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4 1 III1 W I I #1 Si" '4 "B 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 Profession ter. 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 ''Diversion 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: Life History 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 known. 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. A Sacrifice* Career to Stay With His Mother 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 game. 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 college. The girls are now 11 years old and they have two brothers, Vernon, 9, and Willis, 6. Never in Politics Never an Office Seeker 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 HENRY BEAL Republican Candidate for Register Deeds Barnes County, Primary of E|ection june 28, 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 0f 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, 1916. 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 erates 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. nephew. 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" (been me (at Up 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. 4A- i'rrV^ a constant agitator for more thorough methods of enforcement. Man In Overalls Hears Call to Honor •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 ated me." 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. 'iti I'tuklw t. W'« ^••i '1".'.': Fred Carr left for his farm near Leal Monday morning, to begin spring work there. Ex-policeman Carman spent Sunday in the city with his family, coming up from Dilworth, where he is now em ployed. 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 future home. Thos. Swartout, of Sanborn, spent several days in the city on business and pleasure, and returned home Mon day morning. 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 refreshments. 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 year's subscription. Mrs. Fred Peterson and baby daugh ter came in from Oriska Monday morn ing and spent the day shopping in the city. 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 county seat. 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 that event. Fingal Herald: Albert Lee, who has spent two years in the United States navy trill arrive home soon from San Diego, California. 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. '",V\vV' 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 night. Mrs. Neustaedter and daughter, Margaret, of kathryn, entered a local hospital Wednesday for slight opera tions. 7' THE WEEKLY TIMES-RECORD, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 191*. Nonpartisan League Here 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 unbiased mind. 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 themselves. 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 the farmers. He is a very unassuming man who seems to be thoroughly in earnest in his campaign. •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 farmers' organization. He predicts the future holds, not more land for the farmer, but abetter future for the boys and girls, because Removal Sale WE 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 Flowers 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. ANDERSON TOWNSHIP 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 team horses. C. E. Selander was at Leal Sunday. J. H. Miller journeyed to Sanborn Friday. Peter Clancy, Sr., visited at Fargo, on Saturday. 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 farm. Fred Rohde went t« Valley City Thursday and purchased a new grain drill. 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 born Saturday. 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 Saturday. 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 Sunday. Mrs. Fred Rohde called on her aunt, Mrs. R. W. Menke, Thursday. George Dotting called at Sanborn Wednesday. 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 Sanborn Saturday. Orf Thornberg helped to make the crowd bigger in Sanborn Saturday. Jake Shafer was in Valley City Sat urday. George Neustral was in Valley City Saturday. 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 Sunday. Mrs. Wm. Rohde and Mrs. Fred Rohde visited with Mrs. Will Potter Monday. 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 PAGE ELEVEN $4.00 $3.00 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 noon. 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 rights. 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* est. 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 survive. and son, Willie, and Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Menke visited at the Fred Rohde home Sunday. Mrs. J. H. Miller and sister, Miss Louise Shafer, called at Sanborn Sat urday.