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NARROW ESCAPE TODAY Not Christopher of the History Books, But William Oolumbus. HIS FOOT WAS CRUSHED Fell From a Passenger Coach Near Fourth Street Crossing This Morning. William Columbus, a young man aged 18 years, had a very narrow es cape fro mdeath at 8:30 this morning. The young man, who was engaged in shoveling snow for the Great North ern, managed to escape with only a badly crushed foot. Columbus was standing on the plat form of a passenger coach attached to the snow train. This train is used in transporting snow from the yards of the Great Northern to the bridge, and It is there thrown on the banks of the river. As the train was back ing into the yards from the bridge, Columbus was standing in such a manner that when the engine made a sudden stop, he was thrown onto the track. The train did not come to a full stop, however, and before he could get clear, hi8 foot had become caught under one of the wheels, and he him self had become tightly pinioned be neath the truck of the coach. The train was stopped aui the injured man removed to the offices of Drs. Wheeler A Campbell. An examination of the wound showed that Ais foot had been badly crushed, but that otherwise he was all right There were several eye witnesses to the affair, and they expected to see the young man crushed to death. Columbus came here about a year ago from Greece, and has only one rela tive in this country, a brother. The brother was also engaged in the gang of shovelers, and he assisted in free ing the injured boy. lOfll AMERICANS^ ISSmUTION Lodge Is In Excellent Condition and Is Becoming Popular—Glen Bnrkly, President. Grand Forks Assembly No. 84, Loyal Americans of the Republic, held a regular session in their hall last eve ning and installed officers as follows: Ex-President—P. T. Boat. President—Glen Barkley. Vice-President—Frank Slebell. Secretary-Treas—William Pfiefer. Prelate—Alma Trankle. Orderly—Robt. Shephard. Sargent—Mrs. F. Siebell. First Corporal—Mrs. Glen Barkley. Second Corporal'—Mrs, Greenman. Guard—Ole Monson. Sentinel—Mr. Greenman. Medical Examiners—Drs. Woutat and Devitt. Chairman Entertainment Committee —Mrs. Win. Pfiefer. The Aassembly is in excellent fin ancial condition and the report of the membership for the year 1906 shows a large increase in membership, this lodge has become very popular on ac count of the many social functions, entertainments and suppers it has given, and the coming year will be no exception in the entertainment of the members and their guests. WILL BANQUET OFFICIALS Those Who Attend Municipal Conven tion Are to be Given Banquet by Mayor Johnson of Fargo. The city officials of the various cities of North Dakota who attend the convention in Fargo next week will be given a banquet by Mayor Johnson of that city. It is expected that there will be about forty delegates present at the session, which will be a most important one. A Timely Hint Reports are coming in that our Hydro-Carbon oil is being received in many towns where they have been obliged to burn candles, owing to the inability of the great trust to fill all of their orders. We prepared for this blockade last fall by keep ing our tanks full and have come to the rescue many times. If you burn oil and want a GOOD light call for Bartles oil. If your dealer don't sell it call us up. You don't need a special lamp or smokeless de vice—it will burn in any old lamp provided you put in a new wick, Bartles-Dakota Oil Co. E CONTINUE TO GOME Many Towns of North Dakota Still Looking for Coal— A Long Haul. Reports of fuel shortages through out the state continue to pour in and from the general tone of the reportB conditions are not improving in the least over last week's plight. A writer from Tolna, N. D., a town of 200 people located on the new Aneta extension of the Great Northern, states that not a car of coal has entered the city for over a month and that tht citizens are now hauling fuel a dist ance of twenty-five miles at a cost ot 50 cents per hundred pounds. At the present time conditions are slightly relieved for there are nearly three tons of coal on hand but when that is exhausted even the most hopeful must come down to bed rock and awake to the fact that King Boreas is still in the ring. Bantry, a town on the Towner ex tension of the Great Northern, is an other of the suffering villages. Deep and Upham, two other burgs on the same line are also In straightened circumstances regarding fuel. None of these towns have much coal on hand and it Is reported that In the past two months there have been run in only two cars. Many of the people have been forced to burn fences, poles, old sheds and spare lumber and those residing in the country districts have for some time been existing by utiliz ing hay and straw in the stoves. The railroads are now doing all within their power to relieve the situ ation and cars of coal are being rushed along and distributed where necessity most demands. Several cars bound for Dakota points have been stalled in the Crookston yard but these are now moving westward. IMPLEMENT IHS. CO. ELECTS D. W. Luke of Grand Forks Re-Elect* ed President for Second Term— Company Prospering. The Implement Dealers Insurance company, one of the strongest of tht. kind in the northwest, held the first meeting of the year in Mayor Duis' office yesterday afternoon and elected officers for 1907 as follows: President D. W. Luke, Grand Forks. Vice President—D. Mcintosh, St. Thomas. Secretary—Geo. E. Duis, Grand Forks. Treasurer—P. S. Houghton, Grand Forks. Directors—P. S. Houghton, Geo. E. Duis and D. W. Luke, Grand Forks Frank Goldammer, Lakota James Dougherty, Park River D. S. Mcin tosh, St. Thomas P. Horton, Wahpe ton. The reports for the past year show ed a very satisfactory condition of affairs. The company was organized four years ago and since that time has grown steadily until at the pres ent time its policies cover over $1,500, 000 with $16,000 in premiums ta policy holders. The organization does busi ness in North Dakota alone, in fact is a North Dakota institution as the men interested in the company art all prominent citizens of this state. D. W. Luke has been president since the launching. Friday Afternoon Meetings. Cottage prayer meetings will be held by the members of the Methodist Epis copal church on Friday afternoon at the following places: Mrs. Dr. Healy's Riverside park Mrs. M. P. Burns, 422 North Fourth street Mrs. E. P. Robertson, 524 Belmont avenue Mrs. Armstrong. University avenue. Masquerade suits for rent at 211 North Fifth street. No charges to hea. juu^e Wm. G. Ewing speak on Christian Science Thursday night, 8 p. m. Vistlng Here. Leslie and William Freeman, who are now living at Winnipeg are here. They formerly lived at Crookston. Guild Meeting. The St. Paul's Guild will meet with Mrs. C. H. Bronson, 711 Belmont ave nue this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Prominent Visitor. Rev. Father Drummond of the St. Boniface college of Winnipeg, Man., was a prominent visitor in the city yesterday. Got Thirty Days. Tom Carter was arrested Iasit eve ning by Officer J. Coan, and this morn ing he was given thirty days in the county jail. Attend Board Meeting. Dr. Woutat leaves tomorrow even ing for Fargo where he will attend the meeting of the state board of medical examiners. WORKHOUSE BUI BE It Will Provide for Compul sory Establishment of Institutions. WOULD MEAN A SAVING Wineman Prepared the Bill and W. S. Dean Will Bring it Before House. At the session of the legislature this winter, W. S. Dean of the Seventh dis trict will probably introduce a bill prepared by J. B. Wineman of Grand Forks making it compulsory upon the part of the various counties of North Dakota to establish work houses. A bill has been drawn, and it is now in the hands of Mr. Dean, whom it is expected will introduce it in the house at a very early date. The work house matter has been studied up by Mr. Wineman, and for some time he has been urging the es tablishment of such an institution in Grand Forks county, and the board of commissioners some time ago decided to do so. With the compulsory establishment of work houses throughout the state, it is expected that minor crimes would be decreased. When a man knows he will have to work on landing in jail, he is less liable to do any thing that is liable to land him behind the bars. In the winter time, there are a cer tain class of prisoners, who are in jail as a result of their own efforts to secure free lodgings and board during the cold months. COMMITTED TO HOSPITAL John Kaulf Had Hearing Before In sanity Board Today and Commit ment Ordered. John Kaulf of this city, a young man who imagined friends were plotting against his life and that dire disaster awaited his every move, was given a hearing before the insanity board to day and ordered committed to the state insane asylum at Jamestown. The young man imagined that poison would be dripped through the roof of the house while he .slept and that as a consequence his spirit would wing itself to' the regions beyond. Yester day he told his troubles to Justice Purcell who sent him to States Attor ney Wineman, thence down the line to Judge Hassell who had the young man jailed. Sheriff Hanson is in Gilby today so the demented man will probably re main in the county jail until Friday or Saturday. Is Improving. Mrs. G. J. Roberts, who underwent an operation yesterday afternoon at the Deaconess hospital, is reported resting easy today. Arduous Trip. Attorney B. G. Skulason returned this morning from a short business trip to Devils Lake. Mr. Skulason says that No. 6 on the Great Northern was fifteen hours coming from Minot to Grand Forks. Degree of Honor. The Degree of Honor will hold a public installation of officers this evening, and following the installation, there will be a social session. New Dentist. Dr. E. M. Pierce has opened his new dental office in Suite 44, Security block, opposite Hotel Dacotah. Hours 9:30 to 12, 2 to 5. Phone 1082L. May Lift Prizes. Thomas Crouch the poultry fancier will leave Monday for Fargo taking with him several of his prize winners for entry at the meeting of the State Poultry association. How much of your life is spent try ing to get welK It requires but a month or less to put the average man or woman on their feet with Hollis ter's Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents. Tea or Tablets. Lion Drug Store. itoyal Neighbor Play. The Royal Neighbors will give a play on Jan. 31, the play being, "The Forged Certificate." It is expected that it will be one of the best home talent plays put on in Grand Forks for some time. General Pavloff, Russ Reb Hater, Assassinated Early This Morning! i. Petereburg, J*1**?* Gen. Pavloff, judge advocate general, was shot and mortally wounded at 10 o'clock this morning front of the Military Court Building. The assassin was captured after wounding a policeman. Gen. Pavloff was prominent during the sitting of the last parlament in answering interpellations. He execrated revolutionists. 1 he allegation has been made that he delayed reprieve of a number of Baltic mutineers, who had been convicted by drum-head court martial, until the men were executed. SARLES, SMILING, BURKE SERIOUS Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 9.—The joint committee of the house and senate this afternoon, Little, Casey, Haugen and Hankinson, escorted Sarles and Burke to the hall of the house. Sarles was on the arm of Little, Burke on that of Casey, and they were followed by the other state officers, and those elected. Sarles read his message. Burke was then sworn in by Jus tice Morgan.. Sarles was smiling, Burke serious and careworn. The galleries were filled with high society and the messages were received with plenty of applause. TO-DAY Taylor Brought Up the New Paving Bill Today—Sharpe Had Bill. Bismarck, X. D* Jan. 9.—Sen. ator J. D. Taylor, Grand Forks Introduced today a bill providing that cities may call for bids on more than one kind of paving material at the time. Senator J. B. Sharpe of La« Moure Introduced bill No. 1 In In the senate, it being a primary election bill. «'TOWNS SUFFER Congressman Gronna Receiv ing Many Telegrams on Fuel Shortage in N. D. (By E. C. Snyder.) Washington, D. C., Jan. 9.—Con gressman Gronna is getting telegrams from stations in North Dakota, stating the fuel situation is getting desperate, especially along the Soo road. He has wired Pennington, general manager, to take immediate action to relieve the situation. Congressman Gronna has again called the attention of the inter state commerce commission to the alarming reports. Pennington wires three cars of coal were brought into Gardena January 2. Fifteen inches of snow fell in that territory the past week, but plows are working toward Alsen and Gardena. WOODRUFF TAKES OATH. Associated Preai to The Evening Time*. Hartford, Conn., Jan. 9.—In the hall of the house of representatives this af ternoon, in the presenec of an immense throng, Rollin S. Woodruff was in augurated as governor. The hall was decorated with the national colors and flowers. Governor Roberts delivered his farewell address to the members of the general assembly, Mr. Wood ruff then spoke, and at the conclusion of his address took the oath of office. The inaugural ceremonies were pre ceded by the customary military pag eant, in which companies of militia and other organizations from various parts of the state took part. Elaborate arrangements have been made for the inaugural ball tonight in the Foot Guard armory. Stockholders Meeting. A meeting of the stockholders of tne State bank of Oslo will be held on Jan. 15. Several East Grand Forks capital ists are interested in the institution. PERSONALS Geo. W. Kving of Crary is registered in at the Ingalls hotel. C. F. Whitcomb went to Mayville last night on business matters. J. C. Glynn of Hillsboro is a guest at the Dacotah hotel today. Andrew Johnson of Xorthwood was in the city last evening. BRIEF CITY NEWS FOR THE BUSY READER. Appoint Administrator. S. O. Winkjer of Crookston, has been appointed the administrator in the estate of the late D. V. Johnson, who was killed in the Great Northern wreck near Crookston. Attorney Eric Hagen is acting attorney in behalf of the widow. Has Approved Ordinance The milk ordinance, passed at the Monday night meeting of the city council has been approved by Mayor Duis. The ordinance, the provision ot which appeared in the Times yester day, will not become effective until about April 1. Is An Heir. John Snible of Grand Forks has just learned that he has fallen heir to the sum of $2,000 or $3,000 from a nephew killed in the Russia-Jap war. J. B. Wineman has sent an inquiry in the matter to the American consul at Odessa, Russia. Festival a Success. The festival held last evening by the Sons of Norway in their rooms was a decided success. The hall was nicely decorated for the occasion and a de lightful repast was served after the IRE ASSESSED IE And Included in the City Taxes While State Makes Assessment. COUNTY DEPOSITORIES Naming of List of Them Taken Up by Board This Afternoon. The Board of County Commissioners met this afternoon persuant to ad journment with Chairman Korsmo, Commissioners Thompson, Murphy, Haddow and Poupore present. Many bills were allowed and several peti tions acted upon. The report of Thomas McMahon the retiring superintendent of the county hospital and poor farm was read and accepted and ordered placed on file. The petition of Swift & Co. for a reduction in the assessed valuation of personal property in the city was granted. The reduction was from $3,090 to $1,8S6. It appears that the city assessor when he made the rounds included in the list of Swift & Co, two refrigerator cars which should have been acted upon by the State Board of Equalization as provided by the laws of the state. The communication of State's At torney Wineman regarding the erec tion of a work house by the county for the employment of county prison ers was read and placed on file and will probably be taken up in the near future. Several bills recently allowed by the county board of health were received and the county auditor was authorized to draw warrants for the same. This included the morning work, and the board adjourned until 2 p. m. The session this afternoon was taken up by routine work. The naming of the county depositaries was taken up at a late hour. Bids were received from practical ly every bank in the county at a 2 per cent, rate of interest POLITICS AND POLITICIANS. Representative R. Spencer Black burn, of North Carolina, has announced his intention to contest the election of Richard N. Hackett as a member of the 60th Congress from the Sth district of that state. Governor Harris of Ohio is the old est chief executive of any state in the Union, but is a very lively and potent integer in the politics of thj Buckeye state, He is 71 years old and lins the distinction of having twice been lieutenant governor befo'-e being ele vated to his present position by the death of Governor Pattison. On January 22 the Minnesota legis lature will re-elect United States Sen ator Nelson for his third term. Simon Guggenheim, who is to suc ceed Thomas M. Patterson as United States Senator from Colorado, has an nounced his withdrawal from all con nection with the American Smelting and Refining Company. speech making portion of the pro gram had been disposed of. Will Levy. The taxes on the personal property of the Grand Forks Music company were not paid at the time of the trans fer yesterday, and a levy will be made on it. Should none of the property be found, arrests are liable to follow, ac cording to State's Attorney Wineman. Resumes Work. Miss Helen Davies, who was obliged two years ago to resign her position as teacher in the local schools has re turned and taken the position made vacant by the resignation of Mdss Helen Prindeville. Her many friends will welcome her back to Grand Forks. Will Deliver Address. A. C. Clausen, manager of the American Biscuit company passed through Grand Forks enrcute to Butte, Mont., where he will spend several days or a week attending to matters of business. On his way home he will stop off at Bismarck, N. D., where he will deliver a speech before the annual meeting of the retail grocers. THEIRDUN Rev. F. E. R. Miller Says That After Bringing Settlers, They Should Provide. Grand Forks, N. D„ Jan. 9.—Editor Evening Times: I have read your editorial in your issue of Jan. 8 upon "Car and Fuel Situation" with the feel ing that you have met only one class of informants or wish to suppress some important facts from public knowledge. Probably the shortage of fuel, of cars, and of food stuffs, has in some instances been exaggerated, but there are dozens of towns and hundreds of communities which are suffering on this account and yet are making no complaint through the pub lic press. I have a married sister liv ing at Ambrose, N. D., and I cite a paragraph from a letter writen to me about Christmas time. The condition is even worse now. She says: "The inability of the Soo to get trains through is getting to be quite a seri ous matter, for people in the country, as well as many in town are out of coal. Men who came in from the country yesterday said that several families were living together in a one-room shack and burning hay to keep warm. Think of it. Provisions too are getting low. The Soo people say they have seven carloads of fuel and provisions at Flaxton for us, but they cannot afford to keep more than one section man digging on the tracks between here and Flaxton which is about sixty miles." In the interest of a square deal for the people whom the railroads have induced to settle in the newer sections of the state, and whom they have transported at a very low cost both sides of this question deserve a hear ing, the people who suffer not less than the railroads who serve. It is an outrage to bring men and women into this state, settle them on land and in new towns and not provide for marketing their produce or providing them with the necessaries of life. That is the point at issue in the northwest —a point which your editorial utterly ignores. Yours truly, Frank E. R. Miller. WILLET AT METROPOLITAN The Well Known Lecturer Appears In Grand Forks This Evening On Association Course. Dr. Herbert L. Willett, professor in the Chicago university arrived in Grand Forks today and this evening Will appear at the Metropolitan as the second number on the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. entertainment course. Dr. Willett is a lecturer of note in America and abroad, and he has taken for his subject tonight, "The New Continents." The singie admission fee will be $1.00. The course price for the re maining five numbers will be $1.75. Tickets can be purchased at the Y. M. C. A. when permanent reservations can also be made. B. Y. P. lT. Meeting. The B. Y. P. U. of the Baptist church held a business meeting last evening at the church after which a short social time was enjoyed. The reports of officers were highly satisfactory. Attended Banquet. Mrs. G. S. Chesterman of Crookston came over yesterday and was in at tendance last evening at the Y. W. C. A. banquet in the Commercial club rooms. Mrs. Chesterman returned this morning. A man is never too busy to listen when the lady on the dollar talks. Class In Frame Making. Miss Doherty of The Famous Mil linery will instruct a class in millinery frame-making every afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30. Four lessons will be given for $1.00. This is an excellent opportunity for the ladies to acquire a knowledge of frame-making and to become their own milliner. Was Denied. Judge Cowan at Devils Lake yester day afternoon finally decided the case of Jacob Holwager against A. A. Hood. The suit was for the sum of $60 and was tried last summer before Judge Cowan in this city during the absence of Judge Fisk. At that time the de cision was made in favor of the plain tiff and a motion for appeal was made. This motion was denied yesterday and the case received its quietus. Refused to Admit Him. Special to The Evening Times. Fargo, X. D., Jan. 9.—At the meet ing of the board of dental examiners today, Dr. F. W. Chandler recently ap pointed was refused admission to the session as a member, and Dr. Ramsey, formerly of Grand Forks took his seat. The matter will probably be set tled tonight. scram! WON 10 FROM Grand Forks Man Successfully Defends Title in St. Paul Race. ANOTHER MATCH SOON It Has Been Agreed That Men Shall Meet Again at an Early Date. "Ted" Schumacher, champion half mile skater of the state, successfully defended his title last evening on the Seven Corners ice rink in St. Paul when he took two straight heats from O. W. Anderson the St. Paul whirl wind. This news was communicated to Mrs. Schumacher in a telegram this morning. The race was to be three heats, half mile, winner to take 6J per cent of the gate receipts. Mr. Schumacher has not yet re turned to the city and no details of the race have been received but the fact that he took the first two heats thus doing away with the necessity of a final heat, demonstrates that his superiority was plainly in evidence. Another race has been decided upon, the time and place of holding to be decided upon later. BANKS ELECTED OFFICERS Scandinavian and First National Bank Held Annual Meetings and Name Officials for a year. At a meeting held at the Scandi navian bank last night officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: President—Anton Eckern. Vic Presidents—A. Abrahamson and T. T. Risteigen. Cashier—S. Torgerson. Assistant Cashier—Holcomb Sands. The position of assistant cashier is a newly created one and Holcomb Sands who has been employed in the bank since its organization was elect ed. The past year has been a succss ful one in every particular for the bank. The First National Bank. Yesterday was the day set for the election of officers in the national banks of the city. At the First Na tional the following directors were chosen: Charles E. Rand, W. H. Rand, M. S. Titus, S. S. Titus, W. H. Burr and J. Walker Smith. The offi cers elected were: President—J. Walker Smith. Vice President—Charles E. Rand. Cashier—S. S. Titus. Assistant Cashiers—L. A. Berg and W. H. Burr. Union National Bank. The meeting at the Union National bank was postponed to future date. Northern State Bank. The election of officers for the Northern State bank was held on Jan. 1. STUDENTS CHOSE COLORS Tass Meeting Held at Union Commer* cial Booms Yesterday Afternoon. The students of the Union Commer cial college held a huge mass meet ing yesterday afternoon and chose the official college colors, lavender and white, being given the preference after a good deal of discussion. The ques tion of colors at the college has been "under the gun" for some time, in fact almost since the organization of the institution two years ago. A num ber of pretty combinations of colors were suggested and exhibited during the meeting, among the number being maroon and gold and red and white, but with almost a unanimous vote the students chose the lavender and white combination. The students of the Union Com mercial are planning on a swell ball to be given in the Commercial club rooms on Thursday night and the new colors will be given a place of prom inence among the pretty decorations. MUCH iOOTEOJFUEL QUESTION Louis W. Hill of the Great Northern Has Issued an Important Tele, gram of Instruction. Louis W. Hill, vice president of the Great Northern railway system Is doing all in his power to alleviate the fuel shortage throughout the state as shown by the following telegram ad dressed to agents living along the lines where a fuel shortage exists or is apt to exvist. The message is ex planatory: "To All Agents: Superintend ents have been Instructed and an thorized to furnish company coal to people at any station on the Great Northern railway where a shortage exists or where there is apt to he actual suffering for want of fuel. If your station is ont of coal or should become so yon should promptly notify yonr sup erintendent.—Signed, L. W. Hill." Working in Silver Mines. The friends of Edgar Wells will be pleased to learn that he is prospering in the land of sand and sunshine. Mr. Wells is located at Robinson, Utah, where he is employed in the Mam moth mine, one of the best paying and largest propositions in the west. He likes the country and expects to re main until next fall.