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Stanley, N. D., Nov. 28.—Andrew
Holo, who lived a few miles south
west of this city, committed suicide
last Tuesday evening at his home
by hanging himself with a halter
strap in the barn. He was found
at about 9 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing. The cause of the rash act is
attributed to melancholia. He was
in^he city Tuesday afternoon and
visited the Sun office two or three
times for the purpose of advertising
a mule which he had taken up. He
acted queerly and would only talk
at periods, and sometimes would
not answer questions asked him.
Dr. M. G. Flatli was called, but the
poor victim was beyond earthly aid.
He was a good citizen and a good
neighbor and his untimely and
tragic death is sincerely regretted
in his community.
With one-fourth of the grain that
was raised in the state not yet
threshed, the problem of what to do
with the grain which is under the
snow is becoming one of very vital
interest to the farmers, especially
those of the western part of the
state. According to the reports of
the better farming men, threshing
is now being done in the northwest
ern part of the state. After exam
ining the reports which had been
sent in from the various sections of
the state. Director Thomas Cooper
declared yesterday that probably 25
per cent of the grain was not yet
threshed. Most of this is In the
northwestern part of the state.
Practically all of he threshing has
been done in the eastern, central
southeastern parts of the state,
and souheastern parts of the state,
while in the southwestern very
nearly all of the threshing has been
done, while most of what is left
has been stacked.
Conditions in the northwestern
part of the state are not of the best.
Snow ..came early i-n many places,
covering the grain before- it could
be threshed or stacked. In some
places high winds played havoc with
the grain after it haa been cut
scattering it and making it less fit
to withstand the moisture.
Under these conditions a word
from Prof. H. L. Bolley in regard
to the best method to care for grain
which is under the^now will prove
His arti le is especially interest
ing in that he takes exception to
much that has been said in regard
to the stacking of grain. Mr. Bol
ley says:.
"Just now it. seems popular for
everybody to scold or advise the
farmer regarding the point wheth
er or not heshouldhave stackedhis
grain before the fall rains and snow
came on. I am one who .believes
that too many people have given ad
vice in this matter who do not quite
know what they were talking about.
"Very few of the people who have
thus advised or scolded the farmer,
on the subject of stacking know how
difficult it is to make a good stack
one which will not spoil. Very few
of them seem to understand that
the work of stacking is much slow
er than the work of threshing. One
good man can pitch bundles faster
than one capable stacker can stack
them. It would seem, if this is
true, that there would be slight ar
gument for stacking if a threshing
machine is available. The writer
also knows that this fall rains fol
lowed the reaping so rapidly that
there never was 'a time whep. it.-.was
safe to stack the straw. Straw can
be threshed with. considerable
dampness in it, but it cannot be
stacked under this condition.
The Grain Under the Snow.
"The fact remains that very much
grain is under the snow,, either in
loose bundles as tot the case of flax,
or in the shock, ai in the case of
whea.t and other cereals. It is
taken for granted that every far
mer knows that grain should be
dry as possible when threshed, or
he may expect to have trouble with
it from heating, .moulding, discol
oration, etc. Justnow'I have" only
two cautions to offer
"Those who did not get enough
of their grain, whether wheat or
flax, or other seed threshed while
dry to provide seed for sowing next
year should keep it well, in s mind
that they are not tate in using
of the seed which has lain out ov
er the winter in the snow or other
wise, for sowing purposes without
niaking or having made careful
germination tests to determine its
strength of growth. Barley or flax,
or corn which has been frozen
while damp is, in almost all cases,
e s s e n i a y w o e s s W e a
seems to stand such conditions much
better, but is always damaged very
"It must be remembered, how
ever, that good, mature grain which
was dry when the snow fell on it
may pass trough the winter so that
the germination is not materially
injured. Unfortuately in most cas
es the grain was wet or soft when
the snow came.
How to Treat Flax.
"The second caution is a special
one with reference to flax. Very
large areas of the North Dakota
grown flax either remain unharvest
ed or are lying in loose bundles
under the snow. During the pre
vious year we. had a similar exper
ience. Those who tried to thresh
the flax while the snow was in the
bundles had a. great amount of
trouble to get out the ice and snow.
Many of them who shipped this
mixture of ice snow and flax to el
evators and mills lost very heavily
on the price which was paid them.
In some cases the grain was ruined
before it reached the twin cities, by
matting together in solid cakes of
mouldy, heated material. Many of
them who left the grain unthreshed
until it dried off in the spring fared
much better. Often such flax seed
was marketed in almost as good
condition as if it had been thresh
ed in the fall before the snow
came. Some farmers harvested
•flax that saved a large amount of
seed of good quality for oil pur
"It is remembered, however, that
no one can be a weather prophet
If it had rained heavily during
March and April it is probable that
those who left their grain till spring
would not have been able to take
it off.
"The meat -of the farmer is es
sentially this: Each farmer must
study his crop carefully and if a
time comes when it can actually be
threshed free from moisture, that
is he time to take the grain out if
it can possibly be done. It. is quite
certain that there is only a com
paratively short time duriiig the
spring between winter and seeding
time when the grain will be dry
enough to thresh.
"It is not safe to ship flax seed
in bulk even with a small amount
of snow and ice in it, though this
sometimes can be done in the very
coldest weather if the people at
the terminal end are prepared to
remove the ice. I learn from the
commission men and elevator men
that they do not like to undertake
'|d handle such flax seed. There
fore, it will be wise for the farmer
to make every effort he can to get
his flax out of the straw when the
straw is dry."
Edmore, N. D., Nov. 23.—Bend
ing over the top of a tank contain
ing 150 gallons of .gasoline and at
tempting to determine just how full
the tank was, unmindful of the fact
that he held a lighted cigar between
his teeth, J. Stendal was badly in
jured when the oil exploded. Two
other men were also injured and
the warehouse of Joseph Braunds,
in which the tank was located was
destroyed by fire.
Several men had been engaged
in filling the tank when Stendal de-'
cided to make his investigation.
The room was filled with gas fumes
and when he reached the top of the
tank and was. trying to peer through
the hole, puffing vigorously on his
cigar all the time. When he gas
exploded the entire room wab aflame
and a big door was blown off, a man
standing on the platform just out
side being injured also.
Stendal was burned about the
head and arms. H. Aslakson was
burned about the face and back and
E. Roisum was burned about the
The Northern Pacific is urging
the farmers to ship damp grain at
once in preference to holddng it. In
the latter case it may ba bin-burned
while if it is shipped it can be me
chanically dried at the terminals.
Dave Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs.
T. O.f Hunter of this city returned
on Tuesday last from points in Can*-,
adawhere he spent the time since,
last April employed in travelling
for various firms among which was
the International Harvester Co.
He was working for the Interna
tional .people Just prior to reurn
ing to Bowbells.
Alexander, N. D., Nov. _28.—Con
tractor Carlson of Spokane, the man
who has the contract for digging
the 1400 foot tunnel just east of the
Yellowstone river in this county has
arrived wih a small force of men.
They are now busy building camps.
Grain haulers to Buford and Mon
dak are hauling out supplies for
As soon as the camps are complet
ed a crew of 150 men will begin the
actual work of digging the tunnel.
There will be three shifts, one at
each end of the tunnel and a night
shift. The tunnel will be 28 feet
high and 22 feet wide in full or 22
feet high and 16 feet wide in the
This work will continue all winter
and Mr. Carlson expects to have the
job finished by next April or May.
The work of excavation will be done
largely with picks and shovels and
the earth will be hauled out on cars.
V. A. Corbett., publisher of the
Kenmare News and also receiver of
the U. S. Land office at Minot, was
in the city on Monday of this week,
having come hero for the purpose
of making proof on his homestead
southeast of town before Clerk of
Court Martin. While here he paid
this office a pleasant call. Mr.
Corbett has been a resident at Ken
mare for many years and for two
terms held the office of postmaster
in that city. He has a great many
friends in Bowbells, all of whom
are always glad to greet him
whenever he conies here.
Stanley, N. D., Nov. 25.—Admit
ting that the testimony which they
offered at the trial of Alec. Oien at
Stanley last February was false' and
"framed up," Gilbert Christopher
son and Earl Wilhelm pleaded guil
ty to charges of perjury' in district
court at Stanley yesterday after
noon. The men will be sentenced
some time next week.
Owing to the frequent criticism
made of the failure of the courts and
prosecuting officers of the- state to
prosecute perjurers, these two cases
have attracted widespread atten
tion, and had aroused the interest of
the legal profession over the entire
One of the out-of-town lawyers
who had some cases to try before
the district court in this city asked
The Tribune the fore part of the
week how it happened that practi
cally every juryman subpoenaed for
this term was from the Lignite or
Powers Lake country. We hadn't
noticed it before he called our at
tention to it, but it is a fact!
With only one or two exceptions
every juror is from the west end of
the county.-
With between two and three hun
dred men at work, the Sod Line
is rushing the construction work
on the extension out of Ambrose
into Montana. The railroad com
pany is building one hundred miles
of track west' of Ambrose and is
anxious to complete the work as
soon as possible.
Cherokee, (Okla.) Messenger:—
The average man comes very near
being an idiot in taking caie" of
himself. You have seei .him
wearing a fur cap on-his head while
his shoes let in the snow and wa
ter. He wear* an qverc.oat on his
back and nothing but a thin shirt,
over his chest. He ••1s-.-.'" mighty
scared about freezing his fingers
while his throat is exposed to bliz
zards and he is often ailing, or
thinks he is. Its herb tea, or hot
tonics, Peter's pills, Paul's pine
tar, cordials or plasters and cures
until the balance wheel in the ma
chine comeB to a slop. Nature
wants to keefr going but' she can't.
He drinks whiskey and: that clogs
the valves he drinks beer and that
clogs the wheels he pours down
lemonade, ginger ale, buttermilk,
ice water tea, coffee and what not,
and then he toontterff why -the' 'fires
under the boiler do not'biifji.^If
Vol. 14, No 23 Bowbells, Burke County, North Dakota, Friday, November 29, 19)2. $1.50 Per Year
"Man's Inhumanity to Man"
Foxholm, N. D., November 22.—
Little Helen Hauser, the four-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ignaz
Hauser, prominent farmers residing
abqut two miles east of Foxholm,
was so terribly burned yesterday af
ternoon that she died at 10 o'clock
last night.
It appears that the little girl had
been playing out of doors and be
becoming chilled had run into the
.hoiise to get warm. She removed
th£ lid from the top of the stove
and it is presumed that while she
was'trying to warm her little hands
the flames leaped up and ignited
her sleeves. In a moment she was
a jnass of flames and she ran
screaming to her mother. When
When Mrs. Hauser reached the lit
tle girl every vestage of clothing
had been burned from the little
Dr. Christie of Burlington was
suinmoned at once but coulil do
nothing to save the little tot's life,
and she passed away a ten o'clock
last night. The tragedy has oast a
deep gloom over the entire com
munity, the Hausers being very
well known here and popular with
their neighbors. The little girl was
a very bright, lovable little thing
and he idol of her parents. There
are several other children in the
family. The oldest girl sustained a
very painful accident during the
haying season last summer when
her foot was nearly severed by a
mower. She is recovering nicely,
Funeral services will probably be
held tomorrow forenoon.
Dickinson, N. D., Nov. 22.—En
mity between, sportsmen and far
mers is bad for both. It is also
bad for the game. A great many
residents of fairly good game coun
try maintain an attitude of hostil
ity toward the men who desire to
cross his fields while looking for
game or tramp the banks of his
streams while after flsh.
This hostility, in many cases, is
engendered by the action of some
inconsiderate hunter, who has de
stroyed property or annoyed stock.
Many times hunters and anglers
give the farmers good cause for of
fense, and the mutual antipathy lias
been growing for many yeais.
Cooperation is to be desired be
tween sportsmen and agricultur
ists. Fair treatment on either side
will do lots to eliminate the pre
judice existing between the two.
Many times the farmer is also a
hunter and fisherman, and he can
understand how it is with those who
pursue their game, but he has be
come disgusted through the incon
siderate acts of unreasonable per
sons A little thought on the on
the part of the huner will enable
him to make himself a welcome vis
itor on any one's farm.
If the two classes would only get
together they could do a great deal
of good in taking care of the game
and aiding in its fight against na
tural conditions that tend to make
it less plentiful. Cooperation in
you should take an ox and put him
through a like performance he'd
be dead in a year. The simplest and
plainest laws of health are outrag
ed every liour in the day by the av
erage man. Did Adam smoke?
Did Eve wear corsets? Did Sol
omon chew gum? Did the child
ren of Isreal go directly for a beer
garden after crossing the Red sea?
Did Rebecca eat gum drops and ice
cream ahd--call for soda water?
Adam was -the first and was made
perfect from head to heel. How
long would he remain so after eat
ing a mince- pie" before going to bed?
Suppose hie had slept in a 5x7 bed
room with the- windows down and
the door shut? Suppose Eve had
laced herself up in a corset, put on
tight shoes, sat up all hours of
the night eating her fill of trash
ah'd' sizsled hair. When you come
to' ldok at the way a man misbe
haves himself you cab only won
der he ever lived to pt there..
the matter of shelter, protection
and food will aolve the problem of
the vanishing game birdB and small
animals. Careful intelligent at
tempts to preserve the game can
be made and should be made.
Take the case of the prairie
chicken. Sportsmen find this bird
good hunting, but sportsmen kill a
comparatively small number com
pared to those that die from rea
sons that can be prevented by a lit
tle work. Thousands of them per
ish annually from lacjc of food and
shelter. They are too valuable to
both classes to perish like this.
Farmers and sportsmen should help
by providing these and they would
repay such care by working for the
farmer and furnishing an object for
the hunter to take to the fields dur
ing the open season.
Chickens destroy a great deal of
harmful insect life and help the
farmer to raise his crops. But they
must be given inducement to work
for him. They need to thrive
through the winter, in both food and
shelter. They will repay such a
While in the city Monday even
ing J. H. Hoffman of east of town
called on The Tribune to see our
linotype working and while talking
with him he informed us that he
received an invitaiton the fore part
of the month to attend a triple
wedding at Humboldt, Sask., when
his parens celebrated their golden
wedding, his sister her silver wed
ding and liia nephew his real wed
ding. All took place at the old
home on Nov. 12th, and the event
was attended by several hundred
people from all over the states and
Canada. It is not very often that
three weddings of this kind take
place on the same date in the same
family and Mr. Hoffman greatly re
gretted not being able to be pres
ent. About the time these wed
dings were taking place Mr. Hoff
man was head over heels in work
at his farm getting his threshing
done. He, however, sent on his
regrets with congratulations.
Fred I. Lyon, a brother of H. L.
Lyon of this city, who practiced law
in Bowbells and conducted a land
and loan business .for several years,
but who left here for Ambrose and
afte?' staying there for a couple
years left for some point in Cali
fornia where he now resides, is in
the city and will spend a week or
two here in visiting with relatives
and looking after business matters.
Buke county's share of the quar
terly apportionment of the state
school funds was received this week
by County Superintendent Hecht.
The county's share in the appor
tionment is the smallest amount
which has been received by the
county on any apportionment in
several years.
The city council hold its regular
monthly session on Monday even
ing of next week.
Mohall, N. D., Nov. 25.—Possi
bility of further grain thefts in the
vicinity' of Kenmare, on the Ren
ville side of the county division line
has resulted in thoroughly arousing
the farmers in that district. Fol
lowing the shooing of John Bird by
thieves whom he surprised while at
work in one of his granaries, the
farmers have armed themselves and
are in readiness for pursuing grain
thieves any time they put in an ap
Guards have also been used, the
farmers taking turns about in
scouting about the country during
the nights. On one or two occas
ions suspicious appearing individ
uals have been under surveillance
but no definite evidence against any
of them has been found.
Should there be an alarm of grain
thieves, the whole neighborhood
would take up the search and the
culprits would have a hayd time
getting away.
On' Monday of this week Geo.
Kelley and May Pring, both of near
Coteau, were married at the Pres
byterian manse by the Rev. D.
Samson. The couple drove to this
city, got their license and were made
man and wife before returning.
Both bride and groom are well and
favorably known in Bowbells, hav
ing visited this city quite, often
when doing their shopping. The
Tribune joins their many. friends
in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Kelley the
longest and happiest kind of a mar
ried life.
Among the new ads in this issue
of The Tribune are those of the
Donovan Drag: Co. and the New
Cash Store and Bakery.
Tolley, N. D., Nov. 25.—Joe Jourg
ens, alias Joe Gardner, who Is wanted
at Westhope .on a charge or horse
stealing, was arrested at Donnybrook
yesterday by Constable Pat King.
Jourgens has been hanging around
in the vicinity of Donnybrook and
Coulee for several days and the au
thorities have been making strenu
ous efforts to apprehend the man
Yesterday Mr. King located the man
in a haystack at the Woods place five
miles west of Donnybrook and took
him into custody.
A deputy sheriff from Bottineau
county took the man from King and
on the return trip to Weshope stop
ped a Tolley, where Jourgens was
lodged in jail. During he nighht he
succeeded in breaking jail and mak
ing his get-a-wav.
Fairview, Mont.., Nov. 25.—Last
Saturday evening at the home of
John Lockhart, five miles northeast
of this city, at 7:30 o'clock, Tom Al
len made an unsuccessful attempt on
the life of Urownie Eiuery.
Allen, who lives on the Matt Rol
ler place which joins the Lockhart
farm on the east, spent considerable
of his time trying to gain the good
graces of Mr. Lockhart's daughter,
Laura, and when not drunk* spent
considerable of his time at the Lock
hart home. Saturday Allen came to
Fairview and secured a jug of booze,
went home and proceeded to tank up,
and being a North Dakotan only a
lttle of his stock was needed to make
him crazy. Sunday night while still
on his debauch he went to thi Lock
hart home where he found Brownie
Emery. He immediately demanded
a fight when he was ordered from
the house and farm. Soon he re
turned with a shot gun and went
about his plans to get a shot at Em
ery. He stole the robe and cushion
and axle nuts
the buggyj then
going north of the house about
twenty feet hid in Four Mi,I'e creek
which is dry. Soon Emery came out
of the house and cramped the buggy
to let Miss Lockhart in, when the
wheel came off. He at once discov
ered that it was impossible to UBe
t.lie buggy in that condition-, when
he heard a noise coming rrom Four
Mile Creek. He with Miss Lock
hart walked toward the bank of the
creek when Allen, not 25 feet away
shot him, the charge of No. 4 shot
entering his left arm and side, tear
ing away the muscles of his upper
arm and three or four shot going
through his body. Brownie turned
and walked into the house where
his wound was bandaged and med
ical aid called, also his parents no
tified. Dr. Morrill, of Sidney, ar
rived and took him to the Sidney
hospital, where lie now is. ConBta
ble Myhr, with several others,
found Allen in his shack, apparently
asleep. He was arrested Nand
brought to this city and kept in
custody until deputy sheriff C. A.
Jacobson arrived Monday and re
moved him to Willistcn where ho is
now iu jail awaiting trial. Allen is
a half-witted imitation bad man,
worthless, a menace to the neigh
borhood and a disgrace to hie fam
ily, and it seems too bad that a
promising young man mu$t go
through life as a cripple because of
the freak action of a mkudlln
During Monday feeling rau very
high and had it not been for the
fact that our people generally are
law abiding citizens, McKenzie
county would not have been re
quired to go to the expense of a
prosecution. Allen has sfeveral
times before shot at people, .add In
one instance shot a boy, after s?hich
he laughingly claimed he mistook
him for a Jack rabbit.
The united service held at the
Presbyterian church on Thanksgiv
ing was attended by quite a num
ber of people of all denomintlons.
The services were conducted by Rev.
D. Samson assisted by Rev. R. T.
L. Mc-Kelvey, and showed pauch
work In preparation by the rever
end gentlemen.
Ar Berthold man was soaked $226
for having a barrel of beer, in his
possession. As. his place.: of busi
ness was named the "White Ele
phant," he 1b now of the opinion
that there is something iu a name
after all.

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