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^^Holt and Thief River Falls Bankers
And Business Men are Swind-
led out of Big Sums.
A swindler who goes by the name
of Howard Gesell ha by the clever
manipulation of an endless chain of
checks succeeded in fleecing bankers
and business men at Thief River
Falls and Holt out of large sums of
money, estimated from $7000 to
000 in the aggregate He used
Several banks in carrying out his
'scheme. One dav he would issue a
..heck on the bank in Thief River
Tails and send it to the bank at Holt.
Having learned just how long it
would take for a check to get back
to that city form Holt, he would at
xhe right time issue a check on his
third bank and deposit it here to
meet the check from Holt. Thus he
continued day after day until checks
whose total reached a staggering
amount were in circulation. To
make his plan even more successful
he succeeded in getting a number of
xhe business men to endorse his
worthless paper so as to make sure
that they would be accepted where
ver presented.
But the inevitable crash came.
Gesell was arrested on the comnlaint
of L. Backe, cashier of the Farm
ers State Bank of Holt, and his Get
Rich-Quick Wallingford career is
likely to end behind the prison bars.
How badlv the Holt banks have been
'tfleeced, has not yet been ascertained,
the bank examiner being still en
gaged in straightening out the mud
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Braggans^and
Mr. and Mjs- A. N. Edesfwom1
=ja~^miles, then south- to Carrington,
Jamestown. La MOSTP and Aberdeen,
S. D., thence to Webster, Milbank,
Ortonville, Wahpeton, Fargo and
lome. They had no accidents of any
kind and only one puncture on the
whole trip. The roads were general
ly good and crops they say, looked
Ine wherever they travelled
The Warren Champion Base Ball
team is winning new victories in the
I southern part of this state and in
northern Iowa, where they are now
playing a series of games. This is
not to be wondered at, because the
I XibojRB carry the name of the Pioneer
TiLand & Loan Co., Warren, Minn., on
*fheir backs, and with such backing
they are bound to win.
A. B. Isaacson, of Stephen, J.
Bolton, of Warren and Joseph
Moran, of Hibbing appraisers of state
school lands in Marshall county, have
finished their work, in which they
lave been engaged the nast six
weeks. Between 300 and 400 40-acre
tracts were appraised- Mr. Isaacson
returned to his home this morning.
Charles Berkley and wife, of
Ifaquoketa, Iowa, who have been
visiting friends in this vicinity for
couple weeks, have returned to
eir home. They are from the same
town from which the A. D. Vansickle
family and other good settlers here
have come. Both Mr. and Mrs. Berk
ly expressed themselves when leav
ing as very favorably impressed with
our country and its magnificent crop,
and it is quite possible tha+ they may
invest in a farm home in this favored
turned home on Monday form. aVltJOfr
mile automobile tour throngs North
and South Dakota, in the former's
car From bfre they went JfinoV
D. and west from tbat&^c&pu 7
Torger T. Solum, a respected pio
neer of eastern Marshall county, has
passed away, aged 59 years. He
came to the county in 1884. The
funeral was held at Holt, a week ago
Sunday and was conducted by Rev.
Anton Hill, of Alvarado, assisted by
Rev. M. T. Strom.
Ira Bradley and family, who have
been visiting relatives and friends
here for a few weeks, left last Satur
day for Pocatello. Idaho, where they
will visit Rev. and Mrs. Hutton for a
week, the later being a sister of Mrs.
Bradley. Then they will proceed to
Seattle to visit relatives, thence to
the San Francisco fair, and after
wards to San Diego, Cal., where they
intend to make there future home.
Mothers! Why not protect the chil
dren by using milk from a tuberculin
tested herd? P. Frost Spaulding
Farm Co.
Read the Want AdsIt pays.
The base ball teams representing
the east and west sides of the city
clashed on the base ball diamond
Thursday evening. The contest was
so close from start to finish, that the
game had to be called in the seventh
inning on account of darkness, with
a tie score of 2 and 2. The game
was marked by two accidents, which
hindered the progress of the game.
In the first "Shorty" Ecklund collid
ed with R. E. Thomas, while trying
to nab a fly. Shorty came out of the
fracas with his nose colored with a
crimson tint- In the second Doc.
Bakke broke his right arm above the
elbow while throwing from the pit
chers box. This accident will prevent
the doctor from practicing his dental
work and also keep him away from
chicken hunting which begins Sep
tember seventh, and which he greatly
enjoys. Outside of these two acci
dents the game went on without a
hitch until the seventh.
Second Game.
In the second game of the series,
which was pulled off last night, the
east siders got the best of the event
and trimmed up the west side by a
score of six to four. Easton twirled
for the east and Web Olson for the
west. The next game will be played
Thursday evening and promises to be
a real ball game from start to finish
Everbody should be out and support
their nines.
Beating the Catalogue House.
One of the bugbears of the countrv
merchant is the catalogue house. It
is worse than a bugbear it is a real
menace It is worse than a menace
even it is a formidable competitor.
Drayloads of fat catalogues reach
many rural communities, and carloads
of goods bought out of town follow
Some country merchants sit behind
their counters and bewail their fate
yet all the cursing of catalogue
^oxu^l^d^^j^0r and all of thse,r
appe^s "t^Kw^ patriotismj* imagine
able/tde ttiife tarn- the tide-^C f^fc^5
Bu^ottteJ^oimtry merehants^fcand
up- and 4Hg& tfttght back and thds
^I^P&tkM&b not only survive the
conTpetrcWhV iutim oirifg*
These fighting country merchants
have an invaluable ally right at home,
if they have the sense to use it. That
fhe local "PapeT
Down on the beautiful and thrifty
city of Luverne, a community of
twenty-five hundred people, the Nel
sons have a department store that
would be credit to Duluth. The
catalogue house has no terrors for
this store, for it beats them at their
own game. Pages and double-nages
of up-to-date, welL written and at
tractive advertisements in the Lu
verne newspapers tell how this rural
store fightsand beatsthe cata
Tnat's one case* and there are mam
others. A wise partnership between
the local merchant and the local
newspaper will profit both, develope
the community, and beat the cata
logue houses to death.
Kiene's Department Store at Fra
zee, Minnesota, prints catalogue
prices and its own prices side by side,
showing that it can meet and even
beat the prices of the catalogue house.
Another interesting case just comes
to hand. In the Sandstone Courier is
a full-page advertisement inserted by
the Webb Hardware company of that
town- The company offers to meet
the prices of any catalogue houss
ard in addition to save half the
freight cost. It asks its patrons to
fill out a blank giving the catalogue
number and description of the goods,
and the catalogue price. Tt then
offers to meet the catalogue price,
duplicate the goods, and sava the
buyer half the freight charges^ It
says "Buy at Home" and "Try Your
Home Merchant First," but, more to
the point, it gives tangible reasons
whv this should be done.
People ought to buy at home. It
keeps the money at home and builds
up the community. It is shortsighted
economy to send the monev away to
build up some other community.
But people will continue to buy out
of town so long as they believe that
they can do better that way, and all
the academic argument human ingen
uitv can conceive won't stop them.
What will stop them is to show
them that they can do as well or bet
ter at home.
The way to do that is the wav the
Nelsons at Luverne and the Webb
Hardare company at Sandstone and
Kiene at Frazee do itthrough the
local newspaper in straight-from-the
shoulder advertisements. Duluth
Miss Olga Hermanson. of Nicollet,
Minn., teacher of music at North
Star College, arrived this morning to
start the classes in music at the
rlWe. Enrollment for the music
department begins this afternoon.
Members of the Grand Forks Com-
mercial Club Visit Warren
this Afternoon.
The members of the Grand Forks
Commercial Club, conveyed in 46 au
tomobiles, honored Warren by a visit
this afternoon. They were making
a tour of Northwestern Minnesota
towns stopping at Fisher, Crookston,
Gentilly, Red Lake Falls, St. Hilaire,
Thief River Falls, Warren, Alvarado
and Oslo, in the order named. The
distinguished party arrived here at
5:30 and were met at the Great Nor
thern, park by the whole populace of
Warren. Mr W. O. Braggans on be
half of the city extended a hearty
welcome to the visitors. Mr. J. D.
Bacon replied for Grand Forks in an
interesting speech, in which he stated
that this part of the valley had the
cream of farming lands on the Amer
ican continent. With diversified
farming, which he strongly advocat
ed, our lands will sell for $300 to
$400 per acre, which is now being
paid for land in Iowa and Illinois,
not near as good as is our land here.
After the speaking, light refresh
ments were served the visitors at a
stand rear bv The Grand Forks
band rendered several selections and
some of thp visitors entertained with
a few songs AUho the stay was
short, it will lead to better acquaint
ance and cooperation and that in
short was the object of the tour. It
will do anv community good to come
touch with the energetic and en
terprising mer of affairs who have
built un our strong, thrifty neighbor
on the other side of the Ruby. Come
again, gentlemen.
^Br^Frank. Sec. of the Marshall
ConMjy Fair Association, was distrib
uting, premium lists and rules and
refutations for the ninth annual fair
aC^jLagsociation to be held atJWar
ren, Sept. 27-28-29. at-Stephen lasf*ln-viewi^Bftlp&ig.
Friday. The premium list is a well
gotten up pamphlet of some 60 pages,,
and is complete in every detail. It is
a credit to Mr. Frank and typograph
ical^ is a credit to the Warren Sheaf,
at whose office the work was done.
Many fine attractions have been book
ed for this fair and the premiums
offered in all lines are liberal.Step
hen Leader.
The Norlin sisters, proprietors
the Millinery Emporium, have re
turned from a visit to their home at
Spring Garden, Minn.
The Sheaf has been at work dur-
ing the past two months in getting
out a special illustrated edition, cov-
ering all the towns and villages of
Marshall county, and calling special
attention to its great agricultural re-
sources. This publication will be
the best advertising for the county
that has ever been put in print. A
very effective way to boost the
county will be to send copies of
this issue to distant friends. Use
the following blank order.
Publisher, Sheaf.
Warren, Minnesota.
Quarterly Meeting of Red River Val-
ley Medical Association
Is Held.
I want to co-operate in giving the widest possible
publicity to Marshall county. Enclosed find $
for copies of Special Edition of Sheaf at 6 cts.
per copy. This price is to cover mailing expense, you
to mail 7L copy to each of the addresses I furnish you.
The quarterly meeting of the Red
River Valley Medical association was
held last Friday afternoon at War
ren, following an elaborate banquet
at the Masonic Temple at noon, at
which the visiting physicians were
guests There were 24 of the leading
practitioners of Northwestern Minne
sota present and two very able ad
dresses were given, one by Dr. E. R.
Colvin, of St. Paul, on "Diagnoses of
Diseases of the Joints," and a sec
ond by Dr. Bratrud of Warren, on
"Significance of Pain in the Abdo-
men." Both were followed by inter
esting discussions and the meeting
was pronounced one of the most suc
cessful in the history of the associa
(JJ. B.-HSend list of addresses and iwmttance with order.)
The Soo passenger going west on
the Wheatline went off the track
near Conway last Saturday afternoon
and held up traffic for several hours.
All three cars on the train were
thrown off, but none of the passen
gers were injured, according to re
port's 'given out by railroad officials.
The wrecking train passed thru here
the sairfe afternoon and soon suc
ceeded in placing the derailed cars
on the track.
John Nelson, secretary of the
Farmers club of Viking has writ
ten to O. Neraal, who has charge of
the farmers' clubs exhibits at the
eounty fair, that his club will be rep
resented at the fair and desires a
booth for its exhibits. He also sent
in $10 to help along the industrial
contest. That is the right way to
take hold of a movement that has
been smarted with the sole purpose
the fawners^
Street Commissioner Resigns.
C. O. Anderson has resigned as
street commissioner to accept the
more desirable position as second
man in the new elevator of the
Spaulding Elevator Co, Mr. Ander
son has held the position of street
commissioner during~the past four or
five years and has made a very com
netent man for the place. Our streets
have never been kept cleaner or more
carefully looked afer than under his
supervision. Mr. Anderson's friends
congratulate him on his promotion.
Simon J. Haug, a former Warren
resident, died at his home in Hallock
Aug 20, 1915, aged 47 years, 2
months and 8 days.
Deceased had been ill about three
months. A severe attack of typhoid
fever, which during the last two
weeks turned into quick consumption
caused his demise.
Simon J. Haug was born June 12,
1868, Filmore county. He came
with his parents to Marshall county
in the early 1880's. After his mar
riage to a daughter of J. A. Floberg,
of Foldahl, he became a resident of
Warren, where he was employed as
a tinsmith and plummer in the hard
ware store of W. N. Powell for about
ten years. When Mr. Powell went
out of the hardware business, Mr.
Haug found employment at his trade
with the firm of Johnson & Tengblad
at Hallock, where he was employed
for many years and until his recent
illness. He was a very competent
workman, a genial and kind-hearted
man, a loving husband and father,
and a good, exemplary citizen in
every way.
Deceased leaves wife and five chil
dren to morun his departure, the
names of the children being as fol
lows: Georgine, Hilma, Lillie Ag
nes and Oscar. His aged father, J.
S. Haug, now in Canada, and many
other relatives alsojnourn his death.
The remains were brought to War
ren for interment, being escorted
here bv members of fre W A.
lodge of Hallock. The funeral ser
vice was held on Sunday afternoon
at the United Norwegian Lutheran
church and was conducted by Rev.
N. W. Knudtsen, who preached an
impressive funeral sermon. The cof
fin was covered with beautiful floral
tributes including several set pieces.
Manv friends ascorted the remains
to the test resting place in Green
wood cemetery.
Mr. Hang was insured for $2000
in the Modern Woodmen, thus leav
ing his family well cared for.
Sundby-Wahlund Nuptials.
The wadding of Mis* 01ive Esther
Valerian Wahlund to Georere Philip
Sundby took place last Wednesday
evening at nchtrwi'riiMlnirtiiiifcn liinni
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. Wahlund of Sixteenth Ave. S,
Minneapolis, Minn.
The bride's father, who '"s na^tor o*
the Bethany church, officiated and
was assisted by Rev. Hultkrans, pas
tor of thp Bethlehem cbnrch. The
service was read in the livine room
before an altar of palms and ferns
and a profusion of pink flowers and
greens were the setting for the
The Lohengrin wedding march wa3
nlayed by Russel Nelson, cousin of
the bride. The procession was led by
John A. Howe and Reynold Nelson
as ushers Mrs. C. A. Sundbv, of
Granite Falls, Minn, a sister of the
bride, was matron of honor. She wa.
gowned in white satin, with over
draperies of chiffon and touches of
lavpnder The maid of honor, Miss
Lillian Dahl of Chisago Citv, wore a
gown of white net over pink and the
bridesmaid, Miss Martha Mortenson
cf Warren, Minn., wore a creation of
pink creoe de chene and chiffon, 'fie
two little flower girls, the Misses
Elvin Nelson and Gladys Wahlund,
who arp "usi and sister of the bride,
wore frocks of white voile and car
ried baskets of pink sweet peas.
The bride's attendants all carried
bocmets of deep pink killarney roses.
The bride's gown was of white
satin with a real lace bodice and a
long court train. She wore a long
veil and carried a shower bouquet of
lilies of the valley and white roses
and was given in marriage by her
The bridegroom was attended by
Emil Wahlund, who acted as best
man. Theodore Dahl and Oscar
We^tlund were groomsmen.
After the ceremony Theodore Hol
mers sang "God Holds the Future in
His Hand" and "When Song is Sweet"
was sung by Emil Wahlund. During
the evening piano music was beauti
fullv rendpred by Miss Lillian Dahl,
an nocoTnTli?he musican
Mr. Sundby and his bride will be at
home after Sept 1, at 3901 Oakland
Avenue South.
Shubert's great 5 reel film sensa
tion, The Lure" will be shown at
the Dreamland Theatre next Tuesday
night This picture is one of the
strongest morality plays ever pro
duced in Motion Pictures. A story
that deals with the pitfalls and hid
den temptations of the City and the
awful dangers that confronts the in
nocent girl who falls into the snares
of the tempter. A picture that re
veals the poverty, shame, pride and
t"T-^r of the underworld victim. A
great moral lesson and a powerful
warning to the weak and strong alike.
Weather Continues Very Favorable,
And The Farmers Are
The work of harvesting is practi
cally completed in this part of the
county. In the eastern part of the
county a little remains yet to be
done. Threshing has just commen
ced here, but not enough has been
done to give a fair idea of the yield
per acre, except that it will be very
good. 25 to 35 bushels per acre and
on many fields more The quaility
also is excellent. Wheat that was
brought in from one machine tested
65 lbs. to the bushel.
S. O. Ostgaard, of Newfolden, has
been appointed to fill the position of
cashier in the new Farmers State
Bank at Gatzke, which has opened for
business this week. He is a very
popular and capable man and no bet
ter one could have been selected for
this responsible position. During
the 1913 session of the Minnesota leg
islature. Mr. Ostgaard held the posi
tion of assistant secretary of the sen
ate, and in the town of Newfolden,
where he has lived since he came to
the county, about seventeen years
ago, he has held several positions of
trust and responsibility. This is a
case of where a farmer has turned
banker. We fear that many more
farmers in Marshall county will fol
low Mr. Ostgaard's example as soon
as they begin to rake in the money
for the bumper crops they have
raised this year.
Many bad accidents are reported
by our exchanges in different parts
of the valley.
In Louisville township in Red Lake
county a twelve year old son of Juhl
Lizotte had his arm cut off by a mow
er. The boy was alone at the time
and came very near bleeding to
At Halma, Kittson county, during
an electric storm a week ago Satur
day, Charles Hanson was instantly
killed by lightning and Frank Ander
son badly stunned. The men had
just come in from the field and put
their horses into the barn.
Near the old Apple post office
northeast of Argyle, the twelve year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Back,
was gored to death by an angry
bull in the pasture of\Gustav Ander
son. The boy had been terribly
bruised and mangled by the infuriat
ed animal and died before the doctor
The annual meeting of the Valdris
samband, the national organization
of Americans of Valdris birth or de
cent, will be held in Minneapolis on
Sept. 9 and 10, 1915 (during the
Minnesota State Fair) On Thurs
day, the 9th, the "Ark" Auditorium
at 31st St. and 1st Ave. South will be
open all day for registration and for
greetings and informal visiting of
Valdrises. At 2 p. m. business sec
sion, and at 7 the annual banquet,
with covers laid for 500 in the large
assembly hall. The menu will include
rommegrot, spekekjot, flatbrod and
other old-country dishes, as usual at
these banquets. Later there will be
a varied program of speeches, sing
ing, and music partly consisting of
old-countrv airs rendered on the vio
lin. On Friday the 10th the visiting
and local Valdrises will join in a
picnic and outing in Como Park,
which lies so near the Fair
Grounds that visitors may
divide their time if desired, be
tween the State Fair and the
This, the 17th annual national re
union of Valdrises, will be one of the
most important ever held. It is ex
pected that the collection of the fund
for a Memorial Gift to Valdris, which
the 1914 convention set on foot, will
receive the earnest attention of the
convention, in order to strengthen
the movement, give to it the fullest
nation-wide participation, and secure
for it the most genuine, practical or
ganized enthusiasm.
After much counsel and advice
from Valdrises in all parts of the
**ountrv, it was considered best te
hold this meeting at the usual time
and place of the former reunions, in
order to secure the most representa
tive and numerously attended gather*
ing that it should seem possible to at*
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