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Official Newspaper
for Ramsey County,
North Dakota.
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One of the most successful Mid-win
ter fairs yet held in the Lake Region
of North Dakota closes today. While
the weather has been rather cold,
there was a good attendance and the
management as well as the people of
the city feel that the fair has been a
howling success. The exhibits in the
various departments were good, but
the magnificent corn displays demand
ed. more attention than any other ex
hibit at the fair. The speakers pres
ent were men of note and authority
on the subjects which they handled
and their talks were listened to with
much Interest, and we believe that
they were of much benefit to those in
attendance. The stock exhibit was
not so large as last year owing to the
very cold weather and the difficulty in
getting stock to the city, but what
there was made a very good showing.
The poultry show was good and seems
to be on the increase from year to
year, while the various exhibits in the
basement of the opera house were
varied and good. To give each section
of the fair the credit it deserves would
take much more time and space than
we have at our command at present,
but suffice to say that not one display
was made but what was a credit to the
fair association, and the large crowds
-which inspected them were more than
'surprised at their magnitude. Since
its inception this annual fair has
grown, until it has become one of the
leading events of its kind in the whole
state.
The following are the awards as
made by the judge:
Corn.
1—White Dent, Ole J. Bryn 2,
•white dent)- J. 0. Perkins mention*,
white capped,,A. E. Hutchinson.
1, Minnesota No. 3, J. O. Perkins
2, Golden Dent, J. S. Kirk 3, Yellow
Dent, Ole J. Bryn.
1, N. W. Dent, C. P. Peterson 2,
N. W. Dent, Homer Weed 3, N. W.
Dent, John Hall.
1, Early Flint, A. E. Hutchinson
2, Early Flint, J. S. Kirk 3, Early
Flint, Ft. To.tten School
1, Yellow Flint, W. H. Johnson 2,
Yellow Flint, H. A. Blaufuss 3, Yel
low Flint, Fort Totten School.
1, White Flint, A. E. Hutchinson
2, White Flint, T. H. Maloney 8,
White Flint, Wm. Ottis.
1, Pop Corn, W. H. Johnson 2
Pop Corn, T. H. Maloney 3, Pop Corn
Mabel Kline.
Wheat
Durum—1st, John M. Duttee 2nd,
T. H. Maloney 3rd, J. S. Kirk.
Velvet Chaff—1st, Thas. Hanson
2nd, Simon Johnson 3rd, Simon Tohn
son.
Blue Stem—1st, J. A. Horn 2nd,
Hans Windom 3rd, Olaf Peterson.
Marquis—1st, John Aasmunstad
2nd, Amos Hale 3rd, 0. P. A. Bor
stad.
Fife—1st, Robert Peterson 2nd,
O. P. A. Borstad 3rd, And. Ander
son.
Barley—1st,
Jacob Elgan 2nd, Jno.
Myers 3rd, Moses Bail.
Oats—1st, T. A. Haslam 2nd, Jno,
Lagerquist 3rd, Hans Windom.
Flax—1st, John Aasmunstad
2nd, Traynor Farm 3rd T. H.
loney. __
Rye—1st,
Bed Potatoes—1st, Mrs. C. W. Kel
ly
2nd,
Thelin Brbs 3rd, Mrs. C. W.
Kelley.
White Potatoes—1st, Mrs. O. w.
Kelley 2nd, F. W. Keitzman Srd,
F. D. Weed.
Beans—1st, J. O. Perkins 2nd, J.
J. Arnett.
Peas—1st, Leslie Dean.
Rutabagas—1st, John Hall 2nd, Ft
Totten School 3rd, T. H. Maloney.
Mangels—1st,
Seed—1st,
J.
S.
Hollmger
2nd, M. S. Hansen 3rd,, T. H. Ma-
^Hubbard
Squash—1st,
John Moos
2nd, Fort Totten school.
Pumpkins—1st,
Ft. Totten School,
2nd, John Moos.
Little Necks—1st, Emma Becker,
2nd,
Fort Totten School.
Pie Squash—1st, Fort Totten school.
Onions, Red—1st, Fort Totten In
dian School.
Onions, "white—1st, Fort Totten In­
ss'te
Success!
ul Mid-Winter
dian school. 2nd, Joe Deitrich.
Carrotts—1st, John Todd 2nd, Fort
Totten Indian school.
Alfalfa (bundle)—1st, 0. P. A.
Borstad.
Alfalfa (single plant)—1st, O. P.
A. Borstad.
Red Clover—1st, O. P. A. Borstad.
White Embroidery.
1st—Mrs. M. W. Cousineau, Cando
2nd—Mrs. L. C. Mart, City.
Srd—Mrs. D. E. Dills, Dunseith.
Colored Embroidery.
1st—Mrs. Mollie Muri, Churchs
Ferry.
2nd—Miss Reca Connolly, City.
3rd—Mrs. C. E. Copeland, City.
Hardanger.
1st—Mrs. John B. Briggs, Edmore
2nd—Mrs. D. C. McLeod, Crary.
3rd—Miss Caroline Muri, Churchs
Ferry.
Irish Crochet.
1st—Mrs., E. G. Reece, Webster.'
2nd—Mrs. Alfred Jensen, Garske.
3rd—Mrs. Elizabeth Dodge, City.
Silk or Cotton Crochet.
1st—Mrs. Alfred Jensen, Garske.
2nd—Mrs. F. X. LeDuc, Crary.
3rd—Mrs. G. Lillemen, City.
Silk or Cotton Knittipg.
1st—Mrs. Thwing, Webster.
2nd—Mrs. Peter Martin.
3rd—Mrs. Peter Martin.
Bags.
1st—Mrs. Anton Sand, Crary.
2nd—Mrs. A. M. Powell, City.
3rd—Mrs. Alfred Jensen, Gaiske.
Pillows.
1st—Mrs. Carl Johnson.
2nd—Mrs. M. W. Coqpineau, Cand
Srd—Mrs. 3. P. Garter, Harlow.
Handkerchiefs.
1st—Mrs. A. M. Powell, City.
2nd—Mrs. J. P. Carter, Harlow.
Srd—Mrs. A. M. Powell, City.
Tatting.
1st—Mrs. J. P. Carter, Harlow.
2nd—Mrs. W. J. Johnson.
3rd—Mrs. G. Lilleman, City.
Drawn Work
2nd,
Ma-
F. D. Weed 2nd, Tray­
nor Farm 3rd, J. A. Horn
Speltz—1st,
Leslie Dean.
Vegetables.
1st—Miss Mollie Muri, Churchs
Ferry.
Cross Stitch.
1st—Miss Thea Nelson, City.
2nd—Mrs. D. E. Dills, Dunseith.
Braid Work.
1st—Miss Grace Briscol, City.
2nd—Mrs. Robt. Cochrane, Grand
(Continued on page 5.)
COURT STILL
CIVIL CASES NOW BEING HEARD
AND OUTLOOK IS SESSION
WILL LAST A MONTH YET
District court is still grinding away
and up to the present time there have
been two criminal cases tried and one
civil case and as we go to press the
case of Emerson-Brantingham Co. vs.
Dan. V. Brennan is being tried. The
case of the State vs. Slutz was the
first criminal case up and the jury
brought in a verdict of acquittal. In
the case of the State vs. Chambers
the jury disagreed, standing 6 to 6
from start to finish. The next case
was a civil action entitled Blackorby
vs. Ginther, this case coming from the
northern part of the county and in
volved a final settlement over a land
lease. The jury found for Blackorby
in the sum of about $200. Plaintiff
sued for about $650. Judge Buttz an
nounces that he expects to hold court
until the calendar is cleaned, and if
such is the case court is liable to last
three or four weeks more.
III
THE
Wm. Ulrey 2nd,
Mrs. C. W. Kelley.
Parsnips—1st, Joe Dratrwh.
Millet Seed—1st, F. D. Weed, 2nd,
Wm.' Schnetter 3rd, J. S. Hollinger.
Timothy
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DEVIL
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"The Man From Home" a great five
act comedy drama, is the feature of
fering at the Grano tot Saturday, mat
inee and night The cast is headed by
Chas. Richman, and the production
is staged by Jesse Lasky which gives
assurance of something good. The
plot of the play is intense and the
scenes lead one over the greater part
of Europe and Asia from Russia to
Italy.
In Lake Region Closes This Evening.—List
SCHOOL EXHIBITS
IRE ADMIRED
CITY AND RURAL SCHOOL OF
LAKE REGION COMPETE FOR
HONORS AT FAIR
FORT TOTTEN INDIAN SCHOOL
AND DEAF SCHOOL HAVE
GREAT EXHIBITS
Among the exhibits which created
considerable enthusiasm at the
were those of the various schools over
this section of the state. The Fort
DISAGREES
LAST OF THE FAMOUS SPOTTER
PIG CASES FAILS OF CON
VICTION
After being out from before noon
Tuesday until early Wednesday morn
ing and being unable to agree on a
verdict Judge Butts discharged the
jury in the Geo. Chambers pig case.
Chambers was being tried for viola
tion of the prohibition law and in or
der to get evidence two detectives
were imported to do the sleuth work,
as was the case of Wm. Irwin and
Thos. Slutz, but they fell down in all
three cases, and the only result ob
tained is the piling up of about $2600
expenses against the taxpayers of the
county without getting a conviction.
^AND INTER OCEAN*
WORLD—VOLUME V. NUMBER 5 DEVILS LAKE, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1915 JME XXXII. NUMBER 34
OLDEST PAPER IN COUNTY NOW
CONSOLIDATED WITH THE
WORLD
GIVES WORLD THE LARGEST
CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER
IN THE LAKE REGION
&
partments, as well as from the harness
shop and shoe departments, and they
certainly showed up fine. The Deaf
School also had a large and interesting
display, which was admired by all who
saw it. Our city schools as well as
many city schools over the Lake Re
gion were represented, and along with
these exhibits were a large number cf
rural schools. This branch of exhib
its at the fair was the largest of any
and deserve more than passing men
tion. Supt. Haig and his deputy,
Miss Helen Haig, had active charge
«f this section of the fair, and the
showing made was certainly a most
creditable one.
E. M. Crary, of The World, has After a trial lasting four days the
fair purchased the title, good will and sub- jury in the Tom Slutz case brought
scription list of the Devils Lake Inter- in a verdict of acquittal at about 3:00
Ocean, and the same will be published
Totten Indian Schools had a splendid in connection with The World from
display of exhibits from the various this time on. The combination of the
departments of the school, including subscription lists of these two papers
,. ,. .1 gives The World the largest circula
the domestic science and culinary de-'
tion of any newspaper published in
this part of the state, and will reach
the 2,500 mark. This makes the
World-Inter-Ocean the most valuable
advertising medium in this part of Oie
state a fact which our advertisers
should appreciate.
CASE THAT HAS COST COUNTY
MUCH MONEY ifccFINALLY
DISPOSED OF
Last Fri lay before the case of Jim
Cummings came up an agreement was
reached whereby if he would plead
guilty to the charge of selling intcxi
eating liq ors at Edmore he would re
ceive a parole sentence, and as all Jim
was looking for was his liberty he
willingly acquiesced in the matter and
accordingly entered a plea of guilty
and was sentenced to one year in the
penitentiary, given a fine of $1000 and
then turned loose on parole. So far
as the fine goes it makes little differ
ence to him whether th judge made
the fine $1,000 or $10,000,000. This
is a case that has cost the taxpayers
of Ramsey county in the neighborhood
of $1,000 ,and what has been gained
by it? Jim is an innocent old fellow,
who often imbibes too freely for his
own good and when he gets a jag on
he gets the idea that he had a right
to sell a little to his friends.
M. D. Butler of Brocket was among
the fair visitors this week.
KING OF THE INLAND EMPIRE.
Fair and Stock Show Ever
SLUTZ IS iCOIIIMERCIAL
AFTER TEN HOURS DELIBERA
TION JURY DECLARES HIM
INNOCENT.
TRIAL LASTED FOUR DAYS AND
CHARACTERIZED BY BRILLIANT
PLEAS ON BOTH SIDES
a- m-
Saturday morning. This was
a. m.
a case where a large part of the evi
dence was furnished by two detectives
who had been brought here to secure
evidence against Slutz for selling li
quor contrary to law, and in several
instances their testimony was impeach
ed by well known citizens of oar uty.
Tlv whole tr'al was a leijal battle
from start to finish between two of
Devils Lake's most emminent attor
neys, States Attorney F. T. Cuthbert
on *he side of the state and Ex-Judge
John F. Cowan, representing Slutz.
In summing up the evidence after a
trial lasting almost four days, both
attorneys delivered powerful address
es holding the closes attention of the
jurors and the large crowd present at
the trial. It is understood that the
first ballot the jury took they stood
seven for acquittal and five for con
viction, and later those who stood for
conviction came over to the other side
and a verdict of acquittal was agreed
upon after the jury had been out
about ten hours. The jury was com
posed of twelve representative men
from this county, and it was generally
conceded that a better set of jurymen
never set on a case in this county.
From the sentiment we have heard ex
pressed the result of the trial gives
general satisfaction, according to the
evidence introduced.
Tuesday the state legislature voted
to adjourn one week, and therefore
will not be in session again until next
Tuesday.
Christ Ness, the druggist in War
wick, hobnobbed around town yester
day and today.
mm,.
—Hodge In 8pokane Spokesman-Review.
Prize
of
ROLLO F. HUNT, NEW HEAD OF
LOCAL COMMERCE CLUB, DE
FINES FUTURE COURSE
RETIRING OFFICERS' WORK WAS
WELL DONE, AND SHOW
SPLENDID GAINS.
There was a general meeting of the
Commercial club at the club rooms
Monday evening at which time the old
officers stepped down and out to make
room for the new officials, recently
elected. Before laying down the
reins of government, President Joseph
Kelly gave a report of the emmigra
tion meeting which he attended at
Bismarck recently, and he also made a
brief report of the present standing
of the local club. This report showed
that when he took over the office of
president the club was heavily in debt
and that during the past year the of
ficers had succeeded in running the
club on the money collected, and at
the same time reducing the indebted
ness to some extent. After his talk
he introduced the new president, Rollo
F. Hunt, and in assuming his new du
ties Mr. Hunt made a short address
which was to the point and well re
ceived. He stated that the club was
going to be just what the members
desired and what they made it and
that the jpolicy of the new officers was
going io be the policy laid down by
its members. But one thing he assur
ed his hearers was that the organiza
tion would live within its means and
before a dollar was expended theof
ficers must know in advance where
the money was to come from. After
his talk Vice President Howard Maher
rendered a statement of the finances
of the club as he found them. General
good feeling prevailed and the outlook
for a successful year in the club is
good.
IIS BENEDICTS
POPULAR CONTRACTOR FORMS
PARTNERSHIP—HONEYMOON
IN THE EAST.
Sunday evening at 6:00 o'clock at
St. Oluf's Lutheran church in this
city occurred the marriage of Mr.
Hans Westergard to Miss Elizabeth
Jorgenson. The services were per
formed by Rev. A, C. Barron. Soon
after the-ceremony the happy couple
took No. 4 for the Twin Cities and
Chicago, where they will spend their
honeymoon, and after a time they will
return and be at home to their many
friends at 1023 Kelly avenue.
Mr. Westergar'l is one of the po
pular business men of this city, being
in the cement contracting business and
has hosts of friends who will be both
surprised and happy to hear of his
marriage. The bride is a splendid
young lady who recently arrived from
Denmark, coming from the birthplace
of the groom. The World joins a
host of friends in wishing the newly
weds a long and happy life.
COLOEST SNAP
OF THE SEASON
Yesterday morning the thermometer
stood 38 degrees below zero, with a
sharp wind, and to say that it was
cold is putting it mildly. However
the weather was bright and no partic
ular inconvenience was experienced by
those who had plenty of fuel and could
hover about the stove.
After the severe cold1 snap the
weather has become a little milder,
much to the satisfaction of everybody
but the fuel man.
Largest Circulation
of any Newspaper in
the Lake Region.
Held
Winners
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NORTH DAKOTA BANKERS ASSN
INTEREST THEMSELVES IN
BETTER FARMING
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COMMITTEE OF BANKERS MET
AT GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL
IN THIS CITY YESTERDAY
An important meeting was held at
the Great Northern hotel in this city
last evening when the agricultural
committee of the North Dakota
Bankers association convened to take
up important matters relatives to the
progress and'prosperity of our state,
and with special reference to the mat
ter of emigration The bankers of
the state have been doing much in the
past along the line of better farming,
and to further than end a permanent
agricultural committee has been ap
pointed and their duty will be to work
along this line and also with a view
to securing more emigrants for North
Dakota. Among the members of this
committee who were present last eve
ning were Hon. W. C. McDowell of
Marion, W. F. Hanks of Powers Lake
and C. H. Simpson of McVille.
The important subject dealt with
was the matter of securing a larger
emigration the coming year and to
that end the following resolution was
unanimously adopted:
"Resolved, that we, as members of
the agricultural committee duly ap
pointed as a standing committee of
the North Dakota Bankers' Associa
tion, believing it to be for the best in
terests of the state, do hereby petition
the Hon. L. B. Hanna, governor of
North Dakota, to use his influence in
the securing of an appropriation in
the amount of $50,000, by the present
session of the legislature for the pur
pose of bringing emigration into our
state, thus adding to our populat-.on,
that the large area of yet unculitvated
lands may be brought under cultiva
tion, and that more happy homes may
be established and that fields of grain
corn and alfalfa may wave where the
prairie grass now k"ows and especial
ly do we believe this appropriation
necessary at this time in view of the
fact that the state of North Dakota
will sometime during the early sum
mer conduct a sale of school lands, at
which several thousand acres of the
most fertile soil of the western part
of the state will be offered for sale
to the public on the usual favorable
terms.
We believe that by a judicious ex
penditure of this appropriation
enough additional purchasers would be
attracted to justify such outlay. We
further believe that by properly ad
vertising its agricultural possibilities
every portion of the state will benefit.
North Dakota has demonstrated be
yond a doubt that corn, clover and al
falfa can be raised successfully and
are becoming just as staple crops as
wheat and other small grain. Every
live real estate dealer advertises his
lands. Why should not North Dakota
do likewise."
JJXt
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ON NEW FEHPLE
TEMPORAL PLANS HAVE BEEN
DRAWN FOR STRUCTURE
IN THIS CITY
The Masonic lodge of this city has
had temporary plans prepared for the
new temple which they are contem
plating building the coming summer.
If we are to judge by the plans and
drawings this is to be one of the finest
buildings of its kind in the state. A
building and finance committee has
been appointed and if nothing unfor
seen happens we predict that there
will be no trouble In solving the prob
lem of building this temple.
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