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Few Changes in Directories of
Eleven Banks in County. In
stitutions All Doing Well.
L. R. Baird Elected in First Na
tional to Fill Vacancy Caused,
by Death of Dan Manning.
There are four national and seven
state banks in Stark county and most
of these banking houses held their
annual elections on Tuesday of this
week. All of the banks of the county
have finished a good year.
first National of Dickinson
Directors: A. Hilliard, H. L. Dick
inson, R. H. JohiftJbn, V. H. Stickney,
T. A. Tollefson, A. T. Crowl and L.
R. Baird. Officers: A. Hilliard, presi
dent R. H. Johnson and V. H. Stick
ney, vice presidents T. A. Tollefson,
cashier L. R. Baird, assistant cash
ier Carl A.-Anderson and Otto Hen-?
nings, clerks. The bank is capital
ized at $100,000 and has $50,000 sur
Merchants National of Dickinson
Directors: W. L. Richards, J. F.
Davis, Welton McDonald, J. H. Daly,
J. C. F. Parker, M. L. Ayers and Wil
son Eyer. Officers: W. L. Richards,
president J. F. Davis, vice president
Wilson Eyer, cashier Andrew Erdahl,
1st ^assistant 'Elliott Freeman, 2nd
assistant Bert Waddell, clerk. The
bank has a $50,000 capital and like
amount of surplus.
Dakota National of Dickinson
Directors: H. C. Christensen,
Alfred White, Geo. A. Perkins, B. H.
Crawford, Geo. A. Senour, Redmond
Murphy and Rasmus Jensen. Offi
cers: H. C. Christensen, president
Alfred White, vice president D. D.
Mars, cashier A. P. Ellian, 1st as
sistant V. W. Maser, 2nd assistant.
The surplus fund was increased by
$5,000, rounding out $40,000. The
capital stock is $50,000.
The three Dickinson banks declared
the usual dividends.
Glastone State
Directors: Julius Hollst, L. A.
Simpson and John Little. Officers:
Julius Hollst, president L. A. Simp
son, vice president R. E. Morrow,
cashier John Little, assistant. The
bank has $10,000 and a like amount in
the surplus fund.
Taylor State.
Directors: Ferd. Leutz, Herman
Leutz, H. W. Brademeyer, Fred
.. Deeken and Sam Brandt. Officers:
Ferd. Leutz, president H. W. Brade
meyer, vice president H. E. Skauge,
cashier Herman Leutz, assistant.
The bank has a capital of $20,000
and a surplus of $10,000 and the sum
of $3,000 was left in the undivided
profit account. The usual dividend
was declared.
Farmers & Merchants of Taylor
Directors: J. M. Moes, A. J.
Peterson and F. L, Hutchinson. Of
ficers: A. J. Peterson, president J.
M. Moes, vice president F,R. Lauter
baqh, cashier Arthur Johnson, clerk.
The: surplus, .fund, was increased
$3,pQ0, rounding out $9,000, and
$255-41 was added to the undivided
profit account. The bank has a capi
tal! of $10,000.
I: Richardton State
virectors: H. R. Lyon, L. A.
Tavis, J. P. Hess, Albert Koesel and
J. A. Krick. Officers: H. R. Lyon,
president L. A. Tavis, vice presided
J. A. Krick, cashier J. G. De France,
assistant, A substantial dividend
was declared and the surplus rounded
out at $5,000. The bank has a capi
tali stock of $10,000.
Merchants State of Richardton
Directors: L. A. Tavis, Joseph Kil
zer, John Muggli, Joseph Muggli and
Adam F. Mischel. Officers: L. A.
Tavis, president Joseph Kilzer, vice
president John Muggli, cashier
Joseph Muggli, assistant.. The paid
up capital of the bank was increased
to $25,000 and surplus fund placed at
$15,000, piaking a total of $40,000
for capital and surplus. A good divi
dend was also declared. It will be
noted that A. F. Mischel, county com'
jnissioner for the 3rd district, was
added to the directory this year.
Citizens State of Belfield
Directors S. G. More, E. E. More
and Walter S. Morris. Officers: S.
G. More, president E. E. More, vice
-president Walter S. Morris, cashier
R. L. Sproul, assistant cashier. The
bank has a capital stock of $10,000
and the surplus fund was increased
.» by the addition of $3,000 this year.
First National of Belfield
Directors: R. C. Davis, J. S. Sor
ensop, J. E. McCabe, B. J. Determan
and: J. O. Milsten. Officers: R. C.
DaHs, president J. S. Sorenson, vice
president J. O. Milsten, cashier C.
M. ^Barton assistant. The bank has
capital and surplus of $50,000.
Owing the illness oi|. Cashier B.
O. Thorkelson, it was impossible to
"•, get the reportj of the First State bank
of South Heart.-
f? T&g .- CARBeOr THANKS *if
vHsK-'to extend to our 'lrin'd
neighbors and frtaias 'ourheartfelt
thanks for the help and sympathy
shown ujb during the loss of itfuetf"
fC'fSngirl. v.''.-? ..
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Engbreccht.
When F. W. Turner, C. T. Lang
ley and Matt Blick were appointed on
the Red Trail committee they did not
realize-how large a proposition was
coming to them. It develops now that
people all the way from Fargo to
Terry, Montana, and in fact, as far
west as Spokane, are deeply interest
ed in the Red Trail auto movement
which has as its object the marking
and making passable the road along
the Northern Pacific. Last year the
route was marked in good shape but
there are certain places where road
work is greatly needed.
It means a great, deal to this
country to have roads in shape so
that auto tourists can go through at
all times in the summer season.
Chairman Turner is in correspond
ence with a great many enterprising
citizens along the line and, with the
aid of his committee, is making a
strenuous effort to get the county
commissioners and other people from
out this way to become interested in
this important work.
A general meeting of the New
York-Seattle Red Trail workers is
called in Bismarck for January 28th.
The federation of Commercial Clubs
of North Dakota is to be held on the
same day at the capital city and a
large attendance is expected from the
various parts of the country.
Bransons, Landquist,
Pfifer, Johnson and
Among Those Who
Land Offices.
Connolly Bros. Buy Slope County
News at Amidon. W. C. Mc
Kenzie Takes Over Store
a A
E. P. Church, W. C. Nearling and
John F. Divine, the newly appointed
board for Slope, organized on Thurs
day of this week and named Amidon
as the temporary seat of government
for the new county. This was ex
pected as it was known When the men
were commissioned by Gov. L. B.
Hanna that they were favorable to
Amidon, the inland town, supposedly
on the Milwaukee extension west
from New England.
The board also named the follow
ing officers who will serve for two
Auditor—J. S. Hume of Hume.
Treasurer—Geo. A. Branson of
Sheriff—'Walter Johnson of Mar
Clerk of Court—E. B. Landquist of
Coiinty Judge—Fred White of New
Register of Deedsr-John Pfifer of
^3up£. of Schools—Harold Bond of
State's Attorney—Clarence M.
Branson of Marmarth.
Coroner—A. J. Silvius of Mineral
The Slope County News of Ami
don and the Marmarth Mail were
named as official papers.
It is generally believed that the
commissioner districts lines will run
north and south. With this division
the west district would comprise the
river country and would belong to
Commissioner Divine. Commissioner
Nearling would be in the center dis
trict arid Coirimissioner Church in the
eastern territory, the two farming
districts having, perhaps, nine town
ships each and the stock district sev
The new commissioners were in
Dickinson on Monday, returning from
Bismarck, where they had been for a
conference with Gov. Hanna.
John M. and Martin J. Connolly
have purchased the Slope County
News of Thomas Haggerty and will
go to Amidon next Monday to take
charge of the same. Martin Con
nolly plans on going out next week.
With the Connollys at the helm, Slope
county people are assured of a first
class paper. Hie Hettinger County
Herald of New England will be pub
lished the'same as in the past by the
Another big improvement for Ami
don is the purchase by W- C. Mc
Kenzie of the J. E. Boren general
store. Mr. McKenzie has one of the
largest and best general stores in the
state at New England and he is the
bring up the.
standard of Amiaong..,.store- Mr. Mc
Kenzie will continue! the Hew Eng
store the .same .as in the past.
"don is extremely fortunate in
getting these New/England people in
terestedin ^he ,town. "It also looks as.
though, the Slope- ,connty. board had.
made: a good, selection of'officers.
Is alsounderstoodthat J. F.
Brodie andj. M.?Moes areinterested
in Amidon's secdod lMink." Just who
$re associated witlrthesi Static county
hustlers is not known at this time.
Uses Chas. Peeler's
Two $35 Checks
He Floated Here
January 8th.
Authorities Also Want Forger
of Two Small Checks. Sup
posed to Have Been Taylor
Are the Dickinson people easy?
Two more forged checks were casned.
in the city on the 8th and it looks
as though the forger had made good
his escape. He probably left on No.
1 Friday evening for parts in Mon
tana and his game was not discovered
until Saturday night.
William Mitchell, or a fellow going'
by this name, who had been working
at the Charles Peeler farm south of
the city, came in last Friday with
the farm team. He went to a local
store to get a blank Dakota National
bank check. The store keeper told
him that he could give him blank
checks on the Merchants National
and the farm hand said that would
be all right, as he could make in the
name of the Dakota National. A lit
tle later in the afternoon this fellow
appeared at the Jerusalem store,
bought a suit of clothes for about $13
and flashed a Chas. Peeler check for
$35 on the Merchants National.
Salom Nicola handed out the differ
ence in cash and did not discover the
trick until Saturday when he took
the check to the Dakota National.
Another firm in the city cashed a
companion check for the same amount,
Mitchell having traded a little, taking
the large part of the bad $35 check
in cash. This check also went to the
Dakota and it was found out late in
the day that Chas. Peeler did not
carry funds at the Merchants and that
both checks were forgeries.
State's Attorney H. A. Burgeson
got after the matter right away but
it was soon discovered that the fel
low had a day's start and there was
no telling where he could be found.
One of the interested parties made a
trip to Glendive, hoping to get some"
clue that would lead to the forger's
arrest but the trip was all in vain.
Mr. Peeler says the forger never
received mail while working at his
place, therefore he has no idea where
he really belongs. A desk and check
er board made by him at the farm
leads the Stark county authorities to
think that he served time in some
prison, where he learned the cabinet
trade well.
Mitchell bought things for the
farm as he had been directed to do
and left the team in the livery stable.
One party who hesitated about cash
ing the second check found that the
team and farm purchases were at the
stable late Friday evening and came
to the conclusion that the hired man
must be all right.
State's Attorney JBurgeson also has
the Cecil Carlson forgeries of Decem
ber 29th. The amounts were around
$5 each and were also taken by Dick
inson firms. Word comes from Tay
lor which leads Mr. Burgeson to
think that Carlson and F. J. Wolver
ton are one and the same person.
Sheriff Brown has a warrant for this
forger and thought that he was go
ing to pick the party up easily but it
does not seem so certain now.
The annual installation of officers
and the banquet and ball of the
Knights Templars took place in the
Masonic Temple Tuesday evening.
Preceding the installation a tactical
drill was given before the ladies of
the Sir Knights and a few friends.
Retiring Eminent Commander Sir
Knight L. R. Baird, assisted by Sir
Knight F. W. Turner, installed the
following officers: W. H. Lenneville,
eminent commander W. A. McClure,
captain general T. H. Pugh, senior
warden Max Hendrick, junior ward
en John Orchard, prelate S. M. Fer
ris, treasurer Andrew Erdahl, secre
tary T. A. Tollefson,'standard bear
er O. F. Hennings, sword bearer H.
Anderson, warden. C. D. Litch, gen
eralissimo, was absent.
In retiring Sir Knight Baird spoke
of the work of the past year, saying
that it had been one of the happiest
and most successful in the history of
the order. With deep feeling he
spoke of the loss the past year of the
first eminent commander, Sir Knight
John Dehlinger, who had been pres
ent at the last installation and who
had been surrounded by the other
past commanders, Sir Knights Stick
ney, Richards, Johnson, Barker and
Turner, all of whom were present
again this year. Another loss which
was grfcatly felt by the body was that
of Sir Knight Daniel Manning, who
had: passed to the .great beyond the
past year. ..
Following the installation an ele
gant banquet, was served by Mrs.
Margaret Dodd, assisted by a number
of the young ladies. The speeches
were made by Sir Knights Stickney
and Pugh, the former speaking on
the topic "Unit- of Purpose" while
the .latter dwelt upon the subject of
The remainder of the evening was
spent at cards and dancing.
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On Monday evening at 7:45 o'qfock
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Davis occurred the marriage of their
only daughter, Miss Clara Hattie
Davis, to Glen G. Gardner, second son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Gardner of
Sentinel Butte. The Methodist
ceremony was used, Rev. J. C. Morri
son officiating. Near relatives were
the only ones present. The wedding
came as a complete surprise to the
many friends of the bride. Even her
most intimate acquaintances were
none the wiser until after the cere
mony, when the news leaked out and
in a short time the Davis home was
the scene of much noise and merri
The bride was born in Dickinson,
where she has grown to womanhood.
She received her education in the
city schools, subsequently taking a
business course. She has held many
prominent offices in various organi
zations here and has a large acquaint
ance with an equally large circle of
The groom is well known in the
western portion of the state. For the
past twelve years he has lived in and
about Sentinel Butte, where he set
tled with his parents when they went
there from South Dakota. Ke has a
claim some twelve miles north of the
town, where he is engaged in the
stock business. While the ranch home
is undergoing an overhauling, the
young couple will make their home
with Mr. Gardner's parents south of
town. They left Wednesday after
noon for the western town mid greet
ings and best wishes of their many
The PRESS wishes to join in of
fering congratulations and best wish
es for a happy married life.
There was a big time at the St.
Anthony hall on Wednesday night
when the South Dickinson Yeomen
Homestead installed officers for 1915.
Elmer G. Collis of Mandan, state man
ager was present also August Us
selman of Mandan, district deputy,
who instructed in German, giving a
most pleasing address during the
A number of visitors from the Dick
inson Yeomen lodge were present and
were surprised to find that their sister
lodge had a membership of 212 and
enough applications to round out 225.
The retiring foreman, Alderman
Martin Schiller, was presented with a
beautiful medal. The presentation re
marks were made by Mr. Usselman,
Mr. Schiller responding in a few well
chosen words.
Manager Collis addressed the large
number present in English, reciting
the fact that the German lodge in
Dickinson was about the third largest
in .North Dakota. It is by far the
largest in the state west of Mandan.
The state has 12,000 Yeomen now
and there are nearly 200,000 in the
U. S. Percy Chamberlain was the
first man insured by Mr. Collis and
when this pioneer resident of the
county died the Yeomen policy was
needed and appreciated by the family.
After the officers had been installed
the lodge members and their friends
participated in a dance for an hour
or two, following which the officers
were given special instruction by
Deputy Usselman is the secret work
of the order.
Following are the officers: John
Renner, president John Kuntz, vice
president John Nadolski, secretary
Jos. Miller, treasurer J. B. Fischer,
watchman Raphael Meckler, inside
guard John Pfau, outside guard
Elizabeth Kuntz, Rowena Katie
Fischer, Rebecca.
Current Resolution Passed Sen
ate on Thursday by Vote of
39 to 4. Almost Unanimous.
Resolution Will Be Up in House
Within a Week or Two. Very
The Dickinson normal school reso
lution passed the Senate Thursday
forenoon by a vote of 39 to 4. This
is good news for-the people living in
southwestern North Dakota.
The Senate resolution will likely
come .up in the House in a week or
ten days.
Following is what. the Bismarck
Tribune said of the concurrent reso
lution earlier in the week:
Senator M. L. McBride of Dickin
son received a favorable report on his
concurrent resolution amending the
constitution to provide for the loca
tion of a normal school at Dickinson.
This passed the legislature at the last
session and if it is endorsed by the
present legislature it will go to the
people for ratification. Senator Mc­
During the past week T. E. Lahart
arrived from Havre, Montana, to take
up the work of sales manager for the
Emerson-Brantingham Co. in south
western North Dakota, having all the
territory between Mandan and Glen
For the present Mr. and Mrs. La
hart are at the Villard hotel, expect
ing to do housekeeping a little later.
C. E. McCarty is general collector
for Emerson-Brantingham Co., hav
ing made headquarters in Dickinson
for several years past.
This company does a heavy busi
ness and will likely send out an as
sistant' to Mr. Lahart in the early
JANUARY 27-28-29
Dickinson People Making Plans
to Royally Entertain Poultry
Growers Three Days.
Liberal Prizes Are Offered.
Committee Will Meet Trains
and Take Best of Care of
Show Stuff.
The poultry show of the Missouri
Slope Association which will be held
in the armory January 27th, 28th and
29th, is looming up larger than ever.
The local interest is great, every
poultry raiser in this community,
who has any birds of the show class
or for sale, will have his stock there.
The outside poultry raisers have
shown much interest. Sixty birds,
representing seven varieties, have
been entered from Bismarck alone.
Poultry men all along the line east
have secured entry blanks and a
large number from the west au well
Several as far west as Billings will
have birds on exhibition. Present in
dications from entries and requests
for blanks show that there will be
over 350 birds and if all enter that
have signified their intentions, the
mark will undoubtedly be boosted to
500. The show will be in the armory
and the space for this purpose is al
most without limit. The coop:s pro
vided by the committee in charge will
easily care for all birds entered.
The show committee is doing every
thing in its power to make the show
a grand success. Specially arranged
coops will be made under the direc
tion of the committee so that all will
be uniform and also to make it un
necessary for exhibitors to furnish
special exhibition coops, as none will
be used. All trains will be met and
the birds will be taken from the ex
press office in a covered van. Dur
ing the three days the poultry stock
will be watered, fed and cared for by
the association. Special watchmen
will look out for the birds both day
and night. A licensed poultry judge,
E. P. Roberts, of Atkinson, Wis., a
judge with a national reputation, has
been secured to officiate. He will
come here from the state show in
Nebraska. The association is making
every effort to make their first show
one of the best in the state this year.
W. E. McGrath, the secretary, has
been busy the past week sending out
entry blanks and answering letters
requesting information. If there are
any poultry raisers anywhere, the
show is open to all, that have no? re
ceived a premium list or desire entry
blanks, they should correspond with
the secretary at once.
There are over 35 special prizes to
be offered which are not listed in the
premium book. The list will bt: pub
lished next week in these columns.
The three moving picture theatres
of Dickinson will have special fea
tures on January 27th, 28th and 29th
and there will be other attractions
for the visitors.
Bride got very quick action on the
matter and feels much encouraged
over the outlook.
In the same issue the Tribune said:
A record for quick legislative action
rests with the senate. Two bills
have been reported favorably by the
committee on state affairs. and judi
Senator Gronvold's concurrent reso
lution to amend the constitution so as
to provide for an additional insane
asylum was reported out and recom
mended to pass. No place is named
but the legislature upon tile endorse
ment by the people of the proposed
amendment is to locate the institution.
The bill of Senator Loftsgard to
rovide punishment for the
of statements or entries of
banks also received a favorable re
port It fixes the punishment at
from one to ten years.
Miss Cora Simpson Acts as Sten
ographer for Will E. Hol
bein at San Francisco.
Local Firms Send Samples of
Clay and Brick Work Also
3,000 lb. Chunk of Coal.
In the selection of Will E. Holbein
of Lansford, Gov. L. B. Hanna has a
good man to take charge of the"
state exhibit at the Panama Ex
position at San Francisco. Mr.
Holbein is a newspaper pub
lisher and one of the best publicity
men in North Dakota.
The appointment is for a year, and
Mr. and Mrs. Holbein passed through
Dickinson en route to San Francisco
on Monday evening. They were
joined in this city by Miss Cora Simp
son, who will act as stenographer for
North Dakota's exposition manager.
Miss Simpson had been visiting at
the home of her brother, Attorney L.
A. Simpson, since the holidays, com
ing up from Bismarck in December.
The state has a Panama exposition
appropriation of $35,000. This is not
large, but Gov. Hanna hopes to get
good results from the expenditure.
At St. Louis and other exposition
cities, North Dakota has spent quite
large sums on appointees, but the
present executive does not consider it
necessary to have a large force of
people at San Francisco. He has
sent a manager and stenographer
who will be able to take care of the
exposition property in good shape and
at a very moderate expense, leaving
the bulk of the state's appropriation
for a building and exhibits. A home
has been erected where all people
from this state will find a hearty
welcome when they visit the expo
sition. Tables for writing will be at
their disposal and Manager Holbein
will have lists of moderate priced
rooms, board, etc., for all who may
inquire at the North Dakota build
In the two carloads of North Dakota
exhibits which have already been
shipped to San Francisco, are samples
of clay, fire, facing and mantel brick
from the Dickinson Fire & Pressed
Brick works of this city. These ex
hibits were selected under the direc
tion of Prof. E. J. Babcock of the
State University.
The Dakota Lignite Mines Co. of
Dickinson also has a splendid sample
of native coal at the exposition. A
chunk of coal weighing 3,000 pounds
was taken from the Pittsburg mines
east of the city for the North Dakota
shipment. It was carefully packed
and will surely attract people who
are interested in the native fuel prop
osition of our state.
The House committees appointed
the early part of the week place the
Stark county representatives on the
following important committees:
C. C. Turner—Railroads, Irrigation,
Insurance, State Affairs, Forestry.
H. J. Blanchard—Judiciary, Elec
tion and Election Privileges, Mili
tary Affairs, Public Debt and Delayed
Frank X. Wanner—Corporations
other than Municipal, Agriculture,
School and Public Lands and Live
Senator M. L. McBride has been
named chairman of the public lands
committee and a member of the fol
lowing important committees: Judi
ciary, banks and banking, cities and
municipal corporations, public print
ing, mines and minerals, rules, mill'
tary affairs, live stock and state af
W. D. Rosendahl was in Dickinson
on Wednesday from his stock ranch
10 miles west of Fayette and bought
30 head of 2-year-old heifers from T.
H. Mouat. The cattle were started
out in the afternoon and Mr. Rosen
dahl expected that they would be de
livered at his ranch about Friday
night. The weather was mild and it
looked as though they would have a
good time for making the drive.
Mr. Rosendahl came to Dickinson
via Belfield and returned the same
way, expecting to go to his ranch and
come down the next day to meet his
herd. This young man is getting a
good start in the cattle business. He
believes in taking- the best of care of
stock' and in this way the percentage
of loss is very Small.
Charles Bakke was up from New
England for Sunday and Monday. It
will take his firm about a week to
complete the brick work on the Lar
son Duilding for a hardware store on
the first floor and Masonic hall up
stairs. The big school building will
be completed in .abont a month. Mr.
Bakke stated that he would be ready
within a few days to take another
brick contract if any one should want
anything in this line.

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