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"fr it 0 HOPE We wish you one and all A HAPPY NEW YEAR •BE—— Kraabel Kraabel Our Leaders in O A Niggerhead Chunks Cannel Pocahontas Wyano TO FIDDLE FOR VOTES. oughiogheny Briquets Hocking Stove Semi-Anthracite Hard Nut and Stove ED. W. HANSON Missouri Girl Will Help Her Father's Campaign. St Louis.—When William C. Askln, a banker of Salem, Mo., announced his candidacy for the Republican nomina tion for secretary of state his daugh ter, Miss Bernice Wolcott Askin, was in New York. The news of her fa ther's candidacy, however, brought her back to Missouri with the announce ment that she will accompany him on his campaign with her violin. "Father has done much to aid me in my musical education," said Miss Ask in at the home of a friend in St. Louis, "and now that he wants to be secre tary of state I am going to do all 1 can for him. I may accompany him over the state during his entire cam paign. If I do I shall take my violin along and entertain the voters." READ BY VOLCANIC LIGHT. Could See Newspaper Print in Glow of Lava From Maunaloa Honolulu.—Maunaloa. which was In eruption in May, recently broke out again. A flood of lava which burst forth at an elevation of 7,000 feet flowed down the mountain side, trav eling southwest at the rate of about a mile an hour. The flood of lava divided, following two channels. The glow illuminated the entire landscape at night Newspapers could be read by its light many miles away. The course taken by the lava was NORTH DAKOTA that taken by the last previous erup tion. about nine years ago. The sea is about fifty miles from the mountain in this direction, and there is little prop erty of value between. UNHURT IN LONG FALL Metal Worker Dropped Seven Stories and Then Got Up to Walk. San Francisco.—Bryant J. O'Connor, a metal worker, fell seven stories to the pavement recently from a scaffold on a San Francisco office building and surprised horrified spectators by rising and attempting to walk away. He was restrained and taken to an emergency hospital, where an examina tion showed that no bones were broken and that O'Connor's Injuries were con finpfl to minor bruises and scratches. DECISION. We waste a deal of time and brain force in making and remaking decisions that should be made once for all. When some duty is to be performed, the sooner it can be accomplished and put away as finished work the better. Sentences Her Husband. Reading. Pa.—In police court recent ly Mrs. Isaac Shnde was told by the judge to sentence her husband, whom she charged with intemperance and nonsupport. She promptly designated five days In jail, and the judge meted out the punishment as suggested. VOLUME 86. No. 41 HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, JANUARY 4TH, 1917. ONE ACRE YIELDS 103 BU. OF CORN PRIZE IN ANNUAL STATE CON TEST GOES TO ARTHUR GRAN LUND OF DE LAMERE. INTERESTING NEWS OF STATE North Dakota Events of Past Few Days Selected and Edited for the Convenience of Our Readers. Fargo.—The prizes have just bees awarded the winners in- the fifth an' nual North Dakota Boys' Acre Yield Corn contest conducted by the Exten sion department of the North Dakota Agricultural college. Arthur Granlund of De Lamere wins the sweepstakes prize of $50 on a yield of 103% bushels of mature corn on an acre, Last year he stood second. The stalt was divided into two sections. In th northern section Clarence Knudson ol Manvel secured a yield of 74 bushels, which brings him the first prize of $35. A study of the methods used by th« prize winners shows that they used well selected and tested home-grown seed corn or seed from a nearby county, that ttiey planted it early— the average date was May 23rd—on well prepared land and gave it good cultivation. Most of the boys manured the land. Arthur Granlund manured his land the year before and then top dressed it with well rotted manure. The boys have demonstrated the corn growing possibilities of the state aud more than that tliey have demonstrat ed how good yields of corn can be pro duced. TO COMPEL CROP ROTATION Cavalier County Senate to Introduce Novel Bill. Langdcn.—State Senator Henry Mc Lean of Cavalier county will introduce a bill in the coming session of the state legislature, proposing the. com pulsory rotation of farm crops. After Jan. 1, 1919, under the pro posed law, it would be made unlawful to plant the same grain on a piece of land more than two years successively. It also provides that once in every six years the land dtoner must plant some :rop that requires constant tilling, such as com, or use the land for pasturage. The senator proposes to assess 10 cents an acre against the farmer who violates the law. NEW COUNTYHAS 131 SCHOOLS Creation of Grant Leaves In Morton. Only 140 Mandan.—By the division of Morton county and the creation of the new county of Grant, Morton has only 140 schools, 131 schools being in the new county of Grant. Consolidation of rural scho&s, County Superintendent E. Lorin says, wil find great favor during the coming year, and he ex pects many rural districts to join hands in the construction and main tenance of a single centralized school. NASH IS FOUND HALF FROZEN Fugitive Surrenders to of Steele. Sheriff Price Steele.—Half starved and with both feet and his face frozen, Leon Nash, wanted for shooting and killing Clar ence Hicks in the latter's cabin, 14 miles northwest of Robinson, surren dered to sheriff A. T. Price of Steele. He had been traveling at night and sleeping in straw stacks during the days, and had wandered as far east as Carrington. Would Reopen Youmans Case. Bismarck. CoHtending that the hearing of the Youmans case against Governor H&nna and other members of the former state banking board was "improvidently aird unfairly advanced on motion of attorneys for plaintiff. James Manahan of St. Paul, attorney for Youmans, filed a petition with the supreme court asking for a rehearing. Ladd to Test Coffee Samples. BiBmarck.—The state board of con trol has submitted to Pure Food Com missioner Ladd at Fargo several dozens of samples of coffee submitted to the hoard in response to its call for bids for a few tons of this beverage with which to supply the state penal and charitable Institutions. Miners Get Wage Increase. Noonan.—Threatened tie up of lig nite coal mines in this district has been averted by the owners through a wage concession by which the miners will receive an increase of $5 a month, PIONEER $1.50 H0p0 Burner LUVERNE LEDGER LEADERS Henry Hess is visiting at his home in St. Paul this week. Mr. A. P. Jensen was a passenger for Fargo Wednesday evening. Miss Iva Mayer left Saturday morn ing to be home for the holidays. Oscar Bjorke visited his parents at Page over Christmfts. Miss Pearl Gregerson is spending her vacation at her home at Fertile, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Curry spent Christmas with relatives at Hope. Mr. and Mrs. James Jensen spent Christmas at the Bemis home in Sut ton. A Christmas program and tree was held at the Lund church Sunday even ing. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Dailey and fam ily dined at the Cheshire home Christ mas day. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Englestad, of Bremen, N. Dak., are visiting at the M. S. Bothne home. Mr. C. H. Carpenter of Minneapolis, washeie Thursday taking inventory of the yard. Mr. J. S. Jordan arrived Saturday to eat Christmas dinner at the home of his son, W. R. Jordan. Mr. and Mrs. George Olsen were visitors in Luverne from Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening. George Luce ate his Christmas din ner with the home folks at Hope. He left Saturday evening, Tuesday. W. J. Hanson spent Christmas with his family at Hope. He returned Sunday evening via the pedal extrem ities. The Misses Pearl and Hulda Bemis and Maitie Fallon came down from Sutton to attend the Workman dance. Mrs. J. D. Foley, accompanied by Mrs. H. I. Standley, drove to Hope to spend Christmas at the home of the former's parents. Mrs. Thos. McGrath of Moorhead arrived Wednesday for an extended visit at the home of her daughter, Mr?. H. C. Hendrickson. The Misses Helga and Marie Hes kin were among the out-of-town peo ple who attended the A. O. U. W. dance Thursday evening. They re turned to Fin ley Friday. John Bolstad, right hand man at the Carpenter Lumber Yard, left for his home at Viroqua, Wis., to spend his Christmas vacation under the parental roof Paul Ronde was a Luverne visitor Thursday evening, returning to Shar on Friday morning. He was accom panied by his sister, Marie, who will spend Christmas with her prrents. Miss Henrietta Ness, accompanied by little Bernioe Sevareid, depar' Friday night for Pleasant Lake wh they will remain until after the holi days. C. A. Becker and J. P. Olson ar rived from Minneapolis Tuesday to take charge of the Olson Dailey & Co. store. Mr. Dailey, who has been man ager for some time, has severed his connections with the Company and will leave soon for Bismarck to ac cept a position as salesman for Griggs Cooper & Co. Mesdames V. J. Sevareid and H. O. Hendrickson entertained at six o'clock dinner Christmas eve at the Sevareid home. After a sumptuous dinner the evening was spent with games and other pastimes. Among those pres ent were: Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Olson, Mrs. Thos. McGrath, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Sevareid, Ralph Smithberger, Edward Kilkelly and Cecil Smith. Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Bothne enter tained at ChristniHS dinner Monday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Englestad. The dinner and decora tions were suggestive of the Christmas season. A very pleasant evening was spent with cards. The guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. U. C. Hendrick son and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hansen. The A. O. U. W. dance Friday even ing was without doubt a success from every point of view. About fifty cou ples braved the extreme cold to be present at this occasion, which all pronounced to be the most enjoyable of the season. The music was excep tionally good and kept tho crowd lively throughout the evening. Per- returning haps the only regrettable feature was the failure of tho oyster stew to ma terialize. This was in no way the fault of the committee but must be blamed to the express company who failed to deliver the oysters after they were shipped. The Workmen are to be complimented upon their ability to promote good live entertainments and we look forward to the next one. Meteorological Observations Taken by S. N. Grimwood Temperature •a Character of day !t ,3 Dec 24 25 20 27 28 29 30 0 2 -8 .00 Clear Cloudy Cloudy Clear' Clear Clear Clear 28 12 -5 -5 10 -20 1.50 2 00 .00 .00 .00 .00 0 -10 -15 -20 -18 Bad Habits Those who breakfast at eight clock or later, lunch at twelve and have dinner at six are.almost certain to be troubled with indigestion. They do not allow time for ono meal to di gest before taking another. Not less ANNOUNCEMENT We beg to annouuee the closing of our Local Office at Hope until March first next' when, at that time, we will open up with a stronger force and a greater determination than ever to sell lands tributary to Hope. We have had a splendid business, particular ly so, considering the unfavorable year for selling land. We attribute a great deal of our success to the loyal manner in which the people general, stuck by and boosted the town, the country and this Company. We appreciate these things as it helps more than hundreds of dollars worth of advertising, not only to us but to your own community as well. We found ers or business men, or any one else. This means something. It means better busi ness, more business, more activity, in all lines and a pleasanter place to live. You will have a number of good substantial farmers from other states move into your community in the spring, through the efforts of this Company, and we hope you will receive them, which we know you will, with a glad hand and encouraging words, which means much to the new-comer. If he feels the hand of encouragement he will not get homesick after the first year but will send the word back home and scores of others will follow him. The way to build up a country is to get good people and good settlers into it. Again thanking you for your loyal support and hoping next year will be the best and grandest of all, and wishing you a Merry Christmas, we are, Sincerely, P. S. Immediately after January first, we will begin soliciting listings and pre paring our field books for 1917 business. If you have land you desire to sell, we strong ly urge listing early as the sooner we complete our lists, the sooner we can get them to our agents, and your farm may be the one to attract their customer.- Remember the address and write us early. _____ & Price 5 Cts. aan five hours should elapse between meals. If you are troubled with in digestion correct your habits and take Chamberlain's Tablets, and you may reasonably hope for a quiok re covery. These tablets strengthen the stomach and enable it to perform its functions naturally. Obtainable eve rywhere.—Adv. Business Men, Take Notice! The foliovrinf? is clipped from the Fargo News and unless you take steps to fight tire with fire you will be the loser: Chicago mail order houses are firm believers in printers' ink and have begun to scatter it among the homes on North Dakota's prairies in carload lots. Postmaster Geo. W. Wilkiion said yesterday that one Chicago house will begin mailing 90,000 catalogs from the local postoffice tomorrow. These catalogues are being shipped into Fargo in carload lots and distributed from this city. On January 15 another Chicago con cern will start distributing 60,000 of its large catalogs in this section. Mr, Wilkinson estimates that 30 carloads of catalogs will be distributed from Fargo in the next few months. New Afternoon for Sherbrooke Word has been received from Washington of the appointment, Dec. 9th, of "ye editor", S. V. Anderson, as postmaster at Sherbrooke to succeed P. A. Stiner, who recently sent in his resignation. The date that the change is to be made is not known yet but will be as soon as the commission comes, probably Jan. 1st. The post office will then be situated in the west ead of the "Tribune Block", one block north of the court house. The civil service examination for this appointment was given at Aneta last August and besides the new appointee, the late Mr. Mosby wrote. The marks were very close, Mr. Mosby's average being 84.7 and our average 84.9. —Steele County Tribune. The Habit of Taking Gold With many people taking cold is of the town and the farmers in no knocking in Hope among the farm WARD FARMS COMPANY. WARD FARMS COMPANY, 1016 1018 1020 Security Bldg., Minneapolis, Minnesota. a habit, but fortunately one that is easi ly broken. Take a cool sponge bath every morning when you first get out of bed—not ice cold but a temperature of about 90 degree F. Also sleep with your window up. Do this and you will seldom take oold. When you do take cold take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and get rid of it as quickly as possible. Obtainable everywhere. —Adv.