It Happened in Bismarck - May
The westbound Northern Pacific passenger train jumped the track four miles east of Sterling yesterday with one man---William Otis Breed of Faribault, Minnesota, being killed and twenty-five injured. Six coaches were completely wrecked.
May 4th, which is next Saturday, is the date set for the first 1912 Market Day, and everyone in the county is invited to come to Bismarck on that day, whether you have any money or not.
Air commerce officials are confident, Senator Guy M. Gillette of Iowa said, that available funds are sufficient to undertake lighting of the Omaha-Sioux City-Minneapolis-Bismarck air ways.
Bismarck's answer to the Community celebration today---a giant Loyalty Day parade and program involving thousands of persons ranging from fourth graders to Spanish-American War veterans---took lots of hard work to transform from an idea to a reality.
Messrs. Van Houten Bros. & Little have conveyed their interest in the Bismarck Elevator Company's grain elevator here to T. C. Power of Fort, Benton, Montana.
workmen have been busy the past day or two removing the arc lights from the business district. The installation of the White Way lighting system has rendered the use of the arc lights unnecessary.
Bismarck's eighth annual Community Center, given Sunday afternoon at the City Auditorium as a part of the city's observance of Music Week, was enthusiastically applauded by a large crowd and appreciative audience.
Two members of a religious order almost unknown in this part of the country are in Bismarck to acquaint residents with the work of the Medical Mission Sisters. Sisters M. Sarah and M. Jean are headquartered at the St. Alexius Hospital during their five-week stay.
It is understood that at the next meeting of the city council a resolution will be adopted compelling bicyclers to ride in the streets and not drive their vehicles on the sidewalks.
The first annual meeting of the North Dakota Division of the Society of the Friendless was held in the Commercial Club hall at Bismarck Thursday afternoon and evening. On hand was Dr. E. A. Fredenhagen of Kansas City, founder of the Society.
Bismarck police officers were somewhat pink around the ears today after one officer wheeled a squad car into one of the safety inspection points being operated here this weekend. The car flunked the safety check---its tires were worn too thin for safe driving.
The fire bell rang yesterday morning at 8 o'clock and the fire department responded promptly to extinguish the flames in the old Falconer boarding house on the corner of First and Thayer Streets.
commencing Friday evening, May 17, the Bismarck Band will give a series of concerts every Friday evening during the summer. The band promises to become one of the best musical aggregations in the state.
McKay's single to right field scoring Stoler in the 13th inning gave the Grove Giants, the penitentiary baseball team, a 3 to 2 victory over the Bismarck Capitol club in the first game of the season for both outfits Sunday.
Corwin-Churchill captured the Businessmen's Bowling League title this season at the Bowling Center. The champions won the first half of league play, and earned their title by winning a playoff series from the Personal TV team.
The grounds surrounding the capitol building are being placed in most excellent condition and before long the park will be an ornament to the city.
Prof. Howard E. Simpson, of the University of North Dakota, was in the city recently making arrangements for the entertainment of members of the American Geographical Society and 39 guests from European universities who are making a tour of the continent.
Seeing life from a new perspective, Val Roth is reaching high places this spring as window washer on North Dakota's skyscraper capitol. There are more than 1,500 windows in the building, requiring 26 days to shine them all.
When St. Alexius Hospital opens its new million dollar addition next month, one of the principal, but little known, features of the wing will be an underground surgical department. The new area is planned for the protection of the patient.
Yesterday the agents of P. C. McCune of Cleveland, Ohio, sold the property on the corner of Main and Fifth Streets to Col. C. B. Little of Bismarck. The consideration paid was $12,500 or $125 per front foot, making it one of the largest real estate transfers of the season.
Bismarck will be opened at the meeting of the Board of City Commissioners this evening for the excavation and foundation of the Municipal Auditorium. Work will be commenced at the earliest possible moment.
A memorandum opinion, prohibiting Rev. C. A. Balcom and E. E. Matteson and co-workers in the Presbyterian Church of America from using Presbyterian churches in 24 North Dakota cities, was filed in Burleigh County District Court Thursday.
The news of the sinking of the steam Eclipse six miles above Buford was received here last evening by telephone from Washburn. Her cargo was worth $35,000 and was insured for $23,000.
Twenty North Dakota high schools are now enrolled on the accreditation list of the North Central Association of College and Secondary Educational Institutions. Bismarck is one of them.
North Dakota's State Highway Patrol was boosted recently to 13 patrolmen and its maximum size, according to Supt. Henry G. Lund. The latest appointment was Harry Nathan of Kulm, North Dakota.
R. A. Kramer, president of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association here, broke ground for the company's new $890,000, 3-story office building at Fourth Street and Rosser Avenue. Completion date is May 1, 1963.
The coming event in Bismarck sports is the game of baseball to be played next Saturday evening between the heavyweights and the featherweights of the territory.
Mr. H. L. Barker of Aberdeen, South Dakota, has opened a decorating and painting shop in the old Northwest Laundry building on Sixth Street, where they will offer a distinctively new service to ho me owners of Bismarck.
Bismarck's first official marble champion was to be crowned this afternoon. Playoffs in the finals of the city marble tourney will begin at 2 p.m. in the vacant lot in the rear of the World War Memorial Building.
Three Skelly Oil Co. executives will be in Bismarck this weekend for the grand opening of Big River Oil Co.'s new Skelly dealership. Actually, Big River will have nine grand openings going at once as its stations change over to Skelly petroleum products.
Governor of Dakota Church Saturday appointed the pharmacy boards---one for the northern district and one for the southern district. The former consists of H. OL. Haussemen of Grafton, Frank Frisby of Bismarck and E. C. Maxcy of Fargo.
In accordance with a circular sent to all the grand domains of the Knights of Pythias by the Supreme Chancellor, St. Elmo Lodge No. 4 will observe Mother's Day next Sunday, May 12.
Bismarck's last robin of the season arrived home Wednesday when Uncle Jake Horner stepped off the train after a winter in California and delivered himself of a few observations upon the state of the nation and things in general.
Bismarck police have adopted a clean slate in regard to the new dog leashing ordinance. Officers, however, will put the same one bite on the dog owner---$5 for each unleashed canine pickup, first time or not.
The firemen of the city are desirous of improving their system of protecting property by the introduction of the Gamewell Fire Alarm in the city, and over 200 citizens have petitioned the city council for its purchase.
Bismarck has as yet no Public Library but the people of the city are fortunate in having the State Library at the capitol building so close at hand. Books are loaned for two weeks and may be renewed if requested.
Mrs. Herbert Hoover, wife of the former President, will be guest speaker at a regional Girl Scout conference opening here May 17 for North and South Dakota and Minnesota.
The Bismarck-Mandan Pards baseball team headed home today hoping to remain their batting eye in their own part, after dropping the third straight Northern League contest to the St. Cloud Rox, 5-0.
The River Landing at Bismarck presents a busy appearance. There is a fair stage of water, and the boats are loading and departing as rapidly as possible.
The dog fanciers of the city and a number of other people who are interested in the organization of a kennel club met at the Commercial Club rooms Friday to discuss plans for forming such an organization.
The federal Indian Bureau proposes to re-establish the Fort Totten and Standing Rock, North Dakota, boarding schools for Indians and to abandon the Bismarck school at the end of the present term. Rumors of the latterÃ¯Â¿Â½s closing have been current here for some time.
The Bismarck public schools are now registering children who will be in grades one through six next fall. Spring registration will make possible the starting of class work on the first day of school.
The Dakota Territory institutions have been insured in the very strongest companies in the world, through Frank J. Call's Bismarck agency---said to be the largest in Dakota.
The first baseball game of the season on the local diamond will be played this afternoon between the United Commercial Travelers and the Bismarck All Stars. It will be some game.
Preliminary plans to organize "all workers in Bismarck" into trade unions under the leadership of the American Federation of labor were made Tuesday night at a labor rally at the City Auditorium.
Frontier Air Lines, which underwent a change of management last month, has disclosed it is taking a new look at service to a number of cities. Several places, Bismarck among them, will undergo a "use it or lose it" investigation.
A new weekly newspaper---the McLean County Mail of Washburn---sets forth numerous advantages for its community, among them being the fact that it has the only ferry across the Missouri River for two hundred miles either way.
The first yellow passenger cars of the Chicago and Northwestern line will pass through Bismarck attached to Northern Pacific train No. 1 this evening. The purpose is to equalize the equipment of the two roads.
A. W. Mundy, proprietor of the A. W. Lucas Company is rapidly becoming "Captain Art" to his friends. He and his family will leave Minneapolis soon in a 40-foot cabin cruiser and cruse south to such places as fancy dictates.
The 78th annual convention of the Episcopal Church in North Dakota will convene at St. George's Episcopal Church next week. The Rt. Rev. Richard R. Emery will preside at the sessions.
A carload of material for the Bismarck electric light plant arrived Friday and work will be commenced at once. It will not require more than fifteen days to have the lights in place.
The Ryan Selz shoe store have installed a shine stand in the new Main Street store, having a quiet, pleasant place for ladies. The new store is doing a nice business in its new location.
Judge John Burke, 78, three times governor of North Dakota, former Treasurer of the United States and justice of the State Supreme Court, died shortly after 2 o'clock Friday in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota.
Some 500 Explorer and Boy Scouts gave the city's parks a spring cleaning Saturday. They collected ten pickup loads of cans, bottles, broken branches and other debris at the parks. The Explorer Scouts repainted playground equipment at Hillside Park.
The sociable on Friday evening last at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Marshall was one of the best of the season. The company sang and played games while Mrs. Tyler favored them with a pleasing recitation.
Arrangements are being made for the annual commencement exercises of the Bismarck High School. The class play will be given Friday evening, May 24, somewhat earlier than in previous years.
Eight new sand greens, a brand-new caddy house, a thoroughly renovated clubhouse and extensive landscaping greeted Bismarck golfers as they began their trek to the Bismarck Municipal Golf Court this spring.
The annual Bismarck Tribune parent-Carrier banquet at the Municipal Country Club tomorrow will be a double-barreled affair. Being recognized is Circulation Manager Kurt Peters as well as the almost 90 carrier boys who deliver the papers.
There are people on Avenue B who are still of the opinion that a boy was horribly mangled by a runaway horse yesterday, and it is with pleasure that the TRIBUNE relates that the flapping arms and dangling legs which flapped and dangled from the saddle were those of a coat and a pair of overalls which the boy had left on the horse.
The members of the Bismarck Maennerchor will enjoy another of their pleasant dancing parties at the Maennerchor Hall this evening. O'Connor's Orchestra will furnish the music for the occasion and all expect to have a splendid time.
Mischa Mischakoff, internationally famous violinist who recently accepted the post of concertmeister for the expanded NBC Symphony Orchestra, will perform as soloist this afternoon at one over the NBC-KFYR network.
The Dakota Zoo, Bismarck's self-help zoological project, opens its second season here next weekend. It will also feature a new depot for the Zoo Line train.
Nothing could have given the people of Bismarck more surprise than the report circulated yesterday to the effect that George E. Reed, the city treasurer, had absconded, or departed for parts unknown with funds of the city.
Rev. John S. Rood, missionary representative of the Congregational Churches, is in the city, en route to Flasher, where he will share in the dedication of a splendid house of worship there on Sunday.
A full evening of festivities was in store for Bismarck people of Norse descent Monday as they prepared to mark the 123rd anniversary of Norway's independence.
A rainfall of 1.53 inches here had farmers smiling but produced scowls at the State Capitol. The most obvious leak was smack in front of the Governor's Reception Office door.
Upon reaching Berthold the white crew of the steamer Rosebud struck and refused to work. Every roustabout left the boat, and Capt. Todd was left without a man to load or unload the boat.
A seat anywhere in the Bismarck heater was a mighty strong favorite after the first performance had begun last night. "The Conquest of the Indians" was pronounced as unequalled by any western motion picture ever produced.
Bismarck city commissioners were asked to delay a street recapping project on Fourth Street for a couple of years "to give the taxpayers a break." Several property owners object to being assessed for 25% of the cost on heavily traveled Fourth Street.
That Bismarck will have a thorough and unsurpassed system of water works in the year of our Lord 1887 is an established fact. Col. Monroe, of Providence, Rhode Island, has entered into a contract to have water running before November 1, next.
The Bismarck High School was defeated on the local diamond Saturday by the team from the Indian School by a score of 17 to 12. The game was hard fought throughout.
Robbins' Three Ring Circus, combined with the Buck Steele Oklahoma Ranch Wild West Show, came to Bismarck from Ashley Wednesday and set up for a one-day stand at 20th and Broadway.
The State Highway Department headquarters in Bismarck will hold an open house this week, in recognition of North Dakota Highway Week. Headquarters is located southeast of the capitol in the former Bismarck Junior College building.
The special election for the purpose of voting bonds to fund the outstanding indebtedness of Burleigh County will be held on Tuesday, June 21.
During the past few days County Auditor Flaherty has paid out $142.50 in wolf bounty warrants. Frank Rice of Driscoll has brought in 27 hides while William Baker of Menoken brought in ten.
Announcement that the Provident Life Insurance Company will occupy the new building being constructed at Broadway and Second Street, was made Thursday by F. L. Conklin, Vice President and General Manager.
Paintings from the recent successful Petroleum Art Show have found a receptive audience in Washington, D.C., according to John Gunness, executive director of the Petroleum Council.
Freight rates on the Northern Pacific from eastern terminals to Bismarck have been reduced about twenty-five per cent.
The body of Benjamin Corbin, who died at Jamestown Sunday afternoon, arrived in the Capital City Tuesday morning on No. 3. The remains were escorted to the Armory where the funeral services will be held Wednesday morning.
Bismarck is to have an independent baseball team this year that will do credit to its semi-pro predecessors of the past few years but will be operated strictly on a pay-as-you-go, pay-for-itself basis.
Russell Reid of the State Historical Society has checked in 38,209 Dakota Territory centennial souvenir coins which were donated to the Society at the close of Centennial activities.
All saloons, barber shops, markets and stores will be closed in Bismarck on the Sabbath from now forward. This change is brought about by the desire of the mayor and council to meet the wishes of the business men generally who have petitioned for it.
I. M. Capper of Baldwin reports he has received a full blood pedigreed Scotch Collie and he is contemplating entering the dog in the first bench show to be held by the Western Kennel Association here in Bismarck.
One hundred and forty-seven children and young people had been examined by physicians at the Crippled Children's Clinic conducted here as it approached closing time at 3 p.m., Saturday.
A crowd of close to 1,000 persons, men, women, children and babes in arms, turned out in spite of the rain to hear a concert by the U.S. Army Field Band last night at the World War Memorial Building.
Father Alexius Edelbrock, abbott of the Benedictine Society, arrived in the city Wednesday last and purchased sixteen lots between Ninth and Tenth Streets, just north of Thayer Street. Work will commence immediately on a college building on the property.
The old wood frame Grand Pacific Hotel building has been moved to the lots north of the site of the new building. The work of moving was watched with a great deal of interest by city residents.
Air-minded Bismarck folk are looking forward to the arrival here Tuesday for a two-day visit of the world's largest tri-motored Boeing airplane and the only Indian girl in the world who is a professional parachute jumper.
The Bismarck voters having approved a full-time leash ordinance, some dog owners are objecting to the license fee schedule as excessive. The city commission has promised to take a look before the first of the year.
In the upper part of town it is said that it is useless to set out trees, because of certain destruction from roving livestock. Why not create a city pound and enforce the city ordinance?
There will be an important meeting of the Automobile Club this evening at 9 p.m. membership cards are now in the hands of the Secretary, and will be given to paid up members this evening.
Possibilities of steamboat transportation revival on the Missouri River are being studied by the U. S. Army engineers who are in the field checking navigation development facilities, State Engineer E. .J. Thomas said Monday.
Bismarck police questioned two youngsters who woke up a neighborhood by ringing doorbells early on a weekday morning and caused damage at the new Hillside Junior High School building.
Over one hundred poles for the electric light plant have been erected and the lights will be burning within ten days. Lieutenant Gilman is still here and will remain until the lights are in working order.
About the first of June workmen will commence remodeling the Exposition Building, which will be greatly enlarged prior to the opening of the Second Annual North Dakota Industrial Exposition.
Forty-three residents of the Park Hill Addition Monday night voted unanimously to organize an irrigation district for the purpose of putting water on their gardens and saving them from a possible drouth.
A Project Mercury spacecraft, a duplicate of the Aurora 7 which Astronaut Scott Carpenter rode into space this week, will be on display in Bismarck on Wednesday, June 8.
Colonel Monroe, the water works contractor, has rented rooms over the Capital National Bank, where he will have headquarters during the summer.
The State Historical Society has engaged Miss Frances Densmore of Washington, D.C., to spend six months in research work among the Mandan and Gros Ventre Indians on the Fort Berthold reservation.
Bismarck's city commissioners ran into "liquor trouble" at a recent meeting as two men found fault with zoning regulations of the city liquor ordinance, a group of dealers petitioned for reduction of on-and-off sale license fees, and another operator had his license revoked.
The Rt. Rev. Monsignor William F. Garvin, Vicar General of the Bismarck Catholic Diocese and pastor of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in ceremonies on Memorial Day, May 30.
The people will be delighted to learn that ex-city treasurer, George E. Reed, and his friends have been heard from, and that they will settle every just claim which the city may present.
Conductor Anderson of the Soo Line is enjoying a short vacation trip, and during his absence his run is being supplied by Conductor Ed Heath. B. J. Abbott of the east end of the division, is supplying Heath's run during the interval.
Bismarck is benefiting, at least a little, by the one-judge campaign at Minot to make out-of-state salesmen buy North Dakota auto licenses, a check of local hotels indicated Thursday.
The family home of Dr. Eric P. Quain, located at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Avenue A, was moved this week to 2111 Rosser Avenue, and will be remodeled into an apartment house.
Miss Francis Willard, who is national president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, will be in Bismarck on or before the 18th of June and will address the people of this city upon some subject connected with the work of that organization.
William Murray was arrested on suspicion by Chief of Police McDonald and this afternoon a warrant will be sworn out charging him with the theft of 1,000 pounds of government high potential copper cable from the Reclamation Bureau at Williston.
Clem Casey, driver of the car that struck and killed John Olson, farm laborer, on the highway east of Bismarck Tuesday night, was exonerated of any culpability in the accident by the coroner's jury.
A truckload of North Dakota manufactured products, from 24 firms, left Bismarck over the weekend for the North Dakota picnic at Seattle, Washington on June 3 and the World's Fair on June 5.
At a meeting of the Board of Education on Saturday evening, all teachers were re-elected for the ensuing year. This is a substantial compliment to the good sense of the board.
Judge Newton C. Young of Fargo spent yesterday afternoon with old time friends at the capitol. He came in to argue for the respondent in the case of Edwards vs. Cass County.
Final preparations for the welcoming here Monday afternoon of two cars of the Elks Official Safety Good Will Fleet will be made this week-end, it was announced Archie O. Johnson, committee chairman in charge representing the local B.P.O.E.
North Dakota's selection for the Statuary Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C., an eight-foot statue of the late John Burke, was approved in its clay model form by Utah sculptor Avard Fairbanks for the state Statuary Hall Commission.
The TRIBUNE is now enabled to announce that the Aberdeen, Bismarck & Northwestern railroad will be grated to Bismarck before November 1, and that all reports that the road has been abandoned are utterly false and without foundation.
Herbert C. Fish has announced himself as a candidate for member of the Board of Education of Bismarck for the one year term, to be voted on Tuesday, June 4.
John Gray, North Dakota State Treasurer, will give the principal address at Memorial Day observances in the City Auditorium here Monday, according to Harry Bernstein, commander of the local V.F.W. post.
Leaving here Friday for the Seattle World's Fair and the North Dakota Picnic near there will be the 18-piece Bismarck Junior College Bagpipe Band and its director, George Anderson. The group will travel by train, as is the Bismarck High School Band.
Memorial Day was impressively observed in Bismarck, and the citizens turned out in large numbers to attend the exercises in the Methodist Church. The ceremonies began with a parade of the Grand Army veterans from their post headquarters to the church.
Harry Herschleb, 39-year-old World War veteran, director of the statewide historical marker project and technical supervisor for the veterans C.C.C. camp at Mandan, died Saturday at Jamestown.
The Capitol Theater here at 412 Main Avenue, has been closed and there are no definite plans for reopening the place. Manager Don Larson has been in the theater business in Bismarck since 1932, serving both the Capitol and the Bismarck theaters.