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The Bowbells Tribune Published on Friday of each week at Bowbells. Burke County. N. D.. by B. A. STEFONOWICZ Entered as second-class matter July 24.1908. at the postoffice at Bowbells. N. Dak., under the act of Uarch S. 1879. Subscription Rates: To any point in U. S.. per year To Canada, p^r year, in advance 2.00 COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER Bearing an Indian and a Buffalo the new nickel will probably disap pear even faster than the present one. With irreproachable eggs selling at six cents each in New York it might be cheaper to buy the whole hen. That man who is suing his doc tor because he did not die as the physician predicted must be mighty hard to please. Differing from the rest of us, the Standard has shown that after it has been busted it can pay a divi dend of $5.00 per shre. The bank president who resigns to accept $80,000 a year as head of a grocery concern furnishes another reason for high prices of food. It is sometimes hard to find out just how the man who is success ful has managed to succeed, but it is always easy to see why failure comes to those who fail. An Arkansas woman is the proud possessor of George Washington's trunk. It may be all right as a relic but it would stand a small show against a modern baggage smasher. Feudists in Virginia will probably think the matter over the next time they feel inclined to shoot up a court for holding them equally with oth ers to the observance of law and order in the community. A dog with an eel in its mouth created a panic in the barroom of a New York hotel, men yelling and fleeing for their lives. This furnish es fine material for retort by the woman who is ridiculed because she runs from a mouse. A girl in St. Louis has sued a company in that city for using her beautiful face as an advertisement. They should make the gallant de fense that they simply fulfilled a duty to the public in making tuch beauty a general possession. An Iowa court has decided that the word "thief" applied to a man is worth $300 in soothing damages. The word "liar" has no such ap praisal since a distinguished exam ple has put it., so to speak, in the class of privileged communications. On March 4th next all Republican postmasters in the state will have to seek other means of making a livelihood to give way to the Dem ocrats. In some North Dakota towns there are as high as 20 candi dates for the position already, but no one seems to care for it in Bow bells. A man in New York condemned to life imprisonment for burying a baby alive is to be paroled. This will give considerable ease of mind and encouragement to others who may also be inclined to bury babies alive, but are held back by fear of fatal consequences. A woman in Illinois is applying for a divorce from a man whom she married to reform, forty-five years ago, and is still unsuccessfully on the job. The tale carries its own moral, which, however, enthusiastic matrimonial reformers will fail to read as they run to the altar with their hopeless task. For the size of the town in which it is published The Tribune believes that the Noonan Republican is the newsiest and neatest gotten up pa per in he state. Since buying the paper a few months ago Editor An drist has buckled down to business and his paper can now be rated among the best in this section of the state. A man in Pennsylvania was ac quitted of murder on the ground that though he killed the victim, his mind was affected by excessive cig arette smoking, and he was made to promise to smoke no more. Still, it does seem rather hard that some people must pay with their lives because other people insist on form ing bad habits. The Lignite Bulletin in its last issue says that the county seat prop osition is not yet settled and that something else will be started soon, by the Lignite contingent- to get the plum away from us. Many of us here in Bowbells really thought the question really was settled, but we might have been mistaken. A bank at Noonan was held up and robbed on Monday evening of this work and all the bad men who took part were in custody within ten hours after the event took place they were amateurs. Other banks in the state have been bur glarized right and left during the past few years and nary a burglar haB been apprehended duilng that time they were professionlB. Those Noonan robbers deserve to be caugbt they had no business try ing to pull off something they were not skilled In. The open season for eho'tuni $133,35. ducks officially closes next Suatiay. C. P. OlBon, though here in Burke county i '133.35. closed unofficially several weeks, k The nearest approach to royal y in this country is attained by hag gagemaBters. They can make iiie traveling public jump through imaginary hoop. •n With the prospect that he will be killed if he leaves Constantinople and that he will meet a sudden death if he remains, the Sultan's life cannot be an ideally happy one. The authorities of a western uni versity say that farm Doys are the physical inferiors of city boys. Here is another dear delusion shattered and a setback to the cry of "Back to the farm. A woman in Pittsburg, returning home from a hard day's work and finding no hot supper ready, soundly threshed her erring spouse. The tables seem to be turning with an emphatic bang. Hunters in New Jersey shot each other in a mutual mistake for rab bits. It is odd how the enthusiam of the amateur hunter refuses to take into account any evidence, fur nished by the naked eye. A. mau arested in New York for theft claimed to be a grandson of Commodore Perry. Men who plead clemency on the ground of belong ing to the families of heroes should be punished all the more for dis gracing illustrious names. The assailant of ex-President Itoosevelt lias been found to be in sane, and will be locked up, proba bly for the rest of his life, unless mistaken philanthropic sentimental ity urge that he be set at Urge, tlie public to trust to luck that this will be a lesson to him. Now a crusade is to be begun against useless Cristmas gift-giving. This may be a tax at times, and few have the moral courage to stand out against a custom because they cannot afford it. But the custom itself is one which the public would be reluctant to give up, for there are to many associations and ideas of happiness connected with its practice. Besides the generous idea of making others happy is more to be encouraged than restricted, so it is to be hoped this particular cru sade will not go to the extreme which unfortunately is the tendency of crusades in general. Lars Tangen of near Columbus, aged 34 years, was arrested on Tuesday last by Sheriff Stainhofer on the charge of insanity, but af ter examination by the insanity board consisting of Dr. A. L. Doe, County Judge F. F. Carter and Attorney C. E. Pierson he was found to be sane and was discharg ed from custody. Mr. Tangen though comparatively young is well off. He owns over a section of land in the vicinity of Columbus and this fall threshed over 7000 bushels of wheat. He is unmar ried and lives alone in a shack on his farms. Upon examination he stated that he felt lonely at times and despondent which probably ac counted for his queer "actions. He stated that he was leaving in a few weeks for Norway to visit rel aives and would probably be gone all winter. While here he seemed perfectly sane. PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BURKE COUNTY N. D. October 31, 1012. Board met at 9 A. M. as per ad journment. Present Commission er Ely and Commisssioner Donovan. Absent Commissioner Bryan. Motion made and carried that the following bills be allowed,, and the auditor instructed to issue warrants for same: C. P. Olson, postage $26.99. W. C. Martin, postage and box rent $6.55. Portal International blanks for Register of Deeds $16.00. Victor Lind, premium on insur ance policy on court house, $26.60. Zion Office Supply, erasers $3.60. Farnham Printing & Stationery Co., tax statements $15.00. Donovan Drug Co., drugs furnish ed Mrs. Elgie, Joe Gault and Ben jamin Reed, county charges, $33.45. Motion made and carried that Board adjourn until 2 P. M. Board met at 2 P. M., as per ad journment. Present Commission er Ely and Commissioner Donovan. Absent Commissioner Bryan. The bids for the furnishing of coal to Burke county from Nov. 22 1912 to Nov. 22, 1913 were opened. The bids were as follows: R. A. Grains, coal furnished from any mine desired at $3.40 per ton. R. E, Knowlton, coal furnished from Greenup mine at $3.50 per ton. J. S. Greenup, coal furnished from Miller or Greenup mine or both at $3.40 per ton. T. Stromset, coal furnished from Kenmare Coal & Brick Co. at $3.45 per ton. The bids fpr the furnishing of the CrosB Index of the record books of Ward County were as fol lows: M. R. Porter, prepare Cross In dex having same bound in Russian binding at $400.00. The county official's salaries for the month of October were as fol lows: John Romine, County Auditor, County Treasurer Deeds Geo. Hansen, Register of $133.35. Fred F. Carter, County Judge 08.35. W. C. Martin, Clerk of District court $91.65. Fred B. Andrews, States Attor ney $100.00. C. H. Hecht, County Superinten dent $133.35. Motion made and carried that the following bills be allowed and the auditor instructed to issue war rants for same: C. V. Olson, salary, clerk in States Attorney's office, Oct. $75.00. Gilbert Carlson, salary, Deputy County Treasurer, Oct. $85.00. K. Maud Gill, salary, Deputy Clerk of District Court, 8 days $20.00. Winifred Owen, salary, Deputy County Auditor, Oct.. $85.00. R. J. Wilson salary, clerk in Auditor's officce 20 days $58.00. Florence Downie, salary, Deputy County Superintendent, October $66.67. C. S. Hovland, salary, Deputy Register of Deeds, October $85.00. I. L. Ross, salary, janitor, Octo ber $60.00. B. F. Reed, salary as bridge ten der $51.00. Mrs. Anna Erickson, assistance, October $30.00. W. C. Martin stamped envelopes $21.62. Mrs. J. G. Gard, board and room for Joe Gault, County charge one month $24.00. T. F. Peterson, juror's fees, jus tice court $2.10. Farnham Printing & Stationery Co., mortgage record $45.00. Geo. G. Kuep, house rent for An drew Peterson, County charge $16.00. Gunder Olson, State Treasurer care of insane, $682.83. Martina M. Hanson, salary, clerk in Register of Deed's office, 6 days $20.00. Motion made and carried that the Requisitions of the Clerk of Dis trict Court and County Judge, for additional help in the office be granted. Motion made and carried that the "Statement of Fees Collected" of the Clerk of District Court for month of September be accepted. Motion made and carried that Board adjourn until 9 A. M. Nov. 1, 1912. November 1, 1012. Board met at 9 A. M. as per ad journment, with all members pres ent. Motion made and carried that the following bills be allowed, and the auditor instructed to issue warrants for same: Thomas Ely, Commissioner ser vice and mileage $13.00. Donovan Hardware Co., merchan dise for Des Lacs bridge, $17.00. Donovan Hardware Co., merchan dise for Burke County $9.15. Motion made and carried that the "Statement of Fees Collected" of the County Audior for month of October be accepted. Motion made and carried that the "Application for Abatement of Taxes" of E. C. Mahoney on the N. 1-2 S. E. 1-4 Section 32-162 89 for the year 1909 be granted for the reason that property was assessed twice. Also", the "Application for Abate ment of Taxes" of Nellie S. Win dus on the S. 1-2 S. E. 1-4 Section 14, W. 1-2 N. E. 1-4 Section 23, 159-92 for the year 1909 be grant ed for the reason that same was a double assessment. Motion made and carried that Board adjourn until 2 P. M. Board met at 2 P. M. as per ad journment. Present Commission er Ely and Commissioner Bryan. Absent Commissioner Donovan. Motion made and carried that the bid of J. S. Greenup for fur nishing Lignite coal to Burke coun ty from Nov. 22, 1912 to Nov. 22, 1913 be accepted, and he be noti fied to furnish satisfactory bond and sign contract. Moved by Commissioner Bryan seconded by Commissioner Ely, that the bid of M. R. Porter for furnishing the Cross Index to Burke County be accepted, and he be notified to furnish satisfactory bond and sign contract. Motion carried, Motion made and carried that Board adjourn until 9 A. M. Nov 7, 1912. November 7, 1012. Board met at 9 A. M. as per ad journment. Present Commissioner Ely and Commissioner Donovan. Absent Commissioner Bryan. Motion made and carried that the "Statement of Fees Collected" of the County Judge and Register of Deeds for month of October be approved. Moved by Commissioner Donovan seconded by Commissioner Ely, that the following bills be allowed and the auditor instructed to issue war rants for same: A. R. T. Wylie, care of feeble minded $45.00. E. D. Kelley, care of Burke Coun ty prisonerB $48.80. Motion carried. Motion made and carried that Board adjourn until .2 P. M. Board met at 2 P. M. aa per ad journment. All members present. Motion made and carried that the following bills be allowed, and the auditor instructed to issue war rants for same: B. A. Stefonowicz, publishing Commissioner proceedings, call for bids and liotks of election $201.74. Columbus Reporter, publishing notice of elation and list of candi dates namc:s $170.76. Mowers Mowers, merchandise furnishehd for De Lacs bridge, $5.35. Columbus Reporter, publishing call for bids and financial statement $108.84. Mrs. John Bogus, stove for use at De Lacs bridge $2.50. A. L. Doe, M. D. medical service rendered Mrs. Wm. Elgie, County charge $45.00. Burke County State Bank, Bow bells, rent for States Attorney's of fice September and October $30.00. Burke County Bulletin, publish ing commissioners proceedings $17.92. Burke County Bulletin publish ing Commissioners proceedings $39.20. Burke County Bulletin, publish ing notice of election $11.38. Burke County Bulletin, publish ing call for bids $7.00. Burke County Bulletin, publish ing list of candidates names and amendments $156.08. Moved by Commissioner Bryan, seconded by Commissioner Dono van, that the Bowbells Bulletin be designated as the paper in which the delinquent real estate tax list for the year 1911 will be publish ed. Motion carried. Motion made and carried that Board adjourn until 9 A. M., Nov. 8, 1912. November 8, 1012. Board met at 9 A .M. as per ad journment. Present Commission er Ely and Commissioner Bryan. Absent Commissioner Donovan. Moved by Commissioner Bryan seconded by Commissioner Ely. that the "Application for Abate ment of Taxes" of the following named persons be granted. E. C. Mahoney, S. W. 1-4 S. W. 1-4 Section 9-161-90 for year 1902, not proved up on at time of as sessment. Herman IClitzke, N. E. 1-4 lot 1 Section 28-164-91 for year 1910, double assessment. Emanuel Norwegian Lutheran Church, Flaxton, lot 9 block 16 Flaxton, for years 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 and 1911, church pro perty. Motion carried. Moved by Commissioner Bryan, seconded by Commissioner Ely that the "Application for Abatement of Taxes" of Martha Howell be reject ed for the reason that she gave in assessment and signed assesor's statement. Motion carried. Motion made and carried that the followwing bills be allowed and the Auditor instructed to issue war rants for same: A. N. Anderson, witness fees, cor oner's inquest. Amount of bill $2.05, amount allowed $1.05. Mark E. Casey, witness fees coro ner's inquest, amount of bill $2.05 amount allowed $1.05. Iver lverson, witness fees coron er's inquest., amount of bill $2.05, amount allowed $1.05. Hans Snelling, witness fees, cor oner's imiuest, amount of bill $2.05 amount allowed $1.05. B. L. Wilson, jurors fees, coron er's inquest, amount of bill $2.10, amount allowed $1.10. B. H. Baily, witness fees, coron er's inquest, amount of bill $2.10, amount allowed $1.10. W. P. Nestler, jurors fees, coron er's inquest, amount of bill $2.10, amount allowed $1.10. Motion made and carried that Board adjourn until 2 P. M. Board met at 2 P. M. as per ad journment. Present Commission er Ely. Absent Commissioner Bryan and Commissioner Donovan. Motion made and carried that Board adjourn until 9 A. M., Nov. 9, 1912. November 0, 1012. Board met at 9 a. m., as per ad journment. Present Commissioner Bryan and Commissioner Ely. Ab sent Commissioner Donovan. The records of the Sheriff's and ty Superintendant's offices for quar ter ending Septemeber 30, 1912, were checked up and found correct. Motion made and carried that board adjourn until 2 p. m. Board met at 2 p. m„ as per ad journment. Present Commissioner Ely and Commissioner Bryan. Ab sent Commissioner Donovan. The records of the Clerk of Court's, County Judge's, Register of Deed's, County Auditor's and County Treasurer's offices for quarter ending September 30, 1912, weie checked up and found correct. Motion made and carried that the following bills be allowed, and the auditor instructed to issue warrants for same: W. A. Leutzinger, cleaning book typewriter, $15.00. First State Bank, Bowbells, rent for County Superintendent's office, October, $10.00. Dickson Stainhofer, sheriff's fees, $138.25. A. Miller & Co., drayage, $4.70. Motion made and carried that board adjourn until 9 a. in., Nov. 11,1912. November 11, 1012 Board met at 9 a. m., as per ad journment. Present Commissioner Ely and Commissioner Donovan. Donovan. Absent Commissioner Bryan. I Motion made and carried that bard adjourn until 9. a. m., Nov. 15, 1912. November 15, 1012 Board met at 9 a. m., as per ad journment. All members present. I Moved by Commissioner Dono i van, seconded by Commissioner Bry an, that the following bills be al lowed and the auditor instructed to issue warrans for same: Fred B. Andrews, expense and car fare, $20.00. Jens Peterson, merchandise fur nished Hans C. Peterson, couny charge, $15.50. H. L. Richardson, ice for court house and meals for jurors, $17.15. Gad Swennes & Co., furnishing cask et and digging grave for unknown man, $50.00. J. H. Clark, surveyor's fees Christmas Bells ^=Wj||== Soon Be Ringing It is not too early to begin thinking about. Christmas gifts. From now on the time will pass very rapidly. Then there is a lot of satisfaction in making selections while stocks are complete andj while you can do so at your leisure which is an impossibility in the hurry and bustle of the two weeks before Christmas. Our line of holiday goods is now here ready for you.'- inspection. Seeing it while it is complete will suggest suitable gifts for every one on your list will solve every gift problem. We urge you to come as soon as possible and as often thereafter as time will permit I DONOVAN DRUG COMPANY Up-to-Date Druggists TOYS ARE NOW IN $10.40. Times-Herald Publishing Co., two mortgage records, $48.00. Farnham Printing & Stationery Co., redemption receipts, $14.50. A. J. Paulson, holding inquest over body of Christina Mathison, amount of bill, $31.20 amount al lowed, $19.20. A. L. Doe, expert witness, in quest held over body of Christina Mathison, amount of bill, $25.00 amount allowed, $13.00. Motion made and carried that board adjourn until 2 p. m. Board met at- 2 p. m., as per ad journment. All members present. Moved by Commissioner Dono van, seconded by Commissioner Bryan, that the following general election cost bills be allowed, and the auditor instructed to issue war rans for same: Short Creek Township, $27.00. Soo Township, $27.90. Garness Township, $27.80. Powers Lake Village, amount of bill, $3'6.50 amount allowed, $31.50. North Star Township, $28.25. Roseland Township, $25.10. Foothills Township, $28.60. Columbus Village, $24.30. Fay Township, $30.75. Lake View Township, $25.50. Clayton Township, $25.20. Minnesota Township, $24.40. Ward Township, $24.90. Cleary Township, $26.25. Lucy Township, $29.50. Harmonious Township, $28.20. Leaf Mountain Township, $27.00. Forthun Township, $33.00. Thorsen Township, amount of bill, $38.50 amount allowed, $21.50. Carter Township, amount of bill, $30.30 amount allowed, $28.30. Colville Township, amount of bill $27.00 amount allowed, $25.00. Dale Township, $33.80. Bowbells Township, $24.45. Kandiyohi Township, $25.50. Richland Township, $24.35. 163-88, $23.30. Vale Township, $24.75. Vanville Township, $28.50. Portal Township, $33.50. Battleview Township, $37.25. Keller Township, $30.50. Portal Village, $32.00. Flaxton Village, $30.00. Bowbells City, 1st Wrad, $22.75. Bowbells City, 2nd ward, $21.50. Bowbells City, 3rd ward, $21.50 Motion carried. Motion made and carried that the statement of fees collected of the Clerk of District Court for the month of October be accepted. Motion made and carried that the following bills be allowed and the auditor be instructed to issue warrants for same. Thomas Ely, Commissioner's ser vice and mileage, $40.20. John Bryan, Commissioner's ser vice and mileage, $38.70. Motion made and carried that board adjourn until 9 a. m., Nov. 20, 1912. JOHN ROMINE, Auditor: Burke County, N. D. W. O.