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Where Can Yon Go for Betterment?
While people in North Dakota are com
plaining of the drouth and talking of mov
ing to other sections, it may be well for
them to hesitate a few moments and study
the conditions of people in other states
in comparison with their own here. There
is no place on earth where the raising of
vegetables or other crops is universally
successful. Drouths have been known in
all countries and in all ages. In olden
times Egypt was visited with a seven years'
drouth, and the locusts also infested the
land but the people lived throngh it, and
afterward the harvests were bountiful.
The present drouth must soon pass away,
the harvests will yield abundance, and the
people will forget their hardships. Make
up your mind to stay where you are, and
after awhile wealth and plenty will be the
reward of your brave determination. Ac
cording to the following report taken from
the Farmers' Review, we cannot see to
what section of country you can go with
any positive assurance of being more suc
cessful than you are in North Dakota.
The Review says:
"Outside of a few counties in Michigan,
Wisconsin and Minnesota, where local rains
have fallen, drouth is universal in states
covered by our report. Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Michigan, Wiscon
sin, Minnesota, Dakota, Iowa and Nebras
ka. As a natural consequence the corn
crop is suffering. Unless rain comes soon
and in abundant supply, the crop will be
a comparative failure.
"Spring wheat, also, is experiencing
blight in general. The average condition
of that crop at present in Iowa, Nebraska,
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Dakota, is about
20 per cent below the average. Oats are
yielding as well as could be expected, con
sidering adverse conditions to which the
crop has been subject in the way of
dronths and insects. The crop is practi
cally a failure in Kentucky, and also in
Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, where rav
ages of the grain plant-louse were most
serious. Reports indicate that the average
condition is 80 per cent lower than that of
last year at harvesting time, and the aver
age yield 20 per cent less than 1888. Da
kota will lead this year with oats, and is
harvesting fair crops both as regards qual
ity and yield."
The aot to oreate the offioe and define
the duties of fire wardens, it appears, never
became a law. An examination of the
house and senate journals reveals the
faot that the bill orinatedinthe senate and
passed that body, whence it went to the
house where it was amended .and sent back
to the senate. The senate discovered that
the house had erroneously amended the
bill and refused to concur, and asked for a
committee of conference, which was grant
ed. The committee corrected the error
and their report was adopted by their re
spective houses, but there the matter drops.
No further action was ever taken on the
bill. The farmers of that legislature all
got intoxicated over the lottery bill, and
this important measure, along with sever
al others, was lost in the punch-bowl, or
"soup." Our attention was first called to
this matter by County Auditor Lange the
other day, who, like ourself and many oth
ers supposed North Dakota was supplied
with such an offioer as a "fire warden."
The Grand Forks News makes a very
nnkind and uncalled-for attaok upon the
editor of the Washburn MaiL Mr. Henry
8. Wood, editor of the Mail, is an exem
plary young man of excellent ability
qualities rarely combined in the average
printer—and the terms used in the News
are no more applicable to the editor of the
Mail than they are to the editor of the
Whoever gave the News man infor
that the Mail was now or had been
saying naughty things about him,
"most oertainly have labored onder a
mistake, or did so maliciously. He prob
ably had referenoe to the former editor of
the Mail who was occasionally a little pug
but not at all dangerous. We
this defense of Mr. Wood in the
because we believe it is justly due
him, and we hope the Northwest News will
do him justice by making the amende
The LEADEB has received a oopy of the
Iron Fort, published at Two Harbors,
Minn., by A. DeLacy Wood, a counsin of
own Henry S. Wood of the Mail, asking to
exchange. We cheerfully comply, for we
.'like the material of whioh the Iron Port is
=built. DeLaoy Wood is just the sort of a
man a rising community needs when self
and perfidy shove themselves to the fore.
He strikes those elements at Two Harbors
ik'~ ln the following manner:
"The Iron Fort is perfectly able to de
t-fend itself from the malicious warfare and
attacks made upon it by the baker's dozen
of self-constituted dictators and bosses who
p"'-bave been frantically trying to ruin our
Mtji'business the pbst year, but when they be
%*-'eome so bold and audacious as to use the
village and county treasury against us we
protest in behalf of the tax-payers
and as a citizen, as, if that kind of war
fare is not stopped, it will require a Jay
Oould to' maintain the People's paper
John Ericsson's Return.
The following official letter, signed by
James R. Soley, acting secretary of the
navy, and dated Washington, D. C., Aug.
2d, has been addressed to Rear-admiral D.
L. Braine, commander navy yard, New
"The department has fixed the afternoon
of Saturday, the 23d of August, as the time
for the embarkment of the remains of the
late Capt. John Ericsson for transportation
to his native country on board the United
States ship Baltimore, and it entrusts to
you the direction of all the arrangements
connected with the ceremony.
The department has assumed this duty
in response to an intimation conveyed by
the minister of foreign affairs of Sweden
and Norway through the United States
minister at Stockholm, to the department
of state, that it would be regarded by the
government and people of Sweden with
peculiar satisfaction.
Apart from the desire thus expressed, it
is in the highest degree appropriate that
the United States, through its navy, should
pay this final tribute to the memory of the
great Swedish inventor. As the most fa
mous representative of the Scandinavian
race in America, his name stands for that
of a kindred people who have given this
country a large and highly valued element
among its adopted citizens.
An officer of the Swedish army in early
life, Ericsson closed his career with the il
lustrious distinction of being among the
foremost of American mechanics. Of the
innumerable applications of mechanical
arts that are the fruit of his genius, many
so long ago passed into general use that
they have ceased to be associated popular
ly with his name but his achievements in
the field of naval science will remain for
ever a monument to his memory. To the
United States navy he gave the first moni
tor, and in her he gave to all the navies of
the world the germ of the modern battle
ship. For these reasons, it is the depart
ment's desire to surround the embarkation
with every circumstanoe that can invest it
with dignity and solemnity. All the ves
sels of war that may be available will be
directed to unite with you in paying to the
deceased the honors befitting his rank and
his distinguished name. The details will
be regulated by you in consultation with
the representatives of Capt. Ericsson and
the officers of the associations desiring to
take part in the ceremony.
The anchorage ground near the statue
of Liberty is designated as the place where
the Baltimore will receive the remains, and
then other vessels of war will be an
chored in her vicinity. The marines from
the ship and the station will form the guard
of honor to escort the body from its rest
ing place to the Battery. It will there be
embarked on board the Nina and conveyed
to the Baltimore under the escort of all the
available steam launches and pulling boats
of the squadron, formed in double column,
the steam launches preceding the Nina.
The department has extended to the
minister of Sweden and Norway at this
capital an invitation to be present, whioh
will include the members of his legation
and such officers of the consular service of
Sweden in this country as he may desig
nate. Letters have also been sent to the
executors of the deceased and to Rear-ad
miral John L. Worden, U. S. N., the veter
an captain of the Monitor, inviting them
to take part in the ceremonies, and to ac
company the remains to the Baltimore.
It is the intention of the secretary of the
navy to be present.
By the publication of this letter the de
partment invites all associations composed
of the friends, companions or former coun
trymen of Capt. Ericsson to take part in
the procession to the Battery and to report
to you through their representatives for
instruction as to their position in the line
and other details of the ceremony. The
flag officers who may be in New York will
be directed to co-operate with and assist
you in carrying out this program, the de
tails of whioh you are authorized to modify
as circumstances may require."
H. C. Hansbrough will probably try to
knook 'out Gilbert A. Pierce and secure his
seat in the upper house for himself.—Car
rington Independent.
We don't believe it, sir. Hansbrough is
not made of that sort of material. He is
"all wool and a yard wide," and you can
bet on him.
Bismarck Commonwealth: The demo
crats of McLean county are kicking be
cause Eugene Coleman, of Minot, was
placed on the state central committee from
their distriot. It seems that Mr. Coleman
proMed traitor last year and worked for
Belyea instead of Hope, and received his
Jamestown Capital: A* half dozen or
less of our loeal politicians, who have for
years been at war with eaoh other, but are
made akin by mingling in a common
"soap," are said to have combined to down
state senator B. W. Fuller at the county
Steele Ozone: Judge Francis is receiv
ing many compliments for a speech made
by him at the convention. The judge is
an old timer in politics, and can "make
Rome howl" in oratory when he wants to.
Volume 1. Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota, Saturday, August 16, 1890.
It is reported that J. R. Cook wants to
step into the legislature instead of Mr.
Moore. It is fairly safe to believe that if
Mercer county is represented in the legis
lature this coming year, it will not be by
Mr. Cook. Unfortunately, Mr. Cook is not
enough of a politician to stand by his
friends.—Mandan Pioneer.
We will also inform Editor Tuttle that
if Stark county has anything to say in the
matter, and it is presumed she will, Mr.
Moore will not represent this district in
the legislature next winter. Stark county
has interests at stake that she cannot af
ford to leave in the hands of a mere auto
maton, which moves only when the string
is pulled. A man must be sent to Bismarck
from this district who thoroughly under
stands what our interests are and the needs
required to push tlijs section to the front.
Mr. MOOTC does not.—Dickinson Herald.
Now, while yon fellows are wrangling
as to who will or will not represent that
distriot next winter, we presume that J.
R. Cook, while busily engaged in discharg
ing his duties as boss farmer at the Berth
old agency, is quietly laughing to himself
over .the furore some one has created by
referring to his aspirations after legisla
tive honors. We hardly think that John
would care to sacrifice himself on the altar
of political fame by an attempt to displace
some one else, especially if honest princi
ples had to be sacrificed, too, for the sake
of "standing by his friends." No, no,
gentlemen, John's got something surer.
Judging from the oppearonces of the
war clouds in Minnesota, it looks as though
our old friend James G. Hamlin and his
partner Dillman, publishers of the Blue
Earth City Post, have struck a bonanza.
They are threatened with a libel suit by a
currish fellow named Andrew C. Dunn.
Well, when he starts his suit he'll wish he
hadn't dunn it, for he'll be badly dunn up
when Jim gets through with him. Hey,
Sauk Rapids (Minn.) Sentinel: The
Washburn LEADEB is a new paper lately
established at Washburn, McLean county,
North Dakota, by our friend R. H. Cope
land, one of the very best printers and
newspaper men to be found anywhere. It
is bright, energetic and able, and if the
people of Dakota do not give it a gener
ous, liberal support, it will be their mis
fortune. Dick, we hope to see you prosper.
Atty Gen. Goodwin has given an opinion
that under the new revenue law tax deeds
on.all future sales should be issued by the
county auditor, but that the county treas
urer should execute all tax deeds on sales
heretofore made. The revenue law, like
nearly every law passed last winter, is a
grand piece of stupidity. God forbid that
the state of North Dakota be again cursed
with such a mass of illiterants and politi
cal shysters as gathered in its legislative
halls last winter.
The Jamestown Capital says that Special
Agent CoL Lounsberry and his assistants
have commenced investigation of the caseB
"held up" by the Sparks outfit in the Far
go land office district, which will require
several weeks' work. Those who have
claims in suspense on account of not be
ing allowed to prove up, should present
their cases to Col. Lounsberry. After he
finishes his work in the Fargo district, he
will visit Bismarok and give this district
his attention for a few weeks.
H-A-L-L-O-O, there, you Minot disturb
ers of Uncle Joe's peaceful rest! Have you
suspended publication of the Journal, or
just gone to sleep for awhile We haven't
seen a copy of that paper for six weeks.
The only evidence we have that it still ex
ists, are the occasional flirtations on the
side with "Little Mac" indulged in by Miss
Wilkinson of the Burlington Reporter.
Mr. E. 8. Neal, recently appointed regis
ter of the Bismarck land office, returned to
the capital city last week from his visit to
friends in the east, and it is said will soon
enter upon the duties of his office*
Steele Ozone: Politics makes men cold
blooded. The convention passed the strong
est kind of resolutions complimenting
Hansbrough and Gov. Miller, tlien heart
lessly laid each of them on the shelf.
Dickinson Herald: .We take pleasure in
extending to Mr. George Harmon, of Man
dan, hearty congratulations on his nomi
nation as railroad commissioner, and we
can guarantee him that Stark county will
cast her vote for him without a scratch.
Jamestown Capital: A published dis
patch from Lisbon states that the wheat
crop in Ransom county is badly damaged
by the excessive hoi weather—some fields
that promised a good crop four weeks ago
are now worthless.
Col. Plummer was on hand, of course,
says the Steele Ozone, and the central fig
ure always ready to make a speech or tell
a story. He was in favor of Hansbrqugh
on the start, but gracefully managed to get
a pretty fair seat oil the band wagon by
watching the changes in the atmosphere.
It is said that successful telephonio ex
periments have been made between Paris
and Calais. The telephone wires are to
be connected with the subsmarine cable
between Calais and Dover, whioh will per'
mit of direct communication between Paris
and London.
3 Local Brickbats.
For late telegraphic news read inside.
Charley Poterson, of Ingersoll, gave us
a pleasant call last week.
Go to Fitzgerald's if you want fresh
lemons, oranges, and other fruits.
Mr. Peter Miller and his daughter Kittie
were in from Turtle Lake last week.
Henry S. Wood, editor of the Mail, took
passage on Tuesday's stage for Berthold,
and returned Wednesday.
The choicest lot of candies, nuts and
camied goods in the city can be found at
T. Fitzgerald's.
Miss KptW Lambert, the accomplished
equestrienne of Hidden Woods, visited the
city yesterday.
Joseph Mann came up from Bismarck
last Monday with another load of' goods
for Geo. L. Robinson's Coal Harbor store.
Sweet cider, ginger ale, and root beer,
harmless, cooling, healthful drinks, Always
on hand, at T. Fitzgerald's.
Rev. George Brownell will hold religious
services to-morrow BR follows: At Turtle
Lake at 11 o'clock a. m. Ingersoll at it
o'clock p. m., and at Washburn at 8 o'clock
p. m.
The first threshing of the season in Mc
Lean county was done last week by Bard
Baardson, on his farm about eight miles
north of town. He thrashed out about 200
bushels of oats.
Harvesting is in full blast in all parts
of the county, and farmers are working
like beavers early and late garnering such
crops as God Almighty has seen fit to bless
them with.
Miss Tillie Anderson, wLo has been liv
ing in Bismarck for the past four years,
came up from the capital city Wednesday
on a visit to her parents who reside a few
miles north of Washburn.
Bismarck Tribune: Leonard M. Wallin,
county superintendent of McLean's schools,
came down from Washburn yesterday.
Mr. WallA says the wheat in McLean coun
ty will average from ten to twelve bushels
per acre.
A heavy rain visited this section of
country late last Monday afternoon and
evening. As to what scope of country it
tassed over we are able to say, but certain
it is, its late arrival can be of little benefit
to the farmer.
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Wakeman. old
time residents of Bismarck, came up from
the capital aity last Sunday for a pleasure
trip to Coal Harbor. Mr. Wakeman says
the crops north of Bismarck are looking
nicely, but that south of the city they are
not so good, and grow worse as you go in
to Emmons county.
Miss Annie Wells, daughter of Prof. F.
B. Wells of Coal Harbor, returned to her
home in this county after an absence of
about two years, which she spent in school
at Sound Beach, Conn. Miss Wells is one
of McLean county's most accomplished
young ladies, and her return is a source of
great joy to her legion of friends on the
Missouri slope.
Capt. C. P. Wood made the LEADEB a
friendly call last week and chatted for
awhile o'er times of old in the Badger
state. Some years ago Capt. Wood resided
at Eau Claire, Wis., which place he left
in 1873. Early in the '40s the captain's
home was at Oconomowoo, Waukesha
county, Wis., for which place he has still
a fond attachment, and he contemplates
returning there this fall and make it his
future abiding place.
James Bartron, sr., has received another
letter from A. L. Sivyer at Pierre, in which
that gentleman states that if barges can
be procured, the company which be has
organized at Pierre wj^l endeavor to get
O.tit a thousand tons of coal this season
from the mines recently purchased near
Coal Harbor. He also inquires of Mr.
Bartron whether men can be procured in
McLean county to work the mines. This
will give employment to all the surplus
men we have in the county, and open the
way for plenty of work another season.
Somebody to run a boarding-hcuse at the
mines will also be needed, concerning
which Mr. Bartron can give all information.
Henry S. Wood, editor of the MoLean
County Mail, has been tendered the posi
tion of clerk at the Berthold agency by
Major Mnrphy, the. superintendent, at a
salary of $1,200 a year. Mr. Wood visited
Berthold last Tuesday and formally ac
cepted the position. He will resign the
editorship of the Mail and start for Berth
old next Tuesday to enter upon the dis
oharge of his duties. While we regret to
lose Mr. Wood from the editorial circle,
and from onr midst as a citizen, yet we
must congratulate him on his good fortone
in securing such a lucrative position. Mr.
Wood has made many staunch friends dur
ing his editorial career in McLean county,
and we believe that Major Mnrphy will
find him worthy of every confidence he
may see fit to repose in him. 1
Samnel Fairman and his mother were in
from Falconer yesterday.
John P. Peterson, who has the distin
guished honor of being proprietor of the
Washburn & Turtle Lake stage line, went
into Capt. Fitzgerald's store, the other
day, and called for a banana.
"Going to eat it on the street?" inquired
"Probably I shall," said John.
"Going to drop the skin on the side
walk?" asked Fitz.
"Not much, Mary Ann," John replied.
"I've got seven children at home, and I
can't afford any such extravagance."
A man named Peter Monroe, who had
lived on Knife river some four or five
years, becamed deranged last winter dad
his friends in Manitoba came here and
took him to that province. Whether he
was placed in an asylum or not we cannot
learn, but at any rate it is evidont that
Peter is still at large and in very much the
some condition he wus «J|rhen they took
him away last spring. James Bartron, jr.,
informs us that last week Peter made his
appearance in the vicinity of John Nichols'
claim, west of Coal Harbor, and for several
days hung around that scction, getting his
meals among the settler and sleeping nt
nights in corn fields and other out-of-the
way places. The last seen of him he was
headed towards Fort Stevenson.
The Washburn and IMxinarck Telephone.
Through the enterprising energy of Mr.
John Satterlund, proprietor of the Mer
chants Hotel of this place, telephonic com
munication between Washburn and Bis
marck will be maintained. On Tuesday
of this week Mr. Satterlund began repair
ing the line, and replacing the broken
poles with new ones. Inside of a week the
line will be in working order. Ileodquar
ters for the line in Bismarck will bo at the
Pacific Hotel, and at the Merchants Hotel
in Washburn. Our peoplo here have sub
scribed liberally towards maintaining this
system of communication with the capital
city, which not only denotes enterprise on
the part of our town, but will be a conve
nient thing for the business men of both
Hotel Arrivals.
At the Merchants: Joseph Router,II. F.
Davis, Turtle Lake C. P. Wood, Coal Lake
Thos. Fortune, J. D. Wakeman and wife,
Miss Tillie Anderson, Bismarck: Herman
Voightlander Nils Erickson, Burleigh Co.
August Berg. 8. S. Saby, Louis Burqvist,
Ingersoll Jos. Mann, Coal Harbor 0.
Berquam, Bert Johnson, Sverdrup.
Strayed or Stolen.
The following notice under tho above
caption was picked up the other diy on
the streets of Washburn by one of our
county officials, and handed into the LEAD
EB for publication. The" advertiser must
think he is living in the flush times that
followed the war, for he offers an extrava
gantly liberal reward:
"Lost, Strayed or Stolen—A female
beauty, goggle-eyed and lop-sided, branded
O on left—neck. A reward of three
postage stamps will be paid for informa
tion leading to her recovery.
Washburn, N. D.
Olc CASH 91c
Paid for County Warrants. Ninety-one
cents (91c) on the dollar.
RAMBETT BBOS., Washburn, N. D.
I hereby caution all persons against
purchasing or negotiating a certain prom
issory note, secured by mortgage, made by
me in favor of M. J. Handy, payable De
cember 1st, 1890, as I have not received any
value for the same. PETEB MILLEB.
Turtle Lake, McLean Co., N. D., July
22,1890. 6-8
Washburn & Berthold
JAMES BABTBON, Proprietor,
Stage leaves Washburn for Ft. Itcrtliold on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and returns
to Wasuburn on Wednesdays, Fridays and Mon
days, making sure connection at Washburn with
the Stages for Bismarck.
Headquarters in Washburn at the Merchants
Hotel. Comfortable rigs and good teams.
Washburn &
Goal Harbor
JAMIM BABTBOK, Proprietor,
Stage leaves Washburn Tuesdays and Satur
days, and returns Mondays and Fridays, connect
ing with the lllsmarek stages.
Headquarters at Merchants Hotel, Washburn.
Choice Lands nr Sale
On Liberal Terms within tin
The undersigned has .r aiu
choice tracts of farmland in McLuiui ci
ty, among which are one sctim: in to.,
ship 144, range 81, one section
in town*
144, range 82, and two sections in tn.
ship 145, range 82, which will !,• .-o!.,'
whole or in subdivisions, aJerurod,
the following liberal terms:
The conditions of the suit tho
tracts provide that from on«-i»urtl.
one-third of the land purchn^cii, ns
be agreed, shall be broken up proi
ly cultivated to crops in each of the.
three years from date of j.iircl.n.
thereafter all of the land, asm My 1m r».yr
shall be cultivated to crops in viicli mio
eive year. In payment for M.e haul t,
purchaser is to deliver in ea^h yjnr aft
purchase, at the time and lvi.-if.-ng-.-i.
upon, to the party from who:n the mud
IN EACH VEAB, and to receive il.w
for at the market value at the time
livery. Such payments to bo conf.in
from year to year until the aggrn:aU'.
for which the land is sold, and
annual interest, is fully paid, with Hie •.,
dition that at least half of tho price
land and accrucd interest shall In i.•
within five yours, and all of it within cif!.
yeurs from the date of purchase.
A liberal discount wili be made for car-!
and, if desired, purchasers caii pity .
cash and tho balance in from four to iti^l
years, as may be desired, at 7 per ou.
interest. I also have
Deeded coal and grazing land for fir'
at a bargain.
Improved farms, with houses, bums nu
granaries, for sale or rent.
Business and residence lots in Wn:hlt:rr
for sale.
Settlers located on government land.
Any information, map* or oth- i.lntrj
furnished on application.
Washburn, N. D.
Bismarck I Washburn
StiiK'1 leaves Washburn on Tuesday, Thursday.,
mill Saturday mornings, arriving at Itlsiuuri-k :c
iilxuit |. in. same days, leaves Bismarck Mon
day, Wednesday and l-'rklay mornings.
Stage Ofllcn at Itlsmarck. In Pnrfflc House nt
Washburn, In Merchants Hotal.
{^"Stages I'oniiect at Washburn for all points/!/
North and West.
Fourth Street, UISMABCK, X. I.
By Mrs. Louis Peterson.
This House Is centrally loeated, and has hrcn
thoroughly refurnished throughout. The rooms
are pleasant and comfortable.
to $1.50 per Day.
Excellent Stabling connected with the House,
In charge of a trusty groom.
We Will Pay
For buffalo bones deliv
ered at our store,

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