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BIQ 8EIZURE OF CAT8UP.
Authorities Allege That Goo da Do Not Comply with National Pure Food Law. A big seizure of Van Camp's catsup, which the federal authorities allege "does not comply with the pure food laws in that It Is falsely labeled, was made at Fargo by United States Mar shal James Shea. There were seven cases of gallon Jugs of Van Camp's catsup in the seizure, and the whole amount is now in the hands of the federal authorities, and will probably be destroyed. The catsup was stored in the ware bouse of the Park, Grant & Morris, wholesale grocers, but that company bad refused It, and had notified Van Camp & Co. that they could not use the catsup, and that it was here sub ject to their order. It is said that Van Camp & Co. were notified 011 Sept. 23 by the feder al authorities that these goods did not comply with the pure food law—that they were falsely labeled—and that, unless tliey were taken out of the state or the labels changed, they would be seized and destroyed under the provisions of the national pure food law. It is further alleged that the Van Camp Co. paid no attention to this notice whatever, left the goods here, and also left them unlabeled, and 011 complaint of Prof. E. P. Ladd, North Bakot pure food commissioner, Assist ant United States Attorney W. H. Bar nett issued the order to have the .goods seized and brought into court. The original order issued by Mr. Barnett late Saturday afternoon, read seven gallons and eleven half gallons, whereas it should have read seven cases of gallons and eleven cases of "half gallons, and it was, therefore, im possible to seize the goods under this writ, and a new writ was issued this morning, under which the seizure was made. Mr. Grant of Park, Grant & Morris, In speaking of this seizure of catsup, made the statement that his firm, and, he believed, most of the other whole Balers were doing everything they could to co-operate with Prof. Ladd and the others who are enforcing the pure food laws, and that as soon as prof. Ladd notified him that this cat sup was falsely labeled he had noti fied the company that he could not use it, and that it was here awaiting their order. He further stated that his company made it a rule to submit a sample of every shipment of goods that they re ceived that might come under the provisions of the pure food laws, to Prof. Ladd for analysis before they sent in a check in payment, and if Prof. Ladd informed them that the goods did ,not comply with the law that they at once notified the firm from whom they had purchased tbem that they could not use them, and that they were here awaiting their or der. "For example," said Mr. Grant," we received a carlod of tomatoes this morning, and we sent a can to Prof. Ladd to analyze before we sent the firm a check in payment of them." There is no procedure against any company in this action. The goods have been seized, and a notice will be published notifying any person who may have a property interest in the goods that they may appear in court on certain date and show cause why these goods should not be destroyed. It is understood the Van Camp peo ple have persistently ignored the law in this state. THIEVES MAKE OFF WITH RINGS. Grand Forks Woman Loses Valuable Stones When Men Look Over Her Rooms. Mrs. R. H. Petitt of Grand Forks re ported to the police that she had just discovered that she had been robbed of three rings having a total value of about $100. One of the rings had a diamond setting .another was set .with an emerald and the other, Was & plain, band ring. Mrs. Petitt stated that Friday about noon three men called and a&fced' to cee a room she had for rent, rlt was. located on the second floor, and two of the men accompanied her upstairs. The other remained downstairs. She noticed this soon after they went up stairs and started to go down to look for him. Just then he came upstairs and she thought nothing of the inci dent. After an Inspection of the room the men stated that they would take it and promised to return in the even ing. They failed to return. Mrs. Petitt described the three callers as being about twenty-three years of age and weighing about 135 pounds. One. .wore a black overcoat and the other a brown. One had curly hair. All were dark complexioned. She believed them to be strangers in the city. Serious Wreck Averted. What might have been a very seri ous accident occurred near St. Vin cent yesterday when two cars of the Great Northern local between Fargo and St. Vincent were derailed and dragged on their, side for a distance of between two and three tiimdred feet. The locomotive and baggage car stayed on the track, the two pas senger coaches going off the rails. Luckily, there were but a few passen gers, and these escaped with nothing more serious than a severe shaking up. OFFICIAL RETURN8. State Canvassing Board Announces the Result.' The state board of canvassers can vassed the returns of the November election and declared the following results in figures: President. Taft 57,(T0 Bryan 32,8£3 2,421 43 1,553 Debs Hisgen Chafin Taft's plurality, 20,778. United States Senator. Johnson 33,304 Marshall 30,532 Johnson's plurality, 2,772. Governor. Johnson, Republican. ..46,949 Burke, Democrat 49,395 Burke's plurality, 2,449. Lieutenant Governor. Lewis, Republican 55,727 Mack, Democrat 33,94£ Secretary of State. Blaisdell, Republican 59,570 Mann, Democrat oos State Auditor. Brigbtbill, Republican 59,214 Brockoff, Democrat 30.4C5 State Treasurer. Bickford, Republican 57,911 Campbell, Democrat 31,793 State Superintendent. Stockwell, Republican 07,775 Godward, Democrat 30,31S Attorney General. Miller, Republican 60,702 O'Connell, Democrat 29,384 Commissioner of Insurance. Cooper, Republican 59,737 Anheier 39,390 Commissioner of Agriculture. Gilbreath, Republican 59,40Qj Harvey, Democrat 29,550 Congressional. Hanna, Republican 55,610, Gronna, Republican 57,357 Casey, Democrat 29,420 Major, Democrat 28,448 Spalding who ran for supreme judge without o^)osition got 61(336 votes. The constitutional amendment in-, creasing the state supreme court to five members carried by a vote of 47, 732 to 20,534. STRONG GUARD IN WARD CO. JAIL Sheriff Lee Will Take No Chances With Prisoners Awaiting Trial on Criminal Charges. Sheriff Lee of Ward county has or dered a careful and close watch kept over the prisoners at the county jail from now until the batch of prisoners who are in on criminal charges are disposed of. With the men charged with pigging, the sheriff is having but little trouble. Their time is but nine ty *or one hundred clays and during cold, winter months worse places than the warm jail might be found. But the nven who are to face long sen tences in the state penitentiary, where they, will have no opportunity to taste the joys of the outside world, are the from whom almost anything my be expected. A short time ago two bars sawed completely through and con cealed with a paste made from pow dered brick and soap, were discovered by the jailer. This was evidently the start of an uprising among the prison ers and at the first opportunity they would have undoubtedly made an at tempt to get away. Some of those who are awaiting trial are hard characters, used to crime, and in' their desperate condi tion of mind would stop at nothing to affect an escape. There are eighteen men in the jail at this time who will be tried in district court this term and they are all being watched care fully "dt'"all times.- "Tire -jail is being thoroughly searched several times a week, so that no contraband articles can be smuggled in to the prisoners. The county officials will undoubted ly breathe sighs of relief when the Bismarck special, carries away its an nual J.6!ad to the state penitentiary. WOULD NOT CLEAN WALK. Rev. James Moirison of Jamestown Placed Under Arrest—Ignored Po lice Orders. A conflict'between a clergyman and city authodies was one of the ameni ties in Jamestown, and it arose over' the attempted enforcement of the city ordinance providing for the clearing of sidewalks of snow. The Rev. James E. Morrison, pastoi of the Methodist church, was ordered by the proper officers to clean off his sidewalk, and for some reason the or der was disobeyed, with the result that the reverend gentleman was taken before the justice of the peace. The city attorney took a hand in the mat ter, and there developed a conflict of authority, and adjustments are in or der. At a dinner of a legal association, held in Washington not long ago, one of the speakers told ef a farmer's son in Illinois who conceived a desire to shine as a legal light. Accordingly he went up to Springfield, where he accepted employment at a small sum from a fairly well known attorney. At the end of three days' Btudy he' returned to the farm. "Well, Bill, how'd ye like the law?" asked his father. "It ain't what it's cracked up to be," responded Billy gloomily. "I'm sorry I learned it." •vV- Morth Dakota 11 ubbins st A a Polish dramatic com- -J Mlnto has pany. never dies in Emmons Politics county. Hettinger is a lively burg yearling. for 9 Some check forgeries were report ed at Benedict. If the hens would only lay at this season of the year! There is still some talk of a grand jury in Emmons county. The snow storm tied up the Soo 'branch north of Bismarck. There are a couple of murder cases west of the Missouri river. Emmons county people are still clamoring for a grand jury. Basketball contests are causing lot of interest over the state. The people of Walum have com pleted a $3,000 school building. The N. P. may build a branch line from Bismarck to Turtle Lake. There were only $300 worth of de linquent taxes in Adams county. Ethel Hazlewood, a twelve-year-old girl near Antler, died of diphtheria. There is a plan to incorporate at Jud, so better order can be preserved.' Twenty-nine new Catholic churches, were dedicated in North Dakota thisj year. Communication is being resumed, in some sections of the state following the storm. There is another commissioner's district in Benson county as a result of the election. In some of the voting contests over the state prizes are offered for the "homeliest" men. Diphtheria is reported among the pupils of the school at Windsor, Stutsman county. Some people in Mohall objected to the display of force used in suppress ing some rowdies. Judge Kneeshaw roasted some of, the jurors at Bismarck who failed to 'convict a blind pigger. Stutsman county is to have a poor farm, but there are not many people anxious to land there. The school children of sent the North Dakota home a cash collection. A fight over wandering horses led to the court at New England, and one of the, sluggers was fined. The primary election and the gen eral election eaeh cost Richland coun ty over $2,000. Officials come high. The great increase in the number of school children in the western part, of the state is a matter of comment.' The drill room for the Devils Laks company was not heated and the boys were quickly dismissed the other night. Col. Pat Neary of Buffalo has start ed for the West, and will spend the Winter in Washington, Oregon and California. Some men were arrested .at Lidger wood on a poker playing charge, but all denied there was any monetary. value to the bhips. One Minoter sustained a broken am while' learning'to use roller skates. That is not where the greater num ber of novices fall. The friends of many attorneys ot the state are still busy setting forth the good points of their favorites for the supreme court jobs. The young Hun who returned to his old home from Pembina county on a visit may lose his life as a re-j suit of bis attempt to avoid the mili tary authorities over there. Near Upham Jacob Turno had three boys arrested on the charge off driving past his place and throw-, ing bottles through the windows of* his house. The identification was not' complete. The size of the electric light bill at the court house at Cando has been a' matter of speculation till the com'i mlssioners struck a lead, which may} result in an abstract firm helping out!' Ward countyU 2,794 more Minot may secure a gymnasium. „n i,e bin, are the complaints on the school offi cials at Fargo, who are putting it up for Republican senator than for ReJ be a removal of some of the railroad publican president, and still there are, J™1t5®lrl/a™III1e® Finley gets a photograph gallery. Jamestown was long on marriages^ Linton has a successful boys' band* •f Tagus is to have a debating society Bucyrus is to have another elef vator.. Stirum, Sargent county, is to have) a band. Durum wheat is finding a more ready market. Both Cogswell and Splrltwood have William Farleys. Minot blind piggers are said to be on the anxious seat. Wahpeton is to have electric poweq from Dayton Hollow. The lecturers and entertainers are busy in North Dakota. The "peace on earth and good will to men" season is coming. E. Q. Powlison of Wheatland is im« proving his telephone system. A general store is to be started at Crystal Springs, near Medina. Improvements are being made the two mills at Cooperstown. on Jud is so tough that a steel riveted lid is among the possibilities. A blind pigger was chased out oi Flaxton soon after he opened up. An explosion of gasoline badly burned Mrs. A. N. Rode of Adrian. The Northern Pacific has complete? the big drive well at Jamestown. The recent sleet storm was a hard flblow for the rural telephone lines. Some people have an eye on Tobias Casey of Grafton on the justiceships The store of Allen Mitchell at Towner was robbed of $200 worth of fcilk. There is a disposition to grind mora North Dakota wheat—in North D» kota. Some North Dakotans are preparing to skip south from this splendit) .weather. The Milwaukee agent at Rhame la .there dally. Brinsmade Children's reported missing. His accounts weM emigration from Norway Concrete, the new town on the new railroad in Cavalier county, is grow* ling rapidly. Frank Hatch of Langdon lost a'fine coonskin overcoat in St. Paul, while en route east. A. B. Disney of Wabasha, Minn., has purchased the Challey furniture store at Lisbon. The cornerstone of the Zion Lu theran church at Towner was laid with due ceremony. At Hampden a drugstore and a mercantile establishment were bur* glarized the same night. W. J. Mooney of Langdon and somq friends will start a national bank at International Falls, Minn. Minot appears to have a desperate character in prison in the person of :P. G. Dillon—an alleged thief. The people of McHenry county made a mistake in not voting favoi* 'ably on the county fair proposition. The Williston merchants have been requested by the officials to keep 9 light burning in their stores—as police protection against the numerous bun .glaries there. GOLD FOUND ON N. D. FARM. Discovery Made While Digging a Well Near Mountain. While digging a well on the farm of John Sigfuson, west of Mountain, N. D., recently, a deposit of what waa supposed to be gold was found. A sample was sent away for analysis, and rumor has it that letter making known the result was received, and that the ore is unusually rich. If this is true the find will prove valuable, for the layer discovered in the well was no less than fifty inches deep. The gold was discovered at a depth of 120 feet. Mountain is a small vil lage situated about twenty milea southwest of this city. FARGO SCHOOLS CROWDED. Additional Buildings Are Needed to Relieve the Congestion. Crowded school buildings and room* 1 NORWAY. Four hundred employes of the cellu lose factories at Katfos, Surum and Toten were thrown out of work for two weeks on account of disputes as to increases in wages. There have been many important transfers of property in Norway the past few weeks. Mines, saw mills, water powers and other industries have changed hands. As a rule, these Changes mean the addition of more capital and a corresponding increase in the capacity and activity of the en terprises. There is a proposition before 'he church department to submit to the storthing a law prohibiting Mormon missionaries from carrying 011 their proselyting in Norway. Quite a num ber of such missionaries hive been busy in the country and havo been successful in converting many people, and the church department thinks it is time to put a stop to this. The federation of labor in Norway fcas purchased one of the daily papers •of Christiania, and will continue its publication as an organ of the federa tion. It will be issued at noon, and will contain general news, in addition to special news and articles appeal ing especially to labor. The name of the paper purchased has not been an nounced, but it is taken for granted that it is the Christiania Dagsavis. There will be an exposition at Ber gen in 1910, beginning June 1, and tending Sept. 15. It will be devoted jto the tourist industry, sports and household economics. Steps are being taken to arouse general national in terest In the undertaking by organiz ing local committees all over Norway. The exposition idea seems to havo be come very popular in Norway and the other Scandinavian countries, judging by the large number of fairs held in recent years. The hard times in America are ascribed as the cause in reducing all right. 162 per cent during the first nine Detectives hav/9 been at Hankinson niont*ls Investigating the breaking of seals 00 January to September, 1907, the nnm Soo cars. ber of emigrants that left the princi pal ports of the country for the Towner is a great hay shipping world was 18,712 during the same point—carloads of baled stuff leaving months this year the number was only 7,242. to some people who say the Democrats, Northern Pacific division point at Dil- fire In Boden a few weeks ago. didn't butt into the Republican scrap !W°^' in the last election. 1 pleted. This will relieve the conges -crfntion. Tu 8X6 com" IN THE SCANDINAVIAN NORTH Gleaning* of important Neww of Norway, Swedem and Denmark, with Occasional Comments, By MARTIN W. ODUUTO. f.o America of the preesnt year. From new It is reasonable to suppose that the hard times in America have been the chief cause for this decline, but it has not been the only cause. Good rimes in Norway have been an important factcr the opening up of n".v fac tories, the starting of new inlustv in connection with the harnessing of waterfalls and the general bu.sm in activity have furnished more employ ment than was ever before offered. Again, Norwegians feel more and moro like staying in Norway, now that she has become entirely free and inde pendent. Formerly many left, just be cause of bitterness over the union with Sweden. A dispatch from San Francisco gives the following interesting news: "Capt. Henry Lund, Norwegian con sul, at this port, has received instruc tions from Capt. Roald Amundsen, the explorer, to sell at auction the sloop Gjoa in which Amundsen made his fa mous voyage of discovery through the northwest passage. The sloop has been lying at anchor at Mare Island navy yards ever since it entered this pert after -that eventful trip. Consul Lund, who is an intimate friend of the explorer, is also informs that the latter proposed to undertake a voyage in search of the geographical north pele at some not distant date, making the trip in the steamer Fram, Capt. Nansen's ship, now the property of the government of Norway. Amund f.cn states that he will outfit for the voyage at this port, cruising to the Ciberian islands, and thence into the unknown waters of the north in search of the top of the world. Capt. Amund sen is now in Norway. SWEDEN. It is reported that the work at the Persberg mines in Vermland is to be considerably reduced, owing to the hard times. A part of those thrown out of employment will be given work in forestry by the company, while the old men will be pensioned. The com pany was established in 1S65, and has a working capital of 2,750,000 crowns. A new automobile company has been •rganized in Sodermannland, the com pany to carry mail, passengers and freight by automobile in and about Nykoping. The company is capitalized at 20,000 crowns. Lieut. O. Wahlberg of the Norrbot ten regiment has been presented with Ecandia InBur ,the new Te ance company, in recog- nitlon of his heroism and service at The piece contains an appropriate ta S Edwin Bergenholtz, for forty years watchman at the Smaland. bank in Ljungby, has resigned his position, owing to advancing age. In recogni tion of his long and faithful service the bank has given him a yearly pen sion of 400 crowns. The new torpedo boat chaser, The Sigurd, which is being built at Lind holmen's wharf, is said to be almost complete, and will be turned over to the state the first of the year. The new Loat is of the same type as those already in service, and will have a speed of thirty knots. Count Rudolf Adlesparre, whose death occurred a short time ago at Ar vika, donated his private library to the community of Myssjo, his father's birthplace. The library is a valuable one, and contains several memoirs of George Adlesparre, the founder of the family. The late count was the last of the family, so the title is now ex tinct. S. Weis-:lanler of the Ingelstad and his twin brother, J. Weislander of Vederslof, recently celebrated their eightieth birthdays. They are both hearty and hale in spite of their age, and are the oldest twins in the coun try. Both have in their day taken prominent parts in national and civic affairs. The queen returned to Stockholm a short time ago from her visit at her pleasure palace at Solliden, and at Vexico she was the object of a very pleasant ovation. General G. Hylten Cavilius and other officers of the Kronoberg regiment met the royal train at the station, and the citizens generally were out to do honor to their queen. The L. M. Ericsson company, a Swedish stock company of Stockholm, has recently contracted with the Paris Telephone company to install a new system in place of the exchange that was burned a few days ago. The new system is to have a capacity of 10,000 phones, and 5,000 of these are already signed for. This is the first contract of any importance that this company secures in France, such work hitherto having been furnished either by France itself or Germany. The Swedish company feels certain that once the Swedish phones are tried in France, their superiority will be fully demonstrated, and other big contracts will be the result. The present con tract figures up to 600,000 francs, DENMARK. A very interesting political an nouncement comes from Denmark namely, that the home mission so ciety, which has great strength, is contemplating a radical change in its policies, and will hereafter take a more aggressive part in social and in dustrial affairs, and will endeavor to influence the elections in behalf of candidates and measures. Hitherto the society, whose members are found in every parish and community, has pursued a policy of seclusion, showing 110 disposition to mingle with the af fairs of other people or those of the nation. These mission people have in some cases, it is true, established high schools and have built cream eries, when those already in existence persisted, against their protests, to operate on Sundays but, generally speaking, the mission people have taken little part in the industrial and political aifairs of Denmark. Now, it is t-aid, mission people will put up candidates of their member ship in the folketing, or will support candidates who are in sympathy with them. They will also seek to get con trol of cities and communities by electing tl.eir own men to municipal offices. In Copenhagen, especially, will they put forth strenuous efforts in this direction, their interests being very large and important in the capi tal. While many in Denmark look with disgust upon the efforts of the mis sion people to obtain control of tho government and of communities, it may be stated that Denmark is apt to gain more than she will lose by their political activity. The mission people will be better able to head off the so cialist movement, it is believed, than the other parties that have been in power. That is because their record would be without flaws for the social ists to point at, and because they have greater zeal and devotion to principles than members of the old parties. The socialists have scored on the party now in power, again and again, by pointing out discrepancies and inconsistencies in its record. The state church annual meeting which was held reecntly cost in the' neighborhood of 50,000 crowns. Of this amount 17,639 crowns were for traveling and living expenses of the delegates, 18,000 crowns were tor nm. cers' services, etc., during the conven tion, and the balance was for various incidental expenses. "y There Is a proposition befd^%» political leaders to increase the mete bership of the folketing from 114 t* 125. C1-}