoughts sweet dreams
Of Bethlehem's star of old.
Dear winter night, thy voices speak
In dream-like echoes in my ear,
1 feel thy cold breath on my cheek
The last of the departing year—
The sound of far-off bells I hear,
Their tones by distance mellowed
So calmly deep, so sweetly clear
Across the glistening snow.
Yes, 'though, unlike that southern
Where summer holds her yearly
There is a joy belongs to time
That winter' sieges all in vain
And now that joy has come again
In tinkling bell and silver light
To whisper far across the plain
The glory of the New Year night.
—Floyd D. Raze.
Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Sauderson have
returned from Langdon after a visit of
a few days with friends there.
A large number of out of town
guests are expected to attend the
twenty-third annual of the Pioneer
club this evening. Crookston, Lari
more, Lakota, Grafton and other near
by towns wi'll send their quota as well
as some farther away. Elaborate pre
parations have been made by the com
mittees in charge of the affair.
Governor and .Mrs. Sarles are expect
ed from Hillsboro this evening to at
tend the Pioneer chib function.
Miss Leonard of Wesley college con
servatory will return this evening
from Mcorhead where she lias been
visiting friends during the holidavs.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Whitcomb of
Alexandria, Minn., are the holiday
guests of their sons, Dr. H. \V. and C.
The following names comprise the
list of ladies who have consented to
be the ladv patronesses for the annual
ball given tonight at the Commercial
club rooms: Mesdames Charles N.
Barnes, Robert H. McCoy, William H.
Burr, Tracy R. Bangs, J. L. Robertson,
J. B. Wineman, William H. Kelsey,
Jaines H. Bosard, Webster Merrifield,
E. Y. Sarles, Hiilsboro, Charles L.
Cummins, Henry M. "Wheeler, Ray A.
Jackson, William Budge, J. G. Ham
ilton and J. W. Ogren.
Mr. and Mrs. 13. G. Whitehead en
tertained a number of friends on Sat-
l| EBP'- urday evening in a delightfully in
-L. W. Deichert and family will
spend New Years day with Mr.
Deichert's mother at Cavalier.
'fo: Mrs. D. Sullivan is entertaining Mr.
arid Mrs. J. W. Sullivan and Miss
p.' Edna Rivett of Bemidji.
The Modern Protective association
held a very enjoyable social session
.it. on Friday evening after the election of
officers. Dancing and cards were in
dulged in .and a service of refresh
•*r.r»j\7TOt,rrnr'%-r»TWJS?»e'4.?f*«i» *VV '»*?3WS3SWtM
BOTH ri!0\ES S4.
ments given. The officers elected
were as follows: Past president, Mrs.
Ella Bartlett president, Dr. A. L. Mc
Donald: vice president, Mrs. Ida
Claroye secretary, Mrs. Laura
Young: treasurer, Mr. .T. R. Baker:
prelate, Mrs. Ella Cady guide, Mr. .1.
W. Young: assistant guide, Mrs. Car
rie Roddy inner watch. Miss Ada
Sheppard outer watch, Mr. Wm. Mel
ville: trustee for three years, Mr. .T.
Mrs. D. A. Griffith of Casselton and
Mrs. F. .T. Bennett and baby of Crooks
ton, who have been guests of Mrs.
M. P. Burns during the hodilays, have
returned to their homes.
Wendell Burns entertained eight of
his boy friends on Friday evening. A
very pleasant time is reported.
Robert Hatcher returned to Fargo
last evening after a pleasant visit here
with his brothers and renewing old
The Woman's club of Minot held a
delightful social function last Friday
complimentary to the members of the
musical club of that city. A Christ
mas tree was laden with presents for
the guests and held the place of honor
in the center of the table which was
decorated with suitable Christmas col
The National guard is giving a grand
ball at H'illsboro this evening.
Washington is preparing to observe
New Year's day with all its traditional
brilliance. Public interest will center
as usual on the President's reception
at the White House. The reception will
begin at 11 o'clock, at which hour the
President and Mrs. Roosevelt will greet
the vice-president and members of the
cabinet. Then will come the foreign
diplomats, the members of the supreme
court, army and naval officers, and
numerous other officials until the gen
eral public is reached some three
hours later. Mrs. Roosevelt will be
assisted in the receiving line by Mrs.
Longworth and several of the ladies
of the cabinet. Mrs. Fairbanks. Mrs.
Shaw, Mrs. Bonaparte, Mrs. Metcalf
and Mrs. Straus will receive at their
homes. .Miss Helen Cannon will be
another official hostess. The diplo
matic corps will be entertained at
breakfast at the home of the secretary
Mrs. Parsons' trial-marriage scheme
is but a modification of a custom
which existed for ages in Scot
land. It was known as "hand-fast
ing" or "hand-in-liand." The con
tracting parties met at the annual
fairs in their several districts. There
young men chose the maids who best
pleased them. They joined hands, and
bv that act became man and wife
until the corresponding day of the fol
lowing year. If the love and fortunes
of the pairs' hail prospered during tht
year, on the anniversary of their meet
ing they were legally married by the
priest, if all hail not been well, then
The practice is supposed to have
arisen from the scarcity of clergy. If
the pair decided to part at the end
of the twelvemonth, the bride was at
liberty to marry another man, her ap
prenticeship to matrimony not carry
ing with it any reproach to her. Any
marriages were by custom made legal
Anj' issue resulting from the union
would, in the case of a second mar
riage, be taken by the fajher, and
rank a heir after the children of the
marriage which lasted for life.
Many weddings we.e unmade at the
end of the year. But it was danger
ous if the initiative were taken by
the man who had wedded the kinswo
man of a chief. When a Macdonald of
Sleat availed himself of his right to
send back the sister of a Macleod of
Dungaven, the latter resented it as an
indignity. "He had no bonfire to cele
brate his wedding, but he shall have
one to solemnize his divorce," Mac
leod swore. He kept his word, and a
terrible vendetta between the elan*,
Or the $51,000,00(1 jriven to education
and charity in the United States this
past year, women had a mighty share.
Xo less than eleven of tiieni have given
more than $100,000. The names and
amounts given are as follows:
Miss Mase.v McConn'-U, Pitts
Mrs. M. 1 j. f.assilly, New York
Mrs. John W. Mackay, New
York City 405,000
Mrs. Russell Sage, New York
Mrs. .Marianne Brimmer, Uos-
Mrs. L. C. Boardman, Xew
-Mrs. William Ziegler, Xew
York City 300,000
Mrs. J. T. Swan, Princeton,
Miss Cornelia Rhea, Balti-
Mrs. A. B. Lazarus, New York
Mrs. M. H. Williamson, New
York City 150,000
Ed Overton of New Rock ford is run
ning in pretty hard luck. Last sum
mer he broke his hip by being thrown
from a horse and was just able to get
around again without the use of
crutches. Monday morning while he
was watering the stock a fractious
house threw liini against a hard snow
bank with the result that the newly
knitted bone was again fractured and
he is now laid up in worse shape than
before. His many friends extend their
sympathy and hope he will improve
rapidly from this last misfortune.
An inconsiderate cuss stated that
Bismarck was trying to steal Lidger
wood's reputation just now.
we join heartily
wish ng our cus
tomers and friends
Store will be Closed All Day
New Salem had a stabbing affray.
Cogswell is to have a new school
building in the spring.
The band of Thorne is putting in
some extra stunts at practicing.
The food supply was short on the
new extension of the Soo from Flax
The farm home of E. Freenfield, 13
miles from Flaxton, was destroyed by
The Mandan Pioneer has a loan edi
tor—but he bars all other newspaper
A Kensal blind pigger is reported to
have been so badly frightened that he
Both papers at Crosby seem to favor
law and order and the abolition of the
Even after The Dunseith Magnet
changes hands Willey is to hank on
'or another month.
Governor and Mrs. Burke were tend
•red a pleasant farwell reception on
the eve of their departure for Bis
marck by their neighbors of Devils I
Thai! Michael was a week early in
announcing the marriage of a young
couple of V.'illow City—and the groom
wanted to lick the editor for the
Sam Small spent last week in in
-talling a gasolene engine, which is
run. Small ought to
sec-tire Car! Nelson's remedy for buck
ins gasolene engines.
Editor Nelson of The Cando Demo
crat made a mistake and got another
man's name mixed up with a blind pig
ease. He took a trip out of town till
the man's fire cooled.
The Michigan Arena stated that any
:'oo couCd see through the letter of
the president to Congressman Gronna
and then proceeded to show that it
saw through the letter.
F. E. Packard, the world-famous
muckraker of the last campaign, has
secured a syndicate of newspapers and
will deal out the Hearst dope for the
combination during the session of the
legislature. It is needless to say th-'.t
the Minneapolis Journal is at the top
of the list.
At Linton a Sioux warrior swiped
.i quart or' Christmas joy from the
sleigh of a paleface brother, and after
doing what was explained as a cross
between a war and bear dance, was
taken to the bastile, where his pipe
dream was transformed into a living
realization of the caresses of his angry
squaw who played a one-handed game
of watch-meeting during the night.
as the Best
is what one
the work that
is turned out
by the Model
us your bun
dle or phone
us and it will
be done to
18-20 N. Forth St.
Both Phone* 170
THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D.
(By H. C. Mitchell.)
Washington, D. C., Dec. 31.—Upon
the assembling of congress H. C. Hans
brough, in the following letter called
attention of the interstate commission
to a very acute situation with respect
to car shortage conditions in the north
west, especially in North Dakota, and
urged upon the commission to attempt
to do something to alleviate the sit
uation. Senator Hansbrough, in his
letter to the commission, recites that
numerous complaints have come 10
him to the effect that the railroad com
panies are not. doing their duty in the
premises. "Permit, in- to urge,'' said
Senator Hansbrough, "the importance
of a very early investigation of the
situation. 1 feel that your commis
sion would enter the field of investiga
tion at once and call in representatives
of the parties immediately conc-rned
there would lie no great difficulty in
locating the blame, if blame there be,
and in bringing about improved ira/hc
facilities through which the grain rais
ers of tile northwest especially would
be assisted in moving^ their products
"I do not know of anything that is
more important, to the welfare and the
prosperity of the northwest at. this
time, and 1 sincerely urge upon your
body the importance of immediate ac
In reply to the above letter Judge
I Knoff, chairman of the interstate cem
mission, sent, this reply to Senator
"Tin: inability of shippers to secure
car for the movement, of their traffic
is reported from various parts of the
country and amounts in some section*,
as you observe, to almost a calamity.
This matter has given the commission
special concern, although we appear to
lie without any adequate authorty to
deal with the situation We can exer
cise no direct power hi compel Inter
state curriers to furnish adequate
equipment, nor are we prepared at. this
time to recommend specific legislation
upon this subject. If a given carrier
unjustly discriminates between ship
pers in distributing its car supply we
could undoubtedly make an enforcible
order of relief after investigating a
complaint and giving the carrier a
hearing. We could also, perhaps,
award reparation for damages result
ing from failure to supply sufficient
cars, but our power to do so is not
ABOUT an IH NORTHWEST
RELATIVE TO CAR SH0RTA6E PROBLEM
altogether certain. Moreover, any
award made by us in a proeeedng
brought for that purpose would es
tablish only a -prima facie case against
the carrier in a suit brought in the
federal courts to enforce the order.
Inasmuch as such a proceeding goes
upon the theory of awarding damages
it would seem to be rather more suit
able and efficient for agrieved ship
pers to bring their suits in the courts
in tJie first instance.
"We have, however, ordered an in
vestigaton of this matter of car short
age and will prosecute it with the
utmost dispatch. Already one or more
agents have been ssnt to the northwest,
and it is expected that hearing will
take place in that region within the
next two weeks. This appears to be
the most effective course the commis
sion can take, and you may be assured
that everything will be done within the
scope of our authority to bring about
the earliest possible relief."
Since these letters passed between
Senator Hansbrough and the commis
sion a number of hearings have been
had at Minneapolis, Kansas City, St.
Louis, Chicago between shippers and
representatives of the various railroads
with the result, that just at present
the members of the commission who
heard the complaints of the shippers
and the defence of the railroads alleg
ed to have offended, are now engaged
in preparing an elaborate report upon
the rather complex problems they
have" found confronting them. Hun
dreds of letters are on file with the
interstate commerce commission bear
ing upon the question of shortage of
cars in which to ship grain or other
products and a similar shortage as to
cars in which to transport coal into
the northwest country it appears on
behalf of the ralroads that they are
making every effort to supply cars, but
as yet with indifferent success. The
great mass of data which has been col
lected upon the subject will be
made public within a few days, anil
probably a remedy devised.
BERISFORD LEFT $1,000,000
Eiifflfali Lord Killed In Enderlin Wreck
Bequeathed to Negro Mistress
#10,000 oi Ills Kttute.
The will of Lord Deleval Beresford,
Our business has drown from the
smallest to the largest in the state»
but it must still be increased. In
order to secure BOTTOM PRICES
we have contracted with our differ
ent factories to buy, during 1907,
double the amount of goods used
in 1906. We are therefore going
to give our customers the benefit in
LOWER PRICES and more artistic
effects. Watch our advertisements
from day to day and secure the
Wishing you all a Happy New Year
Very truly yours
brother of Charles Beresford, lord ad
miral of the British navy, who was
killed in a railroad wreck at Enderlin,
N. D. contains a bequest of $10,000 to
Flora Wolfe, the negro woman with
whom Beresford lived for four years
In El Paso the Wolfe woman was
known as "Lady Flo." Beresford fre
quently visited El Paso, but had few
friends here. He associated with hack
drivers, bartenders and others of that
class. He leaves two ranches in Mex
ico containing a total of 173,000 acres,
land in New Mexico, El Paso and Can
ada, the estate being valued at a mil
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31,1906
All but the $10,000 is left to his
brothers, Lords Charles and Marcus,
the latter being executor.
If the coal shortage in the state this
winter can but get the lignite coal
mining on a business basis and result
in the more general use of that fuel,
it will be a blessing for North Dakota.
The Overly Observer says that 6ome
of the citizens there are complaining
because' that paper Is not up to the
standard of excellence that the people
want. Editor Roblson wants them to
make It bettgr by taking it off his
hands. No one has accepted the in
delivered anywhere at any time. Both Phones 60-L. Don't
forget a 50c Brick of Geist's Famous Ice Cream
for New Year's Dinner.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
GET READY FOR THE GAME
We are prepared to equilp you for th*
with a full line of New and Second Mmi 2?*
gle and Double Barrel Shot Guns Riflea "j
Ammunition. You can also buy a* watch T*
know how many birds you shoot
Come in and look over our line and ?!t J6'
convince you that our prlcea are th° inlL"1'
Broker and Jeweler
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