VOL. XXXIV. NO. SO.
Seeertaryship Not Decided.
'Mrs. H. A. IPresler of Valley City
was elected corresponding secretary.
It has been the stipulation in the club
for years that the president and the
secretary hsould live in the same
Miss Neilson has served several
terms as superintendent of schools in
BarheB county and is well fitted
for the office to which she has been
elected. She has been connected with
the federation for years and is thor
oughly familiar with the work.
•Mrs. Grant Hager of Grafton elect
ed unanimously yesterday afternoon
to succeed Mrs. N. C. Young as presi
dent declined Thursday to accept
the honor, giving ae her reasou the
fact she felt physically incapable of
assuming the burdens of the office.
Sincere regret was expressed on every
hand hut delegates realized the ne
cessity of another ballot and Miss
Nielson, who emphatically stated yes
terday that she was not a candidate,
was induced to run.
The formal ballot on all other of
fices was taken at the opening of the
session (this morning, the results as
above. With competition for the of
fice of auditor, 'Mrs. Boyden being op
posed by Mrs. Otto Zetterberg of Val
ley City and for the board of direc
tors, the defeated candidates being
Mrs, Bruegger of Williston, Mrs. Wal
ter Doheny of Rugby, Mrs. P. M. Cole
of Kenmare and Mrs. Cassel of Cas
selton, the morning session was a
lively one and interest ran high until
the ballots were counted.
Endowment Fund Near $1,500.
"Contributions for the. endowment
fund have reached nearly $1,500. Mrs.
E. B- Goss as treasurer of the state
endowment fund committee reported 1yef5" ,,
tbM 9533.45 ha. Inn received dnr-
ing the year and last evening's gift
from the endowment entertainment
Was 9186. Mrs. ®. DoCbterman,
federation treasurer, reported a total
of $645 pledged. At this morning's
session $74 in cash was applied on
(Mrs. Young made a strong plea for
the support of the endowment fund
and her .talk was followed by a gen
Mrs. Reynolds' Report.'
Committee to Report.
Whether the fight for the endow
ment fund will be continued (will be
decided at a meeting of that commit
tee this afternoon which will report
at the session tomorrow mornings
Mrs. L. B. Dochterman gave a very
concise statement of past and present
needs of the federation for an endow
ment fund and Mrs. L. P. Barber of
Wahpeton in the absence of Mrs. J.
G. For-beg read some newspaper clip
pings on, "How Other Federations
'Have Raised Endowment Funds."
.Possibilities of Fund.
Mrs. Grant (Hager was called upon
to .tell of the possibilities of the fu
ture with an endowment fund and she
assured her hearers that federation
work would go forth by leaps and
bounds with the necessary means. A appropriated the use of a room in the
headquarters from which extension city hall which is used to store these
work could be handled on a large articles, and they can be left there to
vi scale could be maintained and the be called for by the committee.
MISS NEILSON, SOPT.OF SCHOOLS !FI6HTIKG ALL
OF BARNES C0.,HI6HLY HONORED
Popilar Barnes County Young Lady is Elected
President of the federation of women's
Clubs of North Dakota.
•Miss 'Minnie J. Neilson of Valley financial problem would be sojhred. A
idty was elected president of the
North Dakota Federation
dabs thig afternoon. Miss 'Nielson's
election followed the resignation of
Mrs. Grant Hager of Orafton who was
elected to that office Wednesday after
noon by a unanimous vote of the con
vention after the informal ballot had
been taken. Mrs. E. B. Page of Grand
Forks opposed Miss Neilson on the
first ballot but withdrew and Miss
Neilson was declared elected after the
$5,000 fund would not be large but it
would enable the federation to move
on, not stand still.
Mrs. Andrew Carr of 'Minot, as the
chairman of the credentials commit
tee, reported that there are 137 ac
credited delegates attending the con
vention and voting. Scores more,
club presidents and members, are at
tending as visiting delegates.
Tribute to Mrs- Young.
.Mrs. R. M. Pollock of Fargo in be-
half of the convention paid a glowing
tribute to the retiring president, Mrs.
N. C. Young, who without funds pro
vided by the federation has carried
on every duty without murmur. Mrs.
Young has made great sacrifices of
time, la'bor and money in perform
ing the duties of her office and the
convention extended her a rising vote
Chairman Named in Spring.
The departmental chairmen will be
named at this meeting. Miss Nielson
of Valley City, the newly elected pres
ident, will appoint them at the annual
spring meeting of the 'board.
New Clubs Repotred.
Reports of the new clubs admitted
to the federation this year were re
ceived. Mrs. W. A. Gordon of Valley
City spoke for the Woman's club in
that city. Mrs. F. J. Thompson of
Fargo repotred the -Fine Arts club,
and the secretary of the Improvement
club at Bathgate and also the Sixth
and Ninth district clubs.
Business was dispensed with after
balloting and the talks on the biennial
convention at San Francisco were en
joyed ^before the civic program report
ed on another page was given. Mrs.
W. S. Lauder of the genral federation
spoke on "Things Accomplished," Mrs,
C. E. Wolfe of Wahpeton on "The
(Continued on page eight)
Miss Ida Klingbeil, who is attend
ing the Normal this year, spent Sun
day with her mother.
Mrs. E. G. Olmstead of St. Paul is
visiting relatives and friends in En
derlin this week.
The Parents League have a very in
teresting program arranged for Nov
1st. This is their first meeting this
Tbe toalM sur
Mrs. W. J. Reynolds of Westhope,
chairman of the endowment depart
ment, made her report before the
convention, showing that she had
been untiring in her efforts to bring ging a well for the new water works
in contributions. Mrs. Reynolds has system of Enderlin.
sent out much correspondence urging Rev. and Mrs. Dingle, of the M. E.
clubs to 'become active in this ne- church, autoed to Tower City last
cesslty and gave talks at several dis-j Wednesday. Mr. Dingle was called to
trict meetings. She was ably assist- officiate at the wedding of one of his
ed by Mrs. Rathjoaan of the commit
a very pleasant surprise to Mrs. C.
I H. Cornell last Friday afternoon. Mrs.
Cornell is their Past Worthy Matron.
I At the cloBe of the party she was pre
sented with a piece of cut glass.
Mrs. T. J. Strong entertained in
formally at cards Tuesday afternoon.
The affair was complimentary to Mrs.
L. K. Thompson of Bismarck.
The Commercial club banquetted
themselves and about forty other men
of Bnderlin last Monday evening. Mr.
Harper acted as toastmaster and call
ed on seevral of our prominent men
Bids have been accepted by the city
council for erecting a tower and dig-
(Mrs. C. F. Sewery,- wife of our for
mer M. E. minister, is visiting this
week at the home of Mrs. C. C. Cham
The charity work of the city, which
has been more or less neglected in re
cent months since the departure of
Mrs. N. F. Smith, has taken on new
life in the appointment of the follow
ing charity committee which will take
special care of needy families during
the coming winter in connection with
local charity oragnizations. Mrs. 'F.
W. 'Heidel, Mrs. J. J. Aldahl, Mrs. A.
T. Carlson and Mrs. Wylie 'Nielson.
Any one of these women 'should be
notified if residents have articles of
clothing, bedding, or other furnish
ings, the want of which will be more
severely felt as cold weather ap
proaches. The city council recently
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Is the Balkans.
While the Allied Armies Have Had the
Best of the Skirmishing 8o Far Real
Fighting Has Not Yet Begun.
London, Oct. 24.—Heavy fighting is
proceeding on every side of .the Bal
kan peninsula and competent quar
ters are inclined to believe that the
conflicts are much more serious than
official reports would indicate.
While the allied armies of Bulgaria
Servia, Montenegro and Greece doubt
less have had the best of the prelimi
nary skirmishes, and continue to take
small Turkish fortresses, villages and
towns, it remains to be seen whlcb
side will be most successful in th«
main theater of the war.
Both Turks and Bulgarians claim to
be advancing in the vicinity of Adrian
ople and the public is left to choose
for itself between the varied state
ments given in the official reports, ae
all independent observers, correspond
ents and military attaches are being
kept in the rear.
Everything seems to Indicate, how
ever, that the Bulgarians have do
ployed the bulk of their ma'in army
from the Mustapha Pasba-Adrianopte
line to the Djumbala-Kirk-Kilisseh
line and are attacking the Turkish
front between the last named* place
and Adrianople, while enveloping the
extreme Turkish right to the east ol
Kirk-Kilisseh. From this latter point
reports have reached here of serious
battles, the details of which, however,
The Servians, who are more free
with news about their operations, con
tinue their advance. One of their ar
mies has taken the town of Prish
tina and another is at the gates of
BATTLES RAGE ON FRONTIER mm
Bulgarians Report 8«rious Fighting In
Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct 24.—Terrific
fighting is in progress along the en-
To the north of Adrianople several
Turkish advance positions have been
captured by the Bulgarians. The
Turks fled precipitately towards Adri
anople, leaving many dead behind
READY TO SAIL FOR HOME
Pour Thousand Greeks and 8erbs As
•emble at New York.
New York, Oct 24.—Nearly 4,00t
Greeks and Serb volunteers are quar
tered In New York pity awaiting the
sailing of the ships to which they have
Professor Pupin of Columbia naive*
slty, who is at the hesd of practically
all the Serb organisations, is making
preparations to provide transportation
for 1,000 men every ten days. If the
war 1b prolonged he expects to send
at least 12,000 of his countrymen
according to ia news agency dispatch
from Nish, Servia. Both armies suf
fered heavy losses.
present nursery beyond the 'bridge to
the !N. P. line. This will be set out to
If you desire to cad the Timee-Re
cord call Number 4 and not Number
VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1912.
STORIES ARE CONFUCTINfi TCRA CRUZ IS CAPTURED
tire Bulgarian frontier, according to' and Mrs. Louis Noltimier a few days
an official dispatch. The Bulgarian last week.
forces operating against Adrianople
reached Arda, a redoubt situated to
the west of the Turkish stronghold.
After a sharp engagement the Turks
fled in disorder, leaving 100 dead.
Serbs Capture Novipasar.
London, Oct. 24.—The important
Turkish town of Novipazar, in the dis
trict of the same name, was captured some these days, because he sold his
by the Servians after severe fighting,
trees in the spring and lying as it were seen hauling hay last Sunday.
does where both railroads pass it, it
will add very much to the beauty of
Valley "City. The nursery company is
beyond an experimental -stage now
and are on a sound business footing.
Saturday two oars of stock were sent
to Canada and cars are being sent
almost every day to various points
in this and adjoining states, and with
the addition of grounds on which to
operate it is confidently predicted that
the nursery business will soon come
to be recognized a« one of the lead- this week. All that were present re
ing business institutions of this place.'! ported a very Jolly time.
I$m?r''!•*'- H%«Stv ,L C:/^f'v pages I mc
THE EVKNING TIMBS-RBCORD
OIAZ IN HANDS
uvMumcsocuiiniBgucuGia „, Commerc a Cub fliit
mander a Prisoner.
Government Forces Occupy City Re
cently Taken by Revolutionists With
Very Little Opposition—Strict Cen
sorship Over Messages.
Vera Cruz, Mex., Oct. 24.—Felix
Diaz, with the whole of his staff, has
been captured and all the rebels dis
armed. The casualties were insignifi
The government forces occupied the
with very little opposition. Gen-
oral Louis Valdez and Colonel Jiminez
Castro, with their respective columns
•f federal troops, were the first to
enter the place. They met with only
slight resistance. Colonel Jose Diaz
Ordaz of the Twenty-first infantry,
who joined Felix Diaz with his troops
when he first proclaimed a revolution,
has not yet been captured. He is a
cousin of Felix Diaz.
The battle between the rebel forces
of General Felix Diaz and the Mexi
can government forces under General
Beltran, impending for several days,
began at 6:30 in the morning.
Little Heard at Mexico City.
Mexico City, Oct 24.—"Fighting is
progressing on all sides at Vera Cruz,"
Is the contents of a brief consular
message to the United States embassy.
The Mexican capital is without news
of the events which are transpiring at
Vera Cruz other than the meager in
formation contained in press dis
patches, which sometimes manage to
struggle past the censor and which are
direct contradictions of tbe official pre
All the newspapers under govern
ment patronage had General Beltran,
the federal commander, in possession
of half the city of Vera Cruz, when an
armistice was arranged for the pur
pose of allowing General Diaz, the
leader, to surrender.
Mrs. C. E. Creighton of Spiritwood,
N. D., visited with her parents, Mr.
Tony Bruns and Cornelia Schroeder
were seen out auto riding last Sun
iRob and Aleck Ryerson are busy
hauling wheat to Valley City this
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wolskii are re
joicing over the arrival of a baby girl,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bex! and family
were callers at the Wrn. Wolski home
Mrs. Louis Noltimier and Mrs. H.
Reichow spent Sunday with Mrs. Fred
Miss Lena Henning helped Mrs. Jno.
Salzmann last week, cooking for the
Mr. and Mre. Thedl Raveling were
visitors at the John Salzmann home
John Henning was a caller at the!
George Raveling home last Sunday,
Aleck Ryerson looks rather lone-
tor cycle to Ed. Libra.
Tony Bruhs goes about with a bad
frown on his face these days, because
his best girl will leave for her home
in Minnesota in the near future.
The Northwestern Nursery company
has consummated a deal whereby the
company acquires a tract of land con
taining 274 acres, known as the Mud
gett and Wood tract, lying mostly in
the valley, and- extending from their at the Tbeil Raveling -home last Mon- pp
John Raveling was in Valley City
last Sunday getting repairs for their
Mrs- Frank McClaffin was a caller
Hank Beil and Clifford Abarhamson
Mrs. Frank McClaffin was a caller
at the Ryerson home
Miss Sophia Hansen helped Mrs. National Wilson and Marshall League,
Elmer Lsensee last week cooking for, of which William C. iMcAdoo is presi
the threshers. dent, has been sent to all big manu
facturers in Great Britain, and in the
Threshing is very near a finish in
this vicinity for 1912.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Raveling, Jr. were
callers at the H. J. Bruns home last
A farewell party was given at the
Yjebbe Bruns home last Sunday in
honor of Miss Bertha Marshall, who
will leave for her home in Minnesota
W. F. Goodwall of Sanborn was
visitor in town IMOnday.
The noon lunhceon of the Commer
cial club on Wednesday was well at
tended in anticipation of the talk
that Prof. 'Edward Mayland gave- The
speaker suggested the advisability of
holding acorn contest here some time
about the first of December, and
hought that there should also be held
a poultry and industrial show at a
somewhat later date. He informed the
dub that most of the smaller towns
in the county will hold industrial fairs
during the fall and hoped that Valley
City would arrange to have a final
contest here at which the various
prize winners in the smaller towns
should compete for prizes. It is his
idea to have the school hcildren in
the localities where these contests
are held take part and in the final
contest he would have the teachers
of the county and their pupils be in
attendance and hold a manual train
ing and industrial exhibit for the
scholars and teachers at the same
London, Oct. 22.—The Woodrow
Wilson campaign is not confined to
the United States- British manufac
turers are 'being flooded with appeals
for assistance. A letter from the
letter ig statemnt thftt a comp
INDUSTRIAL SHOW WILL BE HELD
IN VALLEY CITY AT AN EARLY DATE
Commercial Club Outlines Plan for Profit
able Show—Favored by Members.
time under the direction of Miss Nel-! that it would be a very decided suc
son, superintendent of schools. HeI cess. There was some discussion as
showed how the smaller towns were to the bets method of proceeding and
giving prizes consisting of merchan
dise mostly, and suggested that if the1
show 'is held here that the same plan
be followed and that no cash .prizes
be given at all. But that the mer
chants offer merchandise and any cash
contributed for prizes be converted in
to merchandise. Following this talk
there was an interesting discussion
led by Prof. James in which he took least neglected on account of so much
the position that it would be more1 important business.
W00DR0W WILSON, DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATE, ASKS BRITISH AID
Letter to Old Country—firms Call Attention to
the Value of Free Trade—Suggests That
English finance Democratic Campaign.
recQrd wi be kept of those woh help
mafce the great democratic victory
Btsl, Refchow Md M* UB, The Mpe«l fuDda has been sent
were shower. In V.lley City last Fn- irodcMt
to Wg houtcs ta ln
Engand, conveying of course, the im
pression that should Woodrow Wilson
win, practical free trade would come,
and 'British manufacturers would get
a new foothold in the United States.
Near Murder at Urbana
TRANSIENT BEATS UP COM
PAN ION—VICTIM MAY DIE
While an east bound freight was
passing Urbana Monday afternoon the
engineer noticed a man beside the
track who was waving a short piece
of board that was covered with blood
The circumstances were so suspicious
that he brought the train to a stop
and the train crew took in charge
the man, *nd the train was backed up
to the elevators where a man was
found who had been beaten until life
""to~be"about"gone,~ but he
was brought on to Sanborn, where Dr
Lang ^was. called to look after the
charge the man who commit
and they W€re
Pan for Profit-
feasible to hold the various shows as
suggested at one time and combine
them all in one big industrial fair
which would cover all the various,
features outlined and by which plan
he maintained that it would be much
easier for the farmers and others to
attend. Others who talked on the
various phases of the matter all agreed
that a show should be held, and that
there would be no difficulty in secur
ing room and the necessary prize* to
give tbe contestants. A motion was
made that the chairman appoint a
committee of five to investigate the
matter fully and report at the next
meeting of the club. President Sig
urdson appointed on the committee,
Edwin Mayland, Lee Combs, M- Cr
James, Otto Zetterberg and Miss Min
Very close attention was given to
the presentation of the plan of hold
ing a contest here and all present
appeared to be united in believing
as to who should take charge of the
matter, but no dissention from the
opinion that the show would be easily
financed and that it would be of
great benefit to all who attended, and
that the benefits would be felt in all
branches of agriculture almost im
mediately. There was a large num
ber .present and the lunch was not the
The circular to British manufactur
ers has at the head of it the names
of William McAd'oo, Charles R. Crane
and Stuart (S. Gibbons.
Crane is the (Chicago millionaire
who subscribed 170,000 to Wilson's
pre-convention fund. Gibbons signed
his name as secretary on the circular.
A. Stoneham, one of the big men
here, in possession of a Wilson cir
cular, in discussing the appeals to
English manufacturers, said:
"England is not interested in the
democratic party or its free trade
prorgamme. We are placing some
lids on free trade problems here.
Later on we hope to have the tariff
on the lines of the United States.
England has lost millions by free
trade. There is no money in England
to he had-for Mr. Wilson."
been gradually gaining and it looks
now as though he might recover. It
has been learned that both men halt*
been working at Buffalo this fall and
that they were not ordinary hoboes,
but working men, They were fairly
well dressed and the injured man had
on his person at the time he was
found over $60. The man under ar
rest is a large man who gives the
name of Frank Fisher. He had at the
time of his arrest about two ddllars
in money a gold watch and some other
trinkets. He claims to have lost a
pocket book containing some money.
As soon as the prisoner was in Jail
he went to sleep, in fact was in a
stupor before he reached the jail, and
there seems little doubt that he at
least was drunk. 'He claims that they
man and the constable took'both were drinking aflcohol and that
!», a. rfTt'
to' Valley City on the same train,
where the prisoner was delivered to
the sheriff and the patient to the Pla
tou hospital. The weapon with which
the assault was committed was a
piece of ordinary fencing about two
feet long and five inches wide and
from the appearance of the weapon It ma*e P°bUc
would sewn that the man had been Mrwiww"
struck many thnes with It One eye
was gouged out, the skull fractured,
nose broken, besides many other bad
a bruises. It was thought for a time
that the man would die, but he has State Federatidn of Women's Clubs.
they had been playing poker before
assault. Robbery does not seem
to have been the motive for the crime
as the money was left on the person
of the assaulted man, so it would seem
that it must have been the result of
heavy drinking. The hearing for the
arrested man has not yet been held.
that the real evidence has not been
Mrs. Charlton Andrews has return
ed from Grand (Forks where she at
tended the annual meeting of the
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