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I (Churchs Ferry Sun) Miss Marie White returned home Monday. J. G. Jacobson went to Grand Fork Tuesday on a few days business trip. Mrs. X. O. Raftshol went to Wil low City Tuesday for a short visit with her mother. C. W. .Smith, night operator for the G. N. spent a few days in the Twin Cities this week. Clifford Harper, who worked for Harry Learned last season returned Friday and will spend tL. ^ason here. Rev. S. S. Wyand of Drayton spent Monday at the M. E. church. He has recently been appointed to assist in the big financial campiaign for Wesley College of Gand Forks. C. M. Wilson, agent for the Bovey Shute Lumber Co., at Silva, N. D., spent a few days here this week visit ing relatives. The Hausmann skating rink is fur nishing no end of sport for the chil dren and young people of the Ferry. The mild weather of the past two or three weeks made it possible for all who skate to enjoy themselves on the ice. A big rabbit hunt is planned for next Saturday afternoon. The Maza sports will start the drive from that end and a company of hunters from here will start north driving the game to the north end of Lake Irvine, where the roundup will occur. The mountain lion which was seen and heard by several of our citizens last winter has again appeared upon the scene. It is reported that one of the farmers living northeast of town heard cries like that of a human being out in his grove early one morning, and upon investigation found it to be an animal answering the description of the mountain lion. Miss Emma Welo is teaching near Harvey, North Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson de parted Friday for Hot Springs, Ark., where they will spend the rest of the winter. W. D. Bailor and Roy Noltimier are spending the week fishing on the Mouse river. Irvine Enger is attend ing to the stock in their absence. An exciting rabbit hunt was indulg ed in by about twenty-five men from the Maza neighborhood last week. Be sides having considerable sport they succeeded in shooting 63 of the pests. The basket ball team of the Deaf and Dumb school at Devils Lake will be here today and will play our boys at the gymnasium this evening. A fast game is expected. Miss Edith Bedell of Maza was un able to return to Wesley college when school opened after the Christmas holi days, as she was afflicted with the measles. She is much improved at this writing. James McCormick returned home last Friday from a two weeks visit with relatives at Streator, 111. Alfred Anderson, son of Hon. and Mers. Bernt Anderson, was home last week for a few days visit. Mr. An derson is working, for the Soil Sur vey. Prof. Ide of Cando, Superintendent of schools of that city, was in town Saturday. He was on his way home from Leeds where he attended the Can do-Leeds basket ball game the night before. Mr. and Mrs. E. Lysne left last Saturday for the west where they will spend the remainder of the winter. They will visit different cities in Cal ifornia and will spend some time at the San Francsco Exposition before re turning home. The Royal Neighbors met Thursday night in their I»»I1 and the officers for the ensuing year were installed. Af ter the business session they were in vited to the home of Mrs. A. P. En gelhorn where a delicious lunch was •erred. News From Nearby Towns INTERESTING NEWS TAKEN FROM OUR EXCHANGES The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Rygh was christened at the Zion Lutheran church last Sunday morning. C..C. Connolly of Devils Lake and C. C. Morrison immigration agent of the Great Northern were here last Wednesday afternoon between trains and held a meeting in the Masnnfo hall for the purpose of interesting the farmers and business men in the ef forts which are being made by the Lake Region Development association in cooperation wit-h the Great North ern railway for the purpose of ad vertising the region throughout the eastern states with the end in view of getting more settlers. There is considerable improvement in the train and mail service since the new train schedule went into effeet. The Churchs Ferry people are pleased with the change in that they get a morning mail and also that fast train No. 3 stops here. EDMORE (Edmore Herald) Prof. Harvey of the Hampden pub- of the week, lie schools( was in the city on last Thursday transacting business. Obert Vig spent a few days at Mu nich last week, a guest at the home of Pete Honiff. Mrs. Albert Roisum and Mrs. R. M. Cox left Monday morning for Park River where they will spend a few days visiting relatives. Rev. Haatvedt of Lakota held ser vices in the Lutheran church Sunday afternoon and evening. Dr. Craig of Hampdent was a visit or in town Tuesday. This office ac knowledges a pleasant call. Ed. Kelly, an old Edmoreite, was calling on friends here the past few days. Thursday morning last fire again visited Lakota when the hotel known as the Hotel Lakota was gutted. Last Monday the branch train again changed time, the train from the north arriving in Edmore at 9:50 a. m. and on the return trip they are due here at 4:50 p. m. On that day also the exclusive passenger train was taken off and the mixed train was substitut ed. It is understood that this train must run on schedule or the passeng er will be returned. In that case the towns on the branch should see that it does. Walter Moscrip of Kerr, Sask., was a recent guest at the home of Regiser of Deeds 0. F. Anderson. Mr. Mos crip was an early settler the Ed more country where he first became acquainted with the Anderson family. He still retails his farm there and is at present looking after MB interests. He stopped off at Devils Lake return ing from St. Paul where he accom panied a carload of stock.—Devils Lake Journal. Iver Lestrud is one of the jurymen drawn for the term of court that will convene on January the 18th. This is an adjourned term hut the old jury was discharged by the judge at the completion of the last term and which necessitates the drawing of a new Jury. Word comes from Bismarck that a measure providing for the taxation of franchises for foreign corporations has been introduced into the house by Representative Harris of Burleigh. This bill is aimed at catalog houses. M. M. Van Osdel and family return ed Saturday from a two week's visit at Mission Hill, S. D. Supt. McLaughlin of the Dakota Division was a passenger up the line Monday. He called at the local sta tion and found everything, in the best possible cedition. Otto Wing writes from Bismarck asking that we send the Herald-News to Vvn d'-ring his stay at the capital. We neglected last week to mention that J. F. Dougherty was called to Lakota to attend the funeral of his brother who died a few days previous at that place. At their last meeting Hie bo«4 of county commissioners named the offi cial papers fo rthe coming year, and wMle we are not in:lined to "kick" still we feel that we should have been one of the five. The Hampden Guardian was named as one, a paper, which up to the present time, has hardly been thought of as a newspaper and which has a circulation as small as it could possibly get. The Herald News has a list of 987 subscribers and if the practice of getting "full value for the taxpayers' dollar" is to be the slogan of the nw board, we can con scientiously say that they made a bad mistake in this particular instance. PE$N (The Penn Hustler) The son and daughter of A. C. Sim mons are on the sick list this week. R. Stanley of Dry Lake was a busi ness caller in our little village last Monday. Mrs. Moeller of Rugby was here on he bi-weekly visit to the music class. I. Samuelson of Churchs Ferry was a business caller in town the fore part P. L. Klyver was a business caller I in Churchs Ferry Wednesday, Mabel McDonald of Churchs Ferry is spending the week at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. M. Morgan. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McDevitt, Jr., drove from Grand Harbor Wednesday and spent the day visiting friends in town. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Simmons re I turned home Thursday after spend ing a couple of weeks visiting rela I tives at Bartlett. Mrs. Bob Home was a Devils Lake shopper between trains on Wednes day. G. Simmons of Barteltt came up Thursday for a brief visit with rela tives and to attend the dance Friday evening returning home Saturday. Miss Alice Daeley of Devils Lake, came up Friday to attend the dance. Frank Bail of poplar CRARY (Crary Public Opinion) Mrs. J. W. Orchard of Warwick was visiting in town the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Kavanaugh and daughter Genevieve visited rela tives at Devils Lake Friday. W. E. Downs went to Grand Forks Tuesday morning to attend the exhi bition and display of the "No-Vary" products. Miss Ella Haney of Orr, N. D., has been a guest fo rseveral days of Mr. and Mrs. Ahlbrecht returning to her home Thursday. John McDougal, a friend of M. D. Kavanaugh came down from Hampden Tuesday for a brief visit returning on Wednesday. J. H. Smith left Wednesday for Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and daughter Mrs. Geo. Walker expecv to leave on the 19th for California to spend the remainder of the winter months. F. R-. Stevens left for Ann Arbor Michigan, Wednesday to join Mrs. Stevens at the home of her parents. In March Mr. and Mrs., Stevens will make a tripi to the coast to visit the Panama exposition. The Hurst Sisters Minstrell com pany gave a production here Friday evening and were well patronized by an appreciative audience. After the show the minstrel troup furnished mu sic for asocial dance. Oscar Funk, returned from Iiines, Minn,. Monday this week where he took the remains of his deceased wife for interment. Mr. Funk and daugh ter have the sympathy of friends and neighbors in their great bereavement The Crary Band wil lgive a concert and dance at the opera house on the evening of Lincoln's birthday, Friday, Feb. 12. Will Dean returned from a trip to Inkster and Grand Forks this week. O. B. Olson returned Wednesday night from Buxton and Hillsboro where he has real estate holdings. Jesse Nicholson has resumed his position as helper at the depot since No. 1 has returned on this line of the G. N. Ry. O Grove was visiting friends and relatives in town this week. Mrs. A. M. Holt came np from the Lake Friday and acted as pianist at the dance that evening. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Madeford ar rived from Rock Lake Saturday for a short visit with relatives. They are on their way to Indian to visit at the home of Mr. Madeford's parents. The Hard Time dance last Friday evning given by the dancing club was well attended and proved to be the most enjoyable event of the season. It is hoped that all the dances may be as well attended as this one. Miss Katherine Medelman made her usual trip to McVille Tuesday to re sume her work in music after the holi day vacation. Born to Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Mc Gurren Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1915, at 10 a. m., a boy. "Mack" is passing around the cigars and receiving the congratulations of his friends. The annual meeting of the Congre gational church was held at the church Saturday afternoon. The business of the year and the reports of the vari ous departments* were heard, vacan cies and expired terms, in the com mittees and officers were filled by election and appointments. At the annual business meeting of Congregational church was held at the church Saturday afternoon. The busi ness of the year and the reports of the various departments were heard. At the annual business meeting of the Ladies Aid held at the home of Mrs. Kelly last Thursday the follow ing officers were elected for the ensu ing year: President—Mrs. F. S. Chamberlin. Vice President—Mrs. F. W. South am. Treasurer—Mrs. H. A. Nicholson. Secretary—Mrs. H. S. Pond. The directors and stockholders of the First National bank held their reg ular meeting last Tuesday. The direc tors were all re-elected, viz: J. H. Smith, H. A. Nicholson, J. S. Kirk, E. M. Sagmoen and O. C. Sagmoen and the following officers were elect ed for the ensuing year: President—J. H. Smith. Cashier—O. C. Sagmoen. Asst. Cashier—H. S. Pond. Miss Ella Sexton was a Devils Lake visitor Friday. Miss Oescliger spent the week end at Devils Lake with Misses Serum gard. Louis Downs was in Lakota between trains Wednesday. LAKE REGION MID-WINTER FAIR AND FARMERS' CONVENTION Devils Lake, Jan. 26-27-28 THE THREE BIG DAYS OF THE YEAR IN THE LAKE REGION N the above mentioned dates will occur the great Mid-Winter Fair which is being looked forward to by thousands and thousands of Lake Region citizens as a joyous festival of pleasure, entertainment and learning. A superb collection of farm produce will be displayed, a regular carnival of booths, school dis plays, art work, cooking and a A vast multitude of visitors from eight coun ties will be in attendance and you should surely be one of the vast throng. COME! Devils Lake will have open house for the visitors —have the time of your life, its a grand get to gether event in the form of a jubilee. NO ADMISSION MUSIC TO BE A SUCCESS, YOU MUST BE THERE gigantic L. C. Wright is back from Montana and will remain at the parental home for some time. Henry Long.f '-vhc has been at the Mercy hospital a couple of weeks was taken to hjs Scmt on the Reserva tion the latter part of the week. HAMPDEN Dr. Minnis jj about town again af ter a short ilisM :. Dr. T. CrjJg inadc a professional visit to Edmort Tu«'sd»v. Miss Ida Young was a visitor at Edmore between trumy Saturday. Miss Lydia .if Alsen, arrived Sunday to attend th- high school. Prof. Harvfy ntiimtrl from Devils Lake Tuesday ::fler :i 1W days visit with friends. (Continued on page 6) ft stock show.