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VOL XV NO 20
(SEAT DREADNOUGHT EXCEEDED HER
CONTRACT SPEED W TRIALS-1UR
HHE ENQMES SUCCESSFUL.
Portland, Maine, Nov. 5.—The
North Dakota is the fastest battle
ship of the Dreadnought type
^afloat, as well as one of two most
powerful battleships in the world.
Her screw standardization tests
over the Rockland measured on
the mile course today developed a
maximum speed of 22.25 knots
and an average of 21.833. Both
marks are in excess of the best
performance of either her sister
ship, the Delaware, or the Bel
lerophon, leader Dreadnought of
In attaining this .surprising
speed, the turbine engines of the
North Dakota were forced to a
development of more horsepower
than has been reached by any bat
tleship afloat. A maximum of
35,150 horse power was recorded,
while 33,875 horse power was the
The maximum number of revo
lutions of her nickel composition
propellers was 286 per minute. It
was found that 263 revolutions in
this time were sufficient to main
tain the contract speed of 21
The North Dakota, by her per
formance today, takes precedence
as a general first-class battleship
over any other afloat. Her- sister
ship, the Delaware, which was
given her trials over the same
course October 23, was in uncer
tain possession of this honor by
her trial performances, but the
figures recorded for the North
Dakota surpasses those of any
other Dreadnought. There is but
one such battleship afloat at the
present time, whose attainments
may exceed those of the North
Dakota. This is the Neptune,
just launched for the British navy.
The Neptune however, will have
to attain to figures much in excess
of hfer specifications to accomplish
Story Not True.
It was reported here a few days
ago that George Marland of this
city had been found dead in South
ern McKenzie county shot through
the heart. A letter was sent to
his sister Dora in this city stating
that he had been found and buried
but Sunday she was talking to him
over the phone, so the story was
false. However a dead man must
have been found for the letter
stated that one had been buried
bat up to the present time there
has been no report other than the
letter as to any death or shooting.
Alcohol For Diseases.
That alcohol, in any form, is
but seldom of distinct value in the
treatment of disease, appeared to
be the opinion of the international
congress on alcoholism held in
London in July last, according to
a report of its proceedings made
public by the public health and
marine hospital service. Their re
port was prepared by Dr. Reid
Hunt. Some evidence, Dr. Hunt
declares, was brought forward to
show that alcohol, even in moder
ate amounts, has an unfavorable
effect upon offspring and has a
tendency to lower resistance to in
fection. Especial emphasis was
laid upon the extraordinary
growth of total abstinence in the
British army and navy, it having
been showii that forty per cent of
the army in India are total ab
stainers. This growth of total ab
stinence in thearmy was attribut
W Wfft, w«f ,v
ed by the surgeon general of the
British military establishment in
a very considerable degree to the
improvements that have been
made in the surroundings of the
soldier, such as better housing and
food. One of the delegates, re
port states, pointed out the need
of giving much more attention to
the physical welfare of the sailors
of the merchant marine. The un
hygienic conditions under which
many of them live were held to be
the chief cause of their intemper
ance and the deterioration caused
by these two factors was called a
national danger. Eigures were
presented illustrating how marked
has been the decrease of the use
of alcohol in the hospitals of vari
Hillside Home, the Williams
ranch south of White Earth, on
Wednesday, Nov. 5, at noon was
the scene of a very pretty wed
ding when Edward Williams was
united to Miss Etta Prescott.
About forty relatives and intimate
friends witnessed the impressive
ceremony performed by Rev.
Gheesman of White Earth.
The bride wore a handsome
gown of white silk and carried
Immediately after the ceremony
a bountiful repast was served.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Prescott of White Earth
and has lived in the vicinity for
about four years. The groom is a
son of Mr. & Mrs. B. D. Williams.
Both young people have hosts of
friends who wish them along and
happy life together.
BISHOP •ANN WILL CONDUCT SERVICES
IN EPISCOPAL CHURCH NEXT
Right Reverend Gameron Mann,
D. D., Bishop of North Dakota,
will administer the rite of Holy
Confirmation in St. Peter's church
Sunday, November 14th, at 11 a.
m. All members are requested to
be present and the public are cor
dially invited to our services.
Following is the program:
11:00 a. m.: Ghoral Eucharist
7:30 p. m.: Evensong and ser
ORDER OF MORNING SERVICE
Processional, "Oh Zion Haste" 249
Penitential Hymn 89
Kyrie EleiSon Elvey
Gloria Tibi Anon
Rite of Confirmation
Sursum Cord a Canridge
"And Now O Father'' 288
Gloria in Excelsis Old Chant
Magnificat .' W. Hawes
Munc Dimittis R. Langdon
Hymn Mendelsohm 661
Evening Hymn 535
Among Prize Winners.
Williams county came to the
front as usual in the grain con
test just closed at Bismarck, with
two prize winners. In the winter
rye exhibit the Williston Land
Company secured third prize and
A. F. Nohle of Buford won prizes
for Scotch Fife wheat, Duram
wheat, oats, barley aud flax.
List your farms and houses with
H. V. Smith for quick sale. 18
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The Rugby railroad yards were
the scene last Friday morning at
three o'clock of one of the most
disastrous wrecks that has ever
occurred in that part of the state,
when the new Great Northern fast
mail train No. 23, returning east
with empty equipment, crashed
into the rear of a stock train, seri
ously injuring ten men and bruis
ing three more. The thirteen
men in the wreck were all asleep
in the caboose, most of them
ranchers on their way east with
stock, when the engine of the
mail train traveling at a speed of
about 20 miles an hour crashed in
to them. Ten of the men were so
seriously injured that they had to
be taken to the general hospital at
Devils Lake. Owen Fergus, a
rancher of Geyser, Mont., who
had nearly all the ribs on his left
side broken, and Thomas Cleary,
a cattle buyer of Great Falls,
Mont., who suffered internal inju
ries as well as severe bruises, were
in a precarious condition late this
evening and little hope is enter
tained for their recovery. It is
expected that the remainder of the
injured men will recover.
In addition to the men being in
jured twenty-five horses were so
badly burned when the wreckage
caught fire that they had to be
killed. The car next to the ca
boose contained thirty horses and
the engine of the mail train
ploughed through the caboose and
into th6 stock car.
The responsibility for the acci
dent has not yet been placed and
RUMOR HAS IT THAT ANNOUNCEMENT
MAY BE FORTHCOMING
Minot Optic:—That Secretary
of State Alfred Blaisdell of Minot
will announce himself as a candi
date for congressional honors* ap
pears certain. Mr. Blaisdell him
self has been a trifle reticent on
the subject, but friends who are
in close touch with him believe
that an announcement may be
forthcoming any day. Regarding
the secretary of state's future
plans a close friend said to an Op
tic representative today: "I look
for Mr. Blaisdell to announce
himself as a candidate for con
gressional honors almost any day.
It is true that Mr. Blaisdell has
time and time again said that he
was out of politics, but his friends
have been after him strong to re
consider. We who have watched
Mr. Blaisdell's work as secretary
of state know his ability and there
is no question but what he would
receive the strongest kind of sup
port should he run for congress.
I believe we can look Tor an an
nouncement from the- Secretary
within the very near future."
Death of J. B. Innis.
J. B. Innis died this morning of
dropsy. He was sixt.v-two .ve«rs
old. At the tirn" of poing to
press arranypwni f«»r the funer
al had not. Upii iii!t(e so we are
unable to yive the ume of services.
WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, N. D., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1909
THIRTEEN INJURED IN
G. N. WRECK AT RUGBY
FAST MAIL, EAST BOUND, CRASHED INTO STOCK
TRAIN-ONE MAN DIED FROM INJURIES
TWENTY-FIVE HORSES KILLED.
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the railroad officials have refused
to make any statement on the sub
The scene just after the engine
of the mail train crashed into the
caboose was one that will not soon
be forgotten by those9 who saw it.
The shock came entirely without
warning to the thirteen sleeping
men in the caboose. Engineer F.
Weaver and Fireman Mat Peter
son of the mail train escaped with
out injury, having seen the ap
proaching danger just in time to
The most seriously injured of
the men were removed at once to
Devils Lake, arriving there about
7 o'clock and were given the best
Devils Lake, N. D., Nov. 8:—
Thomas Cleary of Great Falls,
Mont., a victim of the Thursday
morning wreck at Rugby, died in
the General hospital in this city
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Owen Fergus, the other Montana
man who was so seriously hurt in
the mixup, is still in a precarious
condition with little hope of re
The injuries sustained by Cleary
result&g in his death, consisted of
severe internal hurts, blows about
the head and bruises of the hip.
He was a cattle buyer for an Oma
ha, Neb., firm and made Great
Falls his headquarters.
He was very prominent in his
home state, being sheriff in his
county at one time.' Several rela
tives had arrived in the city be
fore his death occurred and were
at the bedside when life went out.
TUBERCULOSIS MORTALITY IS BEING
CHECKED TOjA GREAT EXTENT AS
SHOWN BY STATISTICS.
Washington, Nov. 8.—The
great fight against tuberculosis is
being won, according to Chief
Statistician Cressy L. Wilbur, of
the division of vital statistics,
United States census bureau. In
a bulletin issued recently, based
on the annual returns of deaths
from the death registration area
of the United States, he says:
"It is probable that the great
attention that has been given to
fhis disease through the interna
tional congress on tuberculosis
held at Washington in 1908 and
the organization of many state
and local societies has already be
gun to have its effect upon the
mortality from this disease and a
continued decline in the death rate
from year to year may be expect
A disease of increasing impor
tance, says Mr. Wilbur, according
to the returns, is pellagra.
The total number of deaths
from all forms of tuberculosis re
turned in 1908 was 78,289, ex
ceeding those of any previous
year of registration, but the
death rate per 100,000 for 1908 is
considerably less than that for
November Banner Month.
Up to the present time Novem
ber is the banner month for mar
riage licenses, seventeen having
been issued to date. Five licenses
were issued Tuesday. We have
had a great harvest in Williams
connty this year and our young
people must have been following
the lead of the younsr man in the
song, "When tjhe Harvest Days
are Over Jessie Dear."' A list of
the licenses issued follows:
Charles H. Wood and Clara A.
Johnson, both of Ambrose, Nov. 4.
William H. Bronston of Willis
ton, and Effie May Brown, San
ford, married by Judge Butler on
Sam Gordon and Mollie Raw
vitcher, both of Williston, Nov. 4.
Edgar I. Webb and Laura Ad
ams, both of Williston, Nov. 5.
Nels Gjerde, Fairview, Mont.,
and Karen Tjelte, of Williston,
Nov. 6, married by Rev. Johan
sen same day.
Nickolay Chjelte, Fairview,
Mont., and Ingeborg Knudson of
Williston, Nov. 6, married by
Rev. Johansen same day.
Johannes B. Johanson and Gur
lie Sophie Gade both of Ambrose,
O le S. Naastad and Christine
Nelson, both of Ambrose, Nov. 8.
Olav Gjesdal and Clara Extrom
both of Ambrose, Nov. 9.
Andrew A. Loen of Ray, and
Mathilde Septen of Wheelock,
Chas. E. Stratton and Adelace
J. Burright, both of Tioga, Nov 9
Albert C. wed ten and Clara
Everson, both of Tioga, Nov. 9.
John E. Morton and Olive Aus
tin, both of Grinnell, Nov. 9.
Robert I. Parker and Mollie
Braman, both of Ray, Nov. 10.
Mathias Grev and Bertha Han
son, both of Williston, Nov. 10.
TAKES THE LEAD
MISS EDIEH MUNTER HANDS IN LIST
OF SUBSCRIBERS AND TAKES
LEAD IN CONTEST.
Miss Edith Munter has taken
the lead in the Graphic Garden
Home contest and has rolled up a
vote of 474,700. Evidently Miss
Munter has been putting in some
good hard work in the past week.
Miss Hattie Pape has increased
her vote considerably. The other
contestants have not increased
their vote to any great extent but
they write us that they are busy
and will surprise some of the oth
ers in the near future. The latest
nominee in the contest is Miss
Mary Palmer of Williston.
The vote to date of those having
over 15,000 follows:
Miss Edith Munter, 474,700.
Miss Hattie Pape, 291,400.
Mrs. John Pureed, 68,400.
Miss Annie Ackermae, 62,000.
Mrs. Anna Spangler, 24,000.
Miss Lulu Mitchell, 15,300.
At Gates Opera House.
On Thursday evening, Nov. 18,
under the auspices of the Ladies
Aid of the M. E. church, an en
tertainment will be given by Miss
Elizabeth Hill of Stillwater, Min
nesota. Miss Hill is a stranger in
this city, but comes to us highly
recommended from the different
states, also from Canada. The
public may expect a rare treat.
Tickets for sale at Brownell's
Drug Store. Reserved seats 75
cents. Mrs. Sheldon, Secy.
M. E. Services.
There will be no preaching
service in the Methodist church
Sunday morning, the congrega
tion being invited to worship with
the people of the Episcopal church
to hear Bishop Mann. The even
ing service will be at 7:30 o'clock.
*•«. *Ut« Hl«t. ••elcif
$1 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
JOHNSON SIGNS IIP
WITH JIM JEFFRIES
ARTICLES AGREED UPON AND THE
BIG FIGHT IS NOW ASSURED BE
FORE JULY FIFTH.
New York, Nov 9—Jack John
son and James J. Jeffries—for the
negro insisted that as the present
champion, his name should go
first—signed articles in New York
late Friday afternoon binding:
them to fight 45 or more rounds
to a finish not later than July 5„
1910, before the club offering the
best financial inducement, the
winner to taike the side bet of
$10,000 and 25 per cent of the
purse, the l0ser .to iUte^ per
"An agreement entered inter
this day between John Arthur
Johnson and James J. Jeffries,
provides for the following:
"First—They agree to box for
the heavy weight championship of
"Second—They agree to box
before the club, organization or
person offering the best financial
"Third—Bids for the contest
must be submitted on Dec. 1,
1909, at 3 p. m. at the Hotel Al
bany, New York City.
"Fourth—Each club, organiza
tion or person making a bid for
the contest must have a represen
tative on the ground who will
post $5,000 in coin or certified
check to make good any and all
stipulations of bid.
"Fifth—The referee is to be ac
cepted when the club bid is ac
"Sixth—It is hereby agreed
that the contest shall be for 45
rounds or more.
"Seventh—The purse shall be
divided 75 per cent to the winner
and 25 per cent to the loser.
*'Eighth—Each contestant here
with posts with Robert P. Mur
phy of New York, as temporary
stakeholder, the sum of ten thou
sand dollars. Of this sum each
posts five thousand dollars as a.
wager or side bet on the result of
the contest, and five thousand dol
lars as a forfeit to guarantee com
pliance with these articles.
"Ninth—The contest shall take
place not later than July 5, 1910.
"Tenth—It is hereby under
stood and agreed that the contest
shall be fought under straight
Marquis of Queensberry rules,
and with five ounce gloves.
"Eleventh—The final stake and
forfeit holder is to be decided up
on when the club is selected.
"Witness our hands and seals,
this 29th day of October, 1909.
(Signed)—John Arthur Johnson,"
—James J. Jeffries."
John E. Morton and Miss Olive
Austin, |both of Grinnell, were
married at the M. E. parsonage
Tuesday afternoon. The cere
mony was performed by Rev.,
Robert I. Parker and Miss Mol
lie Braman, both of Ray, were
united in the bonds of holy wed
lock at the M. E. parsonage yes
terday afternoon. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Hollett.
Death of Mrs. Hay.
Mrs. Janet Hay, mother of
Mrs. H. C. Windel of this cityr
died Sunday night at the Windel
home, of appoplexy. Mrs. Hay
was eighty-two years old. The
remains are to be shipped today
to Paisley, Ontario, for burial and
Mrs. Windel will accompany the
H. V. Smith for cheap lots.