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VOL. XXI£ NO. 30
Spuds Increase In
Tbe Doited States
tistksShow That Few Are Be
Imported to Feed Americans
Daring Last Few Tearsff
"ffhe recent announcement that
large quantities of potatoes are
being imported into the United
States leades interest to a state
ment prepared by the Bureau of
Statistics, Department of Com
merce and Labor, showing the im
ports and exports of
Canada, Mexico and Bermuda in
Americti, and Scotland, England,
Ireland, Germany, and France in
Europe, while in recent years
small quantities have also been
brought from China, Australia,
and the Canary Islands. The po
tatoes exported go chiefly to the
West Indies, Central America and
^(Canada, the largest quantities,
usually' i'6" Cuba', Canada, and
Panama and lesser quantities' to
Other Central American States aud
tbe West Indian Islands. Small
quantities have also, been sent in
recent years to China, Hongcong,
British G-uidWr, the PhiUipiue
I&hds, FrenofeOceania, anarcer
tain of the South American
countries, but practically noue to
Europe, although a large consumer
of potatoes, is also a large pro
The world's crop, so far as it can
be measured statistically, runs be.
Weep.' bushels per
annu m, but these figures do not
hmlude the production of China,'
Ifarth Africa, and most of South
America, the origional home of the
-potato, which was found under
cultivation in South America by
the Spanish discoverers aud trans
planted to Spain and (hence to
mother parts of Europe. Germany
is by far the largest simle pro
ducer of potatoes, her total crop
foE£l909, the latest 'available
Igofes, being 1,716 million bush
against million in Eit?
Topean Russia, 613 million in
'fADae 480uiillion in Austria, 184
million in1 Great' Brittian, 130
"million in Ireland, 99 million in
panada and. 377 million in the
producing state in the United
"States, her .product in 1910being
^28 million in JPenaylvanifU
aHlliop ihWiscpuein, 15million
during a term of years. -While the
production of potatoes in the
United States is usually sufficient
to meet the requirements of its
population, there have been a
number of occasions following
short crops in the United States
qn which considerable quantities
were imported. On other oc
casions, when th&rewere shortages
abroad and large crops in the
United States, considerable quati
ties were exported. The total iin
\ports of potatoes into the United
States in the last ten years ag
gregated 22,845,05)4 bushels, valued
at $10,985,770, or about 48 cents
per bushel, this valuation being
based upon the wholesale marker
price in the countries from which
imported and does not, therefore,
include the. cost of transportation
or duties paid, the rate of duty
being 25' cents per bushel of (50
pounds both under the present law
and its immediate predecessor.
The exports of potatoes from the
United ^tafes during the same
decade amounted to 10,900,566
bushels, valued at $8,413,675, an
average of 77 cents per bushel,
a' Potatoes imported into the
^United States come chiefly from
and New Jersey, while practically
all the remaining States are re
presented with totals ranging from
one million to 8 million bushels
The largest importation of
W ton News
Monday afternoon at the resi
dence of J. J. Schuiidd occurred
the wedding of Mrs. Esther Sher
man and Joseph Hilsdrof.
Miss Ivy Holmes ami Albert
Little of Caufield, were quietly
married in Bismarck Monctoy of
this week in the presence of a few
intimate friends, They arrived in
Wilton Wednesday morning and
left the same day for their home.
On account of the extreme cold
weather last Saturday night there
was only a small crowd at the
dance given by Mr. and Mrs.
George Hugleman in honor of Mr.
aud Mrs. Edward Anderson whose
marriage was the event of the week.
Turtle Lake Wave
Otto Lelm tells us liis flock of
hens have paid him well this win
ter aud furnished him with a good
many dozen fresh eggs to sell at
winter prices. They have also
been very little trouble. He keeps
his coops well beded witu a change
of straw a couple of times a week,
and for exercise he hangs a rabbit
so they have to jump for the\r
meat. His coop is only one thick
ness of boards but is well banked
and comfortably warm from the
heat of the flock most of the time.
Last fall just before the first
snow fall two surveyor were run
ning up the Great Northern sur
vey from New Rookford, N. D., to
Lewiston, Montana. They came
as far north as Christian Schock's
place three miles north of Wiprud
post-office, but here they were
caught by winter and returned
leaving information that they
would be back in the spring. The
road was completed as far as New
Rockford this fall and the surrey
which they are now looking over
through McLean county crosses
between Crooked Lake and Long
Lake where it is thought a new
town will be built ups
Hunters Are Fined
Sherijff Heinemoyer and his able
deputy, Julius Kreeklow. went to
Hebron and arrested three of the
prominent citizens of that city on
a charge of tresspassing, sworn out
jhy A. Isaac of Mannhaven. The
parties, namely. Robert Derring,
Walter .Schulz and E. H. Mann,
were. brought before Justice
Young's court last Wednesday were
fonnd guilty and fined $10 eaoh
and crate amounting to nearly $200.
The defense was represented by
Attorney Brainerd of Hebron, and
Attorney H. L. Berry prosecuted
thj case. We understand tbe ease
has h?t*n appealed lo the district
court It appears that ihe tress-
passing was done lasf fall during j.
Mr. Isaac had ordered thorn off
his plaoe they refused to go and
nsed Mr. Isaac rather lorighiy. It
is ^ontetoded that he asked settle
ment for damages 'sustained and
they gave him a check for $25 up
on which payment was protested,
It seems that outside hunters^
have thought they could hunt any
necessary "crimp it.-*Merccr
The Mercer Telegram has i^am1
"resumed its jDatural proportion
f'lt VL. *T V.r- -'5
tatoes during the past decade oc-j VfiS President For
cured in 1909, being 8^ million' Another Term
bushels the largest exports of the
decade occurred in 1911, being 2J, Washburn, N. D. Dec. 12, 1911,
New Rulings Hade
Yearly Easiness Geared up-Wright
Board of County Commissioners
of McLean CountyvNorth Dakota,
met pursuant to adjournment:
Members present: Chairman, D.
C. Wright, and Commissioners
Louis Bergquistand F. L. Mackey.
On motion the following bills
were allowed and warrants ordered
drawn in paymfent of same.
E Sheeran, coal turn.
Mrs. Smith. $ 6 50
Sam Fairman, survey
Wright, mileage and
survey work 12 60
Mandun Merc. Co., road
material 37 10
On motion bill of Andrew
Sauer was allowed at.. 21 00
Sawyer, member in
sanity board 7 00
Andrew Sauer, bill was al
lowed at 16 00
Olgeireon, chairman, in
sanity board 4 00
JA Hyland, member in
sanity board 2 00
On motion the bill of Eklund
Twp. for labor done on public
highway between McLean County
and Eklund Twp. was allowed at
Application of Herman Klitcke
for abatement of taxes was upon
On motion Andrew S.'iuer's
road Supervisor's report was ap
proved as corrected. iv?E
On motion the road supervisor's
report of John J. Hill, was ap
On motion the bill of John J.
Hill for road work was allowed at
Motion made and seconded that
the Additional Surety Bond of
First State Bank of Turtle Lake,
N. D. be approved. Motion car
On motion the affidavit of the
Security Abstract and Title Co.,
in compliance with sections 2231
and 2232 of the 1911 Session laws,
was filed, approved and the Auditor
instructed to issue a permit to
said company to c&kry on the Ab
stract business in McLean Cown
On inoticoi J. E. Miller's ap
plication for abatement of real
property tax on tbe S| NEJ SE£
NWJ: and NEJ 8W} of Section
34, Twp. 149, Range 81 was grant
Oa motion the Board adjourned
to meet Dec. 13th, at 8 o'clock A.
of Albert Smidtke to
^blind asylum.i......... lo 00
WASHBURN, N. JAN. 19, 1912,
Dec. 13tb, 1911.
lioard met pursuant to adjourn
ment:/ All members present:
The following bill* were allowed.
DC Wrigbt,oom. & mileage 12 50
On motion the Board adjourned
•to meet Jan. 2nd, 1912 at 3 o'clock
Wasfaiburn, N. D. Jan, 2.1912.
Board ed County Commissioners
and Commissidners,. Louis Berg-
sh allowed and ^waitanU ordered
Heinzen, taking care
William Peterson, clerk
Emma Brummond, clerk
rig. of deeds office 30 00
Bei^ie Benn, clerk reg.'
dleds office 50 00
Henrietta O'Hara, clerk
deeds office 5000
ul, dpty. trea. office 100 00
Ruth McCnlloch, clerk reg
deeds office 50 00
December 50 00
A S Reitan, dpty. retf.
Wednesday, Jan. 3,1912
Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment. All members present.
On motion the following bills
were allowed and warrants ordered
O Simon, to serving
paper, "Stevenson-, county
Bi$brck Tribuief'Co., ad
Hilma Anderson, clerk
Archie Nfguud, clerk treas
MandanMero. Co., curbing
Brek^on, stamps. ....
Herman Breidmeier, work
on cese pool
Co, olasp envelopes....
deeds 100 00, ing indicate a good attendance.
Hai|y Wahl, chief clerk* Among the resolutions passed
rag. deeds office is the following on the governor
Melne Gearhart, clerk reg. ufie
deeds office 50 00 :t)lte candidacy of James A. Bu
A Peterson, clerk aud.
office 65 00
Geo. P. Gibson, atty. fees
appointed by court in
case of State of North
Dakota vs. O'Brien
Joseph Willits, janitor
Fred Hamann, meals jurors
John JSchlickenmayer. care
county charge 36 00
Webster & Son, hauling
Minneapolis Tribune, ad
Forum Printing Co. ad
St. Alexius Hospital, care
8 Westmiller, dept. aud. 100 00 j)five standard bearer who is the
Whitlock, extra work
Joseph Mann, conveyance
Mtb: Hoffman 15
A Brumuiond, dpty. clerk
of court 35 00
Bismarck Hospital, care,
O -.Simons, jailor and ..
fu I 06 litiroliotto supporters:
bqjW»~priBoners lad 00
Geo. Byers. coal to Mrs.
LaFollette Endorsed For President1
The North Dakota republican
progressive league met in Fargo
Wednesday. Kfports of the meet-
Smith 4 05lGrand Forks R. M. Pollock.
GO Fries Hdw Co., funeral Fargo W. S. Lauder, Wahpetou.
supplies pauper 41 00 Alternates for the above res
John Fahlgren. work on pectively: W. A. Mclntyre,
./ 28 00 Langdon: N. Nelson. Mayville
On motion the Board adjourned
to meet Wednesday, Jan. 3rd at 9
o'clock a. tn.
L. Brejjcken7 misol. sup
W broker, stationary
supt. of schools
Washburn Leader, misc'l
printing and supplies.. 127 00
Times-Herald Pub, Co.,
On motion Board adjourned un
til 2 p.^m.'
Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment AU members present.
On motion the following' bills
were allowed and ordered paid.
phone rent.... :00
iv*^ffifl^blnif i.'-ii'i:' 'ii'B.-i.'.irV.i. iHs:
Geo Barnard & Co. »up/'58 36 The Yonhg Peoples' Society of
(Continued on Page 4.).
It Re8olvedi That in
ie candidacy ot .James
Republicans of North Dakota
H. H. IVtiniugu n. Milnor.
peer of anjT man for honesty and
ability and who is well equipped
for this important office. A farmer
himself, he knows the needs of
this great state where agriculture
is king. Successful in his own
large undertakings, he is well
fitted to administer tbe office of
governor and conserve the interest
of ttie taxpayers and effect ma
25 00j terjai economies and at. the same
I time safeguard the advancement
of the state.
"An enthusiastic supporter of
the progressive politics advocated
by Roosevelt and LaFollette, he
stands before the voters of the
state in marked contrast to the
position of L. B. Hahua, whose
affiliations have heretofore been,
and must, owing to their intimate
relations, remain with President
The following were recommend
ed as progressive candidates for
the republican national convention
35 2"j ^k'0'1 "'«t'ts in Chicago in June,
and if selected by the voters will
Lintou L. B. (iuruaar, Sheyenne
W. F. Caufield, Cando. Alter
nates: E. B. Miller, Steele E. A.
Roacb, Brodulac A. Jevenor,
Third district—Ralph Ward,
Garrison J. A. Cooper, Williston
Emil Scow, Bowman. Alternates:
W.S.Young, Surrey George P.
Bom£&. Crosby: Walter Parkin,
Delegate st large—Tredwell
Twitchell, Mapleton. Alternate—
J. E. Davis, Goodrich.y
The presidental electors will he:
First district—H H. Aaker,
Second district—F. W. Cathro,
Bottineau Theodore JThomp«on,
Third district—E. P. Barnes,
Glen Ullin H. Steele, Mohall.
The following officers were
President—B Mi Pollock,
First Vibe President
J. Conrad, Mandan.
Seoond Vfee Pieside^t-
son, Grand Forks.
Secretary—Sidney Adams, Far-
Treasurer—H. N. Johnson, Lan
The Ladies Aid met with Mrs.
A. P. Olein on Wednesday after
Miss F. Holmquist returned
home again Tuesday after vis
iting friencls in Bismwck few
Lynch departed for Can
Tie Leader Bull
tbe Host CMffcte I* Mkt
in the Courty. Set (tar Men
$1.50 PER YEAR
ada on Monday after spending a
few months at his home.
Swedish services were held in
the school house last Sunday.
John who left
mm a a a returned
and Delegates and Electors
home agaiit on Saturday.
there consulting doctors.
American Society of Equity
regular meeting in Mal
colm school house Saturday after
Mr. and Mr. Nick Reuter visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Os
car Lund on Sunday.
Andrew Linders children have
for the past few weeks.
Several of our people experi
enced some cold weather the past
week. The thermometer reached
around thirty-eight one day.
While getting one of his cows
home one evening, John Bitz had
the experience of seeing her drop
Grover Thompson left for Grand
Forks last Saturday where he in
tends to attend the engineer course
the next two week.
Joe Schriner has ordered a Rum
ley breaking outfit so as to be
ready to go to work when spring
John Anderson left for the
Twin Cities where he iutends to
purchase an engine.
Our school board met last Tues
day. at school No. 2. They have
decided to let a contract to the
lowest bidder for hauling coal.
Small pox is reported as making
its rounds in this vicinity.
While visiting school No. 3, a
few weeks ago, Ernest jjBerger ex
perienced his first North Dakota
Swan Nealander who has been
laid up for some time with rheu
matism, is improving and is again
able to be about.
The Ladies Aid Society mat at
the home of John Krebsbach last
Wednesday. The men also met
there and spent the afternoon
talking abont .better farming.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Huerers
spent last week in visiting neigh
bors and friends..
Anthon Ulrich is getting.Sonera
so &s to petition the school board
of his district to build a new
building on the present site of
school No 1, as that building is too
small to accomodate all that at
Services were held at -Endres
last Sunday. After service* a
meeting of the men was held, and
they eleoted new officers.-
Mrs' Wm. Ehiers and obildren
went to Minneapolis last Friday.
The boys will go to school.
Rasco Mofit is expected bom*
from Florida soon.'
It appears that the cold
reached the limit on the 11th. It
44 below at Ryder and
Can Now Do Business
The county commissioners held
an extra session Wednesday to ap
prove tbe bond of the MoLeao
County Abstract and Title Com
pany, a matter on which no aotion'
was taken at their last meeting.
This abstract company make* the
second one in our oity
and is oom*
poied of the following membemr
I Wacker, Joseph Mann,,
Theo. Serr and Geo. Batty, th*
latter being manner.
Most of the schools began work
again on Monday,
Hunger mid cold went her have
driven the coyotes to the barnyards
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