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JOHN A. CORBETT,
Editor and Publisher.
WILLISTON, N. D, N0VE1BER il, 1909.
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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of the interior,
Land Office at Williston, N. D.
Oct 27 1909
Notice is hereby given that Olaus .Kjos of
Bonetraill N D, who on July 6, 1904, made HE
No. 28869. Serial No, 08932, for
sec 26, twp 157,
Announcement.—This contest will
conducted on strictly honest and
business principles, with perfect jus
tice to all concerned. Under such
conditions a contest is sure to prove
Contestants.—Any lady in Williams
4r McKenzie counties is eligible to a
place in the contest. The one who re
ceives the most votes shall be deemed
the most popular lady and to her shall
fie awarded the capital prize in the
contest. The Graphic reserves the
right to reject any objectionable nomi
Prizes.—The first prize shall be one
«f those fine five-acre irrigated garden
farm«r situated just outside the north
•city limits of Williston, valued at
4$z6.0Q. The other valuable prizes
will be given to the contestants in
their order, according to the number
at votes each contestant having
choice of all prizes remaining after
contestants standing higher have tak
en their choice. Before the close, each
.contestant must hand the editor a list
4f the prizes, arranged in the order in
which she would select them. If any
•contestant fails to submit sucn a list,
.the awarding -judges will make the
selection in her turn.
Votes.—The votes are issued in cou
pons of the following denominations:
New Subscriptions, fl.00 per year,
Back Subscriptions, $1.00 per year,
Renewal Subscriptions, $1.00 per
year, 4000 votes.
5 years in advance, $5.00, 50,000*
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and a $625
102w, 5th prin meridian, has
filed notice of intention to make final five year
proof to establish claim to the land above de
scribed, before Register and Receiver of S
Land Office at Williston, N D, on the 9th day of
Claimant names As witnesses:
Julius Kjos, Ole Matison, Julia Rabba. John
.S toe all of Bonetraill. N D. 19
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After the young woman la mauve
had turned out the light in her room
•ad started (or the stairs she went
hack and snapped oa the current
agate, peering anxiously la the mir
ror. It was as she thought—she need
ed a little more powder on her nose.
It was so aggravating to have sun*
burn so obstreperously in evidence.
8he sighed as she noted the brown
of her complexion above her pale
mauve gown. Then she ran down
stairs because the bell rang—three
short rings. That was Ted's ring.
She always could tell when he was at
the door. She was a little excited—
to think she had not seen him for
After the greetings were over they
regarded each other a little blankly.
"My, It seems good to see you
again!1* repeated the young man, smil
ing at her as he readjusted his tie.
"Does It, really, Ted?" asked the
Indeed, It does," returned the
1 missed you, too," she confided.
It was stupid at the lake."
"Didn't you flirt with ony one, not
a bit?" demanded the young man
"The Idea!" said the young woman
In mauve. "Didn't I write you every
single thing I did and whom I talked
to, and—and everything?"
"Well, I wrote you everything, too,"
said the young man.
"Oh, that's dlfterent she said,
darkly. "I knew even if I was having
av perfectly stupid time that you
weren't dying of .lonesomeness! I
know how men are! I warrant you
took Sadie out to amusement parks
and to the theater lots of times while
I was away—now, didn't you?"
"Only twice,*' declared the young
The girl in mauve turned upon him
a reproachful glance. "You did take
her, then!" she cried. "Why Ted Pen
lap! And pretending to me you just
went mooning around so lonesome you
couldn't bear to live—and not telling
"I suppose," said the young man,
with some bitterness, "you didn't go
canoeing with a fellow from New
York or walking with a man from—"
Tm amazed at you!" cried the girl
in mauve, with round eyes of sorrow.
"That was different. I was at a sum
mer resort! You—why, you have to
do those things at a summer resort
or have everybody think you're a wall
flower! You wouldn't have wanted to
hear that I was a wall flower and that
nobody paid any attention to me?"
"That's precisely it!" exclaimed the
young man. "I didn't want you to feel
hurt because no other girl would look
at me. I thought you'd be glad to know
some one else would go around
"Yon might have taken some one
besides Sadie!" she flashed. "She's
always trying to get you! And you
line aer pretty well, too! Are yon
•ore was only twice? Did she wear
her hat with roses, aad what did she
The young man looked a trifle de
spairing. Then he brightened. "What
did the man from New York talk
about?" he countered.
"I dldnt think," she said, loftily,
"that you'd be jealous, Edward! I
thought that was beneath you! Whom
else did you taker*
"Jean went once," the young man
confessed. "I—I don't Just 'remem
"That homely little thing! The way
she uses her eyes is ridiculous! Think
"I asked Charlotte," the young man
said with dignity, "because she was
visiting my sister, aad I had to be
polite to her."
"Why there Is a perfect string of
them!", cried the girl In mauve In
tones of horror. "You must have used
up all time just running from one girl
to another! And having a gay time!
And I, miles away, feeling so sorry
because you were shut up In a stuffy
office and wandering around evenings
so awfully lonesome! You said In
your litters you were lonesome! Yes,
yoti did! And longing for me to come
home! My, wouldn't I have Inter
fered with your pleasures If I had!
"Now, Lucy!" said the young man,
twisting his tie nervously, "you are
unjust! You were going around with
other men yourself! And you know I
thought of you all the time and when
ever I took another girl anywhere I
always wished it was you!"
"That's very well to say!" cried the
girl in mauve. "But how do I know?"
"Am I not telling you?" insisted the
young man, firmly. "Don't you know I
I had a perfectly miserable summer
and wasn't happy a minute because
you were gone, and wished for you
all the time and counted the days till
you would get back, and watched for
the postman and read your letters
over about fifteen times, and was
bored to death by every other girl I
talked to, and—"
"Oh, Ted!" murmured the girl in
"Truly," repeated the young man,
still more firmly, reaching for her
hand. "I could go on forever telling
you about it."
"Oh, Ted!" cried the girl in mauve,
as he drew her head down on his
shoulder. "I didn't really doubt you,
you know, but I Just wanted you to
"Gee!" breathed the young man to
the chandelier, "that was, a narrow
Davidson Looks Over Harbor.
Duluth, Nov. 8.—James A. Davidson
of Wisconsin, congressman and mem
ber of the rivers and harbors com
mittee, made a tour of the Duluth
and Superior harbor. The trip was
made in the launch Vidette, and Con
gressman Davidson was accompanied
by Lieut. Col. Graham D. Fitch, in
charge of the government work in the
harbor. A number of Duluth citizens
were in a party. The need of further
appropriations for the carrying on of
work of harbor improvement was
pointed out to Congressman Davidson.
How do these prizes look to
You can have one—
Prize to be announced
will be a good
One dozen Special HaikUmade
Folders. Call at Studio and see
samples. Oppo- £4-E AA
site McKay Bros I ViUU
All the Stores that have donated prizes
in this contest have coupons every dollars
cash purchase entitles you to 250 votes for
any contestant you may name. Call for coupons at
time of purchase and Vote them at once—they are free
The Boston Store F. H. Smith
Lady's Suit, man tailored, size to
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suit in store ^^OaUU
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TO HOLD MEETING
UNIFORM OIMURRAQB RULM,
FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION, •TO.
TO' BE DISCUSSEb.
JUSTICE O'BRIEN 6N PROGRAM
Mlnnesetans to Figure Prominently
In Important Program
Washington, Nov. 8.—The meeting
of state and federal railroad commis
sioners in Washington Nov. 1C will
be followed by public discussion of
a number of the most important prob
lems of railroad and traffic manage
ment now before the country. Ques
tions of a uniform code of demurrage
rules, a uniform classification oif
freight, a proper valuation of railroad
property, and legislation necessary to
•secure better railroad control will be
taken up in detail by the railroad com
missioners during the three or four
Charles E. Elmquist of the Minne
sota commission, is a Member of the
committee on uniform demurrage
rules, which has been drafting a code
of demurrage practice. Judge Mills
of the Minnesota commission Is chair
man of the committee on legislation,
and Commissioner Staples is chair
man of the committee on railroad
taxes and railroad valuations.
The national association of railroad
commissioners is an important body
because of the parts its members
take in the management of railroad
The sessions this year are expected
to develop important decisions as to
practices to be followed in the future
in railroad matters. The uniform de
murrage code, as it will be offered to
the convention for its approval, repre
sents the work of a large committee
during the past year, of which Com
missioner Franklin K. Lane of the fed
eral commission was chairman. This
code, if it is adopted, will supersede
about 30 demurrage codes now in op
eration over the various railroads,
and will bring about an important
change toward securing uniformity of
railroad practices. The reports of
Commissioners Mills and Staples of
Minnesota have already been received
In Washington for presentation to the
Associate Justice Thomas D. O'Brien
of the Minnesota supreme court will
address the convention on the subject
of division of earnings between state
and interstate business. Because of
his long association with the Minne
sota rate cases his address Is looked
forward to with Interest
Your sweetheart or wife will be
pleased with a Seibert shave. 12
Lady's Watch, solid gold case, 17
jeweled Elgin or (EA AA
later—it Lady's suit or coat, size to suit the
Pasonault's Studio The National Store
RAWSON HARDWARE CO.
Monarch Malleable Steel Range—the best range made
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When you do your trading patronize the stores who
use these free voting coupons, thus helping your favor
ite contestant without expending any extra cash.
100-piece Decorated China Set—
call at the store and see it. A
"Did you bring fashion Journal!"
asked Mrs. Hodgeson as shs l«d Miss
Blake, tho dressmaker, Into thi tow
ing room. Before Miss Blake oould
answer Mrs. Hodgeson went "But
I don't car* whether you did or not
for I have decided to have an empire
Crock. I didn't have one all last year
because I thought I was too stout, but
since I've seen Mrs. Eldredge in her
blue satin I've made up my mind that
no one is too fat to wear •hort-walsted
gowns. Of course, she looks like a
perfect tub in hers, but I'm not nearly
as big as she is, am If
"No-o," murmured Miss Blake.
"Well, just cut the lining for Ml
empire. We can decide on the trim
"Do you want the gown to trail?*
"Why, of course. An empire has tot
"Oh, no I've made several which
clear the floor all the way round."
"Cut it with a train and if I dont
like it we can change It."
"It would be better to decide now,"
said Miss Blake patiently.
"But I can't tell till I see how It will
look with a train.
"Very well. Now IH take your
After a few minutes of extremely
restless standing Mrs. Hodgeson ex*
claimed, "I had ao idea that you'd
need so many measurements for Just
one of these short-waisted gowns."
"The lining has to be fitted carefully
if we expect the outside to set nicely,"
declared Miss Blake.
"Well, 111 rest a little while you get
the lining together."
Mrs. Hodgeson dropped on the sofa
as if exhausted and lay there until
she caught sight of a large magazine
on the bureau where Miss Blake' had
deposited her hat and gloves.*
"Oh, you did bring a fashion book,
didn't you?" said Mrs. Hodgeson. "I'll
look at the pictures while I rest."
Miss Blake was Just finishing the
hasting of the long length of silesia
when Mrs. Hodgeson startled her with
an almost tragic cry of "Stop, stop at
"Wtiy, what's the matter?" asked
the dressmaker, as her scissors
dropped to the floor and her ey»
glasses fell off her nose. "Is anything
"Wrong! I should say so. Why,
every dress in this journal has a long
waist. The belts or sashes are below
the hips. I don't want a short-waisted
gown such as everbody had last win
ter when every one wjio is up to date
in wearing long-waisted ones. 1
should think you would have told me,
Miss Blake, what the latest style was,
I quite depended on. you. It's too
Mrs. Hodgeson's bitter tone almost
brought tears to Miss Blake's eyes,
but she replied as bravely as she
could: "You said you had decided on
the empire and they are not out ol
style at all. I've made a great many
"That's it. They're dreadfully com
mon. I want something new. You'll
just have to make that lining over in
to a long-waisted effect. Fortunately
you have not cut into the goods."
Miss Blake said nothing, but began
to rip the lining with determined snipi
of the scissors.
"I think the long waist will be more
becoming to me, too," remarked Mrs.
Hodgeson. "See how slender the wom
an in this picture looks. It's all the
effect of the extermely long waist
Don't you think that style will suiil
"Why, I suppose so."
"Would you advise a net yoke and
sleeves like these in the picture?"
"They are very pretty."
"Well, I'll telephone my husband to
bring home the goods. He's -a fear
fully poor shopper and he loathes a
dry-goods store, but if you tell me
Just what to get and exactly how
much I think he can't make a mistake.
I'll ask him to come hbme early with
When the long-waisted lining wai
ready to fit Mrs. Hodgeson said: "1
don't seem to look much like the worn,
an in the fashion book." She sur
veyed her rotund figure in the mirror
dubiously during the process of fitting.
"But of course the lining looks funny
without any goods or trimming. Gra
cious, I'm glad it's over. How tedi
ous fitting is. I think I'll have to rest
Miss Blake sewed in quiet while
Mrs. Hodgeson slumbered on the sofa.
The latter woke only when her hus
ban'd came into the sewing room with
"Well," he said, "I hope I got here
early enough. I broke two engage
ments and almost broke my neck as
well running for the mid-afternoon
express so as not to keep you good
people waiting. I think I've earned
a little golf now."
Mrs. Hodgeson took the package,
around which her husband had rolled
the evening paper. As she started to
unwrap it her eye fell upon thrilling
headlines. After an instant's excited
reading she exclaimed: "Miss Blake,
this paper says that both short waists
and long waists are going out—that
normal waist lines are to be the thing
now. What a shame we didn't
know about it! All this time wasted!
And this net, too! I shan't want
aleeves and yoke of it now if the
whole style of my dress is changed.
You'll have to take it back to-mor
row," turning to her husband, "and
Miss Blake, we'll have to fit another
lining, won't we?"
"I suppose so," answered Miss Blaku
"I Just ran in for a moment," aaid
woman from the seoond floor. "I
dldnt know you had oompany."
"I'm not oompany," laughed
other caller. 1 ran from across
thf hall to talk over some of my trou
bles with Mrs. Allen. Wo are holding
an Indignation meeting about that,
"That's exactly why I came la,"
said the newcomer. "It la getting,
positively unbearable, isn't It?"
"It la. Indeed," agreed the hostesa.
*1 thought when we came to this
apartment building that it was quit*
an ideal plaeo to Uve, but do you know
we haven't had a moment's peace on
account of that Smidder boy?"
"You know, Mrs. Proctor," said Mrs.
Gray, the woman from across the halL
"there isn't any limit to what that boy
will do. When we first came* hero
there wasn't a bit of noise. It was
quiet as could be until the Smidder
family moved In. The only children
here were Mrs. Allen's two little girls
and my boy, and now lfa a perfect
"It was very quiet before the Smid
ders came," agreed Mrs. Proctor, the
woman from the second floor. "When
that Smidder boy first invaded the
apartment over mine I thought the
celling would fall, positively."
"That naturally does not bother mo
as much as his yells," sighed Mrs. Al
len. "Just as soon as I get settled for
a nap, with my own children up the
street somewhere, that boy comes
whooping down the walk and I can't
sleep another wink. You know how It
is yourself, Mrf. Gray?"
"Indeed I do," moaned the woman
from across the hall. "If I want to
get a tiny nap I have to snatch it
while that Smidder boy is at school,
for there's absolutely no hope of get
ting one at any other time."
"Some parents are so Indulgent
they never teach their children man
ners," said Mrs. Allen. "When wo
were young we had it Impressed upon
us that we must be considerate of
others and never be noisy in public.
I have brought up my children in tho
same way and that is the reason wo
took a first fiat. We can disturb no
.one where we are."
"I thought the Smidder boy's noise
was bad enough," said the woman
from the second floor, "but the things
he does are so much worse."
"What's he been doing now?" asked
Mrs. Allen curiously. "It must be
something perfectly dreadful."
"It couldn't be much worse than
the time he painted our dog black
and red in stripes," said the woman
from across the hall indignantly. "I
told his mother I should have him ar
rested the next time he did it, but
she merely laughed and said he was
too original to repeat."
"He chased my Delia four blocks
just to see if she had a rat in her
hair," said Mrs. Allen. "The poor
child told him that she had, just as a
joke, and she was so nervous after
that long run!"
"Well, this time he broke the plate
glass window in our parlor," said the
woman from the second floor. "They
say he was playing ball, but he had £o
deny it, of course—actually had the
effrontery to say he had been down
town all the afternoon."
"I—understand it was not the Smid
der boy who broke your window,"
ventured Mrs. Allen hesitatingly.
"My Georgie was playing ball in the
lot," said the woman from across the
hall sharply. "His ball went quite un
expectedly through the window. You
cannot expect a boy not to have some
"No, indeed," said the woman from
the second floor soothingly. "But real
ly I think the things that Smidder
boy does are never accidents. Do
you remember the time he pulled all
my flowering geraniums from*my
"It happened not to be the Smidder
boy that time either," said Mrs. Allen
coldly. "My little Dot was too young
to understand that those forlorn
plants were thought to be of value."
"Such things are small compared
to his actually breaking the law,"
said the woman from the second floor.
"That rifling the mail boxes was the
"He didn't," said Mrs. Allen stiffly.
"My little girls play paper dolls and
they took those circulars because they
wanted the* pictures to play with."
"I can't be mistaken about the noise
over our heads' said the woman from
the second floor. "It seems sometimes
as though he would shake down the
"The floors must' be poorly dead
ened," said Mrs. Allen, with dignity.
"There ar£ times when our ceilings
shake terribly under your family's
"I must hurry home," said the wo
man from the second floor, rising.' "I
hear that Smidder boy yelling in the
"That isn't the Smidder boy," said
the woman from across the hall. "It
is my Georgie and he isn't yelling. He
is calling the dog. I'll say good mom
"Good-by, Mrs. Allen," said the wo
man from the second floor. "I see
that the Smidder boy's toys are clut
tering up your doorway as they do
mine. I wish the janitor would sweep
them all up."
"That woman's so' peevish," said
Mrs. Allen to herself as she closed the
door. "I wasn't going to let her know
those toys belong to my little girla."