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Vol. 9, No. 15.
Washington, D. C., Sept. 30, 1908.
Editor of the Bowbells Tribune:
Sir:—Professional and business men,
farmers, laborers, in fact men of prac
tically every calling, will be offered an
unusual opportunity on October 15th,
when Uncle Sam will sell to the high
est bidders, the town lots contained in
two of the Government townsites on
the Port Shaw unit of the Sun River
irrigation project, Montana.
This unit of the Sun River,project is
situated a little west of the center, of
the state, about 25 miles from Great
Falls. The system when completed
wil^ provide for the reclamation of
about 276,000 acres of fine farthing
land. Throughout the whole project
the farm village idea will be carried
out, towns being established at inter
vals of about six miles. Water is now
available for about 16,000 acres on the
Fort Shaw unit and the land is being
taken up rapidly.
On this tract the Fort Shaw and
Simms townsites have been laid out,
with wide streets, boulevards and
parks and extensive areas for public
buildings. The lots will be sold at Auc
tion for cash, and there are lots enough
so that each farmer if he desires may
purchase a lot in town, and after hav
ing secured, title to his farm can live
where.he can enjoy the social and
commercial advantages incident to town
life. If he cares to live on the farm
he will stilfabe within three miles from
the graded schools, store, churches,
creameries, etc Many of the lots con
tain several acres and are suitable fqr
dairying, poultry raiBlng, or trpck
The influx of a large number farmers
tb this section is creating a demand for
v all ..aorta of supplies, and all kinds of in
dustries, and to the manufacturer,
artisan, and business man numerous
chances, for making money in these new
towns will present themselves. The
doctor and the cabinet maker, the law
yer, journalist and banker, will? all flnd
-their niche where they will be free
from thecrushingcompetition, enlarge
at this bank.
On The Fort Shaw Unit 6f The Sun River Irrigation Project
In Montana—Auction Sale of Lots on The 15th of October
cities and where but little capital isre
quired to make a beginning.
As the agricultural lands have been
cut in farms of 40 and 80 acres this
proiect will become a densely populated
agricultural community. Its prosperi
ty is assured by the unfailing water
supply which will be furnished by the
government canals and ditches, and
this prosperity will he reflected in the
substantial growth and success of the
towns which are being established
As Montana's chief industries have
been mining and stock raising, it fol
lows that its population has subsisted
mainly on imported food products, and
it will be many years, before the supply
of home. grown food stuffs will equal
the demand. This fact insures good
markets and high prices. These little
towns will become the farmers'ship
ping points and his source of supply.
Detailed information concerning this
project may be obtained from S B.
Robbins, Project Engineer, Fort Shaw,
Montana, or the statistician of th e U.
S. Reclamation Service, Washington,
Robs His Benefactor.
A Minneapolis special of the 1st inst
says that, for robbing hia aged bene
factor, who shared his mom with him
and gave him spending money, W.
Rees of Columbus, N.D., was sentenced
to ten day in the city workfouse.
Rees was arrested Saturday after he
took |30 from Thomas McDonald. Me
Donald ia a laborer and had met Rees/
Who had Bpeht his money and was wan
dering about in the rain. McDonah)
a meal fend then invited him
to share his room.
After they had been in the room
some time McDonald thought of his
money, ai?d fearing someone might
break sin vand steal it, went to his
trousers on the chair to get it. The
money was not there and McDonald ac
cused Rees of taking, it. Rees denied
the theft and was then turned oyer to
the polices The money waB later found
under thejjed and was returned to Mc-
We will make you a five year loan at 8 per cent, interest.
The mail order business is the quack
doctor of commerce. It promises much
and guarantees nothing. Like patent
medicine the directions are always on
the inside and you have to buy a non
returnable package before you can find
out what they are.
No mail order house helped to build
the little white school house in your
district, or turnpike tfoe road past your
door. No mail order house ever took
you by the hand when you were in dis
tress and told you to let that little ac
count go until after harvest next year.
No mail order house ever sold you a
vehicle and spent every cent of its
profits right in the community where
you and your neighbors could get it all
back again. No mail order house ever
shevea its patent leather shoes under
your, table and rejoiced with you when
you were triad, nor spoke encouraging
words in affliction, nor stood with un
covered head beside the grave when
your children died.
No, the mail order house is after
money. Every dollar it gets its hands
on will be jerked out of your neighbor
hood forever. The mail orddr house
may bear on its face the semblance of
friendship^ but no human heart beats
under its cloak of hypocrisy. Senti
ment to it is unknown. The whole in
stitution is as cold and bloodless as a
All the mail order houses in Christen
dom would not increase the value of
yoilr farm a cent. They are parasites
to whom life is only possible so-long
as they can suck blood out of the com
munities to the upbuilding of which
they contribute nothing. They create
no local market for the prbjluct you
have for Bhle. They have no property
in your county which, can be assessed
to help bear your, burden of taxation.
Your local dealer ne^ds neither advo-*
cate hor defense: Hismethodsrest up
on principles that have built up in this
country a system of. internal commerce
which is the marVef'and admiration'of
the world. His business is legitimate
|e«ause its, 8^n^ cpAtri^tes 1»,the
Bowbells. North Dakota, Friday, October 9, 1908.
A five year loan with privilege of paying it at the expiration of three years at 9 per cent., or
a five year loan with privilege of paying it in full at any interest paying date at 10 per cent.
You will not have to pay any commission or bonus in addition and your interest will be payable
Deposit the proceeds of your crop with us and pay your bills by checks in that way you will
have a complete account of the proceeds of your crop and your checks will be receipts for bills paid.
made for one year, and allow the privilege of drawing it at any time you wish it..
If you wish to deposit your money for a stated time we will pay you 6 per cent, for a deposit
Any business entrusted to us will be promptly and efficiently looked after.
general prosperity of the community'
that built it up.
Honestly, now, don't you really pat
yourself on the back when you spend
your money in such a way that in sup?
plying your own wants you help build
up the neighborhood in which you live?
Of course you do, and you act on that
idea yourself, hut the trouble is you
don't talk it enough to your friends.
Stand by your local dealer as he
stands l»y you with his time, his skill
and his money. He helps to build up
the community and he makes it a bet
ter place for you both to live. His owii
success depends upon your prosperity^
He has no use for mavericks—unbran^
ed junk. He swears by the goods
branded with the trademark of the
most skilled manufacturers on earth
goods the like of which no other gener
ation ever saw, and he has an abiding
faith in the theory that the best goodb
in the world today are none too good for
that major general of all the industrids
—the American citizen.
Blaisdell to the Rescue.
A Bismarck special says that Secre
tary of State Blaisdell, who is also
practicing attorney, has been suddenly
called to Glasgow, Mont., to assist ifi
the defense of G. B. Gamble,'whp
stands as one of the parties in a mur
der case there, and is charged with the
crime in the first degree. Mr. Gamble
years ago was a schoolmate of Mr.
Blaisdell at Fairmont, Minn., and nat
urally Mr. Blaisdell has more than the
ordinary legal interest in the case.
M. E. Ladies Will Serve Meals*
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church
Will*' serve meals in the old State Bank
building on Main street during Market
Day, Oct. 10, at •which time and pkra
they will also hold a sale of useful
articles made up by the ladies for tlje
occasion. .'Anyone having anything be
longing to the Aid.or wishing to donate,
also those who had promised to furnish
for Sept. 16, please leave same with
DO you continue paying high interest rates on your Farm Loans when you can
borrow money on your farm of us at the following low rates and terms?
Beware of Mail Order House and Think Ahead Lest You See Col. J. C. Marcy, an Old and Well-Known Citizen of Minot,
Days of Adversity When You Need Help of Home Dealer Loses His Life in His Burning Dwelling in That City
With his limbs burned off and his
body roasted beyond recognition, the
remains of Col. J. C. Marcy, aged
seventy-seven years and one time one
of the most famous legal lights in the
Northwest, if not in the United States,
was found in his house at 1 o'clock this
morning, after a fire which practically
destroyed the building had been ex
Col. Marcy was lying, face downward,
on the floor, with his left shoulder rest
ing against the stove. To his right was
a bed, on which it is thought that he
was lying when the fire started,, and
near the bed in the east side of the
room, was a table, and at this point the
floor was burned through.
It is thought that Col. Marcy was ly
ing on the bed, possibly reading, and
that the lamp was on a shelf above the
table. Presumably the lamp fell in
some way, probably causing an ex
plosion and igniting the bed clothes and
the furniture in the room.
The aged man made an attempt to
escape and was overcome with the
smoke and flames which burst forth
rapidly. The aged cofpnel fell to the
floor, only a few feet frojn the bed. It
is thought that he was dead long before
the fire department arrived.
The fire alarm came in about 12:30
o'clock and in a few minutes the entire
house was in flames! The fire boys
showed great heroism jn jattempting to
rescue the aged man, but it wrs all in
vain, so fierce were the flames. The
building was like a seething furnace
when the firemen arrived. J. M. O'
Connell made a heroic attempt to get
inside of the building, and in doing so
was badly burned. Others also tried to
enter the burning structure, by wrap
ping themselves in wet blankets, but
it was of no use, the flames were too
Col. Marcy was a familiar figure
about the law offices in Minot. He re
tired from active practice some time
ago and lived alone in a little house at
Reishus and Sixth streets. In his day
B. M. WOHLWEND, Cashier.
E DEALERS II6ED BURNS TO DEATH
(Minot Optic, Oct. 5)
he was one of the best attorneys in the
country. His name can be found in the
supreme court records of many of the
eastern states as well as in North Da
kota. At one time he was appointed
assistant attorney general to prosecute
violations of the liquor law. He was
also wealthy at one time and was con
sidered one of the brainiest men in the
The aged colonel had his wiBh. The
weight of seventy-seven years weighed
hard upon him, and a few days ago he
made the remark to one of his friends
that he hoped he would not live the year
Alfred Blaisdell, secretary of state,
has issued charters to the following
The First Bank of Norma, capital
stock, $10,000 incorporators, Charles
J. Wiser, Decorah, la., P. Bertelson,
F. W. Friis and others of Kenmare,
Kenmare Creamery Co., capital
stock, $6,060 incorporators, F. L.
Sanders, E. C. Tolley, Theo. Kaheliek,
P. Bertelson, all of Kenmare, NT. D.
First State Bank of Fairveiw,capital
stock, $10,000 incorporators. Henry C,
DeLaney, Williston, N. D., Louis P.
Lanouette, East Fairview, N. D., John
P. Meadors, Fairview, Mont., and
Clayton L. Worst of East Fairview,
The' Florence Crittenton Home,
Fargo, N. D. incorporators. Ida C.
Young, Abbie W. H. Best and others
of Fargo, N. D.
The Northern Seed Company increas
ed its capital stock from $10,000 to
A young girl from Union, this state,
died in a Minot hotel Tuesday
as the result of a. criminal operation,
and the authorities are a moat
commendable step in strenuous efforts
to place the responsibility.
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