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The boy Lynn began his education
in the country school in his neighbor
hood. After that he went to Grafton
high school, where he graduated at
the age of 17, something of a fecord
fbr a country boy who had his chores
to do and was able to do a man's work
in the summer time. His father had
died a year before and he and his
brothers had taken up the work of run
ning the farm.
The next fall, Lynn, mature and
manly for his age, began teaching
country school. He was at that two
years and he developed an ambition
to become a well educated man, hav
ing visions of a .profession. He
thought of being a lawyer and then
of being a doctor. Later it was to
ward that profession that his aims be
gan to shape themselves.
Saving Monty to Learn
He kept at country school teaching
again for two years, saving up money
and nursing his ambition. A brother
was to succeed to the farm. He was
during their college career.
Playing Football His College
Nonpartisan's Candidate for
Governor Visits Valley City
Hon. Lynn J. Frazier, who has been
selected as the gubernatorial condi
date by the Nonpartisan league, was a
Valley City visitor Saturday to attend
and address the convention held here
Saturday afternoon and evening. Mr.
Frazier, in company with his friend of
school days, N. C. Macdonald, called
at the Times-Record office and express
ed himself as well pleased with the
welcome extended by the people of
Valley City and Barnes county. In
order that our readers may know
something about the man who has
been honored by being chosen as a
candidate for governor at the primary
election, we append the following from
the Nonpartisan Leader:
Lynn J. Frazier was born on a
farm in Rice county, Minnesota, on
Dec. 21, 1874. His father came with
his family to North Dakota in the
spring of 1881, and settled on section
33 of township 159, range 54, in Pem
bina county, then in Dakota territory.
Thomas Frazier, Lynn Frazier's father,
built there a little sod house in which
his family lived for several years.
Lynn Frazier's present home is on the
same place. It is the old homestead,
practically the only home he has ever
He saved a little money in two
years of teaching and he hiked off to
Mayville when 19 to enter the normal
He had improved his time so well that
he was able to complete the course
there in a year, graduating with that
institution's first class in 1895.
Tyith his teachers and classmates
They were not roisterers, but they
In his Junior year he was captain of
the team, a team which the "old boys"
say was the best the state university
Frazier graduated from the univer
sity in 1901 with a brilliant scholar
ship record and practically all the
honors his classmates could give him.
He felt that he was on the threshold
•of. great career.
But the death of the brother who
had been in charge of the farm inter
fered. His mother wanted Lynn back
with her. Someone strong and cap
able must be back on the old .place to
take charge of it She couldn't think
of giving it up.
Sacrifice* Career to Stay With
So Lynn, instead, gave- up his ideas
of a profession and turned to the pro
saic work of being a farmer. He has
been at it ever since, and he has been
a good and successful farmer. Yet the
progress he has made has been against
great obstacles. He has realized more
forcibly "every year the injustice of
economio and political obstacles which
he and his brother farmers have had
to meet. Fortune in many ways has
smiled on him, but it has been a stiff
He has realized keenly how others
less favored by circumstance can
quickly be ruined. In his own neigh
borhood he with others has been feel
ing the way of a better measure of
co-operation and hoping for the day
when some opening would present it
self for more thorough reform.
Two years'after his graduation from
college Frazier was married to Miss
Lottie.. Stafford, the daughter of a
neighbor farmer. When twin girls
were born to them a year later there
was something of a celebration at the
university, where Frazier was still a
hero. Congratulations were sent to
the farm north of Hoople and it was
Mother Frazier's idea to name the
girls Eunie and Versie as tribute to
The girls are now 11 years old and
they have two brothers, Vernon, 9, and
Never in Politics Never an
Lynn Frazier never has been in poli
tics aside from the calls his neighbors
have made on him for service in his
own community. He has never sought
Republican Candidate for Register
Deeds Barnes County, Primary
predicting for him a brilliant future
in whatever profession he might adopt, office. For a number of years he has
but with his savings used up, Lynn been a member of the township board
went back to teaching school. He
was 20 years old then. He didn't be- four years past he has been its chair
come of age until the following win- man. He is chairman of the board of
to be free for the distinguished career operates rural telephone lines and four
for which his family all knew he was town telephone systems. He is a di
destined. Fame and distinction some- rector of the Crystal Farmers' Co-op
times come in ways not expected. erative Mercantile company, which op-
In the fall of 1897 young frazier,
glora township and for three or
directors of the rural consolidated
school district. He is secretary-trea
surer of the Hoople Farmers' Grain
company and a director of the Crystal
Home Improvement company, which
then nearly 23, entered the state uni- jje jg the owner of three quarter
versity at Grand Forks. He had a sections of land and rents a fourth
little money, but not much, enough to quarter owned by his niece and
take him through, he thought, with
a general store at Hoople.
what he could earn in the summer. Locally, Frazier is known as some
He liad been a classmate at May-1 what of a prohibition crank, as his
vflle normal with N. C. Macdonald, father was before him. Never having
who by a strange coincidence is also tasted liquor himself he has seen
now running for state office and also something of its use, through periods
with the endorsement of the Nonpar- when prohibition has been laxly en
tisan league. Frazier and Macdonald forced in his neighborhood and he has
had a room together, and "bached"
ever turned out. It was undefeated couldn't come that night, because I
during its season and only six points
were scored against it. He was re
elected captain for the senior year, an
unusual honor in football history, for
this position is usually passed around
to .a different player each year.
a constant agitator for more
thorough methods of enforcement.
Man In Overalls Hears Call
•were. not. altogether "digs." Frazier's league in Fargo following the conven
main diversion was football. He was tion the new candidate for governor
a husky farmer's boy and he ha^ lit* told something about the circum
tle difficulty making the university stances of his being summoned to
team.. He was of the square blocky |^rg0 to receive the nomination.
type, ideal for a center in those days »j drove into town with the girls
of driving line rushes and he became Wednesday and they sent word to me
the mo?t important cog in an excel-1 that I was wanted on the telephone,
lent football machine. When I got to the phone they told
At the final mass meeting of the
that it was League headquarters
parg0 talking and asked me to come
here right away. I told them I
had my overalls oh and no suitable
clothing with me.
"I went back to the farm and pack
ed my grip and came up here and it
was then I learned they wanted me
to run for governor and that the league
delegates in the convention had nomin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson re
turned Friday from a two and a half
months' trip. They visited Panama
Cuba and other points in the south
and report a very pleasant trip.
Mrs. Dr. Lang Vas down fram San
born Thursday and spent the day with
her husband, who is in Riverside hos
pital, suffering from blood poisoning.
Fred Carr left for his farm near Leal
Monday morning, to begin spring
Ex-policeman Carman spent Sunday
in the city with his family, coming up
from Dilworth, where he is now em
John Tracy left Monday night for
a vacation and will spend a month at
Various points. Mrfi. Tracy went to
Minneapolis Saturday night, and will
visit in Washington, D. C. while g.way.
Roy Nearing and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Nearing arrived Tuesday on
No. 108 from Webb, Sask., Can., and
will spend the remainder of the week
at the home of their eldest sister, Mrs.
Earl Collins, on Fourth avenue. They
will later continue their journey to Du
rand, Wis., where they will make their
Thos. Swartout, of Sanborn, spent
several days in the city on business
and pleasure, and returned home Mon
Miss Louise Barsness, who has been
visiting her sister in the city for a
short time, will leave Wednesday for
her home in Sanborn.
Mrs. Annie Miller, who has been
visiting at the home of Mrs. Fred Carr
since Friday, returned to her home in
Sanborn Monday morning on No. 7.
Rollin Jaberg is spending a week in
Fargo, where he went to take instruc
tion in vulcanizing. He intends to go
from there to Sanborn, where he will
assist his brother with his work.
The Child Welfare club held a good
meeting with a good attendance at the
home of Mrs. F. C. Garst Friday night.
Miss Lillian Cook gave a very helpful
talk on "Books for Children," telling
why some were good and some were
not. Mr. Garst favored the company
with several piano selections. At the
close of the evening the hostess served
Walter Covert dropped into town be
tween trains Saturday evening for a
little visit with friends.
Miss Winifred Wood, of ihe High
school faculty, spent the week end at
her home in Jamestown.
Val Potter was down from Rogers
Saturday and called at this office to
advance his subscription.
Rhinehold Schultz was among those
to recently renew their subscription
to the Weekly Times-Record.
August Doerner came in Saturday
and left the wherewithal for another
Mrs. Fred Peterson and baby daugh
ter came in from Oriska Monday morn
ing and spent the day shopping in the
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Monson were
made happy Sunday morning by the ar
rival of a seven and a half pound baby
daughter at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Aamoth left Mon
day for Detroit, Minn., where they will
visit relatives for a couple of weeks.
Mr. Aamoth meantime will also go to
Park Rapids and other Minnesota
towns on business.
C. O. Langer, the genial postmaster
of Sanborn, returned home Tuesday
morning, after a business trip to the
A ten-pound boy arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jones on Fourth
street Tuesday morning. Mother and
son doing nicely.
Mrs. C. E. Spicer enjoyed a visit
from her cousin, Mrs. E. M. Ayrea, of
Cooperstown, who came down Monday
night and returned Tuesday morning.
The Q. A. E. club met Monday night
with Mrs. Ross Hardwick with a full
attendance and a splendid time is re
ported. The hostess served refresh
ments at a late hour,
Rev. Anton Quello, pastor of the
Baptist church, has moved from
Twelfth avenue and Second street to
406 First street. Their telephone num
ber Is now 355W.
Frank Kellogg, the Jamestown pro
moter, was in the city Monday night
to attend the Westergaard-Person
wrestling match. He states that they
have secured Joe Carr, the famous
middleweight, to wrestle.Hull, James
town man, in the near future. While
here he arranged for advertising for
Fingal Herald: Albert Lee, who has
spent two years in the United States
navy trill arrive home soon from San
Wimbledon Netfs: Miss Mary Cox,
of Goodrich, Ont., arrived here a few
days ago to visit her brother, R. B.
Cox and family.
Miss Ethel Raymond, who teaches in
the Sanborn schools, came down Fri
day evening to spend the week-end
with friends in the city.
President George A. McFarland of
the Normal, left Friday evening for
Drake on business in connection with
the state board of education.
Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Hunt have moved
from the Sheyenne flats to the house
on Elizabeth street recently vacated
by W. A. Blume.
Miss Mattie Lauritson came up from
Enderlin Friday night to spend the
week end at her home in the city. She
returned to her school work Sunday
Mrs. Neustaedter and daughter,
Margaret, of kathryn, entered a local
hospital Wednesday for slight opera
THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 191*.
in Fuji Force
The Armory was almost filled Sat
urday afternoon with an enthusiastic
crowd of farmers and citizens who
were in attendance at the Nonpartisan
political league meeting. Preceded
by the Valley City Municipal band,
which enthused every one with the
spirited music rendered in front of the
Armory, the meeting was opened by
a few remarks by Hon. C. J. Lee. He
requested the audience to listen with
Mayor Platou then gave an address
of welcome. In spite of the fact that
the mayor is candidate for governor
on the democratic ticket, and that one
of the speakers was Lynn J. Frazier,
who has received' the endorsement of
the league for governor, the mayor
made a splendid address, and assured
the farmers that they were heartily
welcome, and assured them that he
honored their attempts to protect
A. E. Bowen, one of the organizers
who has been witfc the ieague since its
birth, was the next speaker. He stat
ed that the object of the organization
was not to injure any legitimate busi
ness, but to get protection for the
farmer, realizing that the prosperity
of the state and of all business in the
state depends on the prosperity of the
farmer. They wish to bring about a
system of government that will assist
them to get the benefit of their pro
ducts instead of it going to trusts in
the cities and outside the state. He
outlined the methods used in choosing
the candidates for the various offices.
Lynn J. Frazier, of Hoople, waB the
next speaker. He told of his first ac
quaintance with the league and of his
surprise at the nomination for gover
nor. He felt that the conditions exist
ing were such that the farmer was not
getting a fair deal and that his efforts
would be spent in aiding the farmers
to get the proper legislation to pro
tect their interests in the state. Mr.
Frazier is a university graduate, but is
living on a farm and is thoroughly in
terested in anything that will benefit
He is a very unassuming man who
seems to be thoroughly in earnest in
•C. J. Lee brought up the subject of
increase in taxation, asking the reason
of the rise of $1,000,000 per year, and
urging, the people to investigate the
conditions before the election and vote.
R. B. Martin, of Spokane, gave the
main address of the afternoon. He
has been working in the state for the
past year in the interests of the league.
He first commented on the fact that
it was a rare occasion for the office to
seek the man, as was the case of the
league nominating Frazier for gover
nor, while he was at home "slopping"
his hogs, unthinking of the honor
thrust upon him. He compared the
work of the league here with the fight
against the trusts in the southern
states, stating that the cotton growers
of the southern states were robbed of
millions of dollars before they realized
that it was legislation that would help
them out. That after they got .the
farmers organized they were able to
secure the proper legislation and con
ditions were bettered. His speech was
full of enthusiasm for the future of the
He predicts the future holds, not
more land for the farmer, but abetter
future for the boys and girls, because
will move May 1st across the street, and from
now until then will sell all our small Spring
Hats at a big reduction.
LOT 1—Hats worth from $5.00 to $8.00 for
LOT 2—Hats worth from $3.50 to $5.00 for
Children's Hats at 1-4 Off
LOT 1—$1.00 (or 75c LOT 2—75c for 50o LOT 3-S0c for 35e
Jessie M. Sargent
of better conditions, through the ef
forts of the league. He feels that the
home is affected by the workings of the
league. He gave many illustrations of
the struggles of like organizations, and
their ultimate success.
April 10.—The farmers are ready for
spring work, but the ground is too wet
and the weather unsettled.
Wm. Rohde was in the vicinity, of
Sanborn, Wednesday and bought a
C. E. Selander was at Leal Sunday.
J. H. Miller journeyed to Sanborn
Peter Clancy, Sr., visited at Fargo,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Potter visited at
Fred Rohde's Sunday.
J. H. Miller bought 1,000 posts and
4,000 pounds of wire and intends to
build a substantial fence around his
Fred Rohde went t« Valley City
Thursday and purchased a new grain
Emma, Hattie and Ernest Gern
tholz spent the evening at M. S. Sten
son's a short time ago.
A threshing rig moved on the James
Grady place last Friday and we expect
they will start threshing the stacked
flax as soon as fit.
Fred Grentholz and daughters, Hat
tie, Emma and Louise, were in San
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gulmon visited at
Mrs. Bagley's, in San'oorn, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Menke visited at
the Henry Menke home in Sanborn
Leo Schwehr took in the sights in
Sanborn one day last week.
Paul Kruger and son transacted bus
iness in Sanborn the last of the week.
Fred Schwehr and wtfe were shop
ping in Sanborn Saturday.
We were glad to note that Hon. S. J.
Aandahl, of Litchville, was endorsed
by the Nonpartisan league at Fargo
for railroad commissioner. We think
that all farmers should support him,
as he is a good man.
Miss Christianson, teacher of school
No. 1 in district No. 7, on her way to
school Wednesday morning had the
misfortune to break the whiffletree
her buggy when in the middle of a
pond and could not get out until help
came to her.
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Stinson visited at
the J. P. Anderson home a week ago
Mrs. Fred Rohde called on her aunt,
Mrs. R. W. Menke, Thursday.
George Dotting called at Sanborn
Mrs. Will Barnes and daughter were
shopiping in Valley City last week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dotting and
sons were in Sanborn Saturday.
Oscar and Carl Barsness were in
Orf Thornberg helped to make the
crowd bigger in Sanborn Saturday.
Jake Shafer was in Valley City Sat
George Neustral was in Valley City
Henry Menke, Jr., and Alfred Hanna
mon killed over 92 gophers Sunday.
Paul Hannamon visited his sister
Mrs. Garfield Gray, in Valley City Sat
urday, returning home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Saner, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Nash and George Neustral
visited at the George Cassett home
Mrs. Wm. Rohde and Mrs. Fred
Rohde visited with Mrs. Will Potter
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Shafer and daugh
ter, Louise, and son Henry, Mrs. Wil
liam Rohde and son, Henry and daugh
ter Marian, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Miller
Death of Pioneer From a Fal
Hastings Times: Simon L. Reiten
passed away last Monday afternoon,
at the age of 57 years. From the re
ports we are able to get, it seems that
on Saturday, evening he fell from
stairway in such a manner as to iUlo*
cate the spine somewhere in the neck.
This resulted in the paralysis ol the
body, in which condition be lingered
until about 2 o'clock Monday after
The deceased was born in Tyldaleq,
Norway, Jan. 12, 1859. In 1880, at the
age of 21, he emigrated to Wisconsin,
where he remained working at the
lumber mills around Menominee lor
two years. In 1882 he came to Nortti
Dakota, settling down at the Sand
Prairie, in Ransom county, where sev
eral of his brothers had alreadjr set
tled. He filed on a homestead, which
he later sold, and at the time of hie
death was staying with his nephew*
Simon Martinson and family, at the
Sand Prairie, where he had remained
the last three years.
He leaves the following brothers
and sisters to mourn his death: KnL
Marie Moen and Martin L. Reiten of
Tyldalen, Norway H. L. Reiten of Val
ley City L. L. Reiten and Mrs. Martte.
son of the Sand Prairie P. L. Rettea
and S. L. Reiten of Hastings and M. L.
Larson of Cranefields Gap, Texas,
Simon L. Reiten, the deceased, was the
youngest of a family of ten.
The funeral was held at 1 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, from the Simon
Martinson home, and the remains in
terred in the Nordheim cemetery. Rer,
I. L. Lasseson conducted the services.
INTERESTING CASE NOW
BEFORE SUPREME COURT
Bismarck, April 10.—An interesting
case and one which has puzzled mamr
a man learned in the law, will soo»
come before the supreme court tor
settlement. This is the first time fa
the United States when the conrte
have been called upon to construe a
matter of this kind.
The case comes from the district
court of Cavalier county and the mat'
ter involved is the rights of owner
ship to land which once was known to
underlie Rush Lake, but which on tlie
drying up of the waters of the lake,
emerged from the waters and became
splendid rich farm lands. A man vbe
had land adjoining same claimed by
several acts and practices that the
lands belonged to him under ripariaft
This matter was taken Into court
and District Judge Cooley stated that
the adjoining property owner Should
advantage by the accretions. The
other litigant stating that the
belonged to the United States,
ed the case. Over five section* uof
land are involved in the sntt. Jtter*
neys from different partB of the coat
try are watching this case with Inter*
FORMER ENDERLIN MAN DEA»
Word has been received here of the
death of E. C. Olmstead of St Paul
last week. Mr. Olmstead was for
more than .20 years passenger con
ductor on the Soo lines and is well
known throughout North Dakota. Re
lived in Enderlin until three year*
ago. He was stricken while walking
along the streets of St. Paul and diet
shortly afterwards. The widow and
two sons, Earl and Clinton, of St Patil
and son, Willie, and Mr. and Mrs. B.
W. Menke visited at the Fred Rohde
Mrs. J. H. Miller and sister, Miss
Louise Shafer, called at Sanborn Sat