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VOl,. 11. NO 33.
Matters pertaining to the Wil
liston Water Users' Association
and the irrigation of the Muddy
Valley are fast nearing com
pletion. Mr. Savage, the super
vising engineer of the Reclama
tion Service, has notified Mr. H.
A. Storrs electrical engineer, ot
the Williston project, that he is
now ready for the Contract to
be signed up between the water
users of the Williston project and
•the Secretary of the Interior.
Mr. Storrs has been working
over time for the last six weeks,
endeavoring to perfect his plans
which are to be presented to a
Board of Consulting Engineers
at Denver on February 20,1906.
With his able assistants he has
been able to do this in advance
of his time limit and leaves for
Denver to-night. Mr. Storrs is
enthusiastic about our project
and says that there is no reason
why it should not be a success in
every particular. With Public
matters of this kind the chief
difficulty lies in the fact that
large bodies move slowly. Thus
far, the Williston Water Users'
Association has been very ener
getic and has accomplished a
great deal in a short time. The
fact that they are now ready to
sign with the Secretary of the In
terior, proyided of course they
secure the required number of
signatures, is very gratifying, es
pecially, since it is considered
A Farmer's Institute will be
held in Williston on next Mon
day and Tuesday and every farm
er in reach of this city should be
sure and attend. There will be
three sessions each day, begin
ning at 10 a. m., one at 1:30 and
one at 7:30 p. m. Several of the
best authorities on seed selection
and grain growing in the coun
try have been secured and will
address the institute. Prof. T.
A. Hoverstad will be in charge
and he will be ably assisted by
Commissioners Richardson and Carroll
of Ward County are Removed by
The interesting Ward county
case ofthe state against three of
Richardson and Carroll was
completed Monday evening and
Judge Goss gave his decision al
Secretary of the Interior is now Ready
for Water User's. Contracts-Project
Great Boom for Williams Co.
Williston, Feb. 19-20
Remember the Institute to be Held in the
City of Williston Monday and Tues
day*-Farmers Should Attend.
that the Williston project, from
an engineering point of view, is
not as good as either the Nesson
or Buford-Trenton propositions.
This irrigation project is going
to be the greatest boom that
Williams county has ever had.
It will not simply make times
good for a few years while the
construction work is going on,
but will make every acre under
this project so valuable that it
will be tilled by the very best of
methods and will produce boun
tiful crops. Those who have not
seen the actual effects of irriga
tion, do not realize how great
are the opportunities of the set
tlers living in the Muddy Valley.
The main pumping station for
the Williston project will be lo
cated about three miles up the
Muddy Valley near the Brown
coalmine. There is an abundance
of government land there con
taining the very finest quality of
coal and an abundance of water.
Electricity will be generated at
this point and conducted to the
various other smaller pumping
stations. This is considered a
very economical and effective
method of securing power for the
various pumping stations. Now
is the time for each one who is
interested in this project and the
well fare fo Williston and Wil
liams county, to become active
and prepare for the coming
election, notice of which will be
found in this paper.
A. W. Litchard, O. 0. Churchill
and R. F. Flint, authorities on
all subjects in connection with
The institute is a school where
the farmer, without expense, may
learn the best known practical
methods of farming. Make it a
point to be present and bring
your neighbors with you that
all may get th^ benefit to be de
rived from attending The in
stitute will be held in the Opera
most immediately, finding Rich
ardson and Carroll guilty and
Black not guilty. The costs of
the case were taxed up against
the two guilty psrties and they
were removed from office. The
commissioners were charged
with malfeasance and miscon
duct while in office and were
fonnd guilty on three charges.
The principal charge was that in
regard to the Optic bill for court
calendars where the commis
sioners paid $389 for a $65 job.
Commissioner Carroll and E. C.
Palmer, formerly of the Optic,
gave sensational testimony in
regard to this bill and Palmer
stated that after the bill was
picked on he and Carroll added
a number of items and raised the
charge on each to swell the
Com. Richardson was on the
stand Monday and when ques
tioned by the Judge in regard to
a conversation he had with him
in regard to the Optic bill at first
denied knowing of it but when
fur her questioned was cornered
by Judge Goss and then fainted
on the stand.
Tee vacancies in the board will
be filled bp appointment, the re
maining three-members of the
board, together with the county
anditor and county judge mak
ing the appointments.
The jury in the case ofthe state
against Major S. S. Murphy of
Minot, after being out from Tues
day evening until Friday after
noon, of last week, returned a
disagreed verdict. The verdict
was returned at 2:15 Friday af
ternoon and the jury was dis
charged by Judge Pollock, Judge
Lauder, attorney for Major Mur
phy then moved for an imme
diate retrial of the case. The
jury stood six to six the greater
part of the time and were six to
six when the disagreed verdict
was returned. The case from
start to finish took up four
weeks and the jury was the most
dissatisfied appearing lot of men,
according to reports, ever\#ett|
in the Cass county district court.
The case was given to the jury
about 8 o'clock Tuesday night,
The first night cots were pro
vided for the members oftheiury
but Wednesday night and Thurs
day night they were obliged to
sleep on chairs, tables or on the
floor with nothing to cover
themselves except their own
overcoats. In spite ofthe priva
tions to which they were
subjected, each member re
mained firm in his first convic
tion as to the guilt or innocence
of Major Murphy.
Major Murphy made the fol
lowing statement in regard to
the case and the action to be
taken for a new trial.
"I want to force the state into
action again at once. I am ready
for a second trial now. I be
lieve the failure of the jury to
reach a verdict was due to per
sonal antagonism among the
jurymen. One of the first ballots
was 9 to 3 in my favor. One
member of the jury swore that
he had never talked about the
case when being examined. I
have ascertained that he had
alluded to me as a
America for Americans. A Government of the People, for the People, and by the People. Every Citizen has a Duty to perform—Discharge it Patriotically.
WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 15 190(5. Price, $1.60 pwYw in advantt
SAW MILL IN
Williston now Numbers, Among her
Other Business Enterprises, a Saw
Mill-Will Cut Over 200,000
Eeet of Lumber.
The Stroud Brothers, who have
been busy for some time setting
up a saw mill across the river
succeeded in getting the mill
ready for work Monday and are
now busy turning out lumber.
The mill will cut about 20,000
feet of. lumber a day barring acci
dents. Stroud brothers have had
men busy during the winter cut
ting and hawling logs to the
mill and they now have on hand
over 200,000 feet of lumber in
the logs ready to be cut. The
lumber will be piled in large piles
and weighted to prevent warping
and in the spring Williston peo
ple will be able to buy lumber
cut within a few miles of their
33% per cent off on Men's and Boys'Over
25 per cent off on Men's and Boys' Suits,
Men's Fur Coats, and Men's and Boys'
Men's $10.00 Overcoats, $ 6.65
~do $12.00 8.00
do $15.00 I" 10.00
Men's $10.00 Suits, 7.50
We are Offering
specials in all our
lines of wearing
appearal and our
winter goods for
next two weeks.
No matter what
Get Our Prices
BRUEGGER MERCANTILE CO.
IKT FUXiL BLAST!
We have determined to clean up onr Fall and Winter goods, mid
have cut prices almost in two. Note reductions:
The figures below will give you an idea what these reductions mean:
Space does not permit us to quote prices on all of
our goods, but we have a thousand and one more
articles which We will close out regardless of cost
or value. Get in line for your share of the bargains.
20 per [cent off Men's, Women's and Chil
dren's Underwear and Sweaters.
do $12.00 9.00
do $14.00 10.50
do $16.00 12.00
Men's ami Women's Fleece Under wear,....39c
Exclusive Clothing ft Shoe Store.
First door north'of Calderwood's Land Office. UNION BLOCK.
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