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In a time such this wjjiter has been,
one half the world certainly doesn't
know how the other half lives, per
haps the first half has been too busy
trying: to make a go of things to no
tice whether the uther half were still
managing to exist at all. Farmers
who had little or nothing to sell, and
laborers who had no work were per
haps in the worst condition. Just how
the stringency of twelve such families
living in iinci around Valley City in
Barnes county was relieved, is an
interesting story.
Creditors are generally looked upon
as enemies when they come to collect.
This story has do however with a
wmll
Christmas For Kiddies.
At noon he called the "boys" into
the office. The- were a pretty glum
looking bunch for they were nearly
all men with families, and nothing
can make a man feel quite so mean as
to have no money to buy presents for
the kids at^ Christmas. Mr. Messer
had the cash ready as a surprise for
them.
"Boys," he said, "Ijet's not work
this afternoon. It's Christmas Eve,
and we'll take a halt holiday. And
here's something to buy a little
Christmas cheer for the wife and the
kiddies."
The men went out with radiant
faces, and it was a merry Christmas
indeed that that straw money brought.
Unexpected money loften brings the
most pleasure. All had gone to work
with the understanding that they
could draw no money until the first
carload of tow was made and sold.
Then the work of tow making started
in earnest. The brains of the concern
were to be found in "W. H. Messer,
Joe's father, who though now confined
to his home through illness, still takes
a vital interest in the fibre plant with
which he was formerly connected as
buyer. He directed the activities of
the reopened plant from his bed.
There are three grades of tow,
medium, coarse and fine. Medium
tow was made here for the most part.
TTiis sells at about $40 per ton, F. O.
B. Valley City and up, while the
coarse tow a little of which was made
at this pliant sells at from $30 to $35
per ton.
t* Good Market For Tow.
Thero is a good market for tow as
it is used' extensively in making the
popular over-stuffed furniture. It is
also used to make an\mportant build
ing material known as "flax linum"
for houses. A car of medium tow
^brings in about $460 net.
When the Herald visitor was at the
t, plant recently, this novel company,
.which started work in November
^without a cent's capital, had paid for
"the keep of a dozen families for the
/winter, had paid off all the old debts
Ww-of these families, and had a good
balance in the bank. And all of this
had been done with straw which
would otherwise have been burned
and so .wasted.
Solved Problem Cor Many.
It was interesting to hear some of
'the men talking about what the work
this winter had? meant to them. Mr.
Anderson, the head mechanic and
superintendent said:
,, I don't know what would have
become* of us this winter of it hadn't
3»een f^r this job. There wasn't any
Swork to be had, and I teCve a wife and
•.|i.'^tottr bdya. I had" been sick) and out
of work.'for:a while, and I was dead
1
'broke When I began here. There is
enough! flax seed, left in the straw to
pay my wage*. We separate every
"bit at it out carefully, .and put it
?.£i#'migh fanning mill. We keep the
ftf on,' band for ready money, and
When some of the boys need some beef
v^j"-^t*alC'We
take a sack of flax down and
^nd Ket nome cashi The oom
bought my coal- and went good
jr.irent and it hcut *11 been mad£
it *f this flax dnd straw that
otberwi*»havebeena complete
"§|Mb Jm VwHL,
A&vtjto aeeourtts ffflr tl»e, medical
wuki. Through the straw trana
II.OOo worth of ac
re been collected that, were
vortUMa »Oi»? t&i
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Northwest Farming
LIVING ON STRAW
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THE VALIiEY CITY FIBER PMNT.
csollector who went out to collect the
bills owed the medical firm of which
Dr. S. A. Zimmerman of Valley City
is the head, and ended up by having
the doctor owe the debtors in addi
tion to providing them with a living
for the winter.
Collecting Benefits Debtors.
During the past fall. Dr. Zimmer
man employed Joe Messer, a former
University of North Dakota student,
to collect his bills for him. Mr. Mes
ser drove through the country at
tempting to .collect from the farmers,
but he could get nothing as they had
no money. He saw in their fields piles
of flax straw which happened not to
have been burned, and he conceived
the idea of having these fanners haul
this straw to the fiber plant which is
about a mile out of Valley City, near
the high line of the Northern Pacific.
This plant had been idle for about a
year, its affairs being in litigatibn.
The First National bank which owns
the mortgage on it, gave permission to
reopen the plant, and allowed its use
rent free on condition that the users
put the equipment in good working
order at their own expense.
With only' courage for capital, Mr.
Messer went to work. He gave em
ployment to the men of twelve fam
ilies who would otherwise have been
unable to secure any work. This was
early in December, and a? it took a P'an!j...^e
1
good deal of time to fix up the old
machinery, no money seemed likely to
c-omc in before Christmas as there
would not be t.inje to make a carload
of tow and get it to market in time
to get returns from it Mr. Messer
did some quick thinking. He pur
chased flax straw at $3.50 per ton.
baled it and shipped It to the Twin
Cities getting $5.50 per ton for it
from the Flax Linum Insulating Com
pany. He shipped four cars and the
money made on this transaction ar
rived on the morning of Christmas
live.
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Olson paid off his doctor bill of$28.89,
and had a balance left.
Some other farmers who owed
nothing to the doctor made money on
their straw, too.. Senator Frank
Ployhar had straw hauled off his
farm amounting to $20.25. Frank
Karnes made $11.24 off his straw that
would otherwise have been burned.
Alse Anderson hauled straw for cash,
making $58.80. and in two days' haul
ing a Mr. Hersberger made $24.40.
C. J. Lee had $23 worth of straw
hauled off his farm. L. C. Sundroni
paid off his doctor bill of $45.50 and
had a credit of $225.60.
Employment Given.
All the straw used in this winter's
operations was purchased from
farmers living near Valley City, and
the money of the straw gave employ
ment to laborers and mechanics as
well. One mechanic owed a doctor
bill of $54.34 which he could not pay.
He secured work at the fibre plant,
and by the first of February he had
paid $32 of it. and had kept" his fam
ily. Another laborer paid off his
doctor bill of $35. He was given an
advance of $17 for coal, and $5.75 in
cash, which he was working out when
the visitor was there. Another la
borer who had been laid up for a
year and a half from burns received
when he rescued his children from a
burning house, was able to work at
How Tow Is Made.
had naid also his insurance premium 1 have made' much money when the
on $2,000, another doctor bill of winter's operations are over, but it
$58.9Q, and a blacksmith bill of $23, will have accomplished all that it set
and had a credit due him of $18.60. out to do. It has provided a means of
Another farmer, owed the medical livlihood for about twelvfe families
firm $51, which his, straw paid up. who would otherwise have been
He put his team on hauling straw "completely up against it." By
and paid off also blacksmithing bills giving them emplojment it has re
amounting to $41.50, and in addition established the self-respect of men
to making his other living expenses
had a balance left of $6.4 2. A typical
case was that of Barnet Orderman.
who owed the doctor $40. He hauled
in straw to pr- this off, and not only
cleared his debt, but had a credit of
$59.80. Rheinolt ifchultz paid his
bill with one load of straw. Wm.
suPP°rted
his family,
TTI fl I nro nlA nn A
and in addition was able to pay off one
of his doctor bills amounting to $117
and was starting to work off another
amounting to $125.
The fibre plant is all electrically
equipped, and is very up-to-date. The
building housing the machinery is a
long affair. At' one end there is room
for hundreds of tons bf flax straw.
The straw is carried into the workroom
on an endless chain, and is fed into
the bale buster. Then a men feeds it
carefully into the brakes. This is the
most important part of the process.
The straw then goes through the
pickers, and all the woody and foreign
substances are taken out of the straw,
including other coarser cereal straws.
From here it passes into the cleaners,
and thence into the press and is baled.
It is then ready to ship.
The waste is carried back and
dumped into a pit. It is later carried
into a separator, and all the flax seed
THE
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are filled in as soon as they, are
Sometimes it is advisable to put the
trough on a small knoll in order that the
water will quickly drain away.
l*he ground uader the trough should
not only be drained but also leveled and
packed.
The outside forms of the trough are
made of one inch boards and! a by 4-inch
pieces as shown in the drawing. After
these forms have been securely braced,
the concrete can he deposited in the
bottom to] half the depth of the floor.
Reinforcement consisting of Inch round
rods are then placed on the partly con
structed floor. These rods are bent in
"U" shape so that the ends will project
up into the sides and reinforce the walls.
All the rods are bent to the proper
befote any concrete york is staled, so
that ^hey can be quickly put in and
the remainder of the concrete floor placed
without delay or making any joints.
The indde form which has been made
previous to miring any of the' concrete is
then qpkkfy lowered in proper place apd
fastened tb the outside forms with dantos
as amm fa the drawing. Speed is neces
sery in order that tbe waSs can quickly
pbcell tlfete wflTbe stroac bond
between wals and floocs.
In order to insure water-tightness a
r.i 3 mbture of concrete is recommended.
TU^mum sack tf cesm* to a Cubic'.
het suMl and ''fet-of c-pfcMe*:
or cnOhedT n*fc-' Vu iimfrtk Aoijjd.
he fne faa sticks, sefl^or faidvi ma
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is taken out of it. Shlve,. the woody
substance knocked off the straw is
used to make briquettes. It is also
used by some companies manufac
turing stock food mixtures to make a
sacharine fattening feed for cattle.
Making "Dough" Oat of Tow.
In speaking of the work that he
is carried on this winter, Mr. Messer
"I don't suppose the company will
who would otherwise have haul to seek
aid from the city in supporting their
families. It has given ready money
to farmers who would otherwise have
had none. And it has at tlje same
time collected all the doctor bills a
hundred cents on the dollar in a 1ji
painless manner.
"And the best part of the whole
thing is that all the money that was
made this winter was salvaged, so to
speak, from piles of waste str&w. It
has taught us a lesson that may be of
profit to us if we ever run up against
another year as hard as this one.*'
PRO-GERMAN
ACCUSATIONS
CAUSED ATTACK
Amarillo, Tex., March 6.—J. K.
Keller, Catholic priest at Slton, who
was seized by masked men at that
town Saturday night, beaten and tar
feathered authorized the statement
here today that the incident was the
climax of sentiment due -to pro-Ger
man accusations against him during
the world war. He said he was der
nied final citizenship papers in fed
eral court at Amarillo in JJune, 1921,
on the ground that he had registered
as a German subject after taking out
his first naturalization papers.
LEGAL NOTICE
School Building, Johnstown, V. Bale.
Bids close April 8th, 1923. Bert B.
Keck, Architect, Mrst national Bk.
Bid?., Qrand Forks, XT. Bak.
Sealed bids
Board of Education, School District No.
49. Grand Forks county. Johnstown,
North Dakota, until 2 o'clock P. M.,
April 6th, 1922. at the office of Bert D.
Keck, architect. First National bank
building, Grand Forks. North Dakota,
for the erection of a two-story and base
ment brick and concrete school building
according to plans and specifications
No. 4456, produced by Bert D. Keck,
arctiitect. and approved by Board of
Education of School District No. 49,
Grand Forks county. North Dakota.
Plans and specifications will be on file
after March ltth at the office of the
architect, with Mr. C. W. Anderson,
clerk of the Board of Education. Johns
town. North Dakota, the Builders' Ex
change, Grand Forks, North Dakota, the
Builders' Exchange. Minneapolis, Minn.
Contractors desiring individual use of
plans and specifications make applica
tion and arrangement at .the office of the
architect.
Bids will be received for the general
construction of the building, steam
heating! system, drinking water supply
system, chemical toilet and sewage dis
posal, electric wiring and fixtures, seat
ing and desks and other incidentals re
quired in the specifications.
Proposals shall be made according to
the instructions to bidders in the speci
fications.
The board of education reserve the
right to accept or reject any or all pro
posals.
WATER TROUGHS
Br W. G. KAISER
Agricultural Engineer
construction of a concrete trough
like that shown in the drawing is
not a difficult task and any farmer can
build it.
A watering trough should be placed on
well drained groond, because under the
best of conditions the livestock will in
time make mud holes unless a platform is
built, or the holes around the trough
tCi
BOARD OF EDUCATION,
School Dist. No. 49,
Grand Forks Countv,
Johnstown. N. Dak.
JOHN McLEAN.
President.
O. W. ANDERSON.
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Secretary.
BERT D. KECK,
Architect.
First National Bank Bldg..
Grand Forks. N. Dak.
(March 6-13-20-27, April ro
As tbe concrete is placed it should be
spaded next to the forms in order to
force the larger rocks back into the maw
and let the mortar work out against the
forms, resulting in a smooth, dense sur
face.
As soon as the concrete has hardened
sufficiently to be self-snstaining, the
inside form is removed and tbe interior
Concrmt# peymmmnl
of the trough given a cement wash made
by mixing cement and water until it is
about as thick as cream.. This wash can
be put on with an ordinary brush or
broom. He wash will a smooth
surface and insure waiter-tightness.
The new trough should be kept moist
by sprinkling for at least 10 days before
.using.
The inside of the trough is given a
slope outward toward the top. This is
important because if water freezes in the
tank, the pressure will lift the ice and
toereby prevent the formation of «wts
in the wails.
For a trough of the size shown in the
drawing, the following materials win
be needed:
MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR TANK
OjiWde dfanefeions.... .3 ft. 2 in.V S ft.
Waifs ..i. .......a ft.Sin.Mgh
Floor* ............. 6in.thick
Concrete Ifiztore....... zag
Volume of Concrete..1% cu.yd.
Materials requited:
Portland cemei*. 9 sacks •.
Sttir ...............
Pebbles or broken stone cu, yd.
^-ia.round sted rods, aij ft, (36%lb.)
For cadi addttfcmat foot^ of^ length add
to the foregoing qaiutitics:
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Minneapolis, Minn., March 4.—New
high pricee followed by a sharp profit
taking reaction and ultimately by un
expected steadiness marked tbe wheat
trade for the week. May wheat
moved up to $1.49 S-4 Monday, a new
high, and July 'to $1.S9 1-2. |Then
came selling to take profltn atad the
market was called on to take more
than it ctauld carry without a break.
Seiliing did not take effect until Wed
nesday, when' stoploss orders were
caught and selling by eleventh hour
bulls who bought near top prices sent
the market sharply lower. At low
point On the setback May was down
7 »-4c from high and July 8 3-4c
under best price.
Recovery was surprisingly strong.
There was a comeback Thursday
which practically wiped out the pre
net loss. The market also
finished a rihade higher the succeed
ing session after an early bulge and
a midday break. The Friday close
was l-2c lower tor May and 2 l-2c
lower for July, compared with last
Saturday's close.,
Small estimated /farm reserves
helped tbe rally. Sf' W. Snow and
P. S. Goodman, Chicago statisticians,
issued estimates of farm reserves
which agreed with trade expectations
of March 1 estimated of small sup
plies back fa the country. Official
figures are due March 8 at 1:15 p. m.
SnkKw estimated reserves at 1J 6,-0*0,
000 bu. on government crop basis and
118,000,000 bu. on his crop figures.
Goodman made reserves 126,000,000
bu., or 95,000,000 bu. after deducting
$0,000,000 bu. for spring wheat seed.
Both estimated that, with visible sup
ply and country elevator and mill
supplies added, the total remaining
suggested a present exportable sur
plus near 25,000,000 bu. Present ex
perts are rrfnning around 2,000,000
bu. of U. S. wheat, so three months
would exhaust the surplus at tbe cur
rent rate.
Foreign markets still played a
prominent part in shaping the course
of the market. There was a first of
the week setback abroad, but Liver
pool and Buenos Aires led the rally
later. The stubborn strength abroad
was in the face of large Argentine
shipments, increasing visible supply
there aVid prospects the large amount
of wheat on ocean passage would be-
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will be received by the gin to-show in stocks at English and.
continental markets. Strength in
sterling exchange helped the advance,
the increase in buying power of the
British puutad being a signal for bulls
to buy on the theory that commodi
ties would be helped by advance in
the exchange market.
The early break was partly 'the re
sult of technical conditions, profit
taking sending prices back where
stoploss orders added bo the weight
on the market. In addition generous
snowfall throughout Kansas and
rains in most xf the dry area in Okla
homa and Texas, together with a
slowdown in cash wheat and flour
demand prompted caution on the*part
of buyers. For full measure there
was reaction abroad. Trade sentiment
did not turn bearish on the break,
especially after there was evidence
that leading longs offered support
around $1.42 to $1.43 here and
$1.42 3-4®$1.4« at Chicago.
Domestic cash situation was easier.
In tjie southwest futures went above
prices for deliverable wheat Flour
buyers failed to buy freely despite
the long advance. Lrtcal situation is
the strongest in the country.
Choice spring wheat is wanted but
premiums for the wheat under best
milling quality dragged several cents.
Low on No. ,1 dark northern eased 2c,
the range being 10 24c over May.
Durum was stronger, reflecting the
better exnort demand,. No. 1 amber
being 3 19c over Duluth May. Win
ter wheat held steady, with fair re
ceipts aftd a good demand for dark
varieties. Northwestern mills etill did
only a moderate to fair business.
Visible supply decreased little and
total is 41,278,000 bu.. against 28,
159,000 bu. last year. Canadian visi
ble also decreased only slightly. Can
adian wheat in bond in this country,
however, continued to move out for
export.
week
over 70c and local May over 60c there
was profit taking after the good ad
vance and a 2 1-2 3c setback. Re
ceipts decreased at Chicago, but on
the other hand the bulge cut into the
export demand. Industrial buyers
also held off. I.«ocal cash market held
well In spite of rather large receipts,
with No. 3 yellow selling on the tables
the last of the week at 11 1-2 @12 l-2c
under Chicago May.
Oats followed corn wfthfti a narrow
range, while barley showed independ
ent strength on light, receipts and a
fair general demand. Range for bar
ley advanced 5c, ruling at [email protected] 63c
Friday. Rye went over a dollar, then
eased back, ruling' 2c lower for the
week Friday at 97 l-2c, for May ajnd
[email protected] l-2c over the future for No. S
in the cash market. Weaker foreign
markets, lacicof snap in cash demand,
with selling for profits, made flax
futures erratic and 1 3-4 2c lower
for the week at the close Friday.
Cash seed held unchanged. No. 1 at
4c over to 2c under May price.
A late Broomhall estimate made the
Argentine surplus of old and new
wheat 129,000,000 by. An earlier
cable said that world's surplus 'of ex
portable countries over probable
tneeda of importing countries was 72,
000,000 bu.. If Argentine, futures were
not further,reduced.
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GRAND FORKS HERALD, MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1982.
Weekly Market
Review
AND
CHICAGO.
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Chicago, March t.—An unexpected
advance in pricee at Buenos Aires did
a good deal to send the wheat market
up grade today after an
r^arly
decline.
Enlargement of domestic milling de
mand, together with a decrease In
the United States visible supply total
and with prospective big purchases
for Greece tended also to carry prices
higher upward at the last. The clos
ing was strong, 1-2 to 1 7-8 net high'
er, with May 1.4S 1-2 to 1.43 5-8 and
July 1.21 8-4 to 1.21 ?-•.
Chicago, March •.'—Wheat de
clined today in the early transaction?,
the chief factor being lower quota
tions at Liverpool, where Argentine
and Australian offerings were reported
as liberal. A large increase of world
shipments. as compared with' the
previous week was also noted. As
sertions that fresh export business in
progress led to a rally in prices here,
but the effect failed to last. The
opening, which varied from un
changed figures to 1 1-4 lower, with
May $1.41 to 1.41 1-2, and July $1.19
to 1.19 1-4, was followed by an up
turn In some cases that went above
Saturday's finish, but then by a de
cided air around break in value.
Com and oats were depressed in
price by the action of the wheat mar
ket. After opening 3-8 cents off to a
like advance, with May 3 1-4 to
63 1-2, the corn market scored slight
general gains and then underwent a
material drop.
Oats started 1-S to 3-8 lower. May
40 5-8 to 40 7-8 and made a transient
upturn, but soon weakened again.
Declines in the value of hogs'and
grains pulled down provisions.
On the downward swing, the mar
ket went about 11 cents under recent
maximum prices for the May delivery,
but subsequently today's losses were
more than regained.
LIVESTOCK.
Chicago. March 6.—(U. S. Bureau
of Markets)—Cattle receipts 18,000,
active beef steers strong top 9.25
balk 7.60 to 8.49 fat cows and heif
ers and stackers and feeders IS to 25
cents higher bulk fat she stock 5.00
to 6.50 bulls, canners and cutters
strong bologna bulls mostly 4.15 to
4.40 veal calves sharply lower.
Hog receipts 60,000 fairly active,
10 to 20 cents lower than Saturday's
average heavies off most top 11.25,
sorted lights bulk 10.86 to 11.15
pigs about steady bulk desirable 100
to 120 pounders 9.75 to 10.25.
Shfeep receipts 11,000 killing class
es unevenly 50 to 75 cents higher
choice fat lambs early 16.25 some
held higher medium and good natives
13.75 to 14.50 Colorado yearlings
14.50 fat ewes early mostly 8.00 to
9.00 shearing 'lambs 10.45.
CHICAGO GRAIN TABLE.
Wheat— Open. High. Low. Close.
May ..1.4to 1.43% 1.39% 1.43%
July ... ..1.19 1.22 1.13% 1.21%
Corn—
May ...
.. .63% .64% .63% .64%
July ... .. .66% .67% .64% .67%
Oats—
May ... .. .40% .41% .40% .41%
July ...
..
.42% .43% .42% .43%
Pork—
May ...
...., .....
Lard—
.11.62
May ... .11.62 11.80 11.55 11.80
July .... 11.90 12.00 11.72 11.97
Ribs-
May .. 11,10 11.12 11.10 11.12
July .... 10.75 10.75 10.70 10.70
PRODUCE.
Chicago, March 6.—Poultry alive
higher fowls 28 springs 29 roosters
18.
Butter lower receipts 8,369 tubs
creamery extras 36 firsts 32 to 35
1-2 seconds 2.9 to 31 standards
35 1-2.
Cheese unchanged eggs lower re
ceipts 20,797 cases firsts 22 to 22 1-2
ordinary firsts 19 to 20 miscellaneous
20 to 21.
POTATOES.
Chicago, March 6.—Potatoes dull
receipts 83 cars total U. S. shipments
986 Wisconsin sacked Round Whites
1.75 to 1.85 cwt Wisconsin bulk
Round Whites 1.85 to 1.95 cwt Min
nesota sacked Round Whites partly
graded 1.65 to 1.75 cwt Minnesota
Red Rivers sacked 2.00 to 2:05 cwt
Corn led fti strength early in the! Idaho sacked Rurals 1.90 to 1.95 cwt
ek. but when Chicago May sold Idaho sacked Russets 2.25 cwt Color
ado sacked
2.10 cwt.
HARNESS
OILING
.Brin* yourharneeMM in now and leave tbea with us for at, least
10 days, as we have racks specially built to dry tbetn. When yo4 give
°g*y rcafly a waste of money on-your
part. B«t If left,with us tbe oil will have a tfasnoe to "soak to" and
We Ke.1 Hsmcw. by the Me. lb.
V^j?i?ywl*r
Brown Beauties 2.05
SOUTH sr. PAUL.
LIVESTOCK.
South St. Paul, March 6.—(U. S.
Bureau of Markets.)—Cattle receipts
•1,100 'market slow, killing classes
mostly steady to weak common to
medium beef steers [email protected] bulk
6.25 @7.00 best load lots today 7.75
butcher cows and heifers mostly 4.00
@6.00 few up to 7.00 canners and
cutters largely [email protected] 3.50 bologna
3.25 @4.25 stockers and feeders stea
dy, [email protected] few on fat cattle
order up to 7.25 feeding cows mostly
[email protected] feeding heifers up to 4.50
or better calves receipts 900 market
steady practical packer top 8.00 few
8.50.
Hog receipts 12,000 market mostly
[email protected]"lower best lfght sorts 10190
bulk of sales 10.65 @10.85 desirable
pigs mostly 11.00.
Sheep receipts 2,000, market open
ing fully steady t& strong few good
native lambs early 14.00 few ewes
'7.00 no fed westerns sold.
Herald Want Ads Bring Results.
•siinseH Saps *PV PP»J»H
opposed do. Please do not delay—
Special Bargains
lU?cfr 100'1
One taclrMae wpMJor ., ....... ato
l««i»er /v................
BARGAIN .COUNTEll^®'
Hames, .Leather Tie Straps, Stocks and Lashes,
Curry Combs, Halter Ropes, Etc., Etc.,
JOSEPH MAHOWALD
I*atIter and KaMber Goods More in Uw Northwest
lZt-m Mttn Ave. -V''
1
,:f HARN^SS OILEP AT$1.00 PER SET
II
.-, Onuid'l\Mta,
To arrive 1.53%
1 northern ..........
1.61 1.55
To arrive 1.61
2 dark northern fancy. 1.59% @1.66%
2 dark northern ......1.48% @1.57%
2 northern 1.45% @1.51%
'3 dark northern fancy. 1.55% @4.64%
8 dark northern 1.41 @1.53
S northern U9% @1.47%
1 dark hard (Mont.).. 1.51 @1.54
To arrive ..........1.49%@1.53%
1
.liaird Montana ...... 1.46 1.4S
To arrive ..........
1.44%
1
amber durum fancy.
1.40 1.05
.1.3#% @1.44%
To arrive
amber durum ...v..
1.29% @}.35%
To arrive .*.........1.28%
1 durum
To arriVe
2 amber durum
2 durum
2 yellow corn
To arrive
To arrive ..........
No. 1 flaxseed
To arrive
20.70
Barley—Choice to fancy, 55 @63
medium to good, 50 @54 lower
grades.- 41 @49.
Corn—No. 1 mixed, 65 [email protected]
56 3-8 No. 2 yellow, 56 [email protected] 7-8.
GRAIN RECEIPTS.
Duluth, March .6—Elevator re
ceipts of domestic grain: Wheat 3.
700 bushels corn 20,200 bushels oats
2,300 rye 5,100.
Duluth car inspection:'Wheat Nos
1 and 2 dark northern and Nos. 1 and
2 northern 6 Nos. 1 and 2 amber
durum and Nos. 1 and 2 durum 2 No
3 amber durum and No. 3 durum 4
other durum 16 mixed 8 all wheat
36 flax 3 corn 74 oats 12 rye 45
barley 1. All grains 171 on track
200.
LEGION MAN SEEKS OFFICE.
Carson. N. D., March fi.—H. M.
"Bill" Carter, chief of the/American
Legion post of Grant county, has an
nounced himself as a candidate for
sheriff to succeed Don Stevenson who
will not be a candidate tor re-elec
tion. Carter has been chief deputy to
Stevenson since he returned from
France.
Herald Want Ads Bring Results.
ELECTRICITY
1 $ ^^TV
®"PS|
MIN'NEAPOMS GRAIN MARKETS.
1 dark northern fancy. !:£JJi ®1.68%
To arrive 01.68
1 dark northern .1.53 @1.60%
..1.22% @1.28%
..:
1.22
.. .1.26% @1.32%
1.19% @1.23%
.,. .58%@ .53%
... .63%
... .61%
•51%
.35
.35%
.35%
.59
.66
.52
88
... .98%
.. -2.57 2.63
...2.56% @2.62%
To arrive ..........
3 yellow corn
To arrive
2 white oats (Mont.).
3 white oats
Barlfcy, choice, fancy.
Barley, medium good.
.Barley, lower grade ..
2 rye
.52%
.51%
.36%
.35%
.63
.58
.55
.98%
M%
POTATOES.
Minneapolis, March 6.—(IT. S. Bu
reau of Markets.)—Potatoes—Light
wire inquiry, demand and movement
slow, market weaker very few sales
sand land district carloads f. o. 'b.
usual terms, St. Paul-Minneapolis -rate
sacked cwt. U. S. No. 1 round whites,
(1.55 @1.65 Red River valley district
carloads Moorhead rates sacked cwt.
U. S. No. 1 Red River Ohios, $1.55
1.60 few 1.65.
ium
Minneapolis, March 6.—Flour 10 to
15 cents lower in carload lots family
patents quoted at 8.25 to 8.35 a barrel
in 98-ponnd cotton sacks. Shipments
48 666 barrels.
Bran unchanged at 26.00.' ..
DUTitJTH
DPUCTH CLOSING.
Duluth, March 6.—Cash prices:
Wheat—No. 1 dark northern,
$1.52 3-4® 1.66 3-4 No. 2 do,
$1.46 [email protected] 3-4Ji No. 3 do,
$1.34 [email protected] 3-4 No. 1 amber
durum. $1.35 [email protected] 1-8 No. 1
amber, arrive, $1.35 1-8 No. 2 amber
durum, $1.33 [email protected] I-81 No. 2
amber, arrive, $1.33 1-8 No. 1 durum,
$1.24 1-8 No. 2 durum, $1.22 1-8
No. 1 mixed durum, $1.26 [email protected]
1.38 1-8 No. 1 mixed, arrive. $1.26%
No. 3 mixed durum, $1.24 [email protected]
1.36 1-8 No. 2 mixed, arrive,
$1.24 1-8 No. 1 red durum, $1.22 1-8.
Flaxseed—On track, [email protected]
arrive, [email protected] May, $2.58 asked
July, $2.54.
Oats—No. 3 white, track, 35 7-8
36 7-8.
No. 1 rye, track and arrive, $1.03.
Mans Most Dependable
Servant
Bring all the pleasures and conveniences
of the electrically equipped home to the
farm with
FARGO
ri
It will supply illumination, 'tM clean and safe for every
place where alight is desired, 'twill save labor, pump water
operate washing machines, etc.
.*• ".
Some territory open yet for dealers.
Write for our proposition.
R. G. DRIPPS
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EVENING EDITION.
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W£W YORK.
STOCKS.
New York, March 6.—^g*w, l«^l
utilities, General Electric,
Storage Battery,
0431
I^Ht« nrrfe--l
and National Cloak and Suits
.red were among the comparatively,
few stocks to resist pressure o£,the
first hour on the stock exchange^ to
ri ay, rising 1 to 8 points, felling of
the motor group,, also independent
steels, popular tobaccos, rubbers ana
oils became more general before "OfJ
Gulf State* Steel, Chandler, Goodrich
preferred and United Fruit declined
1 to 1-2 points. Ann Arbor extend
ed last week's rise but other specula-^
tive and 'investment rails, as well an
shippers lost ground. Call money op
ened at. 4 1-2: per cent
Further divergence of speculative
sentiment was Indicated by the un
certain course In prices at the open
ing of today's stock market. Shorts
again directed their attacks upon the
motors, especially Chandler and'
Studebaker. American Tobacco, one
of last Saturday's heavy features, soon
reacted 3 points and International' Pit
per lost 1 1-2 points. Rails were mix
ed,, Canadian Pacific easing while 1
Union Pacific and Western Pacific
made fractional gains. Trading was of
moderate volume, last week's deficit
of clearing -house reserves causing
fears of a stifTer money rate.
Consolidated Gas bounded up five
points on the Judicial decision favor
ing the company in the 80 cent, liti
gation. Brooklyn Union Gas also Im
proved two points. Elsewhere the
market pursued a rapid downward
course, with some of the more vulner
able shares making 1 precipitate de
clines. The usual--speculative leaders
were quoted quite generally one to
two points below Saturday's final
figures. Pressure against the steel
group wwas traceable to the unfavpr-"
able annual report published,
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PRODUCE.
New Tork, March 6.—^Butter easier?!
receipt^, 8,021 creamery higher than
extras, 38 [email protected] creamery extras
(92 score), [email protected] 1-2 creamery firsts
(88 to 91 score), [email protected]
Eggs unsettled receipts, 36,541:
fresh gathered extra firsts, 25#
25 Ir2 ,d0 firsts. 23 [email protected] 1-2.
Cheese firm receipts, 1,440? state1
whole milk flats, fresh specials, 20 .1-2
@21 do average run, 20 state whole
milk fresh twins, specials, 20 1-2 do
average run, 19 [email protected]
Live, poultry firm broilers by ex
press 45 to 80 chickens 22 to 40
fowls 40 roosterB 20 turkeys 30 -to
40.
Dressed poultry firm western
chickens 2( to 42 fowls 20 to 22 old
roosters 18 to 24 turkeys 47 to 56.
TOWN TO HAVE PAPER.
Sentinel Butte. N. IX. March 6,^—^1.
The Sentinel Butte Review, A new i,
weekly paper will be launched shortly1
by J. J. Hess, retiring postmaster of'
the village, who has purchased a plant
which will be moved hjere. Sentinel
Butte hasibeeh without a paper for1,
two years.\ ..
CARPENTERS OCT WAGES.
Dickinson, N. t., March 6.—Mem
bers of the local carpenters union
have announced a voluntary cut in
wage scales from 87 1-2 to 75 cents an
hour effective April 1.
BOND ISSUE CARRIES. 1
Dickinson, N. D., March, 6.—Only
two persons voted against a $50,000
bond issue for financing of the local
.schools. The balloting was very light,
108 votes being polled.
JOHNBIRKHOLZ
Worney Always on lui Tor
TAXM aoiroMi uam
Grand Forks, N. D.
woo&
We have a big order to fill andj we
must have WOOL. We believe that
now Is the time- to sell your WOOL
as market is very strong. Don't wait,
to sell your WOOL when the new clip
comes in but sell' when the selling' is
good. Write or. call for prices.
ommo noTHBta
801 First Ave. Fhona 1013-W
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