W. A. SHEAR, Pub.
J. H. KANE, Mgr.
NEWS Of WEEK SUMMARIZED
digest of the news worth
TELLING CONDENSED FOR
President Roosevelt has been •rnvit
ed to the Appomattox day banc/uet of
the Hamilton club of ChyUgo on
April 9. The president 'Expressed
doubt as to his being able .to attend
Col. John M. Carson, thief of the
bureau of manufactures ,) makes the
statement in his annual (report that
the value of the annual production of
manufactures in the United States is
The bureau of insular affairs has re
ceived a cablegram from the govern
or general of the Philippines indicat
* Jflit Jhat probably 300 teachers will be
required*at the beginning of the next
school year, which opens in June.
Ernest G. Timme, auditor of the.
treasury for the state department, has
tendered his resignation to the secre
tary of the treasury. His successor
has not yet been named. Mr. Timme,
who resigns for personal reasons, was
appointed in 1892, and is from Keno
Endeavors are being made to have
the general government pay at once
$5,000,000 to the new State of Okla
homa. The financial conditions in
Oklahoma are such that its relief
could be materially aided by the trans
fer of this amount to the state treas
ury. The appropriation is provided in
the enabling act creating the new state
to reimburse the new state in lieu of
school lands in Indian Territory.
Application for work on the Panama
canal on the isthmus are coming in at
the canal commission's offices at the
rate of 300 a day, an increase of proba
bly 33 per cent in the last month.
There are due, the officials think, to
the curtailing of various enterprises
In the United States, and the more
settled and comfortable and healthy
conditions which new obtain on the
Isthmus. No more workmen are be
ing engaged, however, as the manag
ers at the scene cf operations have
People Talked About.
Former Lieutenant Governor Tucker
of Massachusetts died at Pittsfield,
Mass. He was born in Lenox Aug. 21,
Lord Fairfax, an American, who
went to England to accept the title of
Baron Fairfax, has returned to New
York, where he will resume his busi
ness as a member of a New York firm
Capt. Spencer Fakin. general agent
cf the traffic department of the Nash
ville, Chattanoosa <£ St. Louis rail
road, died at his home near Selby
vSUe. Tenn., as a result of a stroke of
Col. Frank D. Bramhall. author of
several books on the Civil war. com
panion of Admiral Farragut in the
memorable run past the forts on the
Mississippi, died at Fair Oaks, near
Gen. B. D. Pritchard, a Civil war
veteran, died at Allegan, Mich., aged
seventy-three years. It was Gen.
Pritchard's regiment, together with a
Wisconsin regiment, which effected
the capture of Jefferson Davis, presi
dent of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Sarah Watson Dana, widow of
Richard Henry Dana, Jr., the famous
author of "Two Years Before the
Mast" and other works, died in Cam
bridge, Mass., aged ninety-three years.
Mrs. Dana was the mother of Richard
Henry Dana, the well known reformer
who married Miss Edith Longfellow,
daughter of the poet.
The steam yacht Kanawha, valued
at $05,000, was burned to the water's
edge at Brunswick, Me.
Francis T. Underhill's California
home, recently completed at Santa
Barbara, Cal., has been destroyed by
lire. Loss, $25,000.
Dr. E. S. Gates, a prominent physi
cian of Cincinnati, was killed by a
passenger train which struck the auto
mobile in which he was riding.
A passenger train was crossing a
trestle twenty-five feet high near Har
risburg, Pa., when the supports gave
way, precipitating all into the ravine
below. No one was killed, though
many were badly hurt.
Cne person was killed, two injured,
five rescue!! with slight injuries and
a heavy property loss was caused by
a fire which broke out in the six-story
brick block occupied by the William
Windhorst company, a retail dry
goods firm at Cincinnati. The proper
ty loss is estimated anywhere from
$100,000 to $250,000.
Slav! Stenovitch, an Austrian lad of
fourteen years, fell into the picking
tables at the Northwestern Improve
ment company's coni mine at the east
aide of Red Lodge, Mont., and re
ceived injuries from which he died
twenty-four hours later. Stenovitch
was literally ground to pieces.
Despite the heroic attempts of Mrs.
W. F. Pitcher to rescue him, Frank
Brinsmaid, member of the firm of
Brinsmaid & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa,
died in the surf at Long Beach, Cal.
Heart failure Is believed to have
GRAND JURY Will
PROBE IRE BANKS
SPECIAL ONE IS SECURED BY DIS
TRICT ATTORNEY JEROME OF
RETICENT REGARDING INQUIRY
GRAVE AND IMPORTANT MAT
TERS TO BE SUBMITTED TO
New York, Dee. 6.—A special Janu
ary grand jury was ordered yesterday
by Justice Dowling in the supreme
court on application of District Attor
ney Jerome, who declared that there
were grave and important matters
which he desired to submit to such a
The district attorney, it is said, pro
poses to make a thorough investiga
tion of the affairs of the International
Trust company, which was controlled
by practically the same interests
which dominated the suspended Bor
ough Bank of Brooklyn, and to look
into certain phases of the local bank
ing situation which have developed
during the last few weeks. But reti
cence is maintained by the district at
torney regarding the inquiry which the
special grand jury will be asked to
Of Grave Importance.
In making his application Mr. Je
"While it is true that there are two
general sessions of grand juries sit
ting. these are fully occupied with rou
tine matters. I will need this third
grand jury for the purpose of submit
ting to it matters of too grave impor
tance to take before a jury that may
be hampered with routine matter*.
The matters I refer to are of such im
portance that a grand jury to serve
the ends of justice properly must de
vote its entire and uninterrupted time
It is said that deputies of Attorney
General Jackson who have investi
gated the suspended banking institu
tions are preparing a report which will
soon be submitted to District Attorney
SEIZES MAD DOG.
Man Holds Dog by Nape of Neck While
Ax Falls to End Its Life.
La Crosse, Wis., Dec. 6.—Holding a
mad dog by the nape of the neck while
James McConnell ended its life with
an ax. A1 Bennett, a carpenter, be
came the hero of the North side yes
terday and prevented serious trouble.
The canine, a pet of Mrs. Henry
Young, went mad in the house, which
Mrs. Young left screaming for help.
The carpenters at work near by heard
her cries and rushed to the home. Ben
nett entered the house with his hands
wrapped in his apron and succeeded
in grabbing the dog without being bit
MAYOR HURRIES UP LID.
Closes Resorts at Once Instead of
Waiting Until Jan. 1.
Superior, Wis., Dec. fi.—ayor Lin
ley yesterday instructed City Attorney
McIntosh to bring injunction suits
against all the illegal resorts in the
city, to have them abated as nui
sances. The mayor recently notified
these places that after Jan. 1 they
must close. Criticism followed and
he has now ordered immediate action.
BLACK WOLF TRAPPED.
First Ar.' -al of Breed Ever Seen in
.tills Is Captured.
Belle Fourche, S. D., Dec. 6. — A
black v olf, the first ever seen in this
section of the country, was trapped by
Chris Raher near here this week, and
is now on exhibition. The animal re
sembles a stag hound and is only one
year old. Rabe has written to circus
managers and expects to be able to
dispose of the animal.
NEW YORK LIFE TO STAY.
Will Continue in Wisconsin Under
Madison, Wis., Dec. 6.—As a result
of an approving opinion by the attor
ney general last night on the New
Y'ork Life Insurance company's inter
pretation of the new Wisconsin reform
laws, the company's representatives
announced that it would not withdraw
from Wisconsin, but would obey the
Bond Certificate Granted.
Madison, Wis., Dec. G.—A bond cer
tificate to issue $3,000,000 face value 5
per cent fifty-year bonds was granted
yesterday by the Wisconsin railroad
rate commission to the Lake Superior
& Southwestern Railway company.
The company proposes to build a line
from Huron to Champion, Mich.
Head of Sugar Trust Dead.
New York, Doe. fi.—Henry Osborne
Havemeyer, president of the American
Esugar Refining company, died yester
day at his country home, Merrivale
stock farm, at Commaek. L. I., of
heart failure, following an attack of
acute indigestion on Thanksgiving.
Veteran Kills Seif.
Hot Springs. S. D., Dec. 6.—Orsion
Gage, an inmate of the state soldiers'
home, committed suicide yesterday by
shooting himself in the mouth with a
revolver. He was sixty-four years old.
TAFT AND CZAR HOLD CONFAE
SECRETARY OF WAR SPENDS
FIVE HOURS WITH EMPEROR
St. Petersburg. Dec. 6. — Secretary
Taft was received in audience yester
day by Emperor Nicholas at Tsarskoe
Selo and received from his majesty
the frankest expression of Russia s
sentiments of sympathy and regard
for the United States. The enipevoi
requested Mr. Taft to convey his
greetings to President Roosevelt. The
secretary spent about five hours in
company with the emperor and enjoy
ed the honor of a long and intimate
conversation regarding the situation
In the United States and the problems
confronting the American government
On account of the secretary's ex
pressed desire that he be received un
officially, no salute was fired, but thq
reception was given a military setting
by a parade and regimental festival
of the -Semenovskv regiment, the offi
cers of which attended the luncheon
with Mr. Taft.
Last night Secretary Taft and the
members of his party were entertained
at dinner by Foreign Minister Iswol
THEATER RUINED BY FIRE.
Building Destroyed at St. Paul—Fami
lies in Peril.
St. Paul, Dec. fi.—The Empide the.
ater, Third and Wabasha streets, was
destroyed by a fire that started in thq
basement of the building at 6 o'clock
yesterday morning. The loss on the
building is said to be $15,000, the
amount of the Insurance, and Sam
Fink, the occupant of the building,
places his loss at $6,000.
Three families occupied the upper
rooms in the theater, and Chief Strapp
ordered several firemen to rescue
them. Men, women and children were
assisted from the burning building
Nearly One Thousand Bills Thrown
Into Senate Hopper.
Washington, Dee. 6.—Nearly a thou
sand bills were introduced in the sen
ate yesterday and all of them were re
ferred to committees, where they will
be taken for consideration after the
new senators shall he given commit
tee assignments. No other business
of importance was transacted. Al
most all of these bills were consider
ed in the last congress and most of
them are private pension bills. The
house was not in session.
GUARDS LID; LOSES JOB.
Ex-Cop Tells Council He Upheld the
Law Too Strictly.
Brainerd, Minn., Dec. 6. — George
Sullivan, recently resigned as a po
liceman, has filed a charge with the
city council, alleging that he wqs
forced to resign for impartially apply
ing the lid. As the police force is
amenable only to the mayor, the coun
cil simply accepted the communica
tion and placed it on file.
Assault Is Charged.
Bemidji, Minn., Dee. C. — Deputy
Sheriff Arne Solberg this morning
brought from Kelliher George Ames,
who was bound over to await the ac
tion of the grand jury at the next
term of court, on a charge of assault
in the second degree. Sam Okra
charges that Ames held him up on
the night of Nov. 29, and with a mur
derous looking knife in his hands, de
manded his (Okra's) money.
Monticello. Minn., Dec. 6.—After a
chase, which started on Sunday,
"Dutch" Henry was captured at North
Town Junction and was taken to Buf
falo last evening on a charge of rob
bing Lindgren & Roman's general
store on the night of Nov. 26. Martin
Halverson, a clerk in the store, was
arrested. Both men were taken to
Buffalo, where the grand jury is now
Farmer's Face Torn by Bull.
Atwater, Minn., Dec. 6. — F. H.
Toersing, a farmer living about three
miles northeast of Atwater, was acci
dentally gored by a bull while leading
a cow in his yard. The bull rushed
between the cow and Mr. Toersing
and struck the man in the face with
its horns, inflicting a serious wound.
Kelliher, Minn., Dec. C.—The Minne
sota & International Railway compa
ny's roundhouse in this village was
destroyed yesterday morning by a fire
which burned the building to the
ground and ruined an engine which
occupied a stall in the roundhouse. No
one was injured.
Minnesota Banquet Arranged.
Washington, Dec. fi. — A hundred
former Minnesotans are expected to
attend the annua! banquet of the Min
nesota Society of New York, which
will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria
Dec. 9. Frank B. Kellogg and John H.
Stevens will be the principal speak
Woman "Pigger" Punished.
Bemidji, Minn., Dec. 6.—Edith Arm
strong of Akeley appeared before
Judge Spooner in thia city and pleaded
guilty to having sold intoxicating
liquors without a license at Akeley.
The court imposed a penalty on tho
defendant of a $100 fine and thirty
days in jail. The fine was paid.
Seven Laborers Crushed.
Glasgow, Dec. 6.—A gang of nine
platelayers were run down yesterday
by a locomotive. Seven were killed
PRODUCTIVE POWER OF
WESTERN CANADA SOIL
There has never been any who have
ioubted the productiveness of the soil
of Western Canada, but there are
sometimes found those who question
the fact of its superiority. During the
goat season it has been shown that
in grain raising qualities it possessed
the very best. The late spring pre
vented grain being sown in many
dases before the middle of May. Yet,
a large percentage of that sown at that
time produced excellent yields. Had it
not been for the frost early in August,
which visited most of the north half
of the continent, there would have
been a magnificent yield in every dis
trict in Western Canada. Throughout
the Southern Alberta district where
About 100,000 acres was sown to win
ter wheat the yield will be enormously
iarge. There are vast tracts of valu
able grain growing land in Western
Canada that are available for home
steads, the Canadian Government giv
ing 160 acres free, and entry may be
made by proxy, by any near relative,
thus saving considerable cost to tho
American who may have entry made
tn this way. Any Canadian Govern
ment Agent will give you the partic
Youi correspondent has just re
vived the following letter from Craik,
Saskatchewan, which bears out the
statement made in the first part of
"Craik, Sask., Aug. 1907.
"May 24th we planted a Dahlia.root,
.vhlch we brought with us from Min
aeapolis. Aug. 12th, 80 days later, it
ft'as In bloom. The plant is now 4VG
feet high and covered with blossoms.
We never got half as many flowers on
it In Minneapolis, even during Septem
ber and October, although we had
more time to attend to it there."
I mention this only as an example
of the great productive power of the
eoil here In Saskatchewan, Canada.
To the Best of His Knowledge.
"Johnny, what is your father's na»
civity?" asked the teacher.
"His what, ma'am?"
"His nativity—His nationality, yol
"Oh, he hasn't got any yet, ma'am
We just moved here from Nebraska!
TO CURE A COUGH OR COLD.
Doctor's Prescription Checks an Acute
Cold In a Day and Cures
The following formula is a nevee
falling remedy for coughs or colds:
Two ounces of glycerine, one-hali
ounce of Concentrated oil of pine,
one half pint of good whisky, mix and
shake thoroughly each time and use
In doses of a teaspoonful to a table
spoonful every four hours.
This, if followed up, will cure any
cough that is curable or break up
an acute cold in 24 hours. The in
gredients all can be gotten at any
Concentrated oil of pine comes put
up for medicinal uses only in half
ounce vials sealed in air tight cases de
signed to protect it from heat and
light. Other oils of pine are insoluble
and are likely to produce nausea and
cannot give the desired results.
At the Summer Hotel.
She .on their wedding trip, in the
mountains)—Carlo, wliat's that long
white streak on the ground over to
ward our inn?
He—My Lord! That's probably our
Monday Aaker's Business college
sent Miss C. Johnson into a position
is stenographer in the office of Attor
ney Lasell, LaMoure; today, Tuesday,
Gudrun Lund goes into a similar po
sition In the office of President Bo'
stad, Moorhead. Six A. B. C. students
have gone into positions the last few
lays. The department of telegraphy is
also proving a great success, and it
should; it is the best equipped and
has the only experienced teacher rf
telegraphy in the state. For catalogue
address the school at Grand Forks or
A Different Species.
"While abroad I met a poor but
clever scalp specialist in Brussels and
told him he could make big money in
America If he came over with me."
"Why did you tell him that?"
"Because his specialty was raising
SHIP YOUIl CREAM
to Crescent Creamery Co.. St. Paul. Minn.
Write to-day for taes and nrices.
A Plain Man.
"Have you a coat that would fit my
"Can't say that 1 have."
"You don't seem to care particularly
for my pet's custom."
"No; I don't want any monkey
DR. J. H. RINDLAUB, (Specialist),
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat,
Fargo, N. D.
We all have tender spots, which,
Cause us to wildly rage;
k bald head's apt to be a man's,
And woman's is her age.
HIDES, PELTS AXD WOOL.
To get full value, ship to the old reliable
K. W. Hida & Fur Co.. Minneapolis. Minn.
Note the evil results of smoking as
Illustrated by the volcano; it conetant
ar suffers from eruptions.
TAFT GREETED AT
AMERICAN SECRETARY OF WAR
WARMLY WELCOMED BY
HEARS DEBATE IN ME DUMA
MAKES SPEECH AT BANQUET
SAYING AMERICAN POLICY IS
ONE OF PEACE.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 5.—The Ameri
can secretary of war, William H.
Taft, was accorded a hearty welcome
here yesterday. He arrived in St. Pe
tersburg in the morning from Moscow
and after a round of official visits and
a brief rest visited the duma, where
he spent half an hour listening to the
debate on the ministrial declaration.
He was greeted by the premier, M.
Stolypin, and other high ministers,
and was made the object of special
attention by the deputies.
Banquet in His Honor.
In the evening Secretary Taft at
tended a banquet given in his honor
by prominent Americans and made a
speech in which he emphatically de
nied that his round-the-world trip had
aught to do with a special policy of
the United States, whose sole policy,
lie said, was one of peace for all na
A review of a famous corps will be
given to-day at Tsarskoe-Selo for the
benefit of Secretary Taft and later he
will attend Foreign Minister Iswol
sky's banquet and a reception of the
diplomatic corps and Russian official
society. The secretary is trying to ar
range his visit here so that lie may
catch the steamer President Grant at
Boulogne Dec. 8 for his return home.
YOUNG ARGUES HIS OWN CASE.
Attorneys Are Hopeful As to the Out
Washington, Dec. 5.—Tlie case of
Attorney General Young, in the United
States supreme court, reached an end
yesterday as far as arguments of the
attorneys on both sides are concerned.
The principal argument yesterday was
made in closing the case by the attor
ney general himself. Attorney Gen
eral Hadley of Missouri and John F.
McGee of Minneapolis also made argu
ments in the case.
The lawyers representing the attor
ney general and Minnesota in this con
test are very hopeful of securing a de
cision in their favor.
SIX MEN DROWNED.
Thrilling Experience in Upper Falls of
Vancouver, B. C., Dec. 5. — H. Mc
Laughlin has arrived here after a
thrilling experience in the upper falls
of the Frazer river, where with a num
ber of men he was at work on the
Grand Trunk Pacific railway. A party
of eight left with him to come down
the stream. Their boat upset at one
of the Falls, and six men were drown
ed. Their names are not known.
FIRE IN ARMORY.
Automobile Show in Chicago Threat
ened by Fire.
Chicago, Dec. 5. — Fire broke out
shortly before noon yesterday in the
Seventh regiment armory, in a por
tion of which the annual automobile
exhibition was in progress. Thou
sands of dollars worth of automobiles
were for a time in jeopardy, but were
removed in time to escape damage.
The fire was soon under control.
HAS NEW INDIAN AGENT.
Maj. C. W. Downs Is Succeeded by C.
W. Rastall at Cheyenne Post.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Dec. 5.—Maj. C.
W. Downs, Indian agent at Cheyenne
River Indian agency, has retired from
the position. His successor is C. W.
Rastall, who for some time has been
connected with official affairs on the
Cheyenne reservation. The new agent
has had much experience with In
Killed in Bakery Fire.
New York, Dec. 5.—Herman Stei
gert, an employe of a bakery, was
killed; Lieut. \V. A. Kelley, a fireman,
was seriously Injured by falling down
a flight of stairs and three other fire
men were overcome by back drafts in
a fire which caused a loss of $45,000 to
a building in Bleecker street.
Breaks Canal's Traffic Record.
. Houghton, Mich., Dec. 5. — The
monthly report of the marine traffic
through the Portage Lake ship canal,
to ho issued by Engineer George H.
Banks, will show larger tonnage for
November than for any previous
month in the history of the local wa
Leavenwoorth, Kan., Dec. 5.—A fire
which is supposed to have originated
from defective electric wiring last
night destroyed the west wing of the
barracks occupied by Company L,
Thirteenth infantry, entailing a loss of
Monks Hold Jubilee.
Appleton, Wis, Dec. 5.—The local
monastery of Capuchin monks, one of
the oldest in the country, yesterday
celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of
the founding of the order.
M rs. lizzie loiir, 1155 w. 13th
St., Chicago, III., writes:
"I take pleasure in writing you
these few lines, thinking there may be
other women suffering the same as 1 did.
"I had my complaints for over a year,
night sweats all winter and noappetlte.
I was run-down so far that 1 had to
sit down to do.my cooking, I was so
"I tried many different medicines and
doctors also. Nothing seemed to do me
any good. The doctors wanted to oper
ate on me.
"At last I wrote to Dr. Hartman. I
told him just exactly how I was, and he
told me what ailed me and how I should
"I did as he told me for four months,
and now lam all cured.
"No one can tell how thankful I am
to him, as I had given up all hopes ol
ever getting well again.
"I am a widow and the mother of six
small children who depend on my sup
port. I work all day and seldom get
"I took five bottles of Peruna in all.
"Any woman wishing to know more
about my case may write to me and ]
will gladly tell all about it.
"I thank Dr. Hartman for what h«
has done for me."
Like a Farm.
"You can get a seat In the New
York stock exchange for $50,000."
"I dunno as I koer to Invest at such
Aggers. Ain't there no abandoned
seats (o be picked up fer the back
Principal of Public School — What
are your views on the subject of cor
poral punishment? Do you approve
New Boy's Mother—No, indeed, sir.
I thinks when they're bad ye should
just give 'em a good thrashing.
FALL IN THE NORTH WOODS.
The Returned Vacation Goer Discusses
the Beauty of Snow.
, "That rainy day you had here the
other day, Tuesday, wasn't it—or
Wednesday?" said a man just back
from the Adirondaeks, "It snowed all
day where we were. First time I'd
ever been up there in the fall and I
don't know but it looked more beauti
ful ail in white than it does in summer
when everything's green. Ice there,
too, you know, now. Shallow places
in the lake where it was frozen over
now so that you couldn't get around in
'em any more in a boat. Not such an
everlasting sight further north than
Now York, but away from the salt
water and higher elevation, winter
there a good deal earlier than here, ol
course. Tlie hotel where I stayed
closed the day I came away. What?
No, not for grief over my departure,
but because I was the last guest.
"You say the hotels in New York
are still keeping open? I see they are,
and New York never looked better to
me, but do you know I think next year
I shall take my vacation in the fall
again and go up around where I've just
come from, hunting for bear. Yes, sir,
they get hear up there as well as deer;
don't have to go to Louisiania for bear.
But here's my trail, I mean street; so
Icng, old man, just now I'm hunting
Had "Coffee Nerves" from Youth.
"When very ycung I began using
coffee and continued up to the past
six months," writes a Texas girl.
'1 had been exceedingly nervous,
thin and very salknv. After quitting
coffee and drinking Postum Food Cof
fee about a month my nervousness
disappeared and has never returned!
This is the more remarkable as I am
a Primary teacher and have kept
vight on with my work.
"My complexion now is clear and
rosy, my skin soft and smooth. As a
good complexion was something I had
greatly desired, I feel amply repaid
even tho this were the only benefit
derived from drinking Postum.
"Before beginning its use I had
suffered greatly from indigestion and
headache; these troubles are now un
"Best of all. I changed from coffee
to Postum without the slightest Incon
venience, did not even have a head
ache. Have known coffee drinker3
who were visiting me, to use Postum
a week without being aware that they
were not drinking coffee.
"I have known several to begin the
use of Postum and drop it because
they did not boil it properly. After
explaining how it should be prepared
they have tried it again and pro
nounced it delicious."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read the booklet. "The
Road to WellYille," in $kgs. "There's
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