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Many Baseball Fans Strongly
a v o o i n i n a k o a
League, Others Are Op
posed While Many Ask to
Be 9hown—-Arguments on
Both Sides of Question.
The question of whether James
/town should organize a baseball club
and become a member of the Dako
ta Baseball League is being discussed
Ji* M®" pro and con as the committees ap
pointed at the recent preliminary
meeting have entered actively on
their work of soliciting funds for
this purpose. Many of the James
town fans including those who were
in close connection with the rail
road men's team last year, are en1
thusiastically in favor of organized
baseball, while others are just as de
cidedly opposed to the entrance in
to professional baseball at this par
ticular time. Perhaps the largest
class of all are those who favor good
baseball, but do not believe the team
could be operated at present without
a large deficit at the end of the play
ing season which would of necessity
be made up by the members of the
club (not members of the team)..
Statement By Officers
More than thirty baseball fans a
mong the business and railroad men
were approached on the subject and
many reasons, advanced on both sid
es of the question. According to J.
C. Walker, temporary secretary of
the organization, the members of the
soliciting committees are receiving
very gratifying results.
"The committees are out solicit
ing funds now," Mr. Walker said,
"And as isoon a sthey have collected
enough to warrant it, a mass meet
ing will be called to effect a perman
ent, organization. They are receiv
ing very gratifying results and there
yjs little doubt but that we will have
an organized baseball team."
C. A. Klaus, who was elected tem
porary president of the organization,
stated that he had declined to ac
cept the position /as he thot the man
elected should be a baseball fan and
one familiar with the rules and or
yganization of baseball clubs. "1 am
in favor of trying it out this year,"
Mr. Klaus said, "to see whether or
not we can swing it."
Is Definitely Decided, Ross Bays
H. E. Ross ,one of the most active
of" the members of the general com
mittee on the solicitation of funds,
is enthusiastic about the response
on the part of the business men.
"We have definitely joined the lea
gue," Mr. Ross said, "and we have
written to the president of the lea
gue that we will have a club. The
committee is very well pleased with
the reception received all over (own.,
il only l$ow of thre^buainesfr'men
Who liav« definitely turned the prop
osition down. A mass meting, to
which everyone will be invited, will
be held next week to elect the per
manent officers of the club. We al
ready have enough pledged to go a
head with joining the league."
Reasons Favoring Club
Among the most prominent rea
sons for advocating the organization
of a league club at this time are
that it would advertise Jamestown all
over the northwest as a live-wire up
to-date town, and that the cost of
this advertising would be no more
than is spent every year by the Jam
estown Chamber of Commerce for
„this purpose. The advocates of the
'league claim that there is no possi
bility of the business men being call
ed upon to donate more than from
$1,500 to $2,000 and that this
would be but a small payment for
the benefit received in return. The
railroad men alone, they say, would
donate at least $750, the traveling
men another $750 the young men
4«round town including f, the clerks
and professional men $1,000 and that
this would leave at the most $1,500
for the business men to subscribe.
"One of the things some of these
business men overlook is that all of
UB can't belong to the Golf Club Or
take our cars and go to the lake in
the summer-time," one of the young
er business men said. "The fel
low's who can't do these things have
to have some amusement and there is
no cheaper way of getting this a
i*rmuseraent than by having a good
baseball team. Why, the hotel men,
the pool halls, the restaurants and
the garages could afford to pay the
entire cost of the club as they will
more than get all of their money
back. The young fellows will drive
into these games from all over this
section of the country, and they will
have to have something to eat and
gas to drive back with. I should
think those fellows could see that to
spend a dollar for a baseball team is'
to, make two dollars in.return."
Umlsr-Cuiwnt Of Opposition
There is a very apparent under
current of opposition to the.organi
ligation of a baseball club at this
\ime, however even among persons
who have promised to donate to
ward the organization if one iB ef
fected. Most of the business men
approached agreed that the baseball,
club would be a good thing if it
could be properly financed, but
't many hold that times are too hard
tp undertake such an organization at
"This time.
One business man stated, "I do
not care to be quoted, but. I am afraid
that we will hive a big deficit at the
end- of the year. It wouldn't be so
bad it we only lost what we are put
ting in Jo it at the start as we could
afford :to donate that much, but Iain
afraid that some one will have to dig
up! a whole lot more before the end
oftheSeaaon. Ofcourse a baseball
club is a good advertisement for the
city.butwecertainly can't expect to.
•yiny where qear get as much out of.
lt.in tills way as we put to."
All Members Would Have To Pay
"One of the things these younger
fellowB seem, to forget is that $3,
500 is not going to pay all of the ex
penses of the team. If we could run
it for that, Iwould say 'Go ahead,'
liut every one who donates to that
club is a member and as a member is
liable for any debts the club may
contract during the season. If there
is a deficit at the end' of the season,
and I believe there will be one, ev
ery one will have to dig up to set
tle the account. I think that if this
was explained there wouldn't be so
much enthusiasm about jumping in
to the league proposition."
The reply of one of the younger
men of the city to the question, 'Are
you in favor of Jamestown's entering
the Dalcota Baseball League?' is
typical 6f the sentiment of many of
the people, approached.' "Sure", he
said, "I aip in favor of professional
baseball just like all of these other
fellows are in favor of it. I am in
favor of it, if some one else will pay
for it."
Favors Good Baseball Doubtful As
To Present Tlmp
A. B. DeNault, one of the cjty's
baseball fans and a former president
of the Twi-light League, stated the
position of many of the business men
of the city when he said, "What do I
know about Jamestown's going into
the baseball league? Well, I have
been away from the city and did not
attend the meeting, and while Jam
estown is a good baseball town and
likes good baseball, going into a
League where there is a fixed liabil
ity of around $16,000 under the pres
ent conditions is a large undertaking
The history of baseball in the past
shows that the season here is -usual
ly over by not later than the fifteen
th of July, and if we are required to
maintain an expensive league team
after that date there is a danger of
having a large deficit. If the city
is going into it, we should be sure
the financing is arranged for in ad
vance and that not too much depen
dence is placed on the gate receipts.
I, personally, feel that this is still a
very good time to practice economy
in both private and public affairs."
Would Benefit Only the Few
Another merchant says that he be
lieves the professional or organized
team would detract from the bene
fits the large number of youths have
received in Jamestown, thru the
Twi-light league, and home teams
that the sport should be for the
many and not for the few specialized,
stars. Also that when the Chamber
of Commerce postponed approval of
a paid team last spring, it was with
the provision that business' condi
tions would warrant this year. That
the initial donation for the organiz
ed team would probably be followed
by other demands and he could not
see that the business^ ipen would
benefit to the amount of donating of
$3,500 or possibly more.
A well known traveling man liv
ing at Jamestown, and a strong fan
says: "If the business men feel like
financing the team the way it must
be done, getting the best players and
giving comfortable grandstands, and
bleachers the traveling men will
do tblpir share, in donating to start
the team and buying ticket^ later.
He believes the grand stand must
be doubled in size, and bleachers be
built along the first base line, if
autos are kept out of the grounds.
Old-Timers Are Skeptical
Several of Jamestown's former
baseball stars are skeptical about or
ganizing a professional team this'
year. Bert Nierling, the "Babe Ruth"
of Jamestown in former years, said,
"Personally I am in favor of a good
baseball club: if it can be handled
economically and as they
it can
be handled. I have been connected
with baseball more or less for six
teen or seventeen years and I don't
for the life of me see how it can be
run for $3,500. If those fellows
down below at league headquarters
would or could in some manner guar
antee that it would not cost us more
than $3,00'0 or $3,500, I would be
far it. I don't like to take the posi
tion of bucking the proposition, but
I don't see where the money is com
ing from."
Dr. T. L. DePuy, former star first
sacker, said, "I don't think this is
the year to start any thing of that
kind. I like baseball all right. I've
played some ih this town and it is a
great sport, but I don't think it
would be a financial success this
Several of the older players point
ed out the difficulty of financing the
club thru the months of August and
the last half of July. One man said,
"The point is made of the larger ad
mission fee that is being charged
now, but they forget that when we
charged twenty-five cents we could
buy more in traveling expenses and
equipment than it is now possible tp
buy with their fifty cents. We
couldn't finance a team thru July
and August then, apd I don't see
how they can do ii'now. It isn't the
first fifty or hundred dollars that
we business men are objecting to, its
the donations that will -have to be
made in the fall to settle the back ac
Should. Write To Other Towns
One matt suggested that it would'
be well to write to the other towns
in the, League asking those who
stayed in the league why they are
sticking, and those who dropped out
why they dropped out,.
Round Hoiufe Strong For League
"The men down here at the round
house are strong for that class of
baseball," A. J. Witham, who with.
R. E. Glese, Mr. Duscherer and Ross
Morrow, managed the railroad team
last year, #ald when asked about the
sentiment among the railroad men
"We favor the professional brand of
baseball because it is cleaner -better
and cheaper.
"You will remember last year that
several of the games broke up in
fightsi It was necessary to ta)cea~
colored team off froin .this field la
one game
the state, Fargo and
Bismarckwere fighting like cats and
dogs and there w»i more/ or leia
trouble every where over the state in
the class of baseball:
we were play-:
o a s y e v v A
''Then too, we would getabetter
Fargo, Feb. 18.—Plans were made
to establish two or three cream ship
ping stations in North Dakota at "a
meeting yesterday at the state agri
cultural college between representa
tives of the state dairy department,
the college dairymen of the state and
the creameries. The purpose of such
stations, which would have an ex
perienced cream handler in charge,
in each case, is to find the best mar
ket, improve quality of the cream and
eventually secure a premium for
that quality.
It developed that while that there
is a difference in price between Nos.
1 and 2 cream, all N. Dak cream is
sold for the same price. This is
because there isn't enough No. 1
cream produced in the state, so that
the creameries can produce No. 1
blotter in carload lots, it was said.
brand of baseball, much better than
Valley City, Bismarck and these oth
er towns had' last year. You will re
member that after Fargo picked up
all of the semi-professional they
could get a hold of .they couldn't
beat Wahpeton-Breckenridge team.
"Organized baseball will be much
cheaper too, when you take into con
sideration that we will play 100
games. I figure that the players
will be getting only about $6.50 a
game on the average because of the
rule restricting the amount of sal
ary. In this way we will be getting
professional players, men who are
making a business, for less than we
paid many of the semi-professional
players last year.
"We did very well with the rail
road team last year and if we could
have secured games with Fargo,
Bismarck, Valley City and these oth
er bigger towns we could have tak
en in at least $5,000. It cost us
from $50 to $150 to play some of
these small towns around here and
they were not the drawing card that
a league team would be. It cost a
bout $60 a game last year besides
the advertising and other expenses
that we wouldn't have with a pro
fessional team. I think you would
be safe in saying that the men at the
round house are all in favor of that
brand of baseball."
Better Than A Boosters' Trip
Oae of the business men declared
that he believed a league baseball
team would be of much more bene
fit to Jamestown than was the bols
ters' trip last year. "We might much
better put our money into a good
baseball club than into another
boosters' trip as we would get more
out of it in return. It would adver
tise the town better and do it more
Everybody Should Support Team
The matter of whether or not
Jamestown can and will support a
league team will be definitely decid
ed before or at the mass meeting to
be oalled next week, and in case it
decided to enter the League, ev
ery one in Jamestown should actively
support the organisation-
The Times-Record, Friday night,
gave the present status there as fol
A meeting was held in the office
of I. J. Moe last evening, at which
there were several business men of
the city present, for the purpose of
deciding definitely whether Valley'
City would be represented in the Da
kota League this year or nojt.
E. J. Pegg took the floor and stat
ed the position taken by himself and
J. H. Sampson relative to the man
agement of the club, saying that
they were more than willing to give
their, time to the management of the
club but wanted the citizens of the
city, who will derive the advertising
benefits which attach to the forma
tion of the club, to back them up in
the financial responsibility of the
team. It was the sense of the meet
ing that this was no more than fair.
Major D. S. Ritchie very able ex
plained the working of a league base
ball team, explaining that the cost to
the city last year for semi-pro base
ball was in the neighborhood of $14,
500 while the estimated cost for lea
gue baseball will be about $16,000.
The team last year played 31 games
at home and about 25 games in other
towns. Under league management
they will play 49 games on the home
grounds and 49 in the other towns of
the league, making nearly double the
number of games that were played
by the team last year, and nearly
double the amount of gate receipts.
In this connection, it is also granted
that interest in league baseball will
be much- greater than in semi-pro
After considerable discussion it was
decided that the business men pres
ent would give Mr. Sampson and Mr.
Pegg their support and' guarantee to
make up any deficit in the operation
of the league club, proportionately
Those present signed a guarantee
form and a committee was appointed
to circulate the form among th6 busi
ness men of the city who were not
present and give .them an opportuni
ty to also sign.- At the close of the
meeting J. H. Sampson announced
that he would accept the presidency
of the club under these conditions.
Mr. Sampson, as his first official
act as president, announces that he
has signed a contract with Charles
Boardman Of Fargo, the premier
twlrler of the state, to act as playing
manafeer'for the 1922 season. This
is one of the best moves that could
have been made by Mr. Sampson 4nd
assures the fans that the pitching
staff .of the'club will be headed in a
very efficient manner. Valley City
has been short on first diss pitchers
In the past but will have pothlng to
fear in' this quarter this season, as
several other pitchers In Mr. Board
man's class are about to- be signed
up. 't
At a recent meeting of the baseball
enthusiasts of thevcltj' Vaugb Cowell
was chopen to get assecretary-treas
urer for the dub for the season and
has accepted thepost.
Experiences of Appraisers
Read Like Pioneer Stories
Manager DeNault Is
Making Every Effort to
Help Farmers Save Proper
ty From Foreclosure.
Bismarck, N. D., Feb. 20.—(Spec­
)—Making of farm loans, usually
a drab, staid business proceeding is
not without excitement and adven
ture while snow drifts block prairie
roads and the mercury hovers below
Reports of appraisers for the
Farm Loan Department of the Bank
of North Dakota, who now are
bucking the snow drifts with a total
of $645,350.00 of applications for
farm loans in their hands and in-,
structions to make the appraisals
regardless of the hardships entailed,
read like a page from pioneer's
Seven appraisers of the Farm
Loan Department are now on the
road, admonished by Manager W. B.
DeNault and Chief Appraiser F. E.
C,urry to work as fast as possible so
that loans may be made where the
farmer faces loss of land. With a
vast amount of preliminary work
completed the Farm Loan Depart
ment now is operating at full speed
and loans are being made as fast as
the appraisals approve of abstract,
and other work incident to comple
tion of loans can be completed.
The appraisers are operating in
virtually every part of the state, and
have been in every county in the
western slope district. Much of the
work necessarily is on branch rail
road lines, and many of these lines
have been tied up by snow drifts.
One appraiser wrote that he had
gone 18 miles in the country with
the thermometer 22 below, with
roads so bad that the team had to
walk all of the way. It took all day
to get to the farm and make the
appraiBal, and the appraiser then
traveled nearly all night getting back
to town.
Another appraiser, who left the
bank on February 8, wrote on the
13th: "Just arrived home this morn
ing., I presume you heard that our
train did not get thru and that we
were snowed in at Max until Sunday
afternoon when a snow plow took us
into Drake." One appraiser, writing
in good-natured vein of his hard
trip, said that when he arrived at a
farm he was to appraise he was so
cold that he could not distinguish,
by feeling, the difference between
his pencils and the farmer's pitch
Rushing Work to Save Farms
"Nevertheless",! .said Mr. Curry,
"and in spite of the hardships, ithe
bank and its appraisers and ether
employes -are bending every'-effort
to get to' those farms where the
foreclosures of last winter and spring
are maturing, thus bringing the one
year period of redemption to matur
ity before the weather gets favorable
and the roads passable so that more
appraisals may be made in a locality
when the appraisers arrives. As it
Is now a hurried 'once over' is giv
en each locality where the foreclo
sures redemption period has been so
urgent that the bank has felt forced
to send its appraiser, and the less
urgent cases are allowed to await
better traveling conditions, also giv
ing the appraisers an opportunity to
get on to the next town where the
.need of quick relief is an absolute
The federal farm loan bank of St.
Paul will not appraise land during
the winter, but Manager DeNault of
the state department and the Indus
trial Commission have felt the neces
sity of making appraisals now in or
der to save many farms.
The total amount of farm loan ap
plications on hand now is over $7,
500,000. This is in excess of the a
mount of money that the department
is authorized to loan under the pres
ent laws. Many of the applications,
It is expected, will be reduced and
some withdrawn.
Bismarck, N. D., Feb. 20.r Adolph
Schlenker, of McClusky, has been
appointed head of the loan prepara
tion section of the Farm Loan De
partment of the Bank of North Dako
Bismarck, N. D., Feb. 17.— An
nouncement of the granting of a par
don to George Lennick, of Mercier
county, because persons who have
been caring for his livestock while
he has been in prison refused to fur
ther care for it, is made by the state
board of pardons. Lennick was sen
tenced on Oct. 19, 1921 for a year,
but was released for several months
In order to take care of his farm and
still had about two months to serve
in the state prison on a grand lar
ceny charge.
Pardon was granted to William Cas
ey,- of Valley City, serving a year
and a half for violating the liquor
laws. His time had about expired,
it was said, and the pardon was
granted in order to enable him to
keep his citizenship.
Bismarck, N. D., Feb. 17.—(Spec*
iaU—District Judge W. L. Nuessle,
today be&rd argument in the case
instituted by the Workmen's Com
pensation Bureiau against members
of the state auditing board and the
state treasurer ,ln which the work
men's compensation bureau is con
testing the legality of an order of
the auditing board requiring the burr
eau to submit- -expense and salary
vouchers to it Xor auldt.
Bismarck, N.'D., Feb, 21.— (Spec
ial)—North Dakota has been added
to the list of states in which one of
the largest life insurance companies
in the country will make investments
on homes and on farm property thru
loans. Representatives of the com
pany were here today conferring with
Commissioner of Insurance S. A.
Ilsness and with local bankers.
Under the proposed plan, loans
would be made in five or six of the
larger cities of the state to persons
who desire to build homes, the loans
being repaid on a ten-year amortiza
tion plan. Farm loans also would be
made by the concern.
Commissioner of Insurance Ols
ness expressed the belief that the
company will invest a great amount
of money in North Dakota, at com
paratively low interest rates. Repre
sentatives of the company who were
here said that they would make the
loans on homes provided they re
ceived required co-operation from
various interests in the cities.
Fargo, N. D., Feb. 17. Community
Poultry organizations to improve the
quality of poultry in the commun
ity and to market poultry products,
is the next step to be taken in the
developing poultry industry in North
Dakota, it is predicted by O. A. Bar
ton, poultry specialist of the North
Dakota Agricultural college.
The better graded products mark
eted thru these organizations will do
much to lift the stigma of poor qual
ity now attached to North Dakota
eggs and fowls on eastern markets,
Mr. Barton believes.
Several communities in Dickey
county are ready for a better poulty
organisation of some ,kind, while
other counties interested include
Walsh, Benson and McLean.
Definite poultry marketing plans
for the state will be worked out fol
lowing the meeting of the state Dairy
men's and Buttermakers' associa
tion in Minot, March S and 9. A
large part of the state's poultry pro
ducts are marketed thru local cream
eries, and cooperation of these agen
cies in bettering the state's product
will be sought.
How well the creamery companies
are falling in with the plans for bet
ter products,, is illustrated by the
case of one Dickey county concern,
which last week offered to quote a
premium of from three to five cents
per dozen for case lots from a com
munity, of No. 1 eggs strictly fresh
and graded for size and color. As a
preliminary to working out butter
Mr. Barton is
seeking definite data on the actual
valuation of poultry products pro
duced and sold in the state.
Bismarck, Feb. 21.—There will be
a meeting of the Bar Association of
the Fourth Judicial District on Fri
day, February 24, in Bismarck, it is
announced by John Knauf, president
and Oscar Seiler, secretary ,botli of
The association will hold its meet
ing at 2 p. m. Friday, at a place yet
undetermined. There will be com
mittee meetings in the parlor of
the parlor of the McKenzie with
headquarters in Room 212 of the ho
There also wil lbe a dinner dance
Friday night at 7:30 p. m. It is ex
pected that a ladies auxiliary of the
bar association of the district will be
formed Friday and many out-of-town
attorneys and their wives are expect
ed to attend the dinner dance.
Chicago, Feb. 20.—Bishop F. Gal
or, president of the national council
of the Episcopal church, said last
night in an address he believed in
the modification of the Volstead law.
"I am in favor of morality," he
said, "and I personally observe the
Volstead law but I. am opposed to put
ting sumptuary laws of so drastic a
character in the constitution. It par
takes of the old philosophy that mat
ter is inherently evil. I am not speak
ing in the interest of the underworld
but in the interests of intelligent, up
standing men."
Sheldon, Feb. 17.—The one dol
lar school poll tax levied on all e
lectors irrespective of sex or age un
der provisions of Chapter 66 has
caused considerable interest in Ram
sey county, particularly as it apples
to women voters. A number of Lis
bon attorneys have been interviewed
with a vi^w to comtemplated action
in the courts to test the constitution
ality of the law. The matter has
been submitted to the state tax com
missioner and the attorney general.
Emphasizing that the Victory Med
al for those who served in the arm
ed forces of the United States be
tween April 6th, 1917 and November
11th, 1918, should be proudly cher
ished by recipients, the- District Vic
tory Medal Officer, Federal Building,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, is urging all
ex-service men to apply at once for
his Victory Medal and Victory But
ton. The officeat Minneapolis has
on hand ipedals ready for issue. Red
tape has been eliminated when an
application is received accompanied
by copy of discharge, Victory Medal
is mailed to applicant same day. Most
all ot the American Red Cross Chap
ters'. the American Legion Posts and
a number -of Banks have the neces
sary blank forms on hand and will
uladly assist any ex-s^rvica in-ill ap
plying to fill out papers.
Have you ever noticed how proud
a Civil V/ar Vetera:, is of hi's ser
vice i'ilfes? In years to coni-3 JTOVJ
will lie equally as proud to display
on your breast at re-unions and pa
triotic meetings the Victory Med-il
allowing your participation in, tho
W'nriti ar.
For information or blank forms,
men who served as Enlisted Men or
as Officers in the army should ap
ply to Victory Medal Office, Federal
Buliding, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Army Field Clerks direct to the
Adjutant General of the Army,
Washington, IJ. C. Army Nurses to
the Surgeon General, U. S. Army
Washington, D. O.
Ex-Navy and Marines apply to the
nearest Navy or Marine Recruiting
Noted Physician, Scientist and
Author Failed to Live One
Hundred Years by Little
Over One Month Had
Most Interesting Life.
Los Angeles. Feb: 16—The wish
of Dr. James Martin Peebles, physic
ian. scientist and author, that he live
until March 2 3 in order to round out
100 years failed or gratification. He
died at his home here yesterday. Dr.
Peebles wrote a large number of
books, among which was' entitled
"How to Live A Century and Crow
Old Gracefully."
Dr. Peebles, not only wrote a
book on "How to Live a Century and
Grow Old Gracefully" but made
himself an example and demonstrat
ed his theories. When he had pass
ed his 99th birthday anniversary in
March 1921, he declared that he in
tended to live not only to be 100
years old but many years more.
Altho lacking only one year of
being a centenarian, Dr. Peebles
walked erect only occasionally using
a cane. His sight was good altho
he used spectacles for reading and he
declared that his hearing was as good
as ever, his appetite and digestion
excellent. His long white hair worn
nearly to his shoulders and a long
snowy beard gave him a truly vener
able appearance.
Outlines Riilris Of Long Life
Asked what he considered the
greatest contributory cause to his
long life Dr. Peebles replied. "My
abstinence from eating animal
flesh He ceased that practice, In
said, when he was 39 years old.
"One cannot strengthen life by liv
ing on deat h," he continued. '"I
cannot bear the ideq of eatins -lend
ciws and dead hogs and it is not nec
essary. See how s'rong are hc. ses
and cien. They Jo not live on deat'.
Other rules he h.id made'fo- him
s-lf and which ho said he believed
hail helped him to reach his advanc
ed age included: 'To bed oveiv
r.i'^!r at 8:30. Oi of bed every
mcr/img at 6. N'ever use toba^cj
,\3vor use intoxictiing liquor. Never
"Avoid worry and keep a harmon
ious mind. Worry is among the
worst things i nthe world. Have a
strong will power. Always look for
the new. Keep calm."
Physician, Surgeon, Editor
Dr. Peebles was born at Whiting
ham, Vermont, March 23, 1822 and
was graduated from Oxford Acad
emy in Chenango county, New York,
in 1841. He afterward won degrees
from the Pennsylvania University of
Medicine and Surgery and from Phil
adelphia University.
He practiced medicine until he
was 80 years old, becoming in turn,
he said, allopathic, homeopathic and
magnetic. He owned and edited a
number of papers ^nd went around
the world five times, lecturing in Or
iental countries. He was a member
of the Indian Peace Commission
which in 1868 settled some of the
Indian troubles in the Middle West
and in 1869 was United States Con
sul at Trebizond, Turkey. Later he
represented the United States Arbit
ration League at the International
Peace Commission of Europe in Par
Believed In Spirits
One of his favorite sayings was: "I
am truly an eclectic, not only in med
icine but in all things, including re
ligion." In evidence of this he de
voted a number of years to minister
ial work, first as pastor of the Un
iversalis! Church in Baltimore before
the Civil War, then he became an
Episcopalian and later a spiritualist
and theosophiBt.
"Altho I am a physician and sur
geon," he declared shortly after bis
99th birthday, "I call in my spirit
guides when. I am ill. The spirit
never grows old ,it helps to keep
the body young. I have unbounded
faith in God's laws which are also
nature's laws."
Besides his book on "How to Live
A Century," he was the author of 11
other books on religious, psycholo
gical and similar topics including one
entitled "How To Converse With the
Changes Since Boyhood
He often delighted in pointing out
the marvelous changes which had
taken place during his long span of
life, the coming of the telegraph, tel
ephone, railroads, electric lights,
automobiles, the wireless and air
Dr. Peebles married Miss Mary
M. Conkey, in Canton, ,N. V., who
died many years ago. Their three
children died In infancy. His
was Mrs. C. C. Beach, of Battle Creek
Michigan, where 'Dr.
time lived.
Robert F. Flint Addresses
North Dakota Lumbermen
Association at Fargo Today
—Gives Interesting Figures
on Development of Dairy
ing in State.
Fargo, N. D., Feb. 16.— Showing
the vast extent of the dairy business
in North Dakota and also the possi
bility of improvement, Robert F.
Flint appeared before the fifteenth
annual convention of the North Da
kota Lumbermen's Association hero
today, asking their cooperation with
local organizations in the better
ment of the dairy industry.
"We are producing and marketing
in North Dakota at the present time
between twelve and fifteen million
pounds of butter fat per annum,"
Mr. Flint told the members of the
convention, "And each succeeding
year shows a marked increase. This
butterfat is produced on approximat
ely fifty thousand farms. We are
all interested in seeing the dairymen
of the state make a greater profit.
There are two means thru which this
may be brot. about, first .reducing
the relative cost of production, sec
ond, increasing the relative value of
the dairy products sold. The spread
of the price of butter between the
higher and lower grades is on a
comparable percentage basis with
that between the prices of wheat of
a given variety, or lumber. For in
stance, butter grading 92 was quot
ed February 9th on the Chicago mar
ket by the U. S. Bureau of Markets
as worth 37 y2c, while that grading
87 on the same market the same
date was quoted as 28VzC, a spread
\f 8 cents, representing a value of
97 percent in the higher grade over
that of the lower. It has frequently
been stated during the recent years
that the North Dakota dairymen re
ceives materially less for his butter
fat than do the farmers in Minne
sota, and such statements have been
made without any qualification. As
a matter of fact the quality of but
ter matje from North Dakota cream
is not of the highest quality by a
wider margin than is pleasant to
contemplate. The price it brings on
the market is in proportion to the
quality, of course, and this is one
of the chief causes for the difference
in value returned to the farmers of
North Dakota. There are other fac
tors involved but they are not per
tinent to the purpose of my present
discussion. The[ chief reason our
butter is not of the higher quality
is because the cream from which it is
made is not of general high quality.
The cream is not properly cooled
and held at a sufficiently low tem
perature during the summer months.
More than sixty percent, of the cream
marketed in North Dakota is produc
ed during summer
July, August and September. Bac
teria develop, which deteriorate the
quality of the cream rapidly under
normal summer conditions and tem
peratures. For instance, milk held
for twenty-four hours at a temper
ature of fifty degrees, will increase
in bacteria content but five times
while that held at a temperature of
seventy degrees will increase- seven
hundred and fifty times.
"Comparatively few farmers in
North Dakota are so equipped that
that they can conveniently reduce the
cream to a temperature of fifty de
grees and hold it at such a tempera
ture until sold." Mr. Flint then de
veloped the co-operation he desired
from the lumber men of the state in
helping to introduce a fairly standard
cooling equipment and concluded:
"The real purpose, of course, of such
effort is to promote better methods
in handling cream, to the end that a
better grade of butter fat may be
made and relatively higher prices
paid. There is a broader aspect that
should interest you, and that is,
when a farmer becomes Interested in
dairying and realizes that in such an
effort lies a reliable source of in
come, he will naturally tend to de
velop his herd and improve his meth
od. This, in turn calls for better
barn, silos, dairy house ,and because
of these features, properly managed,
are inevitably associated with bet
ter feeding and breeding of live
stock, a higher standard of living can
be maintained which calls for a bet
ter home. It simply means that
there will be a demand for material
with which to build these better
Bismarck, Feb. 21.—Filing of an
affidavit of prejudice against District
Judge Nuessle halted proceedings In
the Brisaman case in the district
court on an order to Justice of the
Peace Thistlethwaite to show cause
why further proceedings should not
be suspended. The matter will go to
the supreme court, Judge Nuessle
giving his opinion that an affidavit of
prejudice did not lie In such a case.
Proceedings were ptstponjed until
Wahpeton, Feb. 17.—Henry Lem
icr, Breckenridge railroad'man, was
seriously injured when his head was
caught between an automatic coal
passer and the edge of a fuel tank
as he was stepping from the pit after
adding coal. The flesh waa torn
from one side of the victim's
terribly injured. He waa
New Rorfqforct (for hosptt
ment and If he recovers will be dis
figured for life. The accident bap-

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