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VOt. X'XXIVM NO.. 18.
There was apparently no division on
the sentiment favoring the election of
"We want an opportunity to vote foi
Colonel Roosevelt, the rightful nomi
nee of the Republican party," was th«
message reported by the delegates
from every part of Minnesota.
A number of R. M. La Follette's
former strongest supporters attended
the convention and reported that be
tween Roosevelt and Taft the former
Iia Follette sympathizers will largely
•upport the colonel.
The convention was cslled' to order
by Judge M. D. Purdy of Minneapolis,
who read the call.
On motion of H. T. Halbert of St
Judge Fiirdy was elected tem
Local Man Will Win
ROMANTIC DRAMA BY CHARLTON
ANDREWS WILL BE PRODUC
ED NEXT WINTER.
Charlton Andrews, of the State Nor
mal School, has just closed a contract
with an Eastern theatrical manager
for the production of a play during
the coming season. The play, which
is one of those on which Mr. An
drews worked while at (Harvard last
year, is described as a romantic
drama and bears the title, "His Ma
jesty, the Fool." Its here is Chicot
the remarkable gentleman-jester of
the French court of Henry III.
Mr. Andrew's play will be present
ed early in the winter at the new Lit
tle Theatre in Philadelphia. As is
well known there is a growing vogue
in the larger cities for small but high
class theatj-es devoted to the produc
tion of plays appealing primarily to
the best types of theatre-goers. Fam
ous playhouses of this kind are the
Theatre des Arts and the Grand iGuig
nol in Paris, the Kammerspiel in Ber
lin, the Little Theatre and the Kings
way in London, and the recently
St. Paul, July 31.—The campaign foi
the Bull Moose party in Minnesota has
More than 500 delegates at the Min
nesota convention of the National Pro
gressive party in the Auditorium
named twelve delegates to the nation
al convention to be held in Chicagc
Aug. 5 next and twelve presidential
electors pledged to Colonel Roosevelt
"first, last and all the time."
No effort was made to present a
complete third party state ticket.
Almost every county in. Minnesota
was represented by-delegates or by
Reciprocity and the bugbear of free
trade were the primary bones upon
which the moose party delegates re
fused to feed.
"Theft," "unholy alliance," "fraud,"
"trusts," "predatory Interests," "rob
bers," were a few of the epithets
hurled in the speeches that Inter
spersed the business of the conven
MINNESOTA NEW PARTY PICK
DELEGATES TO CONVENTION
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All Declare They Want to Vote for
Roosevelt, "The Rightful Nominee for
the Republican Party."
At moderate expend
iture for Furniture by giv
ing us an idea of what
you want for your various apartments and leting us aid
you with our free suggestions and advice and then show
ing you the Furniture, Carpets, Rugs and Drapery itself.
We look to you to make our store bigger and
better. Your trade, your suggestions, your good word
will make it possible to buy better for your needs. The
larger we grow the more service we can give. Your
loyalty to us comes back to you in better prices. You
KNOW our goods are right. Your good will is our best
sdvertisement, we want it. T'
He said that President Taft should
have withdrawn from the race when
he saw that the Republican voters
overwhelmingly repudiated his admin
The convention adjourned after pro
Tiding for a committee on state or
ganization, to be named later by J. P,
Jacobson. Mr. Jacobson said it would
take several days to make up the com
mittee, which will be in the nature of
a state central committee for the
erected and highly successful Little
Theatre in New Yoi^, conducted by
Winthrop Ames, former director of
the New Theatre.
The Philadelphia iLittle Theatre,
which is now building, will be an ar
tistic and luxurious playhouse, de
signed to bring the audience and the
play into more intimate relations than
those obtaining in the larger theatres.
The number of seats will be limited,
and each seat will be practically as
good as any other. The stage will be
large and equipped with all the latest
facilities for modern production. The
theatre will maintain a company of
the best professional actors, without
"stars," but capable of supplying well
balanced casts. Special attention will
be given to excellence of staging and
DOING LOTS OF GOOD.'
Prof. James' talk on the weed evil
before the Commercial club yesterday
has started the ball rolling for a
cleaner Valley City, as a great many
of the citizens have been seen sharp
ening scythes—it is rumored that a
number have been seen actually us
ing them after same were ready for
Phone society news to Society Edi
tor, phone No. 4.
porary chairman. Judge Purdy, in hia
address as temporary chairman, de
livered the "keynote speech," review,
tag at length the incidents that led up
to the Roosevelt movement, saying
Interest® Have Had Control.
"Captains of industry have dictated
the selection of our public officers and
have sought to control the actions oi
these officials, until today the will of
the few is the dominating force ol
government and not the will of the
"The progressive movement seeks
to give expression to the will of the
great body of American people and to
make this country more democratic
and less oligarchic."
He spoke of the popular election o!
senators, the initiative and reeall as
features of the progressive movement.
"These progressive ideas are de
signed to destroy the commercializa
tion of government. We deny that wo
are advocating revolutionary meas
ures. We have respect for law, but
we do not want to see the govern
ment converted into a government for
and by the few, Instead of the many.
"No party can long endure that re
fuses to recognize and give expres
sion to the will of the majority."
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New Cigar Factory
Will Prove Winner
Two weeks ago, at the Commercial
club luncheon, two brands of the lo
cal cigars were furnished with the
compliments of the manufacturer, and
the members of the club who smoked,
were delighted with the quality of'the
smoke. The cigars are. on sale In the
club rooms now, and are in great de
The advantages of a cigar factory
here are very practical. In addition
to the family of the proprietor, one
other family of six members has al
ready moved here to work for the
new concern, and as soon as business
warrants, other families will be em
ployed. Mr. iSchien already has a
large trade from Jamestown and other
places west of her, which keeps him
busy, in addition to the local trade.
The Valley City Commercial club
has been preaching 'home trade, and
here is a very practical way to carry
out its own precepts. Mr. Schien has
the goods. Call for them.
The examination for postofflce clerk
that was to be held July 27th has been
postponed until Aug. 10th. On ac
count of scarcity of applicants, appli
cations from any male applicant who
will become 18 years of age Within 30
days of the date of examination, pro
vided of course that all other require
ments are met, will be accepted for,
this examination. Applications must
be received by the District Secretary
not later than Aug. 7th. For blanks
and other information call for Vernon
T. Gale, local secretary at the Valley
Last Message of
Major Butt found
NOTE WRITTEN ON TITANIC PA
PER PICKED UP OFF RHODE
Pawtucket, R. I., Aug. 1.—A mes
sage purporting to be tbe last word
from Major Archibald Butt, aid tc
President Taft, was picked up in a
bottle off Block island and read a&
"April 16—Midocean. Help. On
a raft. Titanic sinking No wa
ter or food. MAJOR BUTT."
Thi message was written on a wire
less blank bearing the official imprint
of the Titanic.
The message, bearing the date ol
Tuesday, following the Monday morn
ing when the Titanic went down, wag
brought here by Joseph Aiken, North
Attleboro A. J. Lorin, New York, and
W. H. Jones, Paterson, N. J. They
said they found the bottle while out
sailing. At first they said they wer«
inclined to regard it as a ghastly joke
hut on second thought decided to re
Numerous witnesses testified tha.
Major Butt stood on the deck of the
great liner as she went down, it is
suggested here that in the whirling
waters that marked the ship's disap
pearance Major Butt might hav«
caught hold of a raft and have floated
away from the scene.
Word was received this morning
from Minot that the Russell-Miller
'Milling Company's elevator, at that
point, burned to the ground with 30,
000 bushels of wheat in it. The mill
was saved after a strenuous fight.
DANCE AT THE LAKE,
A number of young people from the
city were at Spiritwood ILako last ev
ening where they attended a dancing
party on the pavilion. About thirty
couples were present and from all re
ports a delightful time was enjoyed.
E. Micl&lson of Kathryn, was tran
sacting business here today.
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VALLEY CITY. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1912.
MANUFACTURER GRATIFIED AT
RESPONSE OF GENERAL LO
W. H. Schien, manager of the Val
ley City Cigar Factory, is well pleas
ed with the trade he is enjoying so far
from local smokers, who, while they
enjoy a good smoke, prefer to buy It
from a home factory if that Is possi
ble. Mr. Schein has placed his cigars
in practically every cigar store in
town, and the sale he says, is already
starting in well.
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Cock, 1st—Henry Swarts, Oriska.
-Cock, 2nd—O. A. Barton, Valley
Hens, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th-:-b. A. -Bar
ton, Valley iCity.
Breeding Pen, 1st—O. A. Barton,
Cockerel, 1st—O. A. Barton, Val
Pullet, 1st, 2nd—O. A. Barton Val
Cock, 1st—J. C. Beith, Wheatland.
Cock, 2nd, 3rd—M. C. James, Valley
Cock, 4th—E. J. Hager, Oriska.
Cock, 5th—O. A. Barton, Valley
Hen, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th—SM. C. James
(Hen, 2nd—E J. Hager, Oriska.
Cockerel, 1st, 2nd—J.. C. Beith,
'Cockerel, 3rd, 5th—M. C. James, Val
Cockerel, 4th—O. A. Barton, Valley
Pullets, 1st, 4th—C. J. Beith, Wheat
'Pullets, 2nd—O. A. Barton, Valley
bullets, 3rd, 5th—'M. C. James, Val
Pen Chicks—M. C. James Valley
Breeding Pen, 1st, 2nd—M. C. James
Breeding Pen, 3rd—J. C. Beith,
Breeding Pen, 4th—O. A. Barton,
Breeding Pen, 5th—C. W. Lam
brecht, Valley City.
Cock, 1st—O. A. Barton, Valley City.
Cock, 2nd—Vernon Grant, Cuba.
Hen, 1st, 3rd—O. A. Barton, Valley
Hen, 2nd, 4th, 5th—Vernon Grant,
Cockerel, 1st—J. C. Beith, Wheat
(Cockerel, 2nd^-Vernon Grant, Cuba.
Cockerel, 3rd—O. A. Barton, Valley
Pullet, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th—J. C. Beith
flPul'let 4th—Vernon Grant, Cuba.
Pen Chicks, 1st—J. C. Beith, Wheat
Breeding Pen, 1st—Vernon Grant,
(Breeding Pen, 2nd—O. A. Barton,
Hen, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th—O. A.
Barton, Valley City.
•Cockerel, 1st—A. A. Barton Valley,
Pullets, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th—O. A. Bar
ton, Valley City.
Pen Chicks, 1st—O. A. Barton, Val
Breeding Pen, 1st—O. A. Barton,
Cock, 1st—O. A. Barton Valley City.
Hen, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th—O. A.
Barton, Valley City.
Pen Chicks, 1st—O. A. (Barton, Val
(Breeding Pen 1st—O. A. Barton, Val
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PRIZES ARE AWARDED AT THE
FIRST SEMI-ANiNUAL POUL
'Members of the Barnes cpunty poul
try association are enthusiastic over
the outcome of the first semi-annual
poultry show held at the Barnes coun
ty fair. Following is a list of those
Cock, 1st—Geo. Hagen, Valley City.
Cock, 2nd—Henry 'Moe, Valley City.
'Hen, 1st—E. B. fcarman, Valley City.
Hen, 2nd—Menry Moe, Valley City.
Cock, 1st—Chas. McGee, Oriska,
Cock, 2nd—O. A. Barton, Valley City
Cock, 3rd—A. C. Claspel, Oriska.
Hen, 1st—Chas. McGee, Oriska.
Hen, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th—O. A. Barton
©reeding Pen, 1st—O. A. Barton,
Cockerel, 1st, 2nd—O. A. Barton,
'Cockerel, 3rd—A. C. Claspel, Oriska.
Pullet, 1st—O. A. Barton, Valley
Pullet, 2nd, 3rd, 4th—!A. C. Claspel,
Cock, 1st—O. (A. Barton, Valley City.
(To be Continued.)
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New York, Aug. 1.—That every one
who "squeals" or aids the authorities
in any way in uncovering the trail of
graft between the police department,
the political world and the underworld
will be marked for death, was the
firm belief of many interested in New
York's great scandal.
This belief was emphasized by the
open declaration that James Verrella,
proprietor of the Dante cafe, who "was
killed in a fight in his place Tuesday,
was murdered because he betrayed
"Dago Frank" Cirocisi to the police.
Cirocisi is alleged to have been one
of the actual murderers of Herman
Rosenthal. He used the Dante cafe, a
noted resort in the white light district,
as a hangout prior to the killing.
Verrella was his friend and fre
quently loaned him money and, it is
alleged, information he gave to the
police was the direct cause of the ar
rest of the slayer.
The police set the murder of the
cafe proprietor down at first as an at
tempt to rob the cash register. Later,
after they had arrested William Lo
renzo, a noted East Side gun man, and
Albert Contenio for the shooting, they
were told by frietfds of Verrella that
there was no attempt at robbery, but
that in shooting down the cafe owner
the four men who fired the shots
cursed him as a "squealer," and de
elared all who squealed in the future
would meet the same fate.
Rose, Webber and Vallon, confined
in the West Side prison are so ap
prehensive that they will be murdered
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MET.
The advisory committee of the
Barnes county republican central
committee met here last night togeth
ed with republican county nominees,
to discuss plans for the fall campaign.
Members of the committee were pres
ent from several sections of the coun
ty. Several vacant places on the ticket
were filled for the office of justice of
the peace and constable, and other
general business transacted. It was
unanimously decided to support
ALL SQUEALERS IN NEW YORK
SCANDAL HARKED TO DIE
New York Gafe Man Killed for Taming Informer
-Prisoners Fear Murder-Special Guards
Assigned to Watch Cells.
I know that this store sells the best.
It takes knowing how to be a good druggist.
Ply drug store knows how to fill your prescriptons*
and they have the right kind of medicines to fill
them with and you just ought to come in and see
their beautiful toilet articles.
I am the New Drug Store Boy. I am glad I got
a job with
T. LARSON, Proprietor
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Whitman, it was rumored,, wouldr.
be willing to protect Becker ir h«s
could get the "men higher tip," anrt.
especially the civilian who is reputed*:
to have distributed the money that did^
not go to the police, and a state sen
ator, whose name was used by Rose,.
Webber and Vallon in their confession
as the man who "took care of legisla
tion" designed to take the police force'.'
out of politics.
republican ticket, both state and coun*
ty, as nominated at the June primar
ies, and to support the national tickets
An effort was made by a few to start
a sentiment in favor of the Third?
Party movement, but met with little
response among the members of the
Miss Agnes Sherlock left yesterday
morning fior southwest North Dakota,,
where she will visit with her sister,
Fifth Avenue VaIley Qty
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that a special guaru has been assigned
to watch them in their cells, although
the district attorney professes to be
lieve their fears groundless. But h»
is taking no chances because of the
fate of Rosenthal, who also squealed.
The amount of the annual graft col
lected for permitting gambling in New
York, which was fixed first at $600,
000 and then raised to $2,400,000 a
year by Jack Rose, is laughed at to
day by those who have carefully fol
lowed the case.
If graft was accepted at all, meifc
who ought to know say the amount:
was far greater .than, this, and they:
intimate that these figures were put
forth from the district attorney's of
fice chiefly for the effect they might
have in getting certain gamblers an*
men affiliated with them to tell all
they know about the alliance between^
the underworld and the police.
The rumor was generally circulated^
that if Lieutenant Becker, under ar
rest for murder in the first degree,,
will make a complete confession of alL'
he knows about gambling in New York::
and give the names of the men whiGM
accepted the money, so that tbey mayr
be reached, he can have immunity.