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Promptly at 9 Wednesday morn
^S. Commissioner Richards, of the
general land office, assisted by the as
sociate judges, James Twanley, of
Grand Forks ,and Judge Wakely, of
Omaha, started the drawing for the
last of Uncle Sam's 1904 lotteries.
Tfcj armory hall, where the drawing
took place, was well filled with anx
lous people all excited over the lot
tery fot land.
T' The armory hall is Quite a large
,, building and used as an opera house,
hall and armory combined, and on the
stage the drawing took place. Here
the judges mentioned, with their
large force of clerks, stenographers
on one side, and several newspaper
representatives on the other, were lo
cated.
As Howard Maher, aged 13, and
Frankle Prosser, aged 14, the two boys
selected by the officials to draw the
names from the wheel, prepared to
draw number one, there was the great
est excitement, which seemed to grow
more intense as each fraction of a
second passed until the envelope was
examined by the officials, stamped No.
1, opened and the name of the winner
read. The excitement died down
somewhat after the announcement of
the first name, but it again seemed
to grow more and more intense as peo
-^ple recovered from the shock they
received at not being number one.
For some time before the first name
was drawn, the wheel was turned and
turned and the 15,076 envelopes eon
ttaed therein well "churned" before
the boys began to draw the names that
are now being read throughout the
country by anxious "homeseekers."
Several petitions have been sent in
to the secretary of the interior asking
for the location of townsites at dif
ferent places on the reseivatlon, and
tile winner of the Ilr3t claim, should
he locate near one of the townsites
that are sure to be located on the res
ervation will have a claim worth in
the neighborhood of $10,000.
Should he prefer a good piece of
farming land, rather than to wait un
til he is in a position to dispose of
town lots, many claims that are worth
$5,000 can be had.
Some claims are worth much less
than this, as some of the land has
small timber on it. but most of the
land is worth from $15 to $20 an acre.
Six hundred names are all that will
toe drawn the first day, and these it is
expected will be all that is needed to
cover the winners. There are a few
less than that number of homesteads
on the reservation, but as experience
has taught the o..cials that some per
sona will not respond when the filing
commences, to complete their entries,
the additional names are drawn.
Immediately after the drawing
about twenty-five persons started to
Jiend out notices by mail to the win
ners, and then all the other 15,07(5
names in the wheel will be drawn
out during the coming several days,
and the persons who registered all
notified just what number they hap
pened to get, for each one of the en
velopes down to the very last will be
drawn and numbered and notices sent
to each' person. This is done so that
cach person who iegistered will know
that he was given fair treatment, and
that his name was in the wheel and
given the same chance of being drawn
first as the rest of the envelopes.
The nameb of the ilrst hundred are
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follows:
^Bruee G. Warren, Forest River,
N. D.
Alexander O. Rinuahl, Rindahl,
Minn.
John R. Milne, Herman, Minn.
Carl Anderson, Washburn, Wis.
Jame3 Crenin, Thompson, N. D.
Thorvald L. Quanrud, Meckinock,
N. D.
Anders Granum, Fargo, N. D.
William Kelly, Braham. Minn.
W. E .Delay, Grand Forks. N. D.
Alfred Thompson, Elbow Lake,
Minn, 1
Ole A. Knudson, Park River, N. D.
W Mathews O. Lebacken, Reynolds,
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Michael Temple. Minto, N. D.
MACARONI WHEAT.
Thomas Shaw, in an article in the
Pioneer Press, has this to say of mac
aroni wheat:
"The fact is significant to the future
live stock interests of Dakota that the
reports regarding macaroni wheat are
the same from Aberdeen to Larimore,
Larlmore to Neche and St. Vincent,
and from Neche and St. Vincent to
Willmar. It has neither rust nor blight
and promises an abundant yield. The
millers do not want this wheat, and
for the good reasons, among others,
that, with the machinery at present in
their mills, it takes too much power to
grind it, and that it does not make that
grade of flour for which they have won
an established and growing market.
But farmers ought to grow this wheat
for live stock if not for market. It is
DEATH PREVENTS MOB VIOLENCE
egro Who Murdsrsd a Deputy Sheriff
Dies of His Wounds.
Pitzgerald, Ga., Aug. 31.—The negro
itt, who murdered Deputy Sheriff
op by shooting him on the train
,r Rebecca about a week ago, died
yesterday as the reault of a gunahot
wound he received .white being cap-
tared.'- Bum
probably sa1
Dallitt* ufider
atderikd out by Gov. Terrell to prevent
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Names of First Hundred Who Drew Lucky Numbers
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Frederick Wheeler, Grand Forks,
N. D.
John Henry Kennedy, Fergus Falls,
Minn.
William B. Nelsor., Mankota, Minn.
John .Milleson, Chicago, III.
Jesse L. Banholtcr, Lake View,
N. D.
Harry L. Keller. Crookston, Minn.
William H. Shields, Devils Laks,
N. D.
Charles Wltneyre, Lanark, III.
William J. Kotenborg, Grand Forks,'
N. D.
Erick E. Nelson, Hatton, N. D.
John K. Cooper Council Bluffs,
Iowa.
Ada Biegler, Hayward, Wis.
Ben Miller Johnston, Lime Springs,
Iowa.
Charles F. Anderson, Devils Lake,
N .D.
Emanuel N. Waist ad, Park River,
N. D.
Earl B. Welble, Minneapolis, Minn.
Walter M. Beck, Hanley Falls,
Minn.
George I. Snider, Donnelson, Iowa.
George H. Boyd, Grand Forks, N. D.
Jacob O. Hammer ,St. Paul, Minn.
Guy F. Harris. Grand Forks, N. D.
John Krejzl, Devils Lake, N. D.
James F. Kain, St. Paul, Minn.
Emma L. Kelly, Kansas City, Mo.
Walter X. Bell, Osceola, Mo.
Hobart Overland, Fertile, Minn.
Andrew J. Koob, Waseca, Minn.
Melvina Turnbull, Superior, Wis.
George Bright, Turtle River, Minn.
Andrew J. Loftus, Lucca, N. D.
Peter Welch, Crary, N. D.
John O. Hamre, Park River, N. D,
Peter H. Welter, Acton, N. D.
Martin D. Sorenson, Burton, N. D.
Jerome H. Daily, Minto, N. D.
Joseph V. Race, Sheldon, N. D.
Frank Brossard, Church's Ferry,
N. D.
Frank Broasield, Church's Ferry,
N. D.
William S. Otto, Wapello, Iowa.
Mathew Jepson, Frazee, Minn.
John L. Landin, Moorhead, Minn.
Emil F. Schneider, Willow City,
N. D.
Ferdinand Stoschein, Cottonwood,
Minn.
Emil J. Omstad, Bottineau, N. D.
Catherine Betts, Grand Forks, N. D.
Julius C. Nelson, Walcott, N. D.
John D. Faxon, Oberon, N. D.
Gerhard Kilkinhamer, Stewart,
Minn.
Hiram H. Will, Itacha, Neb.
Ames O. Lerome, Buxton. N. D.
Emma K. Johnson, Mayville, N. D.
Thomas Shier, St. Paul. Minn.
Claud McLean, Lena, Wis.
Frank A. Ford. Lockout, Wyo
Richard H. Nyland, Waite Parks
Minn.
Emil Halvorson, Blancliard, N. D.
Christian E. Gilbertson. Brainerd,
Minn.
Cordie E. Peeples, Kansas City, Mo
Thomas C. Lawrence. Devils Lake,
N. D.
Emma C. Nashoinder. Newton, Iowa.
John Knudson, Broadhead, Wis.
Otave Robarge, La Crosse, Wis.
Charles E. Stickney, Wendell. Minn.
Hans P. N. Rud, Fergus Falls, Minn.
Charles S. Nelkirk, Omaha, Neb.
John Novack, Ed moron.
Olaf M. Erickson, Granville, Minn.
David Lome Hewitt, II into, N. D.
Frank H. Bailey, Fertile, Minn.
Joseph T. Zak, St. Paul, Minn.
Carl W. Thompson, Fisher, Minn.
John S. Ormson, Grand Forks, N. D.
John Fjie, Crookston, Minn.
John E. M61in, Willmar, Minn.
Avery S. Lade, Newton, Iowa.
Melvina B. Rasell, Devils Lake.
N. D.
Abo L. Lantz, Condo. N. D.
Edward J. Cody. St. Paul, Minn.
Norman H. Anderson, Superior, Wis
Frank C. Whittaker, East Grand
Forks.
Martin McHugh, Goodhue, Minn.
Michael Malloy, Devils Lake, N. D.
Moses H. Lonthan, Crary, N. D.
Jacob Papacek, Crary, N. D.
John B. Martiaus, Oshkosh, Wis.
Waldemar J. Moe, Duluth, Minn.
Walter E. Bennet, Butte, Mont.
extremely hardy and grows well, and
grown along with oats and fed with
the same makes an excellent kind of
food for any class of stock kept upon
the farm.
"Everywhere the reports regarding
the crops of oats, flax and barley were
good, but the acreage of these is lim
ited. The area of flax in North Dakota
is reported as 20 to 40 per cent less,
than last year, but the yields as a rule
will be much better. Last year flax
was relatively low in price. Farmers
cut down the acreage. This year wheat
went up and the area of all other grain
crops was cut down to make room for
wheat. Such is human nature. How
long before farmers will learn the les
son that the time to increase the acre
age of anything is when it is low? The
amount of oats and barley raised in
North Dakota is relatively limited."
•lap at Socialism.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. SO.—The Vnited
Garment Workers of America at the
last meeting of their thirteenth annual
convention last evening voted down by
a large majority a resolution commit'
ting the organization to socialism.
Wiped Out by Flames.
Hartsville, Tenn., Aug. 30. Ten
business houses .the court hpuse of
Trosdale cOuiny, tlA Allep bluie, the
principal hotel, ttvd' residences afcd
two Ilvery.stabfea were burafd here
yett&faiL \Loas 160,030
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A colony from Rugby may locate in
Georgia.
Thieves broke into a store at Aber
cromble.
The Cavalier county crops are the
best ever.
A lot of weeds have been destroyed
at Grandin.
Towner county seems to have a bo
nanza crop.
There is a lot of building in prog
ress at Mandan.
Horse thieves got in their work
north of Kenmare.
Some burglaries have been commit
ted around Wheelock.
The machinery men claim a good
year despite the rust.
Any old kind of a dog that will hunt
Is popular these days.
Granville had another burglary and
local talent is suspected.
Crops around Kathryn were dam
aged to some extent by hail.
Fessenden voted for incorporation
by an overwhelming majority.
Kids have been swiping keys from
postoffice boxes at Dickinson.
The judges at the Bottineau county
fair gave general satisfaction.
There are some damage suits in
Ward county from prairie fires.
A Mlnot lineman went to sleep on
the top of an electric light oole.
Bismarck seems to have its share
of toughs and hobos this summer.
Some boys broke open a box of
goods at the depot at Hannaford.
When spotters struck Mihot the
blind pigs closed up in short order.
The people of Cleveland have a new
depot and now they want an agent.
B. F. Osborne may give up his lease
on the Occidental hotel at Casselton.
A petition has been circulated at
Balfour declaring against the blind
pigs.
Some Minoters want a grand jury
summoned to investigate local condi
tions.
A new dormitory will be added to
the St. John's academy at James
town.
The tower of the new Catholic
church at Mandan will be 114 feet
high.
The victim of the Bottineua rapist
is said to be his fourteen-year-old
niece.
A Canuck book agent at Neche was
arrested for not having a peddler's li
cense.
The farmers* elevator company at
New Rockford bought an old line ele
vator.
There is difficulty at Kenmare over
the location of the site for the water
tower.
There are still several thousand
acres of government land in Kidder
county.
A Minot woman was hit by a berth
while riding in a sleeping car. It fell
on her.
It is claimed that the poison put out
for gophers has killed a lot of birds in
this state.
A farmers' elevator company at
Rugby has purchased one of the old
line houses.
Hon. N. P. Rasmussen of Valley
City has invested in some Mercer
county lands.
Patients have been recently taken to
the asylum from Richland and Sar
gent counties.
The postoffice at Fort Totten may
be removed to the store site and the
old row ended.
Judge Goss, the nominee of the Re
publicans in the Eighth district, is.
only 32 years old.
Mail order houses and groc •*.' ped
dlers have done big business in many
towns in the state.
The organization of the small mill
ers of the state will result in a lot
more export business.
The row over the drainage ditches
in Traill county promises to eclipse
the political campaign.
Towner wants a chief of police who
will enforce the ordinances the new
city counci lis to enact.
New townsites are being located
beyond Mohall on the extension of the
Great Northern branch.
A town in Montana is named after
Judge Cowan of Devils Lake, who la
interested in the townsite.
A lot of extra deputies have been
appointed in the northern half of the
state by Game Warden Hale.
At Cooperstown a man was arrested
on suspicion of having stolen a horse
at Moorhead, but he could not be iden
tified.
A Morton county man objected to
being slugged over the head with a
fence rail and had his assailant ar
rested.
M. P. Neff of Devils Lake has been
appointed immigration agent of a
Southern railroad for Iowa and North
Dakota.
A number of elevators over the
state will not be open for business
this fail as the result of the damage
by rust.
Cashier Grady of Valley City drove
Into the country and lost diamond
stud. He made another trip and found
the stone.
8ome of the people of Devils Lake
%o?'t care it. there never is another
reservation opening In that secticn of
thttcountry. ,, 'V
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Hobos at Bismarck are made to cut
weeds.
Hunter Is to have a bucket shop
this fall.
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Ray has organized an orchestra.
Wheatland boasts of the new depot
The Eagles organised at Valley City.
Two drains have been ordered at
Mayville.
Eddy county stockmen want a dip.
ping tank.
Blind piggers have been chased out
of Mohall.
Harvey had a successful shooting
tournament.
Williston continues to secure new
enterprises.
Early settlers In Ransom county
may organize.
Roads leading into Park River are
to be improved.
Devils Lake had a narrow escape
from a bad fire.
Some Scotch emigrants have locat
ed near Mandan.
The creamery agitation at Rugby
has been revived.
Illegal shooting has been reported
In Pierce county.
Many new residences are being con*
structed at Lakota.
Pembina is well satisfied with her
gas lighting plant.
Litchville gets a new elevator, de
spite adverse crops.
There is a big scrap on at Esmond
over Sunday baseball.
Farmers around Hamilton suffered
considerably from hall.
The grain commission house at Park
River was discontinued.
A brick-making plant is in success
ful operation at Mandan.
The building for the postoffice at
Mlnot is almost completed.
Visiting Indians are traveling over
the northern part of the state.
Cavalier county won prizes on high
bred stock at the Winnipeg fair.
Grain men have been making trips
over the state on special trains.
The new mill at Forman will make
that point a better wheat market.
Hobos are said to be unusually no
merous along the Great Northern.
Inkster is to vote a third time
on
$5,000 bond issue for fire protection.
Attorney Pierson of Lisbon, for
merly of Sanborn, will locate at Bow
bells.
S. W. Adams has resigned as the
private secretary to Congressman Mar
shall.
Flour is advancing in price since
the balloon ascension in the prices of
wheat.
Hunters are beginning to secure li
censes in anticipation of the opening
slaughter.
Barley yields have been good In al
most all sections where threshing has
been done.
One of the triplets born to Mr. and
Mrs. Thaler of Cavalier county re
cently died.
A hobo at Devils Lake borrowed a
quarter from a business man to file for
a homestead.
Jamestown sporfsmen raised a fund
to prosecute any offenders for prema
ture shooting.
The festive bumblebee has made
life a burden for the haymakers on
the slope ranges.
The story of the murder in Morton
county by Nathan Ashner, a Jew, in
dicated remarkable brutality.
La Moure expects to have high-class
fire protection when the artesian well
and water mains are completed.
A let of foreign-born residents of
the slate are getting their naturaliza
tion papers so they can vote this fall.
Bert Powell of Towner county was
arrested and fined on the charge of
killing a prairie chicken ahead of
time.
Ward county farmers have a lot of
macaroni wheat and the Minot mill
is fitted especially for grinding the
grain.
Orchestras are being organized in
some of the smaller towns in the state
to furnish music lor the dances this
winter.
Railroad Commissioner Schatz was
left at Hope while the train made the
trip up the rest of the line without the
official aboard.
It is understood that a good athletic
director will be secured and the May
ville normal will give fitting promi
nence to clean sport.
Edmore had a blind pig raid. One
of the men slipped out of the back
door and the officers had to chase him
a mile to effect his arrest.
An undertaker in the northern part
of the state is offering bargain coun
ter rates oti coffins, but there seems
to be no rush for the snaps..
Ward county people have fine coal
beds and claim the soil is full of oil,
gas and gold. The top part also comes
in nice for raising big crops.
Litchville blind piggers were prose
cuted by a minister, and they had him
arrested on the charge of intimidating
an employe, but the action was dis
missed.
Hobos broke into the residence ot
Father Kenny at Grafton. The rev
erend gentleman has been in Europe
for two months and his house was not
tenanted.
The Phillips academy, erected by the
Congregationalists at New Rockford,
is nearing completion and promises to
be a factor in North Dakota's educa
tional life.
The Great Northern will extend Its
branch line from Walhalla to the ce
ment mines' and clay beds and another
good town Is assured *n that section
of the state.
There is a protest at Church's Terry
because the band gives no open air
concerts. The people may be lucky
and not .know It, If the band is like
some'that have punctured the atmo*
sphere.
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Preparations are going on at North
Dakota headquarters for North Dakota
day, Sept. 27. It Is expected that the
commission will meet at that time. It
Is practically assured that Governor
White and his staff will be present and
assist in making the day as auspicious
a day as any of the states have had.
An effort will be made to have as
many of the prominent business and
professional men of the state present
as possible. The fact that North Da
kota day is in the latter part of Sep
tember ought to bring a great many
North Dakotans here at that time.
The southern and middle states are
just beginning to install their exhibits
of vegetables. It is yet a trifle early
for an extensive North Dakota vegeta
ble exhibit, but stepB have been taken
and all arrangements made for an ex
tensive exhibit in that line. As far as
your correspondent has been able to
see, no state has any vegetables here
that can compare with North Dakota
vegetables In size or quality. Most of
the potatoes that the states have on
exhibition as their best would make
the North Dakota farmer turn pale
with shame If he had to own them as
North Dakota's best. People through
out the state who have good samples
of vegetables are urgently requested
to correspond with the North Dakota
manager, block 59, Agricultural build
ing. All expenses incurred in the ship
ping of vegetables to the fair for ex
hibit purposes will be borne by the
state.
The Roosevelt cabin continues to be
the best drawing card that any state
exhibit has. Since the 5th of July
there have been registered in the cabin
more than 45,000 people. A great many
do not register, so that it is very safe
to say that fully TO,000 people have
visited the cabin in less than a month
and a half. It keep» the North Dakota
force on the alert all of the time to
keep people from carrying everything
tangible away as souvenirs The rid
ing boots which "Teddy" wore while
in the Bad Lands have suffered con
siderably at the hands of souvenir
fiends. Practically every nail in the
soles has been pulled and carried
The vast bench lands of the Mis
souri river in North Dakota are des
tined to support a great population of
prosperous farmers instead of being
devoted to the raising of crops of wild
hay. G. E Mitchell, secretary of the
National Irrigation association, says:
"From the standpoint of a layman I
believe the Missouri benches to be ca
pable of the cheapest and simplest ir
rigation of almost any lands in the
United States.
"A short trip of Gen. Williams and
myself up the Missouri on the Wash
burn, piloted by Capt. Grant Marsh,
disclosed large benches, comprising
tens of thousands of acres, twenty,
thirty or thirty-five feet above the
river level, which presented conditions
for ideal irrigation by pumping. The
land Is fertile, the water supply un
limited and the lignite fuel readily
available. There seems no reason why
an enormous irrigation development
should not ensue. In glancing over the
report of Prof. Wilder, formerly of
the North Daokta geological survey. I
find a chapter on irrigation in which
he gives some interesting figures on
irrigation pumping, and these would
in my opinion apply to tens of thou
sands of acres of Missouri benches
viewed by Gen. Williams and myself.
Proi'. Wilder says
'Throughout the western part of
North Dakota the lignite furnishes a
cheap and available fuel for irrigation
purposes. Fisher Brothers of Green
river, a small tributary of the Heart,
seven miles north of Dickinson, have
irrigated for two years, pumping water
from the river. The lift is fifteen feet
and a centrifugal pump with a dis
charge pipe having an inside diameter
of eight inches is used. With this
pump, which is 'driven by an ordinary
farm engine, 1,500 gallons a minute are
easily raised fifteen feet. The cost of
the pump delivered is $250.'
"Mr. Fisher estimates that even in a
dry season he would have no difficulty
in irrigating 200 acres with his present
equipment. Two dollars' worth of coal
was burned a day, the coal costing 50
cents a ton. A. F. Riley, on the Little
Heart river, near Gladstone, last year
irrigated twenty acres by means of a
dam thrown across a vaw. Next
year he purposes to irrigate sixty acres
by a centrifugal pump. Lignite is
found on his farm, outcropping in a
four-foot seam, and can be had for the
mere labor of mining.
"Hundreds of localities," continues
Prof. Wilder, "are as favorably situat
ed as these, and as the population in
the western part of the state increases
irrigation will become common. Away
from the streams wells ill very often
furnish water for irrigation on a large
scale."
Two government engineers. Storr
and Churchill of the geological survey,
are just starting a general reconnais­
Terminated Her Career.
Norfolk, Neb., Aug. 28. Mrs.
Kroma, a Bohemian woman living at
Niobrara, stood on a chair, put a rope
around her neck, jumped off and was
found by her children. She was eighty
years old and despondent.
Sells Stricken With Paralysis.
Celuriibu8, Ohio, Aug. 28. Peter
Sells, the well known showman, suf
fered a stroke of paralysis yesterday
morning.' His physicians regard hie
"cofcdltioq as critical. He Is my.
seten years old.
Br range me nts Being Made for the Celebration—Gov.
White and Staff to Be Present—Sept 27th Day.
BENCH LAUDS BE ICUIIED
Cheap and Simple Method of Irrigation Is Feasible—
"Rainfall Farming Will Seem as Nothing.
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away. Several large screws which
were in the heels have been taken out
by the fiends and carried away to
hand down in the family. The straw
hat, which had a very respectable ap
pearance when it was first placed In
the cabin, appears now as if it had
been worn by some Weary Willie on
two or three trips across the country.
Prof. Shepard of the agricultural
college has been here now for several
weeks in connection with his work in
the live stock department of the expo
sition. The excellent work which
Prof. Shepard has done at the agri
cultural college has been fittingly
recognized by his appointment as su
perintendent of the feeding experi
ments. which are to be held in con
nection with the live stock exhibit.
The position is an important one, and
the fact that a North Dakota man re
ceived it is proof of the fact that the
live stock experiments being carried
on at the North Dakota station are
recognized by experts as being ot great
value to the stock raising industry.
Commissioner W. N Steele of Rolla.
who has been at the North Dakota
headquarters, has left for home, going
by way of the Great Lakes Mr. Steele
has been here practically all of the
time since the first of May, and during
that time has done a great deal of
good for the state. Mr. Steele has a
wonderfully happy faculty of making
all visitors feel at home Immediately
upon their entry to the North Dakota
booth. Mr. Steele is as much at home
while entertaining a millionaire man
ufacturer from the east as he is with
the sturdy farmer of the North Da
kota prairies or the hardy craftsman
of the city. His twenty-five years of
residence in the state has placed him
in a position so that he can tell of the
growth of North Dakota as few men
can. It is the pioneer of the state who
realizes more than any one else the
wonderful growth the state has had
and who, judging from the past growth
and present conditions, can paint as
rosy a picture as can be painted of the
best state in the Union. Mr. Steele will
probably return in September and re
main for a portion of the fall.
This work of the government Is
pregnant with enormous possibilities
for North Dakota. An empire lies lat
ent In the midst of the state of which
the people little dream. The fertility
of ages is stored in the soil, the water
of half a continent flows by uselessly
to the sea. It needs but the wedding
of the two to create and develop a
wealth compared to which rainfall
farming will seem as nothing, a wealth
which will make North Dakota fa
mous in wet years and in dry as one
of the greatest agricultural sections of
the state.
Capt. Tonner, assistant commis
sioner of Indian affairs, now in Wis
consin on a tour of inspection of
agencies and schools, will next visit
Wahpeton and select the site for the
agricultural school which is to be es
tablished there by the government.
He will later visit and inspect the
schools and agencies in this state,
On account of the late harvest the
farmers will be too busy to do much
shooting when the season first opens.
Many of them have posted notices
around their farms forbidding hunters
from shooting on their lands, as they
want a little fun themselves.
A Minot woman went over to the
waterworks station and "sassed" the
assistant, engineer the other day. She
bothered him so that he turned the
hose on her. He was arrested and
fined for assault, and then lost his
job besides.
Just why North Dakotans do not
grow small fruits continues to be a
puzzle to those who see with what
success raspberries, strawberries, cur
rants and gooseberries can be raised
in the state.
The D. M. Robbins land in Stuts
man county, formerly owned by Rich
ard Sykes. has been sold to a land
syndicate and will be disposed of in
small tracts to setilers. The land
consists of about 18,000 acres.
Representatives of many sections ot
the state have been at Devils Lake
discussing conditions in their locali
ties with the homeseekers at the res
ervation opening.
Overlooked Clark's Big Roll.
Sault Ste. Marie. Mich., Sept. 1.
Alexander Clark, a saloonkeeper of
Brim ley. was held up in his saloon at
the point of a gun by two strangers,
who got away with $74 and a quantity
of whisky. Clark had $500 In his pock
et which was overlooked.
Named for Congress.
Oskalooaa, Iowa. Sept. 1. S. A.
Brewster was nominated for con
gress yesterday by the iMmobVatle
convention ot the Sixth congressloMl
district
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sance of the Missouri river irrigation
problem. They will visit the outlying
country and then come down the river
from a western point, after which, if
they find conditions favorable, the
reclamation service will send a corps
of surveyors to make detailed plans
and surveys.
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