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VOL. XIX NO. 3.
GAVE A GOOD DEMONSTRATION LOCAL MAN USES AUTO TO PULL DRAG OVER STREET—OTHER /. THINGS There is a plenty of good roads talk on every hand. A demonstration is what does the work. The Graphic M.n saw a real demonstration one evening this week when a well known gentleman had a drag hitched behind his auto dragging the street -which runs past his home, and for several blocks toward town. The demonstrator was L. O. Hig ley. Mr. Higley is busy for about ten hours a day registering deeds. The rest of his time he puts in at something. If it is not in fixing up the neatest lawn about town, or build ing something about his place, he gets out and fixes up the street. There's always something doing. Well, Tuesday evening Mr. Higley hitched an ordinary drag behind his Hup runabout and made several trips over Fifth avenue west, from his home down three blocks.^ The street has been rough and the improvement by this dragging was very noticable. After he got through dragging he went along the street and picked up the stones. The little car handled the drag very nicely, and while watching this something in this line that we have noted before came to mind. This happened in southern Minne sota. Between the towns of Madison Lake and Mankato there used to be perhaps the worst piece of gumbo road that ever existed. The distance is about fifteen miles. It used to be so bad that after a rain it was impos sibele to get wagons or rigs of any vsort over the road. The wheels would get so full of mud that an empty rig made a load and Mr. Geo. W. Al lyn, the good roads enthusiast of Madison Lake, told me that he had counted dozens of rigs pulled out be side the road to wait better condi tions. Now then here is what hap pened. They went to work and grav elled a few miles of it at first. It was such a success that they soon graveled the entire stretch, anL a I trip over the road last summer re vealed the fact that it is a better piece of road than any of the streets of Williston. After they graveled it they did not stop. They then put the road drag into operation via the auto power. Several medium weight road drags were provided and when^ any of the auto good roads enthusiasts had a little time they went out anddraged this stretch of road by hitching one of these drags to their machine, after the manner demonstrated by Mr. Higley, on Fifth avenue. Now the people in the vicinity of Madison Lake and Mankato have been greatly rewarded. This piece of road is to become a part of a great highway to be built through that sec tion from Minneapolis and St. Paul south. This piece of road proved a -strong drawing card toward the loca tion of the highway through that sec tion when that matter was up to be settled. John H. Hohman, of Mankato, is another great enthusiast. He told me also that in building this piece of road very little gravel was used at the start. He said that the common mis take of using too much gravel was often made in graveling streets or roads. Two or three inches was all that was used at first. This was al lowed to work into the soil of the road and was kept well dragged. A lit tie more gravel was used occasionally in weak spots, and now there is a roadbed of permanency. If the prop er amount of gravel is used it will work in with the heavier soil and make a binder that will turn off the water rapidly. Mr. Hohman also said that -by all means gravel put on any road ^should be screened and nothing larger than the end of your finger allowed to go into the work. The little demonstration by Mr. Higley could be carried out to some proportions if every auto owner in this section would provide himself '. with a small road drag and put in an -/hour or so occasionally leveling up gome of the roads or streets. LaBERGE CASE BEFORE COURT CASE ON CHARGE OF CRIMINAL OPERATION BEING HEARD IN COURT The case of the State against Dr. P. U. LaBerge, of this city, charged with performing a criminal operation upon Laura Rolley, has been taking up the time of the district court for the past few days. The parliminary trial in this case was held before Justice Field some few weeks ago when the defendant was bound over to the district court. The testimony of a large' number of witnesses is being heard, among them that of several physicians of the city, and nurses at the hospital where the woman was taken for an operation made necessary as a result of the Supposed criminal operation. 'WV Vi X\ -, KID TRAILOR IN CUSTODY CAPTURED NEAR FROID IN MON TANA AND TAKEN TO PLENTYWOOD Kid Trailor has been captured and is now in custody at Plentywood, Mont. He was arrested near Froid, Mont., by Ki Mathews the first of the week. Sheriff Erickson and his deputies were looking for Trailor in the west ern part of this county a few weeks ago, as it was thought that he was responsible for the disappearance of some horses belonging to local peo ple. He was not found. It appears that no horses were taken in this county but that he is charged with taking horses in Montana. Trailor has had a habit of finding a perfectly good rope with horses at tached1 on jiseveral occasions, for which he has paid the penalty by serving time. MAY ATTEND ROADS PICNIC THREE HUNDRED AT THE GOOD ROADS MEETING HELD MON DAY AT GROVE The postponed Missouri Ridge Good Roads Picnic, which was to have been held July 4th, *as held Monday at the Gromatka Grove and considering the postponment was a great suc cess. More than three hundred peo ple from the surrounding country gathered for the day. Owing to the fact that it was not generally known that the meeting had been postponed, there were few in at tendance from town. Many had plan ned to go out to the doings on the Fourth, but the rain prevented the holding of the annual good roads gathering. This annual meet has become a fea ture looked forward to each year with a great deal of interest and in addi tion to affording a day of pleasure for the folks of the ridge an oppor tunity is also afforded to get together and talk over matters of general in terest, particularly good roads. The good roads woji*. day, held on the ridge a couple of weeks ago had very noticable results. A number of talks were made at the meeting Monday by some of those present from town'. Plenty of "eats" and refreshments were on hand to satisfy the inner portions of the pic nicers* The next annual will be looked for ward to with pleasure, and remem brances of the one Monday will with out a doubt insure an increased atten dance, if J: Pluvius does not again temporarily interfere with the plans of the progressive citizens of the Ridge. RAN INTO A BARBED WIRE MOTOROYLIST HAS CLOSE CALL WHEN HE RUNS INTO WIRE ACROSS OLD ROAD While riding his motorcycle Wed nesday evening, July 2nd, C. Henry was painfully injured when he ran in to a barbed wire on the road leading out of town toward the experiment station. He was badly cut about the face and neck and was thrown from his machine by the wire. A physi cian dressed the cuts in his neck and patched up the wounds. There is a big mudhole in the main road where the accident occurred, and wagons and teams had been going through the field around this. Dur ing the day the owner of the land where the temporary road was lo cated stretched a barbed wire across the road to close it up. It appears that no other signal other than the wire was put up showing that the road was closed. The closing of a road with barbed wire without a signal that can be plainly seen is a dangerous practice. Had Mr. Henry been riding fwt he would doubtless have been killed, and as it was some of the cuts were in a very dangerous place. TAKEN UP NOTICE Came to my place Monday, June 9, 1913, one white horse, weight about 900 to 1000 pounds. Branded C. R., rifrht shoulder, on left shoulder, in verted and on left hip. Owner may have same by proving property and paying expenses. Herman Carl son, Sec. 22-156-101, Star Route, Wil liston, N. D. 3w-3pd. NO MEETING The city commissioners did not hold a meeting Monday evening. There was no quorum present and the meet ing was therefore automatically ad journed until next Monday night. Besides Ajax defying the lightniftg there are the fans on the bleachers defying the sunshine. N. D. COW CLUB IS GROWING THIS ORGANIZATION IS MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN THE STATE The North Dakota Cow Club is one of the most promising young organi zations in the state and working to ward an end which is of vital interest to all the citizens of the state. It is backed by many of the most promi nent men of the state The following men are the officers^ of the club: C. E. Batchelor of Grand Forks, President Prof. J. H. Shep ard, vice president W. F. Steggie, of Medina, J. D. Bacon of Grand Forks, Mr. Phealan of Bowman and Charles F. Leonard, Fargo, directors. The Cow Club is a branch of the state dairy organization which has as its purpose the helping of the farmers of the state in the matter of stocking their farms with dairy cattle. One way in which the club hopes to be of benefit to the farmers is in low ering the amount of interest the far mers have to pay for the money bor rowed by them from the banks for the purpose of purchasing cattle with which to stock their farms. The club proposed to affiliate the organization with the banks of the state in such a manner that the farmers will be able to obtain money for the purpose of buying cattle at the minimum rate of interest and to build up dairy farming all over the state. It is also suggested by the officers of the club that every possible pres sure be brought to bear on the farm ers to prevent them from killing the young heifers for veal. BETTER FARM SUGGESTIONS MR. HALL GIVES SOME GOOD ADVICE ON SUMMER TILL— PLOW WELL E. W. Hall the. Better Farming Association expert for Williams coun ty has som'e good suggestions to of fer relative to summer tilled land. Mr. Hall advises:— The recent rains, and especially the heavy rain of July 4th, have put the soil in excellent condition for plow ing. All the moisture that has been added to the soil by these last rains should be carefully conserved to help make the crop of 1914, should that season be a dry onfe. A good deal of plowing has been done in the coun ty, but there is still a large acreage to be plowed. The sooner this is ac complished, the easier it will be to conserve the moisture that has fallen and to commence to prepare a good seed bed for next year. Any plowing that has been done should be drag ged thoroughly to keep the surface from baking and cracking. Care should be taken, though, in the use of the drag, not to fine the surface soil to such an extent that it may blow or drift. Plow well and deep. Land that is only partly plowed cannot be expect ed to produce good crops, nor wiH a method of this kind conserve mois ture as it should. The depth that land should be plowed depends on many conditions. Under most cir cumstances, however, our summer fallow in this county should be plow ed at least 8 inches deep. Use a rule and see how deep the plowing is. It may surprise you if you have been guessing at the depth. If shallow plowing at the same depth has been practiced for many seasons past, the old plow sole should be broken up. A large amount of new ground, however, should not be turned up. Use a pack er immediately following ihe plow or at least pack each days' plowing be fore you leave it at night. If you do not have a packer use any implement that will help to pack the newly plow ed land and to check the evaporation of moisture from it. If the plowing is to be done with an engine, do not try to finish the job in a day. Use fewer plows, put them down^ and at tach a harrow or drag behind the plows so that the soil may be packed immediately after the plows and a mulch formed to prevent the escape of any moisture. Keep a mulch form ed and prevent weeds from growing, after the ground has been plowed. It requires as much moisture to grow weeds as it does to grow a crop. The principal cause for a failure on summer fallowed or summer tilled land is lack of work on it and the resulting loss of moisture *nd growth of weeds. Remember this: our rain fall is 5 inches and the aporation is 30 inches, or better. It rr¥ \r •N W1LUSTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1918. tr kes work to retain the moisture. As long as we have vacant homesteads that are growing up to weeds and un-worked, non-resident land, and no fences, we will have the Russian thistle and oth er weeds rolling over the summer fal low in the fall. If the moisture is properly conserved, though, it will give the crop a chance to get ahead of the thistle the following season. Retaining the false whiskers of the highwayman who got her purse, a Chicago woman finds her courage but meagerly rewarded. Men are deceiv ers you know. PROFESSOR SAYS WORM IS BENEFIT PROF. WALDRON SAYS WORM RECENTLY FOUND ATTACKS RUSSIAN THISTLE According to Prof. C. B. Waldron of the Agricultural college the pe culiar worm that is just making its appearance about the Missouri slope and as far north as Williston, is to be looked upon more as a blessing than a curse. The worm was noticed a few weeks ago and it has made niost of its attacks on the Russian thistle and in that it is doing good work. The worm is about an inch and a half in length and is of greenish color and about the size of wheat straw around. It has made its appearance in Bow man, Hettinger and Williams coun ties, where it has as yet not done any thing in the way of being destructive to graii), but on the other hand has attacked the thistle alluded to. Its favorite diet appears to be the thistle, but-if iv cannot get this it will tackle the rag! weed and will try at other kinds of weeds, and whn these give out then it will go to the flax and lastly to the wheat The worms work in the same man ner as the well known army^ worm and in a measure resemble it, and Prof. Waldron says that they are of the same family. The army worm made its appearance in the eastern states some years ago and destroyed all vegetation in its path, but the present worm has tackled nothing but weeds. In case it should attack the grain it can easily be destroyed by spray ing, Prof. Waldron says. FARMERS ARE I ENTHUSIASTIC MUCH PLEASED WITH MOVE MENT—PIONEER HAS SOME THING TO SAY Ray Pioneer:—E. W. Hall agent of the State Better Farming Association which is also allied with the Williams County Better Farming, Association with headquarters in this, county, spent Wednesday afternoon and Thursday in this city and vicinity. He is looking over the field of the work of getting the plans lined up. Mr. Hall is now taking a general sur vey of the county and will soon have the work well under way. He has visited a number of the farms near Ray and is very enthusiastic over the prospects of the future. The farmers here are'all greatly interested and are taking a hold of the proposition in away which prom ises great benefits under the instruc tions of the association. This move on the part of the state and county organizations is securing Mr. Hall to come out and assist the farmers to get the best possible re turns out of the grain raising and stock is a very commendable one and will have lasting results. Mr. Hall's services are r.t the dis posal of the farmers and he is at all times anxious and willing to confer with them to outline plans and ren der suggestions. At present his of fice is at Williston, but in the near future he will open headquarters in Ray also. HAAG SHOW COMING Advance agents for the Haag Rail road Shows were in the city the first of the week making arrangements for the appearance here of that or ganization on July 22. The show is just returning from a trip into west ern Canada. The exhibit at Culbert son the day previous to Williston and at Stanley following the Williston date. The advance agent reports that the show met with poor business in Western Canada, owing to not the best of conditions prevailing in that section. The agent gives every as surance of a first class show, and says there is no resemblance between his organization and the recent band of Gypsies that camped here for two performances recently. The Haag shows are reported to carry a splen did menagerie. TEMPORARY MOVE The consolidated First National Bank has moved into the old quarters of the First National Bank temporar ily while extensive improvements are being made in the permanent bank building. The bank will probably oc cupy the temporary quarters for a month while the improvements are be ing carried to completion. NEW SALE STABLE E. R. Brownson and M. S. Williams have opened up a feed Bam and Sale Stable near the Farmer's Elevator, in the barn formerly owned by E. E. Tooley. Mr. Williams returned from the west yesterday with a fine bunch of horses which are now on sale at this barn. Mr. Brownson and Mr. Williams will keep horses and cattle for sale at ail times. They have a few choice cows for sale at this time be sides the bunch of horses. Parties interested will do well to look oyer this stock, and will be assured of lib eral- treatment. RAIN SPOILED CELEBRATIONS HEAVY DOWNPOUR PUTS STOP TO INDEPENDENCE DAY DOINGS Despite all predictions to the con trary it rained on July 4th. The heavy downpour, starting about four o'clock in the morning and continuning lit several hours, put picnic grounds and roads in such a condition that all gatherings in this section were called off. The band had gone to consider able expense and labor in preparing fer the picnic at Wilsons grove. How ever not to be outdone the committee got busy and arranged a big dance at the Gates Hall, which was well at tended. The Missouri Ridge Good Roads picnic at the Gromatka g^ove was postponed until Monday. The local weather bureau registered 1.19 inches of rainfall during the early morning hours. COLE CIRCUS GANG IN FIGHT GREEK LABORER USES GUN WITH TELLING EFFECT AT ANDOVER, S. D. Aberdeen, S. D., July 8.—In a bat tle between circus men and railway hands last night at Andover, a sta tion east of here on the H. & D. divi sion of the Milwaukee road, three men were fatally shot and a fourth man, who was struck over the back with a crowbar, was severely injured. Two of the dying men, Ed Oakley and N. Jeffers, were brought to an Aberdeen hospital. Both are employ ees of Cole Brothers' circus. Oakley wds shot in the back at the base of the spine and a bullet penetrated Jeffers' right lung. Another circus man Whose name is not known, is dying at Andover as the result of a bullet wound in the abdomen. The trouble commenced when the railroad men charged the circus, em ployees with having stolen a suitcase from their bunkhouse. The circus force charged the railroaders, who re treated to their bunkhouse and closed the doors. As the circus men drew near one of the railrtad laborers, a Greek, known as Tom Stevens, threw open the doors and fired repeatedly at the attacking party. Stevens then ran uptown and into a butcher shop. The proprietor, not knowing of the shooting, but seeing the revolver in the man's hands, per suaded him to give it up. Stevens then continued his flight. The au thorities started in pursuit, but lost the track about midnight. The circus management took charge of the wounded men, chartered a spe cial train and hurried them to Aber deen. The country is being scoured today for the missing Greek. FARGO COMPANY BUILD CHURCH CONTRACT FOR CHURCH HERE AWARDED TO FARGO FIRM. COMPLETE IN 1914 The building committee of the Con gregational church last Monday night awarded the contract for building the new church to the Anderson and Smeby Company, of Fargo, N. D. The contract awarded is for the build ing complete, with the exception of the plumbing and heating plant. The amount of this company's bid was $26,250. A number of details remain to be worked out between the con tractors- and the committee, but it is expected that the laying of brick will be started by August 15. Hebron pressed brick will be used, the thirmmings of stone. The new church in dimensions will be 60x90 by 32, with a seating capacity of 350 in- the main auditorium, which is in creased by Sunday school rooms and galeries to about 1000.- It is planned to have the church completed and ready for dedication and use in the fall of 1914. at which time will be the twenty-fifth anniver sary. The state conference will be invited to meet here at that time and take part in the dedication. The completion of this building will give the city a church of which it may feel proud, and the auditorium will afford adequate room for large gatherings. OFF TO CAMP Company E left last night for the annual National Guard encampment at Devils Lake. They will go into camp on the splendid camp grounds at the Lake, where they will remain until July 21. There will be about 600 men in camp for the twelve days that the encampment will last. A new boat in New York had as sponsors fifty red-haired school girls. The boat must have been launched with vim enough to last two ordinary lifetimes for vessels. 2 '.*$$'.• $1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE REALLY NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT ORCHESTRA COMIQUE MADE A DECIDED HIT—INDIVIDUAL NUMBERS GOOD The Orchestra Comique made its first and only appearance in Willis ton on Wednesday night at Library Hall. After the processional in which the costumes of the performers and their unique instruments showed to full advantage, the following pro gram was given under the skilled baton (usually known as a feather duster) of Miss Dolly Randolph. 1. Full Orchestra, March Fantasy.. Bassoons: Mrs. S. J. Dorothy, Miss Grace Nelson, Mr. J. A. Corbett and Mr. W. G. Owens. Tuba: Miss Florence Wilson. Cymbals: Miss Sparks and Miss Bertha Lent. Flutes: Mrs. Todd, Miss Mate Olson, and Miss Nellie Larsen. Cornets: Miss Mabel Metzger and Miss Merle Montgomery. Bells: Gladys Penson. Harp: Miss Amanda McNiven. Drum: Mr. A. J. Cunningham.. Librarian: Mr. Erwin Bniegger. Accompanist: Miss MaggieMonroe. The production was everything that had been announced from the stand point of comedy and otherwise. We had long ago thought "there was no such animal," but our dreams of "Impie" and "Gulliver City" a-Ia-Sun day comic section, have been surpass ed. The first part of the programr was produced from a recent issue of the Graphic, and the last part from the Herald, a copy of each of which occupied the Directress' stand. This alone assured the excellency of the numbers rendered. The individual numbers were high ly entertaining also and added much^to the enjoyment of the evening. Miss Randolph is an accomplished violin ist and responded liberally to the hearty encores following her numbers. There was one disappointment how ever, and that was in the number in. attendance. The audience was small:. Those who were not there are the Joosers for they missed a really uniques and enjoyable entertainment. This original musical novelty is given by Miss Randolph only and has been copywrighted by her. Her suc cess with what was a happy accident* thought out for an evening's fun at a tennis club, has been such that she gives her professional services to it throughout much of the year and over" a wide territory. GREAT FALLS TO MILWAUKEE Two men riding motorcycles on their way from Great Falls, Mont., to Milwaukee, arrived here Saturday and remained over Sunday, going on east Monday. They struck some heavy roads west of us due to excessive? rains. WILL LOCATE AT ARNEGARD THEO. J. BOE OF WILLISTON TO' OPEN BUSINESS IN THAT TOWN Theo. J. Boe, of this city, will in the' near future open a general farm ma chinery business at Arnegaard. He is just now making preliminary pre parations for the starting of the bus— iness. He will erect a building at Ar negaard to be used for that nurpose.. Mr. Boe is well known in this terri tory, having been associated with Boe Brothers in this city, and is a broth er of John Boe, of Williston, and H"_ A. Boe, now of Alexander. His many?" friends wish him success in his busi ness in proportion to his stature ancf genial nature. .. What a woman can dress for de pends to a great extent upon whons she dresses for. •. Al f3 Op. 100ft' "Stars and Stripes'' 2. Solo for Double Baas Mrs. Van Dyk* "Down by the Old Mill Stream" 3. Fuga Inconsequenza, arranged for Orchestra—-"Three Blind Mice" 4. Solo Melancholique .... Mr. Elmer Halvorsea "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" 5. Duo for Tuba and Bassoon. Miss Wilson and Mr. Corbett Intermission Program Violin solos Miss Randolph Readings Violin solos Miss Randolph 7. Full Orchestra "Alexander's Rag Time Band" 8. Wiltfston's A, B. C. Book. 9. Orchestra— 1 "Songs you ought to know 10. Reverie Appassionate for Harp Miss Amanda McNiveu 11. Hymn, National Orchestra and Audfence The different instruments were played by the following artists: Vio lin: Miss Boystrom, Miss Hougenr Miss Todd, Miss Shaw, Miss Brant. Double Bass: Mrs. Van Dyke and Mr. Robert Mansfield. Cellos: Miss Baldwin and Mr. A. J. Field. Trombones: Miss Tirzah Mackech nie and Miss Alice Borden, Mr. Her bert Metzger and Mr. Elmer Halvor sen. 1 1 Jr