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jf' j§'\. XXL No. 22. COUNTY NEWS Told by the Courant's Big Staff of CORRESPONDENTS News from Willow City, Westhope, Lang ford, Russell, Antler land Amity —all Over the County Hap penings. WILLOW CITY By oar special correspondent. Mrs. Geo. Sanberg, who has been visiting friends and relatives in Hast ings, Minn, for several weeks, returned on SaturJay last. Harry Shannon was operated on by Dr. Thyng and Dr. Montgomery, of Overly, for appendicitis on Sunday. We are glad to report that he is rapid ly regaining his health. Our old friend l?rank Collins, spent several hours here on Thursday. "Whalebone" iis looking well and ap pears to be prosperous. Rev. W. F. Bradley, who has been attending the M. E. conference at Fargo, returned on Tuesday. We are gald to note that the Bishop has as signed him to Willow City for th9 en suing conference year. The Misses Von Kaenel, cousins of Walter Master, who have been visiting fcim this summer, returned to their •home in Detroit, Michigan on Monday. Jules Perrin. formerly of this place but now located atLodi, California, is iiere to close up some business deals. Mr. Perrin looking well and says the climate of his new home agrees with him. He informs us that he has .had an addition to his family just lately, by the arrival of anothr son at his home. Mr. Perrin will be with us for several weeks before returning to his home in the far west. Dr. C. O. Anderson and druggist Schueble spent Wednesday evening at Bound Lake hunting ducks. They had good success, bagging twenty fine mallards. J. H. Cook is now able to get around town with the help of crutches. When yon want to josh him you want to keep out of the radius of said -crutches as he is becoming quite handy in wielding them. The elevators here have, so far, taken in as much grain as at any pre vious year since the founding of the •city. We learn from the owners and agents of the elevators that they are being crowded to their fullest capacity •and that the quality of the grain mar* keted is of a uniformly higher grade than has ever been received here be fore. All this is proof that Willow City is not being hurt materially by the new towns along the line of the Soo and that her prosperity for the fu ture years is assured. Mrs. Andrew Cook, formerly of this place, but now of Bantry, visited with her mother, Mrs. Gilmer, this "week. Cashier McCain paid his family a 'visit on the homestead last week. Mr. .McCain expects to make final proof within the next six weeks and will then bring his family here and resume domestic relations. Mrs. Phil Halls and son Allen are "visiting with Mrs. Halls parents east of town and meantime Phill is doing the bachelor stunt. It is noticeable that he gets around to the barb9r shop at a fairly early hour these days. Probably fearing that the people of North Dakota would not fully appre ciate the fact that the triple strength, brass collpr of blind partisanship Lad been riveted to its editorial neck "The Minot Daily Optic" in a recent issue declared that it was Republican, col umn rules and all the other appurten ances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, which of course takes in the office cuspidor and toilet paper. But what can we expect from a paper that so fulsomely and nauseat ingly sounded the praises of Alex Mc Kenzie, in its editorial columns under the title of "Alex's Dream" some few weeks ago? Decency, intelligence, manliness, honesty and good citizen ship are insulted by such editorials as appear from time to time in "The Minot Optic". But Federal jobs are not doled out by any boss without hope of reward and a paper that gets into a financial hole must, do the bidding of its masters however bitter the dose may be. We may hope to see some good day. an announcement that the receivership has been determined and we will then know that the price has been fnlly paid. But between now and that time may "saints and minis ters of grace" defend us from the fulsome laudations, bigoted partisan ship and ignorant criticisms that we may expect to see in the well censored sheet that poses as the exponent of political conditions in the northwest ern section of North Dakota. RUSSELL By our ppeclal correspondent. A good many stoves are installed in our various business places now. The weather justifies the proceeding. Deputy sheriff Daley made a trip to Lyleton, Man. last week with the avowed intention of bringing back a man whose presence was needed very badly by a young man of this city who is not averse to loaning money. John Simon, of Maxbass, was a city visitor on Tuesday. C. F. Maloney the Newburg restau rant man has sold out his interests to D. F. Hursh formerly of Bottineau. Charlie is at present overseeing the threshing operations on his three quarter section farm west of Russell. The Sentinel office was moved on Monday to the lot just south of Fred Goheen's meat market. G. L. Fulwiler has been busy the past week installing his new plate glass front in his store on north main street. Mr. Fulwiler has an up-to-date store and with his efficient force of clerks is able to please his many cus tomers. Jim Flynn, the land man of West hope was a Russell visitor on Monday. Jerry Daley was a county seat visi tor last week. Jno. W. Caldwell, of Mountain Home, Idaho, accompanied by his brother Alf. arrived in Russell Sun day evening. They left Monday. The Russell correspondent has been a little neglectful of his duties for the past two weeks and after receiving a proper reprimand from headquarters, he will try and give a little more at tention to his newspaper duties here after. Mr. F. S. Hertel, the druggist, is putting in a new front in bis store. The recent improvement will greatly enhance the appearance of his store. Threshing is very nearly finished in this section of the country. Wheat has yielded very well and the other grains have in every way come up to our expecations. Born To Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lucht on Friday, a boy. The expected dance in Laporte's new hall is to occur on the 26th. Everybody come and enjoy a good evening's fun. Dan Barrett, of Newburg, is assist ing Hans Twete in waiting on his trade. A bunch of Eenmare residents spent Sunday at the river'. They bagged a goodly number of ducks. Louis 'iwite, traveler for a St. Paul shoe firm, enjoyed a day's hunt on the river Tuesday. Hans Twete's place was entered by means of a window last Tuesday evening and several dollars taken from slot machines. The culprits are known and will be easily caught. WESTHOPE By our special correspondent. It is too bad the grain buyers can not get cars to take out the wheat. Elevators all full and have been for a week, and all appeals for cars come to naught. All the cars they can get are some that come up here loaded with lumber or coal, and sometimes they are sent back "empty. The. Ry. company are giving Westhope a dirty deal and along with other towns, we suppose in not making a better effort to supply cars. Hunters have come in here from the outside, so thick that about all the local ducks nave been killed off. The flight from the north has not started yet, and when it does start wont last long. A party of four from here—Messrs. Fotheringham, Trimble, Neville and Petus—have spent several days across the line hunting geese. Chief Baumann kept the bat cave pretty well filled the past while with disorderlies etc. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Schroeder and their four children, returned this week from Iowa, and will make thier home here. No place like Westhhope. A large stock yard and sheds have been built here by the railway com pany. Mrs. W. J. Reynolds left Monday for Jamestown to attend the federa ion of woman's clubs. Mr. Ness, a Devils Lake druggist was in town this week. A few from here have been in at tendance at the connty court .this week. Uncle John Linton was shaking hands wtih his Westhope friends. (Cantlnaed on page 2, column 4^ THAT PIANO Is Stirring up Some Stren uous Effort INTEREST SPREADS A Chicago Subscriber Writes that He Is Saving Coupons and Wants to See Pic tures of Candidates. They Are Working Hard. There is little change in the stand ing of the candidates in our big piano contest this week although we gather from letters recived that they are'work ing. Miss Douglas of Russell has made the only marked gain this week having advanced 5,470 votes. The standing is as follows: Marie Wonos. Bottineau.... 36,500 Delia Carpentier, Antler .... 34.250 Emma Douglass. Russell .. 28,710 Lulu Crowdev, Lake Metigoshe 3,000 Mollie Stanton, Souris 2,750 Mildred Douglas, Omemee... 1,840 Alice R. Kolstad, Lansford 1,000 Interest in the contest is growing. Several letters of inquiry are received each week and many indicate their in tention to get out and work for this or that candidate. One subscriber, an attorney in Chicago, 111., writes say ing that he is saving his coupons and is waiting for the promised publica tion of the photos of the candidates before casting his votes. These things show a wide spread interest in the contest and the race is going to be a good one pretty soon. We have asked each contestant to send in a photo of herself that we may publish a half tone and thus stimulate interest in the contest. We hope to have these for an early issue. The Market In Bottineau. No. 1 Hard 70% No. 1 Northern 69% No. 2 Northern 66% No. 3 Northern 63% No. 1 Durum 59 No. 2 Durum 58 No. 1 Flax 82 Oats 19 Barley 28 EMBEZZLEMENT Is the Charge Against C. J. Lloyd of Russell. A Reward of $50 Is Offered for his Arrest. Got Away with Large Sum of Money Belonging to Stephens & Schlosser. C. J. Lloyd, a trusted employe of Stephens & Schlosser, a machinery firm at Russell, decamped on Tuesday morning carrying witji him over $1,000 ol the firm's money which be had col lected. He hired a rig and drove to Omemee and took the train there. Sheriff Gardner is offering a reward of $50 for his arrest. He is described as follows: About five feet, eleven inches high, weighs 150 or 160 pounds, shonlders slightly stooped, dark hair, blue eyes, smooth shaven face. When last seen he wore a navy blue suit with golden brown and black mixed vest The Bottineau Courant. Bottineau, Bottineau County, North Dakota, October 20, 1905. and had a black fur lined coat. He came from Minneapolis. It is thought he will soon be apprehended, A PUZZLE. The following interesting and in genious puzzle was found some years ago in a remote village of Devon, England. It' was inscribed in an cient Roman characters on a curiously shaped stone of iriack basalt and aroused considerable interest among the local antiquarians. I Y O U O W E O Y O U A E A Y U WAS A DARK DEED Bold, Bad, Burglar Was Caught at His Work. A Black ftan on a Dark Night Attempts to to Burglarize Ben Romanson's Dwelling at Souris. A colored man is now languishing in the county bastile as the result of his unsuccessful attempt to break and enter the dwelling house of Benjamin Rouianson, of Souris, during the dark hours of a dark nignt this week. He made a malicious attack on the screen of one of the windows and had just succeeded in removing it when the nightwatch got him by the collar and cordially requested his company. Deputy sheriff T. B. Nichol brought the prisoner to town and placed him in the county jail to await trial. An Awful Death. While threshing on the home farm east of Omemee, Godfrey Ward, a well known farmer, met a horrible death. He jumped from a load of bundles and was impaled on a fork handle. His intestines were terribly lacerated and death followed shortly after. The re mains of the unfortunate man were interred in the Tarsus cemetery on Monday. ANDERSON-OBERG. Albert O. Anderson, assistant cash ier of the First National bank of this city was married to Miss Alma Oberg in Chicago yesterday at 8:30 p. m. The ceremony took place at 54 Colum bia Street, Rev. Isaac Anderson, of Aurora, 111., an uncle of the groom officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson will make their home in the William son house on Thompson street. We wish them much happiness and every other good gift which life can hold. THE MINISTERS THE OAK THE* VINE A TOAST Let woman lean on her brother man As a staff that has proven true, For God has ordained in his beautiful plan Every heart has a hearth in view. A woman's love, like a sacred fire, Can not in it's splendor shine Till it finds the altar of its desire And glorifies flame and shrine. The oak is bare when the vine is dead, And the vine cannot climb alone Man's life is barren when love has fled— Woman's strength is not all her own, 7hen here's that the flame may find the shrine, And ever in splendor burn That every oak may have its vine, And man to his Eden return. Well Assignments of Ministers Known Here. The Bishop of the M. E. church in making the yearly assignments for this district gives Rev. Chas. E. White another term in Bottineau which ac tion will be agreeable to all here. Rev. Bradley returns to Willow City. Rev. Hollett, formerly of Souris. is assigned to Williston and his place is filled by Rev. Woolly. Rev. Roe is retained at Westhope and Rev. Pratt at Antler. Omemee's pulpit is filled by Rev. Cunningham. SCHOOL NOTES News Regarding Bottineau County Schools SCHOOLS CROWDED In Most Districts. A Number of Teachers .Will Attend Normal School. Sup erintendent Chrlstenson Very Busy. Miss Kate Renick closed her school in Amity district Friday. Miss Julia Cotton will begin a six months' term of school in Hilton next Monday. Misses Martha and Maud McLaugh lin closed their schools in the Fidelity district Friday last. The Omeinee public schools have become so crowded lately that it was necessary to add another room last week with Miss Ethel Duuiont of Wil low City, as teacher. Miss Charlotte Renick is teaching until Miss Du mont finishes her term in another dis trict. Miss Helen Garrison's school in Hil ton district was closed Friday. Miss Dorothy Artz finishes a term in the Antler district this week. The teachers' examination will be held in the court house at Bottineau, on Friday and Saturday, October 27th and 28th. Miss Anna Hanson began a term of school in the Gorder district last Tues day. L. H. Hetrick opened school in Scandia district, school No. 2 last Monday. Miss Loretta Teevans' school in Dewey was closed last Friday. Miss Teevans will attend the Mayville Nor mal this winter and expects to leave in a couple of weeks. The county superintendent is visit ing schools across the river this week. Teachers interested in the reading circle should call at the superintend ent's office in Bottineau and see the books for thi* year. The county teachers' association meets at Willow City on Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th. President McFarland of the State Nor mal at Valley City will be present and deliver an address. A very interest ing program has been arranged and all who can should attend. Miss Cicelis Forsberg closed a term in the Peabody district on Friday. She will complete a term for Mr. A. E. Bowen in the Bottineau district. ANNUAL FUR SALE. Mr. C. B. Bergeson, representing the McKibbin Fur Co., will be in the city on Saturday, October 28th, for one day only to hold the annual fur sale at the Patrons Exchange store. Anyone wanting furs will do well to bear this date in mind and examine the largest and finest line of furs ever exhibited in this city. A BARBER KILLED John Smith Was Shot to Death at Rugby last Saturday Attempted to Kill Charles Barker but Missed. Barker's Aim Was Good. Woman in the Case. John Smith, a Rugby barber, for merly located at Westhope, attempted to shoot Charles Barker at Rugby last Saturday afternoon. He fired one shot and barely missed Barker's head. Barker returned the shot with fatal effect. The trouble arose over a woman. Smith had been living with her but she left and took up with Barker. Smith vowed vengeance and purchased a revolver. He filled up with whiskey and went to Barker's pool room and opened fire with the re sults mentioned. A coroner's jury was at once empaneled and they ex onerated Barker. The sympathy of the Rugby citizens is with him and it is not likely any action will be taken. Rooney Hanged. On Tuesday morning the first ex ecution under the law requiring all death penalties to be carried out in the state penitentiary occurred and John Rooney paid the penalty for the murder of Harold Sweet, at Fargo on the night of Aug. 26, 1902. The trap was sprung at 1:05 and Rooney's neck was broken in the fall. Before the black cap was adjusted Rooney made a ten minute speech protesting innocence and sang a song of his own composition. He was remarkably cool. As the cap w«s drawn over his $1.50 a Year- head he said "my God, the light shnt out forever.'' It will be remembered that Rooney's case has been three times appealed and that the date for his execution had been set three times. He openly boas ted that he would never hang. He tried to commit suicide but failed. He was born in New York and was the son of a saloon keeper. H. LEON COPE Is the First Number on the Lec ture Course. Herbert Leon cope, who appears here soon is a real humorist. His voice, manners, look, gestures, even his walk suggests fun. His fame has spread over the whole country. Last season he spoke to over 850,000 people in twenty-four different states. His personality is the very essence of hu mor. There is a ripple,—we u«e the word because there is no word that adequately describes it and this comes the nearest to it,—in his voice that makes you smile inwardly if not out wardly, the moment he begins to speak even though what he is saying is not in the least humorous. As the rnana ger of one of the largest Chautauquas in the Middle West, where Mr. Cope has spoken many times puts it: "Our people would shout with laughter if Mr. Cope were to give a scientific lecture on the formation of coal. He sees the humorous side of everything and on one occasion when the rear of the Opera House in which he wa9 speaking was on fire and he could hear the firemen at work trying to extin guish it, he signalled one of the stage hands to lower the curtain explaining to the audience that he could talk easier and with less effort with the curtain down: and then when the cur tain effectually shut out the sounds from the rear, he told in a most mat ter of fact way how funnj* it would be if the rear of the stage should catch fire and burn while he was speaking. The audience shouted with laughter and never knew until the next morning that the house actually had been on fire. COUNTY COURT Jury Disagrees in the Omemee Pig Case. The first case heard in county comt this week was that of W. L. Crawford, of Omemee, on the charge of fractur ing the prohibitory law. The hearing commenced Monday, was given to the jury Wednesday afternoon. After be ing out ail night the jury disagreed. On Wednesday afternoon Judge Kirk held a session of probate court and considered the application of John A. Trainor, of Overly, for a drug gist's permit. The permit was granted. Court adjourned on Wedes day evening without day. Three parties accused of blind pig ging were brought down from West hope on Thursday but their cases will not be taken up until next term. Amusements Bookings for a Week The Polmatier Sisters concert com pany will appear at the opera house in Bottineau on the evening of October 23rd. under the auspices of the A. F. and A. M. lodge. This company is re* ceiving many press comments in their tour through this section and is a high grade attraction. The Daily Demo crat, Cartage. Mo. says of the com pany: "The Polmatier Sisters Conceit Orchestra could be heard again and again with positive delight and the Chautauqua management is to be com plimented upon bringing so high class an attraction to cultured Carthage." The Elks, under whose patronage the Polmatier Sisters played here merit the thanks of all for having brought this suberb attraction. —Daily Courier* Winfield, Kansas. Opera House, Oct. 23rd, under auspices of the A. F. and A. M. The entertainment thioughont given by the Polmatier Sisters was highly enjoyable and the people expressed a sincere sentiment to the Knights of Pythias for bringing this organiza tion to this city.—Daily Republican, Mitchell, So. Dakota. At Opera House, Oct. 23rd. under auspices of the A.F. and A. M. There is no doubt that we will have a rare treat next Monday evening when the Polmatier Sisters appear here under th§ auspices of the Masonic lodge. Here is a telegram received on Wednesday: ''Kenmare, N. D. Mr. Peter Scott, Bottineau. Polmatier Sisters gave as best entertainment wie have ever had. Edgar D. Button."