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REGAL Touring Car Will Be Given Away Free. Model LF, fore-door type, fur nished complete with oil lamps, gas headlights, generator, horn and tools 107-inch wheel base. 30 horse power. If you want this automobile, write me today for full particulars. W. F. CHAPMAN, 601 2nd Ave. So., Minneapolis, Minn. Job Work at the Pioneer. GOOD OLD North Dakota The MUM ikawi that thla state hu Bade almost aaparal leled dcvalopmcat faring WIN& 40! CALIBER Um past ten yaara. The growth will be even greater dorian the next decade. W a a a is about? The rleh soil, the healthy climate, tho live character of Its citizens have had something to do with this progress. These facts hava induced the rapid extension ot railroad.systems, which has had its Influence towards pro* sress. Bnt above all. North Dakota owes Its rapid development to ite live newspapers, and your local paper has had a grand part 1 this work. It therefor behooves you to be loyal to your home paper—give It every assistance In your power. After your local newspaper. If you desire state news or dally paper, subscribe for The Fargo orum, instead ol going outside of the state for your general paper. By doing this you will not only get a good newspaper, but will help to build up the state. Dally, *4 per year S2 lor olx months, or tl tok* three months— all advance payments. Sample copies sent free. The Forum Printing Co. Fargo North Dakota MODEL 1910 Self-Loading Rifle It Strikes ABlowof 2038 lbs. This new Winchester shoots a heavier bullet and hits a harder blow than any other recoil operated rifle made. It is more powerful than the *30 Army, of big game hunting fame. The loading and firing of this rifle are controlled by the trigger finger. It JIITS LIKE THE HAMMER OF TH0R Send for illustrated circular fully describing this new rifle which has strength and power plus. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO., New Haven, Conn., U, S. A. 60 YEARS' EXPERIENCE PATENTS TRADE MARKS Diiioini CopVriqhts Ac. Anyone lending a sketch and description may qntckir ascertain our opinion free whether an Invention Is probably patentable. Communica tions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents Oldest agency forseennnr sent free. Patents taken agency forsecnririgDatents. ... .. through Mann & Co. iptcial notice, without charge. In the receive Scientific American. A handsomely lllnstrated weekly. I.areeat dr. eolation of any sclentlflo Journal. Terms, (3 a year four months, |L Bold by all newsdealers, MUNN & Co.3e,BrMdw*'NewYork Branch Office. 62S SL. Washington. D. C. Neediest Paris and Supplies for both Wheeler & Wilson and Singer Machines SOLD ONLY BY SINGER SEWING MACHINE CO. 107 Broadway. FARGO, N. D. 'iWT?S»iKTex /cSi h,ngpowd&c° i^'CAGO You'll be de lighted with the re sults of Calumet Baking Powder. No disappoints no flat, heavy, soggy biscui'.s, cake, or pastry Just the lightest, daintiest, most uniformly raised and most deli cious food you ever ate. RmalMd highest Hope Roller Mills Merchant and Exchange Work. reward World Pure Food Exposition, Chicago, ItOT 4* All fritfci of flour ntf teed la atock it all tlmaa, Qrlat grind lag for farmara recclvca apaalal atteatlaa. FLAX IS PROFITABLE CROP Biggest Drawback la Parasitic Fungus Known As Flax Wilt—How to Prevent Introduction. (By PROF. O. O. CHURCHILU) Under ordinary conditions of culture flax has not been proving a very profitable crop—especially when seed* ed very late. Yet when given the best culture possible It Is one of the best paying crops that can be grown on the farm. The growth of flax has moved from the Atlantic ocean across the United States to the west, being grown on new breaking or compara tively new land. It has not succeeded on old fields. For this reason It was thought flax was hard on the soil and reduced the fertility so that profitable crops could not be grown after flax had been produced a few times. It Is now known that this Inability to pro duce flax on old land Is due to a parasitic fungus known as flax wilt. This disease of the flax lives In the soil and when once Introduced multi plies quite rapidly. It not only grows on flax stubble, but on any decaying vegetable matter In the soil with which the small seeds or spores come in contact. The thing of Importance then Is to prevent the Introduction of this disease In soil not already In fected. If the disease is not already on your farm it may to a large extent pe kept out by the following treat ment: 1. Screen the seed very carefully, removing all pieces of flax straw and blackened and Injured kernels. This work cannot be done too carefully. 2. Spray with a mixture of forma lin and water of the same strength as used for treating wheat or oats. This spray must be applied with a machine which throws a very fine misty spray. A machine with a compressed air tank Is best. As the spray is applied the seeds should be raked over, an£ as soon as the surface of the grains are covered with a film enough has been applied. The seeds should then be shoveled Into a pile and allowed to remain a short time before planting. It should be remembered that flax wilt may be drifted along with the dust from one farm to another and in this way afield becomes Infected which has never grown the crop. It has fre quently been the case that grain crops following flax have been smaller than when following other crops, but this is not due to the flax being hard on the soil, but rather to the physical condi tion in which the crop leaves the land. When the ground Is properly prepared and flax Is grown as it should be, as large crops will be secured following flax as following any other crop. -In the rotation trials at the station it has been found that flax following corn and wheat following the flax crop gives tie best results. A strain of flax which resists wilt to a certain extent has been developed, and no doubt can be greatly improved in the future. This shows the possibil ity of developing flax which will grow on flax sick soils. Similar results have been secured with cotton, cantaloupes, cow peaB and other crops, and these results clearly indicate that great im provement can be made in securing a still more resistant flax. Flax should be grown in a rotation and not oftener than once in six to eight years on the same field. Great care should be taken not to Introduce weed seeds such as Canada thistle, mustard and other small seeds in the flax seed. At the present time North Dakota produces about 60 per cent, of all the flax grown in the United States, yet under the present system of farming and manner of handling this crop it will soon be lost to the state unless great care is taken in controlling the flax wilt. Its growth Is rapidly de creasing in the eastern part of the state and it will only be a few years when it will not be found to any ex tent in the Red River Valley. The soil and climate of North Dakota is eminently adapted to the production of flax. It is the great cold climate fiber plant, and while it Is not grown for fiber at the present time, this in dustry can no doubt be developed if proper strains were grown and fac tories built for handling the crop, ft is one of the most profitable crops grown on the farm when the best cul ture is given it, but under present conditions it does not give the results of which It is possible. It is not pos sible to grow any crop In the care less and unfavorable way in which flax has been produced and secure good results. Value of Cooking Feed. The North Dakota Agricultural col lege makes this statement: "To learn the value of cooking feed for live stock, extensive trials were made at the North Dakota experiment station in feeding hogs and cattle raw feed and cooked feed. It was found that more pounds of gain were made from a given amount of feed when fed raw. Potatoes were an exception, as they gave the best returns when cooked. Improving Flock Through Ram. The best way to Improve your flock of sheep is to secure a good ram and place him at the head of your flock. A few extra dollars spent In thla di rection will soon run Into the hun dreds where a good-sized flock is kept Good breeding In all lines on the farm 1b the only kind that pays, and, bo aides, there is a lot of satisfaction li having and feeding the beat Board 'n» Lodgln'. Cow—Oh, but I've a thirst! Wlsi I belonged to a syndicate Instead et a farmer. Rooster—Why sot Cow—1'Cause they never forget ts water their stock—whatT—Judge. HANDY IMPLEMENTS ON FARM llluatratlon Shows Devlcee for Use In Pulling Poste and 8taplea and Spilolng Wlra. I* B. BASSKTT.) *1*. 1 represents a handy device for polling posts. The bed or sill la made of 4 by 4, 3 feet long. The upright la a piece of 4 by 4, feet In length. The braces are made of 1 by 4's mortised in at the alll and also at the Junction formed with the 4 by 4 upright A chain with a ring in one end and a hook in the other makea the best hitch. Thla la looped around the post at the surface of the ground and the hook end engaged In the device on the evener. If the post does not come out the first pull the chain should be •if. I. lowered to the surface of the ground before another pull la made. Two men and a team can pull posts very rapidly and easily with this hitch. It la not even necessary to dig around the edgea of the posts with a spade •a In the old way. We have even polled up old corner posts that were anchored In four feet deep. Fig. 8 ahowa a very handy tool for pulling ataples. Any blacksmith can make one from a piece of steel one- Fig. 2. half inch or three-fourths Inch In diameter and ten Inches to fourteen Inches in length. Fig. 3. Every man who has ever put up much woven wire fence knows how difficult It Is to Bplice the rolls so the strain will be evenly distributed on the lateral wires. The device shown in Fig. 8 will be found very helpful Indeed for mniring these Fig. 3 splices. This splicer can be made by any blacksmith at a cost not to exceed 20 to 25 cents. A- piece of steel one inch wide at the large 'end and taper ing to one-half Inch in width *at the lower end, one-eighth Inch in thick ness and eight inches in length will suffice. The notch which holds the wire should be slightly concave to keep the wire from slipping out. FRESH RHUBARB IN WINTER May Be Obtained by Placing Roots In Cellar Where 8un Will Not 8trlke the Plant. (BY A. BRACKETT.) One can have all the fresh rhubarb he can use In the winter by digging from four to six good healthy rhubarb roots late In the fall Just before the ground freezes. Then pile these roots where the sun will not shine on them and allow them to freeze so that the ball of earth and roots will be solid before they are put In the cellar. Put them in a dark place In the cellar where they will get no light, and oover them all over with dirt about the same as they were In the garden. It Is very essential to have good, strong, healthy roots and to keep them well watered. In about six weeks you can begin cut ting pieplant The quality of the product grown In this way Is far auperlor to that grown out In the garden. If grown In the dark. It will not be green but be a beautiful pink polor, about the color of cooked strawberries, and very tender and not stringy. Training a Young Colt. When a colt Is a few days old put a strong, pliable halter on him, but do not, at first, try to lead him. Simply get the little fellow used to'It At weaning time put a strong halter on him, and tie him to a manger, and teach him not to try to break loose. If he pulls back speak kindly to him and pat him. He will soon quit and stand quietly. When he is broken to stand hitched, lines may be put on him, but walk at his shoulders at first, so as to keep him, from getting frightened. Every time you take him out walk farther back until you have him ao that you can walk behind him. Teach him to turn back at your voice. Feed for Young Pigs., The best feed for young pigs be fore weaning Is shelled corn, soaked from one feed till the next and sprin kled over, when damp, with middling with a very small proportion of oil meal and tankage added. Bait the mixture lightly and feed In trough* OR. W. W. KAY3 IS DEAD HE WAS FATHER OF TWO OF THE FAMOUS SURGEONS. Venerable Physician Was in N'lnety Second Year—Interesting Life. Rochester, Minn., March 7.—Dr. William W. Mayo, father of the fa mous surgeons, Drs. Win. J. and ChPs. H. Mayo, died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. M. Berkmatt. He was 92 years o'd. Dr. Alayc's career was a lemarkable one 8nd his life was closely interwoven with the history of the state. He held the dis tinction of being the first chairman of the board of county commissioners of St. Louis county, and as such se lected the site of the county seat, which today is the c'ty of Dul t'l. William W. Mayo w?.s born in Lan cashire England. He studied chem istry under the ce'ebrated John Dal ton, of England, and in 1845 landed in New York City. In 1854 he graduated from the University of Missouri. In the fall of 1854, suffering with fever and ague, he hitched up a horse and buggy and started off with the in tention to keep gong until he was cured. He arrived in Galena, III., and then returned for his family and ef fects. He "Took Boat to St. Paul." From there he boarded a boat to St. Paul, treating several patients af flicted with the Asiatic cholera en route. In January, 1855, leaving his famil? in St. Paul, he traveled with a pack in his back to Duluth, where he took a claim in St. Louis eounty, settling where West Duluth now stands. He practiced medicine. While exploring for copper in the northern country he was caught in a Coyest fire, losing his entire outfit, and after being without food five days, he killed his favorite dog for food. In 1856 he opened a large farm near St. Peter and in 1858 went to Le Sueur, where he again practiced medi cine. In 1860 he was captain of a steam boat on the Mississippi and in 1862, as a volunteer, he fought the Indians at New Ulm, and was made surgeon of the hospital there. Dr. Mayo came to Rochester in 1862, being appointed exanrn'ng surgeon on the establishment of the provost mar shal's office in th's.c't/ for the pur pose of enforcing the draft law. .At the completion cf th's service he prac ticed his profession in this city. St. Mary's hospital, the institution which is known around the world be cause of the skill of the' doctor's sons, William H. and Charles J. Mayo, was built by the Sisters of St. Francis un der the direction and after consulta tion with Dr. Mayo in 1889, and the old doctor was put at the head of the institution. Upon the completion of their college work the sons were as sociated with the father in the hos pital, the old doctor gradually with drawing from its management and re tiring a few years ago. He Was Mayor of. Rochester. Thirty years ago Dr. Mayo organ ized the Olmsted County Medical So ciety. In 1873 he was president of the state medical society. Dr. Mayo was liberal in his religious views, a Democrat in politics, and had served as alderman and mayor of Rochester. He also was in the state senate one term. He held the acquantance of a large numbe'r of public men, and was a personal friend of the late Gov. Johnson. FREEZES TO DEATH IN BED. South Dakotan Found Dead and His Wife Unconscious From Exposure. Sioux• Falls, S. D., March 7—Nicho las Pax, a prominent farmer of Bon Homme county, was found dead in his home and his wife was found in an un conscious condition as the result of ex posure to the cold. It was known Pax was sick, but his illness was not believed to be serious. Neighbors were not permitted to enter the house. Mrs. Pax invariably said to callers her husband was getting along all right. John F. Schmidt, a neighbor, made another call at the place, and, receiv ing no response to his knocking, sum moned a friend, Joseph Plattner, and the two men forced their way into the house. Pax was found in front of his bed, while his wife was lying on the floor. She soon would have died from exposure. Pax is believed to have been dead fully twenty-four hours when found. Minnesota Club Formed. Minneapolis, March 7.—rinneact'' men at the University of r.' -y'vuni have organized a Mluneuon Ciub Sibel Harris, Duluth, has been t6. president. There are 15 nieuboi-d the organization. Hart Trial Continued. Minneapolis, March 7.—Cr.s.e George Hart, on trial on charges manslaughter, accused of havii down W. C. Folsom, in ail auto i. and inflicting Injuries from vlv'ch ta latter died Feb. 3, was continued municipal court until March y. Plttman Puisifer Is Dead. Washington, March 7.—Pittman Pu sifer, compiler of the navy year booK and widely known among naval o'f cers, is dead. Mr. Puisifer was born in Auburn, Me., in 1862. ITALIAN SLEUTH CARABINEER8' MAR8HAL LEARNS DETAIL8 OF NAPLES' DOUBLE MURDER. CONFESSED ALL HE KNEW 8oldier in Disguise Wrings Story From a Prisoned Member.—Evidence to be Used at the TrisM of Forty-one Suspects. Viterbo, Italy, Turdsday, Mar, To Marshal Capezzuti, of the Legion of Carabineers in NapleB, belongs the credit of having secured from one pi the Camorrists a confession which will figure in the case of the 41 alleged members of the Camorra soon to be tried here for the murder of Gennaro Cuoccolo and his wife. While the best Italian dectectivea were at work on the case by the ordei of King Victor Emmanuel, Capezzuti disguised himself successively as coal heaver, a porter and a peasant and mixed with the worst of .the criminals, soliciting the honor of he coming a member of the Camorra Among his most intimate criminal friends there was one, who, whenevei the Cuoccolo affair was mentioned was wont to smile and say: "My dear companion, the police and Justice are mistaken. I know all about the matter." However, he refused to go furthei and the marshal, bertaying but Httla Interest would say Indifferently: "Oh really. Tell me about it.' To this the same answer would tx made always: "No, my friend, it is not yet possi ble for me to say. The oath of th society binds me. When you have been taken in, you will know all." So the Carabineer bided his tlm« and gradually gained an ascendancy over the young man, who was'called Gennaro Abbattemagglo, a type oftha modern degenerate. His time nnm« when Abbattemaglo went to prlsoc for :a minor offense. Capezzuti, whe had posed as an enemy of the police visited the Camorrist in Jail frequent ly. Finally Abbattemaglo confided tc him that he was passionately in lov« with a girl of the people known In Capua, twenty miles north of Naples, and that he was loved in return. However, he despaired of marrying her as he was very poor and the girl'i father, although a well-to-do peasant, would not let her marry a man vfic had nothing. Capezzuti said that he saw a way out of the difficulty and promised thai as Soon as his friend was out of prison he would lend him the money neces sary to set him up in business and have a little "to go with." All he desired in return, for thii favor was a small service. He aspired to be a Camorist and wished to hay some, little knowledge to hold ovei the heads of members of the society should they show themselves opposed to his entrance. Accordingly he asked the other to tell him what he knew of the Cuoccola murder. Abbattemaglo allowed himself to bi tempted and eventually confessed all he knew, recommending the greatest caution, and receiving in exchange for his revelations several thousand francs, a cottage at Caserta, a small cart and a good horse. He married the girl of his heart and Caperautl went to the wedding in his uniform as a marshal of the carabineer to the astonishment °f the bridegroom who, after some trouble resigned himsell to being a police spy. Loses Grip Containing $y),QQo El Paso, Tex., March 7. Bar&m Oldfield, sport king of the worlS |J la El Paso trying to locate a wh eh was stolen from him on t£ train between San Antonio and El containing drafts for racing racer. 12 $50,000 trust" to use hi« words, paid him for his machines and an agreement to quit racing. The grip disappeared shortly after he placed it aboard a Pulman car at San Antonio, be ,„a mo^'ov. f®*** Mlmin JnS re" road officials to recovery. Only if a foreigner comes in and takes the championship," he said, when asked if he would ever "come back" aa a Attack Expected at Daybreak San Diego, March 7. Under "th* leadership of a half-breed Mexica! negro, whose name Is unknown heavily armed force of between 45 ud 50 men left Elcajon, a small tow® about miles from this city lata Saturday night, and is reported to b« advancing on Tia Juana, where an at tack Is expected at daylight today The women and children in the placi have been taken across the line tc American territory. Storm Grips Newfoundland. St. Johns, N. F., March 7. Ne* foundland is In the grip of the worst blizzard that has been known on the island for 30 years. The storm haa been in progress for two days and rail road traffic is practically at a stand still. Aviator Perhaps Fatally Hurt. Bston Rouge, La., March 7.—W. A. PurviB of Chicago, was perhaps fatal ly injured when he fell in his Gates biplane and was buried beneath tha tangled mass of wreckage.