VOLUME 85. No. 40
We extend best wishes
ASKED FOR DONALD.
And Much to His 8urprls# He Got the
Answer He Sought.
Dr. Norman Macleod. the famous
Scottish divine, before visiting India,
called on. &n old highland woman In
Glasgow, says a writer in the Scot
tish American. "When ye gang tae
Xnd|a," he said, "ye'll be seeln' ma
Dorial'that went awa tae India ten
yeajis ago an' never sent the scrape of
a pentne Ills mitber since."
"Bat, Katie," said the doctor, "India
Is avety big place, and how can I es
"Qh, bat ye'll Just be askin' for
Donal*. What for no?"
So, to please the old woman, he prom
ised, to ask for Donald, and he con
scientto&slykeptliis word. At various
ports hd made inquiry among British
ships,:.although, it seemed very much
like, looking for a. needle In a bale of
bay. But it Is the unexpected that
happens. As Dr. Ma'cleod's steamer
went up the Hugll river an outward
bound-vessel passed close by. A sailor
was leaning over her bulwark, and.
moved by a sudden impulse, the doctor
"Are you. Donald Mactavlsh?"
To his Intense surprise the man an
Dr. Macleod bad only time to shout,
"You're 'to write to your mother!" as
the vessels drew apart The result of
his aaoaslng meeting was that the old
ladyreeeived a penitent letter from
hex long neglectful son.
TOselng In a Blanket.
Tossing in the blanket is a very old
sport' or punishment "Blanketing"
Ben Jdnson- called it and in Holinsbed
(1557) we fiud a denunciation of "jest
ingrpliicing. blanketing and such other
fillthie. and dishonorable exercises."
The Ffench have a special verb,
"berner." for It, "berne" being the
nam* j^lven to the sheet or blanket
nsed^.'The verb "berner" la.also used
for tbsoUbarisb punishment. In which
four men bald:the victim by his an
klea.aaft' prists. and send him. as high
as they csn—presumably with no blan
Ne*r He Has. Millions.
"BWr that fellow in the limousine?"
to another at Washing
too and Illinois streets as a big car
"Well. I can remember when be
didntbavebut on* pair of sock*: sow
"GibAba most bavo some washings."
ftpHed-thef risod whose mind does not
run to finances.—Indianapolis News.
Totang" man," inquired her father
Sternly, "will you give her a home like
tho one she has been used to?"
replied the truthful suitor, "for
there will be no grumpy father to
cone home and make every one mis
erable -by his kicking over trifles and
swearing,at matters In general. There
will be no mother to scold her from
morning, to night for wasting time
merely because she wants to be neat
ThOro will be no big* brother to abuse
her tor not doing half of his work and
no little brother to make enough noise
to drive her crazy when her head aches.
There won't be any younger sister to
insist on reading 6ome trashy novel
while she does all the work. She will
not have with' me a home like
To One and All
KRAABEL & KRAABEL
bean used to, not if can help it"—
THE MUDDY MISSOURI.
How the River Lowers the Surface of
the Land It Drains.
The Missouri 1B the muddiest river in
the Mississippi valley. It carries more
silt than any other large river lu the
United States except possibly the Rio
Grande and the Colorado. For every
square mile of country drained it car
ries downstream 881 tons of dissolved
and suspended matter each year. In
other words, the river gathers annual
ly from, the country that It drains
more thai? 123.000,000 tons of silt and
soluble matter, some of Which It dis
tributes over the flood plains lielow to
form, productive agricultural lands,
but most of which fluds its way at last
to the gulf of Mexico.
It is by means of data of this kind
that geoIopistB compute the rate at
which the lands are being eroded away.
It has been shown that the Missouri
river is lowering the surface of the
land drained by it at the rate of 1 foot
In (5.030 years. The surface of the
United States as whole is now being
worn down at the rate of I foot In'
It has been estimated that If this
erosive action of the streams of the
United States could have been concen
trated on the isthmus of Panama It
would have dug In seventy-three days
the canal which was completed after
ten years' work with the most power
ful appliances yet devised by man.-?
Geological Survey Bulletin.
THE NARROW BOSPORUS.
At Its Greatest Wid'.h It Measures
Only 9,833 Feet.
The Bosporus contains few danger
ous submarine rocks or shoals. The
locality of these few is indicated by
lighthouses or buoys. The' water Is
only slightly tinged with salt and Is
murvelously clear. The sands, glitter
ing apparently near the surface, may
be twenty feet below.
On a map. of whatever scale, each
of those familiar straits, which cleave
lands and continents asunder, seems
hardly more than a silvery thread.
Yet as one sails over their famous wa
ters the opposing shores on either
hand sometimes appear far away. The
strait of Gibraltar, which wrests Afri
ca from Europe, is sixteen miles wide
that of Messina, forcing its way be
tween Italy and Sicily, is from two to
twelve: that of Bonifacio, which, like
a blade of steel, cuts Corsica and Bar
llnla apart is seven miles In width at
Its most contracted point: even the
Dardanelles expands from over one to
But the Illusion as to distance creat
ed by the map Is reality as to the Bos
porus. Off Buyoukdereh. where It at
talus Its largest breadth. Its hemmed
In waters broaden to only 0.838 feet
or about one and four-fifths miles. Be
tween Roumell Hlssar and Anadoll
Hlssar they shrink to one-sixth of
these dimensions, or to 1.041 feet—
From "Constantinople." by Edwin A.
"So you have written a book on
cemented bnpements. But why did you
flioose such a subject?"
"Beonuse I wanted it to be atnnng
the best cellars."—Baltimore American.
take the place
power, but It won't
Clipped from the Ledger.
•T. Anderson is assisting at the-drug
Miss Tracy Kent arrived from' Moi.»
Sherman Anderson was an over.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Nelson returned
from Fargo Monday.
M. S. Bothne and N. A. Severied
were passengers to Sutton Monday.
Elmer Anderson was at Grace City
between the morning and evening
Wilhelm Jensen arrived from Fargo
Wednesday to spend the holidays with
Gust Jim, one of the section labor*
ers, left this week for Chicago to en*
gage in business for himself.
Henry Bess shipped a car load of
stock to St. Paul Saturday, and from
there will continue to Menomonie,
Wis., to visit.
The Misses Ruih and Olga Sanden
are home from Fargo to remain over
Miss Ruth Vail left for her home at
Stewartvilie, Minn. Wednesday to
spend her holiday vacation.
Messrs Carpenter and Neumann were
In town Saturday checking up at their
yards. They remained over nijrht,
B. W. Moores left Saturday for bis
home at Stewartvilie, Minn., after a
two weeks' sta.v here conducting the
Cash Store closing out sale.
Mr and Mrs George Olsen went to
FARTFO Monday evening, where Mr,
Olsen will bargain for a new oar, hav
ing sold his old Ford to J. A. John*
Andrew Olson took the placeof Gus-t
Korsebarg in the service of the Luveri
Dray Line while the latter had charge
iif his liidilnr'h business.
Hi Score in bowling last week was
made by Andrew Paulson, who net the
tveord of the season with a total of
pins. Gu»t Forst-berg.,wh6 a wUrjs
second, rolling 198
Olof Forsbet-g was takn with sudden
pains in the rijrht side Saturday, and
fearing appendicitis went to Fargo
that evening. He returned Tuesday
morning without having submitted to
After a controversy of several yea is
among the different members of the
school board, they have decided to
yrade the town school and add anoth
er, to commence at the beginning of
the year This will allow more thoro
ness in the work of the school.
Or. F. W. Pfl^t^er, of Milwaukee,
Wis. was a caller?in Luverne Monday
with a view toward locating here. He
left undecided, believing that the town
was too small to Insure a paying prac
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borchardt went
to Fargo last Frida.v to consult a doc
tor in regard to the health of their in
fant daughter, who has been slightly
a'iing of late. The cause proved to be
nothing seiious so Mr. Borchardt re
turned the following day, while his
wife remained over Sunday.
On Tuesday evening, Deo 21, at five
o'clock, at the home of the bride in
Baldwin township, occued the mar
riage of Anna Nelson the second
daughter of Mrs. Anna Nelson, to
Geortre A. McKay, eldest son of Mr
and Mrs. Neil McKay. The auspicious
event was witnessed by a large gather
ing of relatives and friends. Thebride
looked very charming in her gown of
white crepe de meteor, chiffon and
pearl trimmings, carrying a shower
boquet of bride's roses and liles of the
valley. The bride was attended by
.fesxle McKay, a sister of the groom,
attired in a pink crepe de chine, trim*
med in IBCC and pearls, and car
rj ing a boquet of pink and white car
nations. The groom was attened by
Carl Nelson, brother of the bride, the
wedding march being played by Emma
McKav. The nuptial knot was tied by
the Reverend John Bmdelow, of PI1U*
bury. The rooms were beautifully
decorated, the color scheme being
pink and r_-d. After the ceremony a
sumptuous four course dinner was
served, which reflected great cedit
upon the cuisine. The evening waaen
joyuble spent in music and singing.
The Commercial Club smoker last
Friday evening proved to be an at
traction to a large number of neigh
boring farmers, and to practically
every business man in town, upwards
of fifty heiag present. After several
hours of cards, etc., a reall.v excellent
lunch was provided. In behalf of the
farmers. Christ Jensen then thanked
HOPE. STEELE COUNTY. NORTH DAKOTA, DECEMBER 8frrrt. 1915.
day visitor at Fargo.
Miss Marie Ronde left for her home
at Sharon last Tuesday'
the Club for courtesies extended, and
ide th-i augestion that the farmers
and business men form some organ
ization to promote a better feeling.
Vlusie was furnished at intervals by
Knute Thompson, ably assisted by
Curry, president of the
olub, was prevented from being pres
ent by a bad cold. These are the other
oiflcsrs and directors: W.
tary: J. Foley, Treasurer, H. C.
OUR SHERBBOOKE LETTER.
Next we wish you all a Happy New
Editor Anderson spent Xraas in
Minnesota visiting old friends.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Vadnie and
son, Jack, spent the day at Hope
Crawford Parkman, of Easton Twp.
made 8herbrooke a business call Mon
Auditor C! J. Mustad made a busi
ness trip to Hope by auto Friday af
Mrs. G. H. Gilbertson returned from
an extended visit in the east with rela
tives-and frienda Thursday.
Miss Grace Shelton left Thursdav
for her home at Mayville where she
will spend the holiday vacation.
Gladys Baldwin who is teaching
school at Page came up the last end
of the week to spend her vacation with
the folks *t home.
Win. Barclay and Mrs. Yountr and
day-hter were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Gt'l bertfcon Xmas
Miss Blondle Holt attended Xmns
exercise* at Rlahon and PickertThurs
day and Friday night successively.
Rev. Gambllel, of Vinle.v attended
Xihas exercises at the local church
Thursday evening and called on sev
eral families while in town.
The devil ts looking after husinesa
at the Steele County Tribune office chin
week while the editor l« out of. town.
Chas. Rugbee returned from Sharon
Tues-.lay where he went to spend Xmas
'•yt!" Ef'oTue fois.
Mrs T. G. Anderson and'son. Howe,
and Mr. F. A. ^t'ner were" Invited
uests of Mr. and Mrs. MootetoXmas
W. I Warrey, of ''anada. a former
resident of this county, visited at the
Peter Weden home Friday. He was
returning home from the east where
he had been called by the death of his
Mrs. Fay Allen, who has bsen in
disposed the past week, left for Far
go Monday where she will receive
Leslie Still, who has bren making
his home at Popple, Mont., surprixtd
his many frietifi^and relatives Fri
day «hen he arrived to make them a
short visit. V-i
Edna Moote left Tuesday by stage
for the W. B. Rugg farm forafiw
days visit while Mr, Rugg is on a vi?
it to Minneapolis.
W. L. Harris/ the genial insurant
agent of Finley, spent a few days with
friends at Sherbrooke the first of the
Marriage license was issued to John
Mi Jenson, of Blabon, and Elisa O,
Sjaastad, of liatton, Wednesday of
Auditor Mustad autoed to Finley
Thursday accompanied by Mrs. H,
Mosby and Miss Emily Tollofson,
who went over to do some Christmas
shopping. Mrs. Mosby had their in*
fant child christened while there.
Halfdan and Joseph Gilbertson au*
t"ed over from Portland to Blabon
Tl irsday to get their sister, Ida, who
accompanied them home to spend the
Christmas holidays. Miss Shelton
went with them to Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvln P. Boeautord
to Enger twp. Friday afternoon to
spend Christmas at the home of their
parents. They were accompanied by
Miss Anna Gilbertson and Oscar
Bakken who were also with homefolks
during Yule times.
Miss Helena Green came up from
Colgate Thursday, where she has been
visiting the past week, to make home
folka a visit.
Owes Hir Good Hialth To Chambirlala't
"I owe my good health to Chamber
lain's Tablets," writes Mrs
Crookaton, Ohio. "Two years ago l|
was an invalid due to stomach trouble.
I took three bottle* of tbeae Tablets
and have been In the best of health."
Obtainable every vhere.—Adv.
Cora Fee—What does-your old bald
headed friend do for a livin'.
Sue Brette—He don't have to work.
He!s a rich railway magnate.
Cora Fee—Then that's what makes
him so attractive.
Have Mere Man on the Hln.
There is a sad fate waiting for Mr.
Man if women stay home one day, aa
the suffrag' 's threaten to do some
time in October. Their r'an is to in
duce all women of the United States
employed tn business to stay away
frdm work on a specified dav.
This, they contend, will furnish a prac
tical refutation of the argument that
"Woman's place is in the home" by
demonstrating that the "place" ol
about one-third of the sex is In
schools, stores, factories, offices and
other commercial establishments. II
sutth a strike could be brought about
for even one day it would throw the
organization- of affairs out of Joint.
Public schools, depa-' ment stores, and
many factories would be forced to shut
down, the telephone system would be
-alyzed, some of the restaurants
would have to close their doors and
most offices, without stenographers,
would proceed at half speed. And for
fear that the "sex" may carry out
their threat the siKfra^ists say that
many business men have asked the
newspapers not to print anything
about the strike. "It Is dangerous."
tlifcy say "dangerous to business. Do
*ucour»ge' this lawless plan.
At last the sisters have mere man on
the hip.—New York Times.
Fire and *antt.
The wise man does not center bis
attention upon effects. They are to
him aB the ashes resulting from the
genial heat of spiritual fires. There is
ao satiety in his life, because the fire
of the original Spirit Is ever new and
Eresh. He does not identify himself
with the ashes, consequently be never
has to count himself at the end of ex
istence. Ashes are carried out and
cast to the four winds, but the fire
burns on and on.—Charles Fillmore, in
The Village Grocer (peevishly)—
"Look here, Aaron! What makes yot
put the big apples on the top of the
bar'l?" The Honest Farmer (cheer
ily—"Wbat makes you comb thai
long acalplook over your bald spot?"—
10 PerCent Discount
to those wiring their homes for Elec*
trie Lights before Christmas.
To e^rou age the use of Electric
Lights in we will make this
10 Per Cent Discount to All Those
Wiring their Homes and Setting Mi
ter, Before January 1st, 1916.
Example: Suppose your contractor made you a
price of $12.00 for a certain number of outlets, not in
cluding fixtures. He will bill you for $10.80, charg
ing the difference of $1.20 to our account.
Phone your contractor tor estimates
Price 5 Cts.
Woman's Club LeciiM' Cowsi at Opiril
Housi January 121k
The entertainment glvea «y
Hope Light & Power Co.
Af'er visiting all sect'ons of tfct
.ountry, in h:s-professional capacity,
Mr. Gorton came to the conclusion
that one hundred people in onritctftW"
of the country averaged" aMUE" tXt
eame as one hundred In any etfct*
section and he set about to build a
program that should have In it-some
th:ng-for each Individual in evtry au
dience. The wisdom1 of such pftjgrtm
has baen fully demonstrated and it^
There are other readers-^ethSr lAper
son a*, o-s—other crayon artists—other
clay modelers and other entortiitnora
who give costumed character recitals
—but we know of no other- baa pirsin
who combines all of'these widely dlt
ferent features in one program. One
of the remarkable thing*' about this
man Gorton is that hi does each
thing with as much dash and fla'sh
as though he devoted himself to thait
one thing alone and nothing also. Ha
might have won distinction In any one
of the features of h'.s entertainment
—'but to have achieved success in all
of them, and to have brought them all
together in one program, to deligM
the public, is lltttle short of remarto
Perfect wwnanhnod depends on good
health. Nature's rarest, gift of figure
and hpauty is denired by every girl.
Hoi 1 laterV Rocky MountainTeH clears
the compexion reddens the Hps. bright
ens the ^vp. FIIN out the hollows. Start
ton I if ht- 35c Tea and Tablets,
BERG'S DRUG STORK —Adv.
other because It Is unlike any otner—"
just as Mr. Gorton Intends that it shall.1'
The entertainment combine!
ly all the best features of
a first classi:
Lyceum course and the Impression^
produced- Is- that -of a* large^cunipan|rc"
and a first class one-at that. Th*«pM^
gram as it stands
years ot experttots and coastaht
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