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VOL. XIX. NO.^4.
FAIR VIEW MILLS IN NEW HANDS JENNISON ft SON OF WILLISTON ARE THE NEW PROPRIETORS —MAKE IMPROVEMENTS A recent issue o£ the Fairview (Mont.) Times gives an account as follows regarding: the change of own ership of the mills there. The Fairview Mills has been sold to Jennison & Son who will take pos session July 15th. The new firm in tends to make extensive improve ments in the mill, enlarging it and adding more up-to-date machinery to increase its capacity to at least barrels per day. They will also add a 40,000 bushel elevator and be in a position to handle all the grain that is brought to this market, paying top notch prices for the best grades. The motive power for both mill and ele vator will be electricity, a sixty horse power motor for the mill and a 15 h. p. motor for the elevator. The Jen nisons understand their business, they have been in the milling business all their lives and the flour which they have been making, "World Best at Rugby, N. D., and "Opportune" at their Williston Mill is positive proof that Fairview Mills will place on the market a grade of flour that will have no superior. This is the only flouring mill in the Yellowstone Val ley below Billings and will supply ttus large territory for many years to come, and being located at Fairview. the most advantageous shipping point in the state it is not immagination when we say that in a short while you will see Fairview flour for sale in stores in every town in Montana. We welcome the Jennlsons to this city and know that when they selected Fairview as their permanent location they used good judgement and will never regret it. WILL RETAIN OLD RATE COMMISSIONERS DECIDE THEY CANNOT PUT NEW LIGHT RATE IN EFFECT One of the important matters com ing before the city commission Mon day evening was that of electric light rates. As previously stated it was ex pected that a new rate, as recommend ed by the old council, would be put into effect on July 1. This was dis cussed at length at the Monday night meeting. During the discussion Mr. Brueg eer, commissioner in charge of that department, said:—"I do not think that we can stand to keep the plant in operation under the proposed new rates. The rates now are as low as any in the state. This is the only source we have to obtain revenue to put in a water filtering plant, and we w&nt to do this next spring. The present government arrangement has not been in force long enough for us to obtain sufficient figures and an everage to tell just how the revenue will come out. If a person reads the report of Mr. Storrs carefully they will see that it is based entirely on probabilities of the revenue of the electric plant for the next three years. If later the figures show that we can make a reduced rate then it will prob ably be satisfactory. I think the best way to have this matter thoroughly understood is to call a mass meeting of the citizens and let them come out and get a complete understanding of the situation." Just how the present electric rates were established was looked up. It was found that the rates Here estab lished ty ordinance. President Cra ven stated that inasmuch as the rates were established by an ordinance, they could not be altered by a resolu tion but to make a change a new or dinance would ne necessary, and therefore the present rates would stand until another ordinance fixing the rates is prepared, introduced and passed. Munyer Brothers, proprietors of the Arcade pool hall, by attorney, reg istered a written protest against the Salvation Army meeting in front of their place of business of evenings. The protest stated that they did not obejct particularly to the army, but to the condition of the walks after their regular evening meetings. They stated that the crowd which collect ed spit upon the walk and left it in bad condition. They asked why the army could not be directed to meet at some other place at least part of the time, and that they would not ob ject to their holding meetings in front of the pool hall occasionally. Nothing was done in the matter, the commis sioners being of the opinion that they could not, or did not care to try to dictate as to where, and when, the army should hold their meetings. Commissioner Gooper introduced the electric sign ordinance and petition prepared and presented by S. H. Dorothy. The ordinance was discuss ed and it was decided that the com missioners should each be provided with a copy of the ordinance before it was placed on readings. The bill from the U. S. Reclama tion Service for $1022.68 for electric Williston ss current delivered during the month of June was read and ordered paid. The appointment of a successor to C. C. Mackenroth as superintendent of the water and light depaVtmentwas taken up. Mr. Bruegger read the ap plication of George Bissell^ of Minot, and recommended his appointment at a salary of $125.00 per month, the amount asked by the applicant. No final action was taken however, as the resignation of Mr. Mackenroth has never been accepted and the council wanted to be sure just when Mr. Bis sell would be here before accepting the resignation and making the ap pointment. The head of this depart ment was directed to communicate with the applicant at once and find out just how soon he could^ be on the job. Mr. Mackenroth desires to be relieved by the 20th. Upon motion Pres. Craven was di rected to assist the City Attorney in the damage suit of Campbell against the city, now being tried in district court. MACKENROTH GOES TO SPOKANE WILL HAVE CHARGE OF MOTOR DEPARTMENT FOR BIG ELEC TRIC COMPANY THERE C. C. Mackenroth, who for the past number of years has been Superin tendent of the Williston Water and Electrical Department, has accepted a position with the Inland Empire Electrical Railway Company, of Spo kane, Wash. He will have charge of the motor department for this com pany. He expects to leave here for Spokane about the 20th. Many people will regret to see Mr. Mackenroth leave the city permanent ly. While in this city he has been ac tive along other lines than that his duties in looking after the city utilities. He has been a member of the city school board and has acted as secretary of that body for some time. It is understood that the new posi tion holds considerably more in the way of financial compensation than the one just resigned in Williston. We have heard of "Dry Land Farm ing" but we saw a demon.si ration of dry land fishing the other day. Of course it was some youngsters. There were three in the party. One had a long pole with a string on it and the other two were the "fish.' ^be fish crawled about in the grass while the third angled. Pretty soon the angler got a bite, and then one of the nsn came to the rescue and helped him pull his catch onto the imaginary shore., Young America always for devising ways of amusement. Joel Underwood, of Pierceton, Ind., nephew of Mrs. M| S. Phillips, of tins city, left last week for his home. He has been visiting here since March. I HOTEL TRAIN. NATIONAL RELIABILITY TOUR AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASS N. "TWIN CITIES TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. J, -V TOURISTS SPENT NIGHT HERE ARRIVED ON TIME—BEST ROADS BETWEEN WILLISTON AND MINOT FOUND ON RUN Striking the best roads which they have encountered on the entire trip between Williston and Minot, the Glidden tourists arrived here Wed nesday evening covered with dust and grease,hot and tired but happy. Arrived at 4:30 The first cars arrived about 4:30 and they kept coming every few min utes from that until shortly after six o'clock, when a few of the cars which got off the road and were thus delay ed, checked in. Special Arrives The special hotel train of eleven coaches arrived just about the same time as the advance cars of the party. After the water tanks were filled the train backed up and pulled into the siding beside the freight house for the night, where WILLISTON. WILLIAMS COUNTY. NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY. JULY 17, 1913. supper for the tour ists was soon prepared and served. Cars Parked The cars were parked in the square in front of the Great Northern pas senger station, where each reported to the checker as they came in and took their places in the line around the lower edge of the square facing the station. The drivers immediate ly busied themselves making a few repairs and adjustments, oiling up, etc. Ahead of Time The first car to arrive was a Marmon. which was considerably ahead of time. Despite the fact that this car had tire trouble on the road, it came in first. Other cars followed closely, a num ber of non-contestants being among the first arrivals. Some of the cars to arrive late were also non-contes tants and a couple of them had join ed the touring party at Minot, Devils Lake and other towns. In all thirty cars were in the party. L. W. Hill Here Lewis W. Hill, of the Great North ern, arrived here in his special car attached to Number 3, which came in on time and about an hour the arrival of the first cars. Mr. Hill's private car was cut off from number 3 and it was taken on from here attach ed to the Glidden Special. Mr. Hill spent about an hour visiting among the tourists about the station and among the crowd assembled. He has a car entered in the tour. The Special Train The special hotel train accompany ing the tourists consisted of eleven coaches. Two of these were diners, Ohe was a repair car and the printing engraving and newspaper plant occu pied one car. The other cars were sleepers, appartment and observation ears. The newspaper car was aa in teresting place. There was every thing there necessary for the produc tion of a modern newspaper, includ ing a Merganthaler Linotype machine, which was in operation setting the type for the daily paper published each day. The newspaper men of the city were invited by special wire from Stanley to be on hand to be shown through the train, which was done. Set Hot Pace From Stanley to Williston a hot pace was maintained. The drivers said that the roads were the best in this stretch that they had found and that it was a great relief indeed, as through Minnesota and the eastern part of North Dakota much mud had been encountered. They left Stan ley, the noon control, about 2 o'clock. Left This Morning Shortly after 7:30 the tourists re sumed their run westward, the spe cial train pulling out about the same time. Poplar, Montana, is the noon control. The end of Thursday's run will be at Glasgow., Facts About The Tour Minneapolis to Glacier Park station, Mont. Distance—1,233 miles. Date—July 11-19. Average daily run—154 miles. Great Northern hotel and cafe train of twelve cars, costing $2,500,000. Purpose of tour—For sociability, to promote good roads and to demon strate touring abilities of cars enter ed. Prizes—Glidden trophy for club team of three Anderson runabout trophy for individual runabout en tries Daily news trophy for run abouts special prizes for winners in seven prize divisions for touring cars an drunabouts, respectively. SURVEY REPORTS ON N. DAK. COAL RECENT BULLETIN GIVES SOME STATISTICS—VALUABLE IN GAS The production of coal (lignite) in North Dakota in 1912, according to E. W. Parker, of the United States Geo logical Survey, amounted to 499,480 short tons, valued at $765,105, com pared with 502,628 short tons, valued at $720,489, in 1911, the latter ton nage being the maximum output in the history of the state. The decrease of 3,148 short tons in 1912 was so small as to possess no significance, while the increa'se of $44,616 in the value of the,product indicates a satis factory condition of trade. It is not, however, in the comparatively small production of coal in North Dakota that the importance of the State as a fuel producer lies. The vast lignite deposits of North Dakota must be considered as an enormous potential resource. On account of its heavy percentage of moisture and rapid disintegration on exposure lignite does not stand transportation as well, and conse quently its field of usefulness has been thus far limited. Its principal use has been to supply fuel to the set tlers on the treeless plains in the wes tern part of the State, and for that purpose it has been mined in a crude way in almost every county in the lignite bearing area. Commercial mines are situated on the lines of railway and supply the towns of the State with fuel for domestic pur poses and for use under steam boilers. But lignite has been found to be an excellent fuel for the generation of producer gas, and with the develop ment of manufacturing industries in the State, the extensive deposits of lignite in North Dakota will receive more attention as a source of power. It has been found that 1 ton of lig nite in the gas producer will yield as much horsepower in the internal-com bustion engines as 1 ton of the best bituminous coal under boilers. As the gas producer and internal combustion engines in large units come into more general use in the West, as they are rapidly doing in the East, the hun dreds of billions of tons of lignite known to underlie North Dakota will be found to possess great potentiali ties in the settlement and economic development of the State. DIED The funeral of Rowena Skinner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Skin ner, was held from the family home on 4th Ave., Sunday afternoon at five o'clock. Miss Baldwin and Mrs. Shaw sang a duet and Rev. E. S. Shaw had charge of the service. Rowena was born May 5th, 1907 and departed this life July 11th, 1913 after a very brief illness. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner are recent comers to Williston but found kind neighbors and friends in their hour of sorrow. DOES IT AGAIN The fair weather gods certainly have been keeping close tab on the Williston band and evidently look with disfavor upon that organization. For the fourth time their picnic was spoiled Tuesday evening. They say that they are going to abandon the idea of holding a picnic, as if they keep on, an Omaha cyclone will surely be visited upon us. RAIN AND HAIL A heavy rainstorm, accompanied by some hail, passed over the city Tues day evening. Reports are that there was a heavy hail storm north and west of us, and the indications at the time of the rain here that a heavy storm of some character passed north of here. CONGREGATIONAL The services next Sunday will con sist of the regular quarterly com munion service with introductory ser mon by the pastor and reception of members. Bible school at 11:45. At 8 P. M. there will be a report of the State Sunday School Conven tion at Grand Forks by delegates and members present with special music by the choir. There will be a welcome for you. Edwin S. Shaw, Pastor. SOLDIER BOYS ENJOY CAMP COMPANY E. AT DEVILS LAKE— THE DAILY CAMP DOINGS SPLENDID OUTING The men of Company E. N. D. N. G., of Williston, are enjoying camp life at the annual encampment at Devils Lake. A letter to the Gra phic from the camp says:—"Company E. arrived at the camp in due time after an uneventful trip. We have thirty-six men and officers in camp. The boys are enjoying their work and their time is very well taken up with various camp duties. The instruc tions we are getting will greatly bene fit the company so that when Wil liston gets that new armory we will have a military company to occupy it of whom Williston can well be proud in rank with any other com pany in the state. Company E. has the neatest and best appearing bunch of men in camp this year. Camping as we are on the splendid^ camp reser vation the men are enjoying their outing. MANY AUTOS WERE IN LINE A few more than seventy-five cars were in the automobile parade Wed nesday evening, arranged in honor of the Glidden tourists. There were sev eral cars on the side streets which did not get into line, and a few turn ed off at a side street before they reached the point where the count 'was taken. It was a splendid show ing. The parade was headed by the Williston Band, which occupied five Hup touring cars. A certificate of incorporation has been issued by the secretary of state to the- Blossom Syrian Society of Williston. The incorporators are, David Kalil. Chas. A. Zein and J. Munyer. The society at present has a membership of about forty. i* $1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE C. A. ANSFIELD IS NOMINATED PRESIDENT NOMINATES HIM ASr RECEIVER OF LOCAL LAND OFFICE An associated Press dispatch front Washington, under date of July 14, says:— "Charles A. Mansfield has been nominated by President Wilson as re ceiver of public moneys at Williston, North Dakota. When shown the above dispatch Mr. Mansfield said:—"I have no further news of my appointment other than that contained in the dispatch. How ever the appointment has to be con firmed by the senate, and I presume this will be done in regular order aar there is apparently no one else up for the office here. I will probably have conformation direct in. a few days.** When asked how soon he would as sum the office of receiver under the appointment, Mr. Mansfield said that: he presumed as soon as the red tape could be gone through with, which will likely take about three or four weeks. Mr. Mansfield is appointed to suc ceed M. S. Williams, who has held the office of receiver for the past four years and three months. HAUGES LUTHERAN CHURCH The pastor will be out of the city for about ten days. There will be services by a visiting" pastor Sunday the 20th, in Ploom. Creek church at 3 p. m., and in Wil liston at 8 p. m., both services in the Norwegian language. A. E. Distad, Pastor. Residence 705 2nd Ave. West. Phone 389. FAILED TO REACH VERDICT JURY IN LaBERGE CASE OUT MANY HOURS—NO VERDICT —JURY DISCHARGED After being out for more than twen ty-six hours, the jury in the case of the state against Dr. P. U. LaBerge, tried in district court last week^ fail ed to reach a verdict. The case went to the jury about 4:30 Saturday evening, following the presentation of the state's case by U. L. Burdick, states attorney. The attorneys for the defense made their pleas to the jury in the morning. A few hours after retiring the jury reported a disagreement to the judge, who sent them back for further de liberations. After being in sessioa until Sunday evening they reported a hopeless disagreement and were discharged. It is reported that the jury stood' eight to four for conviction, and at another time it was reported that they stood evenly divided. MARRIED Walla^-Sandwick:—A very quiet wedding occured July 2 az the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adolphson near Trenton, N. D., when a son of Mrs. Adolphson Bert Wallace and Miss Inga Sandwick, were happily united in marriage. Mr. Wallace is one of" our enterprising young men of Tren ton and Miss Sandwick is from Nor way wnich gives her the true stamp of energy and success| The marriage' was solemnized by Rev. J. K. Nelson, of Tre/iton. A fine dinner was served by Mrs. Adolphson aided by Mrs_ Charles Wallace. WILL GIVE DANCE The Degree of Honor lodge will give a supper and dance in the I. O. O. F. Hall on the evening of July 18. Good music will be provided for the evening and a very enjoyable time is assured. A representative of the Dakota Farmer was badly beaten up in Bis marck. He does not know who did the deed, or their reason. BLAZE IN R. R. COAL CHUTE DANGEROUS BLAZE STARTS IN G. N. COAL STATION IN LO CAL YARDS The department was called out Monday at noon to put out afire on the roof of the Great Northern Coal chute in the local railway yards. Just what started the blaze is hard to tell» but it appears that a cinder from a passing engine must have landed on the shingle roof and set the blaze going. Being nearly at the top of the high roof the blaze was hard to reach and it caused the firemen considerable trouble before they had it completely out. Some irregularity in sounding the alarm caused a little delay also, and it was fortunate that the fire got. no better start than it did, or the big chute would doubtless have gone up in smoke.