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of Past Few D»yi W Throughout the State. Edited and Arranged for Our Reader*. BIG FOOD CAMPAIGN IS AIDED BY TOWN CLUBS Liberal Response Is Made to Appeal for Greater Production of Foodstuffs. Fargo. Splendid response is be ing accorded by farmers, bankers, business meir and citizens of North Dakota generally to the call for great er food production, according to Thom as Cooper, head of the North Dakota experiment station, who, associated with Dr. E. P. Ladd, president of the college, is directing the state-wide campaign for greater production of foodstuffs. "As for the towns and villages, we find a very general response," said Mr. Cooper. "The station is daily re ceiving calls for aid in the formation of clubs, and we are bending every energy to the end that every town and village in the state shall be in position to give every possible support to the foodstuffs production campaign. Gar dening operations and raising of poul try are two features in which they may give especial aid, and we are as sisting, so far as possible, in any or ganization that will carry on the work In the different localities." ENFORCERS CLOSE SESSION Enforcement League Elects Officers at Fargo Meeting. Fargo. The twenty-second annual convention of the North Dakota En forcement league closed with the re election of Rev. F. L. Watkins for superintendent for the ensuing year and of Rev. C. W. Finwall as his as sistant. Officers of the league for the year were elected as follows: Presi dent, R. B. Griffith, Grand Forks vice president, J. W. Heidel, Valley City secretary, Rev. C. A. Macnamara, Sheldon treasurer, R. RI. Pollock, Fargo. T. E. Tufte of Northwood, J. O. Se verson of Churches Ferry, Fred Mann of Devils Lake, Rev. W. Luckow of Fargo, Peter Myrvold of Grand Forks, Frank Lynch of Casselton and George Wallace of Bismarck, were chosen as members of the executive board. MISS McCUMBER MARRIES Senator's Daughter Weds Army Officer at Capital. Washington. Washington society •was well represented at the marriage of Miss Helen McCumber, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Porter J. McCumber of North Dakota, to Lieutenant Harri son Brand, corps of engineers. A simple ceremony at the home of the bride was followed by an elabo rate reception at the Washington club, •where the "military set" was espe :ially represented. The bridal couple will take a short aoneymoon trip after which Lieuten ant Brand will return to Washington tor orders. They will make their home in the Capital city. LEXINGTON DAY IS OBSERVED Celebrations Held in Many Cities of State. Bismarck. An old mountain ho witzer, idle since the Indian wars, had a prominent place in Bismarck's Lex ington day parade here. Five thou sand persons were in line, headed by Governor Lynn J. Frazier and his staff. Veterans of past wars, state troopts and fraternal organizations took part. Not only was the day ob served in Bismarck, but in every coun ty seat of the Sixth judicial district. Other towns having celebrations were Minot, Valley City, Steele, Fargo and Grand Forks. Wounds Neighbor, Then Kills Self. Manning. Frank Schuety, a farm er living south of here, is dead from self-inflicted wounds and Alfred Mackey, a neighbor, is suffering from the effects of two bullet wounds in the right leg as the result of a quar rel. It is charged that the men had been drinking and Schuety is alleged to have opened fire with a revolver. Mackey was hit twice. Schuety then shot and killed himself. Many Land Sales in One Day. Fargo. Activity in the real estate market is evidenced by the sale of $252,900 worth of Cass county lands in a single day. as revealed by the transfers filed with the register of deeds. Six sales are involved, the average being about $40,000. The highest is $58,000, and the lowest $14, 000. Boy Goes to Reform School. Mandan. Judge Hanley of the Morton county district court has sen tenced Otto Heger to the state reform Mhool to remain until he is 21 years of age. Heger Is the young man who stole several hundred dollars' worth of merchandise from the Boston Cash •tore here a month ago and peddled the goods to prospective buyers about the state. He was arrested at Cassel ton. Albert Nelson and John Allen, alleged blindplggers, found guilty, must serve 90 days and pay fines ot $200. PROGRESS OF SEEDING IS VERY SATISFACTORY Development of Spring Grains Is Good But Corn Planting Moves Slowly. Bismarck. The progress of seed ing and the development of spring grains is satisfactory corn planting is progressing slowly and growth of grass on the meadows, pastures and ranges is starting slowly, according to the summary for the corn and wheat region states issued by the govern ment office here. Precipitation was general In the spring wheat belt and also in the winter wheat belt. There were mod erately heavy rains over the Red River valley, extreme eastern Mon tana and also at a couple of points in the eastern portion of the area. The temperature continues to rise and is considerably above the normal ex cept in the northwestern portion of the region. Winter grains are reported improv ing and the progress of seeding and the development of spring grains was satisfactory for the week ending April 17. Corn planting is progressing slowly and the cool weather was un favorable for germination and growth. Meadows, pastures and ranges are starting slowly. Potatoes and truck planting are progressing satisfac torily. MORE SPRING WHEAT IN CERTAIN COUNTIES Urgently Requested by Agricultural Department to Meet War Demands. Fargo. Secretary of Agriculture Houston has made a special appeal to certain counties in North and South Dakota. Montana and Minnesota to increase their acreage of spring wheat this year. Twenty-eight counties in Minnesota are included, 43 in North Dakota, 29 in South Dakota and 15 in Montana. The North Dakota counties desig nated are: Bottineau, Cass, Barnes, Chevalier, Grand Forks, McHenry, Ramsey, Stutsman, Walsh, Ward, Wells, Benson, Burks, Dickey, Griggs, La Moure, McLean, Morton, Nelson. Pembina, Pierce, Ransom, Renville, Richland, Steele, Towner, Traill, Bur leigh, Divide, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Hettinger, Logan, Mcintosh, Mercer. Mountrail, Rolette, Sargent, Sheridan Sioux, Stark, Williams. FIVE NEW LAWS PROPOSED Gronna Offers New Bills in United States Senate. Washington.—Under a corrupt prac tice bill introduced by Senator Gronna of North Dakota contributions to na tional campaign committees are limit ed to $50,000 and to any other cam paign committees $1,000. Among other bills Introduced by Senator Gronna, one permits ac ceptance of educational publications as second class mail matter, another provides for a fish hatchery in North Dakota, a third provides for a $50,000 public building for Crosby, N. D., and a fourth for prohibition for Hawaii. D0TS0N SELLS FARGO FORUM N. B. Black, Well Known Newspaper Man, Is Purchaser. Fargo. The sale of the Fargo Forum by J. P. Dotson to Norman B. Black of this city is announced by Mr. Dotson. The consideration was not announced, but is understood to exceed $100,000. Mr. Black, formerly general man ager of the Grand Forks Herald, is prominently known in the publishing world. When seen he would make no formal announcement of his policy. He will take over the management of the plant within a few days Civilian Camp at Fargo. Fargo.—Forty-four young men have begun preparing themselves for mili tary service here at the newly organ ized civilians' training camp. The purpose of the camp is not to recruit a volunteer unit, but merely to give preliminary military training to men who intend to enlist. The camp is in charge of James Finfrock, a former national guard captain. Minot Girls Are Drilling. Minot. Fifty Minot girls have or ganized the Minot Girls' Military squad, and have begun drilling under the leadership of Mrs. W. E. Holbein. Drills in military maneuvers will be held four days a week. A dance will be held to raise funds for uniforms. Four-Day Fourth Is Planned. Ashley. A four-day celebration of the Fourth of July will be held in Ash ley this year, according to plans of the Ashley Commercial club. A base ball tournament and a market day will be included in the features. Seeding Proceeding Rapidly. Fargo. Seeding operations are advancing rapidly over most of the state, according to advices received by various Fargo agencies that make a business of watching crop conditions. $250,000 in New Crosby Buildings. Crosby. Crosby has issued build ing permits for a total of more than $250,000, to be spent in new buildings on Main street. Contracts have been let for the new $125,000 county court house and jail and work will start at once. Crosby's new $30,000 hospital Is rapidly nearing completion and work has been started on the new Citi zens' National bank building, costing about $25,000. A building permit has been issued for the construction of an $18,000 hotel building. AU will be built this Beason. THE HOPE PIONEER STATE SELLS TWINE AT LESS THAN COST 8TOCK OF SISAL ON HAND 13 BOUGHT AT MUCH LOWER FIG URE THAN PRESENT PRICE. HAPPENINGS AT STATE HOUSE What North Dakota Officials Are Do ing In Administration of Laws In The Different Depart ments at Bismarck. Bismarck. North Dakota just now is selling at 14% cents binder twine manufac tured from first grade sisal fibre which cannot be purchased in any market for less than 17 cents. The state's present stock of sisal was bought at lower prices, but the fact remains that the penitentiary plant cannot buy a new pound of sisal for the price which it is now receiving for its manufactured product. There is a surplus of more than $100,000 in the binder twine fund, but it is doubt ful whether the state will have suffi cient ready money to buy its season's run of sisal at the present mark. The price may, of course, go down, with the importation of fibre from New Zealand and other new producers, but at present the state is very much at the mercy of the Mexican sisal com bine, whose price is seventeen cents. The twine plant has never had a more profitable year. Particularly good results have been obtained since efficiency methods were introduced several months ago, with a bonus sys tem. On a 11,000-pounds daily pro duction each employe receives ten cents, the scale climbing to 25 cents for a standard day's production of 13,000. For each additional hundred pounds a cent is added to each em ploye's pay check. Wine Seizure Upheld. In sustaining a demurrer to the complaint in the case of Blumehart versus Macdonald, the supreme court has again upheld Attorney General Langer in the famous Glen Ullin wine cases, which Langer started when as state's attorney of Morton he directed the seizure of ninety barrels of wine at Glen Ullin. The court on the re hearing has held that Sheriff Macdon ald held the wine on a valid order from a justice court and that the plaintiff had shown no good reason why Macdonald should give up the drinkables. The action was brought by Blumehart and other owners to re cover possession of their wine, on the grounds that the sheriff had no legal authority to confiscate it. The court's first ruling was for Macdonald. and this decision is reiterated in passing on the rehearing. Selling 1,500 Tags Daily. The registration department of the secretary of state's office is selling automobile licenses at the rate of 1,500 per day, and there is pouring into the highway fund of the state $4,500 daily. Three clerks are constantly employed in wrapping and mailing out tags. State Architect Busy. Sam F. Crabbe of Fargo, state archi tect, is here in consultation with the board of control regarding new build ings and alterations at the institutions in charge of the board. To Equip 2,000 Soldiers. Equipment for 2,000 infantrymen now is en routs to Bismarck and will be received within a few days. An nouncement to this effect has been made. It is taken to mean that North Dakota will enlist and equip at least two full regiments of infantry. Fort Lincoln will be the mobilization point. Supplies will be distributed from this point. All equipment is of the most modern military type, and North Da kota's soldiers will become the best accoutered in the world. Several Paroles Granted. The state board of oontrol held its regular meeting at the state peniten tiary and granted paroles in several cases in connection with the suspen sion of sentences. Leads in Tax Collections. Cass county leads in the collection of ta^es as reported to the state audi tor during the month of February with a total of $43,358.74. Slope county is at the end of the list of counties with the smallest collection, having $2, 449.75. All except three counties have reported their February collections to Auditor Kositzky. State Car Line's Fate. A conference with the city commis sion and the board of control over the fate of the capitol street railway line will be called by Governor Fra zier. Governor Frazier is very much interested in the future of this state owned public utility, but, like the board of control, he is at a loss just IJOW to discover a way out. He trusts that a joint session of the city com mission and the board of control with, perhaps, some mutual concessions, may solve the question. Tax Valuation Raised $10,000,000. More than $10,000,000 will be added to the taxable property of North Da kota by a ruling of the attorney gen eral office that farm mortgages owned outside the state may be taxed within the state as personal property. Has a Clear Record. Sioux county is the only county in the state which does not have any in sane patients, according to State Audi tor Kositzky. Cass county during the past quarter paid the most for the care of insane patients, paying 53,287 while Adams county was at the button if the list, paying $86.61. At least two fabrics,, or two patterns in one fabric, are combined in the ma jority of new blouses and dresses, for the sake of variety. Much to the satis faction of designers, by this means colors are enhanced in value and the decorative importance of pockets, col lars, cuffs and belts is increased. Be sides it gives opportunity for the ex ercise of individual taste and ingenu ity. Fabrics are associated in pairs that harmonize particularly well, as net with taffeta or net with lace, silk or satin with georgette crepe or chiffon^ satin with velvet and satin with soft wool materials. The new silk mate rials for summer wear are made in plain and figured patterns that are used together, or two plain colors in the same silk are combined, as in the morning suit shown in the picture, and cotton goods are managed in the same way. For the woman who prides herself on her resourcefulness and economy, this combination of materials and col ors offers endless opportunities. Many an old dress by the addition of a new There is a flavor of days gone by, along with distinctly new and ingen ious designing, in this two-piece frock of crepe meteor. The old-fashioned reticule is recalled by the finish of the sash ends and the fine, knife-plaited frills seem an echo from the past. Happy the artist who can add re membered charms by by-gone days, along with others that are new and original, to the gown of today. This frock is interesting because it is pret ty and original and because It presents good ideas for remodeling an old dress. Morning Dress of Two Fabrics The model as pictured is made of gray crepe meteor having rather large, figured disks in self-color, brocaded over Its surface. The figures are wide ly scattered and hardly visible. The skirt Is plain with a wide hem turned up on the right side. A frill of the material, made of very fine knife plait ing is set under the top edge of the hem. A skirt that needs to be length ened might have a wide piece of ma terial set on at the bottom, and this would need to be just twice as wide as the additional length required. It need not be of the same pattern or ma terial as the skirt, but the narrow plaiting should be and the frock should be kept all in one color. Crepe-Meteor Frock in New Design The blouse, with pepluin, is wonder fully well designed, with the fullness rnken up by two rows of shlrrlngs on material, in the hands of a clover man ager, coines out for a second season of usefulness, a triumph of good art. The shirt and blouse shown in the picture are made of a sports silk in two colors. The suit Is1 a model that is used for sports wear and for the simplest morning suits that do much good service in the country, made of cotton or linen goods. The skirt is made in a darker color than the blouse and is plain with its fullness laid in plaits. The blouse is plain except for a square emplacement of the material at the front, set in with piping. This is finished with very small buttons. A long, narrow girdle of the material hardly defines the wuistline, and it is looped over at the front. The dark material of the skirt is used for the cuffs and the square patch pockets and small buttons, like those at the neck, finish the cuffs. The col lar, also, is of the dark material. Hardly any of the popular one-piece frocks are constructed of just one ma terial, and in sheer, soft goods lovely effects result from the use of one color over another. the shoulder. The shoulder seam Is lengthened and the blouse cut to ac complish a high neck at the back, with the throat open and filled in by extra frills of crepe. It opens all the way down the front and is gathered into a narrow belt at the waistline. Tills is covered by a soft crushed girdle of the crepe meteor finished with a knot and two hanging ends at the front. The ends of the sash are rounded and the turned up hems, edged with frills, have the appearance of pockets or bags. The Newest'Decoration. The spring glove shows a deal of stitching and euibixiidery, and the *w est decoration for frocks and blouses Is a running stitch put in with sewing silk, several colors being usi'd in closely set lines. The colors have nothing to do with the shade of silk us.id for sew ing up the seams of the costume silk for this purpose Invariably uii)* hes the material. Wooden Beads Trim Hats. A straw-colorec' straw hat is em broidered in wooden bends of all sizes and a girdle composed of strands o' the beads*goes with It, wmtvw hi gy MAgyGftftHAMBOHNEfL BANANA TREES. "A little Fairy," said Daddy, "loved bananas better than any other fruit. So she thought she would take a trip to a place where bananas grew, to see them on the branches. "She flew along on the back of the Tipster Bird, who is the bird belonging to the Fairies. "When she got to a place where there were many bananas, she said to the bird: 'Here we will stop.' "And the bird swooped down with his great black wings and they rested —both of them. For even though thi little Fairy had been on the back of the bird on the whole trip, still sho felt a wee bit tired from seeing so much all the way along. 'I shall close my eyes and put my head under my left wing,' said the Tipster Bird. 'You close your eyes and put your head on my right wing.' "So the Tipster Bird and the Fairy went sound asleep. It was not long before the Fairy noticed the Leaves of the banana trees all around laugh ing. 'What are you laughing for?' asked the Fairy. 'We're laughing because we're almost ripe. It's so jolly to be almost ripe.' 'Well, of course, I don't know,' said the Fairy. 'I have never been a tan. ft She Carried a Basket of Bananas to the Other Fairies. fruit, so I don't know what it would be like to be ripe or unripe.' "'Ah, but we have such a glorious time growing and while we last we are so happy.' "'Don't you last long?' asked the Fairy. 'Of course I can understand that the bananas wouldn't last long If there were many people around as fond of them as I am. My bird and I have come all this way to eat bananas off the trees. I have a bird who car ries me around—he carries all the Fairyland creatures. We don't need a motor, or a horse and carriage, or a big yacht.' "'I don't know what any of those things are,' said one of the Leaves who had almost been shaken off with laugh ter and glee. 'Some of our cousins have gone on boats, though—a great many of them have, and a few have gone on trains. But only a few leaves ever go along.' 'Tell me why you don't last long?* asked the Fairy. "'Because, said the Leaves, 'we are cut down when all our fruit has been taken. We are not nice any longer. We can never do the same work again. "'But,' the Leaves continued, 'there are shoots that are taken from our roots. These are started off again, and they do the same work as we have done. They grow just as fine bananas —every bit.' "'Aren't you sad?' asked the little Fairy, 'that you don't do the same work over again—yourselves?' 'No,' said the Leaves cheerfully, 'It Is enough for us to do our work well once. That's all we want. That makes us very happy. We love the warm sun and we have had our re ward for our work. We have grown beautiful and ripe. Ah, ah, ah, we're getting ripe.' "The Fairy moved in her sleep and the Tipster Bird sighed, for he was dreaming of bananas that were almost ripe. He was sighing because he would still have to wait a moment or so longer to have a taste! The Tip ster Bird loved bananas too! "The Leaves were pushing each oth er. "'Wake her up.' they said. 'Sing und dance and swish In the breezes.' "And then they sang some more, 'Come and eat, 'We're so sweet, 'Wo are Juicy, 'P°n't be a goosey. Have a bits, 'That's right, that's right.' "For the Fairy had awakened, but half in her sleep she was tasting of the delicious banana which had drop ped to her lap. And the Tipster Bird was no longer sighing but was having a little feast too. "'The best part of all,' said the Fairy on her way home, as she car ried a basket of bananas to the other Fairies, 'was to hear about the his tory of the banana tree and how the same, actual tree never blossoms again.'" Life as An Inspiration. There Is no greater Joy than the feel ing that some act of ours has Inspired another to be brave and strong. One of the beautiful things about right do ing is that It Is inspiration to others. No life Is a real success which has not scattered Inspiration all along the way. —Girls' Companion.