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Dr. Fewkes Uncovers Ceremonial
Temple on the Plains
of Colorado.
What Were Supposed to B«/ Mounds,
Are Found to Be in Reality Moul
dering Heaps of Fallen
Houses and Temples.
Washington.—Ir. J. Walter Fewkes,
chief of the bureau of American eth
uoiogy, Smithsonian institution, \yho
returned recently from archaooiopical
held work on the Mesa Verde national
park, Colorado, reports tlie unexpected
unearthing of a prehistoric ruin to
which he has given the name "Pipe
Shrine House." The name is the result
of a lariie number of tobacco pipes
found scattered in a circular shrine
just as they had been thvov. there dur
ing ceremonial rites untold centuries
Mesa Verde park was reserved from
settlement some years ago by congress
on account of the numerous cliff dwell
ings in its canyon, but later it was dis
covered that there were as many pueb
los on the open rop of the mesa as in
the cliffs. These have fared badly
from the elements, on account of ex
posure, and are now reduced to mounds
without walls above ground.
Find Ancient BuiicJIng.
For some years Doctor Fewkes has
been active in unearthing and -clearing
out these souvenirs, and it has been
through his efforts, mainly, that the
ruins have been preserved. Excavat
ing several of the mounds that were
taken to be natural formations, it was
found that they were in reality the
nioldering heaps of fallen houses and
last May Doctor Fewkes undertook
excavation of a mound in the neigh
borhood of what is known to many
motor tourists as Mummy lake. The
results of his excavations were inter
Out of the mound emerged a rectan
gular building. TO feet square ancj one
story high, accurately oriented to the
cardinal points Hie compass, with a
circular tower formerly 15 to 20 feet
high, like a church steeple, midway in
the western wall. This tower is sup
posed to have
seasons of tho year, it was probably
by watch in-.' the sun a.'s it rose or set
that they determined the time fer
A Ceremonial Ledge.
In the middle of this building was
found a circular room "(l feet deep and
about the same in /diameter, in which
were found more than a dozen clay
pipes, numerous, stone knives, pottery,
idols and other objects. Pines of this
kind iH-.-er have been found on the
Mesa Verde, anil -is all indications
point to t.lie beliePthat after the rite of
smoking they were thrown into the
shrine, the ruins. were culled Pipe
Shrine house.
A few feet south of the building,
which was not a habitation, but special
ized for ceremonies, there is a square
room or shrine dedii-ated to the moun
tain lion, a stone image of which was
found surrounded bv water-worn and
other strangely formed stones. A sim
ilar shrine is found on the northeast
corner of I'ipe Shrine house, in which,
among other oh,ii"-is. ums a small iron
meteorite and a slab of stone on which
is depicted a symbol of the sun.
The cemeteries of thn pueblos of the
Mesa Verde are situated near their
southeast corner, and. while .lie burials
in them have as a rule been removed
by vandals, several interments were
found near Pipe Shrine house. One of
these was left without moving a single
bone and an inclosure with a weather
proof roof was erected over it, so that
a visitor can view a skeleton more
than 500 years old with food howls
and other pieces of pottery Just as
they wore when left by relatives.
This is said to l)e the firs! time care
has been taken to preserve for inspec
tion a pre-Columbian skeleton of an
Indian In his own cemeterv.
London inventor Designs Helmet to
Protect Hair From Wind
End Rain.
London.—A motoring hat for women
lias just been invented and patented,
which is clait.iul to protect wooien's
hair from the ffl'iVris of wind and rain.
It is designed on the lines of man's
(lying helmet, is made of sillt and fitted
with a silk hood over the back, and
small pads over the ears. The hood
and pads are detachable and it is
claimed tin- wearer can linish a lout
motor tour looking and 'feeling per
fectly tidy and without a headache.
Pie^on Stops Up Flos,
l'ottsville, i'a.—A iluU.ering homing
pigeon nearly caused the death of
Charles Meyers and ids entire family.
Mr. Meyers, who is city assessor and
a newspaper publisher, was awakened
by his wife, who was suffering from
inhalation of gas, which bail-a'so af
fected the members of the family. In
vestigation showed that the chimney
was blocked by a pigeon that had
fallen down the ilt:e, its v.Mngs being
spread upward, blocking the draught.
'Dr. Earl Stevenson was called and
revived the victims'
for observation,
and, as it is very important for an
to determine the
iho clucU :t iv,\ iinpittTiUii
of congressional machinery. For this
reason there are about 1-5 clocks in
the United States capitol at Washing
ton. the more important ones receiv
ing daily attention. These clocks are
cared for by George H. Jones, as they
were by his father before him, who
was locksmith of the capitol in Gar
tield's day. The picture shows John
adjusting the clock in Statuary hall
which is over one hundred years old.
Woman Deputy Sheriff Sees No Rea
son Why She Cannot Fill Job
as Well as Man.
Kenton, O.—"I can't understand
why you make so much fuss about a
woman serving as a deputy sheriff.
We women vote now and I cannot
understand why we should not be
willing to take our places in any of
the positions men assume,-' was the
way Mrs. Ethel Johnson l'felffer,
twenty-eight, first regularly appointed
woniitn official with the power to ar
rest who ever has served in the Har
din county sheriff's office, met a sug
gestion that she pose for her picture
and talk for publication.
"I feel perfectly at home in this Job
and aui getting along just tine," Dep
uty Sheriff Ethel Pfeiffer continued.
"Why, I served my iirst warrant to
day and, if I do say it myself, I
wasn't a bit scared."
"Will you tote a gun and go out
after the hold, bad men who fracture
I lie laws?" the new deputy sheriff was
"Most certainly I will," was aer re
joinder. "I feel confident that I am
capable of fulfilling t.ie duties of my
position and I don't want to he a
"I won't be afraid to pack a gun
when I have to but, say, do you
know, it's a funny comparison, but I
am really afraid of a mouse. That's
a feminine trait I guess I'll never get
over," confessed the deputy sheriff,
who is the mother of several children.
Enlarged Production Due More to
Improved Methods Than In
crease in Acreage.
Tokyo.—While Japan does not pro
duce suflicient rice for the needs of
her people, who, even after an elabor
ate banquet, rc-uire a bowl or more
of their staple food, production has
kept pace with the increase of the
population. In the early days of the
reign, when the population was
So.CMO.im there was Sr.,(WO,000 koku
of rice produced. This year, with a
population of TO.Oi 10,000, the crop is
e."!i:natei] at an equal number of koku.
T'ie increase in production is due
a ore to improved methods than great
er acreage under cultivation.
Crcp Near Mt. Ararat Threatened
With Destruction by Failure
of Irrigation System.
Krivnn. Armenia—Certain Hourish
rice and cotton fields at the foot
Mount Ararat are threatened with
the same destruction that at one time
in ancient history overwhelmed the
hanging gardens of Babylon, namely
failing of the system of irrigation and
the inroads of desert sands.
American engineers are trying to
save the situation. They are going in
with fiOO refugee laborers, and will en
deavor to reopen a liO-miie Irrigation
canal from the Zanga river.
German Nitrogen Output Climbs.
Berlin.—Germany is producing 83
per cent more nitrogen now than in
prewar years. The output this year is
expected to reach .'MO.OOO tons.
U. S. AiJtcmoh.!es Uneri Up
Would Nearly Circ'e obe
Washington.—-If all the a ,to
Mio'oiNi in the United States
were to take to the road at liie
-ana- rime, end to end. the line
would extend four-fifths of lite
di.slance uround the world at the
equator, or sevci, lines from -New
orU to San Francisco. I'resi
lie-it Ceorge C. I!c!il ,,r the
American Automobile association
sa.d there are 10.000,000 cars in
t: United Slates, which if
:t. uhed from end to end would
e.\:end 1:0,000 miies.
over iVyears oiJ^foe ^0pe {pioneer
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Published by the
One Year $2.00
Attorney General Shafer for State
Wins Home Builders Suit
Verdict for the defendant was
rendered in the case tried in district
court in Bismarck in which the
Uurkholder Lumber Company of
Minneapolis sought to collect more
than $72,000 and interest from the
North Dakota Home Building Asso
ciation, for alleged breach of con
tract, the jury returning its verdict
Sunday morning about 10 o'clock
The jury retired at 5 o'clock Satur
day evening and the first ballot
stood 0 to 2 for the association, it
was learned.
Attorney General elect, Geo. Sliaf
er, who presented the state's argu
ment, called F. R. Pollard, former
purchasing agent for the home
Building association a "high priest
oi skullduggery" and severely con
demned his actions while in the em
p-oy of the Home Building associa
tion. He denied liability of the
state in the case, asserting that there
breach ot contract and that
Pollard lacked the authority to
make the contract the plaintiff lum
ber company alleged he made.
Mr. Shafer also denounced what
he termed the "unconscionable
terms" of the contract and declared
the profits provided for the lumber
company were extortionate.
The lumber company. presented
five causes of action in its suit: on
first it demanded $862.50 for a
carload of cement delivered. Mr.
Shafer declared the records showed
that this car was entrusted to Pol
lad personally to be sold thru .a
'umber company he was organizing
•it Casselton, and that there was no
evidence the material was "bought by
association. On a carload of
ilaster on which the plaintiff alleg
"d loss of $96 profits, Mr. Shafer as
erted that the fulfillment of the or
der was delayed so long that the as
neiation could not use it and that
'^e order had been cancelled. He
declared, the same condition existed
th respect to a carload of pipe.
Hi RA.
Foreign Advertising Representative 1
Entered at the post office at Hope,
North Dakota, as second class matter.
The two big' claims involved were
alleged loss of profits due to
failure of the association to fulfill a
contract of May 12, 1920, and an
other of Sept. 18, 1920, for a total
of more than six million feet of lum
ber and other material. On the
fi'st -the Burkholder company ask
?d SI8,000 and on the second $53,
While Pollard executed a contract
on May 12, 1920, Mr. Shafer declar
ed he did not have^he authority to
^o •'•vi. nnd that Manager Blakemore
lever leaned of the action until the
Burkholder company made a claim
'otne months later. He also denied
hat the contract of Sept. 18 was va
'id. ard asserted again that Pollard
had no authority.
Mr. Shafer asserted the contract
was so "outrageous in its terms as
to shock our conscience" in the pro
fits it provided for the company.
P. O. Hellstrom and William
danger representing the plaintiff, as
serted the records showed the Burk
holder company had acted in gOod
suffered actual loss and should
be compensated if the State of
North Dakota was to do business on
a fair basis—Hannaford Enterprise,
Thursday, January 4, 1028
Hostess— Mrs. Slingsby
Leader—Mrs. Gurab
Drill—Municipal Organization and
Maufacturing in the Islands
Mrs. Shippy
Philippine Embroidery
Mrs. E. G. Haviland
The Filipino as a Farmer
Mrs. Wheeler
"Why did you discontinue the
practice of beating a gong in front
of your hostelry to announce that
meals were served?" we inquired.
"Everything else on the place be
ing satisfactory and according to the
way a first class hotel should be run''
replied the landlord of the the
Prunytown tavern, "some of the
guests, feeling obliged to kick about
something, complain that the sound
of the gong made their dinners taste
bitter."—Kansas City Sar.
Hope Locals
Mrs. Kennedy is quite sick this
Mrs. C. D. Anderson is sick with an
attack of influenza.
Several of the Carney children
have been sick the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Milligan en
tertained the Moores families at
dinner Christmas.
l)r. Samms left last Thursday to
spend the Christmas holidays with
liliis family in the east.
Minnie Nestigen and Jessie Miller
are spending the Christmas holidays
at their homes in Clifford.
Miss Irene Pederson a freshman
at the Hope High-School is spending
her Christmas holidays at her home.
Signe ..Pederson is home spending
her Christmas vaction at home hav
ing finished her course at Valley City
The predominating feature of
Steele Ave. the past few evenings has
been the new electric sign on the
Cozy Theater. Messers. Bowen &
Christianson finished the Installing
of ihiS in time to turn it on Saturday
evening. It certainly attracts atten
tion as it lights up the whole street.
The. Alumni Association of the
Hope high school will hold their an
nual banquet this evening in the
dinning room of 'the Congregational
church. Quite a representative gath
ering of the various classes from
1905 to 1922 are-expected to be pre
The Hope Lodge, No. 19, I. O. O. F.
recently elected the following officers
for the ensuing year:
Ira. J. Baker, N. G.
Q. D. Wheeler, V. G.
Oscar Johnson, Secretary
G. A. Warner, Treasurer
Chas. Chalmers, Trustee
Everett King, Donovan Kraabel,
Nell Lundjng, Gertrude King, Lloyd
Sinsex, and George Klovstad,, all, of
the University of North Dakota, are
spending a two weeks vacation in
Hope.. -There are fourteen people
from Steele County at the University
his year. Six of these ar& from
Ho!pe the rest are from Aharon.
A the last meeting of Occidental
Lodge, No. 27, A.' F. & A. M., tlie
following officers were installed.
Frank H. Sussex, W. M.
W. G. Newetl, S. W.
K.'W. Haviland, J. W.
3. H. McCollom, Treasurer
E. J. Milligan, Secretary.
G. E. Miller? S. D.
Elmer Byer, J. D.
J. M. Curtis, Tyler
A heavy, frost which is adhearing
to the, trees, fences, telephone and
telegraph wires, etc.! is doing con
siderable damage, especially to the
telephone lines. Quite a number of
pfilcs are reported' down already ami
If a wind should come up before the
temperature rises sufficiently to clear
the lines a large share of the rural
phones will be put out of commis
sion. Wire Chief Amundson is on
the job ^id doing everything pos
sible to keep the lines in shape.
Dr. A. L. Pushor. who left last
Friday with his family to spend the
holidays with relatives at Kempton,
enjoyed a Christmas dinner consist
ing of weak ,tea and diluted milk at
the hospital in Northwood. While
on the way he suffered an attack
of appendicitis and was operated on
Saturday evening. Asa result of
this it will probabiy be the1 middle
of January before he returns to re
sume his dental practice.
Last Thursday evening, Mrs. J. K.
Joslyn was hostess to a group of
twelve young people when Mr. Charlie
M. Wenzel was given a party in the
form of a miscellaneous shower.
Among the gifts that Mr. Wenzel
received was a family record beauti
fully framed, also a watch, for which
the guest of honor had expressed a
desire. Mr. Wenzel left Hope last
Saturday and will be married to Miss
Cleo Brandrup at Mankato, Minn.
December 29th. Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel
will return to Hope shortly after the
first of the year anc will occupy the
MalcomU Brown residence in this
•Call the
C. S. KGAN. Proprietor
For draylng of all kinds
Ii.u-rry Chaimei-3 of Blabon, one of
the four Steele county boys' and
girls' club members who attended the
Achievement Institute held at the
North Dakota Agricultural college
iast week, was elected vice-president
of the Slate Achievement Institute
at the closing session last Friday.
Eugene Sussex of Hope also won
honors for Steele county at the
meeting, placing first in corn judging
contest held at the Agricultural Col
lege. jForty boys' and.girls club mem
bers,-jrepresenting the aristocracy of
junior agriculture in North Dakota,
were entered in this contest.
The club members who attended
the institute were selected on the
basis of their accomplishments dux*
ing the year in the various club pro
jects. They are as follows:
Charles Parkman, Blabon, pigs
Harry Chalmers, Blabon, potatoes
-Marian lEgah,. Hope, poultry, and
Eugene Sussex, .Hope, garden. The
club members were trained by E. J.
Shrum of Hope, instructor in agricul
The navy boy was home on leave
for the first time, and the old man
was admiring his uniform.
"But tell me, my boy, why do
they made the pants so wide at the
"So we can roll them up quickly,"
explained the lad.
"You're no son of mine," warned
the old man, "if you'r goin'ter fight
wid yer feet! 'Tis yer jacket sleeves
hat ought to be wide at the bottom"
—Los Angeles Times.
She is an old Negro mammy and
has been in the employ of Albert
Kraemer for many years. Yester
day she was dusting, and when she
came to a bronze bust of Charles
Dickens she stopped and inquired:
"Mistah Kraemer, who an dis here
That is Charles Dickens, aunty,
the noted author," replied Mr.
"Am dat him?'' Old aunty's eyes
shone with delight. "I'se done hyear
a lot about dat Dickens. 'Deed, Mis
tah Kraemer. I'se done hye'ar so
much about him I alius thought he
was a white genman."—New Orleans
"Please ma'am, I've broken some
thing," said Jane.
"Well, Jane, what is it?" asked
the mistress.
"I'm very sorry, I couldn't help
it?'' said Jane, crying.
"Don't be silly, Jane tell me what
it is," asked the other.
"Oh, ma'ma, the cucumber was
crooked, and, seeing you had com
pany, I tried to bend it straight."
Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
To wish you
Hardware Hope, N. Dak.
With Kindly Remembrance
and all good wishes for av
Happy New Year
Chandler's Furniture
Furniture and Undertaking
Pitt P. Chandler, Prop. Hopr, N. D.
Perhaps you have heard
of a certain blind lawyer
in the East, who, on ac
count of his affliction, has
developed an inner sight,
a keen, analytical percep'
tion, that makes his coun*
sel invaluable in the most
important cases. You will
find him exemplified in a
startling manner in
W*&. MacHarg and
Edwin Balmer
Perhaps, in reflecting up
on the escape and success'
ful hiding of some note
rious criminal, you have
wondered if his freedom
were not connived at by
the very people who
seemed most interested in
convicting him or, in
many cases, if guilt were
not fastened upon an inno
cent party in order to protect
powerful interests. You will
find these very things ^\t
with in this story also, you
will find a romance with quai'
ities that will strongly appeal
to your heart.
Follow This Remarkable
Serial in
Hope Pioneer
Staring in this Issue
Yes, Indeed.
it is too bad that our ancestors did
ii. iiv« long enough to realize how
•.'-.art we are.—Detroit Journui.
If You Ship Pa Your
OEAl DIRECT vtttitta URSEtT miiew
0 1 0 5 1
Wf „e for price IlitV Ugg and full Inforaarion
St.TRA.UL* ~\A\inn

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