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3 Where will You Locate? E. I Somewhere! But you will find on investigation that no place offers better business possibilities or opportunities than Blabon, N. Dak. I Does right now and you shouldn't fail to locate in time to be certain of taking the lead and so get in on the ground floor. Investigate! S You want a building lot, I want to give you prices on lots in Blabon or any information you may desire in regard to business openings If yon desire to invest before the raise, get into the game at once. 2 Call on or address, 1 B. A. CUMMING, AGENT ©•©•©•©•©•O#®#®#®* S#®*®#®#®# The Hope Provision Company A New Line of Rugs, Portieres, Draperies & Laces The finest eyer shown in Steele County My Furniture Stock is also complete with the latest on the market. D. BLABON, N. DAK. Washburn J. D. BROWN, President H. P. RICE, Cashier M. B. CASSELL, Vice-Pres T5he Colgate State Bank General Banking. We pay a liberal rate of Interest on Time Deposits FARM LOANS. The Hope Dray Line C. P. FERELL, Prop. Prompt and Accurate Service Garden plowing given special attention. Call? attended promptly, and goods removed without risk or injury. Your business solicited. HOPE, INortH Dakota Feel at Home It was perfectly dreadful!" said the girl with the imitation Irish'lace collar, as she stradgbtened the bolts of ribbon on her counter. "It must 'a' been funny! Whatvwas it?" said the girl who was marking'the price tags. 'I Just shriek whenever I think of It!" pursued the girl who was straight-^ ening the ribbons. "Him calling me up like that when I hadn't seen him in such a time! You see, I've been keeping steady company now with Mr. Sykes for several weeks, so Art and me haven't seen much of each other." 'I think Art is better looking than James Sykes," interrupted the girl who was marking tags. "He has more style!" 'Well, he hasn't got the salary if he has the style!" Baid the young woman who was straightening the ribbons. Not that money makes a particle of difference to me, but there's much more to Mr. Sykes than you'd think. And any one who makes fun of his nose doesn't know what she's talking about, and—" "I ain't got no grudge against Mr. Sykes' nose," said the girl who was marking tags. "He can have any kind of a nose he wants and welcome. What'd he do?" "Oh, Mr. Sykes didn't do anything," said the girl who was arranging rib bons. "You see, he generally comes over on Wednesday evening, so when somebody called me on the phone I e'posed it was Mr. Sykes. "'Hello!' he said. 'Going to be home this evening? All right, I'll be over.' "I had on my blue dress and I got out the chafing dish and the stuff to to make fudge. You wouldn't believe how fond of chocolate fudge Mr. Syke* is! He likes it with nuts in it, and—* "So does everybody else," said tht. other girl, ruthlessly. "He ain't so different from the rest of the world when you come right down to it, even though you may think so!" "Well, anyhow," pursued the girl with the ribbons, "when I heard the bell ring I ran out part way down the stairs to meet him. He sort of likes to have me act as though he was wel come, you know." "Huh!" said the other girl. "Why .don't you have it woven on a door mat?" "Maybe you think you're funny!" in dignantly said the young woman at the ribbon counter. "Just as I made the turn in the stairs I ran right into him. And who do you suppose it was? It was Art!" "Well," said the other girl, pausing In the operation of marking tags, "what'd you do?" "If you could 'a' seen his face!" gig gled the girl at the ribbons. "Sort o' bewildered and scared and uncertain! There was I rushing down the stairs in my eagerness to meet him, as he jBupposed, and I guess he thought at Mrst I'd been Just sitting at home all these months waiting to hear him ring the door bell! Why, I Just hung hold of the newel post and burst out laugh ing, and after I started I couldn't stop! I simply shrieked! I wish you could 'a' seen him!" "What'd he do?" asked the other girl. "He got hold of my shoulder and shook me and wanted to know what on earth was the matter," giggled the girl at the ribbon counter. "And of course I couldn't tell him that I wasn't expecting him. He kept asking what was so funny, and whenever he did I'd start to laughing again. When he saw the things out for the fudge it sort of proved that I did expect him, but then he'd get doubtful again. 'Lizzie,' says he, finally, after fig uring It all out, 'I bet you thought I was someone else!' '"Why, Art!' I cried, Just as mourn ful as I could, 'didn't you telephone you were coming?' And then I got to laughing again. "He's bright, Art is. "But I forgot to say who I was,' he Insisted. "Then I told him that I'd know his voice among a thousand and he told me I was just as much of a jollier as ever, and most of the fudge boiled over, and it was just like old times." Art got real cheerful until I took some of the fudge and put it away, because I wanted to save it for Mr. Sykes. I told him I was saving it for father. "'Father be blowed!' Art said then. 'Your father'd rather have some fine cut any day than chocolate fudge! You're stringing me, Lizzie—you've got some one else up your sleeve!' "I thought I might as well make a good job of it, so I told him solemn like that there wasn't another man on earth but himself, honest!" "Did he believe you?" Inquired the girl who was marking tags. "I think he had his doubts," giggled the girl who had finished assorting the ribbons. "But he is coming to see me again to-night." Heraldry. According to the highest authorities, heraldry finds its starting point In the totemism of prehistoric man. In the barbaric custom of painting or carv ing the totem on oars, the bows and sides of canoes, weapons, piilars In front of houses, etc., and in tatoolng it on the various parts of the body, as we have the real origin of the In signia that are so- precious to th« upper-tension of to-day. It was in the ignorant superstition of the savage that he sprang from a crane or a bear or some other animal that the various "coats of arms" of the "big families" of the present time found their Inoejh tlon.—New York American, SIMPLE LANGUAGE FOR ALL Ready-Made Tongues Are Doomed to •v:pl»—8hort Life If Latest In* |Q ventlon Will Hold. Albany, N. Y.—If the inventors and promoters of so-called "universal lan guages" continue their activities, arti ficial languages will at last be nearly as numerous as those of natural growth. Quite a number of years ago the idea that it might be possible te con struct a simple language that could be made readily available for com mercial Intercourse among all nations was materialised in the jargon that was called Volapuk. For that, all the good points were claimed that have since been claimed for Its various suc cessors. For a time it had limited vogue. A few enthusiasts devoted themselves to the study of it and held meetings at which It alone was spoken. Then it gradually passed Into the Umbo of forgotten things. Next. Esperanto was brought out with copious assurances that it was indeed the real thing. Then came Ro, another artificial language said to be perfectly good. The latest addition to the listls called Ido. There may have been others, but we -do not now recall them. All these ready-made languages have this feature In common, that they look like what is called "hog Latin," and sound like It when one tries to speak the words. They are constructed mostly from Latin roots, with a few conveniently adaptable Anglo-Saxon ones mixed In. Their "simplicity" Is In the use of a large variety of ter minations to denote gender and num ber in the case of verbs. That no artificial language will ever become useful for any kind of Inter course among the people of the differ ent countries. Is a foregone conclu sion. Only a live one can become uni versal. An artificial language Is still born, and It Is as Impossible to gal vanize It Into life as It would be to revive and bring back into use one of the dead languages. Unless all signs fall, there is Just one live language that Is destined to, become the universal medium of busi-j ness intercourse, and that one is Eng-! lish. PLANNING FOR FARM COURSES Leaders In University of Illinois An-: nounce Scheme to Improve Rural Conditions. Chicago.—An undertaking which is expected to work a wonderful improve ment in the condition of rural life In this' state, is announced by the Uni-: versity of Illinois. The plan Is to in-j troduce agriculture as a study in the, rural schools of the state, where the farmer boy In general acquires about all the education he receives before he grows -to manhood. As the first step, Prof. Fred L. Charles of the state university at Urbana has sent out a call for a con ference to be held at the state college of agriculture on March 24, 25 and 26. "At this season of the year," Prof. Charles said, "many teachers are ask ing for assistance, administrative offi cers are requesting materials, bulle tins, aid in planning experimental plots, etc. The state normal school, farmers' institutes, rural school di rectors, educational and agricultural journals and other Important agencies are all working upon the problem in its various phases. There Is felt a need, however, for closer co-operation, and this confidence will do much to unify these forces and to formulate definite steps in advance. "As It is intended to bring together at this time only the more active workers, the sessions will be confined to the treatment of practical concrete topics. Five sessions will be held .formal papers will be brief, assuring amplest opportunity for round-table discussion. It is hoped that school au thorities will recognize the importance of this gathering and make it possible for interested teachers to attend with out expense." It is believed that the conference will arouse general Interest through out the state and will result In much practical good. BEATS SHERIFF TO PRISON Convicted Ohio Forger Goes Alone to Penitentiary, Arriving Ahead of Official. Columbus, O.—Charles B. Quinn, who is an inmate of the penitentiary, Is an exception to the general rule of persons sent to that Institution. Quinn was convicted of forgery in Clark 90unty and by a ruling the supreme court confirmed a sentence of one year. Since the action of the trial court Quinn moved to Cleveland, where he was engaged in the real estate busi ness. As soon as he learned of the receipt of the mandate of the supreme court by the courts of Clark county he wired the sheriff at Springfield to meet him at the Nell house in this city, as he was ready to surrender himself and begin his sentence. Quinn went to the hotel, and, not finding the sheriff, made a visit to the penitentiary. Finding that the sher iff had not arrived there, Quinn went back to the city and hunted up the sheriff and with his assistance had himself committed to the prison. Pupils In 8late-8mashlng. McKeesport, Pa.—Every slate in the McKeesport school haB been smashed by the pupils. A recent decree of the board of health abolished the slates and substituted pads and pencils, upon the theory that slates were germ breeders. McCOLLOM Hope Roller Mills Merchant and Exchange Work. •Oi All grades of flour and feed in IS the "full value" der you Send 4c and slip PHONE 119 la tinea• Grist grinding tor farmers receives apeelal attention. You OUGHTTO PAY A VISIT RF.EVRSpiTvmSihR Td rei" stock at all *iiVES//fiffVfS to the REEVES" MAN in your neighborhood and let him give you a personal talk on the REEVES "FLEXIBLB FRAME principle and what it means steam,plowing. Why il isL KUti Viiar LEXIBLE FRAME to plow over rough and uneven surfaces, control the direction of the plow, turn corners without removing the plow from the ground, regulate the load by removing one or more plows from the ground as tough or easy conditions are encount ered, or strike a rock or other obstruction without damaging the plow. These are things that every Steam Plow should be made to perform satisfactorily. Any plow that cannot is not a good investment. As long as there are ridges and depressions, hard soils and soft soils, 80d» ruts and steam plowing. One or more of the above field conditions are encountered in every plowing job and any one of them is sufficient to demonstrate the utter impracticability of «nany so-called steam plowing outfits. Our special Steam Plowing Catalogue is mighty interesting reading. We will gladly send you a free copy upon request, Our local rep resentatives are fully informed and you will find that they can give you a great deal of valuable information if you will look them up and talk with them personally. REEVES & COMPANY, COLUMBUS, IND. The REEVES FLEXIBLE FRAME STEAM LIFT ENGINE GANG PLOW is sold and recommended by E. M. FULLER-. More Economical than the Cheap and Big Can Kind and MUCH BETTER WHY Because Calumet Bak'rsg Powder is more certain in its results—the baking is always lighter, more delicious and more evenly raised. You never have a spoiled batch of baking by its use. It requires less hence goes further. CALUMET BAKING POWDER baking powder—the highest q-jalit? baking powder at a medium price. And we guarantee that it will give you more real satisfaction than acy baking pow have ever used—ask your grocer. Free—large handsome recipe book, illustrated in cclsrs. found in pound can. Calumet Received Highest ftwnrd Puw F-mt The N. W. Hawkinson Lumber Co Dealers in All Kinds Of Building Material MP possible with the corners to fields —just so long will the REEVES FLEXIBLE FRAME STEAM LIFT ENGINE GANG 1JW supreme Agt .BAKING i!?r MADE BY THE TW8! ED. W. HANSEN. Agent.