The Hope Pioneer
NORTH DAKOTA PUB. CO-
'i,/ 'MOPE, NORTH DAKOTA
A new cure for cancer bas been dls
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
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
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
Lawn tennis on ice Is the latest
sport. Knowledge of the game might
have helped the American players in.
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
It is predicted that 25 years hence
we will be eating reindeer meat. Aft
er that we may be ready to eat th^
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
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
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
A style congress in Chicago has
doomed the bobble skiit to extinction,
which, paradoxically enough, will re
joice the narrow-minded critics of
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
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.
IS IM AFLOAT
WATER IS FORCED INTO COFFER.
DAM, FREEING THE MUD
BIG JOB ABOUT FINISHED
Hundreds of Sightseers From City
Viewing Engineering Feat.—Will
Soon Be Floated Out to
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Georgia's 179th Birthday.
Atlanta, Feb. 13. —Georgia's 179th
Mrthdpy., was celebrated ia every
OF 780 VOTES
THIS IS EXCLUSIVE OF MOST OF
THE WEST AND NORTH
FIRST CAMPAIGN DOPE
Chairman McKinley, Senator Crane
and Secretary Hides in Confer-'
ence Have Bright Vision*
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
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
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
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
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.
Promised to Plant Money Where It'
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
LAKE MICHIGAN FROZEN
8econd Time in 37 Years—Car Ferries
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
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
Forman.—Forman announces many
attractions for its big market day,
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
Ambrose. The Ambrose schools
headed the list of contributors for the
childens' home at Fargo with $6.27 in
Tagus.—More threshing rigs are be
ing shipped into the Tagus territory
to tackle the flax which i6 still un
Harvey.—The Harvey district, is to
have 150 experimental plots, under
the control of the better farming or
Fargo.—Sheridan county has paid
McLean county for transcribing the
records of the former—the amount
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
Lidgerwood—John R. Zimmerman,
a farmer near Lidgerwood, was
crushed to death when his load of
wood and coal tipped over in his own
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
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
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
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
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
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*
Move as noiselessly and handle)
dishes as carefully as possible.
Serve hot things hot and cold thing*
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
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
Water should be put into the glasses
the very last thing before the guests
Never reach in front of a person
when serving serve to the left when
the food is a matter of choice by the
Remove all dishes from the right
and place all tyod not chosen at the
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
One service should be removed at a
time, not stacking the dishes this
savors too much of boarding house
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
The knife and fork should be placed
side by side when passing the plate
to be replenished or when the course
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
A life subdued, from will and passion
TIs not the peace which over Eden
But that which triumphed In Geth
—Jessie Rose Gates.
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
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
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
"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."
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