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VOL. 1. NO. 1.
Our Advent. In making our debut before the people of Williston and Williams county—most pf whom are strangers to us, but whoso acquaintance we hope soon to cultivate and enjoy—we shall depart fronl the or dinary practice of country publishers in Riving their readers a long salutatory, in the first issue, teeming with promises they never fulfill. We shall make no pledges, and therefore shall have none to break. We fully realize the difficul ties surrounding the undertaking in the midst of a new and sparsely settled Pountry, but having implicit faith in the future development of the town and tiunty impels us to risk the enterprise. As Budd Reeve said, while speaking of -bathing, "there are two ways of going in Swimming. One is to wade in, and keep wading and wading, till you can't wade tiny further. The other is to walk out bn a spring-board and dive in head first, tt. is hard to say which way is best, 'fhere is one advantage, however,' in wading. If you can't swim you can turn around and wade out again." In the iiewspjaper business Budd is by no means novice, and says there seems to be an abundance of editors and newspapers in the country—more than can make great fortunes or gain great fame. He com pares them to some large families of twelve or thirteen children, where.con gratulations arc offered when the advent bf another boy or girl is announced to the household. All we ask is a chance tcf live. The field may be full and run ning over but the people, who seem progressive and intelligent, can find a-m ble room and support for one more. We ask to be allowed to draw on the public affections and be given an oppor tunity for support, and if the GKAVIUC flCfesn't grow up and become an orna hient to the fraternity, we shall hope to ihiftke it sin useful appendage to society. Politically, the GRAPHIC will be inde pendent advocating the cause of such ken and measures, under counsel of its friends, as may seem for the beet inter ests of the village of Williston and Wil liams county generally. Its advent is hot in the support of any clique or politi fcal party. Its aim will be to advance bVery material interest: of the county, tiud for the accomplishment bf that end we ask both business men and farmers for such suggestions and information as •Will tesult in the greatest good to the r^cst r.umber. Farties receiving this—the first—issu9 bf the GRAPHIC lSust not judge it as the highest effort we shall make to furnish tin interesting local paper. We are start ing under embarrassing circumstances, (i&d are hampered in other ways but as ffoon as we can get into clear water and (secure A favorable breeze, wo hope, to feail into the affections of the public with bur columns f'reigh&d with acceptable $rid newsy cargoes. By taking it easy iii the beginning, and husbanding our "wind," we are more likely to come out winner in the end. We shall continue lo Send the GRAPHIC to you for a month, iind if at that time you do not deem it worthy of y5ur support, please notify us ?md we will stop it. If not otherwise ordered, we shall consider you a regular Inbs&riber. Pull Together. Union is strength* North Dakotans ilioilld be for North Dakota as a whole no Red River Valley—no Missouri Slope —ho northern tier of counties—no south ern tier, but North Dakota as one great whole, whose resources and possibilities, yet in their infancy, have already stamped her as the garden-spot ot the earth. Sing the praises of North Dakota fyitlet your voice be heard from the British line to the southern border, from the Red River Valley to the vast coal fields of the Missouri and its western boundary. Let no portion of the Btate fabor exclusively for its own advance ment to the detriment of other portions. Let us work to develop the industrial resources of the whole state, and within a comparatively brief period of time North Dakota will rank with the grand est common wealths of the Union. Th'etestof one of-the 15-inch dyna mite guns at Sandy Hook last August, Remonstrates the fact that the United States have little to fear from invasions by foreign powers. The gun was fifty feet long. After firing three dummies, two shells loaded with 300 pounds of Aigh explosives were fired so as to drop vn the main ship channel. A slight noise liike a whistle was the only sound made firing. When the projectiles struck tiie water, a dash of spray was visible, a moment afterward the shell exploded, throwing up water and sand to the height of four hundred feet. The con cussion of the explosion was plainly felt t)n shore and on vessels in the vicinity, ^andy Hook is being provided with sun lifts and.breech-loading mortars, winch Ip addition to the dynamite guns will make it well nigh impossible for a hos tile vessel to enter the harbor. All 4bips, provided that they are of any considerable draft, must necessarily puss within three miles of Sandy Hook, and therefore directly under the gum located $,'that tjoint. LOCAL ROUND-UP. Kite-flying is the present occupation of Williston kids. Editor Wild and Paul Schierbeek have gone to Devils Lake to attend a session of the United States court. John A. McKay of Nesson lias gone over to the northeast portion of the state with a bunch of horses to selh Mr. Parnell of Buford was the cornet ist at the ball on July 4th 4 and Billy Howard manipulated the guitar. The Hotel Leonhardy is the handsom est and best equipped public eke fx in North Dakota west of Devils Lake. John Heffernan, the city dray and livery man, makes an efficient chairman of the board of county commissioners. The hot weather of last week was brought to a sudden close by the cool drenching raiu of Friday rnd Saturday. Henning Gumelius, who has located a horse ranch near Williston, returned last Friday from a business trip to Minot. Mark Murphy, superintendent of Maj. Murphy's horse ranch on the White Earth, was transacting business in Wil iston yesterday, Jas. Costello has had a wooden awning pfaced over the sidewalk in front of his place of business. It makes a shady and pleasant retreat. Born—To Mr. and Mrs C. W. Shafor •of Williston, on Monday, July 8th, 1895}. a daughter—of regulation weight. Moth er and daughter doing well. Contractor Ackerman last week pro cured lumber with which to build a car penter and blacksmith shop. He will begin work on the new structure this week. H. E. Price of Nesson, who so nobly wears the honors of county assessor for the Third district, was in the city last Tuesday to turn in his books to the coun ty commissioners. See now that tho binder and mower are in such condition that frequent stops for repairs will not be necessary when the work is developing a pressure of 150 pounds to the inch, Possibly ''the gfeat white throne" is made of silver, hut the fastidious, aristo cratical despisersof that metal will prob ably never have their sensitive souls shocked by a sight of it. The wholo secret of raising seedless cucumbers lies in covering the first joint of the vine after it starts to "run," and then cutting the vine from the original stalk n.r soon as the joint takes root. M. J. Diilon has opened a tailor's shop on Main street: in the building opposite M. FarreH's place. He will make you a now suit of clothes, or dean and repair your old ones and make them as good as new. F. V. R. Ackerman is constructing for himself an elegant five-room resi dence on Sassin avenue. The structure will be 25x:!7 feet, and when finished will form one of the principal attractions on that street. John Grogan, of Silver Springs, Aired county, was in town last Wednesday, having brought his wool across the Mis souri Tuesday. Mr. Grogan sheared about COO sheep, from which he got about 3,500 pounds of wool. J. S. Wood ley and George Grogan, ac companied by Johnny Inkster, left here last Tuesday with a band of 45 head of horses for the northeast part of the state. They will visit Langdon, Pembina, and other points in the lied River valley. Sid. A. Willis, sheriff of Valley county, Montana, offers $050 reward for the re capture of Charles Sepphic and George Trotter who escaped from jail at Glas gow, Mont., on .May 25th. Sepphic is 'Wanted on the charge of murder, and Trotter for horse-stealing. Owing to the coroner's jury returning a sealed verdict in the Jarvis inquest case, the GRAPiiir is unable to give its readers their determination but in view ofaif the circumstances surrounding.the case, it is plain to the public that Pete Jarvis was brutally murdered. A correspondent at Sidney, Mont., says that Hedderich Brothers have the beef contract at Fort Buford for the ensuing year, beginning July 1st, at SO.'JS per hundred. Jacob Seel of Sidney will do their butchering, petting house rent, fuel, meat and £50 per month for hi3 services, lie removed to .Buford with his family last week. Now little boy you can go home and tell your mother how she can remove oil or grease spots from lrir carpets. Tell her to lay a piece of blotting paper over the spot, and set a ilat-iron ou top, the iron just hot enough not to scorch. Change the paper as often as it becomes greasy. .-i.fler most of the oil has been extracted apply whiting leave it on for a day or two, then brush oC, and the spot will have disappeared. WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORT'I DAKOTA, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1.895 The "market woman" and her radish es was a feature on the Fourth which pet' the children wild with delight and great ly amused the older ones. The kids, however, were a little too sharp, and soon found the fellow out. The Odd Fellows of Buford are mak ing preparations to celebrate the second anniversary of the G. U. O. of O. F. with a free ball and supper on the loth of August prox. Aft friends of the order and everybody else will be invited, Benjamin L. Hardeway and John Wagner shipped their wool to Philadel phia along with that sent out by Messrs. Brown, Grogan, Jack and Adams. The total amount of wool sent east by this shipment is about 32,000 pounds. Wm. Ross, the'well known and effi' dent blacksmith of Towner, arrived iii "Williston Sunday. He has opened business in the shop formerly occupie by Phibrook. Mr. Ross is nfirBt-clSss workman, and we guaranteoj)that all his work will prove satisfactory. John Bruegger has been appointed county auditor in place of Gus Anderson, deceased. The appointment is regarded as a most excellent one, and the people of Williams county are to be congratu lated for the good judgment exercised hy their board of commissioners. Major J. S. Murphy, who owns a large horse ranch on the White Earth, 25 miles cast df Nesson, has recently con structed a paSturo embracing a tract of countrv three miles square. Mark Mur phy superintends the ranch, and reports the horses in extra fine condition. W. H.Cheney of Sidney, Mont., was in Williston on business last week, and ordered the GRAPHIC sent to his address. Mr. Cheney is one of the progressive stock-raisers in his section, and has just afided to his herd a few thoroughbreds. He says they are beauties* and has fenced in a 100-acre pasture for their especial benefit. Lemonade mid ic9-cream constituted the main beverages here on the Fourth.' There was not the least display of row dyism or inebriacy witnessed on the streets diiring the entire day, which speaks volumes for the moral status of the town and its people, and a condition of things! which we do not beiieve'fmy other town of its size in the state of North Dakota can boast o!J Glendivb Independent: labile search ing for cattle in tiie bad lafids about 20 niiles south of Glasgow, a few days age, a range rider found a horse, saddled and bridled, with a quarter of spoiled vent Son and some suit and coffee tied to the saddle. The horse resembled one rode by the jail breakers Sepphic and Trotter, and if thid is so, the fugitives are al! now concealed ,in the bad lands and not in Alberta. The Williston Amn'tuer company visit ed Fort Buford on Monday evening of last week and repeated the performance rendered at the Odd Fellows' hall hero on the 23tli ult. The company was greeted with a fair-sized audience and its members royally entertained by the commanding officer and the military of] that post. The troupe report a very pleasant time, and desire to roturn their thanks for the kind and liberal treat ment they received at the hands of Major Wi'nt and those under hie com mand. R. Lampman, of the firm of Lamp man, the enterprising sheep ranchers of Nesson, graced ye editor's sanctum with a courteous greeting last week. Mr. Lampman is one of the progressive spirits of Williams county, and his firm is dointr its share toward the develop ment of the great stock iwterests of the upper Missouri blope. Lampman Bros, have just completed the shearing of their 1,800 sheep, from which they realized over 10,00'j pounds of wool. The west-bound passenger train OH the Great Northern met with an act:.4, dent about forty or fifty miles east cf Williston on Tuesday of last week, ijl which some of the cars were ditched. A passe/iger coach was perforated by one of the rails, and V/hile some of the pas sengers were badly shaken up and scared,, it is reported that no one was seriously hurt. The Great Northern has been exceedingly fortunate in regard to accidents, there having been fewer wrecks on that lino than other western road. For the benefit of those interested in the subject we publish the names of the oCTcers and executive committee of the Missonri River Valley Stock Growers' Association, together with their postoffice address, as follows: Chas. Baldwin, Pres., Nesson. Chris. Anderson, Vice Pres.., Williston. H. V. Smith. Sec. and Treat)., Williston. EXECVTIVE COMMITTEE. 1st District—Herman Nelson and Ole Thorson, Nesson. 2d District—John Mercer, jr., and I. E. Mills, Wiiliston. .'id District—George Newton and John Breugger, Williston. FATAL ACCIDENT. ''ad Death of Gus Anderson, Auditor of Williams County. About 10 o'clock last Friday morning, ?":ly ot!i, the .startling announcement t! at Gusfav Anderson, our count? amji r, WHS dead, struck tho cars of the 1mens of Wiiliston with an unspeak able horror and surprise. Everybody peacefully engaged in his usual daily otation, dreaming only of the results his own toil, but when tiie news tame l.at Gus Anderson had met with a sud I: MI death from foul air in his own well, fell upon his friends with dumbfound and paralyzing effect. In an inered 'y brief space of time the sad intelli [:V!«-e spread from the business center ho most remote suburbs of the city, within thirty minutes a large crowd :e:i were at the scene of the accident, j^eh occurred at Mr. Anderson's resi gn en one-half mile north of the city, (kroner Ackerman was notified, and 1th his nsual promptness was on hand t) assist others in the recovery of the unfortunate man's body. The cause of our city's stidden be r-.uvement in the loss of Mr. Anderson i^ay be briefly stated. The ptinip at tee windmill on Mr. Anderson place nidi is situated on a line with Main reet about one-half mile north of the I '/Stoffice, failed to work, and deceased, •s 1th the assistance of Col. Moore, one of u).v county commissioners, determined go down into the well and fix it. The veil is about sixty feet deep, rind at the «^pth of forty feet is a platform where tiie pump cylinder is located. The well i: curbed up, and the platform is readied I means of a ladder fastened to the t'ubing. Mr. Anderson was descending ..is ladder when the accident occurred. L'u had reached about twelve or fourteen i'et below the surface when he struck =«,!iat is termed foul air, or gas, and im :::diately attempted to climb up again I ut the deadly composite had done its vork too swiftly, and causing him to 'lax his grasp upon the rungs of the 1 'dder, he fell to the platform below. It is supposed he was insensible—and 1 o3siblv life extinct—before he reached .2 bottom, as Col. Moore heard no other .und than the dull thttd made by the !y striking the platform. •:i tiie effort to recover the body John 1 ,urd attempted to descend the well, iwjstnnts took the precaution to fasten a rop,e around his chest, in'case if emergency, and it vftia well they did no, for when about twelve feet down he was overcome by foul air and involun tarily let go (tie ladder, find when hauled out again was about a3 near dead as alive. Me will probably never try the feat afluin. By means of a rope with a slip Ing-nooae bein^ lowered Mr. Anderson's body was soon recovered and conveyed ii.t) his house, where many friendly hands volunteered to undream and wash the corpse. Mr. Anderson was born in Sweden aid wa3 about 50 years old. He was un married and had no relatives, it is be lieved, in the United States, except a nephew living at Little Falls, Minn., and a neice in Iowa. He was an old timer on tr.e Missouri, having lived in the vicinity of Williston about seventeen years. Since tiie organization ot Wil liams county he has held various posi tions of honor and trust, and last fall rm elected county auditor by an overwhelm ing majority. He was trusted, respected and loved by all who knew him, and lie leaves bohind a legion of friends who sincerely mourn his untimely fate. In the death of Mr. Anderson Willis ton loses a most estimable citizen, and Williams county a worthy and efficient officer. Notice—$150 Bev/ard. A reward of 1150 will be paid by the Missouri River Valley Stock Growers' Association to any perscyi furnishing evi dence to any member of tiie executive committee of said Association that will Result in the arrest and conviction of iiny person or persons guilty of any of the following acts, viz: 1. Setting prairie tires. 2. Of branding any catt!e, horses, mules or asses belonging to any member bf this Association: without the consent or knowledge of ifs owner. 3. Of amending, changing or altering any brand or in^any way attempting to Receive the rightful, ownership of any cattle, horses, muieT or asses belonging to any member of this Association. 4. Of driving or attempting to drive from their respectivs ranges, or of kill ing or maiming any cattle, horses, mules or a£ses belonging to any member of this Association. II. V. SMITH, It has been demonstrated by actual test that a single tow-boat can transport at one trip from the Ohio to New Or leans, 20,000 tons of coal loaded in bargc-s. Estimating in this way, the boat and it tow, worked by a few men, carries as much freight to its destination as 3,000 cars and 100 locomotives, manned by'500 iinen, could transport. A PROBALE MURDER. Tho Body of Pete Jarvis Found on tlje Prairio. Tho body of Peter Jarvis was found about 35 miles northeast of "Williston by Barney Mietzner, on June 18th. The inquest was held June £2d by E. B. Ackerman, coroner of Williams county, and a jury comxiosed of A. A. Austell, Frank Wild and Barney Mietzner. The inquest was held at the place where the body was found, the coroner and jury being accompanied thither by Dr. Van Dyke of this place. It will be remem bered by the people of this vicinity that on the 16th of April, 1*394, Peter Jarvis left White Earth for Williston with two teams and wagons loaded with household goods,-rand was accompanied by a man named Alonzo Wendell. The man Wendell reached Williston all right with the teams and goods and turned them over to the parties having interest in them, but reported to Jarvis' daughter that the old man had lit out and skipped the country in company with another man. This statement was all that could be learned at the time concerning the disappearance of Mr. Jarvis. Wendell stayed around Williston a few days and then left the country, and that was the last seen or heard of him here. The finding of Jarvis' body opens the window to a mystery through which a broad ray of light is let in upon a crime that may prove as appalling as it is mysterious. At the inquest the jury discovered that tiie back part of the skiill had been crushed asi from tiie blow of an ax or a stone, and brought in a sealed verdict. The Entertainment, The entertainment given by the Wil liston Amatuer Company at Odd Fellows' Hall on Friday evening of last week was a very creditable afiair, and was greeted by a large and appreciative audience. Tiie recitations by the little folks were admirably rendered, and the song, "The girl I left behind me," by Mrs. an Dvke, was beautifully sung. The follow ing is the program as furnished the GRAVHIC by the lady managers of the entertainment: Song—"Love will bring me back again," by Susie Maiers. Recitation—By Lillie Nelson. Recitation—Bv Edith Russell. A one-act humorous sketch of five char acters, entitled "The Assessor." T'-.-Uri\ov-- Bv fin1-!' Np'.snn Recitation—By Bella Leontiauiy. Song—"The giri I left behind me," by Mrs. Van Dyke. A Farce—"The Family Strike," six characters. Song—" I don't want to play in your yard," by May and Edith Russell. Recitation—By Miss Emma Scranton. Recitation—By Grace Nelson. Recitation—"The Locomotive Whistle," by Willie Harvey. Song—"Juuitri," by Fannie and Nellie Russell. Recitation—By George Harvey. Reading—" Pat's Letter," by Fannie Russell. Recitation—By Kate Yanick. A Farce—"Ilans Von Kmash," seven characters. This last piece was the eide-splitier and button-buster of the evening, in which Von Smash made a decided hit. At tiie close of the entertainment a rich and elegant repast of ice-cream and cake was served, which was liberally patronized and eagerly devoured. Messrs. Jos. Brown, John Grogan, Ed Jack and Win. Adams* who have just completed their shearing, brought their wool to town last week. Their combined product amounttid to 28,000 pounds, and they will ship it themselves direct to Philadelphia. This shipment i3 made as an experiment, and if thero are any profitable margins in the business the above gentlemen propose to reap the benefit. The following meteorological summary for the month of June is furnished tho Graphic by Prof. Daniels, the courteous observer of the weather bureau at this station: Mean barometer, 29.93 highest barom et'pr, 30.20, June Oth lowest barometer, 20.57, June 15th mean temperature, 59 highest temperature. 87, June 5th low est temperature, 38, June 9th greatest daily range of temperature, 3-1, June 5th least daily range of tempeiature, 0, June ffth. Prevailing direction cf wind, nw ^otal precipitation, 3.67 inches. No. of dear days. 7 partly cloudy, 10 cloudy days, 7. Solar halos, June 13th and l-'th A New Ohioi Sec. and Treas. uymnrii o* the Weather Bureau. Professor Willis L. Moore, formerly in charge of the weather bureau station at Chicago was appointed, on the 4tli in3t., chief oi the weather bureau by the pres dent upon the recommendation of the secretary of agriculture, in place of Prof, Mark W. Harrington, removed. In the case of the Farmers Bank of Emerado against John Rice, wherein the point of jaw was raised b}' way of de murrer, ihat prairie hay is not included in a lien on "crops," unless so distinctly expressed in the mortgage, Judge Tein pieton has sustained the demurrer. •.vtisFr Price, 82 per Year. The Ferry Boat Arrived. According to tiie last reports, the ferrV boat which left Benton about a month ago, and destined to be used here fof the benefit of Williston, had reached a point this side of Ft. Buford. Our peo ple are anxiously looking for its 'arrival. L.uiiii.—Since tho above was type tho long looked.for ferry has arrived and is now in safe moorings about four miles up river, opposite Bergh's saw mill. It is at that point, we understand, that the boat will be located for service, as the distance there from shore to shore is less thah at any other locality in this vicinity. As thero is to be considerable transferring of stock across the river from the counties south of us in the near future, the ferry will be put in operation as quickly i.s possible, but nc. definite date can now be ti^cd. The GUAPITIC will endeavor to keop its readeroslet? injjthe ir-'.cter. The Fourth. The Fourth was celebrated in Willis" ton in a very quiet way, no especial pre parations nor arrangements having been made. The day was exceedingly hot, the thermometer at the office the weather bureau registering 96J°, yet notwithstanding the heat the surround ing country was well represented and a large delegation was down from Buford Of course during the day there was tho average amount of noise made by the small boy and hts fire-cracker, but in the evening there was a grand display of fireworks exhibited in different parts of the city, which entertained the ok' and delighted the young uutil a late hour. In fact, until the supply was ex hausted, the heavens were kept aglow with sky-rockets and Roman candleu with beautiful effect. Early in the even ing a large party of our young people gathered at Odd Fellows' Hall and spent the night tripping the light fantastic toe^ to the sweet strains of music* furnished by Hastings' Quadrille Band. Tho funeral of County Auditor Ander son took place at the court house at o'clock p. m. Sunday, ilio servicer were conducted by Mr. Robert Newel!, who delivered a most excellent dis course. The court room wa3 artistically draped in mourning, ami a beautifully designed streamer, combined with the American Hag, was fastened to the wal! back of the catalogue, bearing the words: "V,Tc Mcvri. Our TW. w.srtwrv! was literally packed, and many who at tended could not lined even standing room. Tho choir of the Presbyterian church,' led by Mrs. Dr. Van Dyke, as sisted by Messrs. Chas. Field and Frank Wild, made the sad occasion most fad ing te^all the deceased's friends by their appropriate and touching vocal efforts before and after the services. We ven ture to say that tho people of Williston liever witnessed a larger attendance at any funeral than at the one herein re ferred to. Mr. Anderson's nephew ar rived here from Minnesota about three hours too late to witness the respect that was shown by the citizens of Willistor, and Williams county at the burial of hit? beioved uncle. At a special meeting of the board of county commissioners the following res olutions of respeot were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That we, the board of coun ty commissioners cf Wilkams county, North Dakota, do hereby 'express out most sincere sorrow and regrets for the calamity that has fallen upon the whole, county by the sad and unfortunate death of our most honored and respected fel low-citizen, Gustav Anderson-. Resolved, That we mourn his loss as a fellow county official, neighbor and com panion, whoso presence was sunshine in our midst, and whose untimely death has caused a cloud of sorrow to darken our pleasant and friendly associations. Resolved, That we, tho board of coun ty commissioners causa the above reso lutions to be spread upon minutes of this board, and that they be published in the county papers of Williams county. JOJIN HI:FFRR\AN, Chr'n cf E'rd H, Nelson, E. L. MCOKE. Cash paid for old iron by Wm, Ross, at blacksmith shop. Flax is being contracted for in Lis bon at $1 per bushel for fall delivery. If you have anything in the line of paper-hanging, painting, ect., call on J, F. Woodley. Hugh Cannon enpects in a few. days to open up a ^repair shop for boots, shoes and harnesses. W. B. Livermore has been appointed deputy United States marshal for the flismarck district. E. G. Clark of Dickinson has beea appointed receiver for the American Live Stock association of Dickinson. The acreage of planted crops in thai' Dakotas this season far exceeds that of any other year since the country was opened, and there are good reasons to believe that this state of things will c?n tinue.