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STATE OFFICIAL DISCOVERS A
VAST UNOCCUPIED TERRITORY
OF EXCELLENT LAND
In that part of Minnesota lying
north of Red Lake, W. T. Cox, state
forester, with headquarters at Saint
Paul, has announced a discovery
which already has opened the eyes of
hundreds of farmers in various parts
of the Northwest to the opportunities
Forester Cox says that from the
Upper Red Lake to the Rapid River
there are thousands of acres, which
he has named Beltrami prairies, with
soil as good as that in the Red River
Valley. The land which has been
marked a swamp on all maps has been
drained through a lowering of the
outlet of Red Lake and the building
of many drainage ditches by the state
until the land is dry and in many
places is ready for the plow without
The state contains 1,125,000 acres
of government homestead yet un
claimed and there are additional hun
dreds of thousands "of acres of land
owned by the state which are sold at
auction once a month in the county
seats of the counties in the northern
part of the state where the land is
located These sales have attracted
hundreds of farmers from the central
and eastern states who have obtained
good land at a fraction of the price
of farms in their states.
Red Lake is a body of water con
taining 400 square miles. It is the
largest fresh water lake within the
United States except Lake Michigan
This fact is not generally known
i among people of the state but Mr.
Cox asserts it over his signature and
it is verified by study of the atlas.
The effort of the state drainage
commission, working out of Saint
Paul, has done much to bring the
north country to a condition where
crops can be grown with advantage,
and the rich soil which for ages has
received the settlings which make it
so productive are now ready for the
A GOOD FRUIT YEAR
This will be a good year for fruit
and berries the Red River Valley.
Apple, plum and cherry trees are now
in full bloom and no destructive frost
is likely to come at this late day. An
orchard now is a thing of beauty and
in the fall will be a joy to the owner.
HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT
Next week is Commencement week
at the Warren High School. On Sun
day evening, May 26, the baccalaure
ate sermon will be preached in the
opera house. The Commencement
exercises will be held on Friday eve
ning, May 31, on which occasion an
address will be given by Maria San
ford, of Minneapolis. The seven
graduates are. Ruth Dagoberg, Jo
sephine Dixon, Agnes Hilleboe, Eb
ba Lundgren, Ralph Powell, Minnie
Thomas and Fae Wadsworth. The
Class Day program will be held on
Friday evening and the Junior ban
quet on Saturday evening, this week.
Bead What the Pioneer Loan. & Land
Co., Says About the Avery Gas En
Office of the Pioneer Loan & Land
Co., Warren, Minn., May 23, 1912.
This spring we purchased from the
Warren Machine and Iron Works Co.
of Warren, Minn., one of the 20 H. P.
Avery Gas Traction Engines, and a
,six furrow Oliver plow, and I wish ts
t& *ay that we are well pleased with the
t^ outfit 90 fax.
|fe We believe we have the best plow
ing outfit in the country, and I do not
iesitate in saying that the Avery Gas
Engine has given us excellent ser
vice and satisfaction.-) We have
plowed as high as 30 acres in a single
day on an average of one and a half
.gallons of gasoline per acre.
Our outfit has made a record and
ti we are glad to give you this informa
tion. We shall be glad to answer
any inquiries concerning the work
done by the Avery Engine on our
Wishing you continued success, we
Pioneer Loan & Land Co.,
Per Hopwood, Mgr.
WILL MEET AT INTERNATIONAL
The Northern Minnesota Develop
ment Association will hold its next
convention at *International Falls on
Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21.
This will be an important meetnig
and there should be a large attend
ance, especially from the Red River
Valley counties, who are in position
to reap most direct benefits from the
boosting work of the association. It
will be an interesting trip also to
those who have never visited that
part of the state. The citizens of In
ternational Falls will do their utmost
to entertain the delegates and their
ladies. There will be automobile
rides and boat rides up the Rainy
River and thru the picturesque Rainy
Lake and an opportunity will be given
to inspect the largest paper mill in
the world, and other industries of that
WORKING ON THE ROAD
Profit to All in Work Well Done.
A great deal can be said concern
in gthe various systems of using road
taxes, and there can be no doubt that
some systems are much better than
those in use in this state However,
it is not too late to make any change
this season, and the important con
sideration of today is to make a more
efficient use of the present system.
This will hardly be possible unless the
farmers furnishing the labor shall ap
preciate the fact that every hour
spent bettering the roads is being
used to their advantage and gain A
farmer may shirk in his work upon
the road, and in a way beat his road
overseer, but every time that he does
it he is doing himself an injustice and
possibly an injury.
In workirg out his road-taxes, every
farmer can well afford to work as
hard and as long, under the supervi
sion of a road overseer, as though he
were^ working in his own field. In fact
we feel that every farmer is justified
in doing a little additional road-work
on the highway along his farm, even
though it must be donated to the good
of the cause.
The State is in need of good roads
and in time will have much better
ones than it now possesses, but not
until we have different supervision,
and more earnest work and co-opera
tion on the part of ail concerned
O. M. Olson, Extension Div., Minneso
ta Agr. College.
SHALLOW FOR CULTIVATION
It has been hard to wean our farm
ers from the old-time useless custom
of planting corn in hills raised some
inches above the surrounding level,
and from the worse than useless cus
tom of deep cultivation between the
rows Most of them are now fully
awake to the fact that corn does best
when planted on level ground But in
too many cases the deep cultivator
still "gets in" its murderous work
The rootlets of the corn plant love the
warmth of the surface soil hence
they spread widely on every side,
mostly from two to four inches below
the surfaceso widely that filaments
from adjacent rows will meet in the
center of the intervening space in a
few weeks after planting. Whatever
disturbs them lessens the amount of
nourishment they may send up, and
reduces the production of corn per
So, while the first cultivation, be
fore these spreading rootlets are sent
out, may well be close to the plant,
and say four inches deep, no subse
quent cultivation should be more than
two inches deep. This will suffice to
destroy weeds and to maintain a soil
mulch for the retention of moisture.
as well as to let in air and to warm
up the soil. Shallow cultivation, re
peated as often as practicable, espe
cially after a rain, will be sure to
"tell" in increasing the size of the
crop.C. R. Barns. 3
Fate was against the Warren high
school team last Saturday at Hallock,
but when she began to smile, she
smiled too late. ,The Hallock boys
won the baseball game by 9 to 7, af
ter having imported a pitcher from
Northcote. The Warren boys made
all scores in one inning at the close.
If Sommers had been in the box from
the start, the story might have been
different. Harold Swanson was in
jured quite seriously on the left knee
when a base runner collided with him.
He received surgical care at Hallock.
The boys were accompanied by Prof.
Brockus and Oscar Wahlund. The
latter umpired. ^1
Hallock will play here tomorrow if
the grounds are in condition.
SCHOOL GARDEN CONTEST
District No. 88.
Miss Bessie Shepard, teacher.
Rosy Qualley, George Qualley, Flor
ence Palmer, Elda Palmer, Freda
Carlson, Beda Carlson, Martha Carl
son, Guy Knutson, Clara Knutson,
Pauline Hammerer, Kelso Matheny.
District No. 7.
Miss Margaret McGillen, teacher.
Ellen Anderson, Hazel Green, Lucy
Gonswroski, Ralph Rue, Mabel Jor
genson, Ethel Jorgenson, Laura Pal
mer, Abner Nichols, Lily Nichols, Har
vey Nichols, Veva VansicMe, Andrew
Vansickle, Tony Marcukiati.
District No. 42.
Miss Beulah Trott, teacher.
Martha Olson, Ruth Bodel, Gunnar
Bodel, Milton Warner, Clayton Cleve
land, Gardy Rutz, Violet Rutz, Mae
Rutz, Bertha Anderson, Linea Ander
District No. 29.
Miss Edna Grange, teacher.
Oscar Backlin, Clara Backlin, Andy
Morkassel, Harry Morkassel, Hazel
Bengston, Myrtle Bengston, Emma
Johnson, Agnes Johnson, Iver John
son, Anton Johnson, Lulu Hartwig,
Eileen Grange, Margaret Miller, Har
lan Miller, Virgil Harris, Homer Har
Below is the list to date of those
who have already made their gar
dens and expect to care for them
carefully during the summer. In
some of the country districts, the
teachers have visited the children's
gardens and plan to do so occasion
ally during the summer. Any teach
er who is thus willing to put forth this
special effort for the good of her pu
pils, is deserving of special praise.
It has been our pleasure to visit
the schools where this work is being
taught and we find that wherever the
teachers have co-operated1"
and entered into the spirit of the work
the pupils are interested and getting
benefit from it
We have been able to visit a num
ber of the parents and have found
them enthusiastic and more than will
ing to work with us for the good of the
The following pupils attending the
Warren schools will have school gar
dens this summer: Elizabeth Mc
Arthur, Robert Mathwig, Marion Nel
son, Gladys Mitchell, Beatrice Lund
quist, Agnes Berget, George Copp,
Mabel Schelstad, Conrad Johnson, Ro
bert Lundgren, Willis Powell, Ken
neth Wattam, Anna Johnson, Wini
fred Valtinson, Hazel Edwardh, Flor
ence Olson, Ruth Anderson, Sinclair
McArthur, Henrietta Edwardh, Rose
Rosenthal, Ruth Wood, Ingeborg
Erickson, Celeste Ostlund, Einer Lo
doen, Hazel Lund, Margaret Blawd,
Evelin Valtinson, Agnes Lundgren,
Gertrude Layne, Henry Halvorson,
Arthur Melgard, Florence Lundgren,
Augusta Layne, Martha Ballard, Lea
Youngdahl, Verna Myers, Louisa
Erickson, Aileen Harris, Hunter
Quistgard, Helen Thorson and Kath
erine Reigal. E. M. M.
FAST BALL GAME SUNDAY
The baseball fans will welcome the
game next Sunday at the fair
grounds between Thief River Falls
and Warren. This promises to be
the best game of the early season
here. Pihlstrom has been engaged
to pitch for Warren, and that guaran
tees one of the best batteries in the
Valley, with Johnson behind the
plate. The game will be called at 3
VALLEY FARMS ATTRACT
That the Red River Valley is re
ceiving favorable attention in Iowa,
Illinois, Indiana, and Southern Wis
consin is evidenced by the correspon
dence received every day by Scandia
Farm Home Association. The Asso
ciation will escort a dozen homeseek
ers to various places in its territory
in a few days. ^Already it has ans
wered more than 100 inquiries from
private parties,f^f |m?l|
The"" Crookston Automobile Club
visited Warren last evening on their
first tour this season. Leaving Crook
ston in the morning they had visited
Red Lake Falls, St. Hilaire and Thief
River Falls, taking dinner at the lat
ter place. They arrived in Warren
at 5:00 o'clock in time for supper,
which was served them in the oper
house by the ladies of the M. E.
church. There were 3i cars making
TppH STOR E
FOUNDED BY THE LATE K. J.
TARAL8ETH IN 1882WILL CEL-
EBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
f|E*X WEEK BY* BIG BARGAIN
years ago, or to be more ex
31, 1882, the late K. J. Taral
ga business in Warren in a
little frame building located
on Main street, in the middle of the
same 'block in which the present store
is looated. His capital was small,
likewise th^e stock, but the husiness
grew under the guiding genius and
business sagacity of the founder. Six
years.later, in 1888, a two-story brick
store building was erected on the cor
ner occupied by the present store*,
and that building was in those days
considered a fine business place and
marvelous improvement on the form
er quarters. Four years later, in
1892, an addition of the same size was
built alongside the former building
and also a one-story addition in the
rear of the double building facing on
Johnson Ave.,all opening into and
connecting with the original store.
This remodeled store was one of the
largest in the valley and a credit to
the town. Then came the disas
trous fire in 1910, which levelled that
building to the ground, but out of its
ashes rose a much larger and finer
building in which the business is
conducted today. This in short de
scribes the evolution of a mercantile
establishment in which the city of
Warren and the county of Marshall
take a just pride The K. J. Taralseth
Co., store is founded on integrity and
that is the secret of its success.
Ralphs. *1aralftA5th, the-pveseni nuvfr
ager, ^s a. progressive business man
and' spares no efforts to serve well
the many customers of the store A
big 30th Anniversary sale for May 31
and June 1st is being advertised in
this issue This sale will surely in
terest the buying public
NEW CHURCH BODY ALLOWED
At the annual Minnesota confer
ence of the Swedish Lutheran church
at St Peter, Minn, early this week,
it was decided that a new conference
be created, to consist of the present
mission districts In the Red River val
ley, Dakota and Alexandria mission
districts. If the petition of this sec
tion of the country is acted upon fa
vorably by the Synod at l+s meeting
in Chicago, tne new conference will
embrace practically all of Northwest
ern Minnesota. Warren would be
one of the chief centers, and it is not
unlikely but what North Star College
would become the conference insti
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION
The Marshall County Sunday School
Convention will be held at Stephen
this year on June 12 and 13. All
Sunday schools in the county are urg
ed to send delegates to said meeting
and all Sunday sohool workers are re
quested to be present. A good pro
gram will be arranged for the occa
sion. MARSHALL COUNTY LOOKS GOOD
Henry Hoper and John Gratzek,
who accompanied J. F. Dupuis, the
landman of the Luse Land Co., to Sas
katchewan, Canada, last week, re
turned home Monday. Messrs. Hoper
and Gratzek report a fine trip extend
ing as far north as Prince Albert, and
say they saw some very fine land
"but," said Mr. Hoper, "my land here
is worth $20 more an acre since I
have seen that land, and at that it
would be cheap as compared with the
price they ask for land up there."
When we consider that Mr. Hoper
has $60 and $60 an acre land here,
and knows land and land valuese,
that statement means muchA" Mr.
Gratzek, while favorably impressed
with the vast country over which they
looked, comes back a stronger believ
er, if that is possible, in Marshall
County and the opportunities it offers.
"We had a delightful trip," said Mr.
Gratzek, "saw some fine country and
were shown some very good land,
but," again that 'but* "my land,
man, any one that will pass up the
opportunities offered here to go away
up to that short seasoned country,
beats me."Stephen Leader.
EAST OF WARREN
Mesdames Bengston and Anderson
visited with Mrs. Bodell on Monday
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wod and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs W. Haney and
daughter, all of Warren, were autoing
in these parts on Sunday.
Several of Mr. Monroe's family at
tended the Sabbath services held at
J. Rue's on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Johnson and
daughter, of Riverside Farm, called
at Hazel Glen on Monday evevning.
Mrs. Wendt called at, the Rutz
home on Sunday.
Several of the Olson young people
autoed to Grand Forks Saturday eve
Sigurd Olson and his crew are bal
ing hay for E. M. Powell.
Miss Jane Edgar visited with Miss
Beulah Trott a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Metheney an
nounce the birth of a daughter, May
Last Sunday Mr. W. A. Knapp was
speeding along so gaily in his auto,
when suddenly there came a stop and
all was still, then O, for a little gaso
line' My kingdom! My kingdom, for
a little bit of gasoline1
here comes assistance in the shape
of a broncho and a two-wheeled cart
driven by one of our gallant young
men who kindly offers to carry Mr.
Knapp to a near by farm house where
the precious gasoline is obtained.
Thus another auto ride continued.
Owing to the nice weather and lit
tle showers of rain, the fields are fine.
A good deal of winter rye was killed
by the cold weather we had the first
part of the spring.
Emanuel Andeen and Levi Johnson
have been breaking on Jacob An
deen's land. As payment for their
work they ,*Jk g^ thi^v^at'P tro%
of flax, which they seeded last Thurs
A company oV men were going to
put up a wind mill at John Haugen's
place one day last week, when, as
they were raising it a 2x4 broke with
the result that the mill fell down
again and got bent
O L. Swanberg has put in all power
on the 80 he bought in section 3.
They are grubbing and breaking for
Mrs Alfred Elseth, of Newfolden,
has been visiting at her brother,
Geo. Boe has built a new granary
on his farm It is now painted and
ready in every respect. Hope you
will get a lot of grain in it next fall,
NORTHWEST OF WARREN
Miss Emma Bystrom, teacher in Ex
celsior school of district No. 19, clos
ed a very successful term last Fri
day. A well prepared and very in
teresting program was rendered, after
which a fine lunch was served to all
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson, Mrs. L.
Johnson and Master Robert Lund
gren and Milton Anderson, all of
Warren, visited at Andrew Pearson's
Miss Hilda and Mr. Chas. J. Ander
son and Mrs. Chas. A. Johnson and
daughters were among the Warren
callers on Tuesday.
Mir. Victor Cederlund, of Warren
ton, made a business trip to Crook
ston last week. He also visited with
his brother-in-law, and called at the
The Vega Young Peoples Society
met last Sunday evening with an at
tendance of over sixty. We always
appreciate a large crowd. Come again.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Johnson,
pioneers of Vega, left last evening
for a month's visit with relatives and
friends They will go direct to Chi
cago, where they will visit with Mrs.
Johnson's brothers and their families,
while there they will take in the meet
ing of the Augustana Synod. Return
ing home, they will visit at Red
Wing, Minneapolis and other points.
We all wish them a very enjoyable
trip and hope to see them return well
Mr. Albin Ranstrom is working for
Louis Ranstrom at present.
Rev. F. N. Anderson and family,
Nels Bystrom and family, August
Lundgren, John L. Dahlquist and fa
mily, Frank G. Johnson and family,
Aaron Johnson and family, and Lars
Olson visited at Alfred Johnson's last
Vocal Duet, Fae
NUMBER 21#fc $*
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
Many of the High School pupils at*
tended the North Star College com-,
mencement exercises last week.
Prof. Abrahamson visited the High
School last Friday morning.
The English II. class has finished
Marmion and are now reviewing com
The English II. class is. now read
ing "The Holy Grail."
The Cooking class had a review on
digestion of foods, last Friday mora^
The State Examinations will begin
All classes are looking over old ex
aminations preparing for new ones.
Those who have plots at the school
gardens are now busy working in*
The Junior banquet will be held
at the opera house, Saturday evening,
Katie King is now back at the Nor
mal department after an absence of
Elmer Boyd is back at school this
The Cooking class had a lesson on
sandwiches last Mdnday.
Bessie Sedlacek spent Sunday visit
ing near Angus.
Miss Bessie Cross and Helen Wit
tensten visited at the cooking room,
Beulah Robinson spent Sunday in
Miss Waters spent Saturday and
Sunday at Hallock
The Cooking class had lessons on
frozen desserts Tuesday and Wednes
day. These were their last lessons
and the examniation on food study
was given Thursday.
Harold Swanson is absent from
school his week on accoun of an in
jury he received while playing base
ball last Saturday at Hallock.
The names of those who graduate
in the Class of 1912 are as follows:
Aly# m&fr Dagitergr^o%e^fm^%t3
on, Agnes Goline Hilleboe, Ebba Ca
tharine Lundgren, Ralph M. Powell,
Minnie Thomas, Oma Fae Wadsworth.
The Class Day program will be giv
en, Friday evening, May 24, at the op
era house Following is the program:
Instrumental Duet, Ebba Lundgren
and Josephine Dixon
"Life is What we Make It"
Class of 1912
Everyone is welcome to attend this
The baseball game played at Hal
lock last Saturday between the Hal
lock High School and Warren High
School teams resulted in a score of
seven to nine in favor of Hallock. A
good game is expected here Friday,
May 24, when the Hallock baseball
team will come to Warren. Come
and see the game.
Estelle Grindeland spent last Sun
day in Thief River Falls.
As the growing crop now looks, the
spring can be called very favorable,
notwithstanding more rain fell than
seemed necessary at times. Barley
and corn are being put in a* the fin
ish. The corn is being put in with
uneasiness as quite a percent fails to
The Strands left today for their
new home in Washington accompan
ied by Selma Efterfell who goes to
spend the summer there.
Mrs. Tverstol is still far from well
but she has at last secured househelp.
Mr. Perry Smith one of the old set
tlers had a severe stroke of paralysis
the second in two years// The first
affected his speech only, but one side
is completely paralyzed this time. He
Is with his daughter, Mrs. F. O.
With a few odds and ends, a few
chains, wheels and so forth from old
harvesters and plows, Ole Liedon, a
mere lad, has constructed a gang plow
that does the work of four*horses.
His entire cost is in the neighbor- ^4j|
of $200. For simplicity and cost it
is just the rig for the 160 acre farm
er. Those who have seen it work
see a great future for the modest