W.W.WARD, EXECUTIVE OF FAIR
MONT, MINN., IS MISSING
FROM HIS HOME.
Is Well Known in This City, Where
He Has Visited Several Times.
Formerly Owned Land at West-
port, But Sold It a Short Time Ago.
Wife Has Instituted a Search For
Him Through the Papers.
Elk and.a member of the K. of P.
•vV "Mr. Ward is about 46 years old
^"he Has gray eyes, gray hair, face
smooth shaved, and a fine florid com
plexion his height is about 8 feet 8
and weight about 215 pounds.
"Mr. Ward-has lived in Fairmont
about 16 years. He was somewhat
involved financially, but not enough
to warrant his leaving for parts un
known, or even causing him much
concern, it is said, ad most of his
creditors are secured, his unpaid bills
but few, and the amount not large."
NAME. IS MISPRONOUNCED
Hetting-er, N. D., Is Called by Most
It is, safe to say that ten out of
twelve persons, who pronounce the
"Hettinger," the name of the
flew town In North Dakota on the
^..jfacilic coast extension of the Mii
f^rwaukee road, pronounce it wrongly.
!|^£Mo8t of them say "Hettin-ger" with
the pronounced like the in "gin
•$ser". This is very incorrect as the
per pronunciation is "Hetting
^?er" like tjtoti German word "JHng-
"fhe name is derived from "Het
iqtlng", the name of an old-time Germ
an rancher, who settled in that pajt
--t-% the ftate wfey yearm ago. aBar
Sfestaj" X. """m,.!
I- The many friends In this city of
W. W. Ward, mayor of Fairmont,
Minn., will be pained to hear that he
has mysteriously disappeared from his
home and no trace of him can be
found. It is feared that he has either
committed suicide or been murdered.
Mr. Ward ia well known in this
vicinity. For many years he owned
a farm at Westport, but he sold it
only a short time ago. His Aberdeen
agent is John. Wade, but last night
Mr. Wade knew nothing of Mr.
Ward's whereabouts in fact, he did
not know he had disappeared
Through Mr. Wade Mr. Ward has met
many -of Aberdeen's business men,
and his genial nature had made him
a host of friends here.
His disappearance Kas frightened
"(Mrs. Ward, who has sent out notices
to the press of the northwest to as
y. certain^ if possible, her husband's
whereabouts. The following is taken
from a recent issue of the Minne
"The disappearance Mayor W.
W. Ward of this city has caused a
decided sensation and his wife has
taken steps to institute a search for
him. Her attorneys have sent out
photographs ^and the description of
the missing man to all parts of the
"The general opinion is that he
Jf ^tiaB either been murdered or has
^committed suicide. It is feared busi
ness'cares may have preyed heavily
txg0pa his mind.
"Mayor Ward has not been seen or
heard from since he went to St. Paul
iffipn business September 30 last.
"Mr. Ward has a wife, two little
sons and a stepson.
"He did not have above5 $150
about his person when he left Fair
mont. He is a Chapter Mason, an
N. N. & I. S. BEATS
M. T. S. 16 TO 0
The Northern Normal and Indus
trial school football eleven went to
Ellendale^ Monday and defeated the
Manual Training school team of that
place by a score of 16 to 0. The
home team should have won by a
larger score, at least by one more
touchdown. During the second half,
while the normal school was at
tempting a forward pass, the crowd
surged onto the field and some one
kicked the ball away from the visit
ing team. The incident, however,
did not determine the result of the
game, so that the incident was not
of vital Importance..
The Ellendale team is a husky
bunch, but its physical condition
was inferior to that of the Aberdeen
boys and thejr knowledge of the game
was much more limited. The Aber
deen team played in good form and
showed to advantage the results of
Tod Kirk's coaching.
Touchdowns were made by Reed,
McKenna and Ottman, Reed's coming
in the first half and the other two in
the second. Aberdeen used the for
ward pass to good advantage on sev
eral occasions, and her offense was
good. Sweet, the Aberdeen captain,
could not play, and Webb took his
place at fullback.
Aberdeen team was as follows:
Clocum, center Shaffer and Lar
son, guards McKenna and Smith,
tackles Reed and George, ends Vro
man, quarterback Ottman and Sieh,
halfbacks Webb, fullback
President Nash and Manager Wing
accompanied the team, as did Tod
Kirk the coach.
Aberdeen's next game comes on
next Friday with Redfleld college at
MAKES LAST RUN
News has been received of the
death of J. M. Robinson, the veteran
Great Northern conductor, at Breck
enridge, Minn., Saturday morning.
Mr. Robinson has been seriously ill
for some time, and his death was not
unexpected. The funeral will be held
Monday at Breckenridge, and it is
possible the body will be taken to
New York for interment. Mr. Robin
son, or "Yank," as he was known for
years, was one of the pioneer con
ductors of the Great Northern, and
ran into Aberdeen for a good many
years. He was a member of the local
lodge of the A.O.U.W. and also of
Yelduz temple of the Mystic shrine.
By the deaths of Mr. Robinson and
"Sandy" Lyons, which occurred some
time ago, the number of conductors of
the early days is passing.
SPECIAL TRAIN GOES
A special train left this city
Wednesday morning over the C. M.
& St. P. railroad for Hettinger, N.
D., the new town on the Pacific coast
extension. The train left this
city promptly at 8:30 o'clock and
reached Hettinger that evening at
55 o'clock,* The train will lay
over at Hettinger all day Thursday,
the day of the sale of the lots, and
will leave Friday morning for Aber
deen, arriving here that evening.
From reports already received the
train will take a large number of
land men from eastern points and Ab
erdeen ..as well. The train con
sist of five Bleepers and a diner, Re
sists of five sleepers and a diner, be
CLUB OPENS YEAR
he Social Science club held its
first meeting Monday with Presi
dent. 6. W. Nash in the chair. The
feature of the evening was a paper
by C. N. Herreid on "The Galveston
Plan pf^Muntcipai Government." The
next meeting will be two weeks from
last ntght, and W. F. Mason will read
a paper |6n "The New Constitution
of Oklahoma." Dr. Mallery and Prof,
Way will discuss it. Last night
j^eralchanges weye made in the
«lub*£, constitution and several ne^y
members/were admitted. ..There was
weak Stomach, causing dyspep
sia. a weak Heart with .palpitation
or Intermittent pulse, always %»eans
we*k JHoma£)L nerves or
wiUreHinc -nerTes with
EeetorativB and see hu
we ailments disappear.
-Racine, Wis., will
triaL, Sold 6jrj
POSTOFFICE FORCE COMPLETED
WEEK'S TASK SATURDAY
Count Shows Many Figures of Inter
est—Good Idea of Circulation of
Aberdeen Papers Can Be Gained.
Large Number of First Class Stuff
for a City of Aberdeen's Size—To
tal Number of Pieces During the
Week Was Over 95,000.
Postmaster William on Monday
announced to a reporter of this paper
the result of the counting of the mail
which had been in progress at the
local postofllce all last week and
which concluded at midnight last Sat-
The lineup of the| urday. The result of the count shows
I that there were a total of 95,786
pieces of mail posted in this city dur
ing that week, the revenue from
which was $840.11. This was divid
ed into the following classes:
Letters—There were 26,266 letters,
the revenue from which was $582.34.
Postal Cards—There were 5,924
postal cards, which yielded returns of
$62.90. The sum, it will be seen,
was more than the regulation cent
a piece, but that is explained by the
large number of 2-cent stamps placed
upon them by the senders in the ab
sence of a 1-cent stamp.
Newspapers to Subscribers at
Pound Rate—These papers are the
ones printed in this city, and they
totaled 56,547, yielding a return, to
the postoffice of $130.29.
Sample Copies of Papers—There
were but 23, from which there was
Number of newspapers circulating
free in the county, 2,583.
Transient mail at 1 cent for four
ounces or fractions thereof—Of this
class there were 230 pieces, the reve
nue of which was $3.83.
Of other classes of second class
matter there were 39 pieces, the rev
enue of which was $1.60.
There were 68 newspapers in the
course of the week delivered through
the postofllce, for which there was a
charge of 1 cent each for carrier ser
vice. There are 190 papers going to
Canada every week for which the
sum of $2.74 is received.
Of third class matter there were
2,461 pieces. The revenue from this
class was $36.13.
Of fourth class matter there were
296 pieces and the revenue from them
Of penalty matter, which is official
mail of the United States gorernmea^
there were received 1,149 pieces of
mail. This mail is sent by the offi
cers of the revenue office, the land
office, the United States commissioner
and the referee in bankruptcy, and
is called penalty matter for the rea
son that there is a penalty for using
the envelopes for private matter.
The only two classes of mail not
received in this city was frank mail,
because Aberdeen has no United
Staets senator or congressman, and
the other was second class matter for
which a 2-cent stamp is necessary for
JIM RIVER DIVISION
DOES BIG BUSINESS
An example of how fast the (Mil
waukee railroad's traffic has in
creased on the James River division
during the past few years may ibe
seen from the number of freight
crews that are required to keep the
traffic on the move. Four years ago,
when W. P. Arnts came to this city
to be chief train dispatcher for the
James River division, there were but
four freight crews on the entire sys
tem outside of two or three regular
freights. Now there are twenty-three
freight crews and it keeps them on
the move all the time to take care
of the great volume of traffic.
An instance of how the traffic
through Aberdeen is increased is the
fact that four years ago there was
but one switch engine in the Alii
woukee yards and that worked only
during the day. Now there are two
during the night and three during
Chapped hands are quickly
by applying Chamberlain's Salve.'
ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1907.
TOM WAY TO RUN
Aberdeen newspapers are receiv
ing copies of a Dcs Moines newspa
per, which has the following Item of
interest concerning Thomas A. Way,
who has had charge of the right of
way in South Dakota for the Minne
apolis & St. Louis railroad:
Announcement is made that Tom
Way will return to Iowa this winter,
or at least early next spring, and un
dertake the management of the cam
paign of Governor Cummins for the
United States senatorship. He was
manager of the first campaign of
Cummins for governor and of late
has been coining money as right of
way agent for the Minneapolis &
St. Louis railroad in South Dakota.
The railroad company offered a cer
tain figure for the right of way
through a portion of South Dakota.
Together with his brother, Tom Way
took the contract to get it. Town
meetings, county meetings and pray
er meetings were held along the line,
much of the right of way was donat
ed, farm land was purchased and
town sites located, and rumor has it
that Tom Way and his brother made
a fortune. Now, leaving his brother
in charge of the railroad end of the
business, it is said Tom Way is com
ing back home to hold town meet
ings, county meetings and prayer
meetings for the landing of Governor
Cummins in the senatorial chair."
K. P. LODGE TO GIVE
The entertainment committee of
Aberdeen Lodge No. 55, K. of P.,
met last night at the office of Martin
Schamber, Jr., and decided upon
Thursday evening, October 31, as the
evening for the first entertainment of
ihe series. This entertainment will
be a ball arid it will be held at the
Commercial club. As the night is
Halloween night, the Commercial
club rooms will be decorated with
jack o'lanterns and other insignia
of Halloween time. Every Knight of
Pythias in town is cordially invited
to attend with his wife, or, if he has
none, with a sweetheart—or two, if
he has that many. Tickets will be
$1 and will admit one gentleman
with ladies. Cason's orchestra will
furnish the music.
The second entertainment, which
will be a. banquet, will be given,
about Thanksgiving time.
DATES OF FARMERS'
Brookings, Oct. 22.—A. E. Cham
berlain of this city, superintendent
cf the farmers' institutes of the
state, has announced the following
dates for the coming season: Mid
land, Nov. 13. Philip, Nov. 14
Pierre, Nov. 15 and 16 Onlda, Nov.
18 and 19 Gettysburg, Nov. 20 and
21 Faulkton, Nov. 22 and 23 Ip
swich Nov. 27 and 28 Selby, Nov.
29 and 30 Mound City, Dec. 2
Bowdle, Dec. 3 Frederick, Nec. 5
Leola, Dec. 7 Pierpont, Dec. 9-and
10 Britton, Dec. 11 and 12 Aber
deen, Dec. 13 and 14 Groton, Dec.
16 and 17 Conde, Dec. 18 Ray
mond, Dec. 19 Clark, Dec. 20 and
21 Henry, Dec. 23 and 24 Water
town, Dec. 27 and 28 Goodwin, Dec.
30 Gary, Dec. 3i Castlewood, Jan.
2 and 3 White, Jan. 4 Clear Lake,
Jan. 6 and 7 Arlington, Jan. 9 De
Smet, Jan. 10 and 11 Highmore,
Jan. 13 and If Miller, Jan. 13 and
14 Huron, Jan. 15 and 16 Redfleld,
Jan. 15 and 16 Brokings, Jan. 17
Stomach troubles, Heart and Kid
ney ailments, can be quickly correct
ed with a prescription known to the
druggists everywhere as Dr. Shoop's
Restorative. The prompt and surpris
ing relief which this remedy immedi
ately brings is entirely due to its
Restorative action upon^ the control
ling nerves of the Stomach, etc. All
WORK ON PUMPING STATION
Work is progressing nicely on -the
pumping station at the pump pits
and the building will be completed
in about three! weeks if the weath
er remains The walls are al
ready finished the roofs on two
of .the compartinenitB are done. It is
thought now jhat^he building will
be completed as w»n as the machin
ery which is to be housed in it, ar
rives from Minneapolis.
R. P. Johnson, a^well known bank
er of Iowa, in thj city Friday.
Mr. Johnson was surprised at the
growth of the city aa when he was
first here, 19^yaan» ,*go, lt"dld not
give particular promise of being a
licts a still
CONTRACTOR HAPSOS HAS LARGE
STEEL GANG AT WORK ON
Contractor Expects to Have First
Floor and All Steel Laid by Satur
day Night Laid Nearly All the
Heavy Girders Yesterday Will
Put On Gang of Sixtee Bricklayers
Work commenced Monday
laying the steel for the new Sherman
hotel, and from now on that struc
ture will be pushed to the limit. The
failure of the steel to arrive before
has been the cause of the long delay.
Contractor Hafsos has a large force
at work laying the steel, and yester
day evening had laid a majority of
the heavy steel girders that are to
support the entire building. Hr.
Hafsos said to an American reporter
that he would have the first floor laid
before Saturday night and that by
that time all the steel would be laid
He expects to start work laying
brick by next Monday morning, when
he will put on a gang of 16 men, who
will lay 40,000 brick per day.
Mr. Hafsos is contemplating the
completion of the exterior before
snow flies, and if he succeeds in do
ing that he will have the building
completed by next spring.
Adjutant Willis and Lieutenant
Martin of the Salvation Army have
been assigned to other stations and
left this city Tuesday morning
to enter upon their new duties. The
ensign will'go to Omaha, Neb., and
the lieutenant will go to Hot Springs,
S. D. Their departure from this city
will be regretted.
Next Friday night Captain and
Mrs. Jerome of Omaha will arrive in
this city to take charge of the Aber
deen barracks, and next Saturday
night will hold their farewell ser
BISHOP TO HOLD TWO
Right Rev. Thomas O'Gorman,
bishop of Sioux Falls, will be in this
city next Sunday afternoon and will
conduct two services. At 10:80
o'clock he will have charge of the
dedicatory exercises of the addition
to St. Mary's Catholic church on the
north side, and confirmation of a
class of more than 100 children. In
the afternoon at 3 o'clock he will
hold confirmation services at the Sa
cred Heart church, where a class of
125 will be confirmed.
At 2:30 o'clock the Knights of
Columbus and the Catholic Order of
Foresters will meet at the residence
of Rev. Father Dahlmanns and will
escort the bishop to the Sacred Heart
church, where he will hold services.
A more ,complete\ program of the
dedication exercises will be an
nounced by Father Dahlmanns with'
in a few days.
BOY KILLED BY HORSE
BURIED AT FAULKTON
Ipswich, S. D., Oct. 22.—(Special
to the American.)—Fred Kuerlsey,
20 years of age, was burled Saturday
at Faulkton. He was killed last Fri
day by being thrown from a horse at
the Ipswich stock yards, the, horse
stepping on his stomach. The young
man's mother lives in Ireland. He
carried a policy for f1,000 with the
Modren Woodmen of America.
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