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Inspiration, Entertainment and
Large Crowds Greeted Talented,
to Aug 2, was a success in every res
pect When the last number was giv
i en on Monday evening this week, the
I people of this community had enjoy
1 d five days of instruction and enter
g*j_ *azy.
that will prove an inspira-
jr tiuon in years to come. Too high
jL^Q praise cannot be given the talented
speakers and entertainers who ap
peared on the platform each day.
The attendance also was good, the big
tent being quite well filled at most of
le programs, especially in the even
ings. A still larger attendance could
have been looked for, if the busy sea
son with the farmers had. not ^eeun
The opening program was given
last Thursday afternoon by the Law
son Trio, a company of young ladies
-ho proved themselves most pleasing
entertainers along musical and liter
ary lines.
An extra number, not on the pro
gram, was furnished the first after
poon by the Chautauqua management, 1 i
nd consisted of an address by Dr.
Kelley on the subject: "The Gospel of
Work". It was an eloquent effort,
chuck full of wholesome advice to
oung people, who wish to achive suc
cess in life. Work is the law of life,
Xhe speaker said. It is part of God's
great plan of creation. Idleness is a
curse We are all more or less in
clined to laziness, and the tendency
must be overcome by the power of
^svi!l- There are three types of lazi-
,-pess- first, the mentally lazy and
Jj /physically active second, the physi
callv lazy and mentallv active, and
*"third, the both physically and mentally
rthe cii and s^eM effonrtieeds -to.
"^e put forth. We should cultivate
cleanliness in mind and body. The
clean man is the strong man.
On Thursday evening the Lawson
Trio gave a popular entertainment
and Miss Hazel Kepford delighted all
her interpretative reading entitled
"Polly of the Circus" that proved her
to be a real genius in child impersona
On Friday afternoon the J. Walter
Wilson Company entertained with
muic and stories followed by George
Gibbons,' Yarrow, who gave a very
instructive and helpful lecture on
"The Culture of Personality." The
lecture abounded in deep philosophic
thought, yet presented in such simple
lansruasre that everybody could under
stand it. It is the duty of every one
to cultivate a strong personality. A
vivid imagination, power of concen
tration, sound thinking, a strong will
and confidence in one's self, are fac
tors that make for a strong person
ality. We should shun being "imy's",
that is imitators, but strive for origi
On Friday evening J. Walter Wil
son pleased a large audience by his
inimitable make-up stunts, character
impersonations and vocal and instru
mental solos- The illustrated lecture
on Mexico by Chas. A. Payne also was
an interesting and instructive feature
for this evening. Much light was
thrown on present conditions in Mexi
co by the speaker.
*Tb.e Mendelssohn Sextette, a com
pany of gifted young ladies furnished
a varied and high class musical and
literary program on Saturday after
noon and in the evening they gave a
roncert of choice selections that pleas
ed everybody in the audience.
The address by Congressman Irvine
L. Lenroot, of Wisconsin, was the
big feature for Saturday evening. His
subject, "Congress and the People,"
was presented in an able, earnest and
entertaining manner. He pointed out
that the political ideals of the Ameri
can people had advanced during the
past quarter of a century and that
graft and corruption formerly tolerat
ed in public men,- is now largely a
thing of the past. In eloquent words
he portrayed the gre^t struggle that
"has been waged in congress to elimi
nate bossism and corporate control in
legislation and allow the people to
rule. In years gone by, the control of
legislation in the republican party
was vested in the speaker of the
house, and then we had Cannonism,
against which the people revolted and
finally banished. The same power to
control legislation is now vested in
the committee on rules in the demo
cratic party. These instrumentalities
to control legislation, while they may
serve the purpose of furthering good
legislation, often serve to stiflle meri
torious legislation and prevent a free
and fair discussion of legislative
measures by the members of the
house. The good of the pari^is often
placed ahead of the goocf %e coun
try. The true legislator will always
i give his country first consideration
Days of Education, Instruction,' When a legislator has been found who
rjr, i splendid address to the business
There are more mentally lazy i. _-
'T, /fnt which he discussed vital questions
than physically lazy people It is
does his full duty to the people whose
servant he is, the people should in
turn give him their united backing
and support. That is one of the duties
Speakers and Entertainers at should alsoo
Every Program. i that they may be able to vote intelli
'gently. Mr. Lenroot called attention
The Redpath-Vawter Chautauqua to the growing influence of woman in
held our city for five days,July 29 governmental affair, and that the
wstudoy Cong
nertai 1
shaping of the future of the republic
is largely in her hands. He closed
with a beautiful tribute to the flag
and all that it represents. Mr. Len
root amply demonstrated his power
as a clear and forceful public speaker
and as a statesman his public record
is in perfect harmony with the high
ideals he expressed.
On Sunday afternoon Dr. Alva
Sunday afternoon also gave a delight
ful entertainment in the evening
when a number of selections were
given dipicting life in Ireland.
On Monday, the last day, the
Bouchier Grand Opera Company fur-
caring for at the elevator, whereby a
formerly ugly place has been convert
ed into a beauty spot, seen by all
travellers arriving at the Great Nor
thern depot. It behooves all citizens
to boost his town and make it the
best town to live in. A good town en-
Reitzel gave his very interesting and
inspiring lecture entitled "The Mea- i to do with the improvement of farm-
sure of the Man". It was replete ing conditions here. The idea that
with noble sentiments, beautifully ex- Northern Minnesota is not a good
pressed, and- could not help being a farming district is rapidly being dis-
incentive-to right thinking {sipated."
hances the value of all farm lands
The 1915 Chautauqua was brought
to an auspicious close Monday evening
by the presentation of scenes from
grand opera, including climax scenes
from "The Bohemian Girl", by the
Bouchier Grand Opera Company.
Prof. C. D. McGoon^of Cedar Rap
ids, Io., has been in charge of the
Chautauqua here as superintendent
and he deserves the thanks of our
people for his efficient work.
Children's Work.
Last but not least, the work of the
play supervisor,Miss Violet Stoakes is
deserving of mention. She met with
the children each morning at 9 a. m.
and succeeded in interesting them in
the various games and "stunts". On
the last day, an interesting collection
of articles made thehlidceqh -o
of articles made by the children was
on exhibition. The following boys
were awarded prizes: Allan Powell,
Robert Mathwig. Roy Severin, Curtis
Frank. Girls winning prizes were:
Clara Halvorson. Laura Nelson, Es
ther Olson.
The leans of this city have an idea,
that they can trim up the Argyle
bunch of ball tossers. Their manager
in an interview with the Sheaf man,
says that he looks for easier picking
in playing Argyle than he would get
by meeting the fats of this city.
Former Secretary of State Advises
People to Buy Northern Minnesota
"Buy Northern Minnesota land" is
the advice of Albert Berg, formerly
secretary of state of Minnesota, and
member of the state drainage com
"The land in this part of the state
offers greater opportunities than
land in the southern part of the
state," said he. "Raise corn for en
silage and put it into beef it will
give the farmer a greater return on
his investment.
""Land in this part of the state
cannot fail to grow in value. Good
roads are going to have a great deal
iea living. The central thought I Speaking of crop conditions, Mr.
that manhood consists in the Berg stated that Minnesota would
development of moral and intellectual
power. "The mind is the measure of
the man". Idleness, indifference and
inattention to the great moral, social
and industrial questions of the day
are a menace to the republic Effi
is the shibboleth of success
One who would hold the higher posi
tions in life must be able to do the
work. We should learn to think hard,
love good books, have enthusiasm and
be men and women with a vision.
The Avon Sketch Club which fur
nished a musical and literary recital ditching in the northern part of the
nished a high grade musical recital f*nang the big crap season of 1895
and Dr. Chas. H. Plattenburg gape afe precisely similar to weather
produce the greatest crop since 1895
"I have been over a large part of
the state," continued Mr. Berg, "and
have found conditions excellent.
Many persons believe that we have
had too much rain. I do not. Con
ditions were almost like those of
the present year 1895the year that
wheat was piled along the sidings at
Warren, Argyle and other towns of
the state, because the railroads could
not handle it. I remember it well,
as I was making an inspection of
"If we do not get scorching weath
er during the maturing crop period,
I prophecv that the crop will be a
bumper one. I feel absolutely con-
j-conditions of the present season.
i to eonunonfty tata-JkH.1- mtC Dill DDICCICTC l*
appearance ana lie deservedly" praised' a
the work of G. B. Nord for the lovely About half of the people of War-
flower garden he has planted and is ren went to Thief River FS|lls this--
within its territory. Every business Warren team won by a score of 7 to
man owes a debt to the town and
communitv in which he does business.
He should give as well as take Co
operation between farmers and town's
people is necessary for the best in
terests of all. New settlers should be
welcomed and encouraged. A big slap
was administered to the mail order
houses, who are responsible for the
decadence or death of a large num
ber of towns. There seems to be a
sort of fascination in trading with a
stranger, altho it generally is poor
economy in the end to do so. What
interest does the mail order house
take in vour school, your church, your
social affairs, your farm, your town?
All they want is your money. Be loy
al to your county, be loyal to War
ren, have faith in your fellow men,
cultivate civic pride, leartt to co-oper
ate, welcome the new settler, and
Warren will be a city of 5000 people
within a few years.
morning to see the Pennington county
fair and the ball games scheduled for
this afternoon. A telephone message
says the result of the first game
which was between Warreit-and Ar
gyle was 7 to 0 in Warren^^lavor.
The second game was between War
ren and Thief River Falls and the
4 Whoop'er up for Warren's victor
ious nine.
Warren 5 Argyle 0-
Warren made it three stiaight
from the Argyle sphere tossers,
Thursday evening, when they handed
them a second shut out, the scora be
ing 5 to 0.
Even though the Warren teari had
the best of the affair, the contest
proved to be one of the most inter
esting ever played between the two
nines this season.
Halbert, the Argyle mound aitxst
pitched the best game, that he has
thrown against the locals. His spit
ter was working in great shape and
his use of them for the heavy hirers
saved several hits for the Argyle
bunch. Walker backed him up in
regular big league style, guarding
the sacks in such a manner, that pre
vented the usual base stealing pull
ed off by the local "Ty Cobbs." Th=y
had nothing on the Warren battery,
however, as Wingfield caught his
customary excellent game and Rus
sell, who was in the box, had the best
of the pitching argument, securing
12 strikeouts to "Chestys" five.
The game opened up with real
classy playing on the part of both
the contestants and neither side
In the second, not an Argyle man
reached first. Warren took a jump
in batting and touched Halbert for
four runs
Whiting reached first on an error
on the second base man, but was
forced out at second by Wingfield
who hit to first. Russell hit and
hrot in "Wing." Tillotson stepped
up and slapped the ball for a three
base hit the first strike. Johnson
took first on the short stops error
and Jackson slugged the ball over the
fence, by which he circled the bas:*
and brought in Tillotson and Johnson.
Ripperton struck out.
After this Argyle tightened up
and not until the eighth did Warren
make another score. Fait hit safely
to the right field, Catlin sacrificed
a-1 Whiting made a two base hit,
bringing in "Rufus." Wingfield and
Russell were put out by infield hits.
In the ninth Russell gave a pitch
ing exhibition that was worth while,
(Continued on page eight)
fident of this, for, as I say, conditions This was amended so that all res
idents are reauired to have a license
The harvest of barley and oats was
begun last week, and the wheat har
vest will be on before this week ends
Several farmers around here will be
gin cutting wheat tomorrow. The
weather has been very favorable for
maturing the grain, thus insuring an
excellent quality, and the yield is
bound to be good. Soon the threshing
machines will tell the tale and we feel
confident that it will be no disappoint
ment to the farmers.
The recent session of the state leg
islature was productive of more im
portant and constructive game and
fish legislation than any session for
many years and fewer injuries or in
judicious laws were passed than us-
uaL This was owing largely to the
fact that the game and fish commit
tees of both houses and senate were
well manned and gave careful and
conscientious consideration to the
questions before them, and that the
bodies?as a whole were willing to take
the advice of the committees which
had made the study of the questions
Briefly considered the several laws
affecting the conservation of game
and fish were as follows:
General Hunting License
Heretofore the hunting license law
has required all residents of the state
hunting big game to hold a license,
but has permitted persons hunting
small game in the county in which
thev reside to do so without a license-
for small game except
hunting on the land on
of persons
which thev
residei This priviWe is also 'extend-1
1-toimembers.pf theJLrJ^gm_ed
^ammes. This act is considered
the most invoortant law affecting
nrenervation of srame passed at the
session as it will greatly increase the
revenues of the state and ero a long
wav toward miking1
with the most enliarht^ied game con
servation thought of the time and i sheddin" it" soft
their species.
Bag Limits Reduced
Thp limits of bag for game birds
in Minnesota has long been a re
proach to the state and this was
remedied to a large extent by the
passage of a law limiting the daily
bag of game birds to ten and the
number allowed in possession to thir
ty. This applies to all game birds
except wild ducks, of which fifteen
mav be taken in a dav and forty-five
be had in possession. This act also
closes shooting entirely on wood
duck, woodcock, turtle doves and up
land and golden plover until Sep
tember 7, 1918.
Why You Should Trade With
Firms That Advertise.
Because the firm that bids for
your business feels that it has
the quality to keep you a custom
er, once you give it a chance.
Because the firm that advertises
is the live firm. You know this,
yourself. Who are the largest ad
vertisers in the city? Are they
not the best firms?
Wattam-Williams Wedding
About as pretty a wedding as ever
took place in Bismarck was witnessed
Wednesday evening at St. George's
Episcopal church when Miss Odessa
Remington Williams became the bride
of Charles Clinton Wattam. The
church was artistic in a decoration of
pink and green, consisting of gladiol
us, sweet peas, ferns and smilax, the
altar being especially dainty with the
soft lighted tapers.
Miss Flora Harmon presided at the
organ, playing appropriate bridal sel
ections, while the ushers, William
Wattam, the groom's brother, Philip
Webb. Jr., and Dr. A. M. Brandt, es
corted the guests. Just before the
six o'clock gong sounded, the time set
for the vows to be spoken, Mis Mar
ian Newton of Mandan sang "The
Song of Thanksgiving" in her most
pleasing manner, which not only
gave pleasure to the guests but lent
dignity to the already splendid occa
The bride was handsomely attired
in a rich gown of white satin, en
train, with a gracefully draped veil
the full length of the gown, the veil
being caught with pearls and lilies of
the valley. She carried a huge show
er bouquet of lilies of the valley, in
which was entwined sprays of pink
throughout (the brides favorite
While the soft strains of Lohen
grin's wedding march were being
nlayed, the bridesmaids, Miss Dorothv
Hettinger, of Freeport, 111.. Elizabeth
Remington and Tessie Webb, preced
ed the bride to the altar
the department
of game and f5=h splf-snpporting.
Game Refuge Act
Under the previous, and present,
law. all state narks and state forest
reserve lands are game refuges, and
the Gome and Fish Commission mav
set aside other lands for the same
Tiurno'p. No procedure or orderly
method was provided, however, for
the creation of refuges bv the com
mission, and an act passed at the
repent *essio cures this defect.
Game refuels av now be crated i"o
two ways by the Commission and
'-Infinite procedure is nrovided for, in
cluding petition costing notices and
rniblic hearing. This law is in line
vill undoubtedlv result in the estab- strained glass windows, lent added
lishment of a number of refuges and
breeding grounds where game ani
mals and birds will be unmolested bv
hunters at all times and be free to
Regulates Duck Shootine
The well-known fact, recognized bv
all experienced duck shooters, that
the secret of good duck shooting dur
ing the whole .season of migration is
in not molesting the ducks on their
feeding grounds. An act was passed
which takes this fact into consider
ation and makes it unlawful to pur
sue or shoot wild ducks on the open
water of any lake and limits the
building of blinds to the natural
growth of vegetation. This act also
makes it unlawful to hunt or shoot
ducks from a motorboat or any boat
propelled in any other way than with
oars, paddle or pole held in the
Limit on Retention of Game
lame can be retained after the
close of the shooting season by any
person lawfully in possession of the
same'by securing retaining tags to be
attached to the game untill consumed.
.K Continued on page eight)
The city council and electric light
commission let the contract last night
for the addition to the municipal elec
tric light and power plant. There
were eight or ten bidders. G. Rob
ertson, of St. Paul, who built the first
plant being the lowest and was
awarded the contract at $12,405.
There was a proposition from Grand
Forks parties to transmit current
from that city, but it was thought
most advantageous that Warren con
tinue to own its own electric plant A
change will be made to alternating
current, as it will insure economy in
operation. The new improvements are
to be completed in ninety days.
Williams, wa^ maM^of jlw P^ incentive to
-xt. T-VO T-
chiffon OVP nmk. with chiffon hot x 7
essarv to sram such nostaTl
and carried a bouquet of sweet peas.'
The bridesmaid" wore
il and large picture hats and on
their arms rested baskets filled with
sweet neas and Shasta daisies. Mrs
R. S. Towne, also a sister of the
bride, acted as matron of honor, and
was beautifully gowned in white
crepe de chine.
The bride was led to the altar by
har father. Gen. E A. Williams,
where "he was met by the groom and
his best man, Ben Tillotson. who
were attired in the conventional black,
The beautiful Episconal ring service i
was used. Bishop J. Povntz-Tyler, of
Farffo, speakiner the impressive words
which ioined the bridal couple in]
The church setting wa -most ene''-
tive, and the day was an exceptionally
lovelv one, the rain seeming to cease
for thp auspicious event. The sun,
through the
beauty to the exquisiten^ss of the
Immediatelv J^W the wedding
ceremony, the bridal partv and a
very few friends adjourned to the
home of Gen. Williams, where a re
ception was held prior to the wedding
feast, while felicitations were shower
ed upon the happy couple. The home
was also adorned in pink and green,
the table bearing the prevailing
flowerssw^et TP^S Many lovely
sifts were in evidence showing the
high esteem in which Mr. and Mrs.
Wattam are held in the capital city."
The bride, who has grown to
womanhood here, is the ooungest
daughter of General E. A Williams,
and has endeared herself to a host
of friends. She completed har high
school course in Bismark. and late'
attended the Vallev Citv normal
school, since which she has spent har
time in Bismarck, where she has
mingled in social circles.
Mr. Wattam, who was formerly of
Warren. Minn., has been making his
home here for the past seven years,
and is very popular with the young
people o* the city. Mr. Wattam is
court reporter of this district, and is
a young man of ambitious tendencies
and exemplary habits.
Mr. Wattam and his br*d* donated
on the evening train for Va'ley City,
and will go via the Canadiar. Pacific
to the San Francisco Exposition.
Upon their return, they will resid" in
the Williams residence on S- venlh
street. There was no lack of the
customary courtesies of rice and other
tokens of good luck at the train when
they departed, the bride smilvig and
waving her friends good-bye as th
train sped away. Mrs. Wattam's
traveling costume was a handsome
blue, with accessories to ha.craoa.ize.
The PaHadium.
The Post Office Department has
decided to put one hundred and five
automobiles into service on Rural
Delivery Routes, beginning August 2,
the government furnishim* the
machines that will cover nearly 6,000
miles of post routes. It is the inten
tion of the department to extend the
service iust as fast as the resources
of the department and condition of
the roads will permit
Two of the rural route* radiatmer
Warren have been served for several
vears, with the department's uer
mission, by carriers furnishinc their
own machines- Under the new plan
inaugurated bv the department, the
eovernment will furnish the autos.
The original cost is little more than
the cost of horses and wagons. Their
oneration is~no more expensive and
their efficiency is far greater, provid
ed the roads are kept in good repair
all the year around. The adoption of
autos for country service will there-
raake the improvements nec-
is brought.
especiallv since on th^
over which their mail
their farm nroducts also vrill b*
moved to market at a minimum of
exnnse. Nei
Minnesota nor anv
of the upper Mississippi vallev states
QTO vet on tho list for government
automobiles for the rural service.
owin to ii~i~ 0 good all-the-year
road= Thpt means that our people
should set busv at once to secure
I good roads and boost the good roads'
Wedding Bells.
Gportrp Olson and E^OMJ. Dahl. from
eastern part of Marshall contv were
united in marriage at the 1% par
s^nap-e Aug. 3, by Rev. N. G. W.
Henrv Kreil and Annie Sava?e of
Thief River Falls. were*married at 2
o'clock this afternoon, Aue). 4. at
the home of the groom's brother A
Kreil in this citv Re- N. G. W.
Knudtsen performing the ceremonv.
The voune people will po _to North
Dakota on a wedding trip.
A Short Visit.
Otto Hjelle. from Newfolden. auto
ed to Warren on Wednesday evening
last week accompaniedf Misses Inga
Hanson. Maybellne and Mav
belle I.f Johnson, who visited at the
a couple of
davs and from where they were ac
companied by Albert Hanson to the
home of Rindena Hielle where they
spent Friday and Saturday. Sunday
was enjoyed at the Strand home
where was held the farmers' blow-out.
Both Maybelles returned home on
Monday morning on the Soo and the
Ford was rambling right along.
Many people from all parts of the
county attended the Chautauqua in
this city.
A fine daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Axel J. Lundquist, of Vega,
at the city hospital, on July 25th.
Mrs. John Anderson and son and
daughter ,of Chicago, arrived Satur
day morning for a visit with Mrs. C.
A. Peterson.
Mayor Wittensten spent Sunday
last with his wife who is staying at
their summer cottage at Maple Lake
for a few weeks.
Rev. and Mrs. D. Samson and baby
girl returned last Friday from an
automobile trip to Winnepeg. Mr.
Samson says the crops are reported
good and business which has been
very slack for some months is begin
ning to pick up.

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