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7 NUBS OF NEWS Three Correspondents Send in ITEMS OP INTEREST Man Hurt at Landa. School Library for Willow City. Two fellows tried at Westhope for Breaking into a Box Car. WILLOW CITY By our special correspondent. The city marshal keeps the "coop" pretty full these nights. With tomorrow every elevator in this place will be full. The agents .are complaining of a lack of cars. The Overly addition to The Eagle last week was another evidence of editor Michael's rustling qualities. It was good. Rev. W. F. Bradley leaves for Far go on Monday where he will attend the annual conference of the M. E. Church. Rev. Bradley has given good satisfaction to the members of the church here and they have re quested his return for another year. Mrs. E. W. Washburn of Vernon Center, Minnesota, is visiting with her sister,Mrs. F.M.Rich for a few weeka. Mrs. Jas. Burris returned from her visit with relatives in Ontaiio the first of the week. Mrs. Ad. Tanguay, accompanied bv her three daughters, Corinne, Loret ta and Jeannette left here on Thurs day of last week for Quebec. Misses Corinne and Loretta will attend the Sellery academy there for th« next three yeais. Mrs. Tanguay and Miss Jennette will visit with friends and relatives for several weeks before re turning. Mrs. Emma Nelson of the millin ery firm of Henry and Nelson spent several days this week in Towner on business. J. M. Watson has completed his new office on the lots south of his res idence and can from now on be found there by clients and friends. Our old friend Jas. Stewart of Westhope spent several hours in Wil low on Thursday on his way to Overly where he has been interested foi the past two months. Mr. Stewart says he has all of Overly he- wants and will move to Antler and engage in business there. On Sunday evening Rev. Bradley of the M. E. church preached a very able, entertaining and intellectual ser mon to the Masons of this place on "The Symbolism of King Solomon's Temple." The church was well fill ed by the local Masons and their friends. S. B. Brynolfbon, whose democracy is like to that of Jefferson, in that he wants no title and objects to the class distinctions made by some of our met ropolitan papers which allude to the "common people, "is here on business. On Friday night there will be a bas keet sociable in the opera house for the benefit of the^ Willow City Public school library. It is to be hoped that all will turn out and help a good •cause. Good literature is none too plentiful, nor too .widely read in this commercially prosperous burg of ours. Selz shoes at Greengards. a-r:... LANDA By our special correspondent. O. A. Linsted was seriously hurt the other day. His horse, on which he was riding, was frightened by a a threshing engine, Mr. Linsted fell off and the horse in some way stumbled and fell with its full weight right ov er the body of Mr. Linstad, crushing him badly. He is expected to recover. Miss Jennie Govenlock of your city was a visitor at this burg Thurs day. The Landa Lutheran aid society meet at the C. C. Jacobson homestead 5 miles south of here Wednesday and was well attended. Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Hilliboe and Miss Mathilda Wallen, of Westhppe, were callers in town Wednesday. The work on Arnold Bros, elevator is going on rapidly and Mr. Arnold will be ready to buy grain before long. One of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Carl son's twin babies died last week and the other is reported to be sick. Robert O. Helgerson of Antler was seen on the streets here last week. Joe Dvorak, who has been making an extneded visit with Mr. E. P. Hel gerson of this place, left for his home in Iowa last week to resume his school work. Thos. Elverom of Bottineau is do ing some plastering on the Hilliboe residence this week. Jacob Jacobson, the machine and harness man, is having some improve ments done on his dwelling. WESTHOPE By our special correspondent. The elevator men complain of "cars being a scarce article. Martin Helgerson visited here over Sunday. Attorney H. S. Blood was up from Bottineau this week on business. Miss Livesay, who has been visit ing with her sister, Mrs. Trimble for a week, returned to her home in Iowa Wednesday. Mrs. J. G. Erebs who has been in a St. Paul hospital for a month, re turned home Wednesday night. She is much improved in health. A couple of fellows were on trial yesterday before Judge Mead for breaking into a box car at Antler and stealing some moose'. The death of Mrs. William Hough occurred on Thursday evening, Sep tember 28th, aged twenty years. On Friday a week previous she gave birth to a baby girl and mother and child seemed to be getting along nicely. On Tuesday afternoon she went to sleep and the nurse being unable to awaken her a doctor was summoned. He gave her every attention but she never regained consciousness and passed away on Wednesday. The funeral was held Satruday forenoon. Mrs. Jas. L. Fisher, aged 28 years, died last Saturday at her home near Antler after an illness of over a year. The funeral services were held Mon day from the house,Rev. Peter Mitch ell officiating and the remains were interred in the Westhope cemetery. An exciting runaway occurred on Main Street Wednesday morning. At torney Soule was driving up the street when his horse commenced to kick and kept at it till he had overturned the buggy and got loose, then kicked around a few times and started up the street—on the side walk when he fell and was caught while down. The buggy was neaily reduced to kindling wood. The occupants were not hurt. JOSEPH RAMSEY, JR. Whose fight with George J. Gould for the control of the Wabash rail road will be decided at the next meeting of the stockholders of the road, I October 10, at New York city. A "T The Bottineau Courant. Vol. XXI. No. 20. Bottineau, Bottineau County, North Dakota, October 6, 1905. $1.50 a Year. TRAIN WRECK At Omemee on Saturday Evening WM. STADIE DIES The Engineer Pinned In Wreckage Re ceives Fatal Injuries. Exhibited Wonderful Nerve.— Fireman Escaped Unhurt. A bad wreck occurred on Saturday evening in the yards at Omemee. The southbound frieght going through at 9.15 crashed into a loaded box car which the high wind had pushed down the side track and which had stopped on the switch. The engine and four cars of wheat left the track. The fire man jumped and escaped without in jury but Engineer Stadie was not so fortunate. He was caught between the fender of the tire box and the over turned cab and wedged there so tightly that it required three and a half hours to release him. In spite of the fact that a heavy bar had cut into his thighs clear to the bone and that the hot fender was roasting his flesh the heroic fellow retained his presence of mind and directed the workers in their efforts to release him. It was necessary to saw a heavy iron bar twice through and then use heavy jack-screws to force the cab back be fore the poor fellow could be extricat ed. These operations were performed with the wind blowing a gale and a cold rain falling but the wonderful nerve of the suffering victim never gave way. When he was finally re leased at about one o'clock Sunday morning he was taken to the home of Mr. David Allen and tenderly cared for. In spite of his frightful injuries some hopes were at first entertained. But in spite of all that medical science could do the sufferer died on Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock. The deceased, William Stadie, was about 35 years old and had been em ployed on the Great Northern railway for five years. He came originally from near Wawanesa, Man. and was married about three months ago. His young wife was with him at the time of his death. He was a quiet, sober and industrious man and held in high esteem by those who knew him. County surveyor Wells says the blame for the accident is chargeable to the carlelessness of the surveyors who laid out the Omemee side tracks. Mr. Wells some time ago called the atten tion of Great Northern officials to the fact that the side track sloped toward the switch and predicted an accident would occur. It is said that cars have ruu down to the switch several times previously. And now the sur veyor's mistake has cost a human life. AN EXPENSIVE FIRE. Th Standard understands that one farmer south of here will have to stand the loss caused by the prairie fire of last week. He fired a straw pile without plowing a .good fire brake as he had been advised to do by a neighbor, and next morning the wind raised and the stubble commenced burning. Th fire soon spread rapidly .and mnin the field of one of the Tes- WILLIAM L. PENFIELD, SPECIAL ENVOY TO EUROPE. He has been selected by President Roosevelt to perform some secret mission, going first to England. Mr. Penfield is, solicitor of the state depart ment. w///m Mmmh w s key's where the grain shocks stood, consuming all on a good sized field. Also some grain for another farmer. Now the losers will try and make the one who set out the five pay the losses. There is a moral in this: Never set out a fire without first making a good fire bieak. We also might add that it does not pay to burn your straw piles as they are too valuable.—West hope Standard. The Market In Bottineau. No. 1 Hard 58 No. 1 Northern 67 No. 2 Northern 64 No. 3 Northern 61 No. 1 Durum 53 No. 2 Durum 51 No. 1 Flax 82 Oats 19 Barley 23 THE CHURCH Conference Meets at Fargo and Synod at Minto. The North Dakota conference of the Methodist Episcopal church meets next week at Fargo. The Synod of the Presbyterian church of North Da kota meets at Minot the same week. The Rev. Chas E. White leaves on Monday next and the Rev. W. N. Gillis on Wednesday to attend these meetings. Both will be absent over the next Sunday but will get back the following week. AMUSEMENTS Booking at the Local Play House for next two weeks. LAURA FRANKEN FIELD. The intellectual emotional actress, Miss Laura Frankenfield, who made such a hit with our theatre-goers last season as "Mrs. Alvig" in Ibsen's "Ghosts", will be with us again next Monday evening, October 9th. when she will present that beautiful play, "Her Double Life'. This has been especially dramatized for Miss Frank enfield from Wilkie Collins' "A New Magdalen" and our people have a rare treat in store. There are really so few good things nowadays in the theatrical way that when something really meritorious comes, it is hailed with delight. Miss Frankenfield is without doubt the leadng actress of the entre territory she covers, which is large. Last season the territory ex tended to the coast and back and en gagements were played in the lead ing cities. While the play of last season of "Ghosts" was very artistic and gave the actors great opportunity for the display of their art, it was not a play which appealed to all classes it was said by some critics to be too morbid—to tell things they did not care to hear even though they were true besides the play had a most tragic ending. "Her Double Life" is of an entirely different character. It is a most pleasing story and spark les with lines of heart interest, thrill ing climaxes and situations. Best of all the ending is most pleasant and ev ery one leaves the theatre feeling hap pier and ready to take up the next day's duties with lighter heart. Af ter all, we get enough of the gloom in this world of ours without going to see it enacted on the stage. THE MISSOURI GIRL. A prominent dramatic critic, re viewing -the successes and failures Qf Miii this season, in a late number of a popular magazine makes the following statement: "It is not the manager who changes his play each year that makes money. The successful man ager is the one who takes one good play, sticks to it, endeavors to build up and each year offers it to the pub lic in better shape than before." This was Fred Raymond's idea ten years ago when he first introducd "The Missouri Girl". Each year the play has been improved and twice re written, and now Mr. Raymond has the satisfaction of knowing that be has one of the best money-making at tractions on the road, and "The Greatest Domestic Comedy of the Age One performance of "The Mis souri Girl" will be given at the Opera House on Tuesday evening Oct. l?th. LECTURE COURSE Promoters met on last Tuesday to Organize. On Tuesday evening the Associa tion formed for the handling of a lec ture coarse for the winter months met at the Bottineau County Bank. The following officers were elected. Rev. W. N. Gillis chairman.. Rev. Chas* E. White Sec. and W. P. McMillan Treas. These together with A. G. Burr and I. M. Brandjord form the executive committee. Plans were set on foot for a personal canvass of the situation for the sale of season tickets. A sliding scale plan was adopted whereby the price of tickets for the five numbers will be $1.50 if 200 tick ets can be sold. |1.75 if 170 is dis posed of and $2.00 if only 100 are sold. The idea is to put the course down as low as possible and get out even on the contract price which is $300. No body can beat that price anywhere. There are five good attractions: Leon Cafe, Lecturer The Ladies Ariel Quartet, a good concert company Father Vaughan, a widely known lec turer of the states. The Columbia Quartette, another good musiccal and Ash Davis, who is a chalk talker. Now if a sufficient number of tickets can be sold namely 200,the five attractions will cost you only $1.50. Save your money for chewing gum and get this great intellectual treat. The singie admission tickets will be kept up all through the course to 75 cents., so that you~haVe a ehance -to save money. Push this along. When the can vasser comes give him some encour agement. This is a public enterprise Nobody gets a graft. Only a lot of hard work, but it is for the good of the town. County School Notes. Kramer wants a school. Jonathan Miller's school in Peabody district was closed Friday. Geo. A. Ferraby, a former teacher in the Scotia district, was called to Minnesota last week by the death of his father. He expects to return this week and commence a term of school in Liberty district next week. Miss Maude Silvester closed a suc cessful term of school in the Pleasant Valley district last Friday. J. C. Miller closed a term of school in Thrums district oh Friday last. A program was rendered in the afternoon and a lunch served by the ladies. Steps are being taken to secure a public school in the village of Overly. They have about forty-five pupils and will undoubtedly have a school there in a short time. Miss Ellen Johnson, who closed a term of school in the Stenson district on July 31st, will complete a term for Miss Zirkle in the same district. E. T. Aasheim closed a term of school in the Mountain View district with appropriate exercises. Miss Madaline Sutton closed her school in Chatfield district on Friday last. The county superintendent tells us they have several schools which they are unable to supply with teachers. Overly to Incorporate. Application was made this week to county auditor Brandjord for the in corporaton of the new town of Overly. Overly is located in 13—160—74 on the Soo line and the incorporation boundary on the east is Rolette county. It is only a few months old and has a population of 180. A thriving town. Jim Bacon found two horses dead last Sunday on the Welch farm in the Turtle mountains. State Veterinar ian Sims visited the place where the horses were on Wednesday but at that time they were so badly decayed that he could not tell how they had been destroyed. Mr. Bacon found the horses in the brush near the road ly ing close together and he said it looked as though their throats had been cut. They were a heavy team of good young horses and it is still a mystery how they got there. THE CONTEST Promises to become very Interesting. A NEW CANDIDATE And more may yet enter. Russellite says Piano will go there but other towns have Missouri idea and Must be shown. There is promise of greater things in the movement of the piauo contest this week. The young ladies have withheld their week-end reports, evi dently holding in reserve and sparring for position. We expect to see some surprises next week. There is no lack of interest and each contestant is gath ering a circle of friends who will sup port her candidacy. This policy wil count in the end. A new candidate could enter the lists now with the backing of a good ciicle of friends and stand as good a chance as any to win. The votes for this week are as fol lows Marie Wonos. Bottineau.... 28,700 Delia Carpentier, Antler .... 26,050 Emma Douglass. Russell .. 14,540 Lulu Crowder, Lake Metigoshe 3,000 Mollie Stanton, Souris 2,250 Mildred Douglas, Omemee... 1,500 Alice R. Kolstad, Lansford 1,000 Miss Maud Kinsel, of Westhope, with 12,500 votes to her credit in the first week's work has been obliged to withdraw on account of the pressure of hei duties in the post-office. She writes that she cannot get out to work and therefore will drop out. We are sorry this is the case as she had a strong vote and would have received the solid support of her town. We hope Westhope will put forth another candidate. Miss Lulu Crowder,living nearMeti goshe, has entered the contest and starts oft with a nice vote She has a good field in which to do some work and ought to make a strong race. Miss Marie Wenos, of this city,still holds first place but her gain of this week is smaller thaiuzn former ones. Miss Delia Carpentier has made strong gains this week and is working haid. Miss Emma Douglas has made a good gain this week and it is appar ent she is in the race in earnest. A prominent Russell resident said the other day, "you may as well box that piano up and send it to Russell. It is coming there anyway.'' Miss Mollie Stanton, of Souris, has not reported this week but we still hope to see the people of Souris come to her rescue. Miss Mildred Douglas, of Omemee, has not increased her vote and we are told may drop out owing to the fact that she is going to school and has no time to canvass. It is also said Omemee has another candidate who will shortly enter the lists. Miss Al ice R. Kolstad, of Lansford, has report ed a thousand votes and intimates there are more coming. We hope to see her enter the contest in earnest. A Lansford girl won the piano giv en by the Optic this summer which shows the spirit of that town when it is once awakened. No report has yet been received from Miss Myrtle Lewis of Maxbass. She has signified* her interest of entering the contest and will undoubtedly do so yet. There is still time for remarkable de velopments in this big contest and we are looking for them. Methodist Episcopal Church. The regular services on Sunday next by the Rev. Chas. E. White. Services will commence in the morning at 11 o'clock. The evening service will begin at 7.30. Subject—"Braggart up a Tree." Don't forget that the evening ser vice has been changed to 7.30. Everybody invited to these services and all will be gladly received. Presbyterian Services. Preaching service at 11 a. m. Sabbath School at 12:15 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E. at 6:30 p. m. Song and preaching service at 7:30. Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7:30 p. m., followed by Sabbath School Teacher's meeting at 8:30. You are invited to these services. They are for you. Come. Sabbath October 8, 1905. Subjects. Morning.. "Thein-com ing reign of Peace." Evening. "Remember Lot's Wife." C. E.—Topic. "The Christians Trial and Triumphs." The regular meeting of the Ladies Aid Society on Thursday October 12 in the church, at 2.30 p. in. Election of officers, a full attendance needed. Fancy silk and white vests at Greengards.