TIIWS"IF FIMF AUTOS
& Horse Livery
3-8 in. Oak and Maple
because they take a high polish and always look bright and
clean. We can supply you on short notice, direct from our
stock on hand.
angworthy Lumber Co.
I have a very complete line of Heavy Work Harness,
Single, Double and Driving Harness. Northern Ohio
Woolen Blankets and 5-A Storm Blankets—two of the best
lines on the market. TRUNKS AND SUIT CASES.
Shoe Repairing Promptly and Neatly Done
Crosby Coal Mine
Coal at $2.50 per Ton
5 Tons and Over, $2.25 per Ton
GUARANTEED SQUARE DEAL
JOHN CROSBY, Owner
inconstant commission and made ready for service on three
I ISCM.L. I lliL /^U I vO minutCK* notice to make any required distance.
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The beat to be found in any livery stable in the state,
charges always moderate for best of service.
Ui s'nt out without delay to adjacent towns after passengers on phone call, and
SPEED, SAFETY AND COMFORT GUARANTEED.
Special Attention Given to Picnic or Other Pleasure Seeking Parties
Come in and see us when you want the best service in our line.
Overhauling, Repairing and Vulcanizing Done in a Work
manlike Manner and All Work Guaranteed,
lubricating Oil of all kinds. Gasoline Always On Hand
HEATH & DRINKWATER
at a little more cost than carpets and have a floor that will
la a lifetime. This is being successfully done every day
and old houses are made practically as good as new.
For this purpose we recommend
BOWBELLS, NORTH DAKOTA
VER YOUR OLD FLOORS
With Thin Hardwood
ZONK SYSTEM WELL GIVE BIG
•U VANTAGE OVER MAIL
One of the most important fea
t.ures of the parcels post which is
o be inaugurated by the govern
ment on January 1 is its effect up
on the retail merchants. For
years the system was fought by
many retail dealers' associations on
the ground that it would afford a
cheaper means for the mail order
houses of Chicago and other large
centers to get their goods to the
consumer in competition with the
local merchants But according to
local postal officials, the zone sys
tem in fixing the charges on pack
ages will obviate this and the par
cels post will operate in favor
rather than against the interests
of the local dealers.
While the plan adopted by con
gress of dividing the country into
quadrangles of about 30 miles
square and making the rate to any
of the first zoneplace in that quad
rnge identical with the rate in
every other part for goods sent in
from some other quadrangle out
side of the first .zone will make a
slight variation in the distance the
approximate manner in which the
zones are defined by the law is
that first zone consists of all terri
tory within 50 miles of any center,
the second zone of all within 150
miles and outside the first zone,
the third of all within 300 miles
and outside the second, the fourth
of all within 600 miles and out
side the third, the fifth of all out
side the fourth, the sixth of all
within 1,400 miles and outside the
fifth, the seventh of all within 1,800
miles and outside the seventh.
Local Merchants Have Advantage.
Different rates are charged for
the transportation of packages to
the various zones. A local mer
chant may deliver a package to a
resident of the country district
which is reached by a rural car
rier from this city at the rate of
5 cents for the first pound and 1
cent a pound for each additional
pounds, making the cost on a pack
age weighing 11 pounds, which is
the maximum which may be car
ried, 15 cents. For a Minneapo
lis firm to deliver the same pack
age to a resident of this city the
charge would be at the rate of 7
cents for the first pound and Scents
for each additional pound, making
the charge on an 11 pound pack
age 57 cents, or a difference in fa
vor of the local merchant ol] 42^
cents. For one of the Chicago
mail order houses the charge would
be at the rate of 8 cents for the
first pound and 6 cents for each
additional pound, making the
charge on a package weighing 11
pounds, 68 cents, or a difference in
favor of the local merchant of 53
Merchants in this city would
have a similar advantage over the
eastern merchants in all the ter
ritory within a radius of 50 miles
of this city, although the advant
age would not be as great. For
the delivery of an 11 pound pack
age to Crosby, Carpio, or other
places witthin a radius of 50 miles
of this city, the charge would be at
the rate of 5 cents for the first
pound and 3 cents ror each addi
tional pound or a total cost of 35
cents, giving the Bowbells mer
chant an advantage of 22 cents ov
er the Minneapolis merchant and
of 33 cents over the Chicago mer
chant. At the same time the
Crosby or Carpio or other local
merchant would have an advantage
over the Bowbells merchant of 20
,cents in the delivery of a similar
Mostly liocal Traffic.
From these considerations those
who have studied the parcels post
law, with a View to determining
its probable effect, believe that it
will mean an. increase in the post
al business done at each postofflce,
but that the increase will be
largely confined to the first one.
In other words, the average dis
tance traveled by parcels post ar
ticles will bear no comparison to
the average distance now traveled
by letters. The gradations of the
rates of postage for the different
zones will protect the local mer
chant from the intrusion of mail
order business from distant points.
Department Getting Ready.
The department at Washington,
and for that matter the depart
ment all over the country is getting
ready to take care of the business
which will come to the postoffices
as a result of the new law. The
regulations provide that distinctive
stamps must be used on parcels
post packages and that such pack
ages as have not these stamps
shall be held for postage. To sup
ply the demand for these stamps
designs for them in denomfnaions
varying from 1 cent to fl are be
Another regulation recently an
nounced is that requiring that all
such packages shall have the re
turn card of the sender thereon.
This is to prevent the accumula
tion of a great quantity of unde
livered packages at the postoffices.
In commenting on this regulation,
Postmaster Hurly declared that
similar regulations would proyia
valuable if applied to every article
PARCELS POST WILL
HELP LOCAL DEALERS
of mail, pot fjnly to the department
but to the Bpndors.
Parcels po:-t packages cannot be
mailed anywL^e as can letter mail,
but must he mailed at postoffices,
branch postoffices and certain sta
ions. Many other regulations gov
erning the new work are being con
sidered and the work of getting
out maps, making out schedules of
rates and many other necessary
things are being done as rapidly
|as possible to get the machinery
in working order to carry out the
provisions of the law.
FOR RIS COLLIE
HAItNES COUNTY MAN RECOV
ERS $100 FROM AUTOIST
WHO KILLED DOG
Sanborn, N. D., Nov. 16.—When
Frank Berry shot and killed the
dog which seemed viciously intent
on attacking himself and his com
panion, Vern Boughten, on the
night of October 30, he little rea
lized that he Was .depleting the
ranks of dogdom aristocracy in
Barnes county—else he would
have stayed his hand.
The two young men were pass
ing the home of C. G. Thompson,
proceeding slowly because of dark
ness, when the dog attacked them.
They say the dog tried repeatedly
to jump into their car in its efforts
to get at them, and finally shoot
ing because necessary. The re
sult was that they were sued for
$100, the alleged value of the dog,
by Mr. Thompson, the owner.
At the hearing before Judge
Smith in Valley City Monday,
Thompson set forth that the dog
was a thoroughbred Scotch collie
worth $100 of any man's money,
and notoriously gentle and peace
ful. And he convinced the judge
who awarded judgment in the sum
of $100 against Berry, who had as
sumed all responsibility for the
OPPORTUNITY TO AD
VERTISE IN THE EAST
FARMERS ARE GIVEN A CHANCE
TO LET OTHERS KNOW OF
Grand Forks, Nov. 20.—From
all over tfJortli Dakota are heard
accounts of exceptional crop yields
for the season just closed. This
state has raised the largest money
crop in its history, and this is the
time to let the middle and eastern
states .know the facts, so that we
may have our share of the new
settlers that annually come to the
west. No better advertising can
be given than to make known the
actual yields. If a farmer in the
older states can be given figures,
together with names and localities,
so he. can verify statements, he
must have confidence in North Da
The North Dakota Development
League Press Bureau plans to issue
and circulate a book on "North Da
kota Yields". This book will ad
vertise the whole state, no particu
lar section will have preference.
Wrtie today to C. W. Graves, Sec
retary, N. D. Development League
Press Bureau, Grand Forks, telling
of yields that you know of. Give
name of crop, acreage, yield per
acre, selling price, estimated value
of land, name of county, and name
of Postofflce, and growers name.
Do this and help advertise Burke
Letters for the following named per
sons remain unclaimed in the Bowbells
postoffice for the week ending Friday,
Nov. 22, 1912. Parties calling for anj
of these will please say "advertised."
Taylor, Lawrence (2)
In order to secure prompt delivery of
•nail, have all your letters or papers di
rected to the number of your R. F. D.
ir postoffice box number.
THOS. B. HURLY.P. M.
The Wesley Peters feed mill in
Bowbells will be sold at private
sale, under orders of the County
Court—The price and terms of
payment can be had by inquring
F. A. Keup, Administrator
Columbus, N. D.
For sale—A quarter section of
land within three-fourths of a
mile from Bowbells. For further
information adress James Brannan,
Lisbon, N. D. tf
For Rent—Building and tools for
meat market, or will sell tools on
easy terms to responsible party.
Inquire of Mrs. F, J. Glenn. tf
Small house in north Bowbells for
rent at $7.00 per month. Inquire
of E. Pierson in The Tribune
OF ALL SIZES
Stoves and Ranges
We have a complete line of heaters of all kinds,
stoves and ranges on display at our store, and in
vite the public to come in and inspect them. Ev
ery stove is fully guaranteed and the prices are
very reasonable. See our line before buying else
where. We have everything, from the smallest to
the largest sizes.
Our line of oils, oil cans, grease cups, wrenches,
etc., cannot help but meet with your approval.
Make our store your headquarters for your supplies
during the threshing season.
T. 0. HINTER
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
China and Cutglass
Our new stock of China and Cutglass has ar
rived and is on display at our store. It is the most
complete line ever shown in Bowbells and must be
seen to be appreciated. Come in, look it over and
ask the price.
We have a large number of popular copyright
books in stock which are being sold at a very reason
able price. Look them over.
We have the agency for the noted Columbia
Graphanola, the best there is in music boxes. Prices
range from $23 to $250. See the sample machine
we have in stock and hear it. We have a very good
selection of music records which will fit any disc ma
DONOVAN DRUG CO.
UP-TO-DATE DRUGGISTS BOWBELLS, N. D.
THE PIONEER ME4T MARKET
We always have on hand the most complete line of fresh
and cured meats to be found in the state. We are very
particular to get the very best of live stock to butcher,
and in the cured meats we handle the Swift's boiled hams,
bacons, Premium hams, minced hams, sausages, dried
beef and all other cold meats. Phone us your order.
We deliver to any part of the city without extra charge.
SPURZEM & BICKER. Props.
Phone No. 40
R. R. SCHUDAR
Contractor and Builder
Plans Specifications and all Necessary Material Fur
nished on short notice. Also shop work of all descrip
tions. ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Bowbells, N. D.
In the Opera House block, Main street. A full line of
Bread, Cakes, Doughnuts, Cookies, Pies. etc.
I MEALS AND SHORT ORDER LUNCHES
AH Phone Orders Promptly Attended to. Goods Delivered Free.
I PETER HEIDENSTROM, Proprietor I
Telephone No. 27 BOWBELLS, N.
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