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Failing through a hole in the Ice,
struggling for a few minutes against
the ewlft running waters and then
sucked underneath the ice, is what
Chief of Police J. W. Lowe believes
was the fate of Thomas J. Ford.
Published report to the contrary
notwithstanding Ford has not return
ed to his home in Grapd Forks, nor
has any trace whatever been found
of him. Since Mr. Ford left the North
ern Pacific depot in East Grand Forks
Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock every
trace has been lost and as effectually
as though the earth had opened up and
swallowed blm.
Last night at about 5 o'clock it was
stated that Ford had been found. The
report spread quickly.' The story was
to the effect that Mr. Ford had got
ten on the snow shovel and gone to
Winnipeg Junction, ...There Seems to
be absolutely no foundation for the
rumoras an investigation by the
police made today failed to confirm
As the hours pass by, and no word
is hear#" from the missing man the
mystery deepens. There is only one
plausible explanation for his absence,
that being that he fell through the ice
and was drowned.
/'County Chairman" Company
Obliged to Turn Back
Here Tonight.
Manager Myers of the local play
house informed the Evening Times to
day that he had completed a deal with
the management of "The County
Chairman" whereby the latter have
cancelled their contract at Crookston
tor tonight and will instead appear
at the Metropolitan this evening.
The troupe should have made a stand
at the local playhouse, last night, but
owing to a disruption of the train
service between Winnipeg and Grand
Forks, their train which left Winnipeg
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, after
running a short distance and being
frequently stuck, was compelled to put
back to the Manitoba capitol. The
company left Winnipeg again Thurs
day evening^, and arrived in the city
The cancellation of the Crookston
contract was only arranged with con
siderable difficulty, Manager White of
the Crookston theatre being loathe to
cancel the engagement which promis­
His Disappearance
Juat at the foot of International ave­
eport That Hie Had Returned Home Was
Unfounded— Chief Lowe Believes That
Missing Han Went Through the Ice—May
Drag Ever This Afternoon.]}^ Hjgg
With All the Beauty of Silk
nue, within two feet of the path used,
there is an opening in the Ice about
five feet long and a foot and a half
wide. This becomes covered with
snow quickly, and can not be Seen
within two or three hours after being
opened. It would have (been very
easy for Mr. Ford to have fallen into
this hole, and should he have done so,
It would have been hard to get out,
insomuch as he was well bundled up
in a heavy coat and other clothes.
Even though Mr. Ford left the depot
his place of employment—and went
toward De Mers avenue, he might
easily have gone back to the North
ern Pacific track, and from there down
on the' ice. He had gone home by
way of the bridge and the ice for the
last two or three months and It
seems very probable that on this ac
casion he took thait same route. The
snow train was on the bridge at about
the time Mr. Ford would reach
there and this fact may have caused
ftim to go on the ice.
The advisability of attempting to
drag the river in the vicinity of the
hole through which Chief Lowe be
lieves Ford fell was discussed today,
and it is very probable that some
action will be taken this afternoon or
ed the best single night business cf
the year. Grand Forks people can be
assured of witnessing a first class per
'formance tonight. The same -company
made a several nights stand" in the
.Twin C'-.i ts, anii never f'i!e! to draw
large rrowds.
This Date Has Been Set by Judge Pol
lock of Fargo—Has Been Post
poned Several Times.
Silk has lost its supremacy for summer dresses. In
its place we are showing cotton fabrics but the colors
the designs the weaves all equal the richness of silk.
The durability is much greater and best of all they
Today we issue a broad invitation for you to come
and make comparisons. From time tq time we will
describe some of the weaves in detail. Just now we
will only suggest the unlimited scope of our assortment
Figured rich chiffons, per
yard 58c
Dahnzoie silk, per yd.50c
Chiffon Ombri, per yd. 45c
Satin Baye Imprime, per
yard 48c
Soie Imprime, per yd.58c
Soie Boucle, per yard...50c
Shimmer silk, per yd.35c
Basket checked gords ,per
yard 35c
Swiss applique, yard.25c
The sentence of Major J. S. Murphy
of Minot, charged with and found
guilty of forgery, will be given by
Judge Pollock on Jan. 31. This was
announced by Judge Pollock late
Thursday afternfion. Several dates
have already been set for the sentenc
ing of Mr. Murphy, but illness and
poor train service has made postpon
ments necessary.
University Contest to be Held on
Feb. 18 in the Presbyterian
Jan. 18 is the date for the prelim
inary oratorical contest to be held tor
the purpose of selecting representa
tives of the university in the annual
North Dakota oratorical contest to
be held on Feb. 18. The contest will
take place In the Presbyterian church.
There will he two representatives
of the university in the oratorical con
test, which is to be pulled off under
the auspices of Wesley college in
Grand Forks.
Benner, Begg & Garvin
New Wash Fabrics
Scotch Zephyr, yd ... 25c
Maudelay Tissue, yd. .25c
Broderie Egyptian, per
yard 25c
Plain Solesette, yard.25c
Barnaby Zephyr, yd.20c
Holly Batiste, per yd.]9c
Bluebell lawn, per yard..
12 l-2c
Welleslev Batiste, yd. 15c
Dowzella Organdie, per
yard 15c
If you live out of the city a postal will bring you
a select line of samples.
Benner, Begg & Garvin
4^*' 5 c"W
JM -4 I 0t I id Tr1*
$w -x*1
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Great Northern Officials Claim
That They Will Keep
Trains Moving.
Engines Hold Steam Better
and Will Soon be "Making
Another period of relief from the
excessive snow drifts in this state and
along the Great Northern route in
the weather forces and the valiant ser
vice of the rotaries. Ticket Clerk
Charles Taylor reported today that
traffic would be running smoothly by
evening even through those districts
Ithat have been causing the most trouble
and that by tomorrow most of the
trains should be running on schedule
Trains from the ast came in all
right today though perhaps an hour
or two late and the through trains
from the west that have been dragging
along like the remnants of drowned
gophers will be in some time during
the afternoon. No. 6 from the west
•has been stalled for hours in a drift
near Bartlett and will be the first to
arrive, presumably at 5 o'clock. The
first No. 2 which was snow bound
near Devils Lake will crawl along
on No. 6's trail1 and will be followed
in turn by the second No. 2.
No. 112 to Fargo went out almost
on schedule time this morning.
Last night's No. 1 from St. Paul was
held in this city until* this morning
at 3:30 when it steamed out, passing
the snow bound trains somewhere
west of this city. This train was held
in, this city instead of going on to
Lariroore, the latter city being com
pletely plugged
congested with
freights and plows, etc,
Unlucky Hannah Train.
The Hannah train which left this
city for the Larimore branch, on last
Monday morning, is still bucking along
out on the prairies. However train
men expect her to show up tonight.
The unlucky train was supposed to
return to this city Monday night but
unfortunately the weather had other
things in store and Monday night was
spent at Larimore to which place she
had returned after meeting impassable
drifts at McCanna. Ever since that
time she 'has been lining into snow
drifts and eating her way along bit by
bit. The snow plows which have been
leading have been stuck so many
times that pencils have been worn
out trying to keep track of them.
The North trains out of Grand Forks
have been keeping pretty regular
Trainmen who have recently come
in from the Montana districts state
that the snow belt in that state is
something fierce. The worst part of
this belt extends over the northern
part and as far south as Columbia
Falls where the snow is but 15 feet
deep. In this state in places along
the tracks the snow is walled up to
the top of the cars and indeed it might
be said that for a distance of 200
miles along the road the average depth
of snow is between 6 or 7 feet. How
ever, it is thought that the days of
blizzards and more snow are num
bered and that traffic will be uninter
rupted from now on.
First in Four Bays.
Along distance message from Devils
Lake at 3 o'clock this afternoon stated
that the first mail in four days ar
rived in Devils Lake at noon today.
This was probably carried "by No. 1
which left this city this morning.
Imps and Farles Will Hold High Car
nival This Evening in the Bel.
mont Ice Rink.
Everything is in readiness for the
masquerade carnival to be held this
evening in the Ice rink and the man
agement has worked hard to have the
ice in excellent shape. The night
promises to be one of the gala events
of the winter sports. Superbly gown
ed dames will mingle with the com
mon Happy Hooligans in happy unison
and joyful contentment.
There will be music in abundance.
The prizes to be awarded for cos
tumes are as follows:
Most graceful couple, $2.50.
Best originel costume, $1.50.
Best clown, $1.
Best Happy Hooligan, $1.
Best cowboy, $1.
Buster Brown suit, season ticket.
Best negro outfit, season ticket.
Best Irishman, season ticket.
Red Riding Hood a two lb box of
candy given by H. K. Geist.
X. C. Taylor of Orfordville, Wis, Will
Purchase Blooded Cows of C.
C. Dickson.
C. C. Dickson of this city- who ex
pects to go out of the dairy business
within the next week has completed
arrangements with N. C. Taylor of
Orfordville, Wis., for the. transfer of
all standard cows to his herd. Mr.
Dickson has 42 registered animals in
'his herd and the eastern breeder will
take all that come up to the standard.
The Wisconsin man is the proprietor
of the Brown Bessie herd of cattle,
the largest and best known herd In
the state of Wisconsin and Mr. Dick
son has several in his bunch that
were secured from the Brown Bessie
stables. The stock not desired by
Taylor will be sold to the butecher,
thus taking everything off Mr. Dickson
hands. He expects to remove to the
coast in the spring.
Students Will Take Up Active
Campaign to Pass Appro
priation Bill.
In Attendance During the Last
Six Tears—Protest Against
Purcell Bill.
One of the largest and most en
thuiastic bodies of students ever as
sembled at the University of North
Dakota, convened in special mass
meeting this afternoon at lo'clock in
the university armory.
The meeting was called for the pur
pose of reading to the students the
resolution drawn up during the week
by the special committee and which
will be printed and sent to every
alumnus and alumnae over the state
and also to every member of the state
The letter was read by Chairman
Dan Brennan who presided aBd was
adopted by a unanimous vote of the
The Taylor and Purcell bills now
before the House and Senate at Bis
marck came in for considerable dis
cussion, J. F. T. O'Connor, Fred Mc
Curdy, and Dan Brennan participating
in the speechmaking.
The Taylor bill asks for a appropria
tion of $150,000 for the university and
when the fact is taken into consider
ation that the attendance at the uni
versity has increased 195 percent in
the last six years with no increase
in buildings or equipments, the neces
sity for every dollar of the appropria
tion asked, is apparent.
The assembled students also passed
a resolution today that every male and
female student at the university write
to his or her parents urging them to
write to the representatives in the
legislature in favor of the bill.
The letter which Was drawn up by
the committee as stated above
will be printed in circular form
and when sent to the members
of the alumni body, letters will
accompany asking that the re
presentatives in the Senate and House
be instructed to vote in favor of the
passage of the Taylor Appropriation
The committee which' drew up the
letter is composed of Olger Burtness,
Terry McGauvran, John Woods, Dan
Brennan and Lynn Sarles.
The Purcell bill" .introduced by Sen
ator Purcell of Wahpeton calls for a
reduction in the apportionment of the
university. The previous apportion
has been 40 percent while Purcell
would cut it down to 30 per cent. The
students made a protest against this
bill, and will urge its defeat.
JVi s' -j, i-"
Blackstonians Whipped Commercials
in Basket Ball Game—Score 20
to 13—One of The Interde*
partment Matches.
In the interdepartment University
basket ball series, the Laws defeated
the Commercials last evening at the
Y. M. C. A. in a fast contest by a
score of 20 to 13.
The Laws led at the conclusion of
the first half by a score of 10 t& 3.
The Commercials changed their line
up and took a brace in the second
half. McGulre and Chittick both put
up star games. The work of the of
ficials ..was satisfactory.
"munro home.
Next Meeting of IT. B. Jewelers and
Opticians Will be Held at
The annual conventions of the North
Dakota Jewelers association and of
the North Dakota Optical association,
which were to have been held in Far
go last week, but which suffered a
postponement on account of non-at
tendance of members, due to the in
adequacy and Irregularity of the train
service, will be held, if present plans
carry, at the Chautauqua, Devils
Lake, during the 1907 session. The
executive boards of the two associ
ations will fix and announce the exact
dates early in the spring.
Georflge K. Munro of this city holds
a position on one of the executive
To Rockefeller's millions when
you have a home concern that
is worthy of your patronage
and where you know that every
dollar of profit is invested in
Grand Forks and does not go
towards making up the $10,
000,000.00 quarterly dividends
of the trust.
If YOU have not tried our
Hyro-Carbon kerosene, give it
a trial ,it will speak for itself.
Edwin Lindstedt is our whole
sale and retail distributor for
Grand Forks. If your dealer
will not supply you, call him
up on either phone 248.
Oil Co.
1 1
The Anniversary Will be Cele
brated by Members of the
Of the Church—Work Done in
Settlements of Three Cen
turies Ago.
May 13th of this year will be the
300th anniversary of the Episcopal
Church in America.
In conenction with the commemora
tion of the 300th anniversary of the
Church in America, Dean Burleson,
one of the general secretaries for the
board of missions, will visit Grand
Forks in the near future for the pur
pose of meeting the men of the parish
and interesting them in the Men's
Thank Offering which is to be made
at the tri-annual general conventioi
to be held in Riichmond, Va., in Octo
ber next. This year the Sunday after
Ascension day will be the 12th day of
May. It is proposed to hold services
commemorative of the 300th anniver
sary of the Church in St. Paul's church
at that time. At the regular meeting
of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew held
at the rectory Wednesday evening the
matter of the celebration "of the an
niversary was discussed, as also were
X»lans in conection with Dean Burle
son's visit to this city.
In anticipation of this event it may
be of interest td many to learn some
thing of the history of the Episcopal
Church in America. The first prayers
made in English on this continent were
rep3 from the Episcopal prayer books.
They preceded the beginnings of col
onization. The chaplains of the Eng
lish ships which first visited this
country conducted the service of the
English church. Of these Francis
Fletcher was the first to read Eng
lish prayers on the Pacific coast. He
was the chaplain of Drake's ship, the
"Pelican." A great stone cross in
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,
commemorates this fact. On the coast
of the Atlantic, Thomas Hariot preach
ed to the Indians of Roanoke Island.
In 15S7 the sacrament of Baptism
was administered for the first time
on these shores in the English lang
uage to Manteo, the first Indian con
vert, and to Virginia Dare, the first
child born of English parents in
America. On Sunday, August 9th,
1607, an expedition landed on the
coast of Maiine and the'chaplain, Rich
ard Seymour, 'held services of .the
Episcopal church. This is the first
religious service on the soil of New
England of which there is a definite
record. Capt. John Smith came to
Virginia in 1607. The chaplain of his
ship was Robert Hunt, an "Honest,
religous and courageous divine" of
the Episcopal church. This expedi
tion, as is well know, was a commer
cial! one, and the principal object of
the adventurers was gold. At the
same time its members felt the need
of religion. The expedition disem
barked on the 13th day of May at a
place on the James river. On the fol
lowing Sunday was erected the first
church. It was prepared by hanging
up an old sail, fastening it to three or
four trees to act as a shelter. Seats
were made of logs. A bar of wood
between two trees served as a pul
pit. This was the Sunday after As
cension Day. The words of the epistle,
"The end of all things is at hand,"
may well have seemed to them a
proper prophecy, but they prayed, "We
beseech Thee, Lord, leave us not com
fortless." "This," said Capt. John
Smith, "was our church until we built
a homely thing like a barn set upon
posts, covered with grass and earth,
which was not a sufficient protection
against the wind or rain." They had
common prayer morning and evening,
every Sunday two'sermons and every
three months the celebration of the
Holy Communion. The first preacher
soon died, but the community continu
ed the church services after his death.
The first celebration of the Holy Com
munion was on the 21st day of June,
1607, being the third Sunday after
The early history of the Episcopal
Church in America was one of hard
ships, struggle and disaster. Most of
the early missionaries were either
killed by the Indians, or died from ex
posure and the hardships of the wild
Iter. W. II. Matthews Will Sail on
Feb. "Ih for a Tour of (he far
East Itelnrning May 1st.
Rev. William H. Matthews pastor of
the First Presbyterian church will
leave this country on his European
trip the 7th of next month and up
on his return about the 1st of May
will bring his wife and family to this
city. Itev. and Mrs. Matthews and
family will occupy the new manse
recently purchased from A. G. Schul
thies at a consideration above the $7,
000 mark.
Rev. Matthews expects to visit Mad
eira and Cadiz in Spain Gibraltar
Algiers Malta Athens: Constan
tinople and will make an extensive
sightseeing trip through Egypt and the
Holy Land afterwards returning to
Naples and Rome in Italy. At Rome
the party will abandon the Cruise and
take a trip through Northern Europe.
Next Sunday morning and evening,
Rev. Matthews will preach on the sub
pects, "Refining God" and "Remember
Lot's Wife."
Times Want Ads get results.
'Y .+
(By E3. C. Snyder.)
Washington, D. C., Jan. 25.—
Senator Hansbrongh today re
eelved a telegram from Hilton, N.
D. a station on the Great North
ern, that five car loads of coal had
been received, but no mall for
five days. The delivery of the coal
is an indication that the efforts of
the Interstate commerce commls*
sion and the Commercial dab of
Grand Forks arc bearing fruit.
From early morn till late this after
noon trucksters, teamsters and freight
handlers were busy carting and load
ing provisions and supplies for the
special train, which i* was advertized
would leave this city over the Great
Fine Site Purchased by the
Board of Education Thurs
day Evening.
Four lots, lying between Dakota
and Cheyenne avenue on Sixth street
have been purchased by the board of
education of the Grand Forks inde
pendent school district. Tho price
paid was $1,300, and the property will
be utilized as a location for the n?w
grade school house to be erected next
At a public meeting held in the
Commercial club rooms Thursday af
ternoon at 4o'clock, the location of
the school was discussed at consider
able length. The meeting was not as
largely attended as it was hoped that
it would be, but it was the unanimous
opinion of the tax payers present that
the Central school grounds was not
a desirable location for the proposed
school, and that even though the cost
would be some what heavier, the new
school should be placed some where
A meeting of the board of education
was held last evening. At that time
W. H. Kelsey submitted his proposi
tion, offering the four lots on North
Sixth street. The lots are in the mid
dle of the block, on the west side of
the street, and should the board de
sire at any time to secure additional
ground on either side of the building,
this could easily be done.
At their meeting last evening the
board discussed informally the bill
introduced in the legislature appro
priating $45,000 for North Dakota
highschool. No action was taken.
The action of the school board on
the site proposition seems to meet with
the general approval of all. The site
purchased is excellent, and citizens
interviewed by the Evening Times to
day were well pleased with it.
Johnson Pleased.
Fargo Forum: Mayor Johnson was
made happy this morning by the re
ceipt of a letter from Senator Hanna
informing him that Senate Bill No. 2
had passed the senate, and expressing
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Special Containing Fifteen Cars of Supplies
Consigned to Points West on Great nor-
il Vlfall Wfe A mmm .«
thern Will Pull Out Tonight—Trucksters
and Freight Handlers Worked Steadily'
From Early Horning on.
$10 Ladies' Coats for $5.00 $14 Ladies* Goats for $ 7.00
$12 Ladies' Goats for $6.00 $20 Ladies' Goats for $10.00
Ladies' Fleece Lined Drawers and Vests, 29c values .. 19c
Ladies' Fleece Lined Union Suits, 98c values 49c
Ladies' Heavy Fleece Lined Drawers and Vests, 69c values. 39c
Northern for points west of Grand
Forks, for the purpose of Increasing
the depleted supply of provisions tat
towns where a shortage exists or
President E. J. Lander of the Grand
Forks commercial club said this af
ternoon that he had been advised by
the snperintendent that the train
would consist of but 11 cars instead
of 15 as Was originally planned.
Freight trains will be run every day
from now. on if weather is at all leni
The cars which are being loaded to
day will probably be sent out this
evening, although work may be de
layed until Saturday morning.
Employes at the Great Northern
freight depot say that they know
nothing of the cutting down of the
first train to 11 cars, but that per
haps it would be advisable to do this.
the belief that there is every prospect
of its going through in the house,
where it has been placed in charge
of Frank S. Treat. The bill, which
was introduced by Senator Taylor of
Grand Forks, embodies the recommen
dations made by the Municipal league
relative to the character of charters
to be granted to cities.
Filed Yesterday With Register of
Deeds—Shows Grounds of Wes
ley College.
The Red River Valley university,
now Wesley college, officials yester
day filed a plat with the register of
deeds, showing detailed measurements
and official plat of University Place,
the grounds of the Methodist institu
The campus extends from the coulee
nor.th of the University of North Da
kota campus, eastward to the section
line a distance of half a mile. „The
main campus of the new institution
is located directly across the road and
north of President Merrifields resi
dence. The plat shows a place for
three buildings formed around on
three sides of a square, these build
ings being the ladies and mens dor
mitories and the Administration build
ing to shield from the cold north
winds. Tho Conservatory of Music
will be located in a separate building
east of the dormitories and cut off
from a corner of the athletic field. A
large space west of the Wesley col
lege grounds extending to the coulee
•is being reserved for other colleges
such as the Presbyterian and Paptisi,
which even now are contemplating
affiliation with the University of North
The remainder of the Wesley col
lege property is divided oft into city
lots and places. The streets and ave
nues running through the plot have
been flowered with interesting names
as Columbia street, Brown road, Ham
line, Oxford, Princeton and Cam
bridge streets and Harvard place.
Two Sides.
Considerable has been said on both
sides of the question regarding the
commercial club secretaryship that is
whether a local man should be ap
pointed in preference to an outsider.
Many of the business men think that
a home production should unquestion
ably be chosen while on the other
hand the other faction desires a man
who personally knows of the inside
workings of other cities.
About three-fourths of the things you
put off till to-morrow are never done.
SATURDAY, we mean
to prices on Ladies' Coats and Underwear
that will (airly sing. While others are shading prices
we are cutting them in two. Come to us tomorrow
and carry away the bargains of your lifetime. We
quote a few prices:

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