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V' rfc ONLY THREE RE CEIVE FULL PARDON STATE PARDONING BOARD ACTS ON- MANY APPLICATIONS FROM CONVICTS. Bismarck, N. D., Dec. 10.—The board fo pardons has adjourned its December meeting, and out of the eighty-six applications only three were granted pardons, while at the meeting a year ago thirty-four were favored. Those pardoned at this meeting were Walter J. Kerwin of Peoria, 111., sent up from Fargo for.attempt ing to pick pockets. at a circus at Fargo. His father, a policeman at Peoria, was here to intercede for him. A. M. Winkle, sent up fom Wil liams county for ten years, was par doned, as the sentence was consid ered excessive. Peter La Chance, sent up for ten years from Grand Forks, has nearly finished his time and was granted a padon at the end of the sentence to avoid any delay in having his citizenship restored. John Wenliolz, sent up from Di vide county for stealing a load of flax, was pardoned on condition of abstaining from intoxicating liquor. Ranee Rosncranz, a blind pigger from McHenry, had his sentence commuted. James Davis, sent up from Wil liams county for assault, had his sentence commuted from seven to five years. The application for pardon of John Young, the N. P. train rob ber, was continued until the June meeting, that the case could be more fully investibated. William T. Poe, formerly a city auditor of Williston, serving ten years for embezzlement and destroy ing city records, had his application for pardon defered till next meet ing at the request of his own at torney. IS STOCK OWNER INTERESTING QUESTION COMES UP IN CAVALIER COUNTY THIS FALL. The inability of farmers in sev eral parts of the state, especially in Cavalier county, has given rise to an interesting legal question which is likely to lie threshed out in the courts in regard to the construction of the herd law. The point which has been raised is whether or not the owner of cattle which are al lowed to run at large are respon sible for the damage which is done by those cattle to the grain which is still unthreshed. State's Attor ney Grimson of Cavalier county holds that he is. The farmers of Cavalier county are making a last effort to get some of their outstanding grain thresheid. They are clubbing to gether to do the work and are dig ging the grain out of the shocks which are covered with snow and are threshing it as best they can. The condition of the grain .is not of the best but the farmers be lieve- that it will be better threBhed now than if it is allowed to stand until spring. But despite all the efforts which are being put forth to continue the work which was stopped by the con tinuous rains of the early fall, there still are and will remain thousands of acres of grain which can not be threshed. It is this grain which has given rise to the legal prob lem. The problem is one which affects not only Cavalier county but al most every county in the western part of the state for in most of them there are thousands of acres of grain which are in tlie shock and which will be almost a total loss if the cattle are allowed to run at large all winter. In regard to the question, Mr. GrimBon, after considering a su preme court decision, says: "This year, however, conditions are out of the ordinary. So much grain is unthreshed- and that it is unthreshed is not the fault of any one but of nature herself. It can not be helped, therefore, that the owner of such unthreshed grain, failing to fence or enclose it, is thereby negligent or lacking in or dinary, precautions to protect his property. It appears to me further that anyone allowing his stock to run at large under tie present ex traordinary conditions must do so with the knowledge and intention that such stock will cause damage to somebody's unthreshed grain. In all such cases, applying to the reasoning in the caseof Eli vs. Rosholt. I believe that the own ers of the stock will be held liable for damages caused by their stock running at large, even between the first day of December and the first day of April! Further, than the le gal liability, whatever the court might hold it to be, those who have been fortunate enough to get their grain threshed should not add to the burden of those who did not get threshed by letting their stock run out and destroy their crops. My advice, therefore, in all cases, is that people should not this year allow their stock to run at large, and if damage results the owner of the stock is liable." For Sale—One or two young milch cows. C. E. Christesen, R. F. D. No. 1, Bowbells, N. D. It KENIMRE MAN IS AR RESTED ON SATURDAY IS BELIEVED TO HAVE COM MITTED MANY ROBBERIES IN GOOSE NECK TOWN. Minot, N. D., Dec. 9.—Elinar Mahlum, who has been brought to the Ward county jail in this city, is believed to have pulled off a dar ing series of robberies in Kenmare during the past week. His principal touch is believed to have been made at the Commercial hotel in Kenmare, where he is said to have gathered in $76, belonging to two lodgers at that hostelry. This was obtained by pretending to have been locked out of his own hotel and thus persuading his vic tims to allow him entrance to their room. When they awoke the next morning they found that both guest and money were gone. He is also believed to have stol en a suit of clothes, and a gold watch from Joseph Golamp's room in the house of Nels McArthur. It is also thought that Mahlum burglarized the rooms over the Busy Bee restaurant last week, where a quantity of clothing was stolen. Chief o fPolice Hall was notified of the robberies and finally succeed ed in running down Mahlum. The latter was engaged in spending part of the results of the various enterprises it is said, and had only $56 left. ELIAS DAY—CHARACTERISE This entertainment of Mr. Day's is a NEW IDEA and^ an advance along purely Lyceum lines. It is Elias Day in the fullness of his art and experience. During the past, year the Lyceum workers have re marked and commented on the won derful art displayed by this artist in his lectures and talks before conventions. It seemed that a new Elias Day had sprung into be ing. It was not a new Day but the growth of! Lyceum ideals has at last unbandaged the eyes to the truth of the great facts he has for years advocated and fought for It is not generally known that Mr. Day is an author as well as an entertainer. All of his sketches are children of his own "brain, arid two of them are now published: "Danny" and the famous "Ken tucky Colonel" sketch, "Going Home." Some new ones are ad ded this year, notably, DenniB Mc Carthy on "Ancient History." All of these sketces will be done in COSTUME, and the changing of costumes is a real novelty no long, tedious waits, but with a rap idity that is novel and interesting. Mr. Day is, this year, more than ever, featuring the entertainment side of his work. Something for everybody is his aim, and he is suc ceeding. Mr. Day will give an entertain ment at the Bowbells Opera House on Tuesday evening, January 7th. CROPS INCREASED 50 PER CENT The report of the North Dakota Demonstration Farms for 1911 is just from the press. The average yields on the demonstration farms were a little more than 50 per cent larger than the average for tlhe state. The work on the demonstra tion farms was all done by farmers, so it shows what can be done by bringing the right kind of infor mation to the farmer. The re pott gives the results of the work on the 24 demonstration farms. Different rotations were used so the report fs really a report on the rotation of crops. Rotations are given to fit all parts of the State. AUCTION SALE. Having decided to leave the state, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder without re serve on the Paul C. Peterson farm, four miles north and one half mile west of- Flaxton on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1912, all my stock, ma chinery and household goods. J. M. LEDDEN, Owner. O. C. Willard, clerk. J. S. Gee, Auctioneer. STATISTICS SHOW THAT NORTH DAKOTA IS BECOMING GREAT CORN STATE. Grand Forks, Dec. 10.—Crop statistics compiled by the Develop ment League Press Bureau show that the corn crop in North Da kota is assuming unexpected pro portions. Owing to late plowing in the fall of 1911, approximately 500,000. acres of corn were sown last spring. The yields have been so successful in spite of an unus ually unfavorable, season, that far mers all over the state are plan ning on sowing a big corn acreage next year. Crop experts predict that at least 700,000 acres will be devoted to growing of corn in 1915^ In this connection the 1910 census gives some interesting figures on the corn crop of North Dakota. In 1889 there was an acreage of only 11,954 planted to corn in the state. In 1909 the corn acreage had in creased fifteen fold. The following year showed a 25 per cent increase and another increase followed in 1910. In 1911 North Dakota raised approximately 400,000 acres of corn. N. L. Simonson o£ the Bowbells Cash Store was a Minot visitor Monday. TO MAKE SPLENDID GIFT TO NORWAY NORWEGIANS OF NORTHWEST TO MAKE BIG GIFT TO THE FATHERLAND. A call for active work in the col lection of a memorial fund as the gift from Norwegians of this coun try to the fatherland, has'just been issued. The work in this state is in the hands of H. Bendeka- of Grand Forks, and N. F. Hegge of Hatton, both members of the Na tional Executive Committee. At a meeting held in Minneapolis a few years ago, from delegates all over the northwest it was unanimously resolved to effect a national organ ization and to present to the fath erland a cash fund of one million dollars at the centennial anniver sary of independence in 1914. The organization will recommend that the interest on the money be used by the Norwegian Storthing each year for any public or humane purpose. There is one clause, how ever, setting aside $61,000 to be used in restoring the famous old cathedral at Trondhjem, around which cluster memories of import ant events in Norway's history. This cathedral is almost as old as the nation and is at the present time in poor repair. The work of restoration has been started but lack of funds prevented its comple tion. The work of collecting the fund will be begun at once. Na turally North Dakota with its large population of Norwegians will play an important part in this activity. Mrs. P. Platkin and daughter, Miss Marie, arrived in the city last week from their home north of Am brose in Canada and are guests at the Sam Herscovitz home here. Mrs. Platkin is mother of Mrs. Herscovitz. The Botanical Department of the North Dakota Agricultural College, after "some years of seed selection methods and definite cropping ex periments, has produced strains of flax that have the power to grow on old flax cropped wilt-sick lands and produce approximately normal yields of flax. In order that North Dakota may have direct benefit of the methods and information which has cost the state so much money to obtain, it is suggested that these methods be carried direct to the farmer, and in such manner that the benefits will come in the shortest possible time, and in such a manner that the ben efits will be of permanent value to the state as a whole. In order to accomplish this, it is proposed that a Flax Growers As sociation be organized, the member ship of which shall be composed of actual growers, one to several op erating" members in each county. Each grower would operate or 10 acre pJotB, breeding Disease Resis tant flax, which would supply the Vol. 14, No 25 Bowbells, Burke County, North Dakota, Friday, December 13, 193 2. $1.50 Per Year OF CORN CROP Co-operative Growing of Disease Resistant Flax for Sowing Purposes NEW AUTO ROUTE PASSES THRU N. 0. "WONDERLAND TRAIL" TO TRA VERSE NORTH END OF THIS GREAT STATE. Grand Forks, Dec. 12.—"Wan derland Trail" is the new trans continental highway which passes through northern North Dakota en tering the state at Grand Forks. This route is the latest addition to the "See America First" highways and connects Dulutli, Minn, with Seattfle, Washington. It touches both Yellowstone and Glacier Na tional Parks. Wonderland Trail traverses half the breadth of the United States, crossing the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Washington. It passes through the richest mining, forestry, agri cultural and scenic sections of America, and is the outgrowth of tourist demand for northern route. Entering the state at Grand Forks the road continues straight west along the Great Northern right -of way, passing through Larimore, Lakota, Devils Lake, Minot and Williston. Wonderland Trail will be made unexcelled for automobile travel throughout its entire length, sign posts will be erected under the supervision of the interstate asso ciation that is back of. the road. THIEF GIVEN ONE YEAR IN STATE PEN MAN CONFESSES TO ROBBING COMPANIONS AND IS GIV EN STIFF SENTENCE. Williston, N. D., Dec. 9.—Paul M. Kilroy, who was arrested last week near Tioga on a charge of robbing some of his friends of $75.00 in cash confessed and was sentenced by the judge to one year in the stjate prison. Kilroy was working with a threshing rig and during the night got up and went through the other mens' clothes. He was taken to the prison Tues day to begin his term. C. F. Southward, residing 11 miles northeast of Bowbells, -has purchased a restaurant in a town in Saskachewan, and as soon as he can arrange things here, will leave to take charge of it. In this Issue of The Tribune he advertises a sale to be held at his place on Thurs day of next week at which time all his personal property, including some very good farm machinery and live stock, will be sold to the high est bidder. Mr. Southward is one of the old timers in this Bowbells country, having come here with the earliest settlers and taken up a homestead. He has made many friends in both this city and the vicinity of his farm, all of whom will be sorry to learn of his re moval but will wish him much success in his new location. The biggest sale held in Burke county during the past two years will be that of C. F. Southward of 11 miles northeast of the city which takes place on Thursday of next week. All farmers should read the big ad in this issue of The Tribune which gives full par ticulars. seed for "increase" fields, which in turn would supply seed for the nor mal flax acreage of the state. New uncropped virgin sod lands will not last long now that the traction outfits have come to stay. Therefore, the farmer who will be prepared to retain flax as a part of his regular pay crop on his old worked soils cannot fail to reap great benefit. To the farmer who will decide to take up the breeding of Wilt and Rust Resistant flax, there will come great benefit, in the fact that he can raise a normal crop of flax on old flaxed lands that are reason ably "free from weeds. He can sell this seed to his neighbors and the seed houses at a good margin above the market price, and at the same time be a benefit to the state. Prof. Bolley of the North Dakota Agricultural College, desires to hear from farmers who will under take the special methods necessary to produce reliable Resistant seed so that this work may get a good start thiB coming spring. Had the farms of North Dakota been farmed as well as tho demon stration farms the increased yield of wheat and oats would have been worth $33,308,620 for 1911. This is the striking result given in the report of the demonstration farms just published. The report con tains a complete description of! the work done on each of the 24 dem onstration farms, making it a reg ular dictionary on the rotation of crops, giving details of how each crop was handled on each field. The work was done by farmers, but under the supervision of W. R. Porter, Superintendent, and E. W. Hall, Asst. Superintendent. This demonstrates the use that farmers can mako of information when it is brought to them. TWO DIE FROM RIG KEROSENE EXPLOSION AGEI) WOMAN AND BABY DIE AT WIMBLETON AS RESULT OF KEVEItE BURNS. Wimbledon, N. D., Dec. 9.—An accident occurred here which caus ed the death of Mary Owens, 75 years, and Clifford McBain, 3 years old. The accident was caused by kero sene being thrown on a coal fire to start it up, which was followed by an explosion, setting fire to the clothing of the little boy and the old lady, and both were burned so badly that they lived but. a few hours. The old lady lived with her son, and alone at the time of the acci dent, excepting the little McBain boy and his little brother, 2 years older, who was slightly burned. Neighbors heard them screaming and rushed to the house just as the little boy ran out in the street with liis clothes on fire. The flames were extinguished as soon as possible, but not before the two had been fatally burned. TURNIPS FOR MILCH COWS. Some dairymen avoid feeding tur nips to dairy cows although they are among the best milk-produc ing feeds. The principal objections are that they require so much time and labor to cut and that they taint! the cow's milk rendering it unfit for cheese or butter making. Duing the past season I have fed turnips to dairy cows with very satisfactory results. I give a liberal feed of turnips when the cows, enter the barn to be milked. The turnips are not cut, but the cows are allowed to eat all they can manage whole. What they leave in the manger are cut to proper size before the next feed ing. The cows soon learn to eat turnips of almost any size. I was cautioned that they would bruise their gums and make their mouths sore, but as yet have observed no such results. To prevent taint of milk from feeding turnips, I exercise the fol lowing precautions: The stables are kept clean, for I have observed that manure has a much more o£ fensive odor when turnips are fed than in ordinary feeding. The cows are salted liberally to facili tate disposal of intestinal products, and the stable is kept well venti lated, especially at milking time. This last precaution reduces the odor. The cheese maker at the factory has told me frequently that he has been unable to detect the slightest taint in the milk.— Monroe Conklin, Jr., in Farm and Home. SAVE THE TREES. Thousands of! trees die annually from neglect. It is not the fault of the climate nor the soil. You can save your trees by devoting a little time to them each year, and this time need not be taken up during the busy season. There is no time more profitably spent than that put in on your grove. A few trees or a small grove is worth sev eral hundred dollars to your farm. The beauty of your farm and your neighborhood depends upon the care put in on the trees. Trees are killed by allowing grass to grow around them, which takes up all the moisture from the ground. This grass can be kept away by pil ing manure around each tree. If this care is taken new life will ap pear in many that seemed to be past hope. There are thousands of trees in Burke county that need mulching and it should be done right now. It will pay you to save your trees. It is for your own interests to not delay this work any longer. A BURKE COUNTY FARMER. For Sale—High- grade piano in good condition for half price. Ex tra fine tone. Cash or on time. Inquire at Tribune office. Gill wanted for general house work.—Mrs. T. 0. Hunter. Jill J1 JEMS m DIM sr. nil FEDERAL GRAND JURY SEES NOTHJNG WRONG WITH THIS MAGAZINE St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 7.—"Jim Jam Jems is a specimen of the best kind of journalism and ought to be read generally we don't see any thing in any of the numbers 4tbat ought to be classed as obscene. The above is a condensed form of the opinion of a majority of the federal grand jury in the district court of Minneapolis for the third division, which yesterday consider ed the charges against the dealers in Jim Jam Jems, who were charg ed with causing obsene literature to be brought infio Minnesota by express. One of the grand jurors, after the jury had been dismissed, speak ing to a party not connected with the case, said: "Personally I do not see anything worse In Jim Jam Jems than ap pears in the daily papers." Different From WJnona Finding. "That shows the difference in men," said J. M. Dickey, assistant federal district attorney. "At Wi nona, where we presented the same class of cases to a grand jury of twenty members there was a un animous vote for t)he five indict ments, while in St. Paul the Tote sentiment was almost reversed." "Notwithstanding tihis finding, more Jim Jam Jems will be pre sented to a grand jury at Duluth at the January term, and still more will be presented to the grand jury at Minneapolis in the next term of district court in April next." 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 ITER ROUTE FROM «. D. TO EUROPE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO MAKE THE RED RIVER A NAVIGABLE STRBAM. Canada has already spent oyer five millions of dollars Improving her portion of the new ocean route, and the last session of congress passed a bill authorizing a surrey of the Red River with a view to ward putting in locks and dams. Supporters of the project call at tention to the fact that from Red River points in the United States the -trip to Liverpool Is 1200 miles shorter through Hudson Bay than by the Great LakeB,. Buffalo and New York as products are now car ried. That the rich growing states of the middle northwest will even tually Bhip their products to Euro pean ports by an all water route was predicted at the Red River sur vey hearing held in Grand Forks, December 5 th, by Lieut. Col. Pot ter of the War Department. The hearing was attended by 60 dele gates from points along the river and facts were presented to show the volume of traffic and transpor tation which would result if the Red River were transformed Into a navigable stream. On Col. Pot ter's report will depend whether or not a survey of the river is made and locks and dams recommended. The hope of the International or ganization, made up of the repre sentatives from Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba, is founded upon the fact that improvement of the rivers in both Canada and the United States, necessary for the completion of this project will make such a route possible. The Red River of the North, which constitutes the boundary be tween North Dakota and Minneso ta, is the stream that our govern ment will need to Improve. The Red River has been navigated from the earliest days. James J. HUi spent his early days in carrying bus iness upon its muddy waters. The Red River flows north into Lake Winnipeg from which the Nelson River flows Into the Hudson Bay, furnishing a complete highway. The play "Along the Kennebec" given at the local opera house on Monday evening of this week was greeted by a packed house and the troupe gave entire satisfaction to all present. During the afternoon and evening the members of the company gave band concert* on our streets, which was real good ud were very much appreciated by our people.