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To Minot Workingmen and of the 29th
Vote for John H. Burns
You are about to elect four men to represent you at the next ses
sion of the legislature. In presenting JOHN H. BURNS to you as
one whom you should vote for, we believe we are doing a service
to the Workingmen, as well as to ourselves. Far too often has the
Siren call of the party organs misled us and the workingmen have
been entirely forgotten. We believe we are in the same boat as the
farmers who got together, and in a storm of protest carried all be
fore them in the Primary Election. The same interest they complain
of never gave us workingmen anything, for it is a known fact in our
repeated trials to secure some remedial legislation, we have been un
cermoniously turned down. We refer to a Mechanics Lien Law, on
personalty, whereas, any workman who makes, alters or repairs any
personal property shall have some measure of protection from the
grasping hand of the big interests, who take the property and the
workman's labor with it. As the Law now stands, once the property
has left the workman's hands, he has no recourse whatever, and his
labor is often lost, and in most cases it is the big fellow who is that
much ahead. We don't believe the people of North Dakota intend
that the workman should be beaten out of his pay, but such a lack
of legislative protection exists, that thousands of dollars are lost, and
it is hoped by the election of such men as JOHN H. BURNS to the
legislature this law can be passed. Two years ago the Mechanics
Association appointed John H. Burns chairman of a legislative com
mittee to again try and get this law, and a year ago, at their conven
tion held at Grand Forks, he was again appointed. He is also secre
tary of the local branch of the same association, being re-elected
each year, and the boys couldn't think of having anyone else. He has
always taken an active interest in his brother workers' welfare, and
as chairman of the legislative committee did an immense pile of
work for the interest of his fellow workers, and honest constructive
legislation. We workingmen freely and of our own accord and our
own expenses, make this appeal to you to vote for JOHN H. BURNS,
the VILLAGE BLACKSMITH.
In the merchandise we sell, in the repair
work we do, in any service pertaining t: the jsVetiry line—
we offer you the best there is.
The Quality of This Service
is made most attractive by the low prices we charge.
A baby girl came to brighten the
home of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Haws last
Sunday school and preaching ser
vices were well attended here Sun
We are hard pressed for money
more for news, as everybody is so busy
attending to their own affairs. Plow
ing, and various other farm employ
ments take up considerable amount of
Uniform excellence prevails at this store.
THE QUAL/TY STORE
Rolf Bros finished threshing for G.
A. Nettleton last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Glunt attended
preaching and Sunday school here last
WAVER LY HOTEL BLOCK, Mtuor, N.DAK.
their time just at present, some even
plowing on Sunday, sometimes called
the Day of Rest and Idleness.
George Lindsay and family, A. I,.
Peterson and family, Mrs. Michael and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed M. Exe were enter
tained at the Diamond Stock Farm
Jasper Zieske was out duck hunting
last Sunday but we are unable to say
whether he found his (duck) or not.
We understand Fred Farley and
family have moved to town.
Rev. and Mrs. Zimmerman are occu
pying part of the Mark's residence
We Are Headquarters for tbe
Famous Round Oak Stoves
and Ranges and Cole's Hot
Jacobson & Fugelso Hardware Company
while waiting for their new home to
Jake Tiedeman, Andrew Johnson
and James Cameron left Tuesday for
a "goose hunt" near Devils Lake.
H. G. Schrimpf of Minneapolis is
spending a few days in Douglas.
Mr. Milke has resigned his position
with Kragness Bros.
The new pastor of the M. E. church
—Rev. Green—and family arrived in
Douglas this week.
Frank Keefe came up from Bismarck
Tuesday for a few days' visit with his
Olga Ansrud and Cecil Gust were
married Saturday evening at the Luth
eran parsonage by Rev. Kildahl. The
couple will reside in Douglas.
A baby daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. E. Berg Oct. 29.
T. N. HENDERSON
Republican Nominee for Clerk odf the
I was legally nominated for the of
fice of Clerk of District Court on the
Republican ticket at the June Primar
ies. I have served several years as
Deputy Clerk of the District Court and
believe my experience has qualified
me for the position I am seeking. I
want to thank all my friends and vot
ers for the support received at the
primaries, and will assure you that
your support again on November 7
will be appreciated by me.
Pol. Advt. T. N. HENDERSON.
NOT ft "GRQND -MOTHER OP THE
REGIMEN7""- ONLY FIELD GURKD.
In spite of her martial appearanc
this aged woman is not a "daughte
of the regiment," nor even a "grand
mother of the regiment," but she
serving her country, France, just th
same, as a "garde Champtre," or fiel
guard. Owing to the scarcity of able
bodied men, France has drafted int
her service every possible woman anc
Frank Opening Sentence.
Mr. X., the London subeditor, was
asked to write an article on supersti
tion and imbecility. When the article
was printed the opening sentence was
found to be as follows: "That imbe
cility is not on the wane perusal of
the following lines will amply demon
Where the crowds rub elbows, the
polite man is now too often one who
has something to sell. He is suave,
bland, conciliatory, and compliment
ary, and it is an axiom in business
that the poorer the article, the smooth
er must be the salesman. A grotesque
situation—this assumption of the un
natural for a purpose clearly visible
to the one it is desired to influence
—often by the concealment of truth.—
Alan Southern in Harper's Magazine.
lv«n the Terrible Lived Up to Hit
Name In Building It.
One of tlie most extraordinary and
fantastic Christian places of worship
In the world is the (Julliedrul of Mos
cow, known as Vaslli Blajennl, strange
not only In outline and conception, but
••en stranger In Its history,
No one knows the architect's name,
but the story goes that tbe czar or
dered big eyes to be put out directly
tbe churcb was completed, so that be
should never be able to surpass bis
Tbe Idea of tbe building was Inspired
by tbe wickedest and maddest mon
arch who ever sat on a throne—Ivan
tbe Terrible, czar of Muscovy.
The architecture Is in every respect
extravagant and barbaric, and tbe col
oring Is garish In the extreme. It has
nine chapels, roofed by nine cupolas,
each different and each stranger than
tbe other. One resembles a pineapple,
another a melon, a third Is said to ape
a hedgehog in its appearance, and tbe
rest are more or less grotesque. Some
are gilt others are painted in brilliant
Indeed, the only description Is that
It is a nightmare of a churcb, the fit
ting legacy of a ruler who grilled bis
counselors In frying pans and clothed
his subjects In bearskins in order that
trained dogs might worry and tear
them to pieces.—Strand Magazine.
LET HER HAVE HER OWN WAY.
Then, Saye This Student of Femininity,
She Will Despise You.
Are you tired of your wife? Do yon
wish that she would get a divorce?
Are you weary of your sweetheart
and desirous of another one?
Maybe I can help you.
Do not treat badly that woman of
whom you are tired. You will accom
plish nothing in that way.
Let her have her own way in every
thing. Yield to her absolutely. Let
her believe that she can dominate yon
It is she who will eventually sever
tbe connection then if you only show
a little patience and persist in your
quiet efforts to show her that she Is
For women soon cease to esteem tbe
man whom they have completely en
slaved. They value homage, but only
the homage of a master. Make your
self a woman's slave and you need not
worry about gettting rid of her. She
will get rid of you.
And this method of breaking an en
gagement or getting rid of a wife will
appeal particularly to those scrupulous
persons who wish always to feel that
they have been quite honorable.—New
York Evening Sun.
Saved Storage Charger-
Young men with meager salaries
evolve financial makeshifts abhorrent
to Uie moral and physical sensibili
ties^ their opulent elders. Said one
young sprig of boarding bouse gentil
ity t? another who expected to seek
new quarters upon bis return from a
two months' trip on the road:
"What are you going to do with all
this persona] truck that is cluttering
up your room? It will cost you any
how a dollar a month for storage."
"Nlot the way I am working things,"
said the "man who was going away.
"I have purposely refrained from pay
ing board for four weeks, and tbe
landlady will hold my stuff. Of conrse
I shall square up when I come back
and get It again, and In the meantime
».• it free storage."—Ex
Why Maguey Blooms Are Rare.
A maguey plant in bloom is a sight
one seldom sees in Mexico, for the
reason that tbe stem is cut at its base
and hollowed out and the sap that
would have gone into the flower Is
collected and converted into that evil
smelling, criminal making concoction
called pulque. When the sap gathers
—at the rate of ten to fifteen pints a
day—peons pass from plant to plant
and with their mouths to one end of
a tube suck it up and then discharge
it into containers made of pigskins,
flung, saddlebags fashion, across tbe
back of an uncurried donkey. The
liquid is then carried to the central
station, where it Is "ripened" in vats
of untanned cowhide.—National Geo
"You stepped right In front of that
automobile. If the driver hadn't turn
ed sharply you might have been killed."
•'True: very true."
"Were you trying to commit sui
"No. I took out an accident insur
ance policy yesterday, and I was Just
experimenting to see what sort of pro
tection it would give me. By jinks, it
worked like a charm!"—Birmingham
Tbe difference between rising In the
morning at S and 7 o'clock In tbe
space of forty years—supposing a man
to go to bed at the same hour at
night—is nearly equivalent to the ad
dition of ten years to a life of three
score years and ten.
"Can I see you apart for a moment?"
"You mean alone, don't you?"
"Exactly. I want tbe loan of a
As She Learned.
Mrs. Mlnchley—My little daughter
has learned to play tbe piano in no
time. Mrs. Bowkes—Yes, I've beard
her playing that way.
Do not take upon yourself load of
hatred. It Is a heavier load tbsn yon
thlni.-nilme de Sevigne.
Facts About Juvenile Court
Eighth Judicial District
The Juvenile Court has been in active operation in this district for ft
little over a year.
No. of girls in delicate condition sent to Florence Crittenden
Home, the Good Shepherd's and other homes for care and
schooling and care of child 10
No. of girls sent to Reform Institutions 10
No. of delinquent girls who were allowed to marry 8
Homes procured for girls to work and attend school 53
Mothers' Pensions handled y— 6
Permanent adoption of minors, (It is a practice of this Court
not to allow permanent adoptions until the children have
been on trial in the home for from six months to a year)
Prosecutions instigated for Rape and Bastardy, (five of whom
have been tried and received penitentiary sentences) total
Prosecutions instigated for White Slavery, (The Williams case,
only one tried so far—defendant now serving 15 years sen
tence in Federal prison) total 4
Prosecutions instigated for giving liquor to minors 6
Prosecutions instigated for enticing females 4
Unlawful cohabitation cases 3
Actions and arrests for non-support 10
Boys sent to the Reform School 8
Homes secured for boys to work and attend school on farms
and in city
Juveniles taken up and returned to homes of their own outside
of this District
No. of delinquents sent to Feeble Minded School 1
No. of children sent to North Dakota Children's Home 5
Juveniles addicted to wanderlust located and returned to their
homes or placed in the care of Juvenile Courts in other
Winnipeg, Canada 1
Sioux City, Iowa 2
Velva .— 1
Seattle, Wash. 1
St. Paul 2
County,—now holding positions
Deaths of Juveniles:
Baby boy, 5 mo., pneumonia
Baby boy, 11 days, syphilis
Girl, 15 years, typhoid
Total number of dependent, delinquent and neglected children
handled during the year
Actually on parole at this time, (balance of 292 have been
otherwise disposed of or discharged) 77
Family homes investigated, visited and assistance rendered
No. of girls given shorthand and business course in my office
during the past year without expense to them or to the
JUVENILE COURT REPORTS TABULATED
Tel. Stationery R. R. Fare Gen. Exp.
Half of L. D. & and and & care for
1915. Office Rent Janitor Postage Livery Juveniles Total
June $15.00 $ 6.21 $33.75 $28.00 $ 67.00 $151.96
July __ 15.00 4.36 0.00 4.00 124.00 147.36
August 15.00 5.00 6.00 31.20 110.00 167.20
September 15.00 5.00 8.50 4.50 126.00 159.00
October ... 15.00 5.00 2.00 0.00 130.00 152.00
November 15.00 5.00 1.00 0.00 122.00 143.00
December 15.00 6.21 1.00 0.00 125.50 147.71
January 15.00 6.22 1.00 18.00 133.75 173.97
February 15.00 10.37 4.00 11.25 135.00 175.62
March 15.00 7.37 2.15 5.75 133.50 165.27
April 15.00 23.08 19.87 5.25 160.25 233.45
May 15.00 12.77 5.75 21.45 165.55 220.52
June __ 15.00 12.63 6.08 10.75 164.75 209.21
July 15.00 12.30 6.00 14.00 215.00 262.30
August 15.00 12.42 20.02 15.00 229.40 291.84
September 15.00 17.71 12.90 20.50 317.30 383.41
$240.00 $151.65 $132.02 $189.65 $2460.50 $3173.82
The salary of the Juvenile Commissioner is fixed by law at $5.00 per day,
so there can be no argument about that and it is included in the above state
ment under "General Expenses."
At first glance it would seem that this is a big expense. Let us take a»
example: Last fall I sent a fourteen-year-old girl to one of the regular
Homes it cost $60.00 to buy her some little clothing she needed, to pay
her fare and the fare of Miss Marshall down and back December cost $12.50,
and in January when a big blue-eyed boy arrived I paid $15.00 for the doctor
and $15.00 for her care then in February she started to school and board
and supplies came to $16.97 March $17.15, and so on each month until now
her total is $233.17, but she has had a year's schooling and care and soon
she is going to her home, and I know to be better for our trouble. As shown
by this statement above, I have had ten such cases but not all were so ex
pensive, as some have given up their babies and returned to work sooner.
The Florence Crittenden Home of Fargo has been paid this year $299.67,
and the Child's Rescue Society of Minot, which has been of valuable assist
ance since its organization last year, has been paid $148.83 from Ward Coun
ty and has taken care of children from other counties in the District and has
placed two little girls out for permanent adoption.
Then the law requires that when commitments are to be made, that the
testimony be preserved for reference, and it has cost $692.20 for court re
porters but what would that amount to twenty years from now if the ques
tion of the paternity of one of those babies should be raised in court Legal
process must be served, and that costs $244.15. By arrangements with Mr.
Hall, Superintendent of the North Dakota Children's Home of FaBgo, we can
place dependent children with him for custody and care until they are 21
years of age by paying $90.00 each in advance: that looks chean to take a
child and care for it until it becomes of age but five I have sent him, making
a total of $450.00.
Perhaps the most difficult proposition is the handling of girls afflicted
with infectious diseases. The Reform School and other institutions will not
accept them in that condition, and I have had to obtain treatment for three
girls at the hospital this year before they could be committed, and that costs
Perhaps I should say a word to you about the three deaths which occur
red in the year. The little boy who was left on the doorstep of a resident of
Minot last fall died after a short illness after he had been placed in a home
on trial for adoption in the northern part of the state. The fifteen-year-old
girl was taken to her home in Hatton, North Dakota, from Minot when she
was taken sick. Everything was done that doctors could do, but after three
weeks she passed away. The eleven-days-old boy was the off-spring of a
So the oublic can fairly judge of the work, I submit the statement of the
only other Juvenile Court in the state actively in operation:
Following is a summary of business transacted by the Juvenile Com
missioner of the Third District of North Dakota, for the fifteen (15) months,
from June 5, 1915, to and including August 31, 1916:
Investigations conducted involving dependent, neglected
and delinquent boys 428
Same, girls 132 560
Of these children, 12 were given out for adoption 23 were placed
in family homes for temporary care and training 17 were
placed in local institutional homes (Children's Home, St.
John's Orphanage and Florence Crittenden Home) 53 were
put on parol, under a probationary system calling for
weekly, bi-weekly or monthly report of conduct 6 were
placed under individual guardianship 5 were committed to
the state reform school at Mandan, and 344 were specially
admonished and kept under observation of juvenile officers
for terms varying from 30 days to 12 months.
Total Cost of Maintaining the Juvenile Court for the Time Above
Compensation of Juvenile commissioner at $5.00 per diem
for 15 months $1890.00
Cost of board and care of dependent children, wards of the
court, including necessary expenditures allowed for
clothing and medicines (medical and surgical care being
voluntarily contributed by physicians and surgeons 2658.94
Office stationery and supplies, including telephone rental— 131.12
Paid witnesses for attendance at hearings 18.10
Total cost $4698.16
Dated Fargo, N. Dak., September 1, 1916.
—Albert B. Guptill,
Juvenile Commissioner, Third Judicial District, N. Dak.
Judge Guptill's district cost was $4,698.16 for 15 months, which is $1,
524.75 more than the cost here for 16 months, and his district is about half
JOHN E. BURKE,