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WAS VERY INTERESTING APPRAISERS] AT WORK Methodist Episcopal Con ference Largest in Its History The Brainerd district of the Methodist Episcopal church convened at the Little Falls church on Tuesday afternoon. After devotions, Rev. E. K. Copper, the presiding elder, presided over the business session. Revs. Charles F. Davis, of Brain erd, was elected secretary, and J. H. Dennistoun, of Bemidfji, treasurer. Revs. J. T. Brabner Smith and L. S. Koch were appointed a committee on renewal and granting of licenses to preach, and Revs. C. W. Lawson, W. H. Robinson and W. G. Follensbee committee on resolutions. The evening devotional exercises were in charge of Rev. H. H. Parrish, and Rev. W. H. Farrell presided over the public meeting. An interesting and humorous ad dress was well delivered by Rev. REV. E. K, COPPER, Presiding Elder of the Br .inerd District ©I the Mrtii---list t-pis pal Chu:ch. (Hinton A. Biilig, who welcomed the visiting clergymen for the local churches. Mr. Biilig was cheered when he said that hr was cradled in Methodism. Miss Lonx Magee, for the Methodist church, gave one of the most eloquent and well deliverea addresses of wel come ever heard from a woman. The response was made by Rev. I. N. Goodell of Wadena, and the sermon was preached by Rev. H. A. Cleaveland, D. D. It was a masterly and scholarly exposition of Christ's words. "And the house fell, showing that Christ's words abideth forever. The Ladies' Aid and Ep worth League members gave an exquisite informal reception in the church parlors and frappe and cake were served to the people. On Wednesday morning Rev. J. H. Dennistoun preached a truly Metho distic sermon. Rev. M. Soper. of Walker, and W. R. Borst of Zimmer man were granted licenses to preach. Rev. Charles Fox Davis read an excellent paper on The Brotherhood of Methodist Preachers and their Relations to Each Other.'' The paper was enthusiastically received, and Rev. W. H. Robinson led the animated discussion. Mrs. Frances E. Farrell, Little Falls, made a profound im pression by her able paper on How to get most out of the cradle roll.'' It was a literary gem and full of instruction. Rev. Charles F. Davis read a paper on the genius of Methodism, and Rev. J. H. Keppel one on Methodist Hymnology, and Rev. L. S. Koch led the discussion. Dr. S. P. Long eulogized this paper and the two which followed by Rev. R. C. Manly and Rev. J. T. B. Smith. Dr. Long thought Methodist pastors too often neglected the Sunday schools, and should teach the children that they did already belong to God. He deprecated the idea of permitting children to grow up as if they be longed to evil, and then at the age of thirteen or so lasooed them by a revival. These papers were well written and excellent. Rev. E. K. Copper presided over the evening meeting and Revs. C. F. Davis, W. H. Farrell and R. G. Green sang a trio. Rev. C. W. Lawson's address on Methodism was scholarly. He said there were more Methodists in America than there were people in England when the Wesleys began to preach. There were 30,000,000 English speaking Methodists in the world, and at least estimate there were six and a half million Methodist com municants in America besides as many adherents and as many more Sunday school scholars. The largest book concern of any denomination in the south was the Methodist at Nashville and in the north the book concern at New York which was this largest in the world of any denomina tion. There were 160 colleges and universities belonging" to the church with millions of property. Rev. Dr. Long of Minneapolis spoke of Methodism and its responsibility to the 20th century. He eulogized the chief characteristics of Methodists, and said .:$he Methodist church made more converts to Christianity in" 100 years than the entire membership of Christindom in its first 300 years. There was a Methodist to every 12 1-2 persons in America. It had outgrown older denominations, which it rever enced and loved. He prophesied a great and glorious advance in spiritual prosperity the next few years. This was a fine intellectual treat. Warrren Graham and Leo Griffith entertained the Epworth League and pastors to an April Fool social in the church parlors. The program was excellent and immensely interesting i. -fi$8 State Lands to be Sold Here on the 29th of June Lafayette Shaw, a cruiser 'from the state auditor's office, Frank Armstrong of Royalton, and John L. Gross of Granite, have begun the work of appraising the state lands to be sold at public sale at Little Falls June 29th. They have been Mt. Morris, Morrill, Leigh, Richardson, Pulaski, Platte, Granite and week. None of the appraised at less than $5 per acre. Some of the land was abandoned by the original settler and reverted to the state. In these cases the improve-' signature on ments made, fences, cleared and signature on cultivated lands, etc., are also appraised. One abandoned tract has a fine wire fence around it. Another has several acres cleared, etc. Some tracts have cordwood timber. Mr. Armstrong was in the city yesterday. The appraisers expect to finish the East side of the county this week, and will then work on the West side. Mr. Armstrong says that while some of the land examined is not very good, there is a lot of good meadow in some parts, notably near Ramey. Next week tfie appraisers will-go through Elmdale, where there is a forty to be sold, Pike Creek, Randall, Cushirig, Scandia Valley, and other towns the western part of the that all details are well covered. Around 10,000 acres will be offered at the sale. part of the county. Rev. E. K. Copper, presiding elder. for Dr. Long said more people attended Methodist churches in Minneapolis than ever before in its history. Rev. I. N. Goodell spoke of care and preservation of churches and parson ages, and a racy paper was given by Rev. W. H. Farrell on church records. The essentials"of Christian experience. was the subject of Rev. W. G. Follensbee. Asbury Methodist hospital was the interesting topic of Rev. J. T. Brabner Smith's paper. The value of the hospital is $192,000. There are 103 beds, with a force of surgeons and 15 deaconesses and 33 "nurses. In 1907 there were 1550 patients from 25 different church denominations. The hospital is at Minneapolis. He spoke of the large number and usefulness of Catholic hospitals and pleaded for money and nurses for the Methodist hospital. He made a plea REV. W. H. FARRELL, Pastor of the '.ittle Falls Methodist Church. for mental suggestion in the cure of the body, and toe cure of the soul as often toe way of curing toe body. Resolutions were passed thanking the church, the pastor, the press, and in condolence for toe death of Bishop Fowler and toe son of Rev. Dr. Dodds of Staples. There were forty millions of people living under prohibitionary laws, and' 45 per cent. weraunder ^Uderman the change in temperance and good government sentiment in Duluth, say ing the lid laws are at Duluth to stay. S. Michael, a lay delegate, Brainerd, spoke of the benefit derived from the Methodist church. Deaconess Allison, of Chicago, spoke briefly of the Deaconess work. A committee to arrange for the next Epworth League convention was appointed. Revs. W. H. Farrell, J: T. B. Smith, Charles Fox Davis and J. H. Dennistoun. The conference adjourned to meet PULASKI TOWN SETTLED. to the preachers. Dr. Jones, of St. Cloud, and Rev. C. F. pavis gave a Walter Novak, the treasurer few choice remarks. A luncheon was Pulaski town, who left the place served. several weeks ago without accounting a gave his report showing that advance- jn a factory in Minneapolis the latter ment had been made in property and part of last week, and taken to this membership and increase in salaries. clty The reports of the clergymen were ingt and lodged in the county jail, made which revealed that Brainerd' district was in the progressive ranks of the church. J™ G*t NEW RULING FOR SOCIETY. VOL. 20. NO 5. LITTLE PALLS, MORRISON COUNTY, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1908.. SHE FORGED A CHECK Wished to Draw $250 on Judge Shaw's Account at Merchants Bank Heavily veiled and carrying a mysterious air about her, a short stout woman entered the Merchants State Bank of this city at about 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and attempted to pass a forged check, calling for the sum of $350, on the account of Judge of Probate E. F. Shaw. His suspicion Hillman this already aroused by the mysterious air land can be! of the woman, Joe Moeglein, the cashier of the bank, upon the presenta tion of the check, took it to the back part of the bank and compared the the check with the Judge Shaw's card, and found that there was a vast difference. He then. called up Mr. Shaw by telephone, but in the mean time the woman made her exit through the door. Mr. "Moeglein followed her to the Hub Clothing company, where on entering the store she had taken off her veil, and as he entered the store she left it. The police was then notified and two trips were made to the depot, where they found a person answering the descrip tion of the woman ill question. She stoutly denied her complicity 'in the matter, and proof not being strong enough, she was allowed to go free. The officials of the bank, however, are satisfied that they, know the county. Mr. Shaw, of the state woman, who attempted to pass the master from A. L. Laushe, third auditor's office, is an expert timber 1 forged check, but there is little likeli- assistant postmaster general, in re- cruiser, and when the estimates are'hood that she will be prosecuted, the .«Srd to the matter, but will do so in ready for the public, it will be found opinion being that she has received our next issue. "a lesson she is not apt to soon forget, She is a resident of the northeastern REV. CLEAVELAND-. ADDRESSES MATTER deficit of about $800, was located by Sheriff Long Saturday morn- The town officers of Pulaski were in the city Tuesday and Wednes I day looking into the matter, and Krere Wed|get, nesday afternoon the bondsman, Geo. mail and Guf Af PAfmnn an/i jcourie he to the town was made good, neither the town of the bondsmen losing anything. The bondsmen not wish ing to prosecute Novak, he was allowed to go free, and has retruned to his home in Pulaski. ST. JOSEPH A new ruling has been made by the head of the St- Joseph society that all who are at present members of other secret organizations must withdraw from them, says the St. Cloud Journal-Press. This rule is creating considerable discussion among the local members as many are carrying insurance in other secret orders and do not want to give it up. The St. Joseph society is a Catholic order and is one of the strongest in the city, having a membership of 500. No reason for the new rule is made, but it is not a rule of the church. TEACHERS GO TO ST. CLOUD. There are no sessions of the city schools today, all the teachers having gone already or are going to St. Cloud to be in attendance at the meeting of the Northern Minnesota Educationl society, which convened there Thurs day evening, and which will hold sessions there up to Saturday noon. Supt. White will read a paper. There will be a large attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ashburn have moved to Cass Lake, where Mr. Ashburn will be employed. Buy Now—Solid gold set rings $2.00 ring now $1.80, $3.00 ring now $2.70, $10.00 ring now $9.00, $50.00 now $18.00. —Diamond Sign at the next annual conference to com plete its duties. Alderman Watson S. Moore of Duluth spoke to a crowded church on Thursday evening of the science of politics. Rev. J. T. B. Smith was appointed treasurer pro-tem. The license of Arnold Pfenninger was renewed and Alderman Moore ought to be governor license to preach granted John of Minnesota. Heritage. A question box was held by Dr. Cleaveland and a discussion of Annuity Fund. Rev. C. W. Stark, field agent of toe Anti-saloon league^gave some interest ing facts about his work. He said that even the associated press ignored many temperance items of vast im portance, and gave out liquor news that was exaggerated. He laid emphasis on power of the preacher in politics, and spoke of the great and powerful political reforms taking place in America. That political parties were working for good government, and that the bulk of the people worked for good govern ment irrespective of parties. Dr. Long of Minneapolis said that Revs. J. T. B. Smith, L. S. Koch, and J. H. Dennistogn were Mjpointed a committee of time' and place for next district conference. Pine City and Akeley asked for toe conference. The conference was' one of the largest and best in the history of Northwest Methodism. The -papers were able, the interest intense, toe addresses powerful and the entire con ference was a decided success. Dr. Copper made a very efficient greatly enjoyed. The Clergymen were very en thusiastic over their welcome and visit and went home in high praises of Little Falls, its beauties, and hospitality. The entertainment of the delegates was of the best and much appreciated by the visitors. Rev. and Mrs. Farrell and the entertainment committee made ample provision for the guests. The entire arrangements of the con ference were carried out perfectly. The hospitalities of Little Falls was amply spoken of by the clergymen. STAMP NOT REQUIRED If Effort Is Being Made to Comply With New Post al Regulations As. -was seen at the outset, it was impossible for newspaper publishers to meet the new postal regulation, which ^were^to go^into^effect on April 1st, without great loss, and inconvenience, and the postal authorities although not changing the ruling, clearly see the sitation, and. will not require the legitimate publisher at present to put one-cent stamps on newspapers that lare in arrears more than the previous ly'stated time, unless it is shown that no effort^ is being made to comply with the regulations. Many have already assisted us in making our books clear in this matter, for which co-operation we heartily thank them, and we hope to hear from those who have not. There is no particular reason why our subscribers should not see to hav ing this matter arranged, for in most cases the amount due is not large, and in case it is, arrangements can be made with this office, agreeable both the subscriber and this paper. We have dwelt a good deal on this ruling during the past three months, and no doubt aU are quite well acquainted with the purpose of the new regulations. We are unable this week to publish letter received by the received by the local post- THE SCHOOL. had 1 morals to do s0- anfL arr^eI vei7good ments with Novak whereby the deficit Buh, weie here and made arrange-j Rev- vprv st story teller, and in his most1 disposal! ^,. tftl1er a hap p?way of telling them he number of very amusing anecdotes to illustrate his discourse. The talk was thoroughly enjoyed by the high school students and faculty. BEEF HAS RAISED. A M. W. A. CONVENTION. Delegates from different parts of the county, to the number of twenty, were in attendance at the Modern Woodmen county convention held Wednesday morning in the court house in this city. J. W. Crossfield, clerk to the local *1. W. A. lodge, and Ole O. Torgerson of Motley were named as delegate and alternate respectively to the state camp, which will Duluth the.first Wednesday tin nn tonn no1 taken for a drive about the city. The next county convention will be in 1911 at Motley. Rev. J. T. B. Smith of Akeley kindly assisetd us with the report of the Methodist district conference for which we extend thanks. AN EXCELLENT LECTURE Father Cleary on Church and State in France in France." The speaker's fame as an orator and lecturer is national, and the audience was not disappointed, the speaker handling a subject ordinarily dry with and eloauence. Rev. H. A. Cleaveland, D. D., of Long Prairie gave a very interesting not a republic in the sense that the long be remembered by the many and instructive half hour's talk during United States is, a self-governing body friends of Comrade Wm. Rasicot of the last period of the morning sessoin Gf at the high school Thursday. He ment, a republic in name only. of fifty or more invaded his hoine on stated that the school and college Mexico in name a republic, is more the above date, to pay their respects to were designed to get rid of all despotically ruled than Russia, and an honored member of Post No. 31, encumbrances, and to clear the field France is a mockery of a republic. for the active and intelligent work on The speaker went back to the the part of «ach student. He gave it Revolution as a foundation for most ias k*s opinion that anyone with j0f the ills which vex modern France. brains, whether rich or poor, could During that great convulsion of not only a common education, but: humanity the Constituent Assembly also a college education, providing of declared all ecclesiastical property, the pluck, courage and the accumulation of the ages of faith, Cleaveland is a the property of the nation, and at its .wl in his most disposal. Irreligion reigned supreme. After Napoleon as First Consul had told a' ifL tc restored order, his practical mind saw that religion was needed in France, his idea being to .make it a handmaid of the government. His negotiations with the Holy See led to the Con cordat, or contract, of 1801, made by As will be seen by a glance at the £f. French government and Pius Vtf A market report for this week beef and I *hic noting toe delegates were Marriage licenses were issued to Lewis C. Randall and Minnie Jane Brinegan Frank Engene Montbriand and Florence Ethel Nichols. f&'Buy Now—Watches at special discount of 10 per cent. 7 jewel Elgin $5.00 now $4.60 15 jewel Elgin or Waltham $8.00 now $7.20, 17 jewel Elgin or Waltham $10.00 now $9.00. —^Spirit J. Vasaly, Diamond Sign Jeweler. German Evangelical Lutheran church, Rev. Alexander Siegenthaler, pastor. April 5 Sunday school 9 :30 a. m. Services 10:30 a m. Theme: "Jesus and Judas at the Lord's Table." Yon who are without church come, we welcome you. John Hokanson of Little Elk, Todd county, reputed to be a well-to-do farmer, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a shot gun at his home last Saturday morn ing. No apparent reason can be found for his rash" deed, as he to be in good health, prosperous contern J. Guerin has been busy during the past few days making official visits, in the capacity of district deputy for the Elks of Northern Minnesota, to the Twin Cities and other points. Wednesday night he installed the officers of the Minne apolis lodge of Elks, last night he assisted at a meeting of toe St. Paul lodge, and tonight will assist in Stmwater. I I nrnvirion Trior rno nhnrnn rw tnis This pork have both been advanced in restored in France, that so far as price at the instance of the "Beef' possible the property seized be given Trust. The raise on beef is $.50 on b*ck the hundred, and on pork, $1.25 for property sold sincei the Revolution a live and $.75 for dressed on the stipend be paid the bishops and clergy hundred. This would be good news French gov enment. The for the farmer if he had plenty of beef stipend was most cases a beggarly and pork for sale, but the trust takes °ne- Napoleon insisted that the care of that. It waits till the greater Concordat should include the right of quantity has been disposed ofbefore proyided that the church be that as a recompense for the ^French government to approve the making its raise, and therefore instead ^3S^0PS named by^tlre Holy See. This of benefitting by these raises, the was a direct, interference with the farmer is in the same boat as the an£ resident of the city and suffers there- j°f thechurch. The harsh terms were ^now $10.00 per bushel. Wheat, however, has taken a slump of 5 cents during the week and is now selling at $. 95 per bushel for No. 1 Northern, the other grades in proportion. ^dependent government brtaging|^t0^er^tr^±gX± unhappy France. With varying phases under different governments, this agreement continued until recently, when without negotiation or consent of the Holy See, the other party to the agreement, it was declared invalid by the French government. During the closing years of the 19th century and the opening years of the 20th century, conditions in France had been getting worse. Religion was attacked on every hand. Men animated by infidelity and atheism secured control of toe. government, and used the tremendous power of a centralized government, through many channels, to keep themselves in power, meet in For many years, following the Revolu in May. tion, there had been systematic at tempts to poison the minds of the French people against religion, and with great success. Leading un iversities and colleges were filled with irreligion. The culmination of the warfare came in the laws which de clared all ecclesiastical property, including all accumulated during the 100 years since the Concordat, as property of the State, decreed that if it was desired to use the churches, associations under the supervision and permission of the State must be formed for that purpose. It was in tended not to separate Church and State in the American sense, giving the Church the right to the use of its own property and to govern itself, but to dispossess the Church, and after doing so, to make it the, slave of the State. All the bishopif* of France rejected such a proposal. The govern ment with ruthless hand seized churches, convents and schools, drove out toe Sisten of Charity, who had cared for many a French soldier on bloody battle fields,forced into .exile' thousemds of the religious whose only crime was their faith, and perpetrated indignities which shock the world. What the end will be who can tell? It is a relentless war on all religion which is going, .on, and a nation which wars on -religion cannot endore. The above is a' very brief outline of :father Gleary's addess. It is only possible in such a lecture to. touch on a few points, the subject being a vast one, but Father Cleary brought out with precision and clearness certain salient things. Few can .surpass Father Cleary as a Jecturer, both as to his appearance and bis wonderful voice. He will be always certain of an audience in Little Falls. Barney Burton went up to Interna tional rails Tuesday on a visit. 'rM LOCAL MEN INTERESTED Henry Guerin and Ernest Storck Will Run Bank in Brainerd Germania opera house was filled A new financial institution be Monday evening with a pleased and known as toe State Bank of Brainerd, interested audience, gathered to hear with a capital of $25,000, will be Rev. Father J. M. Cleary of Minne-1 established in Brainerd and be opened apolis lecture_on "Church and State, up about the_ first of June. Henry C. E. Vasaly introduced the speaker been a valuable employee of the^Gter on behalf of Marquette Court, C. O. 'man American National Tfanlr of F., and Father Cleary in opening paid Little Falls for the past ten years, tribute to the good work of. the! during which time he has received a Foresters, urging that all eligible thorough training in every branch, and should join. department of the business, and Mr. In taking up his subject the speaker. Storck having been employed seven defined what is meant by the separa- years in the State Savings Rank of tion of Church and State in the United Des Moines, la., and later in the First States, the equal freedom of each in National Bank of Little Falls and the its appointed sphere to do its certain Citizens State Bank of Brainerd, work. Not that the republic has no during which time he also has become interest in the welfare of religion. On thoroughly efficient in the different to the contrary, it has the highest and' phases of the business. They are in a deepest reasons that religion shall position to conduct a very strong prosper, and it guarantees the rights financial institution, and with the of all in their exercise of worship. advent of the new bank Brainerd will The State does not meddle with the have three sound institutions in which internal affairs of denominations, but to. deposit its moneys. guarantees their rights, and the The front 25x50 feet has been leased Church does not interfere with the in the south store-room Of J. W. Koop functions of the State. Parallel they building on the corner of Seventh anil go along, each a help to the other, and laurel streets, by the new hanking each free. In no other country on house, and everything will be put in earth does such a condition exist. In readiness so that the institution can France something very different is start business on June 1st. meant by the queston of separation of Church from State, and the yiew point of a citizen of France is very different from that of an American citizen. In the first place, France is Guerin and Ernest Storck of Little Falls, backed by men of means in Iowa and this part of the state, will be in charge of the new institution, breadth, wisdom! Each has much experience in the banking business, Mr. Guerin having VETERANS SURPRISE RASICOT. Saturday evening, March 21st, will free men, but a centralized govern-1 ?th street N. E., who to the number A. R. This was under the auspices of the G. A. R. and the W. R. C. Our comrade was taken by surprise and as the invading force was so large he considered discretion the batter part of valor and made an unconditional surrender. Conditioned that he should furnish amusement and rations for the crowd, which he did with the assistance of his son and wife, who are past masters in the part of enter taining. Cinch was played at 9 tables. At 11 o'clock a bounteous lunch was served, after which we all gave the comrade the glad hand and expressed the wish to meet him at many social events in the future. Our comrade has past the four score mark, yet seems as jovial as when the writer first met him forty years ago, but not so sprightly.—MIKE. TOWNE AND DELMAS NOW. business & & COMRADE PARNERS Charles A. Towne, formerly con gressman from this district, has become the law partner of Delphine Michael Delmas, the Napoleon of the Pacific coast bar, who was Harry Thaw's chief counsel during the first trial of the slayer of Stanford White. They will practice in New York. According to the plans of the two lawyers their practice will be general. Mr. Delmas will devote his attention to criminal cases, while Mr. Towne's legal activities will be centered chief ly on civil cases. TO GIVE DINNER. The W. R. C. will give a dinner Saturday afternoon at 2 p. m. at Maurin's hall. Old veterans and their wives are especially requested to be present. Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Isaac .Gottstein, Sunday, March 29, a son. Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lipinski, Monday, March 30, a son. Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Thursday, ApriP daughter. Born—To Mr. and Mrs. O. J. 202 2nd street SE., Saturday, 28, a daughter. John 2, a Davis, March Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stein, Little Falls town, Saturday morning, March 28, a son. Fred Gravell, who has been scaling for the Nichols-Chisholm Lumber company, north of Frazee, returned home Tuesday. We have a ommunication. from John Schmolke. the hustling land man of Buckman, but are unable to usie it tnis week. It will, however, ap pear in our next issue. Frank Reede, who has been running the cigar store located one door north of toe postoffice for W. Veners, has purchased the business, toe deal being closed Thursday. The fine horse belonging to the Pine Tree Lumber company, which was drowned in the river about two weeks was located some distance from sre it sank, and taken out of the river Tuesday. C. V. gone to Cummings of St. Paul har' Perhaxn to open np an office toere for the G. C. Geraghty A Co., grain and stock brokers. He had been assisting J. C. Highhous at the com pany's focal office. All members of the board of fire underwriters are notified that the mrmtd meeting of said board will take place at 4 o'clock p. m.,Monday, April 6th, 1906, at the Commercial club. —Stephen C. Vasaly, Secretary.