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This Snap to Be
Sold by Rail.
320 acres 8% miles from
market, which we will guar
antee to be as good soil and
surface as the farm on which
your homestead stands, tho
Jt he worth $100 an acre and
regardless of whether it is
located in Iowa, Illinois, In
diana or Wisconsin. We will
sell this only thru correspond
ence, you have the privilege
of examination and we will
rebate railroad fare to pur
chaser. Write for particu
Danaher & Maben Land and
Investment Co., Railroad
Bidjr., Minneapolis, Minn.
Famous Red River Valley Witt Be the Goal for Thousands of
Eastern Farmers This YearJohn Wyman, tlte Pioneer
Land Man, and one of North Dakota's "Great
Homejinders," Talks to a "Staff Man."
Fargo, N. D., May 13.Yes, it has
been raining "to beat tho band" out
here in these "good old counties" of
Cass and Traill
the during the week and every time
clouds wept land has increased
value about $3 per acre per ^4-inch of
moisture in this* famous section, and if
the "farmers of the east" could only
realize and appreciate what glorious op
portunities and results await them
out here along the Northern Pacific
and Great Northern railroads in the
Red River Valley
there would be nothing "to it" but
homeseekers' excursions every day in
the week and they would have to get
their applications in early to Becure
some of the splendid farms in Cass
and Traill counties that are bound to
bring permanent prosperity, double
their present selling price and furnish
an assured income for life, and all this
in a few years.
Think of I
you men who imagine you have a good
thing and are contented to work
Look I Over
you eastern and middle west farmers,
who have a chance to sell out at from
$75 to $100 per acre.
Out here in God's country where
every environment equals the fcest con
ditions in your old state, you can buy
the best land on earth for'from $25 to
$40 per acre, and understand this is
in no wilderness, but near Fargo, the
metropolis of the state, and a beaxitiful
City of 12,000
and in a section having every ship
ping facility. The best of markets
where the highest ,of prices are paid
for your products, where unrivaled
educational, advantages are found for
your "boys and girls," and where so
cial and religious conditions compare
favorably with any state in the union.
In short a section where you can "live
by the way,'' and enjoy life while you
are "salting down the coin of the
I met "Honest John Wyman" out
Fargo way this week and got him to
talk. Everybody in
The Great Northwest
knows John Wyman, the pioneer land
man. Everybody knows that John is
one of The Great Homefinders,'' who
enjoys an enviable reputation and
gives every homeseeker
A Square Deal"
and has made many families "come
into their own" in North Dakota.
Yoi: can't get Wyman to talk about
himself or the way he has extended a
helping hand to many good, honest
homeseekers, or about the seed wheat
he went good for, or the* assistance
he has given toward getting the new
machine or advanced money for a new
Minneapolis, Minn., May 15.There
have been all kinds of statements made
about Lamoure county by men who
were interested directly, but I want to
say something about it myself. It joins
Ransom on the southwest and lies just
east of Sargeant. Financially, this
county is one of the best in the state.
It has some $40,000 in its treasury, all
to the good eighty schoolhouses dot it
from one corner to the other, and it is
not such a big one, either. All the
roads are graded up in fine shape and
there is not a county in the state that
has any better railroad facilities. Three
competitive lines criss-cross the county
the Milwaukee, Northern Pacific and
Soo. Thruout, it is especially well adap
ted to dairying, diversified farming and
stock-raising. Several new creameries
were built last year and more are con
tracted for at different points this com
ing summer. There is not a farm in
THE BEST OPPORTUNITY IN
THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
WHEN WE SAY BEST WE MEAN BEST.
We have 640 acres of as good virgin soil as the sun ever shone on in
Uncle Sam's country, located thirty miles from the Eed Eiver of the North,
two miles from a station with four elevators, five miles from Hope, the best
town in Steele county, North Dakota, in a thickly settled farming communi-
ty where a crop failure is neyer known. Oh this section we are now erect-
ing a barn 30x64, 16-foot posts, and a house 16x28. We have twenty teams'
turning over the prairie sod and will have seeded to flax by the first of
June 500 acres. This land is gently undulating and there is not one acre of
waste land on the farm-. The soil is black loam with a heavy yellow clay
subsoil, where the best crops of wheat, flax, oats, barley and potatoes can
be raised in the state. A
We will sell this beautiful section farm, with the buildings ready \o
move into, on the crop payment plan, to a man who convinces us that he
has the necessary stock and machinery to properly farm 640 acres of land.
By the crop payment plan we mean this: we will want him to make us a
small payment down as a guarantee of good'faith. He then can go onto
the land and make it pay for itself by delivering to -us one-half of the crop
each year until the land is paid for.
Our price on this section of land with the 500 acres of flax, is $35.00
per acre, and the price on the land if we retain the crop is $26.00 per acre.
If you are interested and want to make yourself independent and pro-.
vide your family with a good home, write us immediately.
ELLSWORTH & JENKINS
barn or helped to bring the /'ol
folks" out to the new home. Oh, no.
You don't hear that from him, but get
your ear close to the ground, feel the
pulse of these great, hardy, progress
ive farmers, have a few heartL to heart
of a country's prosperity, and they
will tell you this man is the "salt of
He won't talk about this, but ask
him about Cass and Traill counties in
the famous Eed river valley, and a
gatling gun is a slow, lumbering affair
compared to his rapid-fire conversation
about this section, and then, if vou
express any doubt, it is "nuts" "for
him to make good and prove all he
savs by indisputable facts and figures.
told Mr. Wyman I wanted to send
"greetings" and something readable
to "the men of the east, and that
it was "up to him. He said:
Williams, of course you know the
Eed river valley is pretty well known
and it is natural for every, land man.
to think his section is the best but
we certainly have some "money-mak
ing" propositions for the investor and
homeseeker in Cass and Traill counties,
and are ready to prove our statements
by taking our clients over our section
and a sale is bound to result if he
means business and is anxious to bet
ter his condition. In short, we can
deliver the goods'' if the buyer will
look them over.
I have over
Of land for sale, and it is the very
best agricultural land on earth, con
sisting of fine improved farms and also
some wild lands, all located in the
richest grain-producing localities in the
world. These lands are all level, the
surface is black loam from one to four
feet deep, and the subsoil is clay, with
an abundance of good water, and also
some fine groves of timber. All of
these lands are within 200 or 300 miles
of Duluth, which is the largest shipping
point on Lake Superior and as good a
market town as Chicago, because it is
nearer by water to the large cities off
the east and Liverpool, England, than
Chicago is. Our principal products are
wheat, flex, corn, barley, oats, cattle
and hogs. North Dakota is raising
more flax than all the rest of the United
States put together. The ordinary yield
of corn is from 40 to 60 bushels an
acre, wheat from 15 to 35 bush
els, oats from 40 to 80 bushels,
and barley from 30 to 60 bushels. There
never was a failure of crops in this
country, and every farmer is sure of
good reward on his investment and la
bor every year. My lands are all near
churches, schools and railroad towns.
All of these lands in the future will
command prices ranging from $50 to
$100 an acre. The prices of these lands
are now ranging from $15 to $40 an
The Imperishable Value of Farm Lands.
Amid" the crash of stocks and the
Has $40,000 in Its TreasuryDotted With SchoolJwuses and
Criss-Crossed by Railroads.
the county that is more than ten miles
from a railway town market. While in
the county I met several farmers who
recently moved there, and I desire to
mention one whose success stood out
prominently. He broke 100 acres of wild
land and put it into flax which sold
for $1,870 he had in 50 acres of barley
that yielded 2,500 bushels and 30 acres
of oats that went 70 bushels to the
acre he paid $18 an acre for his land.
This looks to me like a most excellent
showing, and is no more than any farm
er can do who wants to hustle.
One farmer told me that 'the Danaher
& Maben Land and Investment com
pany, whose main office is at 325 Rail
road building, Minneapolis, had sold
more land in the past five years they
had been operating in southeastern
North Dakota than any other land con
cern which had been operating there
in fact, they had turned over 75,000
acres in the past five years, and that
they still own and control about 15,000
acres more. Their sales in 1902 to La
Salle county, Illinois, parties alone
amounted to $250,000, of which $245,000
was spot cashthis was certainly going
Their plan of operation is. lo seVure
a small payment down and give a good,
long time on the balance, and they al
ways deduct a purchaser's railroad fare
from the first payment he makes
on anything he buys. Their buyers all
ticket to Edgeley, N. D., and when they
get there are taken over as much of
the county as they desire to see in auto
mobiles which are handled by the most
competent men- they can find. Another
thing they always, do is to show every
buyer the best they have to offer at the
time.W. A. Otis.
FARGO HORT DAKOTA 'Klfi8
wreck of inflated trusts it will be ob
served that land and urban real estate
are showing no tokens of panic or
shrinking. Into all of the slates of
the west the procession of farmers con
tinues to move in an uninterrupted
stream. None of the reverses of spec
ulation has precipitated any Jack of
confidence in the soil.' It remains as it
will for all time, the firm and unshaken
basis of the country's wealth.
The man who is the possessor of a
ieee land has the game in his own
There is no promotor or stock
gambler who can jeopardize his invest
ment. Where it is purchased with
judgment, land is always worth the
money paid for it, and it is bound to in
crease in value. It cannot be destroyed
or carried away. It requires only
industry to make it profitable and pro
ductive. I constitutes a source of in
dependence in any condition of the
money market and amid all the muta
tions of speculative enterprises.
LaWd is the one thing in this world
whose value is absolutely intrinsic, and
its worth and desirability ought to be
made apparent as it never has been
made apparent before, by the ruin that
has overtaken those unfortunate per
sons who have been fleeced of their all
by licensed stock robbers.
The above is something "pat" for
the "ol states" farmer, and direct
from "the man who knows," and
should cause them "to sit up mighty
straight," and take notice. I only
cost one cent to write to John Wyman
at Fargo, and he can give you detailed
information- about this section of North
Dakota that is very valuable and abso
Ward D. Williams.
TH MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
FERTILE COUNTIES^OmNORTH DAKOTAtOFFER iQREAT VHANCES FOR YOUNG MEN.
HOMESSEKERS READ^NTERVJEW WITH JOHN WYMAN.
CROP CONDITIONS IDEAL
FOR BANNER^IELD IN1905
Lisbon, N. D., May 14.Truly-the
framers of'the great territory of the
northwest built wiser than they knew
when they provided for the education
of the young America and the establish
ment and maintenance $i a system of
The total fund of the state and coun
ty amounts to about $5.50 per capita a
year. The resources already accrued
from the sale of public lan'ds amount to
over $3,000,000. The interest of this is
divided pro rata among the various
counties of the state per capita to the
school census. The endowment of these
school lands originally comprised ap
proximately 2,500,000 acres, of this
about 350,000 acres have already been
sold. None of these lands can bo sold
at a les3 sum than' $10 an acre so event
ually the permanent school fund of this
state will aggregate $25,000,000, the in
come of which is to be used for no other
purpose except the educational inter
While there has already been $3,000,-
000 worth of land sold and put out at
interest, it must not be thought that
the balance, of the lands are not pro
ductive, for a very large acreage, just
the amount I could not obtain, is rented
either for pasture purposes, hay -lands
or some of it being under cultivation,
are rented as farm lands. The in
come from this great endowment is div-
acre, with only $3 per acre down balance, half the crop until paid for.
FOR THE RENTER.
160 acres of land, located 2V2 miles from Manfred and 7 miles from Fes
senden. the county seat of Wells county, North Dakota, on the main line of the
"Soo" railroad. Small house and barn, good well of, water, about 100 acres
under cultivation. Land rented for this season. Possession given October 1,
1005. Price. $16.00 per acre $500.00 cash, balance, half the crop until paid for.
Why rent when you can get a proposition like this?
FOR THE ACTUAL FARMER.
320 acres wild land, 2ys miles from Sykeston, where there are three large
elevators and creamery, the Pipestone river flowing through one corner, furnish-
ing running water the year around. 280 acres good tillable land, balance mead-
ow and pasture. One crop of flax will pay for the land. An excellent location
for grain raising and diversified farming. Price $15.00 per acre $2.00 per acre
down, balance, half the croo until paid.
N'/2 Sec. 1-139-70A half section wild land
only one-half mile from Crystal Springs, on the
main line of the Northern Pacific Railroad. 100
acres first class farming land, balance Ideal hay
and grazing land. Natural spring water. Three
years' lease to school section adjoining at an
annual rental of $16 per year. A splendid loca
tion for a sheep or cattle ranch or feeding sta
NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. Near Fargo, N. D.
Where over 6B0 North Dakota farmers' boys and girls
are educated every year in scientific farming, dairying, cat
tle raising, engineering, and the classic and scientific
branches of study, free of charge.
All wealth must come from land. Poor land won't produce money.
W expect our customers to pay for their land out of their crops. Hence
we must sell good, productive land. A good farm, with good soil and well
located, is always saleable. Lands increase rapidly in value. Hundreds upon
hundreds of our farmers have become rich by rise in value of their lands. De
sirable free government lands are almost a thing of the past. Thousands of
new settlers are coming into our state. Values must rise.
Many of our improved farms pay the owners a net rental of from 10 per
cent to 40 per cent on the cost.
How long, think you, will values stay where they are when our banks are
only paying 8 and 4 per cent on deposits?
160 ACRES, about six miles southwest of Mandan, N. D. every foot
tillable. Sixty-eight acres under cultivation good well 56'feet deep, with
15 feet water. The buildings do not amount to much, although the house
would make a good granary. This is close to other well-cultivated and
$16 an acre half cash.
WM. H. BROWN COMPANY, Mandan, N. Dakota.
ALEX R. CLEMEN S
Dealer in the Famous James River Valley Farm Lands and Stock Ranches^
the Garden Spot of North Dakota. Agents wanted. "Write for particulars.
Box 106, Jamestown, N. D.
MR. MONEY MANDo you want
good, safe investments? Just write
me about Barnes county's first mort
gages. They are gilt-edged security
and pay 5 and 6 per cent interest.
RANSOM COUNTY FROM AJV
A BARGAINOne and.one-half
sections 12 miles from Valley City,
N. D., near new proposed railroad,
well improved. R. F. D. and rural
phone in close connection. Price,
with one-half 650-acre crop, if sold
by June 1, $25 per acre.
E. M. McALLEN, Valley City, North Dakota.
LAND for sale, in the Famous James River Valley, at prices that defy
competition. Agents wanted.
JMMESTOWV, STUr&MA* OOUMTT, WORTH DAKOTA.
WE HAVE SEVERAL LARGE TRACTS FOR SALE, SUITABLE FOR
COLONIZATION PURPOSES, I N EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA. PRICES
AND TERMS RIGHT.
WRITE US FOR PARTICULARS, STATING YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
MENTION THIS ADVERTISEMENT:&JK
Thomas J. Baird Investment Co^
LAKOTA, NELSON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA.
ided among the various educational in
two normal schools, an' agricultural col
lege, two experimental stations, an in
dustrial and manual training school,
and an academy of science, all of which
have an apportionment of these funds.
I have been particularly interested in
looking into this matter in' view of the
great interest now being manifested
over the middle west, concerning the
immigration of the renter and the
young farmer to North Dakota. Ran
som county being one of the most pro
gressive and prosperous counties of the
state, and now receiving such marked
attention by the industrious and
energetic farmers of Indiana, Iowa
thought iMinnesotaleand well to them know someU
what of these educational facilities and
to advise them of the great support
given to the local country schools, in
many cases thetocal tax being assessed
only sufficient for the current year,
the school districts being out of debt
and many of them with a good bank ac
No. state do I think in* these great
United States surpasses North Dakota
in the provision for the education of the
boys and girls who are to become the
future men and women, and upon whom
will evolve the responsibility of making
Ransom county, North Dakota, the peer
of any county", educationally, in the
THE FOLLOWING LETTER S TELL THE STORY:-
The above are only a few of the instances where men have made all the way from 100 to 300 per cent by buying land thru us in North Dakota. If
you want further proof, we will be glad to have you write these parties direct.
If you do, the following proposi
tions ought to interest you:
)f& 3840-a'cre ranch located 12 miles from Medi-
r-na, Stutsman County, North Dakota, on the
main line of the Northern Pacific R. R. An ele
gant set of modern buildings, worth at least
$2,500. Plenty of hay, the best of grazing,
WATERED BY AN ELEGANT NATURAL
SPRING OF PURE WATER WHICH FLOWS
100 FEET FROM BUILDING AN PIPED FOR
USE. This Is a snap at $7.50 per acre. Terms
very easy. Write for particulars.
A Few Bargains in Cass County
and the Famous Red River Valley
A SNAP320 acres, located 3 miles north of
Tower City, a town of 1,000 people, on the main
line of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Two sets
of new frame buildings that cost about $1,000
each, two years ago, located but 20 rods apart.
Can be made into one good set. Two wells of
good water. 280 acres under cultivation, bal
ance prairie used for pasture and hay. Splendid
settlement. Soil heavy, black loam, underlaid
with clay, free from stone and gravel. Price, if
taken soon, $27 per acre $3,000 cash, balance
easy terms. One-fourth crop goes to purchaser
if taken at once.
MUST BE SOLD160 acres, located one
half mile from railroad siding: and three miles
from Wheatland, on main line of Northern Pa
cific Railroad. AH under cultivation, no build-
Fargo, N. D.f May 12.
William Zerke, of Embden, N. D., Says: I can take $30.00 per acre for
the 160 acres I bought from you in 1897 for $5.00 per acre." (Mr. Zerke's
profit is over 300 per cent.)
Herman Utke. of Enderlln, N. D.. Says "Th 160 acres I bought from
you in 1896 at $12.00 per acre I would not sell for $35.00 per acre, and don't
care to sell at that price." (Mr. Utke broke up 140 acres on this land in
1896, and the following year it raised 3.000 bushels, which he sold for $2,250.
His first crop amounted to $330 more than the land cost him. His profit is
nearly 300 per cent on the raise in the value alone.)
Mr. O. N. Oleson, Elliott, N. D., Says: "Th land which I bought from
you in 1902 at $14 per acre is now worth $30 per acre." (Mr. Oleson is the
minister in charge of the Methodist church at Elliott, N D. His profit is
over 100 per cent.)
Mr. Olavus Amundson, Medina, N. D., Says: "Th land I bought from
you in 1901 for $4 per acre is now worth $13 per acre. I have a lot of short
horn cows and take my cream to the Medina creamery." (Mr. Amundson
came here four years ago from Litchfield, Minn., and filed on a homestead
and bought 320 acres adjoining. has made 300 per cent on his investment
on the raise in the value of the land alone.)
We have ten or twelve quarter and half section tracts at the present
time in Wells County, which we are offering at from $12 to $18 per
HERE AR E A FEW OF THE BEST:
FOR THE MAN WH O CANNOT LIVE ON HIS LAND.
320 acres wild land, adjoining the town of Bowdon. where there are six grain
elevators, three or four general stores, churches, good schools, etc. Creamery
located on land. Part of this can be laid out in town lots. Soil a deep, rich,
black loam, underlaid with clay. An excellent piece of land. Pjice $20.00 per
acre $1,000 cash, balance, crop payment plan or terms to suit. Considering the
land, right up to a growing town, quality of soil, etc., it is easily worth $25.00
FOR THE MAN WITH LITTLE CASH.
160 acres, located six miles from Bowdon, 70 acres under cultivation, bal-
ance nearly all tillable. Soil a deep, black loam, underlaid with clay, a splendid
crop producer. Price, $16.50 per acre $1.00 per acre down, balance, half the
crop until paid for. Can you afford to let this opportunity pass by?
ings, well drained, good soil, one-half mile from
school. Price, $25 per acre $1,000 cash down,
balance, terms to suit purchaser. A portion of
crop given if taken before June 1.
480 ACRES AT A BARGAINISO acres lo
cated 3 miles west of Arthur, on the Great Nor
thern Railroad, and about 15 miles north of
Casselton, on the main line of the Northern Pa
cific. 370 acres under cultivation, balance
meadow. No buildings. In one of the best sec
tions of Cass county. Adjoining lands held at
$30 to $35 per acre. Our price for a short time,
$25 per acre. Terms, $1,000 per quarter section
down, balance easy payments. One-fourth crop
given to purchaser if taken soon. This is the
greatest bargain in the Red River Valley to
day. Will sell in auarter section tracts.
If you are a farmer, buy more land, buy It today. You are on the inside.
You know you can't lose.
If you are a renter how much longer will you work for the other fellow?
Why not let that half the crop pay for a farm of your own?
If you are a teacher or a clerk, or a business man, buy, and if you have to,
buy on time. The advance in the price of the land will make you from 50 to
200 per cent on your investment.
Lands are safe. Lands can't burn up. Land can't be embezzled.
The price of one acre in Iowa or Illinois, will buy four acres of our land.
Every dollar an acre advance means four for one in our favor. Do you see
Order for half-fare railroad ticket sent free on application.
IF INTERESTED, CALL. ON OR WRITE US
22 WALDORF BLOCK
Is Sharing Liberally in the Influx of Homeseekers
Oakes, N. D., May 5.A quarter sec
tion of land in Dickey county sold
within the past month to a resident of
the county for $2,600. About five years
ago this same quarter was sold for $400
by the present purchaser's brother. The
citizens of this county do toot make any
pretense of sajing that land here has
all increased in value or selling price
600 per cent in four years, or that this
particular sale should be used as a
basis for eastern buyers to use when
considering a purchase, but they act
something else. They are buying more
land every day. Nothing so thoroly
recommends any section or country, as
for its citizens to increase their hold
ings as rapidly as circumstances permit.
Eastern farmers, be they renters or
owners, or sons of owners, are going to
have a little leisure time during this
month atod June. Some of them I know
ENTERPRISE AND PUSH OF
PROMINENT YOUNG FIRM
Wheelock Bros, of Fargo an Example of Western Energy and
SuccessGreat Chances for the. Young Business
Man in North Dakota,
.j this splen-
Tiii^- M4 wionir, V'jfront until today in the banking, whole- j*o money paid. The wonderful suc-
iment plan, by which the homeseeker
did little city" of" 12,000 souls, the on hisi purchase and the balance from
metropolis of this great young state of year to year until he has an undis-
North Dakota, the young man of energy pted deed to his land. On this plan
and brains, has rapidly forged to the he cannot lose, for case of no crop,
lifee omf thisa youngg giant we the strong in the
"kids" of 30 and 35 at the helm and i the Wheelqcks that are mighty inter-
conducting the affairs of city and state estmg reading for the man who wishes
in a manner that is the admiration and to "cut loose" from th
despair of older settled communities. *ta
abundance th is -world goods**.h en
CDCE linilCCTEAnc and Good Lands for Orain fiHCiP We will locate you ons
met nUHlCO I CAU5 *rd Dairy Farming
and sell you lands from $5 to $18 ner acrewheat, oats, barley, flax, large crops. Coal for
digging and hauling. The best water In shallew wells and springs. Heilig & Elliot Land Co.,
Mandan. N. P.
BISMARCK REALTY COMPANY
Offers for sale Town Lots in City, of Bismarck, Capital of North Dakota
also 35,000 acres of. choice land of the Cannon BaJ.1 Company, along Cannon
Ball river, North Dakota. I Large Tracts at $8.00 per acre.
Address CANMN BALL CO., BISMARCK, N. D.
investor pays a small amount down
Jhis plan is
,te where he is payinge high
One of the leading young firms of indifferent land. This firm is only an
the great northwest is that of the example of what hundreds of young
Wheelock boys at Fargo, conducting a i men are doing thruout the great north-
real estate and loan business that in west and a trip over the different lines
a few years has grown from a small of railroad and a visit to the up-to-date
beginning to one of immense propor-, modern and progressive towns of the
tions, controlling thousands of acres of state produces hundreds of such cases,
the niost fertile and productive land in North Dakota is certainly the young
the whole state of North Dakota. One of hustlers' state, with every section
the secrets of their success combined gridironed with splendid lines of road,
with their recognized integrity and I with shipping facilities second to none,
square dealing is their half-crop pay-! the best of markets at hand where the
by Buying Land
highest prices are paid for products. A
young man of "the right sort" has a
chance of a lifetime Duluth and Su
perior, the Great Lake points, only
200 miles away Minneapolis, the
greatest grain, flour, and lumber
center in the world, only a night's
ride, such conditions with shipping
rates that put Chicago out of business
should appeal to the young investor
and business man who wishes to strike
out for himself. Don't take my word
for it, but come out here for a week
you ''good fellows" of the east. You
don't have to ride in stock trains or
sidedoor sleepers, but take one of the
Great Northern or Northern Pacific
limited trains, made up of Pullmans,
with dining-car attachments. Do the
route from Fargo to Mandan, drop off
at Vallev City. Jamestown, Bismarck
or Mandan, look over the business
openings at Fargo and Grand Forks
go down the valley to Lisbon and take
the Soo to Kenmare and Minot. Let
your wants and wishes be known and
mix up with these splendid young men
thruout North Dakota, and you will
commence to live and expand and cease
to be a "dead one. You will go back
with a bunch of land or many business
schemes under your hat and make prep
arations to "get in the push." There
are openings for almost every line out
here except "sleepers," and with the
movement setting in for North Dakota,
an era of development and progress is
commencing that will cost you 300 per
cent more for these "good things" in
a very short time. The commercial
men who travel this state from end to
end are about the most reliable barom
eters that exist. They area wideawake
"bunch" and you can't fool them. If
you have any friends of the grip who
make this state, ask them what the
openings are. Then "take my tip'*
and get a "move on.
Ward D. Williams.
MADE A FORTUNE
HENRY WESSELL WAS A SECTION
HAND I N 1881.
Man Has Over $100,000, Over $90,000
of Which Is Deposited in the Banks
of Fargo and Valley CitySells His
Barnes County Farm of 960 Acres for
Special to The Journal.
Valley City, N. D., May 15.Henry Wesseu".
living about twelve miles northeast of Valley
City, sold his farm of 960 acres last week for
$25.50(). The deal involved a cash payment of
$10,000, the balance being secured by mortgage
on the farm.
Including the $10,000 in this transaction, it
is currently reported that Mr. Wessell now lias
over $90,000 on deposit in banks in Valley
City and Fargo, and that his total wealth is
over $100,000. He worked as a section hand on
the Northern Pacific in 1881 and has been
farming sincp that year. He has not raised
stock or speculated in land, the section and a
half be sold last week being his first real estate
transfer. He made his fortune raising grain.
A new bank, to be known as the Bank of
Valley City, has been organized. It will be a
state bank with $33,000 capital. Governor E. Y.
Sarles will be president and 3. 3. Barley, former
ly connected with the Minnie Harvester com
pany of St. Paul, cashier. The directors are
E. T. Sarles of Hillsboro, K. H. Bronson and
Henry Wolfer of Stillwater. Minn., J. J. Earley,
William Coop. Walter Coop. Dr. L. S. Platou.
N. P. Rasmueson and Tollef Olson of Valley
WAR I N FAEGO'S BOARD
H. R. Turner Dismissed from Member
ship by New School Officials.
FA.BGO. N. D.That there Is little prob
ability of peace on the Fargo board of
was demonstrated by the peremptory manner
which the majority of the board fired H. B. Tur
ner. At the meeting of the old board J. P-
DahlquUt. who is to remove from the city,
tendered bis resignation and Just a few minutes
before the expiration of the life of the old
organization. H. K. Turner was elected.
The new board is organized by another ele
ment to that which has controlled for three
years, and the members asserted that the old
*oard had no authority to transact new business
at the time Dahliiuisrs resignation was accepted
and that Turney's "flection was Illegal. Alter
removing bim from the board, Herbert Harring
ton was selected to fill the vacancy. Turner is
an attorney and insists he will fight the matter
in the courts.
In the interval following the expulsion of Tur-
i ner Secretarv Rupert persisted in calling Tnr-
are considering a visit to hoe ter 8 nam
northwest to see what this country he is slatedafter for slaughteinstructeed at th nex meeting.and.to
lv is have -hist, rnip thinir av to i The high school course of study will prob-
lu xt i i
bank account, and a good many of them ju Amido.i bejiusththe May oe theear
could easily afford to spend a winter in .criminal-
Floridahowever, the most of them are
very well pleased with their North Da
'Oakes is entirely dependent Oh* the
farming country it has 1,200 people,
but its council recently voted to bond
the city for $30,000 to put in' a sewer
age system and every dollar of these
bonds was bought at par by residents
of Oakes and farmers living near here.
A word to the wise, you know.
W. A. Otis.
16 0 acres free land
abl' be radically changed at the next meeting,
them, and that is, "Dickey County far- The claim is made that it is being run ea-
rners all came here free to twelve yeas clusively for the preparation of the graduate*
ap-o- moat of thpm dirin 't
n. l&ro-p entrtys Into th freshmanexaminationthe class of big
withoue further A
i about lo pr cent cf the graduate* go to
weater benefits tinder a different curriculum,
they landed,r but I cannot find OWe of colieges, some members of the board ay the.
tem today who does not control a nice ^"fflhSS ^urricS!
UnitedeStates court in morningterm Therf
seventee- civil and a lar^e number of
cases. The majority of the latter are 'on charges
of smuggling, principally wheat, across the In
ternational boundary line.
The late M. F. Williams of Minneapolis Is
succeeded as manager of the Northwestern-Port
Huron company by N. McKellar of Fargo.
F. E. Smltn "of Wahseton was elected presi
dent for the next term of the Southeastern Da
kota Educational association. Mrs. N. C. Mc
Donald of Lldgerwood was chosen secretary.
"I saw an eruption of old Vesuvius
"I did, indeed."
"Didn't it frighten you?"
"Well. I should say so. Why, it even
made the earth quake."
GOOD FABMS FOR SALE.
And when I say GOOD Farms. I mean
all the word implies. Elegant soil, good
buildings, magnificent surroundings: tele
phone communication: rural free delivery
mat] service and everything that goes to
make life on a farm eafcyable. Near to mar
ket In Barnes county, tne banner county of
North Dakota. For further particulars addreaa
D. W. CLARI, VALLEY CITY, M. D.