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21, No-13.,
The Unitei States goveyment
•has decided to cut down the cost of
living, /and to start. with is making
a thorough investigation as to who
is responsible for-the high prices.
Committees have been appointed in
the states of jthe union, who in
turn appoint county representatives
to look into the matter. The same
representatives who looked after
the interests of the U. S. Food Ad-,
ministration during the war aife
now looking after the hig^ cost of
living, and Hon Staale Hendrick-
has been appointed to look aft
ter Burke county/
The first thing' Mr:, Hendrickson
did was to appoint a cost committee
to represent all lines of foods and
set prices o'n all commodities at
which they can be sold'and net the
dealer a fa'- nroflt. Goods sold,
at a higher price than that set by
this committee' will be considered
profiteering, and a violation of the
federal-lay. In talking to Mr.
Hendrickson last Monday morning
he toltl The Tribune that he had,
ail the wholesale prices in his pock
knew what all of the most
used commodities could be bought
for by the dealers. He said that
In some .instances that he knew of
"prlceB were oharged which were en
tirely out of reason., For instance
he said that the average wholesale
"price of a beef carcass.in North Da
kota was 18c per pound. If the
dealer made-a profit of 40 per cent
carcass he could sell round
and sirloin steaks at 38 cents per
pound, the soup bones at three cents
a pound, and the balance at lesB
than 28 cents. Mr. Hendrickson
assured us that 40 per cent profit
was considered! reasonable on
meats, and that if a dealer charged
'.. more than 28 cents for the average
around ,and sirloin steaks he^ was
profiteering. Not only in the case
of iheats, but the
caV be found in other comijiodities,
and it is the plan of the govern
ment to do away with this profit
The first meeting of the price
committee will be held at Colum-":
bus on Saturday of this week at
.^ten o'clock in the forenoon, and
also' at two o'clock in the after-'
noon. Every merchant in the
county is cordially invited to be
present and give his views of such
toptcB as come up. Not only the.
merchants* but. all residents of tho
i vMSity Kill be jnade' .w'elc.ome, hnd
will'bit heard in case they desire -to
express themselved»rO»:..a®y subject
The-following cominittee has.- been
appointed by 'Mr. Hendrickson .to
„flx theprices:
I George Gee of -Powers Lake, P.
N. Johnson o{ Lignite and Bertie
Nelson of "frlaxton represent the
Ole Beckedahl of Portal repre
sents shoes.
C. E. Davidson of Portal. Dry
G. A. Marshall of Bowbells, Meats,
L. N. Peterson of Cote^u, Gro
Mrs. M. C. Hagen of Columbus,
County Agent G.. C. Edwards,
BowfreUa. fanners.
(From S^Utf: Correspondentj
Ole Stompro and Conrad Olson
purchased a threshing machine in
partnership last' week. They have
already begun to thresh.
Mr. •and Mrs. Frank Llndblad
called at. t^er Fred Marks home
Thursday evening.
Chas. Smith came from Minnea
polis Saturday evening on the trail}
at Bowbells. He formerly worked
at Minneapolis a'nd came to North
Ctekota tQ Visit with his sister, Mrs.
p.: Marks.He intends to stay
i ,!i»ra:.iiiitirtbe coming winter.
Nearly all the%faraa east and
^^outhoast of Woburn are threshed
out. It ,the weather-, continues to
be' good for threshing, the way it
JtiM been this past week,.: all the
grain .wltf Mb- threshed out In an
other 'week. .•/k:.
R. F. GlMpey nnd sons EJarnest
and Rolud visited at ihe H. B.
'Mensing home Saturday.
Ole Berg, -M. Maries- and Llpyd
Mensing antoed to -the MIU Sunday.
aThejr were informed the1 water for
their stock tn the pastaras «ma arted
tip and went out there to see but
foonjd them In good eonditlon 'and
plenty of water,
Che*. Glaixiey left Itondssr even
ing for Lignite where he wtll visit
irith hft'Mother John CllMpev. He,
had been visiting at the^ Mensing
home the last few days,
Alva Mitchell called at the «J4arka
home Sunday evening. ..
The Wobnrn Farmers Club, re
a_.—ji —op fruit last
jidwiC vke ptesldent md
-ctors met at the J. B. I»f«iif-.
the^shlpnient ipsf
no^thn^KbMr^'^e McCann home.
Hettry WfrM Ut ord^ratl a
Jtireshing tfosptM, fnd to expecting
ers and those present enjoyed their
music Very much..» They are en
tirely welcome to come acain .and
give us music and dancing. If
they will kindly let the people of
Woburn know wtten they are com
ing they will have a bigger audi
e n e s
Chas. Smith abid Mrs. Fred Marks
autoed to'Bowbells Monday.
Louis ,Nelson, the Flaxton mail
carrier on route No. 1, made a fly
ing trip to Montana Saturday, re
turning the .following Monday.
kll the schools -:n this district
wi|l oped September second with
Miss Gorman. as teacner ror School
No. 2, and Sophus Jessen for School
No. i. ".. .. .•
Emma Kundiger is Helping Mrs.
McCann cooir for: threshers this
w e e i k
The car load of fruit which the
Woburn Farmers Club ordered will
arrive the first of next week from
Kettle Falls, Wash., direct from the
growers. Anyone wanting fruit,
no\V Is ydur time to get your win
ter's supply.
Cor. M.
Wahpeton, N. D., Aug.^S.-v-The
murder of one man and the serious
injury-of another, in .a fight be
tween six I.XW. W.s in the "jungles-"
at Hankinson, developed out of the
division of loot obtained by three
of the participants in holding up
three laborers, according to Sheriff
Wold of Hichland county, who an
nounced today that four men are
being held in connection '^ith the
shooting affray of Tuesday- evening.
John O'Brien wae killed, dying
in a Wahpeton hospital yesterday
H. H. Sebastion is accused of
murdering O'Brien, while "Young"
McC.arville, Will Youag and Ed
Moran.'argL being held pending in
According to information' obtain
ed by officials, the four men who are
in jail., the murdered man ajid the
sixth jpan who w&s wounaea, ana
is in a hospital, became involved iri
a fight while dividing the spoils of-j
the robbery im which only ,thre6 of
the gang actually participated.
Mandan N. D., Aug." 28.—:One
man was killed, and two seriously
injured in an automobile accident
near Center, Oliver county, today.
George Strong, d^ver,, was\killed,
Gust Mentz received bad bruises
about the head and Arthur Pelk^'s
back was badly hurt. C-
The automobile in. which- the trio
were riding was going at a fast rate
o' 'spefed when it struck a -huge
boulder alongside the road. The
car turned turtle.
Corn is one of North' Dakota's
most valuable'crops. This year it
i« doing especially well all over the
^state. Even where it has been
dry, corn is making a fairly good
growth. The best wheat yields, in
all parts of the state are on corn or
potato land.. Corn then furnishes
stock food and it puts the land in
shape for. growing more wheat or
whatever crop follows. This is the
year to save seed corn for\ at least
two years planting. It should be
«ickad -early, carefully dried
stored away. N. D. Agr. College
'A concrete floor will ^s^t longer
•than a wooden goor. but is rathw
cold and must be covered with deep
litter for beBt results. If' a djrt*
floor is used the building should be
filled with iarth at least a foott^'
above the outside aurface to ip-
surb freedom from dampness. From
4 toJ6 inqhes of the surface «hoiiid
be removed every year »nd repliabed
hy fresh sand or loani' in Ordef to
keep'Hhe floor in ai sanitary Condi
tion. Wooden floors prove very
satisfactory but must be built up
off the ground in onder to last and
(:eep dry.—-E. J. Peteredn, N. D.
Agr. College.
^qaekle/'-N. D.,' Aug., 28,—Clint
Hjfeke a 4armer living alone, was
created ,lp his home near,., here.
TfeeVe is noihlng' to Indicate th^
«aujifr Of' the Hx% though he is be
Wpe ,h«s iWOTith., Hit eat
dog also t/tare epiated,
B. A. Stefonowicz, Notary Pub
lic, .office iri The Tribune Building,
iBowbfells, North Dakota.
Just before g6ing to press The Tribune received the fol
lowing telegram from Congressman J. H. Sinclair which will
bring welcome'news to the far mere of Burke county who have
feit that- they were underpaid for wheat which graded less
than No. 1. Owing to the hot weather, and rust here during
the late summer much wheat di^ not fill the way it should,
and is grading No. 2 and No. 3. Farmers- feel that they are
not being paid as much for the se grades as the grain is worth,
and will be glad to know that the government is taking ahold
ot the matter. The'telegram follows:
Several farmers in North Star
township have complained to The
Tribune during the past weelj of
the wanton shooting of ducks and
chickens there new, although the
season does not open for two weeks,
and we learn that the, chief game
warden for this district has already,
made arrangements to keep ,a man
oh tlie job here until the "season
does open Jjtst who the man /'is
who will lookv?after this part of the*
is Antil aftqr ono or more arrests
axe, made. It seems that ^here are
a. number of people in this county
who insist on violating thq game
laws every year until the game war
den drops in and makes a few ar
rests. No arrests have been made
in Burke county this year yet on ac
count of violations of game laws,
but we can assure our readers that
it yHll net be long before somfe of
the culprits will'be ttfken in custody'
if the violations continue. At the
present time there arfe by far more
ducks and chickens in Burko coun
ty than_ there have been for several
years. In spite of this being con
sidered a poor year fors chicken*
hatching we find that there- are
many large covies almost every
where. Bird dogs'will not'-be al
lowed in the fields this fall, and for
thiht reason the chances are that a
large number of birds will be left
for next year, and, unless some se
vere winters come on it should only
be a short time until Burke county
will be the home of as many
chickehs as it was in the early days.
The ducks are also very numerous
this year. The large amount of
standing water here last spring at
tracted large numbers of these birds
'to nest heVe, and every1 pool of wa
ter in the country now ft lust full of
them. The oily real bad ifeature
.about hunting this fall will be the
high cost of guns and amunition.
The carload Of fruit ordered, by
th«^ Woburn Farmers. Club wiU ar-,
rive, at Wobiirn the first of next
•wceek, anda will, consist
pies, pea re, peaches and plums,. The
car is somewhat larger than hat
can be used 'by tfte members of (he
club* and consequently.
of it
•must .be disposed of to people who
are not members of the club. The
price will le considerably cheaper
than Hhe wholesale price at Mlnot,
ap:i 'much lo^er than, what ^frait'
cah be iought from local dealers.
The^gr^He,is -guaranteed to be.. of
•the very best, and tte afe aBsufed
that the prospective purchasers
need not worry any about the qiutl
Jty. Vie are'advised that thqse who
w^pi a few. box^s of fruit oi any
Kindly get same by ca]Rn»,«ltber
Jds. sE. Pfelfer or E.1 J. t(qrk% and
their orders wil) be looted .after
whllis (the supply ^Ithts." The
fruit comes from Kettle FaUs
Washington, from s^, 'old fWend
of Jijn Uglunq, of Clayton townshipj
/i i
& Hi*
V ,f.
Bowbells, Burke County, North.Dakota, Friday) August29, 1919
Bowbells Tribune,
Bowbell^, N. D.„
Congressmen Geo., M. You Ag and J. M. Baer, North Da-
kota, with Congressmen" from Montana, Minnesota ^nd Sout^i
Dakota m^t I|onora^e Julius H. Barnes, United States
Wheat Director, and about twenty representatives of the
grain corporations from varioUs parts of the west in New
York Citv for the purpose of securing fair price for the low
"grades of wheat now lieing marketed. As a result of strong
representation made, by North Dakota delegation, including'
,Dr. Ladd, Director, Barnes will issue fair price statement fof
northwest buyers 'based on milling value of wheat. The gov
ernment,, cannot go above .the guaranteed price. If elevator
men do not pay up for lower grades the Government will buy
in competition" Prices will be set to include grades as low
as forty-five pounds. This action will mean millions of dol
lars to Nortel Dakota farmers. Advise all farmers to report
to Grain Corporation when they are underpaid for low grades.
Washington, D. C., 8-27-19.
county we a^e not saying, and it"-face i'n British Columbia and Alber
wjU^not be Bcnerally know-n who he ta.
Several large stills and" many
small ones have been seized, and in
no instance had those who
Helena, Mont., Aug. ^7.—Several
deaths have been reported in Mon
tana from excessive drinking of
bootleg and moonshine liqupr, and
declarations have been made by fea
eral agents and county ofiicers and
increase of law violations is giving
them considerable concern.
Great stretches of isolated terri
tory furnish the same' problem for
"investigators that the Royal North
west Mounted police have had to
were op­
erating them ever had experience in
making liquor., One of theGe stills
had a capacity of a barrel a day—
enough, as was ..remarked by one of
the sheriffs 'in the raid, to kill all
Montana in a year.
There are points in Montana that
are 50 to 100 miles from- a trail.
•As any sort of whiskey brings $10
to $24) the quart now, even the hard
ship and difficultv of operating in
the wilderness do not deter the
dealers in illicit stuff.
B.~A. Stefonowicz, Notary Pub
lic, office in The Tribune Building,
Bowbells, North Dakota
Buxtoh, N. D., Aug. 28.—-Several
persons injured in an automobile ac
cident near here, which resulted in
the death of Mies Melina Aphein,
are recovering. Miss Ashein's fun
eral was held here yesterday.
The accident- occurred early in the
morning, when a party of five gfrls
and driver, were returning from
Grand Forks. The car had been
driven to, one side .of the road, to
make some repairs, and all hqd got
out and werie {standing around the
car,, when another auto, driven at
a high rate of speed, crashed into
the car. Miss Ashein was caught
between the two cars and was badly
crab ap-
From Staff Corresponaent)
Mr. and Mrs. X. C. Johnson of
Minneapolis were visitors at the Jq
Dlgnan homp list week..
Mary Bogus is helping Mrs,. I.
-Gosecky cook for thr^Bhers.'
Pete Peterson called at the Uglum
home* Sunday, evening..
Helen Bogus spent Sunday- with
Ceieile Bryan.
-Ruby Gl&rk and Margaret De
vaney. vfyji. .Sunday afternoon call
ers at the
P. -ChristensoVi hbdj»r
Mrs. W. 8. Clark, and soh Wallace
were Coteau cfcjlerfe Tuesday,
Helen Bogus ,-and sister, Lueile
were in Cotoau Saturdav.
Mrs. J. Dlgnan, John and Loretta
visited at. Andrew Dlgnan homo
Monday eveninK.
Betilda tiglnm visited with her
aunt, Mrs. Olson at Powers Lake,
IttAt WOfifei
R. Owing*' and family and ftfeby
Clark autoad to powers Lake Frt-
^&n». J. pignan, Johto and Loretd
called at tW j. U,
U- uL i j-i 7.\.
Mary Bogus and brother Albert
wera^Bowbells callers Suhday.
Mrs. Ed. Day helped Betilda Ug
lum cook for threshers Monday.
.Mr. and Mrs. T. Gullickson and
fajnily visited at the Knute Christ
home last Sundayy.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Uglum accom
oanied by Cora Clark autoed to
Powers Lake Sunday where Mrs.
Uglum and Cora staid.
Ruby Clark and Margaret De
vaney spent Saturdav and Sunday*
at the former's home.
Lucille Bogus spent Sunday^ and
Monday with Mary Uglum.
Cora Clark is helping Mrs. O. T.
Olson at Powers Lake this week.
Ruth Bryan is helping Mrs. K.
Christ cook for threshers.
Mrs. Knute Christ and Ruth Bry
an were Woburn callers Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dell Patterson and
son of Donnybrook stooped at the
Uglum home Sunday on their way
home from their pasture in the hills.
Ole Stompro and sohs called at
Uglums Sunday afternoon.
We should have a buhch of-sheep
o'n^ every farm in Burke county.
They do not require expense of
feed and shelter. They have no
equ£l as weed destroyers. They
make the most economical gain of
any farm animal. They produce,
a double income each year. There
,1s a place for from 5 or 10 to 100
head on every farm in the county.
How many head do you want to
buy? •We' are making special ef
fort this fall to p|ace good breed
ing ewes on the Burke county farms.
Two representatives from the North
Dakpta Agricultural College are nowr
in the drouth stricken districts of
Montana looking into the sheep
situation with a view of locating
desirable breeding ewes for North
Dakota farmers.
Banks throughout the county
have shown their interest in the
boys- and girls by being willing to
loan money to them if they wish to
take up the livestock nrejects like
pork production' or sheep work.
Lots of time will be given with low
rates of interest. This is a chance
for the boys to get started right.
Come in and talk it over with
Andrew Nelson president of the
Burke County Farm Bureau, or
your county agricultural agent.
Farmers who may be Interested in
either breeding ewes- or feeders
should call Ion the county 4gent not
later than the first week in Septem
ber as there will 6e slight chance of
getting good stuff at the right price
after September 15th.
Fargo, N. D., Aug. 28.—Seveto
hundred dollars in War Savings
were the loot of professional cracks
men who blew open the safe in the
postoffice at Embden, Cass county,
at 2:15 o'clock this morning, and
made their escape in an automobile.
A. M. Ross, sheriff of Cass county,
is at Embden today, working on
the case..
The postoffice is located in the
general store of G. W. Nack, who
also is postmaster. Mr. Naok, who
lives over the store and postoffice,
heard the explosion. Nitroglycer
ine was used
(Furnished by Burke Abstract Co.)
Porter J. MdCumber ot ux, to
Peter M. Northenscold, $5000. "N3
1-2 SE 1-4 31, SW 1-4 32-159-90,
S 1-2 NW 1-4 1, S 1-2 SE 1-4 2-159
None. i
W. A. Meyer, et ux, to John C.
Wrede. NE 1-4 31-163-93. $1.
Felix KrijBg, et ux, to Peter Skeem
$6300. SB 1-4 20-163-90.
A new ^0-horse power four cylin
der gas engine was installed at the
Bowbells light, plaint the fore p&rt
of the week^and will be doing busi
ness in a/AW days. It lias been
some time since there has been any
-break in the service given by the
local plapt, and Mr. Mohr, the pro
prietor, asmuf^s ua thajt he is get
ting things njore to his liking right
alpng. and that he' does not antici
pate any tr(|«lde with the service
during the. coming wfoter. He is
doing everythinV in his power to
igive us the very best of servlce, but
it took aomg time t6 make the ne
cessary changes lti the machinery.
The' ^ladles aid society of the M.
Hi' church will jneet on Thursday of.
week at'ijW(e ui^al-hpur with
^Irs ^m. Glai^ey. 11 members
by the robbers.
Embden is 10 miles southwest of
$2.00 Per Yew
P. D. Peterson, one of ths poiaeiv
merchants of Bowbells, asks Tk*
Tribune to state that he. has decided
to go out of business"
about the middle of next months#
will hold a big closing'out sale, a$&
dispose of as much of his stock A*
possible at reduced prlcM. What
goods are not sold at the conclusion
of this sale will be either disposed
of In a lump to someone, or will b*
moved to some other point.
The announcement of the big mim
will be made in The Tribune In*
week or two, and Mr. Peterson ask*
that the people in this territory fepld
off making their wwnter purchases
until they see what he has to "ftf.
Like the sales he h&s held to Um
past Mr. Petersoft will slash pdeap
otv everything he has In stoek, and
give the people bigger baVgalns thab
any given here before. It wo«|d
pay a man with a family to qom* 49
Bowbells for a long distance to at-'
tend the sale, as quite a
amount of money can be saved OA
what the average household
during the winter.
(From Staft Correspondent)
Mr: and Mrs. George Dab! sad
son Georgie were Lignite flatten
The Misses Nellie Pierce and Lt
nora Dahl spent Tuesday evsdog
at the Fred Erdmann home.
Mrs. Arthur Martin spent Thurs
day afternoon at the H. Q. Pierce
Those from this vicinity who at
tended the Wildwood Park dsiVs
Saturday were the Misses MsrJovU
Martin and Laura Richmond, aad
Lewis, Nelson, Arthur Martin, Kan
rice Glaspey, Leonard Hunstad, Wai
ter and Edward Manning.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Martta sad
family tifa'nsacted business at
nite Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bywsrter aad
son James, and Edward Hnastafl
were Lignite callers Wegtaasday.
Edward Hunstad is employed as
engineer on the Ellison and Glaspey
threshing machine.
John Glaspey purchased Wilttaun
Campbell's share in the thrwMiig
machine last week.
Mrs. S. O. Wallen was
at Columbus Tuesday.
Andrew -Lindqulst took the
passenger at Rival Friday srsatas
for Kenmare to bringv hack his
daughter Florence, who had ten
sick at the hospital for some ttM
with gall stones- and appendieMts.
Lillian -Dahl returned home from
New York Friday, where she has
been in nurse training for severs!
Nellie Pierce, A'nnie Krdoui
spent Sunday at/ the A. W. Martta
Mrs. Edward Hunstad, Mrs. Frank
By water and squ James spent Fri
day at the John Glaspey home.
Mrs. Ole Ogorden returned from
Ambrose Mo'nday where she I hait
been visiting several davs with her
daughter, Mrs. Arthur Curtis.
Cor a
(From staff correspoaCsat)
(Aug. 21)
Mr. and Mrs. Bonsworth called at
the Joe Freed home on Monday,
-Mrs. Elden Beam spent last Tues
day afternoon at* the home ot Qm.
A meat man froii Northgata was
out getting orders for meat last
Mr.' and Mrs. Potter vth
mare visitors one day last wi
Hugh and. Don McGillivrajr
out looking up threshing Joha to
Charley Roller called on Vat
Moran last Monday. i
Mr. and Mrs. -Martin- Bonawertn
spent Friday evening at the ho ma tt
S. L. Yungpeter.
Misses Doris and itest
spent last Friday at' the home ot
Martin Bonaworth. .6
The Misses Helen and SomK'
jCondo spent a few days of laat««S
at the home of their parents, jw
turning to Kenmare Saturday.
(Aug. 28.)
Henry Moeiyand family tifltl at
the home of Fat Moran Sunday.
John Tunender and Fay HassttaM
took a trip to Sherwood S«Ma#.^
trip was made dn a motpngrciev
Homer Potter went to
Sunday looking np men fnf Ihreij
Mr. and Mrs. Louis FoUtdvt 'i£L
ited at the home of their •isirtTg'
Un. Christ Kolambtek,
Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn of
visited at the hon^e of Joe
last Thursday evening.
Ralph Hattle assisted Fat
to finish cutting whMfttst
Mr. and Mrs. Field* of
and Mr. and Mrs. fi,
spent Sundav afternoon at- tfea
of Martin Bonsworth. i
Kast is having a w« drOU*
on his place.
Th^ ladles aid mat/il tfca haM
of Mrs. H. Potter last 7h«rs4ay.
.' Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ft«(^ w«r« Bp*.
mare callers last
For sale At a if
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