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Jamestown.—Albeit Mamcga, an El dridge farmer, is awaiting trial on a charge of first degree murder as a re sult of the death of Andrew Sonck, a neighbor, following a fight over the ownership of a wagon. Bismarck.—With the capture at Ben edict of Nick Cherisnau and Frank Murray two additions were made to the list of stn'e .prison convicts who have been returned since the recent epidemic of escapes. Most of the es caped prisoners have been returned. Fargo.—Fargo hns been selected as the site for ho Society of Equity's pro posed million dollar packing plant. The concern will be organized under the name of the Equity Co-operative Pack ing company and application for a char ter has been sent te the secretary of state at Bismarck. Jamestown.—Fire originating in an oil explosion destroyed the local round house, machine shop and coal yards of the Midland Continental railroad at an estimated loss of $30,000. Three loco motives and flat cars also were des troyed. Traffic on the road, which is a short line, was interrupted temporarily. Minot.—John Wallace, found guilty of contempt of court because he sold liquor in a building closed under a court injunction, must serve five months in the county jail and pay a fine of $300. Judge Leighton of the district court imposed that sentence. An appeal to the supreme court will be made, it is announced. Washington, D. C.—A summary of the September crop report for the State of North Dakota, as compiled by the Bureau of Crop Estimates, U. S. Department of Agriculture, is as fol lows: Corn—September 1 forecast, 13,900, 000 bushels production last year (fin al estimate) 9,800,000 bushels. Bismarck.—Charging that he has been terrorized during, the past twe weeks by an organized band of men seeking to drive him out of the country or kill him, William Campbell, Kidder county farmer, has laid information before officials which he expects will lead to arrests. Three blooded race horses have been shot and killed, bul lets have been sent through the win dows of his home, and other depreda tions committed. Bismarck.—(Increased interest is be ing taken in creameries, declares R. P. Flint, state commissioner of agri culture and labor. "This indicates," de clares the commissioner, "that the far mers of the state are looking to diary stock to retrieve the loss due to a email wheat crop this year. We are getting more reports of movements to organize creameries than at any CHARLES E. HUGHES BMI of Past Few Day» Throughout the State. Edited and Arranged for Our Readers. Fargo.—The first definitely establish ed case of infantile paralysis in North Dakota resulted in the death of a 12 year old victim five miles from Wheat land. Hankinson.—Rev. George P. Merrill of Minneapolis is among the speakers scheduled to address a meeting of the Ncyth Dakota Congregational confer ence here September 26, 27 and 28. Bismarck.—The reduction on farm lands from the 1910 equalized valua tion is approximately $2],000.000, ac cording to Carl' Jorgenson, state audi tor and member of the state board of equalization. Bismarck.—F. J. Durant, a farmer living near McKenzie, is charged with •hooting J. P. Spies, a Bismarck travel ing salesman, when the latter killed a prairie chicken on the highway adja cent to Durant's farm. other time. Considerable interest is also being shown in beef cattle." Grand Forks.—The world has dis covered why Minnesota and the Dako tas are settled mostly bfl Scandinavi ans. It seems that Paul Hjelm Hansen came over in 1869 and advertised the section so well that his fellowcountry mon started to flock to it and have kept right on. O. P. B. Jacobson, an nounced at the opening of the 21st an nual session of the Norwegian-Danish Press association that a bronze tablet Is to be placed to the memory of Han sen. Dickinson.—The discovery of vast pigment beds in North Dakota may revolutionize the paint business of the world. The pigment beds lie west of Dickinson, N. D„ in the Bad Lands, on the Northern Pacific railroad. An op tion on 11,000 acres owned by George R. Slocum. of St. Paul, has been taken by James T. Tucker of Calgary, Can., who discovered the pigment, beds. If the pigment is of the character stated by Mr. Tuckor, he lias been promised $2,000,000 backing by bankers and wholesale houses who are interested in the business. Grand Fori-: :.—With the opening of the first semester of the University of North Iliot:» for the scholastic year of 1 Ic-!7 university officials are pre paring for thp most successful year in the h:s:':ry of the institution Increas ed i.ciivilics in all departments will lie evident Ktre"ier.—"North Dakota l:'.Mish rr in must es- a :-eaf» on prairie chic- ihe birds will be extinct with rt «er short litre." Irish, vice declared Fred president of the First Na linna! bank of Fargo, who hunted in the Strccter district with Dr. F. H. Bailey of Farm.. Bismarck.—North Dakota has invest ed in thf eight institu tions under the dire-lion of the state heard of regents, according to the hoard's biennial report. This sum in cludes the sold part of the federal land grant, huildiius, equipment, fur niture and libraries. Besides the in vestment thus represented, six of th3 eight i-rrhools still have unsold 114.870 acres of their federal land grants which amount to approximately $1 608.180, estimated at me government valuation of $14 per acre. Valley City.—Featuring topics ol particular interest to women of the rural districts, the ,\nnual convention of the North Dakota Federation oi Womens Clubs opened here for four day with Mrs. William Jennings Bry a»i of l.iii'oln. Neb., anti Mrs. Thomas D. Winter of Minneapolis delivered addresses. Bismarck.—Fred McLean has retain ed the Democratic state central com mittee chairmanship by a supreme court decision. D. M. McArthur's ous ter suit, alleging McLean waB not a member of the committee, was flit *!SS£& and Forks—OHicials or the Grand Forks County Better Farming associa tion met with a committee from the Arvilia Farm club, consisting of I. D. Sheds. John Faddcn, Chas. Woods, Frank Julilke, R. Woods and W. G. Wi'linmson at Arvilia and completed preliminary arrangements for the an nual farm picnic which will be held at Fadden's grove near Arvilia on June 14. Fargo.—The twenty-second annual college commencement of the North Dakota Agricultural college will be held June 10-13, inclusive. From pre sent indications nearly fifty young men and women, representing seven states and 28 communities, will graduate. A larger number of alumni, parents and friends of the institution than ever be fore will be on hand to participate in the festivities planned for the week. The program one of unusual merit Nominees Place Selves on Record. Lynn J. Frazier, Republican nomi nee for governor of North Dakota, placed himself on record, in an ad dress here, in favor of an employers' liability act, prohibition of child labor, and regulation of hours of employment for women. SCHOOL HAPPENIN6S Remember Saturday will be a big day for "doings" at Hope. While enjoying other pleasures of the day be sure to remember the football game betweeu Casselton and Hope, 'this will be the biggest game of the season and all are promised their money's worth. Both teams have been play ing well and each is looking forward to this culminating game. 3:00 M. Saturday at the home field. Harold Wells resumed his school work again Monday after an absence of six weeks. Lilian Savoie entered the fifth «r::de on .Monday also. She will have to work hard to catch up. The first literary program of ill" year will be given by the lugh school on Friday afternoon. Just one soci ety has been organized this year and considerable interest is manifested. We hops for good re-suits this year again. We are informed that the football bo* are to have a feed" on Satur day evening after the big game. This is a well deserved feat and we hope all t-h'i boys will enjoy it to the fullest extent. Though we were pleased with the victory won by th.i home team at (Jooperstown last Saturday, yet we were proud of our boys because of their clean playing. From all ap pearances the opponents had determ ined to win by fair or foul means. Right sometimes triumphs in spite of hindrances. It is questionable wheth er we shall schedule any more athlet ic games with Cooperstown for some time to come. Next week we shall know who is to be our president for the coming four years, but the question of who ought to be will be settled in the literary society Friday afternoon, Both sides are working hard to win. The boys were quite respectable about the school grounds and build ing on Tuesday night. They might have done worse but the only evi dence of their presence was an empty box at the front door, it looked like a rough box, undoubtedly intended to hold Casselton's reputation as -tu bal 1 players which will be lost here Saturday. Their estimate of size was pretty good. 'I he Domestic Science and the Draw ing Departments will have exhibits of their work at the city hall on Sat uiday. Lie sure not to miss the football time on Saturday at 3:00 P. M. BROADLAWN Peter Freund and family, Mr. I Jail er, and Leo Stilling visited at 15. A Kersting's Wednesday evening. Cletus Wvborny was a caller at Plaine's Friday evening. Peter Freund and Mr Baliet autoed to Ftnley Friday. MUs Esther Donahue spent Satur day at the P. L. Freund farm. Ilaze! Deem and Catherine Wheeler .-pent Saturday and Sunday wiih Hazel McLean. Mr. Bailer, T. Donahue and Peter and Joe Freund autoed to Fargo Sun day Mr. and Airs. Nels Haugan and son. Fndrick, were Sunday visitors at Carl Frey berg's. N. L. Freund and family and Cora Fladeland spent Sunday at the Wy borny farm. Mrs. P. L. Freund and son. John, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pederson and daughter, Imogen, and Leo Stilling viMted at the Donanue farm Sunday. Miss Vivian W.vborny visited at Plaine's Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Burle.an ai.d family, of Uric, visited at the Win. Kggert farm Sunday. Kd Schuldt and family anil Mr. and Mrs Kirkpatrick were Sunday after noon callers at Wyboruy's Mrs. N. L. Freund called at An drew Nygard's Monday. Rev. Paul Gierke and family spent ndav at the ICggert farm. Mi Her Son Subject to Croup My son Edwin is subject to croup," writes Mrs. E. O. Irwin, New Kensing ton, Pa. *'I put in many sleepless hours at night before I learned ol Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. Moth ers need not fear this disease if they keep a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in the house and use as di rected. It always gave my boy re lief." Obtainable everywhere. -Adv. Bismarck.—The State of North Da k"'a may retire from the business of common carrier as a result of the cost of paving the streets traversed by the vails of the Capital City Street railway, which the state is required to bear under the terms of its fran chise. Casselton.—For the first time in his forty-seven years of public life H. C. Hansbrough, former United States sen ator from North Dakota, made a cam-t paign speech here for the Democratic party. The greater part of his speech was taken up with hitter criticism of Theodore Roosevelt. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SUNDAY: Morning Service 11:00 Sunday School 12:10 Junior League 8.00 Y. P. Meeting 7:00 Evening Service 7:30 WEDNESDAY P. M. Pra.ver Meeting 7:H0 Strangers Invited. 0/ rL\ ENSIGN, Pastor. Meteorological Observations Taken by S. N. Grimwood Temperature 5 Oct.. 22 23 24 25 2i 27 28 50 40 55 48 FOR Charncler of dny 25 20 00 Pty. Cloudy Cloudy Pty. Cloudy Pty. Cloudy Pty- Cloudv Pty. Cloudy Cloudv .00 30 28 20 28 CO (Hi 50 52 .00 Do You Have Sour Stomach If you are troubled with sour stomach you should eat slowly and masticate your food thor oughly, then take one of Cham berlain's Tablets 'immediately, after supper. Obtainable every where —Adv. GOOD ROADS MOTOR VEHICLE GRADED LICENSE BILL BEING DRAFTED BY TAX EXPERTS. NEWS OF STATE'S MILITIAMEN Important Items From North Dakota State Institutions and Officials With Live Letters From Flick ertail Guardsmen at Border. Bismarck A motor vehicle graded license bill which would net the state's good roads fund $275,000 annually is being drafted by tax experts at the capitol. The proposed law, which would impose upon the motor owner a very moderate assessment, as compared with those in other states, contemplates a gradu ated schedule beginning at $3 and running up to $25 for cars of over 60 horsepower. The average license fee would be $5 the car, and inasmuch as North Dakota is slated for 55,000 cars in 1917, the first year's revenues would aggregate a very nice sum. Even if two-thirds of the proceeds from the automobile licenses were re turned to the counties in which they originate, there would remain more than $90,000 which the state could utilize in meeting the requirements of the Shackleford good roads bill. •k ~k "N. P. Livestock Special" on Tour. Some of the fanciest stock of the Northwest toured the western section of North Dakota, aboard the "N. P. Livestock Special," which was on the road from Monday October 9 to Tues day, October 17, visiting 2t towns and cities. The train was manned by a corps of better farming workers from the North Dakota experiment station. Coming at a time when so many farmers are giving consideration to the abandonment, of grain farming t.« take up diversification, the special was greeted by great crowds. Thomas Cooper, director of the ex periment. station, was in charge of the meetings that were held at each point en route. Ho was assisted by *W. H. Peters, animal husbandman of the North Dakota experiment station Frank San ford, successful breeder of beef cattle, and John Christianson, of New Salem, N. D., one of the mof.t successful dairymen of the Missouri slope. The schedule was as follows: Octo ber 9, Hazelton, Temvik and Linton: October 10, Port Itice, Solon and Tim mer October 11, Flasher, Carson and Elgin October 12, New Leipzig and Mott October 12, Killdeer, Dunn Cen ter and Werner October 14, Halliday, Golden Valley and 'uelah October 1G, Hazen, Stanton and Fort Clark, and October 17, Sanger. A two hour stop was made at each point. •it -k G. O. P. Pleases Frazier. Lynn J. Frazier, Republican nomine* for governor, declares hiniseif well pleased with tho action of the Repub lican state central ccmmittee in adopt Ing the Nou-Partisan league's plat form. "Tho committee did the only thing possible under the circtmislan ces," said Mr. Frazier in an interview at Fargo. "The Republican voters ol the state had clearly indicated thcii wishes, ana it was up to the committee to carry o'.il that expressed wish lu the formulating cf the party platform." Important Doings of Past Few Days Throughout tho SJj'e. Edited and A."tanged for Our Readers. Bismarck.—North Dakota's coa'^-pro duction the last year exceeded a half million tons—the greatest in the his tory of the state. Bismarck.—The dairy business never has been more thriving, reports State Dairy Commissioner E. A. Greenwool. upon his return from a tour of the northern part of the state. Bismarck.—Governor L. B. I-Ianna has been invited to join the Great Northern livestock special from this state to the International stock show which opens Dec. 2 at Chicago. Bismarck—Ten thousand automobile owners are not paying tax, und as a "nit the state is losing at least $30, Ot-O a year in revenue, is the claim of Secretary of State Thomas Hall. Grand Forks.—With wheat prices on the Minneapolis and Chicago .ex changes reaching new high marks al most daily, farmers and business men of northern Non-.i liakota are making thousands of dollars, declare grain commissioners. Bismarck.—North Dakota has 4,170 miles of national, state and county highways eligible to participation in the federal aid road fund created by the Shackleford bill, according to an interesting map which State Engineer Bliss is preparing. Jamestown.—After several years of experience in the raising of live stock, Joseph Williams proprietor of the Wil liams ranch near Pettibone, stated that he received 30 per cent above the market price for his grain by feed ing it to his cattle. Fargo.—Milling investigations con ducted at the North Dakota Agricul tural college, under the direction of Dr. E. F. Ladd. give the lie to the claim, vigorously put forth by the milling in terests. that this year's crop of No. and rejected grades of wheat is un miliable. Walhalla.—"I am the last of three 'chums,' as we call ourselves—-one killed, one seriously hurt, mjse'.f still intact.!' Thus writes A. B. Kwlnsr, ol alhalla, who lias been in France nearly a year with the Canadian ex peditionary forces, in a letter to his parents here. Bismarck.—Manufacturing but 3.000, 000 out of the 30,000,000 poi.rds of twine used in North Dakota, and sell ing at an average price of one cent un der the market, the state-owned twine piant operated at the North Dakota penitentiary showed a profit of $33. 07i" in the fiscal year recently closed. Dunn Ceter.—Dunn Center will wage a vigorous campaign for the removal of the county seat to this city from Manning. The proposition is on the ballot for the November election, two-thirds majority being required foi removal. Kildeer is also in the field Tho local campaign is being directed by the Dunn Center Commercial club Scranton.—Failing to find George Anlinsoni who is said to have given hi:n a severe beating as the climax'o! a nuarrel, when he returned to the scene armed with a gun, William Schneider, residing south of herj accused of murdering young Anlinson'e father, Guilder Anfinson, to even the score. 9m CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS Bismarck. In its three years' opera tion, the North Dakota inheritance tax law has yielded to the state a total of $fi0,277.91, according to a statement announced here. With the exception of per cent, all gees into the state'3 general fund. The 2 per cent is return-' el to the counties for making the col lection. Devils Lake.—More than $1,000 in cash prizes is offered at the annual contest of the North Dakota Seen Growers' association this year accord ing tn announcement just made by Secretary H. Bolley. The premium list is ready for distribution. Prizes are offered on all kinds of seeds. There are offered on all kinds of seeds There machinery specials for winners. Bismarck.—Bismarck's paving proj ect will cost the state between $3 ", 000 and $ 10,000. North Dakota main tains and operates the capital street car line under a franchise. This fran chise provides that whenever paving shall be undertaken oft any street oc cupied by the street railway, the latter shall pave the space between its tracks and eighteen inches on either side. Fargo.—Further complications for the constantly increasing flood peril in the Red river valley are brought to light by a commission which has jus:, concluded an S00 mile automobile tour of the district drained by the Red riv er, and who see in the rapid advance ot drainage operations peril great .-r thrm-'h&s previously prevailed. Far^o.—Kink clearings in Fargo dur ing September were 18 per cent greater than those of the correspond ing month last year, according to a report of the Fargo Clearing louse association. Total clearings for the month just ended were $7,010, 737.79 as compared with $r:.!iS2.016.t7 in 1!)!.". Bismarck.—Missionary workers and friends cf the American Sunday School union from all parts of Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana gathered In Bismarck on October 10 for a seven days efficiency and fellowship confer ence—the sixth annual gathering oi this nature. Fargo.—The Agricultural college hns undertaken a long needed service ir supplying small towns and rural com munities with educational and enter ia'n'ng lecture courses during the long inters. The work was organized b.\4 A. P. Hollis, college extension lectur c-r, and last winter 108 engagements made by the talent employed. l-tllot 2-' Feet Lena. The of'iripi ballot. In North Dakota this full will be a sheet 2U feot long and eighteen inches wide it will i-.oit tarn the names of 300 candidates --re Renting three different parties, and two oiher parties will have complete cgis lathe and county candidates in certain counties. Alter the voter has conned over th* b::r Fallot, there will remain I'ur. his consideration the non-pr-"sail 1 judiciary ballot and tha haliotr. containing legislative and iei' erendr.m petitions and amendniet Constitutional amendments which wi'! go on the ballot provide for tho establishment of a state normal school at Dickinson, and for a second state hospital for the irsane to be locate*! at such place as the legislative as Rembly may direct. Referendum lesfls lat.on will include the repeal of the mill tax tor terminal elevators. Chap ter 2..S of the session laws of lorn which submits for approval the levy ing ot $2,000 for the purpose of in vestigating the 'practicability of terminal elevator in North Dakota, Minnesota or Wisconsin. Plans Great Farmer's Week. Plans for a monster Farmers' Week, to be conducted under the direction of the State Agricultural col lege next summer, has just been an nounced by President Ladd, following the approval of the scheme by the state board of regents, at Mayville. Un der the plan, a complete week's course in agriculture, dairying, stock raising farm machinery, will be given at the college, probably the week after July 4 next summer. Basing calculations upon .the at tendance attained at similar institu. Wons in other colleges, President Ladd estimates an attendance of between 2.000 to 3,000. Under the scheme cS work will be maintained for six days. A likely feature is a plowing content, which has become so popular in agiW cultural districts.