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Valley City Times Record
Editor and Manager.
Subscription, $1.50 a year, in advance
Entered at the ooatoffice in Valley City,
No. Dak., as second class mail matter.
Official Paper of City and County.
Bismarck Tribune: F. O. Hell
strom, the present warden of the state
penitentiary, is the democratic candi
date of governor of North Dakota, and
just now he is touring the state in
the interests of his candidacy. He is
said to be basing his candidacy on the
record he has made while he has had
the chief penal institution
of the state. During his absence the
Institution, which was placed under
his personal charge when he was
given the appointment as warden, is
being neglected. When he overtook
•the institution 'he could not help but
know that the statute specifically
stated that the warden should not
have any other occupation. This part
of the law means that the ward°n
should remain
tantly and person-(
ally in charge, he should devote his
entire time to the institution, and if
he has in this present campaign de
cided to enter the political contest as
a candidate for governor, or for any
other office he should have resigned
the stewardship which Governor
Burke tendered him nearly six years'
ago. If, however, he continues in the
race, and while he is on the cam
paign stump, he should make some
attempt to refute the ugly rumors
that are being scattered broadcast'
over the state regarding the present
condition of the institution he is sup-1
•posed to protect in the interests of
the people of the state. He should
stamp out the report that the inmates
of the institution are at the present
time practically masters of the situa
tion at the penitentiary. He should
convince the people that it is untTue
that some of the older guards -have
resigned lately because they consider-'
ed their life and 'body in danger if
they remained there longer, because
they were not now permitted to con-!
trol the conduct of meh who have
been sentenced to confinement for
•having committed murder, daring rob-j
beries, and other heinous crimes, and
because the management of the insti
tution constantly favors the inmates
in place of supporting the guards in
the performance of their daily duties.
Warden Hellstrom should deny, if he
can, the fact that inmates maintain
an organization of their own that has
become so strong that they have eveh
gone teyond the control of the war
den and his management. He should
deny that fights and dangerous as
saults constantly OCCUT among the in
mates, and that often times inmates
are seriously injured, as was the case
lalst winter when Convict Robinson
had secretly hidden a sharp knife up
on 'his person with which he nearly
decapitated Convict Conroy. He should
also deny the fact that he assisted
Convict Woolen in securing a patent
in which he assumed a personal in
terest, and afterwards became per
sonally active in helping Woolen se
cure a pardon, when the records show
that Woolen was one of the most des
perate characters that was ever com
mitted to the institution. He should
also deny that as warden and a mem
ber of the parole board he disregard
ed the statute in permitting a parole
to be granted to a man from the west
ern part of the state who had been
convicted of rape, and who now holds
a position in a business establishment
here in Bismarck, and who enjoys the
same social freedom as do the best
moral and most law abiding citizens
of the city, when the law states that
he shall remain confined till he has
completed the sentence passed by the
court. He should also deny that when
the four convicts made their escape
jver the east wall a few months ago
that the guard formerly stationed
there had been removed by the honor
system for some time, and that the
convicts through their organization
had planned a general outbreak by
having the four men who went over
thfj wall open the gate- He should
deny that frequently When guards at
tempt to enforce strict demeanor
among the inmates that if it is dis
pleasing to them the guards have
been court martialed by a convict
court, with Murderer .Noah as the
judge and Bank Robber Conroy as the
prosecutor. He should deny that
meetings of the convicts are permit
ted weekly to occur in the palatial au
ditorium room, and that on these oc
casions no guards are allowed admit
tance, thus giving the convicts who
are members of this inside organisa
tion an excellent opportunity to plot
all banner of diabolical plans, maybe
of escape or depredations even worse.
'He should stamp out the rumors that
the institution since the alleged sys
tem. has been in vogues, as far as the
contact ofthe. inmate* la concerned,
tew become something agtaMtlUng. The
Tribune has no objections to Mr. Hell
strom becoming a candidate for gov
ernor, or for taking part as he may
see fit In the campaign, as an indivl
dual citizen, but aa -warden of the
penitentiary, and inatrusted with the
most important and most difficult of
all state institutions to manage, he
should remain faithful to the trust
placed in him by the governor, and
that his resignation should have been
in effect before he entered this cam
paign cannot be questioned. Enough
rumors have gone out over the state
reflecting discredit upon the conduct
of the institution, ard while Warden
Hellstrom has the audience of the
people in his campaign tour he should
make it his paramount effort, if he
can, to wipe out the questionable
character the institution has gained
during his incumbency.
From the head of the ticket down,
the republicans of North Dakota have
this year a list of candidates for state
office more progressive and efficient
than at any time in the past six years.
It is the strongest ticket the republi
can central committee has had the
good fortune to support in a 'long
time, and has resulted in a republican
party closer united than since 1906.
In the first district, Congressman
H. T. Helgesen is sure of re-election
on bis record for the last two years
in congress. In the second, George
M. Young is recognized as head and
shoulders above his democratic op
ponent, both in voting strength in the
district and as a progressive candi
date. He will receive hundreds of
democratic votes in November.
P. Norton, in the third, has the
hardest fight of the three congression
al! candidates, as he has not only the
opposition of the democrats but of at
least two of bis republican opponents
in the primaries. He should, how
ever, win on his record as secretary
of state, as well as the strong repub
lican sentiment in his district.
Heading the state ticket, Congress
man L. B. Hanna will have a majority
only the size of which is in question.
Opposing him are the democratic and
third party candidates, with the third
party man drawing a large share of
what otherwise would be the demo
cratic vote. 'Hatwa's strength is
growing daily, and wil undoubtedly,
result in a landslide election at the
The remainder of the state ticket
will without a doubt be elected by big
majorities- It comprises some of the
best men who have ever come up for
office in North Dakota. Such men as
Gunder Olson, Tom Hall, formerly
secretary of the state railroad com
mission, Carl Jorgenson, iW. C. Taylor
and other state officers have proven
by their records in the service it the
state that they are entitled to con
tinuance in office, and the voters of
the state will give expression to that
confidence when they go to the polls.
Woodrow Wilson's record as gov
ernor of New Jersey is being laid be
fore the American people with great
disadvantage to the democratic can
didate for president. For instance,
during the session of the legislature
of New Jersey in 1911 two bills were
passed which the people of New Jer
sey had long desired and greatly need
ed, namely a railway crossing meas
ure and a bill to promote the building
of a railway tunnel between Philadel
phia and Camden. Both bills were
vigorously opposed by the great rail
way corporations and Wilson vetoes
them both, giving many excuses there
for, but no just reasons. Both bills
were passed over the vetoes, but the
railway crossing bill has 'been killed
through 'legal technicalities and the
people will thus be deprived indefi
nitey of the relief for which they have
prayed for a generation—thanks to
Governor Wilson's friendship for the
great corporations of that long suf
fering state.
LaFollette is coming into the state
next week to campaign against the in
terests of Theodore Roosevelt. Since
he is coming under the auspices of
the Taft electors, there seems to be
little doubt as to whom he hopes to
benefit by his visit.
Eggs are to be higher than ever
I this winter, is the prediction. The
hens, like the printers, have put in a
cost system, and know what the goods
cost them.
The schoolboys are so interested in
higher education that they practice
football by arclight.
Mrs. T. L. Codding has returned
home after a two months' visit with
her daughter, Mrs- Oswald Wagle, in
Milwaukee, and also with friends at
points in Michigan. Mrs. Codding at
tended a family reunion at Athens,
Mich., and reports a most enjoyable
Phone society news to Society Edi
tor, Phone No. 4.
-Vt V,\ I
!W. La Sto*$well conducted a five
days teachers institute at Forman last
The Industrial *how closed Satur
day night in a blaze of glory for its
Monday was strictly a White Rib
bon day in Fargo, Valley City and
It is claimed that within a week
a thoroughly organized Taft boom will
be under way in the state.
Dr. Creegan has established a new
record—the shortest race for governor
ever conducted in the state.
Two Minot boys were sore because
their parents wanted them to take
music lessons—and ran away from
Threshing is reported completed in
the country about Park River, this
A crop of peanuts was raised this
year by Frank Moore" in his truck gar
den near Portal.
A Minot farm hand forged his em
ployers signature, and is now held
to the district court.
North Dakota's l*amper crop this
year is opening the eyes of former
residents of the state, who had mov
ed to the Saskatchewan country, hop
ing to better their fortunes.
(Newspapers over the state are mak
ing intersting statements of the names
of owners, stockholders, mortgagees,
After lying in the Red river for six
months, the body of Dorphus Rogers,
age 10 years, was found five miles
north of the city of Grand Forks yes
North Dakota has made the most
remarkable prorgess in banking of
any state in the Northwest in the
last ten years, according ostatistics.
Crosby, Plummer, Anamoose and
Noonan are making a hard scramble
after the county seat of Divide coun
Agricultural experts are advising
the farmers of the state to stack their
grain in future. It is claimed that
the expense is more 'than made up
for by the better quality of the grain.
E. P. Totten, democratic candidate
for secretary of state, has resigned
his place on the state ticket, and will
run for county judge of Bowman coun
Edwin Hoppus, a young man from
Devils Lake, who was sent to the
state reform school about two weeks
ago, made his escape two days after
arriving there and to date has not
ben found.
'Martin Derringer, aged 18, was
scalped when the elevator cage at
the Grand Pacific hotel descended up
on his head. Hope is entertained for
his recovery.
The discovery of a petrified Bull
Moose has been reported near Glen
dive, 'Mont- This of course does not
indicate a similar discovery at Oys
ter Bay in November.
A gang of three men succeeded in
blowing the safe of the Springbrook
bank, near Williston, and getting
away with about $1,800, mostly in
Newspapers of the state are already
referring to L. B. Hanna as the "next
governor of North Dakota," and it
sems to come natural to them.
While plowing in the field with his
father, Stanley, the eleven year old
son of Stephen Tulibcki, fell in front
of the gang plow Which he .was driv
ing. His head was nearly severed
from the body.
The Commercial bank at Fargo has
been purchased by the Merchants Na
tional, and the consolidated institu
tions will ,be run under one manage
ment in the future.
Over in Dickey county, the republi
can central committee has been com
pelled to lease the columns of the
democratic newspapers in order to
get publicity for their candidates. Us
ually iti the other way about.
The Mandan Republican claims that
P. D. Norton, republican nominee for
congress, has succeeded in more' lines
of work than any other man in the
state, with the exception of Hon. L.
B. Hanna, republican candidate for
While returning*to his farm from
town, a team driven iby S. G. Bea be
came frightened, ran away, and the
man was thrown from the wagon,
breaking his leg, Unable to follow
the team, he lay out on the prairie
over night, and was found by a passer
by in the morning.
Numerous Greeks are leaving'.the
state for their homes to take' part
in the war against Bulgaria.
The Congregational church at Car
rington raised a crop1 of 1,200 bushels
of potatoes this year to hedp pay the
services of tiheir pastor.
Six cars of wheat were demolished
and the grain scattered along the
track because of spreading rails near
E. R. Swartout, prominent banker,
of Hampden, this state, has the rec
ord for turnips so far this year. Two
of them weighted 26% pounds.
George Stenson.^a resident of Milo,
N. D., met death when a canoe in
which he was paddling capsized near
Moosejaw, Canada.
The Woodrow Wilson political club
of Fargo will hold a series of noonday
meetings with speeches attached from
now until election day.
Another township has been organiz
ed in Stutsman county named Severn.
The Fargo Trades and Labor As
sembly will give a big harvest festi
val ball on October 25.
North Dakota University will send
a strong football team to battle' with
Hamline on the Minnesota grounds
next Saturday.
The editor* of the Bowman Citizen
opiges that any man who tries to help
the farmers out there is bound to
catch hell.
Some great threshing stories are re
ported from various parts of the
state. Many of them read like—fish
Bismarck Tribune: The James
town Alert wants primary differences
forgotten and thinks the republicans
of the district should unite on George
M. Young.
William 'Hanks, a thresher, who was
arrested near Walhalla, charged with
a murder at Fresno, Calif., was re
leased because of insufficient evi
Cong. L. B. Hanna, republican can
didate for governor, received an en
thusiastic reception from the Young
Men's Republican club of Devils Lake,
when he visited there this week.
Exposure and 'liquor were respon
sible for the death of William Schmitt
of Milwaukee, found dead in a barn
near Hansboro.
At Lisbon helj^ has become so
scarce that a number of threshing
rigs have pulled into winter quarters.
Wages are $3.60 a day, and several
high school .boys have been excused
from their school duties to help with
the work.
An active campaign has been start*
ed by the faculty of the North Da
kota Agricultural college to prevent
the spread of a horse disease now
prevalent in South Dakota and Ne
braska, several cases- of which have
already been discovered-
The shortage of cars in the state
is said to be .responsible for a fight
between the Northern Pacific and Soo
railroads at Mandan- Both roads are
scouring the country for loaned cars
to make delivery of the crop to the
eastern markets.
Thomas Bush of*Burlington who at
tempted to commit suicide in Minot,
after a protracted spree, has been re
leased from jail where he was placed
to sober up.
While threshing on the Evan John
son farm, near Kindred, Edward
Aask, who for many years has run
•the separator, stepped through the
feeder cover and one leg was ampu
tated. The man will live.
Presbyterians at Fargo have plan
ned an active and systematic cam
paign of the city for donations to take
care of the churchs finances during
the coming year.
A mass meetingof Cavalier county
citizens was held in the county court
house this week, to perfect an or
ganization of the new Progressive
Thrown from the buggy when the
horse which she was driving became
frightened, Miss ILotta Leutz, daugh
ter of Hon, Ferdinand Lents, was
seriously if not fatafHy injured. A
young woman companion was alsd
badly bruised.
'Boston, Oct. 11.—(Special to
Times-Record). Today's game
between the Boston lied Sox and
the New York Giants in the
world's championship series, -was
won by Boston. Score,
The Last
Three French gentlemen were sit
ting over their .absinth at a fashion
able Parisian club near the Place de la
"I say, Du Bois," said one, "I wish
you would desist from courting la
belle America Ine. I have Intentions
there myself."
"And you, Chauveteau," said another
to the speaker, "I would be obliged If
you would also desist from your atten
tions in that quarter. La belle
Americaine belongs to me."
"I like the assurance of you gentle
men," said M. du Bois. "I see no rea
son why I should give up a conquest
already made by myself to either of
you. Chauveteau, you have no chance
whatever, and you, Farriere, I am sure
can never win."
"And I like your conceit, Du Bails,"
said Farriere. "It is 'you who are
aspiring far above you."
"Come fellows," said Chauveteau
"we are all excellent friends, and there
is no need for us to quarrel over the
lady, for the simple reason that none
of us can win her. To do the court
ing of an heiress would require at
least 30,000 francs. There are opera
and theater tickets to buy, carriages,
flowers, presents—indeed, a hundred
ways of spending money—and I doubt
if all of us combined could raise half
the amount."
"My faith!" exclaimed Du Bois.
"There's an idea for you. Suppose we
all chip in and set up one of us to do
the job, wbo shall be liberal with the
other two after securing la belle
Amerlcalne's fortune."
"Good!" cried Chauveteau. "The
very thing! You two men let me have
10,000 francs each, and I will not only
reimburse you, but give each of you
my note for 100,000 francs, payable
within sixty days' after my wedding
with la belle Americaine."
The two men thus addressed laughed
outright. Then Farriere, emptying his
glass and calling for another, said:
"To propose a practical plan, I sug
gest that we each chip in a third of
the necessary funds and decide by lot
who shall make the attempt"
"I offer' an amendment to that" said
Chauveteau, "that instead of deciding
by lot who shall do the wooing we de
cide it by a game of cards."
"What game?" asked Du Bois.
"Well, since the lady is American,
suppose we make it the American game
of 'freeze-out' poker. We will each
take 10,000 francs and play till one of
us has won the shares of the other two,
the winner to use the fund to do the
wooing, giving bis obligation to the
other two."
"That's definite and practical," said'
Du Bois. "Let us begin. We need not
put up the cash we can each take
10,000 francs in chips, the losers to re
deem them later."
"Agreed!" said the other two.
Cards and chips were called for, and
the game began. It was along one, for
each player, being desirous to act the
lover, bet cautiously. While the game
was In progress they chaffed one an
other, occasionally giving away to any
one who might be listening the object
of the game. A gentleman took a seat
at a table at the other end of the room,
and the three players looked at one an
other aa much as to say "Be careful,"
but when the gentleman gave an order
In English they assumed that be did
not speak French, and before long
mmw^hlng of their caution disappeared.
Chauveteau was the first to be frozen
out and Farriere was relieved of all
his chips by Du Bois. The man who
spoke English sat reading a newspaper
.flll th# j1"" ntl'lnf
Where the
Bluefish Is
At Home
HEY had bluefish for supper.. Jack and Evelyn ate it with relish and
then asked daddy if be knew where bluefish were caught and could
tell a story about them.
"In the ocean. There area great many of them to be found along
the Atlantic coast, where they are first seen in the spring, when the mackerel
and bluefish are plentiful.
"The bluefish is a greedy, cruel fellow and feeds on other fishes. He Is
especially fond of mackerel and weaklish, and that is why he follows them.
He chases them about, and whenever he can lay his teeth oh a young fish
down his throat it goes.
"The mackerel are very much afraid of their enemy, the bluefish, and will
spring out of the water or even dash on shore to escape being caught. It
doesn't do much good if the bluefish has set his heart on eating them, for he
will follow right after and get them in the end no matter how fast or how
far they swim.
"Though he is so cruel, yet the bluefish does some good. He is fond of
the young of the ugly squid and catches and eats them whenever he gets a
chance.. He even attacks the squid himself, and then sometimes there fs a
battle before the matter is settled. The small squids, of course, are the ones
he chooses to kill, and as they are sometimes only a foot or two in length the
fierce bluefish has no fear of them. The squid, though, is sometimes able to
get away, and be manages this in a Curious way.. Inside his body is a
ink. and he can squirt this out into the water, making it so cloudy that other
fishes near him are unable to see.
"When the water gets dark the bluefish isn't able to see the squid and lets
him go till he finds out what is the matter. Then the squid swims away,
squirting ink behind him and not caring much If the bluefish has bitten off a
leg or two. for he can grow others In their place without any trouble that Is
worth mentioning.
"But his very greediness and cruelty at last get the bluefish Into trouble.
The fishermen know his tricks, and some day as the bluefish dashes along
through the water he will see a squid or a curious looking fish hanging from
a line. Rushing for the bait, he is firmly caught by the cruel hook, and In a
few minutes the fisherman draws him into the boat When enough bluefish
have been caught the boatman makes for home, where his wife or the cook
prepares the fish for the table, or he may send tbem to market where they an
"As he is so cruel himself no one feels very sorry for the bluefish, either!"
.J t'O Jtw
.. The Fish Is Caught
a waiter, he sent his card to the win
ner. Du Bois read the name on it and
looked at his friends appalled. The two
looked much concerned. They sup
posed the sending of the card to be a
challenge, but were not certain. It
was agreed that Chauveteau should in
terview the sender and learn what it
meant. Approaching the person in
question, he bowed low and asked in
what way his friend M. du Bois could
be of service to him.
"As the gentleman who is to win the
hand of la belle Americaine," was the
reply in tolerable French, "he can be of
service to me either with the foil or
the pistol, whichever he prefers."
"Monsieur has overheard?"
"I have."
"May I ask monsieur's relationship
to the lady?"
"A suitor for her hand. The matter
seems now to be between me and your
friend the winner. I prefer to fight for
a lady rather than to gamble for her."
"I see. I will bear your message to
M. du Bois."
After a consultation- between the
three Frenchmen, who knew well that
a duel under the circumstances would
be the social ruin of every one of tbem.
Chauveteau was sent back to inquire
whether if they would-all join in an
apology the matter would be kept se
cret. The reply was favorable. The
stranger dictated an apology, which was
duly signed, and the matter was ended?
La belle Americaine married a fellow
.countryman soon after this incident,
but did not know till the day after
her marriage that her husband had
proposed to fight one wbo had won at
cards the wherewithal to win her, or,
rather, her fortune.
As for the three Frenchmen, from
all of whom she had received socle
attention, she cut them all as she hap
pened to meet 'them. Had they been
mere adventurers this would not have
distressed them. Since they were weU
known in society it troubled them very
Wall Street Jokes.
A lad of about sixteen years after
wandering up and down Broadway for
a block either side of Wall street stop
ped before a policeman standing at
the junction of those two thorough
fares and inquired where he could find
the firm of "I. C. Graves." "What's
the number?" the patrolman asked.
"One hundred and one Broadway," the
boy replied, "and I don't see any such
building around here." "No, and you
wouldn't If you looked a month," re
turned the officer. "That is the num
ber of Trinity, church and the grave
yard. and. furthermore, I guess you are
new on the job, for that is the pet joke
all Wall street bouses play on their
new 'runners.*" As the boy disap
pea red a man wbo had overheard the
conversation said to tbe officer: "When
I first began work in this district I
was sent down to a 'round building'at
the Battery' to see if I could find a
•Mr. Fish.' It seems that the customs
here haven't changed much In the last
twenty years."—New York Tribune.
Referred te an Expert-
A stylishly dressed woman In a
•mart looking brougham narrowly
averted running over a messenger boy
a few days ago. The woman stopped
her car and opened the door of the
electric to express her sympathy. But
the boy was ahead of her and In a
harangue that for emphasis would
have made Captain Kldd or any of the
old buccaneers green with envy told
her ^exactly what he thought of the In
cident The woman closed th
hurriedly and, turning to her
year-old son. who, dressed like Lord
Fauntleroy, sat demurely
said In a shocked voice:
"I never heard such lanj
"Oh, that's nothing," the
told his mother. "You
heard the cook talking to the
•bent you the other dav.,,-^.T'"
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