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PHYSICIAN AND SlISGEON
Offices in Union Block Over Citi
zens National Bank .... I
Fully equipped private hospital in cou*
Phone No. 38 Wiliiston, N.
DR. N. MYKLESTAD
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Phones, Office, 57. Res. 148
Office in West & Rawson Block
Williston. N. D.
DR. F. S. SMITH
Located in Union Block
Phone 37 Williston, N.
PERCY S. CREWE,
(J. S. COMMISSIONER.
FILINGS, CONTESTS, PROOFS.
Office in rooms formerly occupied by N, A
BESSIE & GREER
Attorneys at Law.
General Practice in State and
Federal Courts and the
Rawson Block, Suit One
Williston, North Dakota.
C. IW. THOMAS
Undertakers & funeral directors
A first-class Hearse in connection
I carry a fine stock of furniture and
can quote you the best of prices. Call
at my new store, first door south of
Williston Land Co's offices.
Williston. North Dakota.
T. S. BECKER
Attorney at Law
First door south of Arlington Hotel.
MOUNT MORIAH LODGE NO. 61,
A. F. ft •. X.
O. B. Hayes, W. M, C. Ellithorpe S. W.
B, L. Hardaway, J. W. W.D. Parsball, Trial
B. II. Atterberry, Secretary.
Meets every first and third Thursday
Visiting Brothers always welcome.
ALBERT J. STAFNE,
Law, U. S. Land Office and Department
al Practice and Real Estate.
Williston, North Dakota
Edwin A. Palmer
Attorney At Law
Prompt attention given to all
Law and General Land
Office Bruegger Block Williston, N.
Telephone No. 163
E. K. ELLEFSON
Land Office work giving speciat
Brugger Blk. Williston, N. D.
Dr. H. J. Baker
Crown and Bridge work a Specialty
Office in Union Blk. Williston, N. D.
E. J. HAGEN
Physician and Surgeon
Special attention given to eye, ear
nose and throat
glasses Properly Fitted
Offices in Union Block over the Wes
ton Land Company.
Williston N D„ Phone37
Rawson Block, Opposite U. S.
Land Office Williston, N. D.
In my Office ecery day
Dr. C. R. MODIE
Abstracts of Titles
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Whatever the source of supply,
a network of ditches to convey the
water to all parts of the farm is
necessary. The larger ditches
and canals need not be considered
in this connection, for they are
usually built by contractors under
competent engineers but the loca
tion and building of farm ditches
is done in most instances by the
farmers without assistance from
engineers or surveyors. The fol
lowing features of farm ditches
are briefly discussed for the bene
fit of the inexperienced:
The capacity needed depends
chiefly on the manner of deliver
ing the water and the method used
in applying it. It also depends
but to a less extent, on the size of
the farm, the duty of water, the
nature of the soil, and the crops
In Montana, Wyoming and Ida
ho, as well as in parts of other
states, water is usually delivered
in continuous streams which for
an average-size farm seldom ex
ceeds 80 miner's inches, or 2 cubic
feet, per second. The supply
ditches for the farms are accord
ingly small, except for the large
In Utah, New Mexico, Arizona,
California, and to some extent in
other states and territories water
is delivered to the user during
short periods of time, with long
intervals between when the sup
ply is entirely shut off. The vol
ume delivered depends on the way
it is applied and the time of use.
In the citrus orchards of Cali
fornia the size of the streams de
livered varies from 30 to 60 min
er's inches. At Riverside, where
the soil is a clay loam, the usual
allotment is 30 inches for forty
eight hours once a month, or 30
inches for seventy-two hours every
six weeks on a 10-acre tract.
Around Pomona, where the soil is
sandy, the usual head is from 50
to 60 inches, the larger head being
for a shorter time.
On the diversified farms of Utah
and Colorado the supply ditches
vary in capacity from 50 to 150
In irrigating alfalfa and mead
ows by the border and check
methods of irrigation, as practiced
in Arizona and California, and in
the use of watjr during the rainy
winter seasons of the Pacific coast,
large volumes are used. Supply
ditches are accordingly built to
carry 300 to 500 miner's inches.
The size must be determined with
reference to the crops to be grown
their acreage, the method to be
adopted in watering them, and the
regulations governing the delivery
of water to the ditch.
PREPARATION' OF LANI) Mt IRRIGA
The preparation of land for irri
gation should follow the building
of supply ditches. While this
rule is frequently disregarded it
will be found better to grade land
in conformity to permanent ditch
es already constructed than to lo
cate and excavate ditches to suit
land that has been graded and
Importance of surface prepara
tion. —The new settler in an irri
gated district seldom appreciates
the importance of preparing the
surface of fields so that they may
be cheaply, easily, and properly
watered. Crops in an arid cli
mate are as a rule good or bad, ac
cording as they have received the
proper amount of water at the
right time, and when the ground
is left so rough and uneven that
water cannot be evenly applied
the effect is shown in the reduced
yield. The preparation of the
land is a first cost, and if done
thoroughly during the first or sec
ond year little expense need be in
curred afterwards. The differ
ence in cost between a smooth,
well-graded field and one which is
poorly graded and rough may not
exceed $5 per acre, yet this sum is
often lost in one season by dimin-
ished yields due to imperfect wa
tering, caused by a rough, uneven
surface. Thorough preparation
of the surface applies with partic
ular force to a crop like alfalfa,
which grows year after year from
the roots, and which is cut from
three to six times each season.
WILLIAMS WILL STUMP THE STATE.
Bismarck, March 7.—Hon. E.
A. Williams, candidate for con
gress from Bismarck, will open
his campaign in a week or so with
a speaking campaign through the
The Lucky Quarter.
Is the one you pay out for a box
of Dr. King's New JAfe Pills.
They bring you the health that's
more precious than jewels. Try
them for headaehe, billiousness,
constipation and malaria. If they
disappoint you the price will be
cheerfully refunded at Brownell's
Best Healer in the Wo rid.
Kev. F. Starbird of East Ray
mond, Maine, says: "I have used
Bucklen's Arnica Salve for several
years, on my old army wound and
other obstinate sores, and find it
the best healer in the world. I
use it too with great success in my
veterinary business." Price 25c
at Brownell's drug store.
Drills, Plows, Harrows,
Discs, Etc., Etc.
Department of the interior,
Land Office at Williston, N. D.
Feb 14. 1908
A sufficient contest affidavit having
been filed in this office by Mary Swab
contestant against Homestead entry
No 41777, made May 22nd 1906, for se±
sec 28 twp 1 58 rge 101, by Nick Seim
contestee in which it is alleged that
said entry man has wholly abandoned
said tract of land and changed his
residence therefrom for more than six
months since making said entry and
next prior to the date hereof that he
lias not established a residence there
on that said tract remains in its nat
ural state wholly abandoned and un
improved, and that said alleged ab
sence from the said land was not due
to his employment in the army, navy
or marine corps of the United States,
as a nrivate soldier, officer, seaman
or marine during the war with Spain
or during any other war in which the
United States may be engaged.
Said parties are hereby notified to
appear, respond and offer evidence
touching gald allegation at 10 o'clock
a. m. on
March 31, 1908
before the Register and Receiver at tke
United States Land Office in Willis
ton, N. D.
The said contestant having in a
proper affidavit filed
Feb 24, 1908.
set forth facts which show that after
due diligence personal service of this
notice can not be made, it is hereby
ordered and directed that such notice
be given by due and proper publication.
GEO. W. WILSON, Register.
Aaen, Atty for contestant,
Williston. N D. 35
Say Boys! Don't forget the
number when you have any clean
ing pressing or repairing that you
want done right and on short no
tice let us know and we will call
for it. Olsens Tailor Shop at
Powells old stand.
We are overstocked hence this clearingout sale regardless of price.
At Ten O'clock
Terms will be announced on date of sale. Don't miss it as this will
be the biggest sale ever held 1a this county. Remember the date.
Yours to Please
WILLISTON IMPLEMENT COMPANY
Binders, drills, plows, har
rows, wagons, buggies, etc.
Many Other Article* too Numerous to Mention
Sam Boyd, Manager. 4,
WARD COUNTY CONVENTION.
Minot, N. 1)., March 9.—A
meeting of the democratic central
committee of Ward county was
held in the office of John Ehr for
the purpose of arranging for cau
cuses and fixing the date of the
The meeting was called to order
by R. B. Cox, and W. C. MuIIugh
was elected permanent secretary.
It was decided that the caucuses
would be held in the different pre
cincts March H, between the
hours of 2 and 4 pm, and that the
convention be held in the court
house at Minot March 23. It was
also decided that each precinct be
allowed two delegates at large and
one for each fifty votes or fraction
thereof, cast at the last election
for Hon. John Burke, for govern
Nothing was said at the meeting
in regard to endorsing any partic
ular presidential candidate, it be
ing understood by all that the
proper place to settle such a ques
tion is at the caucuses and conven
Don't overlook the formaldehyde
the season will soon be here for
using it. We have plenty of it.
and the price will be a little
cheaper this year, but the quality
will be the same. We guarantee
ours.—Brownell Drug Company,
one door north of our old stand.
Succumbs to Bright's Disease at San*
benite, Texas. ......
Minneapolis, March 9.—Albert 8.
Cole, Republican candidate for gov*
emor in the last campaign, died
Thursday at Sanbenite, Tex., of act
ute Bright'a disease. Although he
had been sick several months it was
not considered by his immediate
friends that death was near. He suf*
fered from ill health during the cam-,
paign, and at its close he went to
Florida and other southern points.
He finally gave up active business
and went to Texas.
Mr. Cole, with his wife, whom he
married in his old home, St. Law
rence county, New York, settled in
Fergus Falls in 1881. He established
a store at Fergus Falls and later
owned stores at Motley, Walker, Ake
ley and Pequot. The store at the
latter place is the only one he re*
tained after his health failed.
He is survived by a widow and on*
daughter, Mrs. John Andrus. Inter*
ment will be at Fergus Falls.
Birmingham, Ala., Maroh9.—Judge
O. R. Hundley in the federal court
has ruled that a corporatiou may con
ceal or dispose of its bankrupt stock
without fear of punishment from the
Body Found In Woods.
Tower, Minn., March 7.—A report
reached here from the head of the
lake that the body of a man had been
located in township 65, on range 18
about seven miles from the head of
H. A. Connors, a trapper and cruis
er, while on one of his regular trips
through the northern woods, looated
the body, but without touching it he
returned to the head of the lake and
reported the incident to the author!
tif*. It is believed the dead man Is
some lost luiaber cruiser.