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tication in the current issue.
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*iid precinct in the western part of the state.
All papers are continued until an explicit
«t.*er to discontinue is received, and until all
-arrearages are "i-aid.
Entered as second-class matter.
For a good many years the farm
ers of this and other states where
small gram raising has been the prin
cipal source of revenue, have been
urged to diversity, and add eggs
chickens, butter, and other products
to their earning resources. Espec
ially is the hen a source of continued
revenue. A recent article touching
upon the subject of poultry raising
and egg production shows to what
•extent this industry has developed.
-Notwithstanding that thousands if
persons are engaged in the poultry
business, the increase continue.
Those who have engaged in it with a
view of making a living find that
where they have to buy feed it coste
.from ?1.75 to $2.00 a year to keep
a hen, or about four cents a week.
And there is^where the farmer gets
the best of it^for his poultry gets Its
Jiving without cost or effort on his
part. The records show that today
on the general farms, poultry pays
the" largest dividends, although it re
ceives the least attention. The price
of poultry and eggs in the last ten
years has increased in price to the
consumer faster than any other agri
cultural product except bacon. Eggs
have, increased forty-seven per cent,
being ten per cent higher than any
other food product, such as potatoes,
beef, pork, mutton, etc. In no case
have grains increased in such pro
portion. Statistics show that Iowa
leads in eggs, with Ohio second, Illi
nois third and Missouri fourth.
Iowa's egg crop amounts to more
xhan ten million dollars a year. The
highest price a dozen is credited to
Nevada, the average there being 20.8
•cents. Montana is a very close sec
ond, with Washington next. Califor
Vnia is fourth and Oregon is fifth
-with an average of 15 cents a dozen.
The lowest price is credited to Texas,
the average price being 7.7 cents.
The state disposed of more than fifty
height million at this average price.
The number of eggs per capita for
the people" "of the United States in
1900 was 203, and the value of the
•eggs'at the prevailing price was
31.89. The poultry and egg crop as
far back as 1899 exceeded the value
Of the wheat crop of twenty-eight
states and territories. The records
show that the egg crop of 1899 was
more than a billion dozen, which
would fill more than forty-three mil
lion crates of thirty dozen each.
An ordinary-refrigerator car holds
400 crates. It would necessitate a
train 868 miles long, or one that
-would reach from Chicago to Wash
ington, with several miles of cars to
spare, to transport the crop of eggs
of that year. The eggs and poultry
produced on the farm are worth as
much as the cotton crop, seed includ
ed, or the hay crop or the wheat
Grand Forks Herald: Within, the
coming two or three months the
farmers of North Dakota will eepar
ate themselves from their hard earn
ed dollars to the extent of several
f^' nrHlion dollars, a large proportion of
'$%'• i,%Mdal. Js just so much wasted coin.And
Mm The marketing of grain In North
a a involves an* enormous waste
'Sfl^of money In labor and in horseflesh
f%u& In wear and teat on farm wagons
which might be ssfred if the,-high
illwayar'of the state |wer«
^might he made, W^ have been mak-
progress ijfn the' direction
W&J^^^^'^t netted'roads and our roads in the
average ma? not be quite so bad as
some other sections of the country,
but again, they are not so good as
the roads of some section*. While it
Is tine that our roads naturally are
far superior to the roads many
sections, or rather the surface of the
land in its natural state is suited for
the making of most excellent roads
MS& at.ftcost-:ttr.4#s* than would. he
possible in many sections of the
country. Vast amounts of money
have been expended on our roads in
this state in the past and in some
instances with fairly good results,
but much of the money expended
has been worse than wasted and it is
only within the past two or three
years that we have been discovering
our shortcomings in this direction
and taking a step forward towards
scientific road building. A growing
our highways are unnecessarily wide.
In the early days when land was of
little or no value it didn't make any
difference, except that the unused
portion of the highways have been
a fruitful propagation bed for weeds
of many sorts. With land in North
Dakota at its present average value
the unused portion of our highways,
if well utilized would build and main
tain excellent roads over the state ..
Speaking of the arrangement for
registration for the opening of the
Standing Rock reservation the News
at Aberdeen says:
No more equable arrangement
could have been made than the one
which has been made. All the rail
roads near the reservations are well
represented. The fact that the Mil
waukee is better represented than
the others is due solely to the fact
that it crosses the reservations to be
It is altogether likely that every
town named as a registration center
will have all the crowds It can at-pears
tend to. Each town is doing some
tall hustling in the way of advertis
ing. There should be no jealousy, no
heartburning, no fault-finding
among any of the favored towns, for
the reason that there will be as large
crowds at every point as the towns
can accommodate.
Generous rivalry should character
ize the efforts to attract the home
seekers. Each town will have much
to offer. None could care for all the
crowd If all of it should go to one
place, and while Aberdeen, because of
its size, its geographical location and
its railroad facilities, with the added
prestige of being the chief point of
registration, where James W. Witten,
the superintendent, will be located,
and where the drawing will take
place, naturally expects to secure the
largest number of visitors, it at the
same time sincerely hopes the expec
tations of the other towns will be
amply fulfilled.
Any part of South Dakota is good
to look upon, and the visitors will be
sure to fall in love with the state,
whether they register at Aberdeen,
Pierre, LeBeau, Mobridge or Lem-privilege
mon, and North Dakota will enchant
their eyes if they go to Bismarck to
One of the state papers expresses
the opinion that if the efforts to en
force the prohibition law were as
vigorous as those to' enforce the
game law, there would be no blind
piggers in the state. This hardly
accords with the facts of the twoduring
laws and thefr violation. There is
no great profit in violating the game
law. A good many young fellows
huh€-before the law is up, out of a
difficulty of restraining their "sport
ing" instincts, and sometimes out of
a desire to get into a covey of birds
before some other hunter. The vio
lation of the prohibition law is due
to an entirely different cause. There
is a considerable number of people
who create a demand for liquor, are
willing to pay an exorbitant |prJee
for it, and the result Is an unnatural
ly large profit from the illegal sale.
And there is, unfortunately, a class
of lawbreakers willing to take chanc
es of jail andfine,for the sake of this
profit. The violation of the prohibi
tion law is doe to the promise of fi
nancial profit/ a feature that does not
enter "the violation of the game law.
financial profit Is one of the
strongest motives to human endeavor
bolfh along lawful and unlawful lines.
We think it will' be^bund always
much more .dlAc^..,(to^.,e|aJ^ro»:.,the
prohibition law gfme
no matter,Jxowthorougily thO for
of tew enforcement may, be organ'
The resignation of Ormsby McHarg
of Jamestown, following upon his in
terview defending Secretary Batlin
ger and discrediting the efforts of
some of the officials of the forest
service to make it appear that Bal
linger was acting in the interests of
land grabbers and not of the public,
is ascribed by some riewspaper cor
respondents to his differences,, with.
interest is being manifested in this as a candidate for the presidency and
direction, but there is an evident feel- as president. In the progress of the
ing that it costs too much money to Taft campaign for the presidential
build roads and the chief reason no nomination he was in charge of some
more is accomplished appears to be of the southern states where contest
the lack of concerted action. An ef- ing delegations were brought out, and
fort was made at the last session of he handled the interests of Taft dip
the legislature to change our system lomatically and tactfully. Doubtless jJ£P£*byThe officer a purse full of
of road buiWing from the township there are wider opportunities in the
to the county system, with a view of practice of law than in his assistant!
ing which would lead to improved I for his resignation,
conditions, but the bill met with op- -—rr^rvT
position and defeat and the old sys- The people of Dickinson will enter
tern of working out road taxes, with- upon a systematic campaign for good
out much regard to the value of the roads leading into that city for
work done, still prevails. A single scores of miles in every direction,
suggestion at this time might mean the plan under consideration, In
considerable for the future is that eluding not only good roads but con
venient bridges and highways upon
which wagon traffic will be safe and
easy. Trade follows the line of least
resistance and with good roads lead
ing into a natural trade center, there
is certain to be a considerable addi
tion to its business. Bismarck is
handicapped as a business center,
far as the immediately surrounding
country is concerned, because of bad
roads, over which only light loads
can be hauled and then with no
great degree of ease or safety. A
campaign for good roads into the
city, which should include a good
and permanent north and south high
way, with connecting highways from
other thickly populated sections, of
the county, would bring more trad
ers, to the city„and attract the trade
to which the city is entitled by reas
on of its superior markets.
securing some method to road build- secretaryship and that is the reason There is an implied compliment in the
The rivalry between some Of.the
aspiring towns in the new county of
Sheridan for county seat honors ap
to be furnishing plenty of in
terest for the people of the towns in
question and Of the county generally.
The 'first suit brought to restrain the
commissioners from expending coun
ty funds for court house improve
ments at McClusky, the present coun
ty seat, having been dismissed a sec
ond suit is promised where the same
Issues are involved.
Women In Trousers.
In the pretty Alpine village of Cham
pery. in the canton of Valois, Switzer
land, the peasant women wear trousers
and waistcoats in place of skirts and
boleros, and the only distinguishing
badge of their sex is a scarf knotted
around their hair, the. bright red ends
of which float coquettisbly over their
shoulders. The women of Cbampery
work in the open air, performing the
same kinds of labor as the men, and
long ago their ancestors found that
they,could work more easily in trou
sers than in skirts. v,
Drink Plenty of Pure Water.
DrJ George %l Fox, the
fliatinguiflhea Authority: on.
skin diseases, says that each
treubles in summer aire caus
ed almost '^variably by
WBONG DIETand-tha* they
as well aff
his fellow officials. It is known by
friends of McHarg In this state that
it has for some time been his
tention to resign his place early in
the fall and engage in the practice
of law in New York. It is not likely
that his resignation has been hasten
ed by the interview recently given
out by him. Nor is it likely that
McHarg is not in accord with the
president in his views. He has been
intimately associated with Taft, both
His Nightcap Privilege.
Auionj: the many strange privileges
granted by English sovereigns to their
subjects probably tbt most remarkable
was the permission given to the Earl
of Sussex by (jueen Mary t« wear his
nightcap, or i-ven two nightcaps. I he
so wished, in her royal presence. The
earl wast a victim or colds in the head,
which, like the law. are uo respecters
of persons, aud as he considered ca
tarrh in the bend too heavy a price to
pay for loyaity he petitioned the
queen for permission to wear nfe
nightcap in her presence.
The patent conceding this unique
is one of the most amusing
hi royal annals. It runs thus: -Know
ye that we do give to our beloved aind
trusty- cousin and counselor. Henry,
earl of Sussex. Viscount Fitzwalter
and lord of Egreinund and PurnelL
license and pardon to wear his cap or
nightcap or any two of them, at his
pleasure, as well in onr piesence as
in the presence of any other person or
persons within this realm or any other
place in our dominions wheresoever,
bis life, and these our letters
shall be sufficient warrant in bis be
©the* dis-
orders of the system may of
ten be cured bysiinply exer
cisisg more and eating lew.
He lays great stress upon
the value of pure "water as a
remedy. "Drink it freely/
MEALS and the hour preced
ing and following."
He dwells with emphasis
upon the value of a change of
diet when one is not well.
He says it is often worth
more than a change of air.
The Term "Cppp«r.",
While many police officials believe
that the term "copper" as applied to
had its orlgiu in the use of
the copper badges that were formerly
worn, an authority states that the
word may be traced back to the Nor
maps in the twelfth century aud that
jt is a corruption of "cuteh." The
Normans uot only applied it to the
catchers of criminals, but to the im
plements used In" catching or holding
them. There were "hnnd cops," or
handcuffs, lu the twelfth century,
Rnd the Anglo-Saxons used foot cops.
In the "Yocabuluui, or the Rogues'
Lexicon," written by George W. Ma
teel in 1859, copped is thus defined:
"Copped—Arrested. The knuck was
copper to rights, skin full of honey
was found in his kicks poke by the
copper when he plucked him. The
W In a
3 is
derivation of copper.
sobriquet.—London Saturday Review.
Blood Travels Fast."
The speed at which the blood-circu
lates in the veins and arteries of a
healthy man is something surprising.
All day long, year in and year out
the round trips continue from the
heart to the extremities and back
again. The red blood corpuscles travel
like boats in a stream, going to this
or that station for such service as they
have to perform, and the white cor
puscles, the phagocytes, dart hither
and thitlier like patrol boats, ready to
arrest any contraband cargo of disease
germs. The mileage of the blood cir
culation reveals some astounding facts
in our personal history. Thus it has
been calculated that, assuming the
heart to boat sixty-^ne times a min
ute at ordinary heirt pressure, the
blood goes at the rate of 207 yards, in
the minute, or seven miles per hour,
168 miles per day and C.320 miles per
year. If a man of eighty-four years
of age could have one siilgle blood
corpuscle floating in his blood all his
life it would have traveled in that
same time 5.150,808 miles.—Exchange.
Afghan Frontier Tribes.
There is an Interesting little story
in Dr. T. L. Pennell's book "Among
the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Fron
tier" which illustrates the attitude of
the frontier tribes to their great neigh
bors. A political officer was talking
with the headmen of some independ
ent tribes, and be asked them what
part their people would take in the
event of war between Russia and
"Do you wish us to tell you what
would please you or to tell you
real truth?" was their naive reply.
"I adjure you raly to tell me what is
the 'white word'" (meaning the true
"Then," said an old graybeard
among them, voicing the feelings of
all present, "we would just sit here
upon our mountain tops watching you
both fight until we saw one or the
other of you utterly defeated then we
would come down and loot.the van
quished till the last mule! God isthe
great! What a time that would be for
One Comfort.
Dick was a very clean little boy, and!mee",r
dirt disgusted him. One day he found
a poor little starved kitten crouching
in a ditch at the roadside, and he
carried the wet muddy little waif
hdme with him. He took it to the
hydrant, and carefully rinsed off all
the mudl but the shock was too great
for the sick kitty, and the breath of
life departed. Dick went with her to
his mother, who exclaimed at the sight
Of the wet, drooping kitten, "Why,
Dick, what have you done?"
"She was all mud. and I washed
her." Dick replied.
"Oh. Dick." his mother said sorrow
fully. "I'm afraid she's dead."
Dick looked shocked and grieved for
a moment then his face lighted up
with a gleam ofoomfort as he ex
claimed. "Well, she died clean, any
way."—Ejeljneator. •.--•:•-//
Th» Tiger's Skin.
Whether its color helps the tiger In
its furtive life or not, it is a royal liv
ery that It wears. The "spoil of lions,"
but for their manes, have not much
majesty. A cowhide may be hand
somer. But a throne can ask no more
sumptuous] trapping than a tiger's
skin, and if a jury were to be impan
eled to select the noblest looking ani
mal now in the zoological gardens the
verdict would almost infallibly be
unanimous in favor of the Siberian
tiger. It is difficult to imagine any
thing more beautiful, more full of
dignity and oft the simple grace of
Strength than one of these gorgeous,
deep furred brutes.—London Times.
"y More?Cautious New.
..y?YuB* said M% popular actor, "I
had to refuse the a as beyond
my powers." v--^^- ^,m..:
"That's strange," replied && friend.
"There was a time when you would
undertake any part.*'m:
"Ah, yes! Tbat^was when rwis an
amateur, and amateurs, you know,
wm attempt
Expected feaek.
Prisoner—Can I speak with the cbn
Ttct Jack for onfr moment? Jailer—No
he has just left after finishing his
time. But ask me again & about a
week.—Fliegende Blatter.
r&i^tp•:•• '•.•••' -/iii,,,.„-,- •,-••'•• ^rmi^m:j
His Shipwife.
The suburbanite, was entertaining
friend who followtd the sea. Showing
him his rqom after his arrlv|a9. J: the
host noticed that there was but one
pillow on the bed.
"By the way. captain." he asked,
"do you use more thai) one pillow?"
"Well. I use one for my head," re
plied the captain, "and one for a ship
"Shipwife! What in the world Is
"It's evident that you're a landsman
Every sailorman knows wbat a ship
wife is. It's an extra pillow placed
under the legs or arms to ease the po
sition. It isn't so necessary on land,
where you have a wide, comfortable
bed, but'It's almost a necessity at sea,
where you are cramped up in a par
row berth, with no room, to stretch.
Any one who has been at sea for a
long period knows what a shipwife
is. We get so used to using one that
we're not fully at home on land un
less we have one. Better let me have
another pillow for a shipwife. John.*'
York Press.
Not Complete.
"Sir," says the sleek looking agent,
approaching the desk of the meek,
meaching looking man and opening
one of those foldiug thingumajigs
showing styles of binding, "1 believe.
I can interest you in this' massive set
of books containing1 the speeches of
the world's great orators. Seventy
volumes. $1 down and $1 a month until
.price. $680. has been paid. This
set of books gives you the most cele
brated speeches at the greatest talk
ers the world has ever known, and"—
"Lef me see the index."' says the
agent" hands" it to
him. and be looks through, it carefully
and methodically, running his finger
along the list of names. Beaching the
end. he hands the index back to the
agent and says:
"It isn't what you claim it is. 1 hap
pen to know the greatest talker in the
world, and you haven't her in the In
dex."—Chicago Post
Evolution ef the Modern Play.
With the decay of dialogue In im-to
portance less attention has been paid
to delivering it so exquisitely as to
give value to it for its own sake. And
so by degrees we came to the mod
ern play, in which everything is sac
rificed to vraiseinblance, soliloquies
are tabooed, and people'talk as they
do in real life—naturally and entirely
to the point—Era. :—(.'
Ths Trinket Worm.
Among the novelties in nature is a
small worm, called the trinket worm,
characterized by- this peculiarity,
which gives rise to its name:
On the leaves of a'wild vine, called
the trinket vine, is found a small
worm, which looks at first like a
small piece of white thread and Is
almost motionless. If the leaf be
taken' off and placed under a glass
case In the room this little thread will
in the short space of twenty-four hours
grow- into a good sized caterpillar,
beautifully colored and studded with:
golden spots. When matured' it will
climb up the glass, fasten one of its
extremities to the glass roof, and,
leaving the other hanging lp the air.
Will curl itself into a variety of forms,
presenting exquisite patterns for gold
trinkets, such as earrliigs. brbcches
and clasps, changing froui time. to.
time in great variety, ^^ca^n^uMT:
^derived..:, •:-.
First Physicion-rAny. unusual symp
toms about tha$ last case of(1yours?
Ifec^ud P,byaiciaiwTes. HevgaU, me
W oo account 7ester^ay-rWiscooBin
.\5sK^.- -X, ].:
Hsr.i»0itv. m^f^
f^east—Does your wife .ever sit with
her chin resting on her 'knees? Crim
sonbeak—No my wife seldom sits
with her chin resting at all.—xonkers
Statesman.' •^••t^^0^iS^:^0\i^M
Take heed of many, advice of few.
Danish Proverb^^^*^
He—Did you shoot anything while
yon were up in Canada? She—Yes, in
deed! We went out in a boat one day
and shot the loveliest rapids you ever
"Your pulchritude is peerless. You
are an astounding aggregation of fem
inine faultlessness. Be miner
"Sure," responded the gjri. "I never
could resist that press agentlanguage."
—Louisville Courier-Journal.r-^vm?*.:V*
Wanted ts KrtOw Hi«
"Is this tbe auto'im!
department of the sfitte
voice over the-'phone' WTJ«
"It is." replied the office
"Do you have records
bers of all the machines
"Of all that are rcgistere!
"Can you refer to anj
number without a great
"It takes only a few tnor
"Cau- you tell me who o*
Mo. umpsteen thousand
steen?" Only she gave
number of the machine..
"Just hold the phone a|
Tbe office man returned in
minute. "The machine is!
Mr, So-and-so of Cleveland!
then hastened to inquire:
any trouble about it?
"Oh, no," said the sweet vc
machine has been In from Miss
's borne in East Broad, door,
every Sunday evening fo: leverai
months, and I was just ous to
know who was calling upon Ever
so much obliged." And th ecelver
went up.—Ohio State Jourm
About Matches,
John Walker, an English demist,
was experimenting in J827v« an .In
flammable mixture for ,use I ship
board. One day Walker ha ned to
rub a stick dipped in thii ilxture
across a table. There was sport—
the stick took fire, and beci John
Walker was no fool the he was
'born. The match's invento ut bis
wonderful invention on th market
In April. 1827. The Walker n|ch was
as big as a lead pencil, am
'•hilling a box. Because it
be lighted by drawing It
piece of sandpaper folded
Holden match supplantedftn1833.
The Holden was a luclfer. Ignited
more easily than the Walkei it putJ:i
the Walker out of businesi Sweden'*:%{
is today the home of ths itch to- ^f-':-:
dustry. Sweden exports nnually $?%--•'
about boxes of :ompar- m.'*$£
able matches. But there is interne*-^k^j"
John Walker.—Exchange ,^ ,^S,i||
:£•'-"•—.'.^k-: •••. ':.•"- m%M-W$t
Line of Least Resisti "'.-fifi'M
-A. man will, scrutinise menu 6
card for half an hour |aad a order 00+
a steak.". V'-S0
.• "Or examine a busbelof ojer'ri- .fy'M
sort folders and then go.to sfcusually,'¥§ •?.
place."—Kansas City Journi ::Smt':-$?
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Polyglot Newepepc •."A feS-K-"'".''
A- polyglot newspaper pi 4 toa
dozen languages is to be
by the United Societies For
Government For the Adva nent of
the Home Rule and Persoi
Principles, says a CbJeag
The publication is to be iss
and at the start is to be
English, German, Polish,
and Italian, the intention 1 to ex
tend j$he editions until ev« atlonal- ?j:$# ?7
Ity represented in th soci
«jr representee!*in--cue soc Ba*tt .EgiW -.
Issue, printed- in its own lai
cal Self
1 Mystified Mebtl
^^bl (at luuehlH-yes,
lltffe slrdines are SOTQ'
the larger fish. Mabel
n^mma,-how dd they
open?—Boston Tianscripti
-•j m-•
-Three Day,
TourBt in Ireland (to
—Sow minx malls
the day?- -AM^^M^
—liOndon Fun.
•Have youV* Ino
iter, "a mosscovered
"No, sir answi
"All our utensils
strictly sanitary."
Ispatch. %ft^JZ
weeklyj .§S£|£
nted' in Si^S"
hemian ^4«*^-
Fieherman'e Luol
Thinking to have some fd 1th An-:W^v-i^i'"
thony Tomanno, a.cook in •, Allen- 4tb$-%:-.
hurst iN. J.) hotel, his frie recent
ly rigged up a fishing outfl isistlng|
Of a bent wire at the end
of string and sent him to
They ^ame trailing along
*o see ftum land a channel
lag twenty-three pounds.
a piee»'.i|iiv|.
beacliJ SW^-

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