SOUTHERN PACIFIC IS
NEW LINES WILL OPEN VAST
AMOUNT OF TERRITORY TO
"North Dakota andthe Northern Pa
CHI©—Partners" Is Sentiment
That Takes Well.
In an advertisements of new towns
on the Northern Pacific system in
this state and Montana, it is seen
that a map shows several new
branches soon to be in operation.
These branches extend from Edge
ley, west to Linton, and across the
Missouri river to connect with a line
running south from Mandan along the
west side of the Missouri river also
"i branches west from Fort Yates and
near the Cannonball river, and theto
lines 'being built north of Mandan.
The map has an excellent heading
and conveys a sentiment that all rec
ognize as a desirable condition for
both the people and the road—•
'Worth Dakota and the Northern Pa
The new towns referred to in the
advertisement are on the line west of
the Missouri river. The iNtorthern
Pacific has begun the development of
a large area of country tributary to
its main line, equally as good for agri
cultural .purposes as any through
which the road now passes. In the
near future much new business will
come from these infant towns and
new farming localities wrested from
the wild prairie, brought under plow
and occupied as homesteads by pros
—H. K. Quisel, the Underwood
merchant, is in the city with his young
son for medical attention.
—L. H. Ong of Caniield, was in the
city Monday and Tuesday, on busi
—Snace Rovig was an arrival from
the east Tuesday noon, on his
borne at Coleharbor.
—George M. Robinson of Colehar
bor, was a guest in the city last even
ing, on his way home from a busi
ness trip east.
—R. L. Best is at the Mud Lavia
spring, Ind., taking the baths.
—John French, wife and slater, Mrs.
Frank Little, of Fayette, are spend
ing a few days in Garrison with Mes
dames Staley and O'Hara, Mrs.
Spring Capes Just arrived, at Webb
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We are glad to make a speci
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get together in this town, you'll
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BOWBELLS WILL BE
IN BURKE COUNTY
BUBBLE HAS BURST AND COUNTY
SEAT MATTER TO BE SET-
Error Occurred In Original Contest
'Notice Application for Correction
Will Be Made.
Word was received from Minot on
Tuesday evening to the effect that a
search of the records in the court
house had resulted in the discovery
that the original ballot and the one
voted at the last general election
when the question of the division of
Ward county was up, described the
county lines so that Cowbells is in
the new county of Burke. It appears
that all that will be necessary now
allow of completion of the organ
ization of the county is for the su
preme court to grant an appeal that
will be made for a correction of error
in the records of the court.
It is likely that the governor will
not make any appointments of coun
ty commissioners for a few days yet.
In the organization of new counties
the governor appoints the new com
missioners and they in turn appoint
the ofllcers to serve until the next
Spring Capes just arrived, at Webb
WARD COUNTY PAPER
SEES END OF STRIFE
Ward County Independent: Burke
county will be apart from Ward coun
ty just as soon as the organization
of that county can be perfected. Gov.
Burke will have an opportunity to
appoint some more officials, and will
do it in the usual way.
This leaves Ward county still a
respectable size, with the
chances of county division never both
ering us any more. This leaves us
Kenmare, the city of which we nave
ever been proud, and which we would
have lost so reluctantly.
This leaves the county officials with
less territory to cover, and wli^h the
exception of the sheriff, possibly^ the
This leaves Kenmare up in arms,
for they do not likef the idea of be'fng
situated in the "gooBe neck" orthe
county, so to speak, and we do riot
blame them a bit. ••'i?
This leaves Ward,county at lafge
with no apologies to make to Ken
mare, for it was not bur fault.-i'0
Mere are the boutidarJClfllfeB of the
new county of Burke: Starting' at
the extreme northwestern part of
Ward county, at township 163, range
94, travel east if ybu will, forty-two
miles, or across seven townships to
the boundary line between ranges 87
and 88, thence south on that line
about six miles,'and west three miles
again. Travel south twelve miles, un
til you strike the northern boundary
of Mountrail county and go west
across the width of five townships, or
thirty miles, and you will strike the
western (boundary of Burke. This
gives Burke "county thirty townships.
The entire county consists of one of
the best farming sections in the Unit
ed States, the farms being especially
well improved. This leaves Burke
county with the following towns:
Columbus, Larson, Stampede, Fern,
Rival, Flaxton, Portal, Bowbells, Co
teau, Woburn, Rennie, Lignite, Pow
ers Lake, Vanville and possibly some
A lively scrap will now be in order
to see which towns will land the coun
Ward county is still left a very re
spectable size about half its original
size, before Mountrail and 'Burke
counties were cut off. This leaves
Ward county still seventy-eight miles
long from north to south, with an av
erage width of about forty miles.
The county division question would
certainly have come up in the next
election had Burke county not wonnight
out. As it is, there is no danger of
the voters, as a rule, desiring a
change. W«ard county, still retains
more than seventy-nine townships.
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"June Bug Oance,"
Th« Newsboy Kid, in Vaudeville.
KINGSBURY AND MUN40N,
"The Devil In Possession.
Character Dancer, In an Entire
THE MUSICAL PROBST8.
New 8ongs and Musical Selections
ANNA LUCILE ROWAN,
'Thunder and Lightning.
BUSY AT LAND OFFICE
IN SPjTCOF STORM
OLD TIMERS IN ACTING AS WIT-
NESSES FORTHEIR NEIGH-
All Are Satisfied With Their Exper
iences in North Dakota Ideas are
Notwithstanding the severe storm
of Monday and Tuesday, there were
four proofs taken at the United States
local land office.
John Lean of Pelican township,
proved up, with George Payseno and
August J. Wiest, farmers of the same
locality, as witnesses.
Hans Molin of Baldwin, proved up
on bis homestead near that place.
His witnesses were Albin T. Spang
berg and Alfred Raustrom. They are
all old timers in Burleigh county.
Molin and Spangberg were small boys
when they came here and are
among the most progressive young
farmers of the county. Alfred Raus
trom has been in the icounty twenty
six years and is satisfied with the re
sult of his labors. He is well fixed,
well preserved and is enjoying life.
Mrs. Lena Thompson came up from
Odense with two witnesses, to make
proof on her homestead. It was a
hard drive in such a storm, but theroads.
drive did not compare with the lack
of train service between Mandan and
Bismarck. He witnesses were Wm.
•N. Hanson and Albert Johnson, who
already own good farms in Morton
county. They both read the Bis
marck Tribune and say they get their
money's worth. They always enjoy
a visit to Bismarck.
Carl Spitzer proved up on a home
stead in McLean county. He lived
in Bismarck fourteen years before
taking up a claim. He had the idea
that the country was good for noth
ing. His father and brother, Lewis,
who came from Russia ten years ago,
took up land shortly after arriving
on which they have since proved up.
Carl contested a filing in the same
section with 'his brother Lewis, and
won out, and has now proved up on
it. Ten years ago these people 'had
no property today they own nearly
two sections of land. The United
States is a good enough government
for tbem. They also read the Tribune.
They visited their uncle, Charles
Spitzer, and family, of this city, -while
Spring Capes just arrived, at Webb
Center, Oliver County, N. ©., Feb.
16.—At the county commissioner's
meeting las Monday, Dr. Gibbons was
appointed to fill the vacancy caused
by the removal of Dr. Hfousfoolder,
on the insanity bQOrd, and Uas also
appointed superintendent of the board
of health. The doctor is a wide awake
professional man who will take a deep
interest in performing his new duties,
Charles Leo Jones was born August
15, 1892, at Waubay, S. D. About
five years ago he came with his par
ents and made his ihome in Oliver
county. Last September 'fbila out
hunting with a friend near Webster,
S. D., he was accidentally shot by
his companion. The wound was notparently
properly dressed and cared for and it
was soon apparent that he would have,
a fight for life. All that a kind fath
er and mother could do was done, but
after many weary weeks of waiting
his spirit took its flight and he died
Sunday evening, Feb. 6, at his fath
er's home near Center. Had he lived
until August 15 he would have been
18 years of age.
(Anton Berg and family were all
taken to the (Bismarck hospital last
Tuesday night. Mrs. Burg is suffer
ing from paralises, Anton has blood
poisoning and the little girl is suffer
ing from her old complaint.
The Northwestern Inbestment Co.,
a corporation, was born last Jfrmday
The officers will be: Chas.
M. Whitmer, president: Robt. Stain,
vice president H. OL Kenyon, treas
urer, and Chas. Wright, secretary.
The "business of t%e new company is
to deal in lands, horses, cattle etc.
There will be stock sold to outsiders
who desire to invest as soon as the
incorporation is completed.
Frank J. V. Kiebert, accompanied
by Mrs. Kiebert, came uo Saturday,
from Yucca and spent Sunday and
'Monday in our midst. While here
Mr Kiebert took the government ex
amination for census enumerator be
fore Postmaster Bennett, and also
picked out a lot for a residence which
be expects to build at once.
Ohas Ellis of Mandan, passed thru
Center Wednesday wit* the follow
ing named «entlemen: Messrs. M. L.
Patterson, Rootnecht. Rankin, County
man and Senator KofTel of Benson
county, who were bound for Fort
dark to look over the townsite pro
position with a view of locating in
different lines of business. The Man
dan Mercantile Co., has already plac
ed a lumber yard on the townsite and
we are informed that the First Na
tional bank has purchased two' lots
and intend to build a bank* building
this spring. Mr. Bills is very enthus
iastic over the new townsite.
Spring Capes just arrived, at Webb
1 Ton can trace most complaints I
I about dull business to dull ad
WILL BE RE-APPOINTED.
Washington. Feb. 15.—United States
Marshal J. F. Shea rorobably will foe
reappointed this week. The depart
ment of Justice already bas acted fa
vorably upon Mr. Shea's candidacy.
BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNE8DAY MORNING, FEBRUAR 16, 1910.
MORE NEWS ANENTDRY
WELCH HAS BEEN IN TWIN CITIES
MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR
Hill and Elliot May Become Inter
ested in the Matter Commercial
Club Making Arrangements.
A few weeks ago the Tribune an
nounced that the Commercial Club
was trying to promote a dry farm
congress at Bismarck in the month
of March. George Welch has just
returned from the Twin Cities and
while there met H. W. Campbell of
Lincoln, Neb., who they expected to
secure as a speaker on the subject
of dry farming soil culture, and other
valuable subjects that the agricultur
alists of North Dakota should know.
Mr. Campbell is an editor of a farm
paper at Lincoln, and has just finish
ed a tour through Indiana and Illi
speaking on the culture of the
soil, and is considered a man of in
telligence and experience in the mat
ter of dry farming, he is now in Min
neapolis conferring with President
Elliot of the Northern Pacific and
President Hill of the Great Northern
Railroads, furthering a proposition
with them to put dry farming into
practical use along these two rail-
It will be remembered by
some, that twenty years ago the
Northern Pacific introduced the first
dry farm idea in this vicinity at
Glen TJllin, it is said that they will in
the near future have many farms
along their lines using this method
The Commercial Club has many de
tails to ponder over to be able to se
cure Mr. Campbell, but there is a
great deal of enthusiasm among the
men that know the benefit of this
necessity and it looks like Bismarck
will be awarded.
THE COST OF LIVING
CITY VS. COUNTRY
(By Geo. Mobbard Maxwell.)
Did you ever stake a calf out with
a rope in a patch of nice succulent
grass and watch him wind his rope
around the stake until it gets, its nose
up to within less than a foot from the
stake, where he could not reach a
blade of grass, and tben watch him
pull and plunge to try and get loose
so he could get something to eat?
That calf illustrates about all there
is to the great modern problem of
the enormously increased cost of liv
ing, which is today so seriously agi
tating the minds of millions of people
with long appetites and short purses.
They have so wound themselves up
in the artificial complications of con
gested city life, that like the calf
they can no longer reach the food
that roust be got from the Mother
iNo way has yet been discovered
for producing beef except by feeding
cattle something that grows out of
the groutad. You could not very well
raise cattle in Central Park in New
York City. You have got to go to
some place where the "keep off the
grass"' signs are not necessary, either
for cattle or children. So you muftt
raise cattle in the country. But ap
there are a great many mil
lion of people who don't want to live
in the country. They prefer to live
where they can't get any beef except
from the Beef Trust.
They cannot be happy without the
glare and confusion of the congested
city. ®o they live in flats or tena
ments for which they have to pay so
much rent that they don't have
enough left to buy food, and what
they do buy is transported so far, and
handled so many times by so many
who must each make a profit out of it
before It finally gets to the consumer,
that the dwellers in cities have to
pinch and squeeze their slim purses
to get enough, to appease their hun
ger. They are forced to get along
without meat in order to save the
money to pay tbe rent.
As congestion increased in New
York, first they had to have elevated
railroads, .then subways, then bridges
across the 'East river, and tunnels
under the Hudson river, and a laby
rinth of sewers and conduits and pipes
under every street, and waterworks,
and parks galore. Tammany had to
be supported, and that cost many mil
lions. (Now new sub-ways must be
built .and the great Asokan Dam is
just being finished. It was estimated
last fall that in addition to all tbe
billiom? already spent, New York
would need 1322,000,000 for new pub
lic improvements immediately. The
people that llve in New York must
pay for it all.
And the fool that lives in the east
side tenament or a west side flat, or
a Morningside apartment and hangs
onto a strap for an hour, back and
forth every day to earn a few dollars
to cover rent, food and clothing, im
agines that all he pays for the priv
ilege of being a strap hanger, is the
five cents be pays for fare. He does
not see that when the elevated road
had to be built he was one of those
who bad to pay for it. He couldn't
pay for It in any other way so he paid
a little more rent. That left a little
less food. So be took a slice off his
beefsteak and banded it back to the I
Beef Trust because he couldn't afford
to eat that much meat. He had to,
have the money for Tent. When the.
subways were built, the Beef Trust
got back another slice of his beef
steak. Every new great expenditure
made necessary by the growth of the
population makes rent higher and the
beefsteak thinner. Soon the strap
hangers will not be able to afford
meat at all, and will turn for relief
to the "canned life." That will last
awhile, as the Irishman succeeded in
teaching bis mule to live on saw dust.
But the mule died* Jtlst as he was
getting used to it. That is what will
happen to the tenament dwellers. It
is not to be expected that those who
have become inoculated with the mi
crobe of the tenement life will ever
pull out of it in any large number.
They are like dope fiends who cannot
control their abnormal appetites. But
people in the country towns can stay
there, where they can have beef to
eat and fresh air to breathe.
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STORM HAS SUBSIDED.
Better Weathor Promised
The storm of Monday had entirely
subsided by Tuesday noon, and while
it was colder, the general conditions
were very satisfactory.
There have been no reports of fatal
ities or serious loss from the outside
and the heaviest losers are the rail
roads, as it will cost JX good many
thousand dollars to get their lines
in working order again.
The Soo /will send out t.1e north
train this morning behind a snow
plow. A rotary will 'be started from
Drake and it is expected that the lin§
will be opened before the day Is over.
No attempt has been made as yet to
open up the Linton branch of the N.
P., but it is likely a plow will be sent
out this morning.
There were a couple of Russel
plows sent east yesterday afternoon.
No. 1 due here at 10:45 Monday night
did not arrive until after 1 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon. Nos. 3 and 7
from the east were delayed a number
of hours and tihe trains from the west
due here Monday afternoon and even
ing went through last evening about
twenty-four hours late. All trains on
the main line of the Northern Pacific
are now running about on time, and
freights have started to move again.
The Soo made no attempt to move
freights even on their main line dur
ing the storm, but it is expected they
will get into action again this after
Taken all in all the conditions will
be normal gain by this evening.
The Capital street car line is block
ed and it is doubtful if it will be
possible to get it open today. In the
mean time the hack lines are doing
a thriving business.
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Through Short Line
Service to Portland
Spokane and the "North Bank" Line
If you are going to the Coast—to Portland or California—
the electric-lighted "Northern Pacific Express," daily be
tween Chicago, Spokane, Portland and Puget Sound Cities
will furnish through Standard and Tourist Sleeping Car ac
commodations to Portland and the Sound without change of
cars. This is one of the five daily electric-lighted transcon
tinental trains operated by the
Northern Pacific Ry.
A la carte dining car service—cuisine famously good.
Full information about fares and service and reservations of space
upon application to W. A. McDonald, Agent, Bismarck, N. D.
YeUowatone Park Seaaon 1910, June 15-Scpt. IS. Annual AM Festival, Portland, Juaa 6-11.
THIS TIME we wish to thank our friends
and the public in general for the pleasant
business relations and the patronage they
have favored us with while located at our old
stand in the First National Bank Block.
We are now located in our new quarters in the
City National Bank Block on Main street. A
continuation of your support and patronage will
be appreciated at the new stand.
Lenhart Drug Co.
City Hat'l Bank Bldg. Bismarck, N. D.
Terse Title Talks
Stop and Consider
Burleigh county lands are bound
to move, and move fast. Great ac
tivity is looked for this year. Have
you any land to sell? Don't you
want to be in shape to sell if you
get a good offer? The first thing
a buyer will look at is the land
itself. The next thing is
E I E
Aye! There's the rub." If
your title is not satisfactory, you
can't sell if you want to ever so
much. No matter how good the
land, how promising the offer. If
the title is iNOT GOOD, the pros
pective purchaser will surely want
to be shown. They're all "From
Missouri," when it comes to buy
ing land. Defects that would pass
a few years ago won't go now.
You'll have to make good if you
WOULDN'T IT ,BE WISE FOR
you to have your titles looked up
NOW. Get ready for the rush.
Don't be a tail-ender. Be a push
er in the front row.
TWENTY YEAR'S EXPERIENCE
IN LAND TITLES is at your ser
vise, upon consulting the
Burleigh County Abstract Go.
Coats & Feeoej, Bonded Abstracters
Luoas Blook, Bismarck N. 0.
STREET FIGHT AT CANTON.
Canton, Feb. 14.—Petty troubles
between foreign drilled Chinese sold
iers and the city police has culminat
ed In serious street fighting. A Chi
nese naval force was landed and kill
ed and wounded more than a hundred
rioters. The city is closed to foreign
ers for three days. Many Chinese are
leaving for Hong Kong, fearing a gen
eral outbreak. Officials believe that
tbe trouble is now quelled.
KENNEDY IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, Feb. 15. National
Committeeman Jas. Kennedy of Far
Go., N. D., is back in Washington.
Kennedy is interested In a number
of federal appointments which have
been the source of more or less trou
ble to the organization, among them
tbe United States attorneyship and
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