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v, rAOUi jjOLUbt CounerJBemocrat. A. I. KCEHMSTEDT, Prop. Published every Thursday morning at Lang don, Cavalier county, North Dakota. Entered at the Post office of Langdon as mail natter of the Sncond Class. Subscription $1.50 per aunum Canada $2.00 per annum. Advertising rates on application. Communications must be received by Tuesday noon to receive prompt attention. NORTH DAKOTA PROGRESSES. Tne report of the census burean upon agricultural statistics in North Dakota is one more glowing advertisement for this state. The rapid strides which were made during the past decade are to be pointed to with pride by all the citizens of the commonwealth. The number of farms increased from 45,332 in 1900 to 74,360 in 1910. There has been nearly 100 per cent increase in the number of acres of farm property, leaped from $252,266,761 in 1900 to $974,814,205 in 1910, a percentage of incease of 281.9. This would be a phenomenal record in any state save North Dakota, where countless opportunities await all. and where prosperity comesjto every thrifty and industrious settler. The average value of each acre of land within the borders of the cota monwealth has increased from $11.15 to $25.69, or over $125 per cent. Values wfll never be any lower, and the average price will ascend considerably jhigher before the next census is taken. Kight now is a good time for settlers to come to North Dakota if they want to secure splendid land at a reasonable price. The deplored feature ®f the report is that which shows that the average size of the farms has iaceased to 383.3 acres. In Cavalier county the average size of 347.1 acres. It is to be hoped that the census of 1920 will see these figures fcut more than one-half. Small farms] and people to dwell thereon will bring the population of the state into the mil lions, instead of into the) hundreds of thousands, as it is now computed.^ The Forum is again howling about Gov. Burke's poor business methods. Lut us hope we'll not have a chance to experience any of Hanna's methods.— Washburn Loader. Governor Burke in his trip with the western governors did splendid work in advertising the resources and many ad vantages of our own North Dakota. 'J lie Governor was not backward in bringing to the attention of the people of the east the splendid opportunities presented by our climate, soil and the spirit of progress and enterprise which is in our people.—Pink Paper. Of one thing in particular will North Dakotans who have followed the party take a pardonable pride in. That is that wherever the governors came in contact with the big men and big business, and were really put in the lime light before a whole nation, the utter ances anJ attitude of North Dakota's governor were always creditable to him self and the state he represented. Re gardless of politics, be stacks up with the biggest and best of them —Sheldon Progress (rep.) Chairman McArthur of the demooratic state committee, gives out the informa tion through an interview in the Courier News, that arrangements for the demo cratic love feast at Fargo on the 17th and 18th inst., are progressing better than he had at first hoped and that many noted speakers will be present. It is possible Mr. Bryan will be in attend ance and it is to be hoped he will. His presence would bring out pretty nearly every democrat in the state who could get away from home, as North Dakota democracy thinks preity much as Mr. Bryan does on almost every political question. GET YOUR MONEY BACK If This Medicine Does Not Satisfac torily Benefit You Practicing physicians making a spe cialty of stomach troubles are really re sponsible for the formula from which Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets are made. We have simply profited by the experi ence of experts. Our experience with Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets leads us to believe them to be an excellent remedy for the relief of acute indigestion and chronic dyspepsia. Their ingredients arejsoothing and heal mgtothe inflamed membranes of the stomach. They are rich in pepsin, one •f the greatest digestive aids known to medioine. The relief they afford is almost immediate. Their use with per sistency and regularityjfor a short time kelps to bring about a cessation of the jains caused by stomach disorders. Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets aid to insure bealthy appetite, aid digestion, and pro note nutrition. As evidence of our sincere faith in Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets If we ask you to try them at our risk they do not give you entire satisfaction, we-will return you the money you paid us for them, without question or mality. They come in three sizes, price 25 cents, 50 cents, and $1.00. Remem ber, you can obtain them [only at our ^tore—The Rexall Stjre. H. E. Close & Co. This is the year for Langdon bache ors to organize. ....... .. Concerning Cats. "The harmless, necessary cat" is a food deal to the fore nowadays. Some Massachusetts sportsmen who deny its harmlessness and allege that its iu dispensableness, like the reports of Mark Twain's demise, has been gross ly exaggerated, wish to compel by law the killing of all Tabbies except those n-v^iHi to prevent the extinction of iPspecies and to keep the number of njiuases within the limits prescribed by the maintenance of a proper police force to deal with the mouse problem. They argue (by a chain of reasoning which recalls the famous concatena tion of syllogisms connecting clover, bumblebees, mice, cats and old maids) that cats destroy vast numbers of song and game birds that in their turn would kill billions of insects doing millions of dollars of injury to the crops and they thus seek, on economic grounds, to justify their attack upon the cherished pet of countless firesides. And now comes a Long Island cat skin company with an alluring pros pectus of the profits to be made by collecting stray felines on a "farm" and breeding them for their fur, for which there is said to be a good de mand. Once let the two interests— that which wishes to get rid of "the cat that walks by himself." slaying birds by day. and communes with oth ers of his kind, murdering sleep by night, and that which aims at cat con servation for commercial purposes only—strike hands, and we shall see the end of the free and unlimited coin age of cats several decades in advance of the extermination of the house fly. But before such an alliance is effected we may expect to hear a good deal from the humane societies and the numberless friends of pussy, organized and individual, and a contest of the Kilkenny variety may precede the final settlement of the question. In all seriousness, however, the keep ing of pets, both canine and feline, is a subject for more careful considera tion than it has yet received. Aside from the commercial objections to the unrestricted multiplication of mongrel curs that kill sheep and cats of no pedigree that kill birds, the sufferings of these poor beasts from neglect and active cruelty, aggravated by their superfluous numbers, should move the real friends of animals to some con certed action looking to the regulation of their breeding. The governor of Tennessee volun tarily spent a night in jail and declared it unpleasant. The opinion is shared by many1 men who go to jail because they have to. Using Waste Land. The campaign to use waste land in and around our cities, which has been carried on by Mr. Bolton Hall and oth ers, is being taken up by the United States department of agriculture. In line with his policy to use the machin ery of the department to help lower the cost of living. Secretary Wilson thinks the lands near the large cities should be used so that their markets for foodstuffs could be supplied with home grown products. Only recently 15,000 tons of potatoes reached New York from Scotland for New York city consumption. "Within an hour's ride of the greater city," says Secre tary Wilson, "there is enough unculti vated land to produce many times the amount of this cargo of potatoes, if only properly cultivated. "This applies not only to the potato crop, but to nearly all the trucking crops. And, too, this situation does not affect New York alone, but every city and community from Maine to Texas. "Washington is a fair example of the argument. There are thousands of acres of cheap lands in nearby Mary land and Virginia that would supply the Washington market with all the potatoes, cabbage and other truck crops it would consume. Instead, most of the supply of these farm products is shipped from a distance at. of course, a much higher cost than would be the case if they were produced in contiguous territory. "In th6 south our reports show that most of the potatoes, cabbage, eggs, butter and meats used are shipped from a distance. One of our agents reported that he ordered eggs for breakfast at a hotel in North Carolina and was informed that the train from Washington was late and there were no eggs to be had in the town. Within a radius of a few miles of this city is enough vacant land to supply nearly the entire state with eggs.. "The problem of supplying the mar kets "with home grown and home raised foodstuffs Is a serious one in the ques tion of the high cost of living, and when it is solved by the cultivation of the neglected acreage of lands I be lieve the whole problem will have been materially reduced." Andrew Carnegie says that "anybody can make money.'" What a lot of no bodies there must be in the world! King George went hunting with thir ty automobiles. That leaves huntinpr with a brass band far behind. Doc Cook has sued a newspaper for $100,000. Lecture engagements must be giving slim returns. President Sun. To those who play on words the fact that the first president of the republic of China is named Suu will be taken as a happy omen. There is something bright and hopeful about the name. It Is suggestive of the morning of a new era not only for China, but for the en tire orient. The cry that China is not reufly for self government has been ably an Iwered by Archibald R. Colquohoun in the Fortnightly Review. "The Chinese appear." says this writer, "from a pe riod antedating the dawn of reliable history to have possessed in a peculiar degree the Instinct of self government. The elaborate edifice of society, rest ing on the family, constitutes a na tional organization in itself and pos sesses immense authority." The writer goes into detail in showing that most of the functions of representative gov ernment as we know them are per formed directly in China through the heads of various families. It would appear from Mr. Colquo houn's article that a republic for China such as Sun Yat Sen proposes would be a federation of states on the United States model. When elected president Dr. Sun said he would resign as soon as the repub lic is firmly established. He also indi cated that he accepted only in case Yuan Shih Kai. the present premier, declined the presidency. That indicates patriotism and unselfishness of a high order. In a celebration of the advent of the republic by the Chinese of New York city the president of the Young China association said, "We shall adopt in place of Manchu corruption, American civic purity." The Chinese know their own people as Han. To the tune of "America" these New York Chinamen sang a song of which the following is in part a rough translation: The Han people, with hearts united, adore our nation. The blood of the Hans flowed so freely, therefore. That now the Manchu bites the dust And liberty will reign o'er Han forever. It should be a source of pride and in spiration to true Americans that their political ideals are thus taking root around the world. It should make them very jealous that these principles should be kept untarnished. While new republics are being born, now in Cuba, now in Portugal and now in China, and all modeled in some degree after the United States, it should make us resolved, as Lincoln said, that there shall be "a new birth of free dom" in our own land. 1'ilJsi UOUKiER-DEJyiOOKAT, TVHJK9DAI, JANUARY!!, 1912 J. A. EDGERTON. The Lincoln Memorial. It is proposed to erect in the city of Washington a fitting memorial to Abraham Lincoln. By universal con sent Lincoln is now ranked with Washington. These two are in a class by themselves. They are the greatest Americans, and beside them, at least as yet, there stands no third figure. Perhaps there may never be a third, yet it is impossible to place limits upon the future. It is designed to make the Lincoln memorial a companion piece to the Washington monument, equally strik ing, majestic and dignified. Yet it must be admitted that the plans dis cussed so far do not come up to the specifications. Among these plans may be mentioned a projected high way from Washington to Gettysburg, another proposed highway from Wash ington to Richmond, a bridge across the Potomac, a mall from the Wash ington monument to the capitol and a parking system in the vicinity of the White House. Highways, parks, malls and bridges are all good, but in what distinctive way would any of them fittingly typify the fame of Lincoln? The road from Washington to Gettys burg appeals to the imagination, for the reason that Washington was the place of Mr. Lincoln's labors and Get tysburg the scene of the chief battle field of the war, also of his own im mortal oration. Yet this road, if built, would be a highway for automobiles, and the nation is full of such. Little more can be said of the other plans. In the larger sense Lincoln needs no memorial. Yet if the nation embarks on the task of erecting one let it be of a majesty and sublimity in keeping with the man. Not only the aeroplane, but the mov ing picture, is playing a part in mod ern warfare. In Italy shows depicting scenes at the front are given to fire the war enthusiasm. In Tripoli shows depicting Italian scenes are given to keep the soldiers from being home sick. The moving picture catches them coming and going. The new sheriff of New York county wants women as his deputies. Judg ing by the freedom with which crim inals ply their vocation in New York, the women will probably do as well as the men. Scipio lived two centuries before Christ, but his slogan of "Carry the war into Africa" still dominates Eu rope. It is testified that the beef trust was born of a joke. Yes the Joke was on the public. yr1 The Republle of China. The miracle has happened, and the Oldest and least progressive of the great nations is on Its way to becom ing the first republic of. the orient. That China will become a republic was settled when Yuan Shih Kai and the throne agreed to the assembling of a national convention. In the magnitude of the change this was one of the greatest revolutions In human history, and yet it was achieved substantially In three months' time. The result is Immensely gratifying to all who love republican Institutions In fact as well as in name. For the lip servers who believe in everything about democracy except the rule of the people it will not be so wel come. They have been the loudest of those crying that China was not ready for a republic. The same thing was said of this country when we were struggling for Independence, of France in the days of the revolution and of every other land striving for liberty and popular government. If the doubting Thomases making such statements had been heeded there never would have been a republic on earth. The way for people to learn how to govern themselves is to govern themselves. That is what China is preparing to do. In France has been organized a na tional league against book lending. We should have such a society in America. In the absence of such, let each individual organize himself into such a league for the protection of his own books. With our large number of public libraries there is no excuse for the borrowing of books from private libraries. Sixteen babies in a courtroom in New York upset the court's dignity and yelled their contempt of court till the latter was driven to ignominious sur render in an adjournment. The ratio of sixteen to one was too much for that judge. It is estimated by people who are clever at compiling population figures that there will be 300.000.000 people in this country fifty years hence. Not with "only child" families and "no children allowed" apartments! Boston papers are still discussing the split infinitive. Well, perhaps splitting infinitives is not so bad as splitting hairs. There will soon be Ave Smiths in the United States senate. Almost enough to form a political party 1 War and Sentiment. The action of the Italian government In sending to the front moving picture films of scenes at home to cheer the soldiers In Tripoli and alleviate their homesickness evinces a paternal solici tude that is highly commendable. It is perhaps characteristic, too, of a nation which has produced from the same stock poets like Petrarch and Dante and tyrants like the Vlscontis and Sforzas, to mingle domestic sentimen tality with bloody warfare. The war minister doubtless knows his country men and is perhaps acting upon the hint of Tennyson's lines— A moment while the trumpets blow He sees his brood about thy knee The next, like fire, he meets the foe And strikes him dead for thine and thee. But it would be a nice question, in the case of American soldiers, whether such vivid recalling of their wives, children and sweethearts would not intensify rather than diminish home sickness. John G. A. Leishman, the new Amer ican ambassador to Germany, recently appeared at court in gold embroidered clothes. From the fur cap of Benja min Franklin to that sort of gilt and tinsel is a long step. Franklin did not need the flummery. Does Leishman? "The ultimate adoption of the re publican form of government by the English people," says a magazine writer, "is as certain as the rising of tomorrow's sun." British fogs some times delay the visible "rising of to morrow's sun" for several days. Frank J. Gould has presented to his chorus girl bride a rope of pearls val ued at $1,500,000. Three thousand American families could be found who have not between them that much total yearly income. A postal savings bank was estab lished in the Leland Stanford univer sity. Fourteen weeks later the total savings amounted to one lone dollar. That probably was deposited by the janitor. The Portuguese crown jewels are be ing sold. It may be that China will have a lot of royal baubles and junk to auction off soon. New York and Boston are arguing about what is mince pie. Some people regard mince pie as a disease. How ever, leave it to Dr. Wiley. For writing love poems to a young woman a Hackensack lawyer had to pay $5,000. If all poets could only be treated like this! 1 Are Americana Lawless? Senator Borah's indictment of the American people as being the most lawless on earth is liable to be a live topic for a long time to come. The reason is that it was so near the truth. It struck home. The only criticism of It is that it was too sweeping. Yet a little overstatement will do no harm If it succeeds in challenging public at tention to an undoubted abuse and langer. Among other things Senator Borah said: There is no place where life is BO taBe- cure against bomb or bullet, criminal laws so ineffectually enforced, corruption so little condemned by public opinion and defiance of law by the highest business 80 prevalent as in the United States. As we have already said, the state ment is too sweeping. There are places, and many of them, where life is more Insecure than in the United States. There are lands in which the laws are more laxly enforced, where all the evils complained of by the senator are worse than they are in America. The evils are bad enough without the superlatives. It is not necessary to slander the country and to condemn a whole people. Yet the overemphasis can be forgiven because of the laud able purpose behind it. Law should be more respected by our people and should be more rigidly enforced by our officials. Our courts are partly to blame, the lawyers partly to blame and the public at large partly to blame. We have so placed the emphasis on individuality and self government that we have thought too little of any other kind of government. We are so independent that we forget the duty and the grat itude we owe to society. It has required thousands of years for mankind to build up the institu tions now in existence. These institu tions came as the result of the experi ence and wisdom of all lands and all ages. They are often inadequate, often fail to fit changed conditions and often need developing or readjusting. Yet they are intended for our benefit, and in the main they do benefit us Im measurably. They were achieved as the result of long thought and labor, of sacrifices and martyrdoms, of blood and tears. The progress, comfort, se curity and happiness we now enjoy are chiefly due to them. The debt of grat itude we owe to society is infinite. We lack a keen sense of individual responsibility and social obligation. Perhaps our fault is due chiefly to thoughtlessness. We are a young na tion and share the defects of youth. Yet we must learn our lesson—the observance and enforcement of the law. "Getting Rich Quick." It would be pleasant to be able to say that the conviction of the Burr brothers for fraudulent use of the mails and their sentence to a year's imprisonment were at the same time a triumph of justice and a warning to overcredulous investors. Unfortu nately, no such comforting assurance is warranted by the facts. The crime for which the prisoners, then doing business in New York city, were arrested a year ago was the send ing through the mails of false and mis leading prospectuses of oil and mining projects. At the time of their appre hension the authorities charged that the firm had obtained between $40, 000,000 and $50,000,000 from people throughout the country who had "in vested" in their worthless securities. Even after their luxuriously furnished offices had been raided their poor dupes, in person and by letter, sought to throw their good money after bad into the coffers of these swindlers. When the precious pair emerge from their twelve months' retirement, if they feel that they need the excite ment—they can hardly need the money, for it is not conceivable that they have given up the greater part of their rich plunder to keep themselves out of jail or to minimize their sentences—of further promoting enterprises under a new name, they will doubtless find shoals of trustful innocents with more money than brains—say from $5 up— who will swallow their bait as readily as the other gudgeons on their "sucker list," for, notwithstanding their boast ed shrewdness, there are many thou* sands of members of the great Ameri can public to whom you can sell a gold brick, not once, but several times. Jack Johnson says that there ate some poor sports among the British nobility Foreigners who "do" this country are not to have a monopoly of knocking. We can also use the ham mer on occasion. Roast camel was a delicacy at a Paris Christmas dinner. This is not the first time the French have eaten a beast of burden, if tales of horse meat feasts may be credited. By the way. W. Morgan Shuster might get a job with the Manchu gov ernment in China. Its finances need an able reorganizer. Science says that in 500,000 years men will have but one toe. That should be known as the cornless age. Some Connecticut burglars are up to date. They are stealing fresh eggs. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE. Notioe is hereby given that that certain mort- S'loraexecuted age and delivered by Frank Dew and May Dew, his wife, mortgagors, to Wells and Dickey Company, a corporation, mort gagee, dated the 18th day 61 February, A, D., 1908, and filed for record in the office of the Re gister of Deeds, in and for Cavalier., county, North Dakota, pn the 24th day of March,'A, D„ 1908 at4:50o'elouk P, m.,in Book 72 of Mortga ges. Page 146, will be foreclosed by a sale of the premises in said Mortgage and hereinafter de scribed at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Langdon, in Cavalier county, North Dakota, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., on the 19th day of February, A, D. 1812, to satisfy the amonnt dne upon said mortgage on the day of sale. The premises described in said mortgage and which will be sold to satisfy the same are as follows: The Southeast Quarter, (SEK) of Sec tion Twenty-seven, (27) in Township One Hun dred Sixty, (160) north of Range Sixty-four, (64) west of the Fifth (51 Principal Meridian, in Cavalier county. North Dakota, The mortgagors having failed to pay two in stallments of Dollars ($39,00) each lstThirty-nine ay the mortgagee hereby elects to declare and does de clare the whole amount of said mortgage due and payable. The mortgagors having also fail ed to pay interest dne on a prior mortgage, i. e., two installments of Seventy-one and 50-100th Dollars ($71.50) each, dne on the first day of No vember, A. D., 1910 and the first day of Novem ber, A. D., 1911, respectively, the mortgagee herein has paid the same,the mortgagors having also failed to pay tho taxes upon the premises herein described, amounting to Twenty-four and 49-100th Dollars ($24.49) the mortgagee herein has paid the same and amount of intere»t on prior mortgage and the amount of taxes so paid, with interest, are included in the amount claimed to be due under this foreclosure. There will be due on the mortgage being foreclosed on t'leday of sale the snm of Three Hundred Twelve and 38-100th Dollars, ($312 38) including interest on prior mortgages and taxes above referred to, together with statutory attorneys fees and costs and disbursements of this foreclosure. due on the 1st day of November, A, D„ 1910, and the first day of November, A. D„ 1911, respec tively on the mortgage being foreclosed, the lec' Dated this 28th day of December. A, D., 1911. WELLS AND DICKET COMPANY, 24-30 Mortgagee HAGEE AND CORWIN, Attorneys for Mortgagee Grafton, N. Dakota. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE SALE. Notice is hereby given that that certain mort gage executed and delivered by Claude Koll and Mary Koll his wife, as mortgagors to State Bank of Dresden, a corporation of Dresden, North Dakota, as mortgagee, dated the 14th day of November, 1910, and filed for record in the office of the Register of Deeds, in and for the County of Cavalier, State of North Dakota, on the 17th day of November. 1910, and duly re corded in Book 85 of.'Mortgages,Deeds onPage 11 will be foreclosed by a sale of the premises here inafter described, and that said sale will take place at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Langdon, in the County of Cavalier, State of North Dakota, at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon, of the 27th day of Janu ary, 1912. to satisfy the amonnt due upon such mortgage on the day of sale, together with the legal attorney fees allowed by law on fore closure, and costs of same. The premises described in said mortgage and which will be sold to satisfy the same are situated in the County of Cavalier, State of North Dakota and described as follows, to-wit: Lot Thirteen of Block Six, of the Original Townsite of the Village of Dresden. There will be due on sach mortgage on the day of sale the sum of Three Hundred Eighty Five Dollars, together with the attorney fees allowed by law on foreclosure and costs of same Dated December 13th, 1911. STATE BANK OF DHESDEN, (A Corporation,) Mortgagee. W. A. MCINTYRE, 21-26 Attorney for Mortgagee, Langdon, N. Dak. (First Publication December 11th, 1911.) SECOND SUMMONS. STATE OP NORTH DAKOTA, County of Cavalier. In Justice Court. Before O. B, Aldrich, Police Magistrate in and for the City of Langdon, The State Bank of Dresden a corporation 1'akota, SECOND SUMMONS, Claude Koll,' Defendant, The State of North Dakota to Said Defendant: By this Second Summons herein you are di rected to appear before me, at my office in the City of Langdon, County of Cavalier, State of North Dakota, at nine o'clock in the forenoon of the 15th day of January,1912,there to answer the comnlaint of the State Bank of Dresden, a corporation against yon. in which it seeks judgment against you for the sum of $36.16, being for money paid to divers parties at your request between the 1st day of November. 1911, and the 1st day of December, 1911. and which said complaint further asks to have certain personal property of yours to wit: 1 pool table 1 set of pool balls, 1 cne rack 1 barber's desk, 1 wash sink, 1 waste paper basket, 5 cues, 5 stools 1 ball rack, 1 lunch counter, 2 glass show cases, 1 refrigerator, 1 slot machine and 1 cider cooler, and upon which the plaintiff now claims a lien by virtue of certain attachment proceedings, sold to satisfy the amount of the judgment to be entered herein, and the costs of said sale: and you are hereby notified that, unless you so ap pear and answer the plaintiff will take judg ment against you accordingly. Given under my hand this 18th day of De cember, 1911. O. B. ALDRICH, Police Magistrate in and for the City of Lang don, County of Cavalier, State of North Dakota Lpt service of the above Summons be made by publication thereof in the Courier-Democrat, a weekly newspaper printed and published at. the City of Langdon. Cavalier couufy N'orth Dakota once each week for three successive weeks. O. ALDRICH, Police Magistrate in and for the City of Langdon. W, A. McINTYRE. Attorney for Plaintiff. Langdon, North Dakota. 22-24 NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND Notice is hereby given, that in pursuance of an order made on the eighteenth day of December A, D., 1911. by the Hon. F. W. Bleakley, Judge of the county court, in and for the County of Cavnlier, State of North Dakota, the underliened the administratrix of the estate of Gertrude J. Boyd late of the city of Langdon, in the County of Cavalier and State of North Dakota, deceased, will on Saturday the 20th of January, D., 1912. at 2 o'clock iu the afternoon of that, day, at the front, door of the court house in the City of Langdon, County of Cavalier and State of North Dakota, offer for sale and sell at pnblic auction to the highest bidder for cash or for one third cash, and the balance on a credit not exceeding two years from the date of sale and bearing interest at the rate of eight per cent payable annually aud secured by a mortgage upon tho premises sold snbject to the confirmation by the judge of the said county court, that certain Jot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the County of Cavalier and State of North and described as follows, to wit: The west one half of the north west one fourth of section number eleven (11 township one. hunderd sixty (160) N. range fifty nine west except that part thereof pre viously cnveyed to the St, Paul. Minneapolis and Manitoba rail road company, as right of way, and subject to the terms of a certain mortgage there on for the snm $700.00 now of record in the register of deeds office for Baid county and state, to t.he State of North Dakota, Dated December 21st, A. D. 1911, ELLA T. GOGIN, Administratrix of the Estate of Gertrude J, Boyd decesaed. 22-26 Retiring from Business Having disposed of our business, the City Meat Market, to Messrs Hay & Liebeler, the undersigned desire to take this opportunity to thank the people of Langdon and vicinity for the liberal patronage that has been extended them during the years they have been in business here. We have at all times endeavored to merit the confidence of the trade and in retiring ask that our successors be given the opportunity to show themselves as deserving of a continuance of your patronage. Respectfully, I£AMA( E & LUDWIG. Job printing—the DEMOCRAT.