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The wedding ofKathryn J.Harris
ofPemfeina, N. D. and Harold C.
of Kennedy, Minn, wu
•oiemized Wednesday at 4:80 o'clock
in the home of the bride's parents
at Pembina, Rev. Z. James, offlciat-'
\Dg« .: «.•»•.
The vows were exchanged beneath,
an azch of evergreen and California
peper flowers. The rooms were
beautifully decorated with the same
greens, lillies and pink rosea and
were Qghted with, candle-light.
Ityhen the* guests had assembled
Miss Kathryn Kneeshaw sang, "At
Cacbman and "Little
House of Dreams." The bridal party
then entered to strains from Men
delhsoiv'a Wedding March, with
Gladys Harris Walker, at the piaMo,
and Miss Elisabeth Boolqer with vio
Hies Janette Harris, sister of the
bride, wtaa the bride's maid. She
was gowned in white net, and wore
.a bandeaux of silver flowers about
her hair. She wore a corsage of
pfeik roses and valley lilies.
The bridegroom and his best1 man,
Alfred 'Stratte of Minneapolis, a
brother of the groom then entered.
The bride who entered with her
was gowned lib orchid crepe,
Steaded in silver and,wore a bandeaux
«f' cloth of silver about her hair.
She also wore her great-grand moth
er Harris' feairl ear rings which have
been warn by brides of the famjly
'generations. Her flowers were
an arm bouquet of brides roses and
After the ceremony Miss Kathryn
Kneeshaw sang several selections ac
eompanied by Gladys Harris Walker
Mid Miss Eiizabeith Booker rendered
a violin ado.
A buffet luncheon then, followed,
Mrs. £. J. Ryan, presiding assisted
by the Misses Janette Harris, Mar
ina Brenman, Margaret Harris Mar
garet Brennan, and Viola Feldman.
Mire. Stratte was a student at
Northwestern Undvereity, Chicago,
and a graduate of University of Nor
th Dakota. She is a member of Sig
ma Alpha Iota at Northwestern anid
of Alpha Fheta Chapter of Delta
Tihe groom is a graduate of tfcjei
¥nS(vex«ity of Minnesota School, of
IBedkine and took inferos wock at
the General hospital/ New York. He
las been house physician at the
Hallock Memorial hospital for the
past year and is a member of the
Hallock Clinic laind has established
offices in Kennedy for the winteir
Out of town guests .Were Dr. and
Mrs. J. Stratte and sort John, Mr.
J. Lindegard, E. Zimmerman, A. A.
Holmquist, and Miss Mildred Bou
vette of Hallock, Minn. Mr. and
T. J. Dahl and daughter Jane
of Kennedy, Minn. Miss Hilda Hoff,
Aberdeen, S. D. Miss Helen .Stratite,
Biwtajbek, Minn., and Dr. Alfred,
Mr. and Mrs. Stratte left
vt-ro" *v /vif^ *&?*> nc
evening train for Winnipeg. They
will make their home at^ Kennedy,
ADVERTISING IN PIONEER
EXPRESS BRINGS RESULTS
Thomas Welford, who lost, his
Shetland pony several /weekfc ago,
located- it at .Letellier, Manitoba!
through his advertisement in the Pio
neer Express. Who said it does not
pay to advertise? A few years ago
two horses and a mule strayed away
J!rom| the Prattford neighborhood and
la span of ponies fnan Bowesmont.
Both were advertised the same week
in the Pioneer Express. The pontes
turned up at Halpfstad, Miara'toba'
and the horses and the mule near
Edinburgh, Walsh county, and both
were- found through the advertise
ments in this paper.
Strayed from Z. C. Trudel pasture
this flail, ond nine months old zedj
bull calf one black steer, year andj
a half old one roan and black heifer,
year and a half old. A liberal re
ifaird will be given for information
of their whereabouts.
Z. C. TRUDEL,
27-29* Pembina, N. D.
The case of Mrs. Elmer E, Goar
against the village of Stephen- and
the Minnesota Electric Distributing
Co., occupied the attention of the
Marshall county district icpunfe for
practically, the entln week.
Mrs. Gear's auit, which was for
$25,000 damages for injuries alleged
to have been received last August,
came up for trial last Saturday, when
the taking of testimony began* and
was not completed until late Wednes
day evening. Had it not been for
the fact that the court held evening
sessions, the case would in all pro
bability have been drawn out for the
balance of the' present wieek.
MJrs. Goar's testimony as inter
posed at the trial showed that on
August 10th last she had connected
her electric iron in the usual man
ner with the socket in the ceiling and
placed it on the stove to heat, there
Ibeijig no Are in "the stove at the time
that while it was heating she reach
ed to secure a dust pan which hung
on the wall between this stove and
an oil stove which had, it seems, be
come charged with electricity which
so severely burned the hand that
amputation was. later found neces
The evidence introduced as to how
this charging of the stove occurred
showed that the service wire leading!
to the Goar residence came in con-1
tact with what is known as the jump
er line leading from the 2300-volt!
primary line to the transformer, and
that this excessive voltage was car
ried over the -service line into the
Goar residence at-the time the elec
tric iron was in use, and the over
charge escaping from the iron charg
ed the kitchen range and oil stove
with the high voltage mentioned.
In addition "to the loss of the great
er part of her hand, Mrs. Goar also
received other bruises, and her ac
tion against the village and the elec
tric company was to recover dam
ages not only for these injuries but
for the pains and suffering and
claimed permanent affect on her
The plaintiff's case was taken care
of by H. O. Chommie of Thief River
Falls and Olson and Hage of War
ren, and the village was represented
by W. E. Rowe of Crookston and B.
B. Btyett of Stephen the electric
company's defense was handled by
Messrs Lanaster, Simpson and Jinell
and Mr. Richards of Minneapolis.
The Community Christmas tree
and entertainment held in the City
Hail was a splendid: success in every
way. The committee on arrange
ments and program have every rea
son to congratulate themselves on
the efforts put forth to make the
commtunity spirit prevail. The hall
was well filled wih an appreciative
audience who listened to the splen
psogram given by different in
dividuals, groups from the several
Sunday schools and the school child
ren, all showing careful training and
considerable talent. Although the
weather was very windy and dis
agreeable, many faced the elements
and came in from their farm homes
to help swell the crowd. At no time
of the year is the spirit of good fel
lowship and co-operation felt more
than at the Christmas tide
OFFICIAL PAPER OF
"getting together" of all, members
of the community in preparing for
an enteirtainmlent of this kind is a
step in the right direction toward
bringing about that community spirit
of which we are all in n&ed. The
.beautiful tree which was shipped in
from Pequot, Minn, reached to the
ceiling of the hall and was beauti
fully decorated with tinsel, icicles,
snow and all that glitters. Varied
colored electric lights were artisti
cally arranged through out the bran
ches, together with enough candy to
suppy all children present.
No othe'r gifts were given by the
Oommuntity Committee although
some' were brought by individuals.
A collection was taken to pay for
the candy and tnee, there was a small
shortage which wias covered by the
Let the Community spirit stay with
us during the 'whole year and by all
metans have another gathering at
Christmas time 1923.
Afternoon occupied in the review
of laws in respect to noxious weeds,
county poor and mothers' pensions.
At 6 o'clock p. m. an adjournment
was taken until 9 o'clock a. m. next
Wednesday, December* 6th, 1922
At 9 o'clock a. m. board met, all
Forenoon Occupied in to gten^eral
conference with members of the leg
islature in respect to laws relating
to education and care of poor.
States attorney and county judge,
Robert McBride, also present.
At 12 o'clock noon an hour and a
half recess was taken.
At 1:30 o'clock p. m. board re-con
vened, all members present. State
senator, Filed VanCamp, togettyefr
with the other members of the leg
Until 3:30 o'clock p. m. general
discussion was had relative to cer
tain changes and amendments rela
tive to North Dakota's ^iaws, des
truction of noxious weeds, maximum
amounts allowed districts for edu
cational purposes, amounts allowed
from districts in which there is no
hjgh school Ito districts in whfc]^
there is a high school for tuitipn,
pro rato share of cost to be borne
by townships and counties in respect
to care of poor and mothers' pen
At 3:30 o'clock p. m. board pro
ceeded with regular business.
St. Thomas Cjty School Site Tax
A. L. .Miller in behalf of the St.
Thomas city. school board presented
a petition asking that all of. the
taxes now remaining unpaid on the
following described lots in St. Thomf
as city, to-wit:
Lots 1 to 8 inclusive, lots 18 to
18 inclusive, lots 23 and 24, all in
block 3 lots 7 to 12 inclusive, lots
13 to 18 inclusive,, all in block 19, be
cancelled and abated, so that said lots
may be- used as a school site for
St. Thomas Special School District,
purpose new school building. The
city council and school board having
agreed that all taxes belonging to
school or city will be cancelled, pro
vided the' same action is taken by
the county and state.
Now therefore be it resolved that
the relief be granted as therein ask
ed for, and that all taxes now re
maining unpaid and unredeemed tax
sales be cancelled, abated and of no
further effect on the lands describ
ed in said petition, excepting lots
7 to 12 inclusive, block 19.
Lots 7 to 12 inclusive, block 19,
being not included for the reason
that there are no unpaid t*xes there
on excentinsr the year 1922.
Th« fnrecnfaer resolution was un
animously adopted and approved.
PEMBINA, PEMBINA COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 1922
.-, .' -. ,:
John B, Useless, Esq,
Tuesday, December 5th, 1922
At 1:30 p. mi board /met. Com
missioners present, A. B. Purdy,
John S. Staples, John Holler, Sr.,
J. Fred Radke, and W. J. Wlatts.
.Chairman presiding -and Wra. W.
county auditor, 'acting a}
John K. Olafson, Jaut Johnson and
Robert Halcrow, members of legis
lature present, also J. A. Jainieson
and Chas. Gilroy, weed commission
ers Mr. Parizek, county agent and
At 6 o,clock P. M. Board adjourn
ed until 9 o,clock A. M. next day.
Thursday, December 7th, 1922
At 9 o,clock A. M. Board, met, all
RESOLVED THAT CLAIMS are
hearby allowed and it is hereby di
rected that warrants be drawn on the
County Treasurer in payment there
of as follows:
I Mothers, Pensions Mrs. Tillie
Lee $30.00 Marion I. Sullivan $50.
Mary Leibinger $10.00 Be da Gus
tafson $37.50 Eva C. Felt $40.00
Mary Ferch $40.00 Mary Boyer $30.
Supplies for County Officials-Pem
,binaw County News $2.00 Grand
Forks Herald Co. $3.42, John C.
Mpore Co. $3.30^ Globe-Gazette
Printing Co., $25.44, Cavalier Chro
iclle $40.05, St. Thomas Times $31
O^George Roadhohse $11.66, J. D.
Winlaw $3.00, D. J. Larson $34.45,
George Roadhouse $11.50, Charlotte
A. Jones $8.49.
Postage, freight and express paid
by county Treasurer—J. R. Gibson
outlined Envelopes, superintendent,
oi scnooxs—(J. A. Jones
Xeiepnone tolls—u. J. Larson $2.
70, Arv-m. W. Feison $4.30, H.
.baectric lignt—Jamjes Lang $21.95.
\Voii bounty—Cnester Crosby $2.0o
Work on state road—Charles Sta
Work qn county roads—E. G. Wyn
ne $7.20, Martin T. Torgerson $2.80,
4ienry Monette $4.90, James Rogers
$25.00, A. R. Hughes $37.60, A. Harz
$37.70, William Trenbreath $4.00, J.
T. McGillivray $16*60, L. J. Backe
$32.80, Advance town&hip $249.17, B.
At 12 o'clock noon recess was tak
en for the period of one hour.
At 1 o'clock p. m. board reconven
ed, all members present.
The following claims allowed and
Services, deputy clerk of court-^
G. A. Winlaw $24.50.
Clerk register pf deeds -office—
Lena Boyer $5.00.
Sheriff's fees—D. J. Larson $16.00.
Claims approved by the County
Board of Health and ordered paid:
J. L. Mulder $145.00, R. A. Scott
$300.00, P. E. Short $50.00, F. W.
Deason $79.20, Midland Chemical
Laboratories $96.00, L. H. Landry
Material furnished for bridge*,
Thingvalla township—St. Hilaire Re
tail Lumber company $53.20.
Clerk in county treasurer's office—
Lila McHolland $75.00.
Clerk in sheriff's office—Eya Mid
Cutting weeds—W. S. Kemp $7.80.
Mothers' pensions Mrs. Thora
Wolf bounty—Joe Sigurdson $2.00.
Publication fees—Pioneer Express
County agricultural agent—E G.
.Telephone tolls—Cavalier Tele
phone Exchange $27.00.
Supplies for court house—Walker
Bros. $5.66, Thomson Bros. 7.25, Pet
er Erlendson $7.40, Adams Hdwe. Co.
Refund of school and road poll—
Victor Destival $2.80.
Mileacre. superintendent of schools
(continued on page three)
Opened on Red
(Arthur iHutchins of Sty Vincent
took it upon himself to hiave a skat
ing rink started on the Red river
land many are enjoying the sport
It is 200x120 feet and is alongside1
the pontoon bridge. Eleven men as-'
sisted in clearing the ice Tuesday1
afternoon and three scrapers drawn
by horses. One scraper is fourteen
feet wide with steel blade. Next
Saturday afternoon there will be a
grand opening and prizes given for
the best gentlemen and best lady
skaters and a third prize for the
best lady and gentlemen skater, in
couple. This rink is open to every
body and without charge. The Hmsi
ness men and others of the two
towns have donated whatever they
felt like giving to defray the expen
ses, aWd there will be no trouble in
keeping the rink open for everybody
is in favor of the move. The prizes
will be awarded at four o'clock
SPENDS XMAS AT PEMBINA
Spencer Douglas who is teaching
at Oak Point, Manitoba spent Christ
mas at the Douglas family home
here. Mr. Douglas informs us that
Mr. W. F. Dwyer who is station
agent at Oak Point is closing out
his affairs and will move to Oregon.
UP FROM MINNEAPOLIS
Mrs. F. C. Myrick came up from
Minneapolis Wednesday evening ac
companied by her son Frank, whk is
at G.viul Foi-ks. She reports Mr.
Myrick's eyes as some better but
he is being treated all the timie.
James Slater:—"The promptness
in which the fire department respond
ed to the call when Mr. Myrick's
house was on fire is certainly to be
commended. I believe it was njot
more than five minutes from lth)e
first clang of the fire bell b&fore the
engine was running and the hose
stretched up the street. I don't
dance but I have $1.50 for a ticket
to the ball they are giving. There
should not be a citizen of the town
but would he willing to give that
much to the firemen's cause. They
may need their services some day."
E. R. Langton:—"There are twjo
laws that need attention at the com
ng session of the legislature. One
is the hail insurance law. It should
be made compulsory for all to insure
the seeded land. Insurance should
call for $10 per acre and the premi
um should be not to exceed twenty
five cents per acre. The wide sleigh
law should be made either compul
sory or repealed."
A. B. Purdy:—"The community
Christmas tree was a grand success
in every way. The committees hav
ing the arrangements in charge aire
entitled to credit for the well ar
ranged program. W/e will have an
other one next year, foir I believe all
the people were satisfied."
A. Bourgeois:—"I have cleaned up
over 160 acres of scrub land since'I
bought the WUliam Martineau and
Hiogan places. It was willows and
other scrub that produced nothing to
speak of, but served to catch the
snow and kept part of the other land
wet in the spiring. All is now in
ship-shape for a good crop next year.
Wfe had an old sulky plow that was
relegated years ago that we con
verted into a stump and root puller
that is worth n*re for that than we
paid for it when new. We use it to
go over the broken scrub land and
with one team we would tear up the
roots that were plowed under by the
breaking plow. It can be raised and
lowered at will. Before we thought
of its use to pull out roots I woukl
have given it to any one for taking it
Napoleon Jerome:—"I am back to
the old place at the mouth of Two
Rivers, opposite Joliette. It is fifty
yeafrs since we first went on that
farm and it is really a home to us
alV Dni thjose days deer and elllfl
were plentiful, and other game in
abundance. There are more chick-
Under present management, 35 years
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Ottem enjoyed
a happy Christmas by entertaining
all then: chldren and children's child
ren for dinner on that day. Theto
were iprasent thixty-ftve descendeoKfc
of the Ottemi family, all enjoying the
Christmas festivities under one Toof.
Those prseent were their son Peter
and his five year old boy, Elmer and
his wife and two boys, all of Unity,
Saskatchewan. Joe Middleton, wife
and four children, Mr. and Mrs. John
Mumro and Wo children, Mr. and
Mrs. Wallace Cameron and four
children, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Leathers
and three children, Mr. and Mrs.
John Ottem and two children, besides
Sterling, and Misses Ethel and Ma
bel who are staying at home. Mak
ing in all thirty-nine including the
old folks. All the rest of the fa
mily mentioned live at St Vincent
and in Pembina vicinity.
As They Said It
NUMBER 29. 4
We think this is one of the largest
family gatherings homie at one time
around here, and they are all healthy
and enjoying prosperity. Can yott
NEW TEACHERS IN
Miss Kathrine Latham of Cala
donia, Minnesota is the new teacher
to take'the place of Miss Shaklefjard
in the high school and Miss Lyckn
Johnson, of Buxton, succeeds Miss
Paulson far the 5th and 6th grades.
Miss Johnson is a sister of Mrs. J.
Read the Pioneer Express ads.
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tms year is tne best tne commutes
could lind. There will be nve ex
pert musicians here."
John Heneman:—"The Christmas
trade was good and I have no com
plaint to make. The sale week be
lore CihiiistmaiBi brought in p^ople
from all over."
J. B. Parker:—"It was the beat
Christmas trade I have had since I
went into business."
R. C. Stinson:—"Considering every
thing, including bad roads, our
Christmas week brought in custom
ers from long distances as well aa
near, and I think we all should be
grateful. I had a big stock of
holiday gjoods and everything is re
duced to a minimum."
John Copeland:—"I am surprised
at the amount of money in circul
ation, and the store trade and at
tendance at the movies were good."
Postmaster McQueen:—"We handl
ed more paircels through the malls*
this year than ever before and I ami
glad Christmas is over. I don't be
lieve there is a person tributary to
Pembina but has one or mora
friends. The sarnie can be said ofl
the people helre sending presents
away. But it seems to be the mmo
all over, for the mail clerks tell m»
that the last few days out of thiT
Twin Cities two or more mail cars
had to be attached to the regular
Northern Pacific lrains. Uncle Sami
must be richer by several million
dollars on account of this Christmafs
E. D. Booker:—"Our Christmas
trade was good. In fact wo have no
comolaint to make about the ceneral
business this fall. If collections had
been as good as the cash trade wv
would have fared even better. But
we hone next year will change