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H. C, HaMbrough Devils Lake
P. J. McCumber Wahpeton
T. P. Marshal Oakes
A. J. Gronna Lakotu
U, S. District Judge C. F. Amidon
U. 8. Marshal John F, Shea
U. S. Attorney P. H. Rourke
Clerk U, S. Court J. A. Montgomery
Surveyor General E. A. Williams
National Bank Examiner E. S. Tyler
Collector of Customs N. E. Nelson
Deputy U.
S. Rovenue Collectors Jas. Elton
and M. Sinclair
Chief Justice D. E. Morgan
Associate Justices E. Ku«onid
and C. J. Fiwk
Clerk of Supreme Court R. 1), Hoskins
Reporter of Supreme Court F. W. Amea
Governor John Burko
Lieutenant Governor R. S. Lewis
Secretary of -U.ito Alfred Blairsdell
Stat' Treasurer A. Peterson
State Auditor H. L. Holme*
Com'r nf Insur.'iiico E. C. Cooper
Com'r of Aaiicuii uro W. C.Gil breath
Attorney Geii'*ral T. F. McCuo
Sup't Public Instruction W. Stockwell
State Land Com'r O. I. Hesge
Adjutant Genpral Tlios. Pool
State Hank Examiner D. K. Briuhtbill
State Game NYmph-h W. N. Smith
Statu oil 1 usj:i*cto' F. A. Willsou
Com'rs of H.iili-o C. S. Disom, chairman
E. Statue, .Smi'Mi Wrp by, J. \V. Foley, secy.
Judge Seventh ni-iriet W.J. Knoeshaw
Court SIoiiolt:ai'her... i-s Laura Dauben berg
Eighteenth District Henry McLoan.
Fortieth Di-ti ic* Clias. W. l-'lain.
Eighteenth District—Jos. pli Crawford and
Usher L. Bur.! ic.k.
Fortieth Dis'.r.ct—James D. McDowall aud
Robert Grtffeth
County Auditor Joseph Power
Register of Deeds Allan Pinkei ton
County Treasurer Tlios Sheehau
Sheriff Peter Rmd
County Judge H. E. Dorval
States Attorney P. G. Johnson
County Coroner Dr. S. G. Gibson
Sup't Public Schools B. E. Groom
County Surveyor M. M. Darling
Sup't Board of Health Dr. Jas. Setnjili?
Clerk of Court H. O. Storlie
First District M. McKnight
Second District E. Wienecke
Third District A. Soeley.
Fourth District Ole. I. Gjevry.
Fifth District John Heid.
Mayor E. J. Fox
City Auditor Joint Shci luin
City Treasurer D. ililuc.
Chief of Police C. H. McDermott
\ssessor Adam Reid
City Attorney F. W. McLean
City Justice J. J. Soucli
Police Justice E. A. Farrell.
First Ward Morris Orton, Jas. Brosnahan
Second Ward M. Morrison, 11. T. Burke
Third Ward R. Mar-hall, Jno. Crawford
Metnbp''- of Board of Education—John
Malion Clias. Hunter, W. B. Dickson, 1- J.
Fox, J. J. Mahouoy.
Treasurer J. D. Milue.
Clerk J. E. Truax
holds regular communications on the first and
third Thursdays' of each month at the Masonic
A. F. & A. M.—Lebanon Lodge holds regnlar
communications at the Masouic Temple on the
second and fourtli Fridays' of each mouth.
J. Kelland, W.
J. H. BAIX, Secretary.
O. E. S.—Langdon Temple holds regular coin
munications on the first and third Tuesday's of
each month at the Masonic hall.
Sec'y. S.G. KERB, W.
A. O. U. W.—Langdon Lodge meets in the
Workman hall the first and third Monday's of
J. J. Soucli, M. W.
THOS. SHEEHAN. Recorder.
C. O. F. No. 808—St. Alphonsus Court, meets
on the first and third Wednesday's of each
mouth in their hall over the Moou.oy State
Jos G. SCHILIJ, Sec'y.
GEO. E. DDNNTGAN, Secretary.
LADY C. O. F.—St. Mary's Court, meets at
the Forester hall on tho second aud fourth
Tuesdays' of each month.
M. W. A.—Langdon Camp, No. 2830 meets in
the Woodman hall the second and fouith
Monday's of each month.
M. B. A.—Modern Brotherhood of America
meets in tho Opera House Hall on the first and
third Wednesday of each month.
W. A. FERGUSON, President
I. O. F.—Laugdon Court, Independent Order
of Foresters, meet in the Workmen hall, the
first and third Tuesdays' of each month.
J. H. BAIN Rec. Sec'y.
I. O. O. F.—Meets every Tuesday night
hall over Ferguson Restaurant.
W. L. DRURY, N. G.
P. E. 'ioERTZ, Sec'y.
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In fact everything necessary to
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Thousands Cheer as Explorer
Starts For North Pole.
Commander of Expedition Confident of
Getting Farther North—Vast Quan
tities of Provisions on Board—Large
Assortment of Useful Presents For
Undoubtedly every one aboard the
Roosevelt, Commander Robert E.
Peary's arctic bound steamer, felt a
thrill as the big weather beaten vessel
pulled slowly out of the recreation
pier at the foot of East Twenty-fourth
street, New York, the other afternoon
at 1 o'clock, while from the shore thou
sands of voices gave lusty cheers for
the intrepid explorer as he started on
his third quest for the north pole. As
the ship passed up tho stream she was
saluted by three whistles from every
craft that was within sight.
From early morning until sailing
time the crew were rushing about, pil
ing in as fast as they could the strange
and miscellaneous cargo that goes to
make up an arctic equipment. That
the crew will not starve is certain to
any one who saw the enormous number
of boxes and bags containing food of
all kinds.
"It ain't all salt horse, either," the
Irish chef explained, "for wo have got
arctic fodder to a science now, and
we can have our spring vegetables
out of thim tins, ye sec, on Christmas
day at the pole, when wo get there,
and it's sure we get there at that."
Every one from Commander Peary
to the bo's'n are optimistic regarding
the success of the venture. Com
mander Pearj- said:
"This certainly has been a splendid
send off. I am deeply grateful for tho
honor. We are ready for the trip. I
have done entirely too much work in
that country to bo certain of anything,
so I'll not promise anything before I
start, except that I am going to put
into it every bit of energy, moral, men
tal and physical, that I possess.
"I feel confident that in any case I
shall cany the American flag farther
north than ever. Unless the unfore
seen happens I shall plant the stars
and stripes at the magnetic pole.
The Roosevelt has been thoroughly re
paired from her last struggles with
the ice, has been fitted with two new
boilers of 500 horsepower each, making
her now an abler ship as regards
power than she was three years ago.
She is, so far as wo are able to make
her, equipped to meet any emergency.
If conditions are no worse in the next
season than they wore during the last
voyage I shall hope to accomplish the
object of the expedition and return in
about fifteen months—that is, in Octo
ber, 1909. I am prepared, however,
for a stay of three years."
Huge bouquets of roses and other
flowers filled the cabin in which Com
mander Peary will spend much time
during the ne\*t year. The cabin is
comfortable and as well furnished as a
similar room on a big ocean liner, and
it is far more homelike. Nor will
there be lacking books to while away
the tedious hours when the Roosevelt
is winter bound in the northern ice
fields. The publishers of New York
have seen to that. They all chipped in
to furnish books for the explorer and
his crew. All told, more than 200 vol
umes have been stowed aboard the
vessel, and they represent almost
every type of literature and every
large publishing house in New Y'ork.
Among the stores on board tho
Roosevelt are 10,000 pounds of flour,
12,000 loaves of bread, two tons of cod
fish, 200 cases of beans, 2,500 gallons
of oil for fuel and lighting, 200 cases
of tomatoes and several hundred of
brown bread.
An important part of the cargo on
the Roosevelt is the large assortment
of useful presents that Commander
Peary is taking north for his friends
the Eskimos. He knows everybody in
the tribe except the babies born since
his visit, and not a person has been
forgotten. The presents are all staple
things, for on his first expedition to
the polar regions Commander Peary
found that the Eskimos desired only
those things that were useful to them.
They cared not for beads, fancy
clothes or toys.
"I am taking a lot of things for my
faithful friends up there," said Com
mander Peary. "Some of them are
presents pure and simple, while the
rest will be used in paying them for
the services they render me. It would
be ridiculous to offer them money.
They have no conception of the unit
of value. I am taking the men such
things as guns, ammunition? knives,
6teel shoes for their sledges, hammers,
hatchets and other useful tools. Those
are the things they desire and prize
the most.
"For the women I have large quan
tities of needles, thimbles, scissors and
mirrors. They do not want beads, nor
do they have any desire for the fancy
things that the Indians hanker for.
The mirror is the nearest thing to a
luxury that appeals to them, and I
have a sufficient supply on board the
Roosevelt to last them for years."
Commander Peary said he would de
pend absolutely on the game to be
found in the arctic for his meat sup
ply. Some of the foods he will carry
with him, in addition to his supply of
pemmlcan, tea and pilot biscuit, the
three staple foods for use in the arctic,
are canned vegetables and a large sup
ply of canned peaches aud pears.
"I always see to it that every person
with me has a dessert on Sunday ," said
Commander Peary, "and that Is why I
am taking peaches and pears."
Most peculiar of ail wills is that of
William F. Norton, millionaire, of
Louisville, which has been filed in
Kansas City.
It was necessary to file the will in
Kansas City in order that the ex
ecutors might properly administer that
part of tho estate there.
Norton owned the Auditorium thea
ter in Louisville, besides many other
pieces of valuable real estate. Because
the city authorities of Louisville did
not agree with him in his ideas of a
wide open town lie became dissatisfied
with the city where he lived so many
years and where ho amassed a fortune.
This dissatisfaction and his peculiar
Ideas are exemplified in the words of
part of his will, which follows:
"In case I should die in Louisville,
In which dead town I have been buried
alive for so many years, I wish a spe
cial Pullman car to be engaged to car
ry my body to Cincinnati for crema
tion at the crematory in that city, tak
ing along the receptacle for my ashes
which will lie found in my private of
fice. I wish the buffet of tho Pullman
which will carry my body to Cincinnati
to be well stocked with nice tilings both
to eat and drink, so that my friends
who will do me the honor to see nic
well started on my last and long 'jour
ney to that bourne from which no
traveler returns' may not want for
anything to ease their hunger or to
Inclosed in a nearly air tight wooden
case, which has a glass front, Mrs.
William Tryon arrived at Salisbury, N.
C., in a baggage car from her home,
Fitchburg, Mass. Mrs. Tryon. middle
aged and wealthy, has suffered long
from nervous troubles and bronchitis.
She believes exposure to the air aggra
vate tier ills and has gone south to a
wanner climate.
Mrs. Tryon's husband and a nurse
went with her. She arrived wrapped
in blankets and comforters. The per
spiration was streaming from her, but
she stood the trip well and seemed
quite cheerful.
Her traveling case, which was built
after her designs, somewhat resembles
a roomy burial casket. It is comforta
bly upholstered and contains a clock
to mark time's lliglit and books to be
guile the time. The case containing
Mrs. Tryon, of course, was carried by
several husky porters from the bag
gage car and placed in the center of
Hermon Gerson. head animal keeper
in the East Lake park zoo in Los An
geles, Cal.. was seized by both arms by
a big male tiger while washing its
cage. The tiger stripped both arms of
flesh from the elbows down and al
most pulled his arms from the sock
ets. His wife came to the rescue and
by jabbing the beast in the eyes and
breast with a pitchfork forced it to re
lease its hold
the tiger's jaws closed on Ger
Bon's arm the keeper, who was hold
ing small hose turned the nozzle in
the animal's face The tiger placed a
*inir* paw ou Oer&on's other arm. and
Wanted a Joyous Funeral.
Louisville Millionaire Had Made Provision For Good Things to Eat,
Wine and Music, Also a Concert, Which Was Given
While the Body Was Being Cremated.
slake their thirst in any way possible.
"As it takes about two hours to cre
mate a body, and while my body is
undergoing the process of cremation.
I wish my executors to engage, at the
cost of $200, the Bellstedt Concert band
of forty musicians, the best in Cincin
nati, to render a fine concert pro
gramme, composed of my favorite mu
sical selections, a copy of said pro
gramme to be found In tho same en
velope which contains this, my will.
"It will be noticed hi the concert
programme that there are two inter
missions of fifteen minutes each, and
during said intermissions I wish my
Believes Exposure to It Would Kill Her and on That Account Travels
In Air Tight Case to Warmer Clime.
Tiger Conquered by Woman.
friends who will be witnesses to invite
musicians to join with them in
drinking my bon voyage in cham
pagne. several cases of which will be
sent to the crematory from the buffet
car. My ashes are to be placed in the
bronze urn on top of the family monu
ment in the cemetery. It is my desire
that there be no religious services of
any kind."
At the beginning of the will are
stanzas of poetry from Prior, Bryon
and Shakespeare. It is all in the same
strain as this, which was quoted from
Who breathes must suffer, and who
thinks must mourn.
And so alone is blest who ne'er was born.
The executors of tho estate have
carried out their instructions to the
Woman's Fear of Fresk Air.
Mrs. Gerson Jams a Pitchfork In Beast's Eye and Breast to Save
Her Husband's Life.
the station's waiting room, "right side
up. with care." a porter said. Nat
urally Mrs. Tryon attracted much at
tention, but only wondering remarks
were cast at her little glass house.
Still in her truly private compart
ment, Mrs. Tryon was put on a wagon,
which hauled her around the city
while her husband, who is president of
the German Plaster company, sought
accommodations at many boarding
houses. The landladies seemed to
think that Mrs. Tryon's presence
would not add to tho gayety of tho
other boarders and several refused to
admit her.
Mrs. Tryon will rent a cottage and
engage a housekeeper most probably
.lust as little air will be admitted to
her bedroom as to her traveling case.
She lias lived a year in a room to
which she has refused to admit any
fresh air for fear she would die. She
has complained of the cold even wheu
she was covered with blankets and
the open temperature was SO degrees.
the keeper began to call to his wife,
who was in their home uear by. The
roar of the tiger had created a paude
moniuni among the animals, and as
Mrs. Gerson sank a pitchfork into the
tiger again and again the snarls and
yells from the cage redoubled.
The fight between the woman aud
the man eater lasted several minutes,
ending only when Mrs. Gerson direct
ed the tines of the fork against the
animal's eye With his arms released.
Gerson sank to the ground aud was
"iter remove 1 to the hospital Mavor
Harper ordered the bars of the tiger's
•aire strengthened.
Cajre of
Woman Hating*
"I am a philosopher," said Colonel
Donovan, "and no man can be that
without being a woman hater. A man
doesn't get to be a philosopher till he
is past middle age. Then he begins to
see tho shallowness of earthly expecta
tions and enjoyments. It is the same
with his views of woman. In youth
he looks upon woman—women who,
like himself, have not grown old of the
older ones he takes no account—as
something so pure and holy that he is
unworthy to tie her shoe. But when
the day comes for him to associate
with those who have turned thirty-five
he has no use for them. His mother,
his sister, his wife? Oh, they are a
part of himself. They are not in the
world of romance, but of family af
Now, the colonel, despite his hobby—
this belief that ho really hated the soft
er sex—was an excellent man. He had
been jilted in his youth by a girl who
was unworthy of him, and, strange to
say, she was to him in his maturity
the only saint in the lot.
The remarks quoted above were
made to the major's wife, who, by the
way, was a warm friend and admirer
of the colonel, preliminary to asking
her to get him a housekeeper. It was
a month after a promise to that effect
that a woman arrived from the east
and was duly installed in the position.
Her hair was grizzly gray, her cheeks
furrowed, her eyes covered by dark
brown goggles, and she was dressed in
execrable taste. The colonel thanked
the major's wife that Mrs. Yorgany
was just the thing. No such unat
tractive creature could possibly have
the assurance to try to snare him, and
if she did, were she possessed of magic
arts, her looks would defeat her.
Mrs. Yorgany possessed but one at
tractive feature, a pleasant voice. At
first the colonel would give his orders
for the day to his housekeeper as ho
would to the adjutant, and when she
asked a question or made a suggestion
he found himself soothed by the
smooth tones in which she spoke.
One evening when the fire in her room
wouldn't burn he invited her to sit!
with her sewing beside the table in his
living room. lie was very much inter
ested in a book he was reading and
wanteil some one to talk to about it.
He found a willing listener in Mrs.
Yorgany. For one hour while he talked
she listened attentively, but spoke nev
er a word. The next day tho colonel in
formed the major's wife that his house
keeper might be homely, but she was
an excellent conversationalist. After
this he invited Mrs. Yorgany to use his
sitting room whenever she liked.
I The next evening the old lady, being
again turned out of her room, was
pressed by the colonel to sit by his
table. Thinking it best that he should
inform her of his opinion of women, he
did so and with his usual brusqueness
when speaking on that subject. What
was his surprise when she replied,
"My late husband was a woman hater,
and he got all his points from me."
"Y'ou, Mrs. Yorgany! You a"—
"Women have all tho characteristics
natural to their condition. Man's
strength causes him to rely upon open
methods: woman's weakness tends to
duplicity. Then tho part nature gave
her to perform, the care of children,
develops different faculties from those
needed by man, who fights the battle
for family maintenance."
The colonel put out his hand impul
sively. "Shake, madam, shake! By
Jove, you've more sense than any wo
man I ever met or heard of. I want,
you to make yourself at home in these
quarters—in this room—anywhere you
like. In future I shall give you no or
ders, but a carte blanche to run every
thing to suit yourself."
From that time forward Mrs. Yor
gany was indispensable to the colonel.
Gradually he became accustomed to
her uncouth appearance, and when at
the end of the third month of her serv
ice she offered her resignation the colo
nel swore he would put her under ar
rest aud prefer charges against her for
deserting her post. When she stuck to
her intention he shut himself up for
three days, then offered to marry her
Tho next day the colonel received a
note from the major's wife asking him
to call. On his arrival Mrs. Major in
trodueed a middle aged spinster of at
tractive mien, a lifelong chum of hers.
Florence Wood. The colonel stared at
Miss Wood with astonishment. She
appeared to be a revised edition of
Mrs. Yorgany The goggles were gone:
the furrows were gone: everything was
gone that was ugly. She stood regard
ing tho colonel with a smile ou her lips
and her eyes dancing with mischief.
"Colonel." said Mrs. Major. "I had a
bet with my husband that I could in
duce you to marry a fright within
three months. The time is up today,
and I have won. I knew my friend
Florence Wood possessed the tact and
good sense to bring down just such a
man as you within the allotted time. I
brought her out here, giving her as dis
agreeable an appearance and name as
possible, to capture you. You have
swallowed the bait, hook and all."
"But—but Miss Wood is young. The
glamour of youth is still there," blurted
the astounded colonel.
"I am past middle life," laughed Miss
Wood. "I am thirty-six."
"And she had no glamour of youth
when she caught you," added Mrs. Ma
The colonel was much cast down
when Miss Wood averred that she did
It all to please her friend and that it
was but a joke. She took her departure
the next day, but the colonel, turning
over the command to the major, fol
lowed her and never gave up until he
brought her back as his wife.
•lewly Elected Treasurer of the Re
publican National Committee.
George It. Sheldon, the new treas
urer of the Republican national com
mittee, is a New York banker and is
president of the Union League club of
New York, one of the i®ost influential
social organizations in the country and
containing a large number of repre
sentative Republicans in its member
ship. Mr. Sheldon's choice for the
post of treasurer of the national com
mittee was in part due to the fact
that in the campaign of Charles E.
Hughes for the governorship of New
York in 1000 he raised a fund of $333,
923.GO and made a public accounting
of every cent of it under the new pub-
licity law of New York state. Mr.
Sheldon was himself a leading candi
date for his party's nomination as lieu
tenant governor several years ago. He
was born in New York in 1S37 and
educated at St. Paul's school, Concord,
N. II., and at Harvard university,
graduating from the latter institution
with the degree of A. B. in 3S70. Ho
married Miss Mary P. Seney in 1SS1.
Mr. Sheldon was a member of the lie
publican national committee in 1903
and 1904, was treasurer of the New
York county committee from 1S99 to
1903 and became treasurer of the New
York state committee in 1900. lie is
a director in a number of banking and
industrial corporations and in several
street railway companies.
The Republican Presidential Nomine©
Is Used to Being on the Move.
Since he resigned his post as secre
tary of war and gave up his Washing
ton resilience William II. Taft lias
been, as he himself put it, "a candi
date without a job. a man without a
home. The residence in the nation's
capital which for some years past has
been pointed out as the home of the
ex-war secretary is a substantial look
ing and well appointed house, but is
not at all palatial. Judge Taft himself
is not a rich man, for ho has been
serving his country since early man
hood in posts of responsibility and im
portance, the income from which was
little if any more than sufficient to
support the incumbent and his family
in a manner becoming their station.
The Tafts have always regarded Cin
cinnati as their home city, but it is a
long time since Judge Taft has kept
up an establishment of his own there.
It is over eight years since lie first
went to the Philippines, and Manila
was his headquarters for more than
four years thereafter. Even after he
became secretary of war he was on
the jump from one part of the world
to another to settle problems con
nected with the insular possessions of
the government or the Panama canal
or Cuba. This summer he and -Mrs.
Taft will make their headquarters at
Hot Springs, Ya.. but his movements
will be governed largely by the ex
igencies of the campaign just as In the
past eight years they have been gov
erned chiefly by the interests of the
government as interpreted by the ad
minlstratiou at Washington. Judge
Taft and his clever and accomplished
helpmeet have learned to take things
as they come and enjoy life in what
ever clime they may chance to be.
I They will not mind having been on
the move a good deal for the paBt few
years If their nest home should be the
White House.

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