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VOL. XXXV., NO. 32. RANSOM COUNTY BOY RAISES 106.7 BUSHELS CORN TO ACRE WINS PRIZE Winners Announced in Corn Contest, Fostered by Better Farming Association—Six Hun dred Boys Compete. Fargo, N. D., Nov. 4. Director Thomas P. Cooper has announced the winners of the acre-yield corn growing contest by the boys of North Dakota under the auspices of the Better Farm ing association. Prizes aggregating $700, contributed by the First National bank of Fargo, the Rogers Lumber company 'of Minneapolis, W. C. Mc Dowell of Marion, and former Gover nor E. Y. Sarles of Hillsboro, are to be distributed to the thirty boys in the state producing the highest yield of mature corn on a measured acre Six hundred boys competed for these prises. Henry F. Grandund of Ransom county grew 106 bushels and won the sweepstake prize. Awards were based on the yield of air dry mature corn at the rate of seventy-six pounds to the bushel, the Politics at N. 0. T. A. Gets Early Start VALLEY CIY WOMAN NAMED AS PROBABLE FAVORITE FOR PRESIDENCY. Fargo, Nov. 5.—Although less than half of the educators of the state who are expected to attend the Fargo con vention had arrived last night, poli tics is already playing a part among the teachers who are here for the big meeting. Friends are already boosting several candidates for president to succeed Superintendent J. Nelson Kel ly of the Grand Forks public schools. In spite of the fact that the primary election system adopted two years ago was supposed to eliminate to a large extent the politics in the annual gath ering, a merry battle is expected to be waged for the highest honors of the convention. The fight will be all the more merry with the friends of Miss Minnie J. Nielson, of Valley City, bowsting her for the honor. According to "political" gossip in the hotel lobbies last evening, three caadidates are frequently mentioned in addition to Miss Nielson. They are President A. G. Cane of the Minot Normal school. Professor Clyde R. Travis, of the Mayville Normal, and Superintendent E. R. Edwards, of the Jamestown public schools. All four candidates have many friends who will work for them and the "primary" vote is likely to be well divided between the four, according to many of the teachers. It was sug gested last night that if the women teachers stand behind the only woman candidate while the male voters split .their ballots between the three or more candidates, the women will have an easy victory. Velva Man Dies Victim of Hunt Velva, N. D.,iOct. 31.—Ed Young, aged 35, single, was accidentally shot in the back Wednesday by George Hav len, aged 17, three miles south of here while hunting chickens, and died with in one mile of this city, while being rushed here for medical attention. Havlen is not known here very well, as he arrived but a few days ago to be Young's guest. This morning they went out into the fields to hunt. About noon they were strolling along. Young was in the lead and Havlen fol lowing. Without warning Havlen's gun was discharged, the charge strik ing Young full in the back. When Havlen |aw what had happened he im mediately gave the alarm at a neigh boring farm house. Young was plac ed in a wagon for the purpose oi bring ing him here for medical attention. He died| however, before those in charge could reach the city. Young has lived here for some time and owned a farm a short distance from Velva. He is survived by his father. Los Angeles, Nov. 4. With 575 miles of racecourse stretching before them over city streets mountain roads and desert trails twenty-five automo biles left at daybreak today on the sixth annual Los Angeles to Phoenix Ariz., speed contest. The course has only 150 miles of boulevards, while the mountain roads measure 160 and the sandy thoroughfares through the 4esert 254. ... .. equivalent of fifty-six pounds of shelled corn. For the purpose of inducing greater rivalry the state has been divided into a northern and a southern section, each one competing by itself. The highest yield of mature corn was produced by Henry Cranlund of Ransom county, who obtained a ma ture yield of 106.7 bushels of Dakota White Dent to the acre. He won the first prize for the southern section of the state, and the sweepstakes prize of $100 in gold. The second prize for the southern section was awarded to Noel Thorpe of Mayville, with a yield of 92.5 bushels of Minnesota No. 13 corn to the acre. The highest yield in the northern section was produced by Clemence Schatz of McHenry county, with a ma ture yield of 96.2 bushels of North western Dent corn to the acre. The many friends and acquaintances of Mrs. E. A. Bradley of Grace City will be interested to hear of an acci dent which befell her with others in their automobile recently. Mrs. Brad ley wjth Mr. and Mrs. Kissler and two of Mrs. Bradley's children were going from their home in Grace City to New Rockford in the Bradley automobile and just, before reaching New Rock ford had an accident whicn caused the car to overturn. The little daughter har her head cut which necessitated taking several stitches but no one else in the party was injured. In the ex citement Mrs. Bradley also lost a val uable diamond but fortunately found it when, after the little girl was cared for, a search was made in the car. Once before on a similar trip from their home to New Rockford, they had an accident but it was not as serious as this one. Cooperstown Man Awakens Just in Time J. V. Nicholl is the man who saved the day this trip. Sunday he went hunting in the Crane-Johnson car and on returning home neglected to drain the radiator. Along in the middle of the night he awakened from blissful slumber with thoughts of that shiver ing auto uppermost in his mind. He made haste to relieve the pesky thing and upon reaching the lumber office found the room filled with smoke. In vestigation showed the furnace with too much draft. As a result the water in the pipes had boiled out, the felt with which they are covered had be come ignited and the flames were slowly creeping toward the woodwork of the ceiling. Jack forgot all about hishis slow moving English ancestors when he fully grasped the dangerous situation, and quickly organzied afire brigade of which he was chief, captain and all. Hard and effective work soon had the flames under control. No damage was done to speak of but Jack is still wondering what might have happened had he not been pro videntially rescued from the arms of Morpheus at the right and proper mo ment. CIVIC LEAGUE MEETING. The Civic League meeting will be held at three o'clock next Friday aft ernoon in the Commercial club rooms and after the program refreshments will be served. All members of tne league are urgently requested to at tend this meeting also all those who are interested in the Civic League work. Richland Co. Court House Completed Wahpeton, N. D., Nov. 4.—The new Richland county courthouse is all completed, and as soon as it is prop erly cleaned and scrubbed me differ ent county officials will begin to move in. By the first of the year all the officials will be in tfte new building, Some of the officers will use the base ment of the new structure temporari ly until the furniture for the new I rooms arrives. The officials will prob iably arrange for a proper dedication I of the new structure about the time I the first formal term of district court is held in this county. Everybody in the county will he invited that the new structure may. be thoroughly in jspected. TWELVE PAGES THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD FINAL BRIEF FOR THAW. Concord, Nov. 4.—The final brief for Harry Thaw, in connection with his efforts to resist extradition from New Hampshire to New York was filed with the government. It contends the requisition is not in accordance with the rules of practice, that the law was violated in obtaining indictment and the requisition is not made in good faith. Superintendent of Light Plant Resigns COUNCIL ACCEPTS RESIGNATION AND APPOINTS NEW MAN TO PLACE. (i rora lucsdav's l)aiy.) Frank Burbank superintendent of the municipal lighting plant of Valley City presented his resignation at the regular meeting of the council held last evening. The resignation was read to the council by the city auditor, and was made to take effect as soon as*' his successor could be appointed. In asmuch as a new superintendent was in the city last evening, and was ap pointed and confirmed by the council, it is probable that Mr. Burbank's re signation will become effective immed iately. In placing his resignation before the meeting, Mr. Burbank gave no reason for his action, although it has been an ticipated for some days that his con nection with the light plant would be of comparative short duration. It was said before and after last night's meet ing that there was friction between himself and the lighting committee over the service given customers of the plant. Mr. Burbank was present at the meeting, and thanked the council for the courtesies which had been extend ed him during the two years he has been conncted with the plant. The mayor on behalf of the council recipro cated, and on the surface, at least, ev erything was lovely, when the coun cil adjourned. At the close of Mr. Burbank's and the mayor's remarks the appointment of Oscar Burtle, formerly superintend ent of the Russell Miller plant at Dick inson, was made and confirmed. The routine business of the council was adhered to outside of Mr. Bur bank's resignation. DAUGHTER BORN. An eight pound baby girl was born to Mrs. George Kelsey at the River side hospital last Sunday morning. The seed man has been wearing an ex ceptionally happy smile since that time, and the reason has just been dis covered. At the convention held at Grand Forks a year ago the total enrollment was 1260 teachers. With half that number already in the city, the at tendance this year is expected to largely exceed last years session and predictions by Secretary W. E. Par sons and. President Kelly put the en rollment for the present meeting at 1590. As no sessions of the general asso ciation are held until this afternoon, many teachers will arrive on trains this morning. Schools throughout the state closed yesterday afternoon for the remainder of the week to give the instructors an opportunity to attend the state convention. The forenoon today will be devoted to sectional meetings. There will be six distinct meetings, five at the high school and one at the First Congre gational church this morning, each de veted to discussion of specialized lines of educational work. The different meeting^ will be those of the divisions of History and Social Science, Sci ence and Mathematics, Industrial, Mu sic, English and Rural workers. Each section will meet at 9:30 o'clock in rooms assigned in the high school building, except the division of rural education, which will assemble. in the Congregational church, Eighth avenue south. VALLEY CITY. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1913. BUTTER MAKING CONTEST. The school girls of the county are much interested in the butter making contest. They are having fine exhibits at all the local fairs and it is expected that there will be about 150 jars of butter made by the girls of the county to exhibit at the corn show which will be held here November 20 to 22. Mr. E. A. Greenwood state dairy commis sioner has been judging the butter at the various contests and will also judge the exhibits at the Valley City show. The girl who makes the best butter in the whole county will be sent to the boys and girls institute at the Agricultural College in Fargo in De cember. MOTHERS CLUB MEETING. The regular meeting of the Mothers Club will be held Friday afternoon in the library at which Mrs. S. A. Zim mermann will give a paper on the "Cure of the Teeth." Motorcycle Thief Arrested Monday RODE HERE FROM BUCHANAN FOR SHIPMENT TO WISCON SIN TODAY. (From Tuesday's Daiy.) Martin Mancoskey, a young man who has been working for several weeks in the vicinity of Buchanan, was arrested in Valley City last night, charged with the theft of a motorcycle from Buchanan, this state, a small town north of Jamestown. The arrest was made while the ma chine was being packed for shipment by express to Green Bay, Wisconsin, upon telephone information from Law rence Overmiller chief of police of Tamestown, who arrived in the city this morning to take charge of the al leged thief. It appears that Mancoskey rode the machine from Buchanan to Valley City hoping that his route would not be traced. He was taken back to James town this morning, there to be held for trial. Two Fingers Were Torn Off by Discharge Langdon, N. D., Nov. 4.—John Lange had two fingers torn off and received a load of shot in his arm ana side as a result of his careless handling of a shot gun. He was employed on the farm of C. W. Toews of Moscow and was starting after a load of hay. He pushed the loaded shot gun onto the hayrack holding onto the muzzle. The hammer struck a part of the rig and the gun was discharged. EDUCATORS OF NORTH DAKOTA AT FARGO FOR STATE CONVENTION Attendance Expected to Reach 1,500—President Kelly Will Give Annual Address This Evening. Fargo, Nov. 5.—With more than 600 teachers enrolled at headquarters at midnight, the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the North Dakota Educa tion association which opens today, promises to be the largest in the his tory of the organization. The afternoon will be devoted to a session of the general association which will meet at 2 o'clock at the Masonic temple. The educators of the state will be formerly welcomed to the city by President H. F. Emery of the city commission. The response will be by Superintendent of Public Instruc tion E. J. Taylor, of Bismarck. President J. Nelson Kelly will then deliver the annual president's address, touching upon the work which has been accomplished along educational lines in North Dakota for the past year and making recommendations for methods to be pursued by the state educators for the future. The feature of the day will be the address by Congressman Simeon D. Fess, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, whose subject will be "A High Type of Al truism." This address, promised as one of the most inspiring events of the entire convention, will be followed by the appointment of committees on organization. The evening sersion today will also be held at the Masonic temple, where Congressman Fess will again speak, his second subject being "The Hu manity of Abraham Lincoln." Headquarters and an information bureau for all visiting educators is being maintained at the Commercial club under the direction of Secretary Hardy and executive committee of the association. City hotels were almost fielled to overflowing last night. The Commercial club will be in a position to direct visitors to private homes where rooms may to# secured, when accommodations can no longer be ob tained in the hotels. HUERTA TOLO BY U. S. THAT HE MUST QUIHHE PRESIDENCY Ultimatum Given Sunday to Provisional Execu tive, from Washington—Must Not Leave Friend As Successor. Mexico City, Nov. 4. President Huerta has been told that he must resign his presidency of Mexico with out loss of time and must not leave as his successor General Blanquett, his minister of war, or other members of his official family, or of his un official coterie whom he might be ex pected to control. The ultimatum from Washington was conveyed to Huerta through Pri vate Secretary Rabago by Nelson O'shaughnessy, the American charge, acting under instructions from the state- department. Rabago presented the memorandum DINNIE CASE UP. $5,000 Suit Against Cement Company is Now Being Heard. Minot, N. D., Nov. 3.—The cases of G. J. Barton vs. the Standard Oil com pany and D. W. Kelley vs. ex-Sheriff Olson of Williams county, were set tled today and the $45,000 damage suit of Contractor D. A. Dinnie against the Portland Cement company was opened in United States court be fore Judge Charles F. Amidon. The jury this morning delivered a verdict against Olson for $800. Kel ley, who iif a wealthy feed dealer at Ambrose, sued Olson for $10,000 dam ages for false arrest. In the $10,000 damage suit of E. J. Barton against the Standard Oil com pany Judge Amidon took the case from the jury and decided in favor of the Standard Oil company. The suit was brought against the oil com pany following the drowning of Bar ton's son, aged 23, in an oil tank on July 12, 1912, on the grounds of neg ligence was on the part of the young man and not the company. Next came the Dinnie case. The Minot contractor Is suing for $45,000 damages from the Portland Cement company because, he alleges, the ma terial furnished by the company for use in the Minot normal school was defective and proved a heavy loss for him. There are many witnesses in the case and it is believed that it may last for several days. The Ananias Club Banquet Nov. 15 COL. WHITEHEAD'S AGGREGA TION OF "FORTY LIARS AND OTHER LIES" WILL FEED Arrangements have been made to hold the annual Annanias banquet this year at the Hotel MeKenzie, Bis marck, on the evening of November 15. The Annaias club is a fictitious organization and it's proceedings are published every week in the State by Col. B. G. Whitehead, whose fame has spread to such an extent in writing these ananias serials that he has been repeatedly asked by an eastern syndi cate to supply similar stories written from a national standpoint. Last year was the first banquet held for this club in the state, and there were eminent speakers present from all over North Dakota. For this second banquet there are assurances that the attendance will be more national in scope, and the program of speeches already prepared, contains a large number of attractive subjects by pro minent speakers. In accordance with his ideas for big things the Colonel has called this or ganization, the Ananias club of the United States. Sounds like a trust but there will (be no trust about it for it is necessary to plunk down the three dollars and do it early or there will be no chance. This aggregation will have Bill Nye's "Forty Liars and Other Lies" beaten to death. This is to be a great event, marked by a deluge of oratory and with Col Whitehead presiding in the capacity of toastmaster, the following program will be carried out: Third District Liars, Hon. M. H. Jeflerson of Beach. September Morns, Hon. T. F. Mur tha of Dickinson. Jamming the Jams, Hon. S. H. Clark of Bismarck. Facts Always Plain, Hon. R. D. Keehn of Chicago. The Maverick, Hon. James E. Phe lan of Bowman. Alkali Water, Hon, Frederick B. Lynch. Sapphira's Sister, Col. Tracy R. PAGES 1 TO 8 ESTABLISHED 1t7». to Huerta last Sunday but up to this evenii'g Huerta has not turned any answer and so far as learned, guard ed its contents from almost all his official family and intimate counsel lors. Those who learned of the Washing ton note regard Huerta's position as one in which he will be forced to give one of two answers, a refusal point blank to comply with the demand or the elimmination of himself officially. Those most intimate with Huerta insist that the latter course will not be taken for many reasons, chiefly that such action would bi tantamount to submission to the rebels. Want Williams to Coach Gophers On Lifetime Contract Chicago, Nov. 4.—Members of the Chicago university alumni association held an indignation meeting yesterday, at the end of which they decided to take up the cry of the Duluth alumni association who voted to oust Dr. H. L. Williams, coach of the Gopher foot ball team. "The only difference was that they took up the cry in a different way, for they want the veteran director given a lifetime contract to lead Minnesota's gridiron warriors. It was the unani mous verdict of the old "grads" to adopt a set of resolutions commending the coach for his good work and these resolutions will be made public in a few days. Several prominent Minneapolis and St. Paul graduates of tne Gopher uni versity joined the local association in lauding Williams and his work. They came to Chicago immediately after tne game at Wisconsin Saturday to tell the local "grads" just what the twin cities thought of Williams, and they could not say enough good things in his favor. Relatives Refuse To Bury Suicide Williston, N. D., Oct. 31.—'Helen Christianson, aged 41, ended a life of shame in a dose of laudanum, taken in the room of a local hotel, leaving a note in which she mentioned the name of A. B. Anderson of Plentywood, Mont., who was arrested on his arriv al here to attend the funeral. Telegrams to relatives advising them of her death brought blunt-re fusals to accept any responsibility in connection with her burial and the wo* man was buries in cotter's field. In her note and in a conscious per iod just before she died, the woman urged the officials to take no action against Anderson. Anderson on being arrested immedi ately pleaded guilty to the charge laid against him and was sentenced Satur day by Judge Fisk. EXCHANGE WANTS FRUIT. The Exchange committee have made a request for fruit to be left at the ex change. If you have a extra jar of fruit, jelly or pickles, which you can spare, and will leave it at the Ex change sometime this week, it will be put where it will do good. A similar request was made last week and many who had intended, to contribute forgot to do so and for this reason the re quest is being made again so that all who wish to may help to make this collection of fruit a large one so that the greatest good may be done for those who can use it to advantage and have less than some of us. Bangs of Grand Porks. Ananias' Brothers, Hon. Porter J. McCumber of Wahpeton. Some Other Liars, Hon. John F. Sul livan of Mandan. Indian Tale, Hon. James F. Shea of Wahpeton. Truthful James, Hon. George P. Jones of LaMoure. Walton vs. Nimrod, Hon. Aubrey Lawrence of Fargo. Bucking the Pass, Hon. U. L. Bun dick of Williston. Passing the Buck, Hon. II. J. Linde, of Stanley. What Gen. Sherman Said. Hon. Da vid S. Ritchie of Valley City. You Amateurs, Col. D. C. Greenleaf of Minot.