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bat George Duis. who is
Keeking re-elecikm as mayor of Grand
Forks, ibe MW G«crge Dais who, in
company with the present warden of
the slat fe penitentiary, dil such bitter,
though unsuccessful, iobbying at the
last session of the legislature against
the biil Intended to sire blacksmith*
a chance to get the money for their
work in repairing thrashing-machines,
and for the manaCsctarera of which
aad the warden are agents?
Mr Dttis o«ght to get the rotes of or
zani-nxt aad ttnorgaalied labor in
Granrf Forks—ait.
THE Record has received a whine of
aixwr. a coiomn from H. T.
Helgesen. who thinks he is
ranning for the republican nomina
tion for congress. Helgesen always
whines. The writer has been in half
a dozen state conventions where the
Cavalier county backcapper has whin
ed. If lie succeeded in getting on the
delegation from his county he whin
ed at the members of the party who
were Ailing the oAces. If he was de
feated In the county convention, he
got up a contesting delegation, ap
peared at the convention and whined
more persistently than ever. Helge
»en is the most prominent example of
the Xorth Dakota "reformers" who,
having Utile ability, see no chance for
getting to the front unless they can
discredit and pull down their betters,
lie is entirely unworthy to represent
in congress as progressive and intelli
gent people as those who inhabit
Xorth Dakota.
more or leas esteemed friend
of the Batcave is beginning to get
fidgety. He is weeping again about
the flnal proof business. He doesn't
like the idea of the Record getting
them. And yet it can be easily proved
by several perrons that the precedent
of "to the victor belong the spoils"—
far as this matter is concerned—
was initiated by the Batcave Kan,
himself. He went to the legislature
in 1903 ostensibly as a Hansbrongh
man. But when be got to Bismarck he
wouldn't tie a Hansbrough man unless
he could get the Snal-proof notices.
He wanted all of 'em, and would have
gotten 'em had it not been for the ob
jection of a powerful friend of Hans
lirough's, who wouldn't stand for the
pioneer publisher of this county—who
had labored early and late in building
iil a paper with a bona-flde circulation,
and whose entire living was made
from the paper—being turned down in
the interest of a man who was run
ning an alleged newspaper as a side
issue—and at a continuous loss of
money—for the solo purpose of get
ting even with the Record publisher.
Then, when the Record man succeed
ed the Batcave chap—who had refus
ed to publish the republican legisla
tive ticket.—and the proof notices were
sen to the Record, the gentleman of
the Batcave went to Bismarck to com
plain. But his attention was called to
the fact that he himself had initiated
the system. As a matter of fact, the
publisher of our esteemed contempo
rary is the only member of the legis
lature from this county that has ever
gone to the land officers and asked
for Anal-proof notices because of such
membership. Another thing: The
law reads that l«nd notices shall .,e
published In "some newspaper of gen
eral circulation designated by the reg
ister as being bublished nearest the
publisher a large proportion
of whose subscription list is composed
of free "subscribers" can scarcely be
said to be running a newspaper "of
general circulation." True, It. costs
money for one who is not a practical
printer or
professional newspaper
man to run a newspaper for the pur
noses of "doing up" somebody but,
when he finds he Is losing seventy-flve
dollars or so a month, and has failed
in his effort to ruin his competitor, he
°ught to take his loss in a philosophic
manner, and not whine about it
Any way, most homestead claimants
whose notices would appear !n a Lin
ton paper have proved up. So, reaMv.
th,M-e i« very little for the Batcave lilt
Klo man to cry about, now.
Flaal Proof*.
Foliowi»K are tlte final proof* made
on Emmons county land since last re
port. The last two named were wit*
Before Weabherby—
Parks. N eqrof t«-i:U-74.
hlgle W. Doolittle and Wut. Schwab.
Kljflc W. lloolittle. S qr of
I U-74. Win. II. .lnliiiMiit and Carl K.
Before ltuoks—
llarvey I'eti is. |r of an-lxt-7".
Klmer l». Kt.«le and Clarence McUln.
•lolirtimeg Kaiiilieitz. N qr of ll
losepli Hll and Jakob Keller.
Thomas Kambellz. S lif of S qr
••f lo-i2i»-" and lif of qr of 15-
Ell and Jakob Keller.
Iwik Jacoteon. W lif of se qrand
qr of qr o( 24-132-".V Tliom«s
Austin and Win. Matwell.
For Cosstjr Troaatr.
To iliu Voters of Baimoas County, N. It.:
'JRC1'' .NMjMcifally MaoueeaMaalf
eandldate tor UMoOeaofcSaaty
CNlaw Write*
Mmtliai Utter frw UN
Lap* tl Nte ruiWIwn.
Orii-ttunusD, Ffo. I. iw.
To the Editor of tbe Record.
Your paper addressed to Mr. Roden
burg was received yesterday. I was
glad tc hear from the dear friends at
home, and to learn how folks on the
other side of the big pond are getting
along, was pleased to learn that
the mild winter continues in Xorth
We are having a good time here in
Holland. I was skating a good part
of the time for about two weeks: but
now the winter is past and the weath
er is rainy at time3. The first couple
of weeks we were here we felt very
chilly on account of the damp climate,
and while it was raining it seemed to
me that it was about forty degrees
below zero.
We had a very pleasant trip, being
on the ocean about ten days. The first
five days we made about 335 miles a
day. We had three stormy days, dur
ing which we faced the wind and
made slow headway. Xearlv every
day we saw other ships. It was an in
teresting sight, also, to we Xorth Da
kota people—who hadn't for many
years seen anything in the fish line
bigger than a Missouri river channel
cat—to see big fish jumping out of
the water every once in a while. The
mammoth ship Lusitania passed us.
She left Xew York abcut two days
after we did. There were about 700
third-class passengers, 72 second-class
and 25 first-class passengers on our
ship—the Potsdam. The accommoda
tions on the ship were as good as in
any first-class hotel.
Holland is a pretty and interesting
country, with its many lakes, rivers
and canals and windmills every
where, which are used in draining the
meadows. The soil is very rich. The
cattle look to us much bigger than the
average cf cattle in Xorth Dakota, and
they give more milk. We saw .some
oats here that looked as heavy to us
as barley, and which yielded 100
bushels to the acre. Winter wheat is
also raised here, and it looks green
and flourishing at present. All farm
products are very high here just now.
Butter sells at 85 cents a pound and
eggs at 54 cents per dozen in Dutch
money. (The Record is not sure as
to the price of eggs intended to be
given, as the last figure, the "4," Is
not plainly written, and may be a 2"
or a "7,"—Ed. Record.*
I am at present visiting a friend
who was once a settler in Emmons
county. Klaas Schilling is his name.
He now has a wife and four children
—one girl and three boys. He sends
a kindly greeting to his old-time Bm
mens county friends and neighbors.
subject to UM decUlua of tkt republican
of county, at At primary alac
U?n •?,
toid Jans U. fi It «lset«d. I
will dispose of my baslasas aad give ny
attention to tkadattasot the oSoe
mysalf to pat tank aTbiMtl
WFor Sale—Several good teams of
working and driving
bonea. Call
Win. Carinlclieara llvtrvbarn.
MMt a Wisconsin Maa
Von Oeaarally Flatf Kin To Ba a
for the Steterauw With
the Frtach Name« A Matflsm
UsnMsman, Hare on a Visit, Has
Soma deed Things to Say of the
Bagger State's Noted Fighter.
8eeningly the sentiment among
those Xorth Oakotans who favor the
Roosevelt idea Is for Taft. Yet the
latter has strong opposition—from all
quarters—by those who are opposed
tc the president, because they look
upon the defeat of Taft as the defeat
of Roosevelt and the policies he has
been advocating. With Hughes, of
New York, looming up so conspicuous-
In the east with Fairbanks, of
Indiana, getting a solid indorsement
from his state with Speaker Cannon
strongly urged by the stand-patters—
In the face cf the strong and in many
cases vindictive opitosltion—it does
not seem possible that Taft can win
out, and It would appear that those
who are followers of Taft and lloose
vclt. must look about for some person
who can not only hold the Taft forces,
but who has a very strong following of
his own.
There is not a man in the United
States today who stands nearer to the
great body of the American people
than Robert M. La Follette. He is a
man who cannot be driven, cajoled
or bribed from his position, once
has mad. up his mind that It is right
and for the interest of thrf people. As
Square Dealer—although he is nut
about fifty years of age—he was years
ahead of Roosevelt and Taft. In his
own state Wisconsin he has uncov
ered nvore rascality and rorrtiption
than any man living.
He stands squarely for the control
of all public-.service coi|*oratioiis. He
is (he oriKiital rate-reformer, the fath
of the primary election and the
many other reform laws enacted by
Wisconsin. If the people of tills coun
are sincere in their wishes for
the continuation and furthering of the
Rooseveltian Ideas, and want :i n.iin for
president who lias the courage of his
convictions and who is a born fighter,
they should nominate Robert M. I.a
Follette for president.
Wisconsin is today the best govern
ed state in the Union, and more
through the courageous, persistent
and hard work of l.a Follette. in the
face of the strongest and most cor
rupt Influences that could be brought
to bear against him, than any other
half dosen of its citizens. All who
believe in a government for the |ieo
pie and by the people should sup|ort
Wisconsin's peerless senator Robert
M. La Follette. as the republican pres
Identlal candidate.
Whistler's Odd Ways.
Lord Redesdale once gave a descrip
tion of Whistler's methods to a meet
ing in I-oadon in support of a memo
rial to the great artist He was paint
ing, be said, a portrait of a lady.
Whistler took up bis position at one
end of tbe room with his sitter aod the
canvas nt tbe other and. For a long
time he stood looking at his model,
holding in bis band a huge brash full
of color, sucb a brush as a man would
nse to whitewash a bouse. Then be
rushed forward and smashed tbe brash
fall of color into tbe canvas. Then he
ran back, and forty or fifty times he
repeated this. At the end of that
time there stood out on the canvas a
space which exactly indicated the fig
are, tbe form and the expression of
tbe sitter. There was a pathetic story
attaching to tbe picture. Tbe bailiffs
were in the house when tbe picture
was finished. That was quite a com
mon occurrence, and Whistler only
laughed, but be went round his studio
with a knife and deliberately destroyed
all bis canvases, including this picture,
which was to have been his (Lord
Bedesdale's).—Dundee Advertiser.
The Gentle Rebuff.
Immeasurable are tbe rebuffs that
the helpers of tbe poor, tbe seekers
after charity for their anffering broth
el's undergo," said a New York charity
organization offlclal. "A friend st
mine, a Methodist minister in a sflnA
western town, told me tbe other day
01 his last rebuff, a not unkind one.
Entering tbe office of tbe local weekly,
tbe minister said to the editor:
'I am soliciting aid for a gentleman
of refinement and Intelligence who is
la dire need of a little ready money,
but who is far too prood a man to
make his sufferings known.'
'Why,' exclaimed the editor, push
ing up his eyeshade, 'I'm the only chap
la tbe village who answers that de
scription. What's this gentleman's
'I regret,' said the minister, that 1
am not at liberty to disclose it*
'Why, it must be me,' said tbe ed
itor. 'It Is me. It's me, sore. Heaven
pneper you, parson, In your good
An llnburied Picture.
Bossetti secured permission In 18G9
to reopen the cofBn of his wife in order
to secure tbe manuscripts of some
poems which be bad burled with her
seven years before.
Some such Incident might have oc
curred in connection with J. M. W.
Turner If bis desire to be buried wrap
ped up In his own painting of "Car
thage" bad been carried out. There
was some difficulty in selling tbe paint
ing, and tbe artist kept the canvas by
him. He always said be wonld be
wrapped in It when be was buried and
even went so far as to ask Chan trey If
as his executor he would fulfill his
wishes on that point.
"So doubt," answered the sculptor,
"I shall bury you rolled np In your pic
ture If It Is one of the conditions of
your will, but I would take you up
next day and unroll you!"
The Master's Title.
Professor Key when head master of
a large London school was one of the
most genial gentlemen that ever filled
that position. He was fond of encour
aging fun In bis boys and was not un
willing to recount occasionally during
class time when anything prompted It
the manners and customs of countries
he had visited. On one occasion he
was telling his class about Spain and
"Do you know, boys, that when a
man attains to eminence there be Is
not called 'sir,' but is given the title
of 'don?'
One of tbe boys here called out:
"Then, I suppose, sir, they would
call you Don Key?"
The gravity of the class was com
pletely upset for the remainder of tbe
afternoon.—Strand Magazine.
Price of His Treason.
Benedict Arnold died in London Jane
14,1801. Ills life after his treason was
a most unhappy one. He was avoided
by men of honor and on many occa
sions deliberately insulted. He re
ceived a considerable sum of money
from tbe British government and made
several unsuccessful attempts to en
gage in business in British America
and the West Indies and finally re
turned to London, where he died In
obscurity. His second son, born in
1780, entered tbe British army in 1798,
served with credit in many parts of
the world and three years before his
death in 1854 was made a lieutenant
general.—Household Companion.
Running No Risk.
"What," asks the maiden aunt, "go
ing to marry that Mr. Newwan? Why,
you hardly know the man, Imogene.
In tbe few days you have been ac
quainted with him you cannot possibly
have learned anything of his family or
antecedents or habits or personal cir
"That is true, Aunt Keturab. But
you have always told me that no wom
an who knowa anything about a man
will marry him."—Success Magaslne.
A Definition.
"Paw," asked a thoughtful lad, wriO'
kllng bis brow, "what's a pessimist?"
"A pessimist, John J.," replied his
father, "Is man who, after a cyclone
has blown Ills house away with him In
It, goes back and grumbles at his lot.
No Come Back.
Borne of the West Indian Islanders
hare learned that wheu a foreigner
misbehaves on their shores It Is better
to suffer In silence than to mete out
punishment at the risk of a descending
gunboat from the miscreant's native
land. A judge In Haiti, however, re
cently took occasion to pay off old
scores and to redeem his self respect
In the case of an offender brought be
fore him.
To his first questlou as to the nation
ality of the accused the Interpreter bad
answered that the prisoner was from
"Switzerland!" said the Judge. "And
Switzerland has no seacoast, has it?"
"No seacoast, your honor," replied
the Interpreter.
"And no navy," coutiuued tbe judge.

navy, your honor," was tbe
then," said tbe judge,
give biui one year at bard Isbor."
®«oklyu Life,
Never a One Day President.
The periodic assertion is made that
on Sunday, Marrli 4. 1849, Senator Da
vid Rice Atchison of Missouri, who
was then president pro tem. of tbe
senate, was president of the United
States "virtuf^ly." He never was,
"virtually" or otherwise.
In 17% congress enacted that In
event of no president or vice preeident
being ready to succeed tbe first office
abould devolve on tbe president of
the senate and next on to tbe speaker
of tbe bouse. The succession was
changed in 1886. Now, Zachary Tay
lor and Millard Fillmore were In Wash
ington on March 4,1849. It being Bun
day, they permitted an Interregnum to
follow until tbe next day. Mr. Atchi
son took no oath as president, and
wjtboiit taking such he could not ex
ercise the office. Mr. Taylor could
have taken the oath at any second
subsequent to noon on March 4. No
pompous inauguration Is demanded.
The chief justice need not administer
the oath. Arthur took it in New York
before Judge Brady at 2 a. m. and Mr.
Boosevelt in Buffalo before United
States Judge Hazel.
The "virtually" of Mr. Atchison is
visionary unless by some bolt from tbe
blue tbe elected officials had been re
moved.—Pittsburg Post.
Glory Everywhere.
A Methodist minister was much an
noyed by one of bis bearers frequently
shouting out during tbe preaching.
"Glory!" "Praise the Lord!" and tbe
like. Though often reproved, the hap
py member persisted In expressing
One day tbe minister invited him
to tea and, to take hie mind from
thoughts of praise, banded him a sci
entific book, full of dry facts and fig
ures, to pass tbe time before tea.
Presently the minister was startled
by a sudden outburst of "Glory!"
Halleluiah!" and "Praise tbe Lord!"
"What is the matter, man?" asked
tbe minister.
"Why, this Itook says tbe sea is five
miles deep?"
Well, what of that'?"
Why, the Bible says my sins have
been cast into the depths of the sea,
and if it is that deep I need not be
afraid of their ever coming up again.
Tbe minister gave up hopes of re
forming him.
A Daring Escape.
Tbe annals of Sing Sing are full of
daring escapes. A typical case was
that of Pallister and Roblf, two con
victed murderers. By frequent appeals
they bad headed off the day of their
execution, and nt length decided ou
escape at any cost—even that of life
Itself. Late one night Pallister called
for a drink of milk, and as tbe official
on duty opened the cell door to give
It him he was seized, dragged In and
overpowered. The desperado then
locked tbe officer In the cell and, after
•ecurlng his keys, released his com
rade Roblf, when they in turn over
came and disarmed the second night
watchman. This done, they offered re
lease to three more prisoners with
whom they bad made friends. These
declined the doubtful benefit, however,
whereupon the two murderers climbed
the skylight, reached the boundary
wall nud dropped to liberty by tbe
broad Hudson, which they crossed In
a small boat.—New York Tribune.
Up Two Stumps.
Little Johnny was in the habit of
wanting more victuals put upon bis
plate tban he could eat. His papa de
cided to break him of the habit One
day as Johnny insisted upon being
served until his plate was well filled
his papa said, "Johnny, If I give you
this you will have to eat every bit of
it or I will punish you." Johnny prom
ised that he would, and bravely did
tbe little fellow try to do so, but In
vain. It was too much for him. He
would try again and again and then
look sorrowfully at his papa. Finally,
laying down his fork, he said:
"Papa, if you was me which would
you rather do, get a licking or bust?"
Our Language.
Au Intelligent foreigner la said to
have expressed himself after the fol
lowing fashion on the absurdities of
the English language: "When I dis
covered that I was quick, I was fast
If I stood firm, I was fast If I spent
too freely, I was fast, and that not to
eat was to fast, I was discouraged.
But when I came across the sentence,
'The first one won one 1 prise,' I was
tempted to give up English and learn
some other language."
A Little of Everything.
"The weather used to be In four acts
—spring, summer, autumn and win
"But now nature seems to have gone
Into vaudeville." Louisville Courier
Live Furs.
"Mamma, look!" exclaimed Mary.
"Those furs are just like mine."
"Why, Mary, you have no furs," re
plied the astonished mother.
'Yes, I have," said Mary, "and they
are filled with kittens."—School Educa
A Pleasant Change.
"So you enjoyed Venice?" said the
"Yes," answered Stir. Cuiurox. "It
was kind of pleasant, for a change, to
be robbed by a gondolier instesd of a
hack driver."—Washington Star.
Sam Weller.
It was Sam Weller who made Dick
ens famous. "Pickwick Papers" were
a complete failure financially until thl*
unique character was Introduced. The
press was all but unanimous In prals
Ing Samival as an entirely original
character whom none but a great gen
ins could have created. Dickens re
celved over $10,000 for "Pickwick Pa
pers." and st the age of twenty-six be
was incomparably the most popular
author of bis day.—1-ondou standard
Tamo Your Rattlesnakes.
A tame rattlesnake belongiug to an
Arizona farmer sleeps every night on
the trout gate of 'its owner's gardeu,
coiling himself arouud the gate and
gatepost, so that a lock aud chalu tu
keep out Intruders are not needed.
PltUliurg Dispatch.
Bathing a Prinea.
George IV. while prince and res Id lag
la bis Brighton palace kept In his bed
room a portrait of Mrs. Gunn, an old
bathing woman who used to dip him
into tbe sea when he was tbe little
Prince of Wales. A picture book much
prised by children showed tbe old lady
bathing tbe little fellow. Benesth tbe
picture was this stanza:
To Brighton came he.
Came Ocorge the Third's soa.
To be dipped In the sea
By the taasd Martha Ounn.
A companion portrait to Martha
Gunn's was that of Thomas Smoaker,
who had charge of tbe hone which
drew tbe bathing machines Into and
sat of the sea. One day tbe little roy
al highness, having learned to swim,
iwam out farther than Thomas Judged
to be safe. He called to him to come
back, but tbe self willed boy struck
oat with more vigor. Thomas went
after the prince, overtook him, seised
him by an ear and drew him to shore.
Do you think," be replied to the
boy's angry words, "I'm a-going to get
myself banged for letting tbe king's
heir drown hlsself Just to please a
youngster like you?"
Only a Dodge.
An insurance expert waa relating In
Chicago some oddities of Insurance.
"And then," said the expert, "there
was that case of the general stors man
In Ohio. This man's store burned
down, and, because bis stock was so
heavy, the company disputed his claim.
I remember one item la his stock list—
17,500 mourning hatbands. When 1
came to this item I thumped It with
my pencil and said to the storekeeper
"Look here, this Is unreasonable.
Why should you have had 17,800
mourning hatbands In stock? What
possibility was there that death would
create In a single small shop like yours
a demand for 17,800 moaning hat
"The storekeeper smiled at me la a
condescending way aad replied:
'I didn't keep those hatbands for
men who grieved for the death of rela
tives or friends, but for men who went
Into mourning for the grease oa their
hats.' "-Boston Globe.
MieRree of Young Idea.
Air usually has no weight, but wben
placed In a barometer It is found to
weigh about fifteen pounds a square
If a small bole were bored la tbe top
of a barometer tabe, tbe mercury
would shoot up In a column thirty feet
A right angle Is 80 degrees F.
Hydrogen Is colorless, odorless and
A cuckoo is a thing that turns from
a butterfly Into a moth.
Horsepower Is the distance a hors
can carry one pound of water In an
The earth revolves on Its own axis
305 times In twenty-four boars. This
rapid motion through space causes its
sides to perspire, formlag dew.—Uni
versity Correspondent
Senate and Lords.
The British house of lords Is a sur
vival of the ancient aristocracy of tbe
kingdom, which for a long time, was
supreme In all national matters. When
the democratic sentiment won a place
for Itself In tbe shape of the house of
commons the natural and apparently
Indestructible conservatism of the Brit
ish people bold on to the boose of lords
aa a check upon tbe commons and a
perpetual reminder of tbe ancient insti
tution. The senate of the United States
was the result of the compromise
strode between the Nationalists and
States' Rights parties In the convention
that formed the constitution. Some
wen for merging the representatives
In a single body, while otben Insisted
upon tbe second chamber (the senate)
as a recognition of the political eqoallty
of the states.
Lasksd Something.
"You Germans have no sense of hu
mor," said an American.
"Try me and see." said the German.
"Well," said the American, "you
know America Is the home of very
large things—tbs highest mountains,
the greatest waterfalls"—
"Ob, yes, yes, yes," said the German.
"And our tnee," continued the Amer
ican, "an so tall that la order to see to
the top of thejin one man looks as far
op as be can, and another man begins'
when the lint man leaves off and
looks up to tbe top."
'But dst vass no Joke dst vsss a
A Boston Correction.
Bilklns had recently moved from New
York to Boston. The other morning ho
wont to tbe butcher's.
"Give me a nice porterhouse," be or
"Extremely sorry, sir," said the pro
prietor of the establishment urbanely,
"but we an not giving anything away
this morning."—Harper's Weekly.
The Truth.
Fesr Is not In the habit of speaking
truth. Wben perfect sincerity Is ex
pected, perfect wisdom most be allow
ed. Nor has any one who Is apt to be
angry when he bean tbe troth any
cause to wonder tbst he doee aot hear
Tee Healthy.
"Do you believe that mooquitoee car
ry mslarlaV"
"Not the mosquitoes around ben,"
answered Farmer Corntoasel. "They
couldn't possibly do It snd lie so
heslthy."- Washington Star.
Penlsteacy Is tbs road to succsss.
Tbe only known exception to this rule
Is the case of ben sitting on china
Often the Case.
"A man should think twice befon
be spesks."
"And woman tbns times bsfsn
she sings."—Hsrper's Weekly.
Fisns snd Estimatss.
Inquiring 8ui-Pop, is an archltaot
an artist? Pop (who hss just bad a
uew bouse liuilti—| guess so. They
ssy artists are perfect children about
money matters.
You cannot dream yourself into a
character you must hammer and
forge yourself into one-Homo Notes
Pound the tot.
This stoqr Is told by a msa- who dis
likes nothing so mnch as to be asked
"My little girl Is very fond of sea
ahdls," he said, "and, having been
called to Atlantic City on business one
day. I took advantage of tbe oppor
tunity to run down to the beach to see
It I could pick up a few. I was stroll
ing along tbe sand, gathering a few
ahdls and pebbles, which I placed In
my handkerchief, wben along came one
of those old idiots who ask questions
with their mouths which their eyes
could answer. He smiled upon me and
said: 'Fine day. Isn't It? An you
gathering shells?'
'No,' I snapped bach, saying the
test thing that popped Into my mind
Tin looking for a set of false teeth I
lest while In bathing.'
"He expressed his sympathy, and
then his face lit up as his eye caught
sight of a pink and white object on
the sand. 'Well, I declare! Hen they
an nowr he exclaimed, and, sun
enough, he picked up a set of false
teeth lying right at his feet I was too
surprised to do anything hot grab them
aad put tbem In my pocket The fun
ny part of It Is that I never had a tooth
pulled in my life. I wonder whom that
(Use set belongs to."—Philadelphia
He Believed the Bey.
A judge was explaining to a young
student friend the Intricacies of evi
dence. He Illustrated well the case of
conflicting evidence—how wben tbe
statements of two witnesses an op
posed tbe more probable statement Is
to be accepted.
"Usually In conflicting evidence," he
said, "one statement Is far mon proba
ble than the other, so that we can de
cide easily which to believe. It Is like
the boy snd tbe bouse hunter. A bouse
hunter, getting off a train at a sub
urban station, said to a boy:
"My boy, I am looking for Mr.
Smlthson's new block of semidetached
cottages. How far are they from hen.'
'About a twenty minutes' walk,' the
hay replied.
"Twenty minutasr exclaimed the
house hunter. 'Nonssnse! The adver
tisement says Ave/
"•Well/ said the boy, "you can be
lieve me or you can believe the adver
tisement but I ain't tiyln' to make no
aale.' "—Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Dish of Tea.
In reference to a note about a "dish
of tea," it may be mentioned that
"dish" throughout the eighteenth cen
tury was a colloquialism for cup. In
faahlonable houses at lint and for
long, tea was drunk from a cup with
out a handle brought from China. Tbe
vessel was termed a dish. Wben tbe
Chinese cup was first copied by Eng
lish potters, the convenience of a han
dle was added. Tbe saucer also was
brought from China. It received the
name because of its resemblance to
the English saucer, a platter In which
sauce was served. The familiar gibe,
Isaucer eyes," was originally Inspired
by the sauce saucer long befon Lord
Arlington gave the first tea party In
England in Arlington House, wben
Buckingham palace stands, at the Res
toration period.—London Chronicle.
Bestruetive Musis.
A member of tbe beard of directors
of tbe Metropolitan Opera House tells
a story that be had from one of the
musicians attached to tbe orchestra
then. It appean that a friend of the
wife of the musician had during a call
on the latter Inquired as to the hus
band's taste In musical matters. Among
other things she wanted to know what
operas the musician liked beet to play.
"I don't know much about dot" said
the better half who was at the time
busily engaged In darning an old shirt,
"but I do know somet'ings. Voteffer
he likes I like not doa Wagner operas.
Dey sounds veil enough, but dose
clothes—ach! He neffer yet comes home
from dot Wagner opera dot he haf not
torn a place In his poor old shirts. I
bnfer tbe Italian operas."
A Dangsreue Peat.
For a feat of dexterity and nerve It
would be difficult to surpass that of
the Boejesman of South Africa, who
walks quietly up to a puff adder and
deliberately sets bis ban foot on Its
neck. In Its struggles to escape and
attempts to bite Its assailant tbe poi
son gland secretes large amount of
tbe venom. This Is Just what tbs
Boejesman wants. Killing the snake,
he eats the body snd uses the
for bis snows.
Where Ma Wae Strict.
Little Girl—My mamma is awful
atrlct. Is youn? Little Boy-Orful.
Little Girl—But ebe lets you go any
where you wsnt to and— Tattle Boy
Ob, she ain't strict with me. Little
Girl-Then who Is she strict with?
Little Boy—Ps.
Grasper (a very canful man)—No, I
should never allow my daughter to
marry a journalist He alwaya wastes
one eide of tbe paper. And still leu
ahould she wed a poet He doeen't
even goto the end of tbe line.
Hew to Stop Neee Bleed.
When the bellboy responded to the
slgnsl he found the elderly
V®1" you have tbe occa
UlflTSD J5TATFS I \vr, lire
HlSVARCK. X. I»„ rVT.r,!
A sufficient contest ifti l.
SilUnw1!--®*-6-b? iU"
March 12.
«ed th
goned said enfry
has continued for more Uru ''r'tn".i
ment In rtc army
States In time of ir: said H'.fl- '-"'M
by notltted to appear tvsunui
Huse, J.—Winona.
from an old pbysl
eUn in Mexico." ~x#w York Press.
taonce touching said ,oir"r*v-1
April 3. luo.*. before lv "'dockI
by, liuttea States commiJ.: *.
•ce In Linton. Xonii lukou li.V!
hearlngwin Iw I,elil „t 10 'v' a
Ao«l 10. im. before the rt'-Msk,
Bismarck. X. r.
Andrus. \Y
on left
celver at U.e I'nlu-d State,
••IBce :tll
The said contestant haviinr i, I
affidavit Sled lJecenil.t 1" i.'.
facts wi.tch si.ow ti,' Jr .r
personal service of ti„, ""i.."I
made, tl hereby unit-red ^T,HUt,?Do*
thftttuch notice be jriven bv.inV ?ireefetl
publication. .luilN -•AtTKKU--^lp"l
lAuj uiie paying a wars nm.. v-
KJvar.ce can have
lits tork
)-r-- 5 1
In this column.] t.r.m.lsd.-^nh,
H-W.-Kradd.-'k. II i_,r
shoulder, fat tie. IU-, |,ip
"1 «8h|
at tie l.runilvd
Ilorx-* Siramlert' .r.u
small size of above
l.raiid, on
Herman J.into-i
on left.hip.
Baker, W.—Livona. Cattle, 7 cnUfthi^l
under outer half of
out. Horses,2 on left
shot, hj.f
S a 0,N
Bakkcr. Anna-Hull. Cattle,
aR (iollu.
Selher) on right hi|. U»in«d
Baker, John—Haze)ton.
I'attle-init 11
combined on left side.
Baumgartncr. John—Stra,)uir"
horses. on left
t.'ut it* aufl
Baiter, Wm.-Bniddock. ll,,r.i-»,„]
on right thigh or
-"'i-'ep, siriii
Of end of under side
of right enr.
Bern. August —Itraililo. k.
right bin.
Brooks, C. F.. \Viiu'heter.
left shoulder.
,:,me I,rand
Burbace, Jamer- Cutiie, iefl
Honea.£on left this1,.
Brummel, o.--We«tfieid. su,.p. ,kl|
•ar of wathen and left cr of ew«. 1
Clark, Joseph-Dale, cmue, efti,j„
Caswr, D. W.-Gavton Cattle, l.ftrllj
Horses, same brand on left 7 shoulder.T
Compaan, Abel—Westlieid. mil,.
combined on right hip.
Coovar.C.E.—Gletieue Cuttle. 1 nnleftrlb
llones. 11 on left shoulder.-f
Davis Bros. (Beaver Creek Stc Karm)-L
Linton. Cattle snd Imrse,. on righfl
Davis, J. B.—llazelton. cattle. entniiintHUd
on right hip.
Doatschlaff, Lewis— llraddnek. Caitie, n*
left hip and 7 on rl|{ht ulile. Hortra. Du
laft shoulder.
Dornbuab, Louis—WeiitUI.I, Caule, LO com
bined on right hip.
Fischer, Jakob—Kieitr Cuttle. IJ on Irfl
hip. Horses, same »n left sho H3
Frederick, .las.—llazelton. Cam? 31 nl
left hip.
Goughnour, John—Bismarck. Cattle luvl
PQ brand (known as "I.ogchain-Hnnl
Brand") on left hip.
Gravink, H.—Westfield. Cuttle, left hid
Groan, Wm. 1'.—Hull Cattle, W on rlrli
Hansen. A.—llazelton. Cattle. on Irlj
Haggard, Ben—Emtnnneburg
left side.
Halt, Jerry,—WinoiiH.
on left side.
Iledblad, Olof—Tell.
Hsroll, (i. A.—I.lnton.
Herolz, It..).—Linton.
Cattle. I "I
"11 left
th* rift'1!
Cattle. A and cotnl
bined on right
hip. Crown horses, saoii
brand on right
shoulder. Youni: !iorwJ
on inside
of ri^ht front !c£.
Cattle and horses.
(combination li
and .l)on rlsht hip.
Int Veldt, A.—WeMfield. Sheep, ears split «rJ
two parts left exr on evea, rfetf
ear on wethers.
G. A.— lia/.eiton. Cattle
horses. KX on
Iefl hip.
S. E.—llazelton. Cattle ami rses|
seven) on left rib*
W..J.—I.iiiton. Cattle
A on right liip.
on rt|U
Itaenlder, Wliliitiii—luuuioiisburg.
borww, 011 riifht hip.
Mandlgo. W. \V.—Hraridock. IforM
tie,open triangle on left liip
Mlkesell, .1. W.-Hradlork. KM| Cattleanfl
horslis, dl itnorid in «SK acliamondf
on left hip.
Morford. M. B-—Hampton.—i'attle.
curves Instead of angles at tnp) nn ngbf
tilde of neck.
Muench. Wm.—BmntonalHirir. '*u!e.
left liip. Ilorxe*, "'uMilder.
Naftden, C.—Winona. Caule. N (I»****.
open corners) on left tide. Horse*,
brand (small) on left hoof.
O'Flyiin, .lolm—Winona. CatiW\ ^1
shoulder. Horses, on I«*ft liip
Peterson, A. B.—Armstrong. Cuttk. Poniel|
Patrle, A. L.—Linton How »nd •««l|
have this brand on ritsiit iiH'
Pollock, K. Y. & Sou*.—Pollock. *1" i'"1'1!
on right hip.
Portia. John-Winona. Hor«e-, 4 •''•"J
rfar. Cattle. 44
on left side, ami *onit
on left shoulder.
Putnam, C. O Winona. Cattle, DC
ribe. Horses, on left 'hmiiilfr
Hoi-m-. 76
blned on left shoulder.
right hip.
attk'. 1
brand on left liip.
Ben.kern, G. \V.—Westlleid. Cattle,
Bice. H. E.—Pollock, pa*, l»- /'"'.ll'ijjl
horses, branded on '"111
with this brand.
Rypkema, Biemor-West Held,
on right shoulder. Horses
on right ribs.
Bush, llazelton.
hair h™"11M
I 0:1 Iefl
Horses, 41 on left shoulder.
Spauldlng, Ilarrie-Ciayton. cajiliJ^sL
with large S on right-lni». H"™"I
on right shoulder.
Suverly, Geo. A.—Oayton. Cat tie ami
Todd. James—Gayton. Caul
S on right shoulder.
Tough, David-il rses. It r:i
ii 'f
msn standing in tbe center of tbe room
holding a handkerchief to bis nose,
from which the blood wss oozing.
"Give me a slap alongside of the
head, good and hard," said tbe elderly
man, turning his face toward the bov
and apeaklng with difficulty.
"But. sir, l"~
"Don't stop to talk," sputtered the
tnvellng man. "Slap me, I tell you,"
again holding his bead forward. The
boy hesitated for a moment, then tim
idly alapped the man's fsce. "Harder!"
commanded tbe smitten one. The boy
hesitated no longer, but with bis open
pelm dealt tbe msn.a vigorous blow
"That's better," grunted tbe goiy one
as be nmoved tbe handkerchief and
after a test found the bleeding bad
Mopped. "I'm subject to these attacks
ef nose bleed." he explained to the a«
toalahed youth, handing hihi a tip. I
have tried all sorts of nmedles, but
nothing acta more promptly tban a
blow alongside the bead. Tbe shock
eoems to panlyse the ruptured blood
jewels, snd they qult^qrk at once.
anil 11°^
1,11 li
T" hip. Cattle, same liraioi
Van Heukoloni. J. B..
on left hip. Horses. VH hair
left hip.
Van Soest, II.—Hull.
Cattle, l,'fl i"J'
Van 8oe»t, M.-Hull.
Waller, A. M.—Hampton. Caule.
Weller, E. C.—Hampton. H"t»
right shoulder. Cat lie. satin
left hip.
Venter. P. II.-llazelton
on left side.
on rtfHl
Whalen. G.—Ptrusburg.
liip. llorses, same brand
on right side.
Wollmann. Jacoh— Winona, llor-rf"
VXunch served
ihe Llntou Bakery.

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