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SHEEP GROWING PAYS
bo State Better Adapt for In
dustrv Than North Dakota.
Small Flock to Start, and Learn
How Easy It la to Raise This Class
of Live Stock—Little Work
•merlean sheepmen, do you realize
during the 1909 calendar year
were imported Into the United
Ltes 312,113,171 pounds of foreign
1, worth $55,530,366? Do you know
the total production of wool In
|fee United States in 1908 was
811,138,312 pounds, almost one
pillion pounds lees than the total
Amount of our lut year's im
portation? Do you know that in 1903
pe only raised 187,460,000 pounds of
yool—24,681,171 pounds less than we
paported in 1909? Can you give us
HV logical reason why every pound
wool consumed In this country can
Mi fee raised here? No class of men
Double Income, Wool
In the United States are bigger ganv
Mers than the western sheepmen, says
the Sheep Breeder. They gamble on
the weather and sometimes win, but
•bout very third year it costs them
A good share of a whole winter's
profit. The range flockmaster unpre
ytnd for last winter's storms, had to
pay a heavy toll. It was the same
ttd story: "This is our last winter
wfthout hay." We beard dosens of
Item say this at Ogden In many seo
Hons it was costing them from $LS£
lo |S.d0 per head. "We will never
to it again," but Just the same they
0B oa doing it overy year. The price
•f hay has gone up sky high, and the
of corn is many sections haa
That Subject Demands Attention
Farmers in Mandan School.
Mandan.—Alfalfa growing is a sub
ject which is appealing to the farmers
of the Missouri slope who attended
the first farm school ever held in Man
ten. The school was opened by the
Mandan Commercial clab, with several
prominent agricultural experts as
As a result of the starts to interest
the farmers in alfalfa, there will be
a considerable acreage in this section.
One of the particularly interesting
features in connection with the farm
school is the fact that it was attend
ed by a very large percentage at yonng
Immediately following the farm
school the state dairymen's convention
was held, continuing two days. The
program for that event was very good.
State Dairy Commissioner R. F. Flint
was in charge of the convention, beiny
secretary of the association.
SOO BUYS 2 TOWN SITES.
Farmers in the Esmond Country Will
Have Markets Near at Hand.
Esmond.—It is reported that the
•oo has purchased land for two town
attes in Benson county, between Bs
mond and Knox, one from David Bed
ford, on Sections 9 and 4, Township
154, Range 71, about a mile from the
old Fillmore postoffice, near the north
end of Cranberry lake, and the other
from James Stammer, on Section 16,
Township 154, Range 70, about six
miles east of Cranberry lake.
These towns will draw trade from
territory now tributary to Pleasant
Lake, Knox and York, on the Great
Northern, and Esmond on the North
orn Pacific. Farmers in the vicinity
'of the new townsltes are elated at the
prospects of a nearer market for their
grain next fall.
C. EL Jamison of Stillwater, Minn., I
who has a contract tor grading on the
floot is here buying hay and oata for]
his teama and otherwise getting ready
DODGES HER FAMILY
Bowbells Woman, Though Closely
Watched, Successful at Suicide.
Bowbells.—Mrs. Christiana Mathio
son, wife of Carl Mathieson, residing,
sixteen miles southwest from Bow«
hells, committed suicide by taking
dose of strychnine Mrs. Mathieson had
been despondent for over a week be
fore slie took the fatal dose, and her
family, fearing that she might attempt.
to destroy her life, watched her very
closely, aud never let her go out of f*1*
their sight for oora than a few ml*
PETITIONS ARE FILED
Roosevelt Has 5,000
Bismarck. Filling of petitions fo»
the presidential nomination at the
secretary of state's office shows Roose
rtie lead as to the number
ben done at an expense thru would
stagger the eastern feeder, but they
had to have it. Train loads of corn
have been shipped in where it could
be secured, and the wool growers have
paid any price to get it. They have
gladly paid from $12 to $17 per toa
for alfalfa. When will the rangemen
learn the lesson that It pays to be
prepared for the unexpected that al
ways happens? Abe Frank, the pro
proetor of Rector's restaurant in Chi
cago, has a large valley ranch in Mon
tana, and last year cut 2,000 tons of
alfalfa, for which he was offered only
$4.00 per ton in the fall. He was of
fered $12 per ton by suffering sheep
men, but he bad 15,000 lambs on feed
and preferred to take his chances on
the market, so fed the expensive hay
to his lambs.
No state is better adapted to sheep
growing than North Dakota. Here la
a good chance for those interested In
this line of farming. Get a small
flock to start with, and learn how easy
it is to raise this class of live stock.
It requires hut little work except ad
lambing time, though they must have
careful oversight. Grow corn, clover
and alfalfa to feed them these orope
all grow well and are soil improvers,
as are also the sheep. The animal
with the godlen hoof, so called from
the fact that where It feeds the soU
According to the central experiment
station, Ottawa, Can., the composi
tion of the average poultry manure is
aa follows: Water, 66 per cent. ni
trogen, 2 to 9 per cent. phosphoric
add, 2 to 5 per oent. potash, 8 to
per cent. This analysis would plaoa
the value per ton at $6 to $8.50.
Bggs should be shipped to market
at leaat every week and If they oaa
go twice a week much the better.
of names signed to petitions. La Fol
lette followers are not numerous, there
being only 210 signers on petitions fo
the senator up to last evening. The
only latt petition is signed by 35
voters Roosevelt petitions bear more
than 5,000 names.
Organization Was Perfected At
mond to Better the Grades.
Dlses Snow Crust for Sheep. mometers in the state at 25 above
Earl.—Heavy snows in this vicinity, zero, the snow practically all melted
followed by thaws and rains that! and apring three weeks off, the actual
formed a heavy crust, caused much' work of the North Dakota Better
apprehension to sheepmen. The sheep Farming association is actively undei
were "unable to break through the way and seven agricultural Experts
crust for forage and there was grave are in the Held in their respective die
danger of hundreds starving to death.) tricts, getting the North Dakota farm
Ft. J. McArtbur, however, solved ths' er started on a scientific batls for
problem by using an ordinary disc,' season's crops.
which he uses on his fields in the
summer This broke up the crust in
fine shape and the sheep were able to
get at the grass below. Other sheep
men are following his example.
Bowman.—Unwilling to longer be
responsible for his appearance at the
June term of the district court, when
he must face trial on a charge of horse
stealing, bondsmen for Laben Woods
have surrendered him to Bowman au*
thorities and he is now a pr3oner in
the county jail. The Woods case ia
,in outgrowth of the murder several
years ago of Adelbart Crowe by Den
ver Woods, Laben Woods' brother, and
it is charged that Laben Woods stole
a horse at that time in making his do
Hetler is president, Fred Hansen Is
vice president, and Matt Duffey is seo
retary and treasurer.
GOING IN FOR GOOD STOCK. I
Farmers Near Esmond, N. D., Form a
Esmond.—Farmers In the vicinity
of Esmond have formed the United
Stock Breeders' association, and will
import thoroughbred Holstein cattle
and other stock. A board of five di
rectors was elected to manage the af
fairs of the association. W. P. Hetler
was elected president, Fred Hansen
vioe president, and Matt Duffer
fully presented him with a mole ha
Was overcome with Joy.
didn't see what you oouM do
jWith Tin animal that liked to kick and.
tack better than anything else."
Ts got dat all planned," said Uncle
jErastus, solemnly. "When I harnesses
idat animile into my eyart, if he acta
Signers, Taft contumacious an' starts in to back,
PS gwine to take him right out*n del
ejyart, turn it round an' den harnesai
North Dakota State News
Tagus.—A lire department was or
Taylor.—There are many rabbits r»
ported around Taylor.
Bowbells.—Bowbells had a success
ful farmers' institute.
St. Thomas.—A sixteen-pieoe band
has been organized here.
St. Thomas. The Sopher house
here was burned last week.
Kindred.—A commercial club has
been organized at Kindred.
Washburn. Washburn defeated
Wilton at basketball 99 to 8.
Gackle.—A German society was or
ganized here with H. F. Berllnke presi
Carpio. There was a successful
rabbit hunt near here. Five men
killed sixty-five bunnies.
Fargo. C. A. Hasselquist of
Fargo, has been appointed collet
tor of customs at St. Paul.
Mandan. The people of Mandan
want the Milwaukee to extend forty
miles and run into that town.
Fargo.—Students In the engineering
school at the North Dakota agricultur
al college held an electrical ahow.
Minot.—Walter L. Houser, campaign
manager for Senator La Follette, ad
dressed several hundred progressive
republicans here. He predioted La
Follette would hold the balance of
power In the convention.
Alinnewaukan. A. E. Hutchinson,
of this city, will be a candidate for
the republican nomination for com
missioner of agriculture and labor.
W. C. Gilbreath, the incumbent, has
already announced he is a candidate
Fargo.—Joe T. Purcell, a Fargo com
mercial traveler, has announced his
candidacy for railroad commissioner
on the republican ticket. He has
made this announcement publi in
several places throughout the state
in the last fortnight.
Fargo.—A Cass county farmer will
raise a number of colts this spring,
has eighteen cows giving milk, about
300 poultry, sixty hogs, and plenty of
hay and feed—and he doesn't intend
to seed a great deal of wheat this year.
He has solved the problem.
Drayton. There was a double
funeral here when the last rites
were offered for H. W. Wallace,
the banker, and his son, Rex Wallace,
who, after killing his parent, com
mitted suicide. The two bodlee were
interred in the Drayton cemetery, side
Fargo.—With the government,ther-
Drayton. Back of the double
tragedy enacted here when Rex
B. Wallaoe killed his father and
then committed suicide in the bank,
because his parent had refused to ad
vance him money, was an affair of
the heart. A torn telegram, found near
I the scene of the tragedy, leads to this
belief. When put together the name
of the person to whom it had been
sent could not be read, but the senBe
I of the message was that young Wal
I lace was to meet some woman in Fort
CATTLE MEN MEET
Bowman.—Slaying a wolf with his
bare hands, Bert Thorson, a resident
of this county, has sprang into the
same class as former United States
Marshal Abernathy of Oklahoma, one
I of Mr. Roosevelt's friends,
Thorson had set a trap for wolves
1 which had been killing sheep of late
in that neighborhood and when he
visited the trap in the morning found
a large wolf captive. He shot ths
animal with a small caliber rifle which
Esmond. Organization of the Es- only incited the brute to break loose
mond Cattle association with the ob- from the trap but rather lose
Ject in view of raising the standard bis quarry Thorson, who is a of
of cattle breeds in this section has powerfuj physique, seized the beast
been perfected by the farmers. W. P. by the hind legs, whirled it around his
head and dashed it to the ground.
Grand Forks.—The New Roekford
Commercial club has a plan of pro
moting Immigration which was
presented to the North Dakota Fed
eration of Commercial clubs at the
meeting to be held in Grand Forks
Feb. 28 and 29. This plan has been
worked out to many details and the
Now Roekford club will ask the state
organization to take a hand in carry
ing out the idea.
Among the speakers were Paul
Campbell, president of the Northwest
ern Development League D. M. Neill,
of Red Wing, Minn., president of the
Minnesota Federation of Commercial
clubs Thomas Cooper, director of the
nojutrw, Better Farming association of North
When the family for which TTnol* Dakota, and C. M. Thurber, secretary
iBrastus had worked so long and faitfv-1 Dakota Fire Preventive
Founders' Day Celebrated.
Grand Forks. Many former stu
dents of the university were in Grand
Forks for the annual observance of
Founders' day. At the banquet, James
Twamley, Tracy R. Bangs, 8. G. Skul
ason, George Shafter and Dean Joseph
Kennedy spoke. One of the most in
teresting features of the celebration
was messages from 'ormer faculty
dat mule In hlndslde befo'. DatH hu-j university. In the afternoon the Uni
znor him, an' it'll get my cyart up daf varsity of North Dakota basketball
hill Jes' de same."—Youth's Compaq team played the agricultural college
and forme, /residents of the
Genuine imported Swiss Cheese. Cflffe
Very fine. Lb
Imported Norwegian jlffo
Goat Cheese. Lb ®HJu
Limburger Cheese, in 2 lb. block. Rflfl
Per block villi
Skim Cheese (Pulhost). I CM
Eitra fresh and good. Lb lull
"Rose Leaf" Primost, the finest QOft
Primost on the market. Per block .. WUH
Gammelost in jars. Aftl*
Per jar fUu
3 K. Fat Norway Herring.
Ramstad later was arrested by one
of the parties whose arrest he caused
and Is being sued for big damages
for false airest.
Anton EncKson's petitions for Re
publican delegate to the national eon
ventlon, Is being circulated over the
state. Mr. Erlckson hopes to ba
elected delegate at large.
William Collins of Bottineau, can
didate for state Democratic candidate
for notional committeeman, has with
drawn. in favor of John Bruegger of
Williston, whom he declares would
unite and strengthen the party.
Seven yonng ladies have implored
Editor Trohshaw of the Cooiperstown
Courier to And them suitable bus
hands. They give their ages as from
20 to 27 rears.
The Burlington Reporter hears that
gophers were seen during the warm
spell, but the editor doesn't vouch for
A glandered hone owned by Olnf
C. Hanson, a Ryder farmer,, was shot,
This Is the only case of glanders in
the Ryder territory hi along time.
Mary Ida Torr of TTpham, will be a
fcandfdatel for .sapiertntemdent of
schools of iMcTTenry county.
Miss Inez Herzog returned Friday
from a week's visit with Miss Anna
Sundre of Logan.
The Ladies' Aid of the United Lu
theran church will meet March 1st, at
Mrs. L. B. Larson's home.
Mr. John Underdahl made a busi
ness trip out thru tho hills Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Ball and two daugh
ters are visittng with Mrs. Ball's
mother, Mrs. Somers. Miss Fran
ces Soxners returned with them.
Miss Josephlfte Underdahl visited
with (Miss Grace Rose of Minot a few
E E E
We keep constantly on hand imported and domestic delicatessen in
Holland Milchers. CI OR
Very fine Herring. 10 lb. keg vlitu
Imported large Cocfish, |Cn
6 to 8 lbs. to the tish. Per lb Iww
Superior Trout 10 I On
Nice fish. Per lb .Ifc I fcU
138 E. 1st St. Phone 33.
GOAT CASE COMING UP
Famous Ryder Case to be Heard at
Present Term of Court—Pete
Ramstad Sued for False
The sequel to the famous Ryder
goat case will come up at the pres
ent term of court. Nearly three
years ago, Pete Ramstad, than living
at Ryder, had four Ryderites and two
citizens from Plaza arrested for steal
ing his goat and afterwards causing
it to be killed. Pete sued for $50,
the price he claimed the goat waa
worth, and after fhe fellows were ar
rested he settled for $30- The case
to date has cost Pete about $50 and
he has about concluded he^s the goat.
Pete had a couple of deputy sheriffs
busy and the case coat the fellows
jimpfidatled Jabout $200. Fete de
clares that the goat was taken from
his barn to an alleged pig and later
one ot the felloiwa hired another for
fifty cents to kill the goat.
Fish and Canned Goods
Below we quote you a few prices, which are
the lowest this class of goods can be sold for
A dance will be given at Mr. Chas.
Norwegian Sardines in Olive Oil. |C«
Per tin Iwu
Nwwegian Sardines in bouillon. OR A
Pe7tin 15c, 2 for Z0C
2 ration Norwegian Fish Balls.
4 ration Norwegian Fish Balls.
2 ration Norwegian Meat Balls.
2 ration Norwegian Mackerel.
M. O. SEGLEN & CO.
days last week.
Mr. Jens Skulberstad of Ryder was
a Drady visitor last week.
A party was given at the home ot
Mrs. Marie Underdahl, Feb. 23rd, in
honor of Miss Hattlcrs birthday. The
evening waa passed with music and
gamea. Refreshments were served at
1 ration Herring in Tomato Sauce. ORA
2 ration Norwegian Herring Oflo
in Tomato Sauce Tin
2 ration Norwegian Herring, OAA
in Bouil on. Tin
No. 1 tin Codfish, corned and flaked. |CA
lib pkgs. Flat Bread. Ar.
"THE DEEP-TILLED FARM"
Enthusiastic South Dakota Farmer Erects Monument
to Deep Tilling Success.
Deep Tillage is interesting progress
ive farmers as never before. The
ablest experts are advocating it. Last
season's billion dollar crop damage by
drought proved the necessity of mak
ing a deep, porous seed bed. Farmers
who made deep seed beds that stored
the moisture in practically every case
made good crops, even in regions that
were baked by the long rainless period.
But it has been abundantly proved
that deep tilling doeB far more than
save the moisture. It increases the
productivity of the soil—enables it to
yield the maximum of plant food—
actually restores the land to its full,
Fred Bossen of Platte is one of the
thousands of farmers who have dem
onstrated the value of deep tilling to
their own and their neighbors' satis
Mr. Bossen's 1911 cornfield has be
come famous. It was tilled with the
Spalding Deep Tilling Machine 12 to
16 inches deep, while adjoining land
was prepared for corn by ordinary
shallow plowing 5 to 6 inches deep, Mr.
Bossen's cornfield produced Just double
the yield of the adjoining field. It
took only 120 ears of corn from the
deep tilled ground to make a bushel,
whereas ISO ears from the shallow
plowed ground were required to fill
the bushel measure.
So pleased is Mr. Bossen with the
Spalding Deep Tilling Machine's work
that he has named his farm The Deep
Tilled farm. He wrote to the Gale
Manufacturing Company of Albion,
Mich., last summer:
"I have named my farm The Deep
Tilled Farm and it is recorded under
that name. I also got a cement block
made with this name printed on it
in big letters. The block is 30 by 30
Inches and is mounted on top of a bis,
rock by tho roadside. It looks good
and will make a great advertisement.
"My farm advertises for Itself, how
ever, as I have a better all-around crop
than can be found for miles and miles.
"I have a splendid garden. The po
tatoes are fine wjjiere I used the Deep Till
ing Machine. Right beside it I put some
in with a common plow, and did the work
as well as a man could, but I have only
little potatoes there, and right in the next
row, that is, on tho deep tilled land. I have
nice, blsr potatoes of fall size. My cornfield
has nice, big stalks and has just come into
bloom. I planted some the 16th of
May and some from the 25th up to
the 1st of June, but It is looking fine
Testimony as to the big gains made
by deep tillage pours in from all points.
Lewis Roschi of Meadville, Pa,,
writes us under date of Nov. 17 about
an interesting test made on his farm.
In March, 1911, one-half of a field was
deep tilled with the Spalding Machine,
and the other half was plowed with an
ordinary moldboard plow. The results
are given in Mr. Roschi's own words
Minot, N. 0.
Piatt's place Fab. 29th. The music
will be furnished by Platt'a turtles
Misa Josephine Underdahl win be
gin to teach Burt school No. 2 Feb.
Miss Fannie Brown of Minot was a
Drady visitor last weak.
Mr. Torry Sand haa been driving
the stage for Mr. Lea lately.
"This I seeded down in oats and har
vested same in August. I was careful
to keep close track of the number of
bundles which were thrown from my
binder in plowing down the stretch by
the Spalding Deep Tilling Machine, as
well as going up the stretch plowed
by the ordinary plow, and I found that
the number of bundles were about
equal, but I noticed the great difference
in the amount of weeds on the part of the
field plowed with the Spalding Machine^
It was perfectly clear of all weeds, while
that part plowed by the ordinary plow
showed a large growth of docks and other
"When the time came for threshing
the men who assisted me kept as close
track as possible as to the numbeix
of bundles required to make a bushel of
oats. The bundles which were taken
off the deep plowed ground averaged
fourteen to the bushel and It required
nineteen or twenty bundles grown on
the shallow plowed ground to make
"I wish to say further that the sea
son was a very poor one for oats in our
section, as they did not seem to fill
out as ordinarily.
"I further noticed that the ground
which was plowed by the Spalding Ma
chine was moist to a great depth, while
the shallow plowed ground was very dry.
"In September I was pleased to gef
the use of the Spalding Deep Tilling
Machine and have plowed my entire
field with it which I propose to seed
in wheat and will he able to give a
very good report, no doubt, on the har
vesting of the crops this next season."
Here are some of the reports collect
ed by the Gale Manufacturing Com
J. H. Scofleld, Minot, N. D., says
"The Spalding Deep Tilled Flax yielded
50 per cent more than flax from shal
low tilled ground. At $2 per bushel,
the Increase averaged $15 to the acre."
W. B. Cole, Palnesville, Ohio, esti
mates 60 to 80 per cent increase in
rye crpp, in field tilled with Spaldinpr
Deep Tilling Machine, as compared
with rye on adjoining shallow tilled
J. H. Plnson, Gelger, Ala., says: "The
yield of corn on land tilled with the
Spalding was more than doublewhat it has
J. W. Jefferson, Springfield, 111., says:
"My Spalding Deep Tilled ground
showed an increase of 25 per cent in
corn and 50 per cent in wheat."
McP. Leavens, Secy., W. H. Zlndle
Land & Live Stock Co., Kaycee, Wyo.,
writes, September 24th, 1911: "Oats
on Spalding Deep Tilled ground will go
100 bushels to the acre and wheat 60
bushels never was better grown."
The Gale Manufacturing Company of
Albion, Michigan, manufacturers of the
Spalding Deep Tilling Machine, has a
large amount of live, up-to-date facts
on deep tillage which they will be
pleased to send any of our readers.