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MRS. A. p.
BOOM Teleprone, 78» W. W.
A TOILET TRAGEDY.
[The news of the day reportif th"e
.-. CBse ofa girl In Illinois who broke her
-, *rm while trying to fasten a waist
:. which buttoned In the/back.]
,. Her new waist a thing was of beauty
,_*U white silk and ribbon and lace
Twaa made with a yoke full of butter
And Its fit was a marvel of grace.
Jn fact, only eyes of a feminine cast
Could of all its perfections keep
tl had a blouse dtp and sleeves made
for long gloves.
And If buttoned all way down the
*1"# (lrl on the block has a waist that's
She murmured with fast swelling
'Tia Pity to waste It to graduate In,
"Tls •just lovely enough for a bride."
Then she. started to put on this most
With of conquering visions-no lack,
But Btruck a bad snag when she tackled
Of buttoning the thing down the
She squirmed and she wriggled, she
twisted and turned.
She bent till her nose touched the
/, Then, reversing: her spine, touched her
heels with her head,
While, the buttons played tag till she
She cut letter "S's" all over the room,
She writhed like a man on the rack
Her contortions would gain.her a Job
in the show
While buttoning that waist down the
She waltsed like a windmill, she danced
She wheeled like a cartwheel about,
And desperately tried on herself Jiu
To turn herself quite inside out.
She curled round her arm in one last
Like a pistol shot came a loud crack,
For nature gave way—she had broken
But not buttoned her waist down the
Mrs. C. D. Lord of Park River is a
guest at the Dacotah.
Miss Cassie Cummings and Miss
Selma Hassel will go Maple Lake for
Sunday and Monday.
Mrs. C. P. Whitcomb irn Belmont is
entertaining her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Burgess of Mankatb, Minn. They will
remain for the summer.
Prof. Hall has invited all the mem
bera of his orchestra over to his cot
tage at Maple Lake tomorrow where
they will no doubt be royally enter
Miss Grace Lindsay, who has been
at school here all winter and making
her home with her brother. Mr. W.
H. Alexander, has gone to her home at
Monday was the thirty-second an
niversary of Mr. and Mrs. James Bos
ard and Mr. and Mrs. Bosard on unl
verslty avenue gave a dinner in their
honor, at which only the immediate
family were guests.
Mrs. Bruce Jackson and her mother
Mrs. Burke are visiting at the old
home at Valley City. They went to
attend the commencement exercises
and have been guests at numerous
social functions there this week.
Miss Jetm Carr, daughter of a prom
inent physician of Mlnot, was a gradu
ate from the university with this
year's class. Her, mother Mrs. Carr
came in to attend the festlvllties and
the commencement exercises.
Miss Sadie Matthews of LarHnore,
was the guest of friends here this,
week. She is a former graduate of
the university and at the meeting of
the alumni' Thursday afternoon, was
A- made official toastmaster for the or
Mrs. John Lyons bf Larlmore. came
in to attend the commencement ex
I ercises at the university. Her daugh
-y ter, Miss Nona, has just completed a
PAGE, Society Editor.
Office PhoBM, Both No. 84.
Mrs. 0. D. Frazee has' returned from
pleasant visit with her son Kay who
is cashier of the bank at Oslo, Minn.
Mr. N. C. Buckman, manager of the
Doyan store at Doyan, N. D., is a
guest at the Dacotah accompanied by
Miss Eula Meyer, a charming young
lady from St. Paul is the guest of her
sister Mrs. L. W. Peak on North Fifth
street. She will \remaln some weeks.
very, successful years' work and will
return next year to complete the'
Mrs. Scott Rex'and children have
gone to Wposter, Ohio, ifor the sum
Mr. M. W. Bridenbaugh of Minne
apolis is the guest of his brothers Joe
Mrs. C. J. Murphy will entertain
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
of next week:
Mrs, Horace Bagley of Towner, N.
D., is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. C.
Mrs. S.. Miller entertained at a small
company on Friday in honor of Mrs.
Bishop of Great Falls, Mont., who is
the guest of Mrs. Hermann Wolff.
Mrs. E. C. Seltz and Tier son Conrad
will leave Sunday evening for the
twin cities and from there will go to
southern Minnesota, where they will
visit a month or six weeks.
Mr. George DeLair, who leaves here
shortly to go into business and make
his home at Green Bay, Wis., will en
tertain at a supper at the Antlers
Mrs. W. H. Burr and daughter Miss
Margaret together with Miss Strachan
leave Sunday, evening for Canada to
be gone a month. Miss Strachan will
visit in Toronto and Mrs. Burr and
daughter will visit at the old home
out of Montreal and with a brother
located in Montreal.
This evening Miss Marian Berrum
at the piano assisted by Prof. Lysketh
the violinist, will give a musical re&I
tal at the chapel at Grand Forks col
lege to which the public is cordially
invited to attend. Miss Berrum is
from Lakota and has very successfully
completed the musical course at the
college and will graduate next week.
Prominent visitors here this week,
were the Hon. and Mrs. J. G. Gunder
son of Aneta, North Dakota. They
came In to attend the commencement
exercises of the U. N. D., of which
Mr. Gunderson is-one of the regents,
and were In the receiving line at presi
dent Merrifield's annual reception on
Wednesday evening at Davis Hall.
Mr. L. M. Tebbell, formerly with the
Lion Drug company here, now travel
ing salesman for a drug firm, will be
tnirried nexf Wednesday at Flndlay,
111., to Miss Inez Sfthwartz, a young
lady well known here having taught
in the public school for some years.
They have many friends here who will
toie' world's best.iashtons ln"mil'
Unery prevail at oUr atore, The hat
or hoimet we create *or you after
rt» lat« Parisian and"N%Tr York
models wlU be fashionable wherever
you may chance to wear Jt.r The
many compUmmts jMunrmM upon
our 'Spring ana -summsr ^displays
clearly Indicate the appreciation of
Grand Forks women lor high-class
millinery, and Is a.trlbute to our if.
congratulations. They will make
their home at-Spokane, Wash.:,
Mrs. S. S. Titus entertained at a
pretty luncheon on Friday, at which
covers were laid for twenty-five
guests. The luncheon was served in
courses at small tables prettily decor
ated with pansles. A pleasant after
noon was spent in social converse, the
ladles plying their needles at fancy
work. Mrs. Titus was assisted by her
daughter, Miss Marion, Miss Mary
Corbett aqd Miss Bessie Bull.
Mr. Arthur W. Cupler of Chicago,
successfully passed the law examina
tion before the board here last week,
and will practice at Hunter, N. D.
Mr. Cupler, altho a young mah, was
admitted to the bar in Illinois last
December, and was assistant to the
trial attorney of the C. M. & St. P.
railway with offices in Chicago, and
studied law in the Lake Forest univer
sity of III. Mr. Cupler will open an
office for the practice of law in Hun
A pleasant affair on Thursday of
this week was the six o'clock dinner
given by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell of
Walnut street, in honor of their own,
and the wedding anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. H. K. Gelst. Both couples
were married just one year qn that
date, and the officiating minister at
both weddings. Rev. Miller with Mrs.
Miller were also guests of honor.
Covers were laid at the dinner for ten.
Mrs. Gelst cut the last layer of her
wedding cake, which has been care
Your attention is directed
to our Millinery Depart
ment for the remainder of
the week. We have
large assortment of
Cliffordl Annex Gmnd Fodn, North Dakota DeMen Avemer
THE STORE LADIES KNOW IS EXCLUSIVE
Styles and Prices
Suie to Please -.
A QUARTER MILLION
Two baseball nines composed en
tirely of prominent young ladies, with
official umpire, mascots, captains and
all the paraphenelia that goes to make
up such ^affairs, have been organized*
at Cooperstown, N. D. We have no
doubt' some interesting games will be
played. We do not know what the
requirements are for membership in
the league, but we hope the gentle
,men will be gallant and arrange mat
these brave' young ladles can
at once be made members. We also
hope they will be properly challenged
for a game with our own home team
About forty of "the friends of Mr,
D. Fordney on Nqrth Fifth street on
learning that Friday was his flfty
second birthday anniversary decided
to gather and give that popular gen
tleman a happy surprise. A splendid
tnahogany chair was carried along as
a token of their esteem and good will
and was happily presented by Rev. H.
Witham. The Messrs. Carpenters de
lighted the company with their sing
ing as did Mrs. Witham with her solos.
Dainty refreshments were served.
Games Were played at which Miss
Desecker, Miss Roberts, Mr. George
Carpenter and Mr. Witham carried off
A Paris newspaper criticises our
own "Princess Alice," in the follow
ing manner—says an eastern ex
The "Petit Parisien," commenting
on the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Long
worth to England, remarks upon what
it calls the exaggerated importance
that is being attached to the travels
of President Roosevelt's daughter. It
says: "One might think a queen, was
making an official tour away from her
The "Petit Parisien" adds: "The
lady accommodates herself remark
ably to the mlse en scene and does not
appear to be imbued with the republi
can Ideas of her country. But Mr.
and Mrs. Longworth are forgetting
that in three years time. President
Roosevelt will again become an ord
inary citizen and be returned to the
obscurity in which his predecessors
ended their days. A less ostentations
honeymoon would therefore have been
in better taste." Does that not sound
Mrs. H. M. Wheeler has returned
from a pleasant trip to Minneapolis
and her old home at Sauk Rapids,
Minn. While away she spent one day
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Birk-
Invitations are out announcing the
approaching marriage of Miss Ethel
Mae Walker to Mr. Earl B. Mattlson
on Wednesday, June 20, at the home
of the bride's parents at Inkster, N.
D. Both young people are topular in
that part of the county and the wed
ding will be one of prominence.
Miss Mary Corbett arrived here Sat
urday evening from San Francisco,
Cal., to be the guest' of Miss Bessie
Bull for a few weeks. Miss Corbett is
the daughter of Attorney and Mrs.
Burke Corbett, formerly prominent
residents of this city, now of San
Francisco.. She has many friends who
will welcome her among them again
and there will be some ertertainlng
in her honor.
Mrs. J. G. Hamilton arrived home
from Washington, D. C., Wednesday
'after a delightful winter there. Major
Hamilton will return as soon as con
gress adjourns. Mrs. Hamilton vis
ited In Chicago and St. Paul enroute
home. She expresses herself as de
lighted to return to her old friends,
and especially notes the advancement
of vegetation here, saying it is even
more advanced than In some of the
places farther south.
Miss Lottie Tlbbals of Larlmore
will be one of the new teachers In
(the Grand Forks city schools next
year. She has been teaching the past
year at Devils Lake, but at the last
meeting of the school board there she
sent in her resignation to accept a
position here. Miss Tlbbals will be
remembered as the most popular
young lady in the state who enjoyed,
after an exciting vote, the Plaindeal
er's trip to the. Paris exposition and'
a European trip, as a result, some
years ago. Miss Tlbbals Is a charm
ing young lady and very popular. She
will not only be an efficient addition
to the teaching corps, but a welcome
addition socially as well.
Mr. Little, of Grand Forks, is
spending his summer vacation in
Walhalla, and has been engaged to
instruct the band of that city a few
Mrs. Beecher Cox entertained a
number of lady friends Wednesday
afternoon in honor of Mrs. C. F. Al
fred, of Fargo. Five tables of "500"
were played, Mrs. Alfred 'carrying off
the honors. Dainty refreshments
were served in conclusion.
Mrs. E. 8. Dobbin, Misses Minnie
Halverson and Tess Henry entertained
a merry party Wednesday evening at
an "Automobile Party," Complimentary
to Mlu Lilian Welser: -Touring cars
sped the merry party about the city
for a couple of hours, after which they
adjourned to the home of Mrs. Dobbin,
where refreshments were served.
After luncheon a tiny maiden la white
drawing a miniature automobile
draped In white aiid pink ribbons and
loided frith pretty gifts^°waa ushered
)n and the gifts were showered upon
the. guest of honor, whose wedding
takes plaoe nert week.
A Wahpeton paper gives the follow?
lng Interest!** aeeonat of. a society
fnn^tkHt tkan last Friday, afternoop,
Mrs. Meckstroth entertalned. the wom
an's club, and after a moat delightful
session tea hostess, who was assisted
by Mrs, Redman anfe Mrs. Baseett,
sprung, a very agreeable surprise on
their guests. The day before the three
ladles passed word about town to the
husbands of the members of the club
that they would be expected to be at
Mrs. Meckstroth's promptly at six
o'clock to take supper, and that they
mu8tn't*tell their wives that they had
been Invited. Promptly at six the
gentlemen were escorted to the house
by Dr. Meckstroth, and the delighted
and surprised ladies set up a cackle
that could be heard blocks away.
Mrs. C. A. Baker entertained the
members of the K. T. R. chafing dish
club on Monday evening at a "Kitch
en Shower" in honor of Miss Lilian
Welser who is to be married next
The luncheon table was artistically
festooned with ribbon streamers de
noting the plan cards. An elaborate
bride's cake on a mirror surrounded
'with daisies and smilax formed a
handsome center piece. The heart
shaped place cards were hand paint
ed. Miss welser'B chair was draped
with smilax and she was presented
with a bunch of bride's roses and
showered with kitchen utensils. Mrs.
Bruce Jackson, of Grand Forks, was
an out of town guest.
"What do you consider a peculiar ex
"Well, I had just paid the grocer his
"When something woke you up?"
Estelle's Fashloa Letter.
New York, June 16.—As the anxie
ties and duties of the home dress
maker are practically over, for the
present at least, I Um going to devote
.this letter largely to an account of
what I saw in the shops this week in
the way of ready-to-wear apparel.
.The display was fascinating because
of the loveliness of design and beauty
of material, and It was also perfectly
satisfactory in regard to workman
Ship. One is almost tempted to ad
vise all women, whenever possible,
to avoid the wear and tear of home
dress-making entirely and to choose
the season's outfits as needed at the
If the expense seems too great,
figure again and see if a coat or frock
less will not equalize matters. Of
course the made-over garments must
be done at home or under personal
supervision, but even here the ready
to-wear costumes are invaluable in
.the way of Ideas and suggestions.
And, after all. the cash sums required
to purchase coats and frocks ready-'
,to-wear .though they may take a
pretty slice out of one's wardrobe al
lowance. yet it has proved over and
that the actual cost is less in the
end,- for it is quite possible to get
a real tailor-made, ready-to-wear, at
one-half the cost of an ordered gown.
holz at their cottage at Lake Minne
tonka. The Birkholz cottage Is de
scribed as one of the prettiest at Min
netonka with beautiful grounds and
sunken garden. Mrs. Wheeler was
also a guest at the Gould-Benham
wedding in Minneapolis. This was a
very quiet affair on account of illness
in the bride's family, but still one of
note on account of the prominence of
the contracting parties. Mr. James A.
Gould, the groom, is the son of Mrs.
Alice M. GouldT, formerly proprietor of
the big Gould estates at Buxton and
well known here. The bride was Miss
Benham Of Minneapolis, daughter of
a prominent retired business man and
of the exclusive set of that city. The
marriage was solemnized at St. Marks
by the Right Rev. Bishop Edsall and
immediately afterward a wedding
luncheon was served at the Concord
apartments. Mrs. Gould, the mother
of the groom, arrived home the Thurs
day before from a ..year's travel in
Europe to be in attendance at the wed
The styles shown in many of the
moderate priced garments are equal
to the exclusive costumes turned out
,by the most fashionable dressmaker.
Also, though I am not yet ready to
admit that there is any designer or
maker of gowns superior to a French
modiste. I have lived too long In this
country not to appreciate its remark
There are in New. York several
Irish-American so-called- "madames,"
who act as designers for the large
iry goods houses and their work in
,many ways cannot be surpassed. I
saw a great deal of it this week dur
ing a day spent among the ready-to
wear shops, and made numerous notes
for present and future use.
Among the garments shown me
(there were several attempts to revive
the long sleeve, but this cannot be
accomplished during the warm weath
er. To be sure Mme. Bernhardt is
lending her aid, haying ordered for
pll her costumes long lace under
jsleeves coming well over the hands,
but the majority of gowns and cos
tumes on exhibition were made with
However, one charming street gown
exhibited has solved the sleeve prob
lem by making its bolero jacket with
sleeves of three-quarters length. They
had double turn back cuffs, the outer
cuff being of pique. The skirt had
two double box-plaits both front and
back, and near the hem there was a
.wide stitched band which gave it. the
desired and necessary flare. The
deep wide girdle extended well up on
the waist where it met the cunning
little bolero. The edges of the
.coat were trimmed with bias folds of
cloth and fancy buttons. A long silk
,cravat passed through the front fas
tenings and tied in a four-in-hand.
The material of this practical street
gown was of mixed worsted and was
a very safe investment for the woman
with a moderate income.
There is something new in check
material, which was used successful
ly in street costumes. It is called
shadow check and is a mixture of silk
and wool. In some lights its effect is
of the ordinary simple check, in other
lights it has a pronounced checker
board appearance. This effect is ob
tained bv the weave of the fabric and
not by color combination. The ma
terial is so new and uncommon that
it is some higher in price than the
average dress stuff. It will attain and
keep for the present at least a certain
supremacy, as it cannot be found in
cheap goods. Some of the thin veil
ings are made in shadow check, but
these must be carefully used in cos
tumes as the effect is greatly enhanced
or marred by the lining used, or the
foundation material selected.
For Instance, a light gray' shadow
check veiling was elegantly com
bined with an undersllp of gun metal
silk. Another dress of the same light
gray was exquisite over shrimp pink.
A navy blue had a lining of light blue,
an apple green had ivy green beneath.
The trimmings blend in color with the
foundation material. Although the
prevailing mode all spring was grays
in all manner-of design and weave,
quite suddenly they are set aside In
favor of tans and browns. However,
the woman fortunate enough to have a
discard it, for It is a color always
in good form and Invariably becoming.
Many of the new browns require the
moat faultlfcss complexion, and un
usual care must be'used in adopting
any of the light tones. I saw some
very smart walking coatumes In light
browns, tana and fawns, but a dress
on a wax llfure and against a wax
oomplexion is not always successful
ly trahafMrad to the ordinary, every
Notwithstanding the vogue of the
prinosaa. aod. empire fashions, which
WtfaM seem.to do away with need for
belts and belt bttckles, the shops show
great quantities and any number of
new styles both in belts and in separ
ate bmcklerto be worn wlth ribbon
baHa or Unas made
of a goWn. Broad glrdlea are shown
mate -of the mo* alahfwata comhtaa
tlon of llnea. floweM silk/embroidery
and lace. There are also broad crush
girdles of linen and leather, embroid
ered and trimmed with lace.
The newest idea in buckles presents
a combination of embroidery, metal
and semi-precious stones or paste
Jewels. Others show the same de
signs with beads used Instead of the
embroidery. These buckles are very
-remarkable and at the same time are
•really pretty. The buckles are al
«nost all large, being square, oval or
rectangular in shape. They are made
«f silver or nickel, the frame being
set with stones or made of cut steel.
The centre of the buckle Is formed of
a large branch of solid embroidered
flowers, but although the embroidery
1b solid the flowers are cut all around.
The buckle, of course, has been made
for thi8 especial branch, and back of
the flowers is a metal piece, to which
the flowerB are fastened. A rhlne
stone buckle had a spray of cherries
used in this fashion. Grapes, apricots,
little apples, currants and small
peaches are also used.
MILEAGE BOOK SALE.
Effective June 1, 1906, the following
mileage books will bj on sale by the
Great Northern railway:
Form L.56—5,000 mile, $100.00 no
Form L.57—3.000 mile, $75.00 re
Form L.43—Excess baggage book,
value $60.00—to be sold for $48.00.
These books are to be gooff over the
Great Northern, east of Mondak, but
not between Sioux City and McNeill,
Neb., inclusive, Northern Pacific Ry.,
east of Beach, N. D. Minn, and Inter
national Ry. Duluth and Iron Range
Ry. Duluth, Missabe & Northern Ry.
OK SALE DAILY—ROUND TRIP.
Good Thirty Days.
Alexandria, Minn., $7.20.
Ashby, Minn., $6.15.
Bemidji, Minn., $4.70.
Cass Lake, Minn., $5.35.
Dalton, Minn., $5.85.
Deer River, Minn., $6.90.
Devils Lake, N. D., $3.55.
Grand Rapids, Minn., $7.45.
Mentor, Minn., $2.10.
Osakis, Minn., $7.65.
Walker, Minn., $6.00.
THE G. N. RY. HATE OK SALE
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Alexandria—$5.40, good until Monday.
Bemidji—$3.55, good until Tuesday.
Cass Lake—$4.00, good until Tuesday.
Devils Lake—$2.65, good until Monday.
Mentor—$1.55, good until Tuesday.
Osakis—$5.76, good until Monday.
Good looks bring happiness. Friends
care more for us when we meet them
with a clean, smiling face, bright eyes
sparkling with health, which comes by
taking Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets.—Lion
DM It ever occur to
you? Well, if It
didn't, you're In
luck. I myself have
had It, I know hun
dreds of others who
have had It, and I
have had the pleas
ure of relieving and
this human antag
onizes Tou might
call it Appendicitis
of the Jaw, but It Is not always neces
sary to remove the Appendix (tooth).
Apply the remedy in time for it will
save you time, trouble and money. 1
want a reputation and I want TOU to
help me make It. I will do my very
best to please if you give me a trlaL
Everything in Dentistry.
DR. COUVRETT, Dentist
From GRAKD FORKS
June 18 to 22 incl. 1906.
HOTEL HEN'S MUTUAL.
ft CoBveatioa, Portlamd,
Aa exception! opportunity to
Visit the Great PaeMe North
west. It's a Journey of u
osnal attractioma, across four
•aoaataia raaseat ttoouk
the Great Irritated Districts!
to Paget Sonad "Hediter
raaeaa of Aateriea." Tickets
aood for sixty days from date
of aaie. Liberal stopovers.
Aa opportnaity to visit
aa aide trip ea raate
PM (all tafsnaatloa write
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•1 Passtaair Ageat*
(By Mrs. H. E. W. Bancroft)
1 think it may be truthfully asserted
that the rose still overtops every other
flower in the affection of the human
heart. We may well imagine we hear
it saying with the poet. "Others may
come and others may go, but I go on
forever." The reasons for its ever
growing popularity are very obvious.
No other flower possesses so many de
sirable qualities. Success attendB the
cultivation of roses over a wider range
of latitude than is the case with any
other family of flowers. The season
of their blooming extends over a long
er period than that of any other
flower. Their variously formed buds
are exquisite in contour while the
full blown flowers ever delight the
senses with their beautiful colorings
and sweet fragrance. Their combina
tions of green foliage with the various
ly colored buds and blossoms is not
equaled by that of any other plant
Note the hundreds of shadings in
green which nature produces in the
rose foliage that the buds and blos
soms may have just the right setting
to bring out their exquisite beauty to
the fullest extent. While other flow
ers may equal the rose in some re
spects, yet they all suffer by com
parison, when all points of excellence
are considered. I often wonder how
many of us appreciate our native ros
es as we should. I fear not many of
us realize what a beautiful flower
North Dakota has In her prairie rose,
or what a grand specimen we have
in the wood or dog rose. The latter
variety, when brought from its na
tive haunts and cultivated, is grand
beyond belief. I have had a bush of
this variety grow to be six feet tall
and, in the height of its blooming
period, holding literally hundreds of
beautiful rich dark rose colored blos
soms. Under cutivation, with good
feeding, the blossoms are very large,
of a finer texture and much deeper
in color than is characteristic in its
native state. Yet, fine as is the dog
rose, it is not to be compared with
our native prairie rose, which is a
perpetual bloomer, giving us of its
beauty and fragrance from early June
till late November. On November 20,
1904,1 gathered beautiful specimens of
both the white and dark rosy pink
varieties. To me it seems incredible
that any resident of the state should
select or wish selected as the state
flower, anything other than the prairie
rose. It is a native of which we
should all be proud, so far as I am
able to ascertain, in no other state
in the union is there a flower which
is so exclusively the flower of the
state, as is the ever-blooming prairie
rose—the flower of North Dakota, and
it seems to me we are doing ourselves
and our state an injustice by not of
flcally recognizing the fact. It is time
we had a state flower, and it is due
to the prairie rose, that it should be
Although we can never expect to
grow such roses as one sees on the
coast or in the south, yet there are
many varieties which can be grown to
perfection here even now, and the
time will come when we will have
a confusingly large number to select
from. This is being brought about
by and through the efforts of a few
noble men who are doing everything
in their power to acclliuau -ud give
to us a wide range ill cnolce plants
which shall be perfectly hardy.
The Cabbage Rose.
With me, the old Cabbage rose has
proven the most perfectly hardy and
has given its blossom in greater pro
fusion than has any other variety.
The June Roue.
The June rose has been next, both
in hardiness and in its prodigality of
blossoms, and I fully believe that
these two are the only roses with
which everyone may succeed without
giving them any particular attention.
This statement must not however, dis
courage the lover of fine roses, for
with care in preparing the bed, giving
the plants the proper food and care
fully protecting them during the win
ter, one may grow all the following
varieties, which certainly should sat
isfy the most ardent lover of roses.
These roses stand alone in their
picturesque beauty, different and dis
tinct from all others, the beautiful
buds half covered by delicate cling
ing moss of a fairy-like texture are
ever marvelously beautiful. Yet with
all their fairy-like beauty, they are of
the very hardiest of their family and
one may have them in either pink,
white or red. The new Crested Moss
rose, is one of the most beautiful
roses grown. The buds are almost
hidden in the beautiful green moss,
while the open flowers are a very
bright rich glossy pink, tinged with
crimson, of a fine globular form and
of most delicious fragrance.
This I consider the next best hardy
rose. How we all love the exquisite
"Jack" roses with their rich velvety,
crimson petals often changing off
to a scarlet crimson. It is certainly
a magnificent flower, and one too
which can be grown to as great per
fection here as anywhere. The buds
are to me equally as beautiful as the
open flower. It is the best known
and being the hardiest, the most gen
erally grown of all the hybird per
In this we have the darkest, nearest
black, of all the roses. It is certain
ly one of the most beautiful, as well
as one of the largest roses grown.
It Is in fact celebrated the world over
tor Its large, handsome fragrant flow
ers and the freedom with which they
are produced. In color It is a deep
rich velvety crimson passing to in
tense maroon with shadings of black.
This is certainly one of the grandest
beauties of a family of beauties.
No collection of hardy hybrids is
complete except contains this grand
rose. The large flowers are of afresh
deep shining rose color, and very
large, often measuring five inches in
diameter. And althought the largest
GRAM) FORKS GROW!
flower of all the roses, strange to
say the buds always develop lo
perfect flowers. It is too a good
strong grower, having nice, almost
thornless stems, is a very rapid grow
er, often growing three or four feet
in a season.
This magnificent new white hybrid
perpetual is unquestionably the
greatest acquisition to the rose family
made in the last ten years. I am aw
ry to say it is not an American pro
duct, but came from Alexander Dick
son & Sons of Belfast, Ireland. No
other new rose ever carried off as
many medals and certificates of merit
in one year. It received the first year
it was exhibited, the gold medal from a,
the National Rose society of New Eng
land, and |ix first class certificates,
and best of all, it has since proven It
self to be the best white hybrid tor
planting in the garden wherever It has
been grown. The flowers are of mag
nificent form, produced singly on loni
stiff stems, and very double. It has
the true magnolia fragrance, and is /.
a healthy, vigorous grower.
The Three Hamblen.
The Crimson Rambler is known and
grown almost everywhere, is consider
ed perfectly hardy, as are also the
Yellow Rambler and the Dorothy Per
kins. It has, however, been my ex
perience that although many, even all
of these roses may survive our winters
with little or no protection, still, it
is not only unwise, but unnecessary
to subject such grand plants to ill
treatment of that nature, when they
give such grandly generous returns
for a little time spent each fall in
providing them with proper protec
Best Soil for Rosea.
In preparing abed tor roses, always
bear in mind the fact that only very
old well decayed manure should ever
Procure it if possible from some old
dairy barn yard, and use it with the
utmost liberality. Roses cannot
This is prehaps the best insecticide
for poisoning all insects which eat the
Paris Green... 1 lb.
Water 200 gallons.
Retain these proportions, making as
much or little as desired. It is best
to first mix the Paris Green into a
paste before putting into the full
amount of water. If lime-water is
used, it will prevent all damage to
the foliage. It is also advisable to
shave up two bars of common laundry
soap and melt over the fire in a little
water, then add it to the mixture.
This will form a coating over the sur
face of the foliage and will hold the
poison until it has accomplished its
What is known to commerce as
rose leaf extract, is made from tobac
co, and is now in very common use.
It is good, and if diluted with seventy
times its own amount of water, will
prove a deadly solution for the red
spider and aphis. It can be procured
at a very reasonable price at any
Kerosene 2 gallons.
Boiling water 1 gallon.
Hard soap lb.
Slice the soap up in the water and
allow it to melt. Then add the kero
sene and mix it well using a large
syringe When cold this will become
thick,, before using as an emulsion,
dilute with twenty-five times iter
amount of warm water, and apply
warm with a syrlage or sprayer.
If we are to have roses, it must
be at the price of constant care and
faithful, almost daily sprayings with
one or more of the solutions herln
mentioned, commencing the treatment
as soon as the buds commence to
form and continuing until the blos
soms have matured.
Aats oa Paeoaiiea.
I am sorry to report that the
slacked lime method which I mention
ed as being tried last week, is as
futile as are all the other methods v:'
which are warranted to keep ants
If you want a perfect shirt, send It'
to Elliott's laundry, where they have
just installed a Newark polisher,
which enables us to produce three fin
lsher, dull, gloss, and extra gloaa -,C
This 1b the only finisher of its kind II
the northwest, the very heat moaqypM
can buy. Go to Elllott'a tor line work,
02 and 604 DeMera avenue, Oraad
Forks. N. D.
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over fed. Remember also, that to do
their best, they must have a clay sub
soil, and must be carefully and con
stantly cultivated—not deeply, so ap
to amount to root pruning, but stir
the top soil often, and work in a liber
al amount of fertilizer each spring,
Roses may well be said to have
troubles of their own, and too, troub
les which they cannot overcome them
selves, hence we who would enjoy
them must flght their battles for them
The following are the best solu
tions in use In battling with the many
insect enemies of our plants.
The Bordeaux Xlxtnre.
This is the leading fungicide. ItB
use will prevent mould, mildew, rot
and fungous diseases.
Copper Sulphate and fresh lime,
each 4 lbs.
With water to make 50 gallons.
Prepare this mixture, fill a barrel
about one-half full of water, place
the copper sulphate in a coarse bag
and suspend it so that it will just
be covered with water. The lime (not
air slacked) should be placed in an
other barrel and slacked, gradually
add water until this barrel also is
about half full. Then pour off the
lime water and add it to the solution
of copper sulphate a«d your mixture
is ready for use.
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