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'?$ First Tear of the Paper
January 4—Yesterday ,was the
coldest day within the recollection
of even the "oldest inhabitant,"
and you may bet that it was quite
cool. At sunrise the thermometer
indicated 45 below.? .: It was only
the ozone.^j^t
Washbnrn people indulge in
roller-skating ,,
The circulation ot the petition
to the postoffice department for a
daily mail service between Bis
marck and Washburn has one
hundred signatures.
January 11—Tbtf Bismiirck
Weekly Tribune will, it is said, be
made an illustrated humorous
paper. A first class engraver will
be employed and the publication
will be under the management of
J. B. Adams, the "Twinkles" man
of the daily Tribune, which latter
fact alone insurejs the success of
the venture. z\
Lots for a school
donated *by Messrs
house were
Veeder and
The ty-st sessio^ of the probate
court of McLean county was
opened January 7l!i by Judge
Part of the material for a large
Agricultural warehouse has arrived
in Washburn and the work of
erecting the building will be com
menced immediately. '5:
Over 5,000 copies of boom edi
tion of McLean county was pub
lished."",?/ ''2
-, ft,- iTfcis «r 0&z, -das
The Bismarck Leader is the
latest newspaporial venture in the
l, capital city. It put in its- tip
's pearance on Saturday last, is
%, edited by H. H. Palmer, and is a
neat and spicy publication. The
Leader will be issued every-Thurs
,* day, providing the people of Bis
f' marck prove by [something uiore
substantial than talk, that they
want another paper.
It is difficult to conceive of any
thing grander, than that which
presents itself here on a winter
morning. Away to the south ac
cross the myriad of silver flashes
from the ice of the river are the
snow capped hills, which seem to
stretch to meet the clear blue of
the sky. while to the southeast yon
may. see a mirage that looks like,
a far-reaching lake—over all shines
the soft, clear light of the morning
Won making this true picture of
nature sparkle and glisten, with a
beauty that is wonderful and
January 25 Washburn's build-,
ing boom will commence as 'soon
-as the frost* leaves the ground—
andsuch a boom! Two large store
buildings. a church, a school house,
.- an agricultural. implement ware
boose. a county Jail and oourt
honse are a few of the building*
igiioh will be commenced as soon
«V the weather permits. Two new
yaWs will alHo be eslab
lished here to supply the demand
4pr hnilding uiiiterial, which will
tie unprecedented,
Seventy-five lots have been sold:
"Jir-at Hancock and there will be a
"^'Jlarge store ereoted' there at once.
|-VThere Is also a contract giveti for
I#*'.?* large school houqe and charch.
i, 'The Hancock Literary society has
hadlbree lots assigned Jto it upon
^,Which to erect public"hall.
]Begister of Deeds Gray has been
PSp Bismarck "during the past three
connty for the timer prior to its
Fargo will sc
'have four daily
Jg^iafaUm Correspondence I
'i '£A party was -given at the home
of Miss Edd's Thursday evening.
A large crowd was present and the
evening was spent in dancing. A
lunch was served at midnight and
the guests departed for their
homes at an early hour in the
morning.j|f|Every body reported a
most enjoyable evening. \i
Swedish services were held in
the Malcolm school house Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. A. Johnson spent
Sunday with the Johannes Olson
Rev. Valberg drove from Mal
colm to Ingersoll on Sunday after
It has been a little warmer this
week, the thermometer has uot
registered far beiow zero.
Messrs Reuter and Sanberg
went to the. river lust week and
brought home a few loads of coal.
Wiprod Correspondence
Miss Vivian O'Brian returned
from Turtle Lake where she has
been nursing Charley West for the
past month.
Matt Kelly returned from Ray,
Monday where he had gone to at
tend his brother's funeral.
Elmer Love transacted business
in Turtle Lake Thursday..
John Hammock was a business
visitor in Ruso the fore part of the
Miss Emma Foreland came up
from Bismarck to spend a few
weeks with her sister Mrs. E. Love.
Turtle Lake Wave
P. J. Anderson says cattle and
corn make a good combination for
a North Dakota farmer. He ex
perimented last summer with a
five acre field of corn. He cut the
corn last fall and has been feeding
sixteen head of cattle'on the fodder
since he cut it and has enough to
last the bvnch a couple of weeks
yet. He busked and sold $30 worth
of corn from this same fodder.
J. B. Sellon claims that the
ground is frozen so deep that it
pops and cracks open in the morn
ing so that it can fairly be felt to
vibrate at times. Sellon may have
eXHggrated a little, it is possible
he did, but there is no question
that the ground which is nnusually
bare.of snow has been frozen to a
greater depth than in many years,
and that there are great cracks in
it that were not there last fall
when the ground froze ap full of
moisture. Old settlers tell us
deep freezing in winter insures a
good crop the following season-.
They say the freezing ventilates
the soil and the longer the ground
underneath is froze after the soil
on top is thawed the longer the
moisture comes up' from below to
thn roots of the grain on the stir
Well Bet He's Afraid
„'-Fred Kehrer selves notice tipon
his readers of the State Press that
he is ''going,, to explode a. deep
laid plot to rob the county of sev
eral thousands of dollars aud im
plicate some' -prominent oitizens
therewith says the Goodrich Citi
zen, This is about the same
stunt that Ed. X. Moore playect.in
the last campaign in tbe Denhoff
Voice and in most instances-a
suffering public is still waiting
for the disclosures promised. We
do not say that Kehrer has not the
goods to deliver,-bat the question
8. where he is engaged in is, will he? -or,- wiU soiueoue be
tying the official records of the whipped into line.
I 1 +i
Canadian Farmers
Sdl Grain Here
Doty Eats a Lot of tbe Profit When
$29.70 is "Paid on One Load
of Barley
A farmer who lives near Carie
vale, Sask., Canada, has the fol-
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lowing to say about the weather
and crop in Canada:
"December was very mild but
last week it has been running
from 25 to 30 degrees below, but
very .little snow. Did- I tell you
about our crop? We were going
to have a very nice crop when
about the 1st of August the black
rust struck the wheat and of course
you know what happened. Tbe
heaviest straw was .the worst. The
straw before it was cut was as
black as the ground so it was
badly shriveled. We started to
thrash and it commenced to rain
and we enly thrashed about seven
days in six weeks so the grain all
thrashed tough and the'grain men
would not buy it and the people
had to ship it themselves and then
they could not get cars. The
wheat was so tough that it had to
be run through a drying machine
before it goes into store. This
cost about 5c per bushel aud they
can only unload 50 cars in 24
hours and dry grain they can un
load 500, so.yoc see that leaves a
great shortage of cars, and times
a little hard. Oats was a very
good crop: they are cheap, about
27c per bushel. Wheat from 50 to
75c, according to quality and dry
ness. The Canadians are hauling
to Sherwood, N. D., and paying
30c per bushel duty. One of my
neighbors paid §29.70 on one load,
a wagon load of barley. There
was a great crop of flax here this
season, one fellow thrashed 1600
bushels off 80 acres, he is selling
it in Sherwood. He will pay $400
on the 1(500 bushels, duty. A
great many are seliing wheat, pay
ing 25c per bushel duty. The
Canadian cars are all full of tough
wheat, so you see what we lost by
not getting reciprocity.
American custom officer is
in about $200 per day."
-5^, 1-svsIms,
WASHBURN, N. D. JAN. 26, 1912,
a a a
The county commissioners of
Sheridan connty made the final
payment for transcribing, the re-,
cords from this qounty.' The work4
that was started three years
will not be completed for two
months or more. The contract for
transcribing the records was let at
$6500 but there was $500 more
paid in order to have the books
checked up.
Liberal tiring
While $142,000,000 was given to
charity and various philanthropic,
religious and educational institu
lions in 1911, the total was about
$16,000,000 less than for the pro
ceeding year.
John D. Rockefeller dropped
$15,000,000 hehfnd his 1910 re
cord, having discontinued- bis
lavish gifts to Chicago univeraity.
Mr. Carnegie kept up to bis
usual pace, giving $40,000,000
which makes his total benefactions
to date about $21o,000 00Q.
Women gave all told, about.$18.
000,000 during the year, or about
$4,000,000 less than 1910. This
decline was due chiefly to smaller
gifts from Mrs Russell Sage and
Miss Helen bould.,
Educational institutions received
$62,000,000, 4
Charities netted
gif tsofabout
Religious be dims
omoo^ MMS
The benefactions to libraries ag
gregated about $2,OpO^. V'
Municipal improveittents^Te-
ceived $10,000,000.
The number of benefactions and
the number of givers was greater
than in 1910, and the drop in
dollars was due chiefly to smaller
gifts from a few very wealthy men
and women.
So the spirit of public service
and good \frill to all was really
more wide-spread than ever before.
Lund Correspondence
Alfred Erickson of Benedict
visited wiih Nick Krebsbach a few
days the first of the week.
The ladies gave a dance last
Saturday evening at the home of
Henry Friese. They proved that
they were all well prepared for the
occasion, for they say all were
J^hn Anderson returned this
weak from Minneapolis where he
purchased a "Twiu City" Traction
T|e Endres choir practiced at
school No. 1 Sunday after which
they went to the home of Jos. L.
Krebsbacli, where refreshments
were served.
Mr. Berger visited school No.
2. last Friday afternoon.
Tbe Baptist Ladies Aid So
ciety met at the limine of Heury
Stohler Tuesday afternoon.
A dance was given at the
home of Thom Randal. Saturday
Woman Holds Office
Jamestown, N. D., Jan. 25.—
Owing to Judge Me mini's recent
appointment of Mrs. Correll as
clerk .of the county court, the
question has been raised as to the
eligibility of a woman to that
office^ 8tyte'8 Attorney Kneeland
has given a written opinion on the
subject, holding that a woman is
eligible to this office, which
opinion is concurred in by the at
torney general's office.
The question is an interesting
one, involving the rights cf a
woman to hold office in this state,
aud tbe opinion of the state's at
torney reviews various authorities
on the subject. The court of
various states have held that a
woman, in the absence of con
stitutional or statutory provision
exprefesly authorizing it, cannot
hold a governmental public Office.
States S£ folding, among others,
are Massaob usetts and New Hamp
shire. In Michigan, where there
is no express legal provision on
the subject, a woman has been
ousted from the office of state's
attorney, but her right to hold the
office of deputy clerk of court has
been upheld, tbe former' being an
elective and the latter an appoint*
iveoffioe. In Missouri a woman
was elected clerk of court and her
right to hold office was upheld by
the supreme court of that state.
In Kansas, although women are
not voters yet it seems that they
may bold any office, provided they
obtain votes enough, even that of
governor of the state.
Iu North Dakota a woman oan
not bold an elective offioe. except
a school offioe, our statutes re
quiring that only those who have
a right to vote tor a certain office
are eligible to hold such office.]
The clerk of the county, however,
is not elected but appointed by the
judge of that court and in the per
formance of his duties is subject
in a large measure, to the super
vision: of the judge, the jndge be
ing liable for tbe. proper conduct
of the clerk .tinder his own official
boud. Under these circumstances
it is tbe opinion of Assistant At
torney General Zuger and of tbe
states attorney that it is tbe dis
cretion of tbe judge to appoint
either a man or a woman fo the
position in question
W **Vvw£
11 1
*. ?$,,
AO Should Attend
This Big Meeting
Prizes Will be Given in the Dairy
and Creamery Butter Contests
Enter and Win One
Two handsome silver pitchers,
nicely engraved, adorn the large
front window of the First National
Bank of Mandan. These are to be
awarded by the Northern Pacific
Railway to the winners of the
dairy and creamery butter con
tests at the convention of the State
Dairymen's Association to be held
in Maudan on Thursday and Fri
day, February 15th and 16th.
These prizes are in addition to
cash prizes to be given by the as
sociation. The Mandan Com
mercial Club has doi-ated $150 to
be given in prizes as the officers of
the state association sees fit.
So much for the prizes. The
greatest prize that can be pulled
down, and that is for every attend
ant, is the gaining of knowledge,
which when put to practical
Along the line of entertainment
the program committee has been
successful in securing the service
of "Bart" the famous cartoonist of
the Minneapolis Journal who will
give a chalk talk on the evening
of the 15th. The cartoon on the
front page of tbe Journal is with
out question tbe most striking of
any cartoon appearing in the daily
press, and the people of North Da
kota will greet the man who makes
the pictures with a big crowd.
The Mandan people have ar
ranged to have an orchestra on
hand at every session to start the
proceedings. There will be plenty
of entertainment, besides the lot
of wholesome information on
dairying^ and it should be the duty
of every farmer who can possibly
arrange his affairs to get away and
be on band through ,^the entire
Lignite Goal Good
Keeping warm dnring the past
few days has been considerable pf
a task and frequent visits have
been made to the coal bin and giv
en all of us something of a person
al iuterest iu that commodity—the
coal, not the bin.
The announcement has been
printed that tbe briquetting plant
at Hebron, this state, is now pro
ducing about twenty tons a day of
very fine coal, and that a test of its
commercial- adaptability would
Soon be made by shippiug it to
several points over the state for.
a purpose of arriving at a suitable
market price and the favor or dis
favor with which it would be re
ceived by the the consumer. It is
.estimated that tbe price would
by the farmer will give hitn a lift
along the road to independence,
and to this end, the committee
having in charge tbe program has
provided some of the strongest
speakers in the Northwest. Form
er Governor Hoard of Wisconsin,
editor of Hoard's Dairyman,
recognized.HS the leading authority
on dairy matters in the United
States, is sending to this meeting
Mr. A. J. Glover, the associate
editor his paper. He with A.
K. Risser. of Colorado will tell the
farmers the value of ensilage as
feed, and how to build silos and
put away the silage. Prof. Thomas
Shaw, who is worth hearing on
any subject pertaining to agri
culture, even if one has to travel
the whole length of the state, will
talk on breeding. Prof. Shepperd
of the Agricultural school, and F.
W. Merril of Grafton are also on
the program, while from Minne
sota (. A. Storvick aud Joel G.
Winkjer will come to add to the
interest aud in formation to the
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The Leader Bu it
the bit fn"* ftk P"
iathe Cosaty. Cct 0« Mas
In view of the large coal depos
its throughout the entire state of
North Dakota, it would seem just
ifiable on the part of its legislative
body to make a liberal appropria
tion for the purpose of continuing
further experiments along the line
of briquetting lignite coal. Once
it is perfected, or so nearly per
fected as to place it on market as
Also the provisions against kil
ling prairie chickens will be en
forced on the reservation. Iudians...
will be allowed to bunt only dur
ing the months of the year when
the state permits this to be done.
As a punishment for the viola
tion of the new law or rule, any
persons (Indian or white) killing
deer on the Fort Berthold reserva
tion, North Dakota, from now on
for three years, shall be fined $50
for each deer and 60 days in the
gaurd house with hard labor, be
sides being deprived of their guns
and ammunition.
go far as hunting by white per
sons on the reservation is concern
ed, attention is invited to Section
2137 of the Revised Statutes whiob
reads as follows:
Every person other than|an Indi
an, /feho within the limits of any
tribes with whom the United
States has existing treaties, hunts
or traps, or takes and destroys, any
peltries or game except for subsis
tence in the Indian country, shall
forfeit all the traps, guns and
ammunition' iu his possession,
used or procured to. be used for
that purpose, and all pertriesio
taken and shall. be liable in addi
tion, to a penalty of 500 dollars.
All the Indians have been in
structed in the above hew law, and
this warning is made to their
white neighbors.
Emmet Correspondence
Miss Elsie Stone who has been
working at the G. L. Robinson
store in Garrison has been visiting
at Emmet. BilL's the past week be
fore returning to her home in
-Clem Zimmer sold a team to the
horse buyer in Garrison last Mon~
Several of the neighbors helped
Geo. Barrow butcher twenty-sis
hogs last Tuesday. He took them
to iown Wednesday,
Alex Slagg and Emmet Bills are
busy pntting up ice.
Miss Oma Robinson, who has
been at Dick Kitts', is at home
r. ^»vw
$1.50 PER TEAR
range from $4.40 to $4.80 per ton.
The heating value of this coal is
estimated, under ordinary usages^
as about 96 per cent of the best
hard coal.
commercial product, almost unlim
ited advantages are placed at our
very door, to say nothing of
the immense development that will
tRke plttce in the coal business it
self. Unlimited capital from the
east is ready for just such an op
ening and for years has kept in
touch with the coal situation in
this state. Even a reasonably fair
commercial product at the prices
mentioned above would mean a
large saving to the people of the
state. Let the experiments not
only be continued, but pushed aud
encouraged.—Beach Advance.
Hunting Not Allowed
C. W. Hoffman, superintendent
and agent of Fort Berthold, has
taken up the matter with the au
thorities in Washington, D. C.
towurd preserving game. Since
there are only a few remaining
deer on the reservation, which will
soon disappear if they are hunted*
a regulation has been submitted to
the Indian Office, prohibiting all
the Indiaus aud whites from kil
ling any deer from January 1st.
1911, to 1915, that is a term of 3

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