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State Line Herald
J. F. PAUL GR08S, Editor.
Difeit of the News Worth Telling Con
densed for the Btty
The president has soul to the sen
ate the nomination of William Hei
mek of Kansas to be minister to
A bill has been Introduced in the
house making the twelfth day of Oc
tober of each year, the day on which
Columbus discovered America, a legal
The Indian appropriation bill has
passed the senate. As passed by 'he
house the hill carried an appropriation
of $8,215,6!*", to which the senate has
added $1,610,123.
The senate »ias! passed a bill author
laingj the entry under the homestead
laws of !!20 acres of land. Instead of
ICO an at present, when the land is
arid and incapable of Irrigation.
The improvement and care of the
Hermitage, the old home of Andrew
Jackson In Tennessee. Is provided for
in a hill which has passed the senate.
For thin purpose $25,000 is appropri
ated, to he paiil to Ihe Indies' Hermi
tage association.
The monthly statement of the gov
ernment receipts and expenditures
show that for the month of February.
1908, the total receipts were $4S.:J24,
39? and the expenditures $56,730,007,
which leaves a deficit for the month
of $8,405,008,
Th« Brazilian embassy at Washing
ton has been informed b,v caole from
Rio that witliin the past two weeks
the president of Brazil has inaugu
rated formally 4!!2 kilometers of new
railroad, forming part of the large
scheme of state-owned railroad prop
erties in that fountry.
It is understood that the president
has decided to appoint W. S. Rossiter
of New York to In- public printer, to
succeed Charles S. Stilliugs of Mas
sachusetts. Mr. Rossiter has been for
several years chief clerk of the census
office and recently was detailed by the
president to make an examination
into the conduct of business at tho
government printing office.
People Talked About.
Df. M5H Marsh Turner, formerly pres
dent of the West Virginia university,
died suddenlyy at Morgantown, W.
Va., of apoplexy.
G. P. Marvin of Beatrice. Neb., pio
neer editor and postmaster under the
Cleveland administration, is dead of
Dr. Reuben I. Samuels, stepfather
of Frank and Jesse allies, died at
the Missouri hospital for the insane,
aged eighty-two years.
James Oliver, a millionaire plow
manufacturer, is dead at South Bend.
Ind. Oliver was the Inventor of the
so-called "chilled" plow.
Signur Alfred C. R. Janni of Naples,
Italy, heir to the title of Count Lu
ciana, was married in St. Louis to
Miss Marie Isabel Wilcox.
Prof, lleinrieh Maschke of the de
partment of mathematics, t'niverslty
of Chicago, died, following an opera
tion for the removal of a tumor.
Lucian C. Blanc hard, prominent in
public affairs in Iowa far the past
forty years as lawyer, judge, rep re
mutative and senator, is dead at (s
A. C. Killamn. of Winnipeg, Mini,
chairman of the railroad commission
and former chief justice of Manitoba,
died suddenly at Ottawa of pneunio-
Accidental Hacoentngt.
The bailer of a locomotive exploder
at Chan:pio:i. Ga, fatally scalding
Ktn'ne »r Charles O'Noil of Fort Valley
and a negro brakenian.
Fire in the Memorial hospital at
Piqua, Ohio, caused a panic among
the patients, who were remove.1 as
quickly as possible. The damage was
A huge derrick, falling from the
tbirl story of the new Interstate bivw
ery ioux City, Iowa, killed instant
ly K'nslneer Coulon, who was operat
ing rii engine In the basement. A
large i ortion of brickwork was Lorn
away in the derrick's downward fall.
The Roirnn Catholic convent at Ma
ton City, Iowa, was burned to th»
ground. The fire caught by sparks
falling on the roof from a burning
chimney. There were eighteen occu
pants the building, and all had
narrow esca'pes. The total loss is $30.
U0i Insurance. $16,000. The cimvent
bad 250-ttudents, with eight teachers.
Crimes and Criminal*.
Safecrackers robbed the Mo mt
Drab batik in Mount Orab, Ohio, of
$3,000 ip currency and securities and
(Jeorge Wilson, a negro, was electro
cuted at the state prisou at Trenton,
N. J., for tho murder in Decern her last
of Frederick Reiner.
Ned W. Barton, third assistant ex
aminer in the patent office llenrv
W. Kverding. a patent attorney of
Fhiladelpha. nd John A. Heany. an
Inventor of York. Pa., who were in
dieted by the United States grand
Jury in Washington and arrested fur
alleged conspiracy to defraud th" gov
ernment and for destroying public
records, were released under $10,000
ls.!l. No date has beea set for the
Stale News of Interest
Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars to
Be Spent in New Buildings.
Oakes confidently expects to spend
In tho neighborhood of $800,000 for
new buildings and city improvements
the present year.
On 0«t. 17, 1907, jiine business
blocks were burned. One brick block
has been erected in the burned dis
trict and the basements of the others
have been cleaned out and made ready
for the spring work. A new postoffice
building l» being erected as rapidly as
The following is a list of buildings
that, are now assured: A two-story
brick, 100 feet, wide by 90 feet deep,
facing Union street. This building
will be occupied by hardware and
clothing companies on the first Boor
and offices on the second.
At Cnion and Second streets there
will be a thie -story brick hotel. 75x
100. with fifty-two rooms. At Second
and Klni streets a 125x90 brick build
ing will be used by the Oakes Times.
At. Cnion and Fourth a three-story
brick, 75x100. will be built for a whole
sale Krocery. In the same block a
large brick opera house will lie erect
ed. Between Third and Fourth
streets a large buck garage will be
erected to take the place of an old
The contract has been let for a new
Catholic school that will be a beauti
ful piece of architecture. The base
ment is to be used as a dining room
and kitchen. The first floor will be
divided into two school rooms, the
second floor into two large halls and
the third floor will be used as a dor
mitory. The Northern Pacific has
promised the city a beautiful :iew
Plans are also being drawn for
thirty or more dwel'ings. one of which
is now being constructed at a cost -f
$10,000. The coming summer will see
a big boom for Oakes.
Two of State's Witnesses Not Allowed
to Give Testimony by Justice.
Dr. John Faweett was held to the
district court, at Grand Forks in $2,000
bond by Judge R. J. Parcel!. The
state's two important witnesses, Dr.
O'Keefe and William Marble, were
shut off from testifying by the court's
ruling, but the defense decided to
wave examination without having the
state put in any further evidence.
One reason why the defense decided
to waive was that State's Attorney
"Wineman had intimated that in case
the justice failed to hold Dr. Faweett.
on the charge of performing an illegal
operation he would file an information
charging Dr. Faweett with murder in
the second degree and would bring the
matter directly l»efore the district
court, now in session. Dr. Faweett
furnished the $2,000 bond required and
was released from custody.
The case will be tried at the March
term of the district court and will
come up tiie last of the month.
Fargo Exchange Launches New Rule
for Building Trades.
The open shop rule went into effect
Bt Fargo among the members of the
Fargo Builders' and Traders' exchange
last week. The new ruling affects all
branches of building, with the excep
tion of the painters' union, with which
organization the exchange has an
agreement which does uot expire un
til April 1. No discrimination in the
labor employed will be made by tins
exchange, nor will any reduction In
wa^es result from the open shop rule.
On the other hand, the contractors de
clare that tliey wish to he free to em
ploy whom they please, regardless of
any connection with labor organiza
tions, and that both ?.ood union and
non-union men will be employed. The
labor organizations of Fargo have not
yet announced what action they may
take in the matter, but it is given out
on good authority that should the con
tractors attempt to employ non-union
men some action will he taken by the
unions affected.
8amples From Northwest Are Sent to
Slav Experiment Station.
Prof. Shepperd recently shipped to
Russia samples of North Dakota corn
for the purpose of aiding corn glowing
In that country. The Russian experi
ment stations are doing the same
thing as our own, endeavoring to push
the corn limits northward. The fact
that they turn to us for assistance is
a recognition of the advance,: position
of the American Northwest in Agricul
tural matters.
One Hundred and Tnree Attend Fargo
Meeting—De Lance Made President.
Tho County Commissioners' Associ
ation of North Dakota was organised
in Fargo at a meeting of such officials,
representing every county in the state.
The following officers were elected:
President, A. .J. De l^ance, Ward coun
ty vice president. David Stewart. l,a
Moure county, secretary and treasur
er, Dan Wright, Richland county. Sev
en directors will be appointed later by
President De Lance.
The meeting was a great success,
103 commissioners being present at
the opening session. The delegates
were entertained at a theater party
in the evening, after which a sumptu
ous banquet was served in their honor
at Pirie's hall.
Most of the afternoon session was
devoted to the discussion of a paper
read by James E. Boyle, professor of
economics and political science at the
state university.
Prof. F. L. McVey of the Univer
se ity of Minnesota, chairman of the
Minre ota tax commission, spoke on
the subject of taxation.
Many complaints have been made
recently in the western part of the
ftate that United States commission
ers are overcharging for their fees in
land entries. In an interview Judge
Amidon called attention to the legal
fees which commissioners may charge,
and it is likely that prosecutions will
At the final meeting of the county
comnmsloners' association resolutions
were passed memorializing the next
legislature to create a state tax com
mission and pass a law providing for
a supervisor of assessments in every
county in tho state.
The seconi annual meeting of the
commissioners' association will be
held in Bismarck on the second Tues
day in February.
A committee consisting of the fol
lowing commissioners was appointed
to lobby for the proposed tax bill at
the next session of the legislature:
Myrick, Pembina county Gurand,
Towner Bopon, Grand Forks Daniel
eon, Ransom Reider, McHenry.
Edwin Ross Plans to Make Break for
Kdwin Ross, who pleaded guilty to
a charge of safe-breaking and was sen
tenced to twenty years in the peniten
tiary by Judge Kneeshaw of Pembina,
passed through Grand Forks last
week on his way to Bismarck. He
was in charge of Sheriff Roadhouse
and deputy.
While being transferred from the
Northern Pacific depot to the Great
Northern depot Ross was shackled
and handcuffed. He was handcuffed
on the way down from Pembina to
Grand Forks, and the shackles were
I lidded just before the train reached
Judge Purcell held that disclosures
made to Dr. O'Keefe by Lijlie
Schmochel were confidential and that
a physician cannot submit as evidence
anything told him by a patient unless
the patient gives him permission to
do ^o and the statement is an ante
mortem declaration. The court held
that the alleged disclosures made by
Miss Schmochel to William Marble
were not admissible on the ground of
their being hearsay evidence. Marble
testified at the coronor's inquest that
Miss Fchmochel told him before her
death that Or. Faweett had performed
an illegal operation.
Grand Forks. Ross told the sheriff
that it was a good thing that the
shackles were put on him, for be
i probably never would have reacted
I the Great Northern depot alive. He
had planned to make a break for lib
erty just after arriving at Grand
respite the efforts of the authorities
to induce Ross to tell who were the
two men who bad aided him to crack
the Great Northern safe at Walhalla
and rob Hellfach's jewelry store, he
stood pat and told them he would take
a life sentence rather than "peach" on
his confederates.
Ross was disappointed when Judge
Kneeshaw gave him such severe sen
tence. He lias a long criminal record
in North Dakota. Minnesota and West
ern Canada, and was recently recap
tured in Winnipeg after making his
escape from the Pembina county jail.
O'Neill, who made his escape from
i the Pembina jail with Ross, has not
I been nabbed.
Man Who Slugged and Robbed Victim
Serves Notice of Intention.
State's Attorney J. B. Wineman of
Grand Forks has received from W. H.
Martell notice that he will make ap
plication for a pardon at the June
meeting of the pardon board. Martell
is serving a sentence of thirty years
for murder.
State's Attorney Wineman is not in
clined to favor the granting of the
pardon, as the crime was exceedingly
brutal. Martell struck a man on the
back of the head with a club and
robbed him. The prisoner still in
sists he is innocent.
Isuiar Bruce, who is serving a sen
tence of seventeen and a half years
in the state penitentiary for highway
robbery commit ted at Niagara three
years ago last fall, is of the opinion
that bis sentence should be commuted
to five years. He claims to have re
Sanborn cltisens don't like having
I their mail ground up after it has been
thrown from the west-bound North
Coast Limited train —the claim is
made that the sack is usually so heavy
that it does not properly clear the
Farmers attending the farmers' in
stitute at Cando will be banqueted and
entertained as guests of the commer
cial club, and there will be an exhibit
of the work done by the pupils of the
public schools.
Ward County Newspaper Men Wilt
Form Association.
Pursuant to a call issued by the
Minot Press club, a number of Ward
county newspaper men gathered in
Minot and perfected an organization
to be known as the Ward County
Editorial association. The business
session was held at the Commercial
club rooms, where the editors spent
severa hours discussing matters of
moment to the newspaper business.
Sam H. Clark of the Minot Dally Re
porter, was chosen chairman and
Leigh C. Carroll of the Carplo News
was elected secretary. The organiza
tion is but temporary, it being
thought best to defer the making of
a iermanent organization until the
next meeting, which will be held in
Minot next month, and at which time
it is hoped to have practically every
paper in the Country represented.
The McHenry County Edttorial as
sociation was also in session in Mi
not. and after the business had been
done away with, the quill drivers
joined forces and spent a pleasant
evening talking shop. Through the
kindness of Mr. Emerson, the two as
sociations attended the Arcade thea
ter in a body, and later all the news
paper men were guests of the Minot
Slks at a smoker held at the Leland
It is the intention of the Ward and
McHenry county newspaper men to
make every effort to bring the state
editorial association to Minot this
year for their annual meeting, the
date to be May 13. The fact that
the Republican state convention is
to be held here on the day following
will bring a majority of the newspa
per men to the city, and it is believed
that the state association meeting
could be best held at that time.
Jamestown Blue Coat Victim of Bad
While Officer Jerden was on patrol
duty on Fifth street at Jamestown Os
car Arlow, who. it is stated, bears a
very poor reputation in the estlmaton
of the police, sneaked up behind him
and, with a heavy switchman's lan
tern, dealt him a blow over the head,
leaving a big gash behind the right
ear and bringing the officer to his
knees. Arlow immediately retreated
in the direction of the Capitol hotel,
with Mr. Jerden close to his trail,
although he had to exert a desperate
effort to follow him. Arlow was com
manded to halt, and upon refusal the
officer fired and followed him into
the alley north of the Capitol hotel,
where he was caught. Sheriff Wasser
was walking down Fifth avenue when
he heard the racket and hurried to
the scene. The captured one was
hurred away to the county jail, where
he is at present awaiting trial. Mr.
Jerden had his wounds dressed, and
is around to-day "slightly disfigured
but stni n the ring." No complaint
has as yet been made against the pris
oner, owng to the absence of State's
Attorney Thorp in Medina.
D. A. Shephard Languishes In James
town Jail.
On complaint of a local veterinarian
D. A. Shephard was arrested at James
town for practicing veterinary den
tistry without a license from the state.
He was brought before Justice Carr,
and given a hearing, plead guilty to
the charge, and admitted that he had
not obtained the necessary license,
but claimed that he did not know it
was required. The penalty imposed
by law is a fine of not less than $50,
which the court imposed upon the de
fendant, who, being without fundB,
was committed to the care of the
sheriff until the fine is paid. He is
a single man. and said he had prac
ticed in Nebraska and Western Can
ada as well as in this state.
Baseball Association Launched and
Officers Are Elected for the Season.
A meeting, which was well attended
was held for the purpose of perfecting
an organization of the Bottineau Base
bull association for the coming sea
son. A. Bescanon presided and J. J.
Murpsv acted as secretary.
Tho following officers were elected
Directors, Andy Johnston, A. R. Mc
Kay and C. L. Ncwhouse secretary,
Kay and L. Newhouse secretard
and treasurer, J. A. Painter manager,
Clark Foster. It is understood that
the players on last year's team will
come back this season. The directors
will interview the people during the
coming week ami see what assurance
they can have as to raising funds and
report at another meeting.
Palermo is now assured of a cream
ery. At a largely attended and enthu
siastic meeting the organization of
the association was effected, and a
board of trustees elected, consisting
of Frank A. Wilson, R. L. Rasmussen,
Peter Sanderson, Lars Hollekim and
Elmer Army, l,ater the board select
ed a site, and building is now under
way. The ice house will be built first.
Three thousand dollars worth of stock
has already been subscribed for.
William Moon, Who Has Been Head of
Bismarck Schools for Thirteen
Years, Fails of Re-election.
At a meeting of Ihe Bismarck school
board last evening the board elected
Prof. Jesse Tanner of the Valley City
normal school faculty superintendent
in place of William Moore, who has
held the position for thirteen years.
There were a number of parents at
:he meeting, and it was quite warm
at times, the women taking tiie elad
against the present superintendent.
The action Is the outcome of a war on
Moore for several years past, not that
he was not considered a good edu
cator. but from reasons more or les
-olitical In their nature. The matter
A as brought to a focii3 recently by
ason of visits to schools by commit
ees from different women's clubs of
he city, and their controversy with
he school boaiU over methods in
schools. The row was rather spirited
:t times.
At a regular meeting of the Com
mercial club last night the action of
the city council In ignoring t'ae re
quest of the club that the r.uestion of
bonding the city for $20,000 with
•vhich to build a city hall be submitted
to a vote of the people at the spring
lection, was dismissed. The alder
men who defeated the proposition
were warmly roasted, and a movement
was started to try to defeat them at
the polls when they com up fo- re
flection next month. The club *il!
•tush the same matter after the new
council la elected.
Elegant New $40,000 Home at Minot
Formally Opened.
Minot's elegant new Sionoo Masonic
temple was formally dedicated to the
uses of the order amid the most im
pressive ceremonies. The dedication
was attended by over 150 Masons
from the cities and villages of North
western North Dakota, and the affair
was a splendid success.
The dedicatory exercises proper, at
which John McJannett represented
the grand master, were held at 8:30
o'clock. The regular Masonic ritual,
which is most impressive, followed.
This was followed by a reception and
dancing. The hall was packed with
Masons and their wives.
The dancing was followed by a ban
quet, which began at 11 o'clock and
continued until 1 a. m. A most elabo
rate menu had been prepared, and the
visiting Masons departed, much im
pressed with the hospitality of the
Magic City lodge.
Livery tern at Donnybrook Was De
The livery barn of Peter Jackman
at Donnybrook was totally destroyed
by fire, five horses being cremated in
the terrible blaze also. The origin of
the fire is considerable of a mystery,
but when discovered at 5 o'clock in
the morning, it had gained considera
ble headway.
The entire barn equipment, with the
exception of two or three vehicles,
was also destroyed in the fire, the to
tal loss being quite large. There was
an insurance of only $2,500.
Nick Frank of Lignite Is Under Arrest
at Minot.
Charged with failing to publish his
license to sell intoxicating liquors,
Nick Frank of Lignite was arrested
and taken to Minot. where he appear
ed before Judge Murray.
Frank says that he has not been in
business at Lignite for two and one
half months, but under the law it is
said, that this does not make any dif
ference. It is said that the license
must be published.
The penalty for failim? to publish a
license is from $1 to $500 fine and
from one day to one year in Jail.
The Bismarck Lid 16 Closed Once
The city officials of Bismarck have
clapped the lid on with rivets around
the edge, and the members of the
demi-monde district are losing no time
in leaving the city. As soon as the
officials can secure the necessary evi
dence, there will be a thorough clean
up of the blind piggers who are ope
rating numerously in the city. If ev
idence cannot be secured through lo
cal people a spotter may be brought
to the city for that purpose.
Milwaukee Depot Opened.
The new depot of the Milwaukee
railroad in Hettinger has been com
pleted, and the force of railway offi
cials located at that point has taken
possession. The new building is a
very commodious one in every way.
Langdon Parties Made Victims of
Night Visitor.
A thief entered the barn in which
Matt Schneider of Langdon had his
horse and took the animal with him.
In the barn of Mr. Schulke a harness
was taken, and out of the Diamond
barn, across the track two robes were
missed the same evening, while a cut
ter was also stolen.
Maddock starts a band with |140 to
the treasury.
North Dakota
4 News Notes
rne machinery for the new cream
ery at Crystal is being put into place
Rolla has its scandal with thirty
women of the city called at witnesses
The W. R. C. at Devils Lake gave i,
colonial party which was very success
The farmers' institute corps i:
promised a royal reception at Lang
Doric Chapter. O. E. S., has been or
ganlzed at Hannah and the officers in
Cattle shippers at Bantry want
cattle loading chute erected at thi
Williston has a nurseryman am.
florist who knows how to ad v.rt in
Twenty-five worthless canines Tver*
rliughte ed Pt Rugby for the genera
(rood of the town.
The Cdd Ftllows of York c.nte-,
plate the erection of a two-sto iui
ing for lojge purposes.
The Wl'llanis County Fair assoei..
tion has been organized and the plan
ning for a ur this year Is under way
Past Grand Master Howe of Casse1
ton assisted in th? dedicatory exer
cises of the new I. O. F. hal' at Wi'
City Kca'es are being: advocai^d by
the Commercial Club of Bismarck s
that the town can be like all well reg
ulated cities.
Williston's new directory giv s 11:
popu'atlon of the Williams count v re:
at 3.500, an increase of nearly iu p.
cent in two years.
The school board at Kdgeley has r.
elected Supt. McKenna and he will di
rect the city schools for another year
making his fourth year.
The O. R. C. divisions it K'ideili:
and adjacent ioints were taken tr
Gladstone by special train where thej
had the time of their lives.
There Is a row on because thf
school authorities at Rugby allow thf
upper floor of the new school bnildin#
to be used as a public dance hall.
It is encouraging to note the im
proved advertising stunts by the eoun
try merchants- killers of mail-order
houses one business man styles them
The new farm telephoue liue run
ning west of Montpelier has been piac
tically completed and connections with
Jamestown will be made in a day or
The United States public building at
Devils Lake will be (itx80 feet, thref
stories and the basement, and the su
perstructure is estimated to cost $1:J0,
The faculty and high school stu
dents of the Edgeley schools gave i
reception to parents and pupils ami
the school spirit has been improved it
the town.
The '08 class of the l.i^lion hi-!
school is to present "The Me*«-iiant oi
Venice Up-to-Date," Miss C. Field
stad at Portia and Del Laiighlin as tin
wil.v Jew.
Insurance companies have notilie
agents over the state that all tires in
which are connected any suspicious
circumstances, will be contested to tin
bitter end.
The continued summer weather h^
been something: marvelous—and tin
people of the East are looking witl:
longing eyes toward our fair and
balmy c!in e.
A convention of Catholic Sunday
school teichers was held in Mandan
nd anions? other things the founding
of a
school paper in Mandan
was suggested.
Tower City had a busy time of it a
f~w iiigM-j ago when it bad a play
attend, r.n Odd Fellows' initiation, a
wr.'stlini? maUh. and a prize fight
with bare knuckles.
The -dieted trouble about e:ircit
cf feed wheat and flax in parts ot Loi
tireau county has been removed, and
it is now said that there will be plent
at the disposal of the farmers.
Led'es of Wimbledon gave a Was!:
uigten birthday card party for a caar
itable object and nettel the amount
icjuired—the players appeared in cos
tume and the ladies all wore powdered
wi .•?, lserchrfefs and patches.
Blaisdell is to have an auto factor
in wh:ch wi-1 be made a machine from
a model invented by a local niaciiinist
and which is claimed to be strictly up
to-i he-minute, especially as a hib
climber. It will be made at a cos!
within the reach of the average usei
of a horse and buggy.
The defunct Business Men's club at
Grafton lias been revived and a '.PLr,
gaimition perfected and the ng
spirit prevailed anions the sixty rep
resentative business men who ae o
put their shoulder to the wheel.

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