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xo the early Klondikers, Chilkoot
Pass was a personality, a Presence
at once sinister, cruel, and forbid
ding. So, too, only in greater meas
ure, was Miles Canon. The Chil
koot toyed with men, it wore them
out, it stripped them of their
strength and their manhood, it
wrecked their courage and it broke
their hearts. The canon sucked
them in and swallowed them. This
canon is nothing more nor less than
a rift in a great basaltic barrier
which lies athwart the river’s course,
the entrance to it being much like
the door in a wall. Above it the
waters arc dammed and into it they
pour as into a flume; down it they
rage in swiftly increasing fury, for
it is steeply pitched, and, although
the gorge itself is not long, immedi
ately below it are other turbulent
stretches equally treacherous. It
seetns as it here, within the space of
some four miles, Nature had ex
hausted her ingenuity in inventing
terrors to frighten invaders, as if
here she had combined every possi
ble peril of river travel. The result
of her labors is a series .of cata
Immediately below Miles Canon
itself are the Squaw Rapids, where
the torrent spills itself over a con
fusion of boulders, bursting into
foam and gyrating in dizzy whirl
pools, its surface broken by explo
sions of spray or pitted by devour
ing vortices resembling the oily
mouths of marine monsters. Below
this, in turn, is the White Horse,
worst of all. Here the flood sonie
saults over a tremendous reef, fling
ing on high a gleaming curtain of
spray. These rapids are well named,
for the tossing waves resemble noth
ing more than runaway white horses
with streaming manes and tails.
These are by no means all the
dangers that confronted the first
Yukon stampeders—there are other
troublesome waters below—for in
stance, Rink Rapids, where the river
boils and bubbles like a kettle over
on open fire, and Five Fingers, so
called by reason of a row of knob
by, knuckled pinnacles that reach up
like the stiff digits of a drowning
hand and split the stream into di
vergent channels —but those three,
Miles Canon, the Squaw, and White
Horse, were the worst and together
they constituted a menace that tried
the courage oi the bravest men.
In the canon, where the waters
are most narrowly constricted, they
heap themselves up into a longitudi
•« nal ridge or bore, a comb perhaps
four feet higher than the general
level. To ride this crest and to
avoid the destroying fangs that lie
in wait on cither side is a feat that
calls for nerve and skill and endur
ance on the part of boatmen. The
whole four miles is a place of many
voices, a thundering place that
numbs the senses and destroys all
hearing. Its tumult is heard afar
and it covers the entire region like
a blanket. The weight of that sound
is oppressive.
Winter was at the heels of the
Courteau party when it arrived at
this point in its journey; it brought
up the very tail of the Autumn rush
and the ice was close behind. The
Countess and her companions had
the uncomfortable feeling that they
were inside the jaws of a trap which
might be sprung at any moment, for
already the hills w r ere dusted with
gray and white, creeks and rivulets
were steadily dwindling and shelf
ice was forming on the larger
streams, the skies were low and
overcast and there was a vicious tin
gle to the air. Delays had slowed
them up, as, for instance, at Windy
Arm, where a gale had held them in
camp fof several days; then, too,
their boats were built of poorly sca
, ■ soiled lumber and in consequence
were in need of frequent attention.
Eventually, however, they came
within hearing of a faint whisper,
as of wind among pine branches,
then of a muffled murmur that grew
to a sullen diapason. The current
quickened beneath them, the river
banks closed in, and finaljy beetling
cliffs arose, between which was a
cleft that swallowed the stream.
Just above the opening was a
On a tree near the lahding were
two placards.
landing-place where boats lay gun
wale to gunwale, and here the Cour
teau skiffs were grounded. A num
ber of weather-beaten tents were
stretched among the trees. Most of
them were the homes of pilots, but
others were occupied by voyagers
■who preferred to chance a winter’s
jdelay as the price of portaging their
Bedate, En^;—Whien a ’Mravelin*
menagerie caugh»*<*ta»
recently, the only animal that could
*« • * • • . . . ■ > '
Published by Arrangement with First National Pictures, Inc., and Frank
• Lloyd Productions, 'lnc,
goods around rather than risk their
all upon one throw- of fortune. The
great majority of the arrivals, how
ever, were restowing their outfits,
lashing them down and covering
them preparatory to a dash through
the shouting chasm. There was an
atmosphere of excitement and ap
prehension about the place; every
face was strained and expectant;
fear lurked in many an eye.
On a tree near the landing were
two placards. One bore a finger
pointing up the steep trail to the top
of the ridge, and it was marked:
“This way—two weeks."
The other pointed down directly
into the throat of the roaring gorge.
It read:
“This way—two minutes.”
Pierce Phillips smiled as he
perused these signs; then he turned
up the trail, for in his soul was a
consuming curiosity to see the place
of which he had heard so much.
Near the top of the slope he met
a familiar figure coming down—a
tall, upstanding Frcnch-Canadiati
who gazed out at the world through
friendly eyes.
’Poleon Doret recognized the new
comer and burst into a boisterous
“Wal, way!" he cried. “You 'ain’t
live’ to be hung yet, eh? Now you
come lookin’ for me, 1 bet.”
“Yes. You’re the very man 1
want to see.”
Phillips smiled frankly. “I’m not
sure 1 want to go through. I’m in
charge of a big outfit and I’m look
ing for a pilot and a professional
crew. I’m a perfect dub at this sort
of thing."
’Poleon nodded. “Dere’s no use
risk it if you ’ain’t got to, dat’s fac’.
1 don’ lost no boats yet, but —some-
tarn’s I bus’ ’em up pretty bad.” He
grinned cheerily. “Dese new-comer
get scare’ easy an’ forget to row,
den dey say ’Poleon she’s bum pilot.
You seen de canon yet?" When
Pierce shook his head the speaker
turned back and led the way out to
the rim.
It was an impressive spectacle
that Phillips beheld. Perhaps a
hundred feet directly beneath him
the river whirled and leaped; cross
currents boiled out from projecting
irregularities in the walls; here and
there the waters tumbled madly and
flung wet arms aloft, while up out
of the gorge came a mighty mur
mur, redoubled by the echoing cliffs.
A log came plunging through and it
moved with the speed of a torpedo.
Phillips watched it, fascinated.
“Lookl Dere’s a boat!" 'Poleon
cried. In between the basalt jaws
appeared a skiff with two rowers,
and a man in the stern. The latter
was braced on wide-spread legs and
he held his weight upon a steering
sweep. Down the boat came at a
galloping gait, threshing over waves
and flinging spray head-high; it
bucked and it dove, it buried its
nose and then lifted it, but the oars
man continued to maintain it on a
steady course.
••Bravol” Doret shouted, waving
his cap. To Pierce lie said: “Dat’s
good pilot an' he knows swif’ water.
But dcrc’s lot of feller here who
ain’t so good. Dcy tak’ chance for
becg money., Wal, w’at you t’ink of
her? She’s dandy, eh?" *
"It’s an—inferno," Phillips ac
knowledged. “You earn all the
money you get for running it."
“You don’ care for ’im, w’at?”
“I do not; I don’t mind taking a
chance, but—what chance would a
fellow have in there? Why, he’d
never come up.”
“Dafs right.”
Phillips stared at his companion
curiously. “You must need money
pretty badly.”
The giant shook his head in vigor
ous denial. “Nol Money? Poufl
She come, she go. But, you see—
plenty people drowned if somebody
don’ tak’ dem t’rough, so—l stay.
Dis winter I build myse’f nice cabin
an’ do li’l trappin’. Nex’ summer I
pilot again.”
"Aren’t you going to Dawson?”
Pierce was incredulous; he could not
understand this fellow.
Doret’s expression changed; a
fleeting sadness settled in his eyes.
“I been dere,” said he. “I ain’t
much care for scein’ beeg city. I’m
lonesome feller.” After a moment
he exclaimed, more brightly: “Now
we go. 1 see if I can hire crew to
row your boats.”
“How does she look to you?”
Lucky Broad inquired, wh#n Pierce
and his companion appeared. He
and Bridges had not taken the trou
ble to acquaint themselves with the
canon, but immediately ' upon.; land
ing had begun to stow away their
freight and to lash a tarpaulin over
it. >’ p- > y
“Better go up and see for your
self,” the young man suggested.
Lucky shook his head. “Not me,”
he declared. “I can hear all I want
to. Listen, to itl 1 got a long life
ahead of me and I’m going to nurse
it.” ." .. . >/. . 1 ' •
Kid Bridges was of like mind, for
he said: “Surel We was a coupla
brave guys in Dyea, but .what’s the
good of runnin’ up to an undertaker
and giving him your measurements?
He’ll get a tape-line on you soon
enough.” ~
“Then you don't intend to chance
it?” Pierce inquired.
Broad scowled at the questioner.
M Sayl I wouldn’t walk down that
place if it was froze!”
“Nor me,” the other gambler sec
onded. “Not for a million dollars
would I tease the embalmer that
way. Not for a million. Would
you, Lucky?”
Broad appeared to weigh the fig
ures carefully; then he said, doubt-
not be rescued was a kangaroo which
fought so fbriously with the men who
tried to drag it out that it had to
be left to die. < ■ 1
Good! I tak’ you t’rough."
fully: “I'm a cheap guy. I might
risk it once—rfor five hundred thou
sand, cash. But’s that's rock bot
tom; I wouldn't take a nickel less.”
Doret had been listening with some
amusement; now he said, “You boys
got wide pay-streak, eh?”
Bridges nodded without shame.
"Wider ’n a swamp, and yeller ’n
“Wal, I see w’at I can do." The
pilot walked up the bank in search
of a crew.
In the course of a half-hour he
was back again and with him came
the Countess Courteau. Calling
Pierce aside, the woman said, swift
ly: “We can’t get a soul to help us;
everybody’s in a rush. We’ll have
to use our own men.”
“Broad and Bridges are the best
we have,” he told “but they re
“You’re not afraid, arc you?”
Now Pierce was afraid and he
longed mightily to admit that he was,
but he lacked the courage to do so.
He shtiled feebly and shrugged,
whereupon the former speaker mis
read his apparent indifference and
flashed him a smile.
“Forgive nte.” she said, in a low
voice. “1 know you’re not." She
hurried down to the water’s edge
and addressed the two gamblers in
a business-like tone: “We’ve no
time to lose. Which one of you
wants to lead off with Doret and
The men exchanged giances. It
was Broad who finally spoke. “We
been figuring it would please us bet
ter to walk,” he said, mildly.
“Suit yourselves," the Countess
told them, coolly. “But it’s a long
walk from here to Dawson." She
turned back to Pierce and said:
"You’ve seen the canon. There’s
nothing so terrible about it, is
there ?”
Phillips was conscious that ’Pol
eon Doret’s eyes were dancing with
laughter, and anger at his own
weakness flared up in him. “Why,
no!" he lied, bravely. “It will be a
lot of fun.’*>
Kid Bridges leveled a sour look
at the speaker. “Some folks have
got low ideas of entertainment/
said he. “Some folks is absolutely
depraced that way. You’l probably
enjoy a broken arm—it would feel
so good when it got well.”
The Countess Courteati’s lip was
curled contemptuously when she
said: “Listen! I'm not going to
be held up. There’s a chance, of
course, but hundreds have gone
through. I can pull an oar. Pierce
and 1 will row the first boat.”
Dofet opened his lips to protect,
but Broad obviated the necessity oi
Speech by rising from his seat anu
announcing: “Deal the cards! 1
came in on no pair; 1 don’t aim to
be raised out ahead of the draw—
not by a woman."
Mr. Bridges was both shocked and
aggrieved by his companion’s words.
"You going to tackle it?” he asked,
Lucky made a grimace of intense
abhorrence in Pierce’s direction.
“Sure! 1 don’t want to miss all this
fun 1 hear about.". -.
“When you get through, if you do,
which you probably won’t," Bridges
told him, with a bleak and cheerless
expression, “set a gill-net to catch
me. I’ll be down on the next trip."
• “Good for you!” cried the
Couness. •
“It ain’t good for me," the man
exclaimed, angrily. “It’s the worst
thing in the world for me. I’m
grand-standing and you know it.
So’s Lucky, but there wouldn't be
any living with him if he pulled it
off and I didn’t.”
Doret chuckled. To Pierce he
said, in a low voice: “Plenty feller
mak’ fool of demse’f on dut woman;
I know all ’bout it. Bpt she ’ain’t
rtiak’ fool of herse’f, you bet.” ‘
“How do you mean?” Pierce in
quired, quickly.
'Poleon eyed him shrewdly. “Well,
tak’ you. You’re scare’, ain’t you?
But you sooner die so long she don’t
know it. Plenty odcr feller jus' lak’
dat.” He walked to the nearest
skiff, removed his coat, and began to
untie his boots.
Lucky Broad joined the pilot, then
looked on uneasily at these prepara
tions. “What’s the idea?” he in
quired. “Are you too hot?”
'’Poleon grinned at him and nod
ded. • Very reluctantly Broad
stripped off his mackinaw, then
heated himself and tugged at his
footgear. He paused, after a mo
ment, and ' addressed himself to
' “It’s no use, .Kid. I squawk!” he
"“Beginning to weaken, eh?”
“Sure! I got a hole in my sock—
look! Somebody ’ll find me after
I’ve been drowned a week or two,
and what ’ll they say?”
Above the tumult 'Poleon was
urging his crew to greater efforts.
“Pull hard!” he shouted. “Hi! Hi!
Hi!” He swayed in unison to their
straining bodies. “Mak’ dose oar
crack,” he yelled. “By Gar, dat’s
goin’ some!” .
The fellow’s teeth were gleaming,
his face was alight with an exultant
recklessness, he cast defiance at the
approaching terrors. He was alert,
watchful; under his hands the stout
ash.~steeriugroar bent like a bow;
h? Aung his whole strength into the
battle with the waters Soon the roar
increased until it drowned his shouts
and forced him to pantomime his
orders. The boat was galloping
through a wild smother of ice-cold
spray and the reverberating cliffs
were streaming past like the unroll
ing scenery on a painted' canvas
panorama. > -a *
(To be continued)
Cannibals often believe that if they
eat their enemy, they .will'acquire his
bravery or special traits. ‘ *
Tribune Classified Advertisements
l. r )0 necessary products to estab
lished users. Extracts, Soaps, Food
Products, etc. World’s Largest
Company will back you with sur
prising plan. Write the J.R; Wat
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Minn. lhT.-fl.
WANTED — Men and women to team
..Harbor trade. Great demand., big
Ware*.’ Few week 9 completes. Cat
alog and special offer jree. Moler
Barber (,'oHege, Fargo, N, D.
I WANT to talk to you if you are
energetic and interested in making
more money with advancement ac
cording to your ability. Phone 471
for appointment. 1 l-9-2t
WANTED—Cook, man or woman, for
hotel at Kulm, N. D. Apply by
letter to Margaret Clooten, 518
Sixth Street. 11-2-tf
AN 18-YKAiR-OLD BOY Wanted at
Barker Baking & Candy Co.
WANTED- Experienced cook, and an
experienced girl for general house
work and dining room work, ill a
small village cafe. References re
quired. Apply by letter or in per
son at Brand Pacific hotel on Mon
day and Tuesday, Nov. 9 and 10 all
day. 1 l-9-2t
WOMEN, Make big money. For lim
ited time our special plan offers
Retail value $200.00, for ONLY $5.
Unique Sales Co., 28 West 25th St.,
New York. 1 t-0-lt
good pastry cook. Write Killdeer
Cafe, Killdeer, No. Dak.
WANTED —Competent girl for gen
eral housework. Apply at 51f»-2nd
St. - Phone 774. 11-C-3t
WANTED—Experienced waitresses at
the Olympia confectionery.
11-7-1 wk
FOR RENT —'Four nice, clean sleep
ing rooms, two rooms on main floor,
can be used for light housekeeping
by adults. Quiet and reasonable.
Centlemen preferred. Phone 1060.
Inquire 40 Main. 11-5-1 w
FOR RENT —Rooms in modern home,
with board. Good home cooking.
Nice front room with piano for a
married couple. Phone call 977 W
or call 419-7th. St. 11-6-3 t
FOR RENT —Strictly modern room.
Call 1017 or call at 31 Ave. A. Cor
ner Mandan Ave. 10-1-tf
FOR RENT Comfortable winter
room in modern home. 20 Ave. A.
Phone 948. 10-29-tf
FOR RENT—Furnished room in mod
ern house, close in. Phone 844 J.
FOR RENT- Furnished rooms. 417-
sth St. 11-4-1 w
hotel located nt Zap, N. D. This
is u real hotel bargain that it will
pay you to investigate. Good town,
good location. Write Tribune No.
97. 10-12-tf
Electrician at B. K.
Skcc-ls Electric Shop.
1 ’ 408 Broadway
Almost all the words used in this crossword puzzle arc words you us
in daily conversation.
I. Organ of hearing.
4. Constituent,
it. To soak flax.
12. Lost blood.
14. Elk.
15. Merchandise.
16. To cry as a sheep.
18. Point of. compass.
IP. To add.
20. To stay on tlie surface of water.
22. Bruise.
24. Joined the army voluntarily.
27. To steep in liquid.
29. Ernes.
30. To cry.
32. Became wan.
34. To tear.
35. Measure of area.
36. Delicately colored jewel.
37. Possessed. *
38. Icon.
39. Two fives.
40. New.
42. Fishing bag.
43. Renovating.
46. Auction.
47. Thoughts.
50. To slope.
52. Measure of area.
53, Crowds in violent action.
65. Saucy.'
56. Hastens.
58. Lurgest plant.
59. Sorrowful.
60. More concise.
61. Sailor.
1. Recedes,
2. Every.
3. Chain of rocks near the surface
of the water’s edge.
5. Paid publicity. *
6. Thermometer division.
7. Tiny golf mound.
8. Correlative of either.
9. To value. ‘
10. Eon.
11. To relate.
Valley. • - ,
.10, A unit of speech. "" ■
17. Harmonized.
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2 insertions, 25 words or
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1 week, 25 words or un
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11-7-1 t
XMAS GIFTS ■•Fashioned silk linger
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siery $1.25. Request illustrated
booklet. Agents wanted. Commis
sion at time of sale. Keystone Tex
tile company, 501 Spruce Street,
Reading, Penn. 11 -7 -1 1
ruit SALE—Choice Imported Ger
man Roller’s and Hartz Mountain,
also native singers, ('ages, seeds,
treats, etc. Phone 116 J. Jacob
Bull, Dickinson, N. Dak., Box 728.
FOR SALE flu re bred duroc boars
from the leading blood lines, pa
pers with each hog sold. 12 1-2
miles S. E. of Bismarck, d. E.
Che.sa';. !l-t!-2\vs
FOR SALE- One set of snooker rails
and balls complete. New. Have
no use fur them. Will sell reason
able. Write care Tribune No. 5.
FOR SALE 50 Shropshire ewes bred
to lamb in inarch, also some choice
rams. Write l'yr prices. Frank
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FOR SALE—Large Toulouse geese,
good layers, price $2.75 ami $3.50.
('ail Schulz, Bismarck, N. 1).
R outc 1. 1 l-C-»3t
RELIABLE party wants piano for
storage for winter. Will take good
tare of it. Write Tribune No. 9.
FOR KENT A metal garage with
concrete floor, and electric lights,
at 014 Mtli St. Phone 289.
FOR SALE Westinghuuse radio, li
brary table and chair. Apt. 0, Bus
iness College. Phone 183.
FOR SALE —Bldg, suitable for Bar
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sonable. Write care Tribune No. 4.
FOR SALK Quartered Oak wax fin
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gain. Rhone 759. 1 l-5-3t
FOR SALE-400 bushels of good
Early Ohio Potatoes, $2.25 a bushel,
2 bushel in sack. U_- 7-2 t
WANTED TO RENT —A good piano,
state manufacturer and age. Write
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FOR SALE]— New advance Neuter
warend radio. A bargain. R. S. j
Enge, D. C. 11-5-3t|
• $5.00 per month. Call Dan J. Me- j
Donald, 7-F22. 11-7-2 t j
FOR SALE]—One new high speed j
knitting machine, suited for some:
Answer to Yesterday’s Crossword
19. Digits of the feet.
21. Wing part of a seed.
22. Gait. |
23. Lathered. |
25. Resistance measuring devices,
26. One who copies another's sip
27. Stain.
28. Plot.
30. f To scrutinize.
31. Dark red vegetable.
33. Deity. ,
35. Exist. I
37. To sharpen a razor.
38. Interior.
40. To liquefy.
41. To disencumber.
43. To declaim extravagantly. |
44. Step.
45. Venomous snakes.
46. Semi-precious stone.
48. To classify.
49. Employer.
51. Meadow.
52. To ventilate.
64. Beverage.
56. Masculine pronoun.' ''* ** 1
57. Point of compass.
person who is disabled for moving
about nimbly, or for hard work.
Write for particulars. John Min
gus, Otter Creek, North Dakota.
FOR CASH and a quick sale, $750.00
• .will buy a good five room house at
11.-.1 tsth .St, Must be moved off
property this fall. ».Phone- 187,
bock wood Accessory <‘d., 800 Main
St. * » 1 1-5-tf
FOR REN f Small light housekeep
ing apt., one block from Postoffice.
Suitable for one or two persons.
Call 3 14-3rd St. 11-4-tf
FOR SALE—Combination gas and
coal range cheap, also two burner
gas plate on stand, inquire at i>o2
oth St. 11-r)-4t.
FOR RENT—Cozy modern borne, cen
trally located. Permanent renter
desired. Phone 793 J after 4 p. m.
FOR RENT Cozy three room flat. No
children. The Laurain Apts. B. F.
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FOR RENT A four' room house, part
ly modern. Call Marcus Edberg,
802 Ttli St. 11-3-tf
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anteed to stop seizures or money
returned. No bromides, narcotics.
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WORK WANTED—-By experienced
school teacher, desires wml; in of
fice or as saleslady. Can give A 1
reference. Phone 972. M.
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RELIABLE young man wants to work
inside or outside, can furnish ref
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ing house and washing, or steady
work. Has support of children. 404
Avo LL I l-T-'it
YORNd man wants to tend furnaces
at any hours of tin* day. Write
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THE LARGEST concern of its kind
in the world has opening for three
good nuta at> salesmen. Write box
t>3l. ‘ 11-9-2 t
FOR SALE- By owner, brand new
, Ford joadster with pick up body.
fall 691 \V2. 11-G-3t
FOR SALE —Complete new bedroom
set, including bed, commode, dress
i ing table and bench, rocker and
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News From the
State University i
That the University unit of the
Reserve Officers Training Corps has
a better chance than before to win
distinguished rating among the ( al
leges of the Seventh Corps area was
the opinion expressed by Lieut-Col
onel A. B. Dockery, inspecting officer,
who has just completed an informal
inspection of the unit here.
Colonel Dockery is officer in charge
of the states of North Dakota, South
Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Miss
| ouri, lowa, and Kansas.
“Elements of Geology" is the title
of a new text book for college use by
Terrence T. Quirke, which has just
come from the press. Mr. Qurrke
received bis degree in engineering
from the University of North Dakota
in 1912 and It is Master's degree in
1913. He received bis doctor's de
gree from the University of Chicago.
The new text book is intended pri
marily for use among engineering
and agricultural students, but is re
commended for general reading for
anvone interested in geology.
Mr. Quirke is at present at the head
of the department of geology at the
University of Illinois.
Fifty-five appoint merits to the Da
i kota Daily Student, student newspa
i per published at the University of
North Dakota, were approved by the
| B >urd of Control of Student Publica
;.'o:i at its meeting Tuesday.
Rolmrt Scrumgard, Devils Lake,
1 : cd Edward Frunta, Lidgerwood, were
: < i.'tted associate and assistant hus-
ines managers of the publication re
spectively. The rest of the appoint
ments were minor positions on the
editorial and business staffs of the
Although most of the 1925 crop is
being held on the farm and money
from it'will not be available until the
crop is sold, North Dakota farmers
already are beginning to investigate
the possibilities of added conveni
ences for their homes. . :
This is the natural result, in the
opinion of Joseph A. Kitchen, com
missioner of agriculture and labor, of
the fact that farmers now are finish
ing the work of paying debts accum
ulated in previous lean years and
have money to spend for the comforts
us well as the necessities of life.
First An Auto, Then a Radio
The remarkable increase in auto
mobile sales reported this year by
North Dakota agencies is an indica
tion, dealers in till farm conveniences
agree, that the farmer's first thought
when ho realizes that he has a bal
ance in the bank, is to buy an auto
mobile. Lack of other rapid trans
portation makes tlris almost a nec
essity and the agriculturist realizes
His next thought, according to one
dealer >s a radio. With reception
remarkably good in till parts of the
state few farmers, especially those
with children, can resist the tempta
tion of putting a little spare money
into a radio set.
Next in lino, the same dealer said,
is the purchase of an electric light
ing plant for the home. Many North
Dakota farm homes already are light
ed by electricity and the number aids
fair to grow by leaps and bounds dur
ing the coming winter. Iri most cases
the tendency is evidenced by inquiries
addressed to dealers in such equip
ment. They explain that they will
be ready to buy as soon as th°y have
sold their grain. Apparently the
next thought is for additional home
convenience such us modern plumb
ing, stationary washtub.s, bathtubs,
hot and cold water piped throughout
the house and other features which
make a farm home as convenient as
that of the citv dweller.
The rare mangosteen will soon be
placed on the American market.

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