Thortlaraon Heads Mwlliv.
Soiveig Thordarson has been chos
en president of the University .Medi
cal society. Other officers arc: John
Moore, vice president Herbert James,
treasurer Elmer liuncuck. .secretary.
Schools Observe Anniversary.
Schools of the city and Grand Forks
caunty in general will observe the ti.ii-
Odd Follows' Meet ins.
An important incetinK of Surnia
lodge No. I. it. ii. I'\, will be held1
at" Odd Fellows' hull at 7:30 o'clock
tonight There will bo work In tho.
patriarchal and golden rule degrees.
llw-nUi.il t'luli llancr.
Ilacotah ''lull dame in tin- usual
place tomorrow i'\enin. Music
Vinley's live-piece nr.li"s ra. Tills
will bo the last dance before Lent.-••
McCoy Convocation Speuker.
.Rev. air. F. M. Mcl'.,y was the
speaker at convocation at. .Viker's
business nlb«e today, .speukins on
•The Royal Koad Through Life."
The Grand Forks lodge of the
Kn as el at
fiftieth anniversary of the founding
of their order Thursday night with a
special program. An interesting pro-,
gram was given, followed by a social
Tuesday, March I'.rd. at one o'clock
Bharp, at my farm one mile north of
Cashel, stock and farm machinery, I'd
Jiead of registered shorthorn cattle during thif
Vftth pedigree and health certilicate.
Carl Fischer, owner. R. A. Long, auc
After the business meeting Friday,
y-ijbruary "0, the Eagles will hold an
Informal dance from ft to 11' a I icni
pire hall. All those who attended
•our last dance are cordially invited
of Fifty Years Ago," to be given this
evonlngr in tho auditorium of the .St.
Michael's church at 8 o'clock. Gen
eral admission 10 cents. Children are
especially invited to attend with their
Molennr Speaks Tonight.
An address by Prof. Molenar of the
East Grand Forks high school will be
the chief feature of the meeting of
the Young People's society of the
First Lutheran church at the church President Worst
parlors this evening. A musical pro- '°1!ge was also tscorod
gram will also be given.
Four X. I. Patent--.
Four patents have been issued to
Korth Dakota inventors during the1,
last week. They are: G. W. Aurin-i
frer, New Rocki'ord. igniting device
tliis evening to carry the crowd to theiinR
FAILS TO CONFIRM THE
APPOINTMENT OF DOYLE
Telegraphic inquiry at Wash
ington fails to substantiate the
rumor that Joseph Doyle lias
been nominated liy PrcMident Wil
son an United States mamhal for
The Associated Press, in re
sponse to an Inquiry, stated that
the name had not been submitted.
4% on Savings
Farmers and Mechanics
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Open Saturday Evenings
The Gty In Brief
Mimdh .Miy-t TaniKlil.
A staled communication of Acacia
lodge, A. F. and A. M., will lie held
At tile Masonic hall at 8:30 o'clock
if- that's -so
niversary of the birth of George
Washington with appropriate exor
cises this afternoon.
GUARDS APPEAR IN UNIFORM
(.rand Forks Citizen soldiers Will
Wear I'iiII War I'aint at. Ilaiiee
Tlu \vi,rk of .*erviti« out uniforms!
I lie members of the irand Forks
tn.fejiin,- yun e»tnpmiy was completed!
at Vie regular nueiiiiK held Thursday I
iiiulit and for the lirsi (itnc .Uie, .sol-j
(iicrs turned out in all (lifir war]
The imifomi.u are olive drab in
color, tli bronze buttons. The
trousers lace at the bottom a,t)d are
worn with canvas leggin.s.
The' 'first public exhibition of the
new uniforms will be given next. .Mon
day night at tile military ball to be
given by the company at which the
members will wear their new "togs"
IClaborate preparations arc being
made fur this affair, and it is expected
thai, it will be one of the pleasantest
cial functions which have been held
HATTON FARMERS HOLD MEET
Co-Operative l-.'xrlinnges Kinlorsed
and Fargo Poller Scored, at- Ses
sion Last Night.
C.i-opera live farming was dificuesed
M. Krdman. Bueyrus, door check
Frank Feme, Kenmare, tooth brush
holder O. J. Miller, iiurdsville, grain. ,,
upport the co-opera-
The meeting also passed a resolu
tion condemning tile Fargo city au
thorities for not removing Chief Bing
ham from the police force, on account
of his alleged infinite to the farmere
at the recent meeting of the Tri-State
Grain Grower.s' association.
The resolution provided for the
withholding of all patronage from
go as the result of the rumpus.
by a number
SINK CONTEST TOM
Four Classes at State University to
Compete for $50 Prize Offered
Four classes at the state university
will compete in the fourth annual
Special Oar Service. Carney song content Which is sched
Special street cars will be'provided
This Six Room House
from an Investment Standpoint
Will Return 10% Net
It is a six room frame structure on brick founda
tion and modern except heat, situated in a good
residence section quite close in.
Our price is $2200 (easy terms if desired). The
property rents for $25 a month—$300 a year. Al
lowing $80 for taxes, insurance and repairs—which
amount is more than sufficient—wil leave $220 net
or 10% on the investment.
This is absolutely one of the best bargains in our
Stol Estate Department
E. J. Lander & Co.
Grud Fork*. N, D.
at 8 o'clock this even-
Carney song contest at the university, A prize of $.50 donated by C. E.
A special car will arrive at the insti- Carney. 1 ft0-4, will be given to the
tution at 7:45 o'clock and another!class making the best showing in cho
one at S o'clock. The regular schedule jrus singing. "Alma Mater" must be
will be run as usual. Extra cars will I included in the program of each
ho at the university following the con
test also to accommodate the town
people. This contest iK free to every
one and it is expected that a large
xiumber will attend.
freshmen .Morrill Cook. Four songs
will be sung by each class.
President F. I,. MeVey will preside
at the contest, and the judges will
be H. A. Knyeart and Raymond Leek
of Wesley college, and Mrs. R. D.
Merry to Canada.
Corporal Henning of the Xorthwest
rrn Mounted Police left for Canada
today, taking with him Ernest Merry,
alias Lester Smith. charged with
stealing a team of horses near North
I'ortal, Sask.. last evening.
SAYS NOT i'll/rv.
Chicago, Feb. 20.—William Cheney
Ellis, former Cincinnati leather mer
chant, pleaded not guilty at the op
ening of his trial here on the charge
of murdering his wife at the Sherman
hotel here last October.
Your Spare Dollars
invested in stock of The (irund
Forks Building & Ixxut Ass'n.
will earn a good Income, and
will serve am a reserve fund
which can be used at any time.
28th series of stock now avail
able for subscription.
This stock has never earned
less than six per cent. Full
Attending were numerous physi
cians of the city, their wives and oth
ers interested in the welfare of the
During the evening there was music
and a general inspection of the build
ing, with luncheon being served.
The classes have elected the fol
lowing leaders for the contest: Se- guests of Mother Superior Stanislaus
niors. Miss Kva Rorke juniors. John and the sisters were, immensely well
Moore sophomores, Herman Wolff: pleased with it.
The new building is one
nurses' homes in the northwest and
DEAN FRENCH TO SPKAK.
416 DeMers Are.
TRACING ITS ORI<.
Mttle Dvilai-rWnare did your new
parmaol soma .from?
Little Elaie-r-I. think my papa must
have made it from one of the rlba
at his "iiHIi
Oppoatu Bom DarnMfc.
!•»*. 8t Ond Hark* H.».
THE EVENING TIMES.
THREE FEET OF SHOW GIRL'S LOVELY
RED HAIR SHE'LL SELL FOR $5,000 CASH
•New York, Feb. 20.—On the first
day of .May Miss Diane Oste, famous
for her long abundant red liair, will
surrender three feet of the same to
W iliiam Hepner, the wigmaker, and
receive for it the .sum of $5,000 in
Mis« Oslo |,„ „u :ln
•'Th7 n,,e^' VL vr ®ho"' S'rI
,tlle Movies," reached ure. And she needs the hair,
her decision only after long deliher- Miss Oste stated that the three
"lf1 ,offer 1°.
her waa fept
St Mirhaf»1'«s Nltrcpc Hnm« iie,d
Ol. xviicnaei S lNurseS
The formal opening of the newly
completed nurses' home of St. Mi
chael's hospital took place last even
ins'. a reception being tendered to
friends of the institution.
Dr. II. E. French, dean of the medi- world, that North Dakota raised 59
cal college at the state university, will i5S8.000 bushels more of wheat in
deliver a lecture at Drake, N. D., Sar-|190! than did Minnesota, instead of
urday afternoon before a combined 13,318.000 bushels less, as published
gathering of teachers and parents. He iin December, 1909. A further study
will talk on "The Backard Child." of the "Crop Reporter" shows that
1' roni there he will leave for t'hica- the department of agriculture admit
go, where he will attend the meeting ted their error, for we find in future
of the Association of American Modi- tabulations of crop yields that the'
cal colleges, which will take place in census figures have been adopted in
the latter city next week. While in toto. In short this ponderous ag
Chicago he will attend also the meet- gregation for the diffusion of mlsin
ing of the Council of Education of the formation calmly, deliberately and
American Medical association. Dr. \vith every indication of liking it
French expects to return to the unl- swallowed' a 60,000,000-bushel error
\ersky in about a week. without the but£iiig of an" official eye
Cannot Secretary I^ane see his I ,vogue
way clear to offer Colonel Goethais1
a lucrative position in the govern
ment radium mines?
The favorite indoor sport of see
ing the first robin is about to be
started by those who
that usually a few
around all winter.
About the only day Huerta seems
not to have made a bank holiday is
the -ftth of February.
The identity of the buyer of Miss
Oste hair is hidden in Mr. Hepner's
contract. This secrecy ts a part of
the bargain. But this much Miss
Oste knowB—the woman, who Is now
abroad, is a well known first-nighter
York and is famous for her
of an eccentric nat
would not be missed by her. Shi
feet of her hair, also announced that she would give
tir" party on
ind up with
off by Mr.
and kept by Miss
BUREAU'S ESTIMATE OF
CROP VALUES BUNGLED
(Continued from Page 1.)
In December, lti09 the department
of agriculture at Washington stated
i" the "Crop Reporter"—the official
organ of the department—that the
wheat in Minnesota
90,702,000 bushels in North Dakota,
ilt should be remembered that this'
I was the same year for which the cen
,sus enumerators gathered crop stat
istics in the spring of 1910 and that
I tiie agricultural, department derives
its information from the guesses of a
few correspondents, while the census
officials actual#, visited and talked
with every farmer in both states. In
March, 1912, when the final figures
of the census bureau for the crop of
1909 became available, it was found
that the yield of wheat In Minnesota
for that year was only 57,094 bushels
instead of 94,080,000 bushels as for
merly published'broadcast by the de
partment of agriculture, and that the
yield in North Dakota for the same
year was 116.782,000 bushels instead
of 90,762,000 as published at the same
time. These figures show errors' of
33,668,000 bushels in favor of Minne
sota and 26.020,000 bushels unfavor
able to North Dakota, showing, nearly
three years after the falso statement
sent broadcast throughout the
O a I smooth
ivorlilngs oi bureaucratic incom'pe
The methods pf gathering statistics
In in the state department are
by the same thorough
ness as those of the census enumera
tors, each farmer being personally
seen and interviewed under oath by
The gangsters of New York are|thf county assessors, the
spelling Mayor Mitchels name with 'abulated result being forwarded to
two "Is' and leaving out the',tho commissioner--of agriculture and
labor by the various county auditors.
These figures show the actual amount
of grain raised during the crop year
preceding that of the assessor's visit
and the actual acreage planted for
the current year Thus, while the
state department Is not yet in pos
session of the yields for 1913, it has
exact figures on the acreage planted,
and, on the basis of an average crop
for 1913, which is now conceded to
have been harvested, can figure to a
bushel the amount, produced for the
whole state. Talking then the acre
age figures gathered by our assessors
and the government figures for the
It is to be hoped that before it is
too late, President Wilson will
anionii )iis bill to make the violators
of the anti-trust laws personally lia
IK--^W5S' A'VETSiEK"* Slit™ yi«M P«f acr. and
soon as they enter the penitentiary.
which the. reader can see at a
giance are cons.erva.tlve arid reason
able for North Dakota, the following
interesting results appear, and If they
do not justify the statement that
North Dakota hajs again been handed
a lemon by the 'alleged "government
experts," then figures mean nothing,
twater will run ^phill and President
Wilson is a stalwart republican. The
items enumerate are exactly the
same as those t^pbn which the gov
ernment bases ita ilbel, which gives
to Minnesota the sixth place in value
I of the crops named, and to North Da
kota the twentyiHieQond "place. By all
the rules of equity 'And honor the rel
ative positions 'should be re-/sreed,
and .then some.|n:: three' years—per
haps—a revision along these lines
may be adopted oa". the government's
official figures.' Here is the state
East Gtaad Forks
6KCEST DAY Of
FARM CROP SHOW
Meetings at Three Different
Places Necessary to Ac
VINCENT SPEAKS ON
BALED HAY PLATFORM
Will Address Three Audi
ment Ass'n. Formed.
(Times Special Sen-ice.)
Crookston, Minn., Feb. 20.—Crook
ston today is entertaining the largest
crowd of visitors in its history. The
lant day of the Farm Crops show
brought an unusually large number
of northern Minnesota residents to the
city, making it necessary to hold
meetings at three different places.
Ada sent the largest delegation to
day. A special train, carrying over
400 people, arrived in the city from
that place early this morning. Other
trains coming into the city were load
ed to the guards, and several of them
were forced to carry passengers in the
President Geo. E. Vincent of the
Minnesota university and E. Dana
Durand, former director of the Unit
ed States census bureau, are the prin
cipal epeakers today.
Vincent Addresses Street Crowd.
President Vincent was forced to
speak this morning at an over-flow
meeting on the street. The opera
house, where he spoke, this morning,
was crowded, and, when the meeting
was closed, there were a large num
ber of farmers on the street demand
ing a short address from Dr. Vincent.
Several bales of hay were piled up
on the street, and Dr. Vincent mount
ed them and addressed the crowd for
a few minutes.
Dr. Vincent will be the speaker at
tonight's meeting. In order that
every one may hear him, meetings
will be held at the opera house, tne
city hall and one of the exhibition
halls. While Dr. Vincent is speaking
at one, a musical program will be
given at the others.
In his address this morning. Dr.
Durand spoke of the Increase in agri
cultural pursuits as compared to the
increase in population. During the
ten years from 1900 to 1910, there was
un increase of but five per cent in the
agricultural field, while the population
increased twenty-one per cent.
At the meeting yesterday afternoon,
the Minnesota Red River Valley
,Farm Development association was
formed. Tho special committee, ap
pointed to draw up plans, recom
mended immediate organization and
suggested a list of officers. The: or
ganization was, then, formed and the
officers nominated declared' elected.
Ten Counties Included.
Estimated Value of North Dakota Crops, ltis.
Price per bu.
The above estimate is baaed upon the
The counties included in the organ
ization are: Clay, Becker, Norman,'
Polk, Mahnomen, Red Lake, Penning-^
ton, Roseau, Marshall and Kittson.
The officers elected are as follows:
President—Leslie Welter, Moor
head, Clay county.
Vice President—Dan Robertson,
Argyle, Marshall county.
Treasurer—H. L. Wood, Warren,
Secretary—C. G. Selvig, Crookston,
T. M. Greene, Hallock, Kittson
Tim Chilten, Fraxee, Becker county.
P. B. Gaas, Red Lake Falls, Red
C. H. Pitkin, Thief River Falls,
1913 as given to' the county assessors. The" yMdHper acre is the gorern-
«*eh erop a averaged by their statisticians
le prlce is the government estimate tor each
cropped the spring of
The New Silk For Coats, Skirts and Suits
It is indeed hard to attempt to put into words the beauty and effectiveness
of the new Regence silk. Possessing a soft appealing luster and at the same time
a firm, substantial body, it provides the wearer with a fabric of uttermost beau
ty, and at the same time one of service. The shadings are soft and blend with
the newest tones of the trimmings. In width It is 36 inches wide—Silk Section.'
$3.00 the Yard
For All Afternoon and Evening Occasions
There has seldom been a season when the styles have been more adapted
to the soft, delicate fabrics of the dress creator. The dainty caught-up, bustle,
draped and overskirt effects are worked out with a gracefulness of lines that
is appealing to every eye. Our new dresses represent some of the choicest of
the designers art. Descriptions are inadequate. We will be pleased to show you
$18.50 to $45.00
The Ontario Store
X. J. Nelson, Kast Grand Forks,
At the regular- monthly meeting
last night of the Mendenhall Sunday
school teachers, the following officers
were elected: Superintendent, Mrs.
J. H. McNicol: secretary, James
Fiers treasurer, Charles Fiera: pri
mary superintendent, Mrs. F. L. Cor
liss junior superintendent, Lila Mo
beck intermediate superintendent,
Anee Pender adult superintendent,
Dr. C. E. Coles.
Stephen Zipoy, Alvin Mobeck,
Hiram Dangerfield and Charles Flers
will leave tonight for Bemidll where
they will represent the Mendenhal.
Presbyterian Sunday school at a
boys' conference which will be held
there tomorrow and Sunday.
Go to Twin Cities.
Miss Josie Larson and Miss Theresa
Thoreson left yesterday for Minne
apolis and St.. Paul where they will
spend several days visiting friends.
Miss Larson is to do tiie spring buy
ing for a Grand Forks millinery
Goes to Crookston.
Dr. C. E. Coles, pastor of the Men
denhall Memorial Presbyterian church
left this, noon .for Crookston where
he will attend to Presbyterian busi
Rev. Father Klinhammer, who
leaves the latter part of the month
on a European trip, was the guest
of honor at a party given last night
by a number of the members of his
parish. B'ather Klinkhammer leaves
next week for New York.
Surprise Mr. Wolfe.
Supt. H. E, Wolfe of the local
Central Station Power Will
Cost You Less
Power costs are not problematical if you have CEN
TRAL STATION ELECTRIC SERVICE. It as
sures you definite rates, absolute reliability of ser
vice and adequate power at the least possible cost
Economy and efficiency in power service are as im
portant as economy and efficiency in other depart
ments of your business.
If your present power is not electric it will pay you
to telephone 376 and ask our representative to call
with facts and figures, -s-
The interview will cost nothing but a few moments
of your time and may be worth many dollars to you.
South Third St., Grand Forks
i-ss- i-i J!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1914.
A. J. Anderson, Mahnomen,
A. D. Van Sickle, Warren, Mar
Mike Holm, Roseau, Roseau county.
H. F. Sprung, Ada Norman county.
A. H. Costa in, Moorhead, Clay
schools was surprised last night by
the members of the schoo faculty.
The occasion was the. anniversary of
Mr. Wolfe's birthday, and the party
was given in the auditorium of the
Is Much Improved.
Mrs. C. Vourig, who has been un
dergoing treatment at the Deaconess
hospital for some time,' yesterday was
removed to her home in this city.
She is reported very much Improved.
Returns to Erakinc.
Miss Pearl Hiler, who has been vis
iting in this city at the home of her
brother, L. B. Hiler, returned to the
home of her parents at Erskine, Minn.
Returns to Montana.
J. L. McCann, who has been in the
city for a couple weeks vlBiting Mrs.
McCanna. has returned to Oswega,
Mont. rs, McCanna was formerly
Mise Alma Opsahl.
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