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111 16, f-vf 4- THURSDAY, MASOH 28,1W7. .'," WATER IS FQURTEEN FEET BELOW (MRS Government Ouage Show* 15*7 —Water Heists on Previ ous Years. A From figures compiled by Captain John Hayes head of the fleet of gov ernment boats on the Red river, it would appear that'Grand Forka will be treated to the highest stage of water In the river since 1897. Accord ing to the government standard of measurement the water now stands at the 16.7 mark and is rising rapidly, the figures showing highed water than at corresponding dates on previous years. However there is no cause for alarm aa the surface of the water will still have to come up exactly 14.3 feet, to the 35 mark, before it even touches the cellars. On account of the early rise it is expected that navigation will open during the first week in April. A table showing the dates of the open ing of navigation on the Red and the height of the water according to gov ernment figures follows: 1900—April 11 guage showed... 8.2 1901—April 9 guage showed...21.2 1902—April 7 guage showed.. .21.0 1903—April 13 guage Bhowed...22.6% 1904—April 18 guage showed...35.6 1905—April 7 guage showed... 12.5 1906—April 9 guage showed...31.5 In 1905 the water reached a height of 21 on the 16 of May though only 12.5 was recorded when navigation opened. BAPTIST COMMITTEE MET Missions Were Up For Discussion— Bring Pastor to Grand Forks College Proposition Up. Rev. P. E. R. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church in Grand Forks, returned this morning from Fargo where he attended the meeting of the state executive committee of the Bap tist convention. The only matters of importance to ,be given out in connec tion with the meetings are in re the missions and the giving of money for bringing Rev. Kollestad to this city for the Scandinavian Baptist church. For the missions the committee ap portioned a considerable sum of money. Rev. .Miller states that the Baptist college proposition was up again though only for minor consider ation, such as the considering of sta tistics, conditions in other colleges, etc. Those who were present at the ses sion were Hon. T. Aymar, president Ole Larsbn, E. P. Johnson, Dr. O. A. Williams of Minneapolis. Rev. H. Til den of the First church of Fargo, and Rev. F. E. R. Miller of the First church of Grand Forks. Auction Was Success. Theo Thompson of the Thompson Realty firm, returned last night from Buxton where he attended the person al property auction sale. The auction was a great success. Prices Quoted by us Speak for themselves Ladies' Dept. Grand Forks ladies will re member that every garment in our ladies' department has not been in our store over 10 days. Just arrived from the manu facturer. Our $3.50 and $4.00 Ladies' Skirts in dark and grey pltfids, will go at our Easter anniver sary sale for $2.89 Walking Skirts Our $7.00 and $8.00 Walking Skirts in black, blue and browns. Easter anniversary sale $4.98 Our $14.50 and $16.00 Skirts, pretty shades of fancy tweed, black and blue voiles, Eton, trimmed with strapping braid and buttons, will go at our Easter anniversary sale for.. '. .$9.98 Ladies' Waists Our Ladies' waists, worth $1.50 and $2.00, our Easter an niversary price 98c Waists worth $1.25 and $1.50, Easter anniversary price. .89c Easter Millinery You find here the latest Easter 1907 designs. Our $5.00 and $6.00 Hats in very handsome patterns, East er anniversary price .$3.98 Ladies' Oo&ts We show a handsome line of the smartest patterns and ef fects in Ladies' Goats, ranging in price from $15, $16 and $17, Easter anniversary price.. $12 Our $7.QP and $8.00 Coats, good quality for this money, anniversary price ......$5.48 V°tlV, J-h *'/i3 FUR OFF Local Band 0(fleers Receive Epistle Fran Santiago Asking for p©. sltfoa as Band Leader. O. M. Hatcher was somewhat sur prised upon looking over his assort ment of tnall this morning, when he came across a letter from one, Anton MudraB, of Santiago, Cuba, asking for the position of leader of the Grand 'Forks military band. President W. W. Fegan showed the letter to an Evening Times man this morning. The letter: "I notice your advertisement in the Metronome for a band leader, and' I would like to get the job. At present I am playing In the U. S. army band, but will be at liberty on May 20. I am twenty-eight years old and have ten years experience. Address, An ton Mudras, principal musicians band, 11th Infantry, Santiago, Cuba." TO SECURE POINTERS Secretary Miller of State Fair Asso ciation Left Today for Winnipeg for Conference. Secretary Miller, of the North Da kota State Hair association in this city, was a passenger to Winnipeg this morning. Secretary Miller goes to the Manitoba city for the purpose of hold ing a conference with Dr. A. W. Bell and other officials of the Great Winni peg Industrial fair held annually in that city. Secretary Miller hopes to make ar rangements that will ultimately be of much help to the North Dakota expo sition. While away he will look into the matter of holding the state cham pionship Olympic gameB during fair week in this city. There has been much talk throughout the state, of holding an athletic meet at the grounds during the fair in Grand Forks—winner to be declared, state championship in each individual event. He will make a report on the propo sition upon his return. OR. UDD l||_ THE CITY Says New Food Laws are More Stringent Than National Laws— Enroute to Larlmore. Prof. Ladd, of Fargo, North Dakota food inspector, was a visitor in Grand Forks this morning enroute to Larl more, where he will confer with J. B. Streeter, Jr., on matters in ponnection with his office. When quizzed by an Evening Times reporter this morning concerning the new pure food laws passed by the state legislature at the last session, Prof. Ladd expressed himself as well pleased. One of the new ones re quires that all stock food be labeled as to contents. The pure food restric tions and the patent medicine and drug law, ware also fortified. As a whole, the state laws were made more harmonious with the national laws, and in some Instances are even more stringent The sale of cocaine or of any product containing cocaine, is now prohibited in North Dakota, the only other states to have similar regu lations, being Minnesota and Massa chusetts. Prof. Ladd will return to night from Larlmore. A Queer Storm. P. S. Hervin of the Great Northern was at Devils Lake the early part of the week. He reports that one of those combination thunder and snow storms was doing business there on Tuesday. •$VW *f %W 1V*1 5/ f» t/ t-f *r By the Great Northern Rail road This Summer—Hervin Busy in St. Paul. P. S. Herwln, resident engineer of the Great Northern railway went to St Paul Wednesday evening wihere he will consult with the engineering de partment. relative to construction work to be carried on in Grand Forks this summer. He will probably return to Grand Forks on Sunday morning. Considerable interest attaches to the probable work to be done here. The passenger depot proposition is one that Grand Forkers are mostly interested in. That a new depot is necessary in Grand Forks, is an ad mitted fact A number of the offices of the company, which should be In the depot, have been put in outside places. The capacity of the waiting room is also overtaxed every day. In St. Paul, it will be decided upon just what work is to he done in Grand Forks. As soon as any decision is reached, the work will be started. It Is expected that the improvements this year will be fully as large as last. IN REAL ESTATE ROSINESS Ole Sernmgard Will Engage in Busi ness at Devils Lake Soon—Has Been Beglster. Devils Lake Journal: Ole Serum gard, who has held the position of register of the U. S. land office at Devils Lake for the past eight years, will retire from office this week. He has rented a suite of rooms In the Bangs block, and will engage in the real estate business. Mr. Serumgard is probably one of the best posted men on land values in the northwest, and being an old-timer, thoroughly famil iar with the country, and having a large acquaintance in this part of the state, he starts out with all the necessary equipments to make a great success in the business. HELD IN OPERA HOUSE Sec'y Pippy of State .Oratorical Union Closed Deal Yesterday— Will Banquet. The state oratorical contest will be held in the opera house in Grand Forks on April 12, Secretary Pippy having closed a deal with Manager Myers to that end. He states that the orations this year are much superior to those sent in on any previous occasion and predicts a most success ful meeting. D. V. Brennan, president of the university association, and Miss Robertson,, of Wesley college, are making plans for a swell banquet to be accorded the orators, judges and friends of the institution on the night of the contest. And shall make this the Greatest Sale ever put on by us.. Our Spring Goods are in and each and every garment is of the latest pat terns. Quality, second to none. We ask your care ful scrutiny of our plpgant stocks in both Ladies' and Gentlemen's Depts. The prices quoted by us will speak for themselves. 105-107-109 South Third Street* ^,W* -*rM & TBI KVKfflNQ TIMES, OBAHD FORKS, N. D. COMMITTED Unfortunate Grand Forks Woman Will Be Brought to State Asylum Child lUu From Her. Mrs. Bertha Daisy, the unfortunate woman who went violently insane at York, N. D. Tuesday, had a hearing be fore the insanity board here today, and was ordered committed to the state asylum. Mrs. Daisy was brought down from York this morning by Deputy Sheriff Overby. She became stormy this morning in the Jail, however, and her child of three months had to be taken from her. ROCK LAKE|S_NEW DANK Will Have Fine Two-Story Building Bank Official Here Yesterday. C. A. Lapham, a prominent banker residing in Rock Lake, N. D., on the Devils Lake extension of the Great •Northern, was in Grand Forks yester day consulting architects and contrac tors with the idea of erecting a new building for the Rock Lake State bank. The building will be of brick construction, two stories in height, stone trimmings and will cost in the neighborhood of $5,000. Local architects are working on the plans. CROTTY IN TROUBLE AGAIN This Time Switchman Was Taken to Devils Lake to Answer Grand Larceny Charge. J. Crotty was arrested late Wednes day afternoon in Grand Forks by Chief Lowe and Officer Benson. As they were taking him down DeMers avenue, the fellow made a break and reached East Grand Forks After some little search he was located in a saloon. At first he refused to return to North Dakota, but finally consented to come back to the prohibition state. Crotty was wanted in Devils Lake on a charge of grand larceny, and was taken there this morning by Chief Hurst. It seems that Mrs. Hodson, the landlady of the Windsor hotel is the complaining witness, she claiming that Crotty got away with a $49 check. Some time ago, Crotty was mixed up with Sheriff Hanson at the Great Northern depot. Prominent Insurance Men. Two of the most prominent insur ance men of the northwest are visi tors in the city today. They are C. H. Harris of Minneapolis, and C. K. Davis of Fargo. Mr. Harris is general supervisor of the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance company of Philadelphia, Jsaving jurisdiction over North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and several other states. Mr. Davis is the North Dakota state agent for the same company. Residence Fire. Fire in the residence of William McGl'bbons this afternoon caused con siderable damage. The blaze started shortly after 3 o'clock. QUIT TRYING. Anaoclated Prera to Tha Evening Time*. Montgomery, Ala., March 28.—The Traction company has given up efforts to operate the street cars. Of one hundred fifty men employed as motor men and conductors, only seven re main with the company, the rest hav ing gone out, on a strike for increased pay and regular hours. A FALSE ALARM The New York Outlet Co. Has Not Moved Our Fifth Grand Anniversary Sale STILL IN PROGRESS. ONLY 2 MORE DAYS LEFT. Boy's Department. We shall make this the greatest bargain giving sale for boys' clothing yet offered. Our $2.50 Boys' Suits, double breasted, size 7 to 16, short pants, will go at our Easter anniversary sale for $1.79 Our $3.00 and $3.50 Suits, sizes from 7 to 16, Easter an niversary price .$2.39 Our $5.50 and $6.00 Norfolk Suits, with 2 pair pants, sizes from 9 to 16. Easter anniver sary price $3.98 New York Outlet Com'y COLLEGEWILLRAISE smooo FUND Grand Forks College Board is to Raise Indebtedness and Start New Work. At the special meeting of the board of trustees of the Grand Forks col lege held this week, the financial status of the school was discussed. A debt yet rests on the property, and it was decided to begin a systematic effort to liquidate the indebtedness this coming summer. Three solicitors were selected and each assigned a definite territory in which to work. As soon as the indebtedness has been raised, steps will be taken to place the institution on a sound financial basis by establishing an endowment fund of $100,000. Those present at the meeting were: Rev. Geo. O. Lane, Hlll&boro Judge A. Grindeland, Warren, Minn. Rev. J. R. Vaaler, Twin Valley Prof. J. Tingelstad, Grand Forks Rev. A. Sal veson, Crookston Rev. M. Flekke, Gary, Minn. Mr. O. Tveden, Buxton. Those absent were: Hon. H. H. Strom, Hlllsboro Mr. O. O. Christianson, Crookton. WHEREIN BUSTER "GETS HIS" Imitation of the Original Buster Brown Seen at Metropolitan Last Evening. The "Buster Brown" which Grand Forks theatre-goers saw at the Metro politan last evening was but a fair imitation of the original Buster who some four or five years since was won't to delight patrons of the play house. This statement does not mean that last evening's performance was altogether lacking in merit, but it is most certainly not entitled to be in dexed among the first raters. Buster Brown was not a "real boy," O E BRUNSWICK EUROPEAN Hennepin Avenm and Fonth Street MINNEAPOLIS. MINN. RATES rse., at .oo, With Detached Bath. $1.50 and 93.00, With Private Bath. Best Cafe and Buffet in Gty PRIVATE DINING ROOMS. i: ALL MODEIN IMPROVEMENTS Come in at your earliest conveni ence and take full advantage of this big money saving sale. We make it an object to you to do this. See our elegant stock. We shall be pleased to have you compare our prices. You will find it to your advantage to buy now. Still at the same location. Ihe New York Outlet Co. has never moved. Same place and same management. Sam Rosenthal, Proprietor. A nice four-room cottage in the north end, only ftvo blocks from postoftice. Hardwood floors in three rooms Water and cellar. Good woodshed on premises nice veranda shade trees on lot. We will sell on easy terms. JljOiiO—-B-975. Small house a block and a halt from G. N. depot. Three rooms. One of the best Investment propositions on our list. Look it up This ground should be worth $1,000 alone. 81,700—8.886. Here's a good six-room house on North Fourth street. 50x140 ft. lot. A nice home at a very modest price. *1,100—B-966. Small cottage on North Fourth street. A fine little home. $2,800—B-944. Eight-room houso on Walnut street. Brand new and in first-class condi tion 50 ft. corner lot. One of the best finished homes in the city. $750. Buys a 50 ft. lot close in on North Third street. Other points for criticism were the music and the alleged comedy. As to the former—the only voice that made itself really known was that of Rocky O'Hara, who after demonstrating that he could sing a little, spoiled the ef fect the balance of the evening by pro ceeding to roar like the animals at a Spanish bull-fight. As to the comedy, some was good and much bad. The I 1 Vj. 11 $ 4 -y ^s" yffirff =These Are Select Bargains S E E E A N E I OUR STATEMENT $1^00—B-990. PACK FIVE $6,700—8.1002. A nine-room thoroughly modern house on South Sixth street full basement hot water heat. A model home in every sense of the word. $1,050—B.M9. Small house in North end. Four large rooms. 65 ft. lot. Woodshed and barn on premises. Easy terms. $650—B-998. Small house on Dell avenue 50 ft corner lot. Chicken house and barn. Good well. $4,600—B-997. This is a thoroughly modern eight room house on Walnut street. One of the beautiful homes. Let us show this to you. $1,700—6-996. Five-room house on Elm street. 37x140 ft. lot. Everything in good condition. $2,950—B-995. A brand new house in the south end six rooms and bath room thoroughly modern except heat Hardwood floors downstairs. 50 ft. lot. Reasonable terms can be ar ranged. E. J. LANDER & GO. as was written in the programs. He was the most unnatural and most sad ly over-worked kid that ever a father pinked for pranking. jokes savored of Methusaleh and bore all the earmarks of having been first exploited by Noah, when the latter was engaged in dodging the regular spring floods of his time. "Tlge,* however, was quite good. Another feature worthy of mention—and it was indeed first-class—was the remarkable Scotch drill by the "Bobby Burns" brigade, led by Miss Lottie Brown. The song sketches by Buster Brown and Mary Jane, his sweetheart, are also entitled to favorable mention, particularly the latter. Prices Quoted by us Speak for themselves Men's Dept. The high grade clothes made by Calm-Block Co., handsome $25 and $27 suits now $20 Men's $25 and $27.50 suits, highest quality, equal to $35 tailor made suits, Easter anni versary price $20.00 Our men's suits, $17 and $18 qualities in all colors—grays, blacks, fancy colors and plaids, will go at our Easter anniver sary sale for $12.50 Men's $8.00 and $9.00 suits are quoted you for this Easter an niversary sale $4.98 Spring Overcoats Our $12.50 and $15.00 over coats go during our Easter an niversary sale for $8.98 Men's Furnishings 50 dozen men's dress shirts, all sizes, 75c values Easter an niversary price ... 47c Suspenders for everybody— our regular 25c and 35c sus penders, Easter anniversary price 19c Men's woolen stockings, sold regularly for 20c and 25c, Easter anniversary price. 12He We shall give Easter anni versary reductions in otir men's, women's and children's shoe department. We have some big bargains here for you.