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mf Yr The Hope Pioneer NORTH DAKOTA PUB. CO- 'i,/ 'MOPE, NORTH DAKOTA A new cure for cancer bas been dls covered again. Chicago women smile naturally whether It helps their looks or not France gets anew cabinet more fre quently than many a man gets a new hat The American farmer will be pleas ed to know that he is worth nearly nine billion dollars. If the "tip trust" provokes the travel ftg men to effective Resistance it will not have lived in vain. It is said that Yale will have a record-breaking crew. Accent on the record or on the breaking? An English preacher has discovered a cure for snoring. An old-fashioned dig In the ribs works pretty well some times. Wasp soup is said to be a delicacy in China, but Yuan Shi does not ap pear to relish the hornet's nest be has stirred up. Lawn tennis on ice Is the latest sport. Knowledge of the game might have helped the American players in. Australia. Kansas City citizen wants a divorce because his wife keeps thirty-five dogs in the bouse. Another marriage gone to the dogB. New York gunmen broke into a, gambling house the other day and held! up the proprietor. One good holdup deserves another. It is predicted that 25 years hence we will be eating reindeer meat. Aft er that we may be ready to eat th^ Christmas toys. Since the automobile began to make, such great strides into popular favor very few horse thieves have gained prominence In the country. Brander Matthews predicts that we shall have war again by 1930. We pre-i diet that in 1930 "war" will continue to be spelled the same old way. The Boston Transcript says: "An, exchange of feline amenities is enj tertainlng Boston." One notion of feline amenities Is to see the fur fly. "The mother-in-law is omnipotent in China," says Ella Wheeler Wilcox.' Evidently Ella has discovered thei real cause of the Chinese revolution. The Cambridge clergyman who doesn't mind if men sleep through his sermons probably will commend an alarm attachment to the contribution box. A Connecticut preacher denounces rice throwing at weddings as a filthy habit The only excuse for it is that it gives English sparrows a change of diet Aviators are abandoning the flying game because of its dangers, and yet there are plenty of men who persist in venturing into the woods to hunt deer. A style congress in Chicago has doomed the bobble skiit to extinction, which, paradoxically enough, will re joice the narrow-minded critics of feminine attire. Wolves are said to menace the pop ulation in some districts of Michigan, but Michigan is not the only state In which people have trouble in keeping the wolf from the door. Russia has Imprisoned a man for writing a volume of poems. Are there, after all, virtues in autocracy? A learned Judge was asked to pass upon the complaint of a family which objected to rag time overhead. He couldn't do it, being a mortal. New York policemen are learning wrestling that they may arrest of fenders "with less brutality." Why shouldn't they study etiquette? Chinese highwaymen, we are told, succeeded in getting away with a trifl ing sum like $860,000. Even at this early date the Chinese republic bas developed successful financiers. One of oun historians arises to re mark that Mother Eve was not a good looker, but what's the use of being beautiful when there is only one man in the world and no other women? New Yorker dropped dead when he learned that he had been left a legacy of $180,000, but In spite of Its dan gers most of us are willing to take a chance on being left that much money. A young woman in Chicago has gone to jail rather than talk. Such a thing would seem incredible if there were not court records to prove this amazing charge against any daughter of Eve. A rich man. in Pennsylvania, and a tnember of the bar at that, has had to pay. a $20 fine and $80 costs be- cause he tried to beat Uncle Sam out of a cent by sending through the mall a check folded In a newspaper. Served him right, you say? We thought you would. I jtfi 0 'sM Ivt. BATTLESHIP MAINE IS IM AFLOAT WATER IS FORCED INTO COFFER. DAM, FREEING THE MUD ENCRUSED HULL. BIG JOB ABOUT FINISHED Hundreds of Sightseers From City Viewing Engineering Feat.—Will Soon Be Floated Out to Sea. Havana, Feb. 12.—The wreck of the Maine floated free of the mud when water was turned nto the dam sur rounding the wreck. The water within the dam is about 14 feet below the har bor at low tide, it is the intention to admit more water more rapidly, so that the wreck will be raised to the harbor level, leaving nothing more to be done except to break the dam and float off the ship. Water was forced into the dam through a system of pipes fixed at the bottom of the dam, the power being supplied by a pump which had been recovered from the wreck. The ship began to rise almost immediately. The midship section, which had been fur nished with a bulkhead, rose more rap Idy on account, of superior buoyancy, than the heavily-weighted, sharp-point ed stern, so that the Maine is some what down by the stern. Many hundreds of visitors thronged the dam all dny, watching the refloat ing of the Maine. None of them was admitted aboard the ship, however, for fear of accident.. Major Ferguson, who has „had charge of the work, has re ceived many -congratulations on his success. The ship will remain secured within the flam until orders are re ceived from Washington to float her out, which can be done within a fort night. HER AFFINITY SKIPS. Mrs. Sinclair and Harry Kemp, Kan sas Poet, Have Parted. New York, Feb. 13.—Another bub ble of "true love" has burst, Harry Kemp, the Kansas poet, and Mrs. Meta Sinclair, former wife of Upton Sin clair, the author, have come to the parting of the ways. Just where the poet is nobody seems to know. Inability to support Mrs. Mrs. Meta Sinclair. Sinclair is said to have caused the separation. A report said he had re turned to his beloved Kansas, but an other rumor is extant that he still was in New York, waiting and yearning. Mrs. Sinclair has returned to- the home of her father. William Fuller, clerk of the court, of special sessions on West Eighty-seventh street. Upton Sinclair has gone to Ger many, taking his 10-your-old son. David. The purpose of tlie trip is to put the boy in school. ICY DIP FOR CONVERTS. Twenty-Seven Negroes of Both Sexes Baptized in Monongahela. Pittsburg. Feb. 13.—With the ther mometer registering four degrees above zero, 27 negro men and women, recent converts to the Mt. Zion Afri can Methodist Episcopal church of Brownville, near here, were bap tized in the icy waters of the Mon ongahela river. The immersions were witnessed by several thousand persons who shiv ered on the river bank and huddled close to tires built by small boys. In order to get the ceremony under way It was necessary to cut a hole in the ice. Carriages were in waiting and as fast as the baptized came out of the water they were wrapped in blankets and driven to their homes. Kansas Star Cuts Price. Kansas City. Pel) 13.—The Kansas City Star cut the price of its Sunday paper from to 2 cents. Mexicans To Attack Jaurez. El Paso. Feb 13.—Coh. Antonio Bo Jas. at the head of 500 men, now is on his way toward Jaurez, to atlack the city, according: to a report received in Jaurez from San Antonio, west of Chi huali.a. Engineer Fatally Scalded. Chicago. Feb. J3 William Weltey, ft Battle Creek. Mich., engineer, was Bcalded to death ID tbe cab of his lo comotive on the Oranrt Trunl- mil road while taking tr3jr out of Chicago. A vaivi .-? .: LOUIS EINSTEIN. Louis Einstein Is the recently ap pointed American minister to the re public of Costa Rica. QAM BRKAKS, SEVEN ARE DEAD WAUL AT SMALL LAKE, B. C., •OES OUT, DESTROYING 4 HOUSES. Residents Perched on Housetops, Car ried Along by Flood—Damage $30,000,000. Vancouver, Feb 13.—The bursting of a dam at Small Lake, near Union Bay, let loose a flood of water which swept down the valley, destroying 45 dwell ings with a property loss estimated at $30,000. Seven persons, all of whom are believed to be Chinese/are miss ing. A huge wall of water swept down the valley. The residents ol' the dis trict known as Chinatown, had but five minutes' warning of the impend ing disaster. Many of them fled to the surrounding high land, while others sought refuge in the tops of their houses. When the flood reached the settlement its depth was estimated at 15 feet. The dwellings, which were mostly shacks, were broken up like matchwood and carried along on the crest of the wave, being hurled aside in the ruins as the valley broadened and the tide of water emptied itself into the bay. The Chinese and Japanese sections in the district were reported entirely destroyed. Other buildings which shared in the ruin, were the co-opera tive store, the man business house of the district, and the government tele graph station. A large number of res idents had narrow escapes from drown ing. Those who took refuge on tops of the shacks were carried along by the swirling tide, many of them only es caping when the broadening expanse of water hurled their shacks to dry land on either side of the flood as it made its way to Union Bay. The dam was used by the Canadian collieries "n generating power for their plants. Powder Magazine Explodes. New York, Feb. 13.—A powder mag azine on the government proving ground at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, rxploded with a report that was heard for, ten miles. So far as could be as certained no one was harmed. This miraculous escape was due mostly to the fact that only a small part of the stored powder ignited. Gem Importation Grows. New York, Feb. 13.—The value of the January gem imports was $3,115, 000. a decided increase over the same month a year ago. During 1911 the value of the gems which came in^at the port of New York reached $40,000, 000. exceeding ail other years with the exception of l!)06. Government to Own Elevators. Ottawa. Feb. 13. Government owned elevators on the Groat Lakes will soon be brought about, an appro priation having been granted for this purpose. Western Canadian farmers have long asked for this move. English Duches* Elopes. New York, Feb. 13. An English duchess has eloped to France with a Swedish masseur, leaving her hus band frantic but helpless in London, is the report cabled from England. $7,COO a Week for Bernhardt, New York, Feb. 13—Sarah Bern hardt, who begins a fonty-week vaude ville engagement, in this country next fall, is to rcceive $7,000 a week or $280,000 for the season. Professor Wou'd Be Gveenror. Ames," la Feb. 1J —Professor Perry G'. Holden of the Iowa Agricultural college is out after the Republican lomination for governor. $4,000 Reward For Thief. Chicago, Feb. 13.—Officials of the Jewelers' Protective association de cided to offer a reward of $4,000 for the arrest and conviction of the thief who made his escape from the store of Spaulding & Co. with two sample cases containing $20,000 worth of jew elry. The goods belonged to a New York firm. Georgia's 179th Birthday. Atlanta, Feb. 13. —Georgia's 179th Mrthdpy., was celebrated ia every the state. TAFTIS SURE OF 780 VOTES THIS IS EXCLUSIVE OF MOST OF THE WEST AND NORTH WEST STATES. FIRST CAMPAIGN DOPE Chairman McKinley, Senator Crane and Secretary Hides in Confer-' ence Have Bright Vision* of Success. Washington,, Feb. 12. Without counting a delegate from Minnesota, the Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and most of the states of the West and North west, the managers of President Taft's campaign for renomlnation fig ured out that he will have 780 votes, sure, in the Chicago convention out of a total vote of 1,076. As a result of conferences incident to the opening of an informal head quarters here in the interests of Pres ident Taft's candidacy these figures were made, and they are accompanied by a detailed statement of the states from which the Taft votes are certain to come. Where there is any reasonable doubt of a full or practically solid del egation for Taft the vote of the state is given to the opposition, either Roosevelt, La Follette or Cummins, or whoever the anti-Taft people may unite upon. The conference was participated in by Chairman McKinley of the Repub lican congressional committee, Sena tor Crane and Mr. Hilles, the secre tary to the president. Consider States As a Whole. No details as to how the total vote for Taft is to be made up were given out and it is admitted by Taft lead ers that it is difficult to claim every delegate from certain states, as dis tricts here and there in each state will go to Roosevelt or La Follette, but as a general proposition it is fair to claim these states as a whole and make deductions of delegates likely to be lost. P\r instance, Pennsylvania can be put down as a Taft state, but there will be a few districts that will be against the president. In the making up of tables, therefore, it is impos sible to do anything but reckon by states as a whole and allow for de 'fections in districts here and there. That is what the Taft managers did. The Taft claims, judging from the situation as viewed at the White House for some time, are summed up in the following states, with the votes they will have in the Chicago conven tion: Alabama, 24 Arizona, 6 Arkansas. 18 Colorado. 12 Connecticut, 14 Delaware, 6 Florida, 12 Georgia, 28 Idaho, 8 Illinois, 58 Indiana, 30 Kentucky, 26 Louisiana, 20 Maine, 12 Maryland, 16 Massachusetts, 36 Michigan, 30 Mississippi, 20 Mis souri, 36 Montana, 8 Nebraska, 16 Nevada, 6 New Hampshire, 8 New Jersey, 28 New Mexico, 6 New York, 90 North Carolina, 24 Ohio, 48 Ok lahoma, 20 Pennsylvania, 76 Rhode Island, 10 South Carolina, 18 Ten nessee, 24 Texas, 40 Utah, 8 Ver mont, 8 Virginia, 24 West Virginia, 16 Wyoming, 6 Hawaii. 6 Alaska, 2 District of Columbia, 2 Philip, pines, 2 Porto Rico, 2—Total, 910. Where Deductions Are Made. From this list there are to be made deductions of delegates in Illinois of a considerable number who will be for Roosevelt in Michigan a considerable deduction of delegates for Roosevelt i,n Ohio, a few opposition delegates in Pennsylvania, with possibly one third of its total of 76 votes for Roose velt in West Virginia, a few anti Taft delegates, with scattering anti Taft delegates in some of the other states. Put together, there would be deduct ed from the foregoing total about 130 delegates that will be lost, leaving 780 for Taft. The states given to the anti-Taft candidates are Iowa with 26 votes, al though the Taft people expect to get some there California, 26: Kansas, 20 Minnesota, 24 North Dakota. 10: Oregon, 10 South Dakota, io Wash ington, 14 Wisconsin. 20. This makes a total of 160 votes nrac. tically conceded by the opposition. SENTENCE CLAIRVOYANT Promised to Plant Money Where It' Would Grow. Des. Moines, Feb. 12. Mrs. Anna Webster, a clairvoyant indicted hv the grand jury for obtaining monev by false pretenses, pleaded guilty in the district court and was sentenced to seven years. Mrs. Webster induced Johanna Aschen, a widow with five children, to mortgage her home for $1,200. The clairvoyant promised to plant the money where it would grow into $1,000,000. LAKE MICHIGAN FROZEN 8econd Time in 37 Years—Car Ferries Believed Stranded. Grand Rapids, Feb. 12.—For the sec ond time in 37 years—the last time being 13 years ago—Lake Michigan is frozen over. Pere Marquette car ferries Nos. 4 and 15, bound from Mil waukee to Ludington, are over-due, and are believed to be icebound: They are not thought to be in any serious danger Flickertail Facts J" North Dakota State News In Con -. densed Form. Drake.—*A farmer's club has been organized at D-rake. Oakes.—Oakes Is now sure of an electric light plant. Granville.—An effort is being ^nade to reopen the creamery. Belfield.-—Stock cannot now run at large in the streets here. Wimbledon.—The revival meetings are being largely attended. Jamestown.—Editor W. R. Kellogg has started on a trip around the world. Marmarth.—The question of adopt ing city government is agitating this town. Forman.—Forman announces many attractions for its big market day, February 17. Braddock.—The stockholders of the Braddock telephone lines have de cided to incorporate. Starkweather.—E. A. Crommett, of Starkweather, threshed out 1,000 bush els of flax last week. Pipestone.—The Northern Pacific well is completed and has some 30,000 gallons of water in it. Glen Ullin.—The commercial club is taking steps to see that all farmers secure necessary seed. Fort Clark.—W. N. Olds reports that his wheat averaged twenty-six bushels to the acre and graded No. 1. Charlson.—The school board is call ing an election for Feb. 21, to vote on bonds for a new schoolhouse. Voltaire. The McHenry county union of the American Society of Equity had its annual meeting in Vol taire. Ambrose. The Ambrose schools headed the list of contributors for the childens' home at Fargo with $6.27 in cash. Tagus.—More threshing rigs are be ing shipped into the Tagus territory to tackle the flax which i6 still un threshed. Harvey.—The Harvey district, is to have 150 experimental plots, under the control of the better farming or ganization. Fargo.—Sheridan county has paid McLean county for transcribing the records of the former—the amount was $7,000. Jamestown.—Peter Olson, a local ski jumper of considerable reputation, died at the Jamestown hospital as the result of a fall while skiing. Hettinger.—The new well of the Milwaukee road seems to be a great success water was struck at a depth of 320 feet and the flow is excellent. White Earth. The coal mines at White Earth are still being worked and the men in charge are paying the government a royalty on each ton mined. Lidgerwood—John R. Zimmerman, a farmer near Lidgerwood, was crushed to death when his load of wood and coal tipped over in his own door yard. Aphley.—Jacob Berreth and Michael Feisst of Zeeland were tried before Justice of the Peace Bodmnn at Ash ley and declared guilty of having dis turbed a public school, and were fined each $25. Deering.—Twenty-five of the busi ness men of Deering met and started a booster club they have not yet de cided upon a name but are determined to make the advantages of the town known. Antelope Lake.—Thje construction crew on the new line near here has completed the rfrst cut. in the Arm strong hill and a large force is at work, as they have 45,000 yards more of dirt to remove'. Charlson. G. S. Thorlackson se cured a judgment of $369 against the owners of the east ferry at Charlson, because of the loss of his team and wagon while attempting to-cross the :river two years ago. Hettinger.—The creamery station at Regent, Hettinger county, paid out $2, 290.22 for cream in eight, months. The largest amount in any one month was December, when forty-two farm ers received $534.88. Ashley.—Charles Phillips, who lives 7 miles southwest of Ashley, dis covered that eight skunk hides had been stolen from one of the build ings on his place and is out with a $20 reward for information. Zeeland.—Two patrons of the local schools were fined $25 each for dis turbing the school. The children were I kept after school and when their par ents came fhey insisted on taking them home and there was trouble. La Moure.—La Moure county farm ers are ctuxious to have the herd law so that stock cannot run at large, es pecially during the winter this change is demanded because so much corn is now raised by the farmers. Bottineau.—Whitby township in Bot tineau county, has fifty-four miles of finely graded roads—all done by the contract system—and the farmers would not go back to the old system Tor anything as they can haul so much larger loads than before. Rolette.—Rural mail carriers around Rolette complain that patrons allow their boxes to fall down, and they have to hunt around in the snow in order to find a receptacle in which to place the letters. Better be more careful or patrons will not be served at all. Beach.—Billings county will have another county division question to vote upon at the election this fall, the present indications pointing very strongly to that fact. Residents of the southern section of the county are interesting themselves in the proposi tion and the city of Beach is also very much awake in investigating the public opinion on that point. There still is pending actions In the supreme court as a refcult of the last election, kfat outcome of which still is in doubt mMlVET AKE care that your profession, does not outrun your posses sion. Artificiality and hypocrisy tear character to shreds. Whatsoever & man soweth that shall! he also reap. SOME GENERAL SUGGESTIONS* FOR SERVING. Move as noiselessly and handle) dishes as carefully as possible. Serve hot things hot and cold thing* Cold. A well and neatly-laid table is a big step toward a good meal. Fill the glasses two-thirds full. Do not lift a glass when filling it, but if necessary draw it to the edge of the table, never touching the top of the glass. Finger bowls are to be filled one third full a rose or petals, a leaf or a bit of lemon, in the bowl is an addi tion. Water should be put into the glasses the very last thing before the guests are seated. Never reach in front of a person when serving serve to the left when the food is a matter of choice by the guest. Remove all dishes from the right and place all tyod not chosen at the right. Relishes, like nuts, olives and pickles, may be left during the entire meal for the guest to help himself. A doily should be placed between the plate and the sherbet cup as well as under the finger bowl. With the salad, crackers or bread and butter are served. Sugar and cream should always be passed with black coffee, as many pre fer it. One service should be removed at a time, not stacking the dishes this savors too much of boarding house life. When changing courses, every thing pertaining to the previous course should be removed. Two vegetables. may be passed at once at the left, allowing the guest to help himself. The knife and fork should be placed side by side when passing the plate to be replenished or when the course Is finished* The intimate process of mastication should be performed in a.s noiseless a manner as possible with a closed mouth. This may seem superfluous advice, but existing circumstances warrant a reminder. PEACE there Is. in sacrifice secluded A life subdued, from will and passion free TIs not the peace which over Eden brooded. But that which triumphed In Geth semane. —Jessie Rose Gates. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Desiccated cocoanut can be made at home with a little work, but cost ing much less than the proprietary ar ticle. Break the shell and carefully remove all of the brown coat and run the white meat through a meat chop per, using a coarse cutter at first, then a finer one. This will not take as much tiihe as trying to cut it fine at first. To every quart of the ground nut meat add a cupful of sugar, stir well and stand in the oven or warm ing oven until thoroughly dry, stir ring occasionally. It will take two days to dry, but the result will be very satisfactory. Cocoanut Cookies.—Cream one and a half cups of sugar with a cup of warmed butter. Add three well beat pn eggs and three tablespoonfuls of milk, a cupful of desiccated coocanut and three cupfuls of flour, sifted, with four teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Flavor and bake. Roast Beef Sandwiches.—These are .very nice for a hot supper or lunch eon dish. Place rounds or slices of buttered bread covered with slices of cold roast beef, season and pour hot gravy over the sandwich and serve hot. Pear Dessert.—Take the juice of canned pears, add a little mace to It and boil to extract the flavor. Pou.: over the pears and serve with whipped cream for dessert. Uncooked Mincemeat.—Two cupfuls of chopped meat to five cupfuls of chopped apple, three cups of raisins, one cup of vinegar, a cup of cider, a tablespoonful of cinnamon, a cup of molasses and a cup of suet. This will keep a long time if very cold or may be cooked, and will keep indefinitely. Potato Puffs—To each cupful of mashed potato take one egg, one ta blespoonful of milk, two tablespoon fuls of flour, one-fourth of a teaspoon of baking powder and salt to season. Mix well and roll into finger rolls, fry In deep fat as doughnuts. Serve hot Willing to Be Persuaded. "Are you in favor of government ownership?" "It all depends," replied Mr. Du«. tin Stax, "ou how much the govern? ment could be persuaded to pay for the privilege of owning some of the things I cofttrol."