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'VU^ TtiU^'*.ii86tourtik^ VOL. XXXIV. NO. 36. Short Course for Teachers The instruction in agriculture will be practical in every respect. The work will deal with live stock and crop rotation. A comparative study will be made of the more important breeds of live stock as the Shorthorn, Aberdeen Angus, (flolstein and the Jersey, also of the Berkshire, Yorkshire and Poland China swine. Good typical animals of the above breeds have been obtained for use in Judging so as to familiar ize the students with the characterist ics of each breed and establish a cor rect idea of the significance of type ajid conformation in animals. After the pupils* have been given the prac tice work in judging of the various breedsofcattle andawine a compet itive judgingcontest iHll be conduct ed for the "boys.' Those doing the best will receive the prizes offered under the special prizes as designated in the premium list. The instructional work in crop ro tation will have for Its object the study of different classes of crops, thier relation to one another in the rotation, the value of rotations and the types that are most highly adapt ed to our conditions. Much emphasis and time will be given to the study of corn. The teaching .will be done by men who are specialists in live stock and farm crops. They are T. E. Clarke, F. W. "White and L. D. Center of the (Bet ter Farming association. T. E. Clarke and F. W. White have had extensive experience in the teaching of live stock subject® and in the judging of live stock af county, state and inter national fairs MK -Center has for yealrs been con nected with the Agicultural college of Illinois, and is recognized as a lead ing authority on soils and farm crops, and what is more lie is a teacher of boysi Mr. Center was the originator of the annua$JFarm Boys' Encampment at the Illinois State Fair,, a feature which has become very popular as well as successful in directing the at tention of farm boys to the science of agriculture. IK CORN SHOW A REALITY BEST EVER SHOWN IN COUNTY Merchants Taklag An Active Part lo Making the ift. (From Tuesday's Daily) The 'big Corn Show and Teachers' (Boys' Short Course in Agricul ture opened this morning and promises to meet all the expectations of the most exacting booster in town. The Armory building is very prettily dec orated for the Industrial Exhibits. Ail schools in the county have been dis missed and judging from the appear anoes of the streets all the teachers in the county are in Valley City tak part in the Teachers' Styprt Course, .:'* and Show Worth While—Exhibit of Merchants Big Featnre. M)i^4h4 various buslf houses of the city hare prepared are Very tastily and attractively ar ranged, on each side of the whole length of the Armory building and do a great deal to help make the exhibits attractive. Each train this morning is bringing in exhibits as well as those that are coming from the rural districts by team. At an early hour tha morning there was a very credit able display of farm produce. The poultry is being placed in the east end of the building near the stage and al ready there are a number of exhibits. Farmers and farmer beys are to be seen on the streets from all parts of the county. •Each evening during the Show and Short Course there will be something of interest. Lectures, shows and bas ket ball will furnish plenty of chance to spend "a pleasant evening. Child ren coming alone who wish to stay over night may go directly to the In forination booth in the Armory, which will be maintained by the Commercial club and they will be directed to where they may secure accomodations at poderste tatesL Everyone In VaUsx. City will"'have their latch strings out for their friends and a real good time is promised everyone. The Commer cial club ^speaking as a pan," wants to see every farmer in the county In Valley City during the Corn Show. (Wednesday the Commercial club will serve their regular .midday lunch, buf fet style and all the men in the county who are in town on that day will be made very welcome to eat with tlfem. Rrof. 'Mayland has furnished the fol lowing which will be of interest at this time: The work in live stock will be illus trated by some of the best herds f.n the country. The following men have very kindly agreed to have part of their herds here to be used for judg ing purposes: Sam Fletcher, Matte son, Shorthorn Chilberg, Valley City, Shorthorn Johnson Stock and Farm* ing Co., Marlon, Holstein Andrew Schilling, Valley City, Aberdeen An gus C. E. Batcheler, Fiogal, Durec Jersey hogs A. A^ Booth, Valley City, Yorkshire and Poland China hogs. The program for the week, begin nings this, Tuesday/, morning,- is a&^ok lows: Morning, 9:30 O'clock 9:30—Enrollment of School Officers. 10:00—Convocation. 10: 30—Call to Order. President's Address—John H. Miller. 10:50—"The School Laws as Belated to School Equipment"—State Supt. E. J. Taylor, Bismarck, N. D. 11:35—"The School Grounds"-«. A. Barton, Field Deputy, Barnes county schools. Afternoon 1:15—Music. Election of Officers. 1:30—"The Wider Use of the School House"—Miss Nan L. Mildren, Rural School Supervisor, Philadelphia. 2:15—Agriculture and the School— Senator W. C- McDowell, Marion. 3:00—Music. ''Waste"—Geo. A. McFarland, •Valley City, President State Normal School. •rOO^The School and Home"—Mies CFarnsworth, Home 'Economics De partment, -Normal School. iii.iJuiiniaa n-ftir n'rfnrif us "fe* VI 1] (Lecture—"Agricultural Co-operation in Denmark"—Frank IL. McVey, Presi dent University of North Dakota, GrandForks. (NOTE—Everyone interested in edu cation lg invited and urged to attend whether a school officer or not. If the president or clerk of a district school, board can not come he MUST SEND ANOTHER member of the board as a substitute. The .repre sentative is entitled to the same com pensation as the president or clerk. Evening (Program Monday—8 :00 p. in.—Normal Auditor ium. 'Lecture on "Personality"—Alex. (Karr, secretary Valley City Chau tauqua association.. Music 'by students of the Normal Conservatory of Music. Tuesday—8:00 p. m. Reception for Teachers—High School buildings Moving 'Pictures for Boys—Rex Theater. Wednesday—8:00 p. m.—Normal Gym nasium. Basketball—Uxbridge vs. Dazey— Competitive Games. Uxbridge vs.'LeaU Thursday—8:00 p. m.—Normal Audi torium. Address—"Agricultural Co-operation in Denmark"—-iFrank L. McVey, Pres ident University., of ..'North Dakota, Grand Forks. VALLEY CITY PURE DEPART MENT TO GO TO NOME The Nome Fire department will have their annual party and grand ball, Dec. €, next, (Friday night, and have invited the Valley City IFire boys to be with them and help celebrate. A tflne program has been arranged, including speeches by Ex-Chief -Cras well and Captain Frank Henry of this department, to conclude with a grand .ball. Nome has an excellent volunteer fire department and the organization is composed of Nome's finest. Chief iHesch of the Valey City de partment has called a special meeting to be beld tonight to talk over the transportation, as a large number of the members expect to go. A Wis* Guy. Hewitt—Gruet is a wise guy. Jew ett—How so? Hewitt—He got married on the 29th of February, so that In the years to come he won't be bothered very often by having his wife remind him of the anniversary of something he would like to forget—New York Press.. .. 4,if^ Tried Hard To Act An amusing incident recently^ curred when a group of well kticprn rural swalne made a ludicrous to act a play. iWhat they didn't know about the stage and acting wouUNtal a small library, but that tactH lessen their -self assurance. llftth characteristic stupidity, they picked out the hardest kind of a play to ^ve, a tragedy. It was to be acted in the house of a gentleman of some impor tance, who was highly amused aft the idea of these jmsttss trying to be-play actors. One scene had to represent two gardens, with a wall between, on a moonlight night. Instead of having a representation of a wall, however, these ridiculous mummers had one of their number act the part of a wall. 'l^yri.ipo»jiirfd over *fi$& .Ktel&i and lime and marked off on his coat the rough outlines of two or thvie pieces of stone. In the play two lovers were supposed to talk to each other through a chink in this wall, and thi». chink was represented by Mr. Wall's 'holding up his Angers in the form of a circle. Through this chink the lovers finally tried to kiss each other, and the effect was vary touching. As for the moonlight, when they found out by the calender that the moon did not shine on the night the play was given, they had one of their number hold up a lantern to represent the '"Queen of the night.' The whole show was given on this scale and proved so preposterous that the audience, instead of weeping over the lamentaible tragedy of "fPyramus and Thisbe," almost laughed them selves sick. The success of the occasion was so great that it is all to be done over again at the Normal auditorium, Mon day evening, Dec. 1€, by the new Dra matic club. "Prof- Clarence Henry, who~hae -had much experience in ama tetor, ihaatviealiVfis 'tb-~%e the of the "rude mechanicals" who tstr so solemnly to give their absurd tragedy. Tickets at thirty-five and fifty cents. Reserved seats on sale at the Dakota drug* company. Work Has Started on Brick and Tile Plant FOUNDATION FOR BIG STRUCT URE WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN A FEW DAYS. Contractor Layery started work Monday morning on the main building of the Valley City Brick and Tile com pany, and has about fifteen men on the job. The ditch for the foundation is progressing rapidly and will be ready Within a couple of days. Teams are hauling the gravel for the foundation and work will start an that at once. The material is all on the ground so that the foundation can be rushed to completion. The cold weather will not bother as several tons- of straw have been hauled and will be used to cover the concrete work as fast as it is in place. In addition to the main building there are four others that will be completed as soon as possible and the office building will be built at a later date, -when the company can make their own material. SHIPOWNERS OPPOSE BILL Appear Before Senate Committee Against Pending Measure. Washington. Dec. 5.—Complete au thority over the men in their employ 'is the demand of the Lake Carriers' .association, representing the VALLEY CITV, NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1912. (M RU8TIC SWAINS DID BEST THEY COULD TOME TRAGICAL, BU^. WERE ONLY FUNNY. .):p majority of shipowners on the Great Lakes, be fore the commerce committee of the senate )n opposition to the seamen's •Mil. "We aire convinced the committee will recommend our bill," said Andrew Fursueth, president of the Seamen's union. "The committee seems abso lutely fair." The chief points thus far decided in the seamen's favor in this bill is their right ta quit their jobs while in port This puts an end to punishment for desertion. vfi Sergeant Kelly, a celebrity of tbt Irish bar, had a remarkable habit oi drawing conclusions directly at vari ance with his premises and was conse quently nicknamed "Counselor There fore." In court on one occasion be thus addressed the jury: "The case is so clear, gentlemen, that you cannot possibly misunderstand it, and I should pay your understandings a very poor compliment if I dwelt upon it for an other minute. Therefore I shall at once proceed to explain it to you as minutely as possible.". iHjly **, BIG GIFT FOR BIG SlSTEBS Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, 8r^ Prom ises $500,000 Endowment. New York, Dec.Y 5.—Announcement •f a gift of $500,000 for the endow ment of the Big Sisters to put that or ganization on a permanent baBis is expected to be made at the annual meeting. Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Sr., who founded the movement, will announce her intention of giving' the big gift to the organization, it was stated, and at the same time tell of the plans for-the home for girls to the establishment of which she had given 9150,000. The work of the organisation is similar to that of the Big Brothers. The committee inquires Into the cases of girls brought before the children's court who are not positively vicious. For these the Big Sisters provide a home and a guardian, who keeps an aye on their welfare. Merer of Infant Sentenced to LlfeTnrm COUPLE WHO MURDERED INFANT IN FARGO CAUGHT AMD AD MITTED GU4LT. Richard A. Scheutte, aged 22 years, fraa sentenced to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary at Bismarck by Judge Pollock this morning for the crime of strangling his three weeks-old baby in the Great Northern hotel on the evening of Nov. 4, laBt. (Mrs. Scheutte did not appear in the court this morning and according to the sweeping confession of her hus band made on the stand after plead ing guilty to the crime, she had no actual part in the strangling of the infant- The young fellow, who is a fair haired German lad, unaccustomed to some of the commonest terms in the English language, told a most har rofwing story of the tragedy. 'He said he had known his wife for a number of* years and had, been attentive to her for many months prior to their mar riage last summer. An intimacy de *ve)opei£ between the two young peo ple^ before their marriage. Thpy came to North Dakota from their home in Owen, Wis., last sum mer in search of work and were mar ried on July 31. Their child was born at Pillsbury on Oct. 14, last. About three weeks later Scheutte re ceived an offer to return to Wisconsin, Neither wanted to return home on account of the child, and face the dis grace among their friends and rela tives. Scheutte said when they arrived in IFargo his wife wanted to rest so they took a room at the Great Northern hotel between trains. There in the hotel, the fellow said the idea of try ing to get rid of the child by violence came to him. While in IPillsbury he said :he had made a number of un successful efforts to give the little one away and that once a kindly dis posed woman was on the point of tak ing it, but later changed her mind. His wife left the -room while he strangled the baby. First he tried to smother it by holding his hands tight ly across its mouth and nostrils. When that method failed he tied his handkerchief around the infant's throat, drawing it tighter and tighter until it was quite dead. The young wife then returned to the room and said she did not want to gaze upon the little body, so it was thrust behind the dresser. Scheutte said she wept consider ably. Then they ate their lunch and donned their wraps, as it was time to take the train. The court appointed Aubrey Law rence as counsel for the young man. At the conclusion of the hearing, Mr. Lawrence pleaded for the mercy of the court. Perhaps there has been no more touching and logical appeal for leniency than the effort of the dis tinguished 'Fargo lawyer in the dis trict court this morning in his en deavor to save the young man from a death penalty. The case of Mrs. Scheutte will prob ably be brought up in the next day or two. A. W. Cupler has been appoint ed as her counsel- The marriage of -the black prize fighter and ,a Minneapolis White girl should furnish a suggestion to the state legislature of the state of Illinois as well as to every state in the un,ion that marriages between the black and white races' should be made a felony. One of the most awful fates that can befall any white woman is to becphte the wife of a negro and a law prohib iting such a thing will be welcomed by the white race, as well as the bet ter element of the black race. 4 pw§' I ,'Jt. ,4*Y fVt'" .r Two Wimbledon Fire Victims Die MRS. OWENS AND LITTLE CLIF FORD MoBAfN DIE FROM BURNS. Special to the Times-Record. Wimbledon, N. ID., Dec. 4.—Two of the victims of yesterday's terrible fire succumbed to their injuries. Mrs. Owens was a woman of about 65 years. Her burns were of such a nature that there was no hope of her recovery from the first, but she regained con sciousness so that she spoke to het five sons and daughters, who were at her bedside. She died at 11 p. m. 'Little Clifford McBoin was not at first thought to be fatally burned, but it de veloped later that he had inhaled the flames, as he was a mass of flames when he came out of the building, and ran into the street. He suffered ter ribly and passed away at 1 o'clock p. m. -Wimbledon is appalled at the ter rible tragedy, but are thankful that the terrible suffering of the victims of the fire was not prolonged. The sym pathy of the community is with the 'be reaved relatives who are so suddenly bereft of those dear ones. The cause of the fire will never be known, but the boy who was burn'ed said that Mrs. Owens was carrying a can of oil and dropped it on the floor and immediately there was an awful fire. The supposition is that the can contained gasoline, and that when it was spilled on the floor it ignited from the stove and caused the explosion that caused the loss of the two lives The house was not burned and the contents of the. building was not bad ly damaged. Congress Now Ready To Work L. B. HANNA AND OTHER GOV ERNOR-ELECTS WERE CHEER ED BY REPRESENTATIVES. Washington, Dec. 2.—The senate and house settled down to work to day for the high pressure session that is to end the Sixty-second congress- Speaker Clark succeeded in break ing two valuable gavels before the brought the enthusiastic house through seventy minutes of business. Sessions in both houses served to complete the preliminary work of the organization and left congress ready for legislative business tomorrow. The senate was in session only twenty-two minutes out of respect to dead members. The president's mes sage will come to both houses tomor row. Boisterous enthusiasm greeted the return to the house of Clark, former Speaker Canon and other members whose names have long been associa ted with important affairs of the house. Four governors-elect who will go from the house to their respective state capitals were also vigorously cheered. They were Representatives Sulzer of New York, Cox of Ohio, Rob inson of Arkansas, and Hanna of North Dakota. (From Wednesday's Daily) The regular Commercial club tri monthly lunch today brought out the usual large attendance and the mem bers and visitors were treated to a short talk by iProf. Coom'bs, who has been here in the county for some time on the soil survey. The talk was along the same lines as was covered in the article which appeared in the Times Record last week, only perhaps going more into details and into the benefit that the maps will be to the county. It was suggested in the talk that on the Sand Prairie which lies in the southeast corner of the county there is a very good chance to work out an irrigating project. Soil conditions are favorable and the water is easy of ac cess. Several visitors were present, but not as many as was expected. Congressman Young introduced the subject of winter sports, or a winter carnival here, and the matter was dis cussed by Prof. Biggs and D. fW. Clark The matter seemed to meet with popu lar approval and the motion! was made and carried that a committee be ap pointed to ascertain if a club could be organised to encourage curling and skating. Nine were named on the committee and these were: Congress man Young, Rev. L. G. Moultrie, Dr. McDonald, James GTady, A. P. Peake, W. W. Smith, L. P. Hyde and Prof Biggs. They will report at a Tegular meeting. ... 4^** •WWiflMIIWBi*MMBroiB6Uei.!'«'j- ',-i •. r- WUMM (. PAGES 1 TO .- -.« SPSt ti¥' ^v, ESTABLISHED Ufe The Corn Shew And Short Conrse GOOD ATTENDANCE AND KEEN INTEREST SHOWN IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. —. M*' S The exhibits for the corn show^aad industrial exhibit were all in place and nicely arranged Wednesday morn ing and present a neat and attractive appearance. There is something over a thousand entries and over two hun derd and fifty, exhibitors. The pro gram so far has been carried out prac tically as published. The lecture on Personality by Alex. Karr has been the subject of very favorable com ment. The talk by State Super&tMfe^ dent E. J. Taylor Tuesday morning covered a subject that is of vital in terest to educators of the state and was a profitable talk for those who were permitted to hear it. The prom inent agricultural experts who are here are all taking an active part in making the work effective along agricultural lines. Interest in the work is keen on the part of the teach ers and students and the meeting is bound -to be a success along the line of work for which it was primarily in tended. There are seevral who are evidently intending to carry off the prizes for the largest load hauled to town as well as the one offered for the load of a ton or more hauled from the longest distance. Loads have come in from a considerable distance (it wouldn't be fair to say how far) and there is plenty of time still left in which for more to come. The interior of the building in which the exhibit is held is so ar ranged that both sides is given over to displays of merchandise by the local dealers. This is all in separate booths which is partitioned off with white cloth and tastily decorated. The corn, small grain, vegetable and fruit exhibit is displayed in the cen ter of the building on tables arranged for that purpose, aoA Uift eooUng dis play including pastry, bread and all fancy cooking is in cases on the same table in the rear end of the building. This cooking exhibit is in competition for the prizes offered for the best cooking by the women of. the rural districts. There is also two booths on the south side given over to the display of women's fancy needlwork. The State Normal school also -has a booth on the south side in which is shown a display of work in domestic science and manual training. The poultry display is in the east end of the building, there are several dis plays of fancy stock that is said to be as good as is to be found anywhere in the country. On the north side of the 'building in the first space Ptr. David son is exhibiting and demonstrating the wild oats separator. In the first booth is the display of the Arneson Hardware company, with a display of goods from their store- The Dakota Drug company is in the next place with a nice display. The next is a showing of, cream separators and the last place on the end is taken by the iNorthwest Nursery company. The grasses and seeds are shown in the extreme rear of the building. The display of fruits canned and preserved —as well as dairy butter, is shown on the south side and the display is well worth looking over. As a whole the display in the various departments is good and the corn show and teachers' short course, and agricultural short course for boys, is drawing a large number of people to town and from every standpoint is a success. On Wednesday almost all of the time the building was crowded and with good weather there will be a large attend-, ance the balance of the week. ODDITIES IN THE NEWS A. French couple, recently expelled! from Geneva, Switzerland, who rev turned to attend the funeral of their only child, were arrested beside thellil grave. The police allowed them toi'*^ remain only until the ceremony wmS concluded. Wl 4- I C. M. Barber, millionaire match, king and model farmer of Barberton, O., has raised the price of milk deliv ered from his farm from Scents to 10 cents. It costs $1,000 daily to run the 4^^- -5 .• •v. "Class snobbishness Is the cone af',-' church," said Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin, vice president of thechurchefe tension committee of the Fifth avenue Presbyterian church g& New York.