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Courier Democrat. (Langdon, N.D.) 1891-1920, July 04, 1912, Image 8

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Ain't it hot though these days?
Late sown barley is looking bad, but
the rest of the crop does not appear to
have suffered seriously.
Sam Braaten, the Vang mail man has
a new auto, but last week had the mis
fortune to have to pull it in to Laugdon
for repairs
Two of the latest among the progres
sive farmers out this way to invest in
aatos this summer are Harry Witzel and
William Thom.
It is the expectation of many from
around here, if it don't rain, to go
ta Walhalla to spend the glorious
Fourth of July.
Among the structural improvements
of this neighborhood this season is the
new barn Frank Hoffarth is putting up
on the Lindstrom place.
John Blair has just completed putting
down a well with his outfit for Joseph
Ridley, who is reportpd as having a
splendid flow of good water.
of them all!
An Exceptionally Valuable
MENAGERIE—A University
of ZOOLOGY, Including
"BIG LOTUS" Largest
Hippo in Captivity. Groups
of Aerial Stars—Companies of
High-Wire Experts—Interna
tional Riding Champions
—Furiously Funny Clowns,
Trapeze and Flying Ring Artists
Two Score Acrobats and Gymnasts
—High Horizontal Bar Performers
International Leaping Tournament, Something doing Every Minute.
10 a.m.»The Grand Street Parade. 1 and 7 p.m.
Doors Open io the Big Show. 2 and 8 p. m.
s£arp«=The All-Feature Performance Begins.
Primary election was quite a tame
affair in our precinct last week. There
was some early excitement about the
commissionership, but that died out be
fore election day.-
Robert Robertson, the U. S. mail
driver, between here and Langdon has
his automobile back in commission
again after being laid up for repairs for
some little time.
West Hope may not have called a very
large bouquet of June bride roses, but
rumor hath it that several weddings in
and around here are set for the month
of July, which has just started,
Louis Anderson has during the past
week returned to his home atGreenbush
Minn after quite a stay here during
which he looked after the marketing of
the crop raised on his farm in West Hope
last season.
George Pathmore was out through this
way about a week ago to see some of bis
old neighbors. He has an automobile
which he bought of J. F. Ramage and
figures on doing some of the auto livery
business out of Langdon this summer.
From the Weyburn district in Sas
katchewan comes word that A. F. Ponto
is putting in a busy season breaking up
the homesteads of several of bis neigh-
bore with a gas tractor. Friends here
are pleased to hear that he is doing
The Elkwood-Homen ohurch, built
few years ago is now clear of
all debt and was dedicated on Sunday of
last week, the services drawing quite a
crowd, Three preachers in addition to
the pastor in charge took part in the
When we go to the county fair at
Langdon next month we expect to see
the exhibit of live stock from Jack
Hope's farm well decorated with blue
ribbon awards. He certainly has
(he finest bunch of high bred cattle to
be seen anywhere in the northern part
of the county.
The Floating Island That Wrecked a
Ship Saved Its Crew.
Curious Indeed was the experience of
the crew of the German ship Hansa
with an Iceberg. The Hansa struck
an ice island in latitude 52 degrees a
little before midnight In a freezing
gala The Impact carried her bow far
up on the berg and Imbedded it firmly
in the Ice. Her back was broken by
the force of the collision and before
morning was wrenched away from the
forward part by the battering seas
and sank.
When the Hansa struck the boats
were lowered, but only one escaped
being swamped after palling away
from the doomed ship. It was soon
found, however, that this boat was
leaking and that no amount of bailing
would keep it afloat more than a few
hours, so the mate in command of it
made for the berg and succeeded in
climbing up on It to a place of tem
porary safety. From the broken tim
bers of the HanSa's bow the.castaways
built a rude shelter and snared sea
birds to eke out the scanty supplies
they bad been able to save from the
As the Ice island drifted farther
south into warmer waters and began
perceptibly to shrink the shipwrecked
men were a prey to constant fear that
the melting mass might turn turtle any
time and precipitate them all in the
sea, from which It bad so providential
ly saved them. AJso they feared it
might "calve" and the part breaking
away from the main bulk might carry
them with It to destruction. The con
stant grinding and groaning of the
great Ice raft tilled their hearts with
constant terror, and the deserted seas
added to their despair.
But the berg held together for eight
months, and the Hansa's men traveled
750 miles before they were finally pick
ed up in latitude 41 degrees, suffering
from frostbites and hunger, but others
wise no worse for their long exposure.
—New lork Press.
Their Education Costs the Government
About $3,500 Each.
The selection of West Point as the
place for the National Military acade
my was due to Its advantages from
a military viewpoint, for its rugged
beanty and its severe climate were
calculated to be beneficial in the foun
dation of that sort of character so
essential to a successful officer.
The academy was formally opened
on July 4. 1802, with ten cadets and
five officers as Instructors. Its success
is said to be due to the administrative
ability of General Sylvanus Thayer,
who became Its superintendent in 1817
and served as such for sixteen years
This officer Is known as the "father of
West Point"
A cadet's education costs the govern
ment about $3,500. All cadets are on
the same footing. The pay of a cadet
is $600 per,year and one ration per day
or commutation thereof at 80 cents per
day. The total is about $709.50. to
commence with his admission to the
academy. Immediately after his ad
mission the young man must spend
$160 for uniforms.
After graduation the cadet is eligible
to the rank of second lieutenant and
is appointed to whatever branch of
the service his record entitles dim
Those who are highest In class honors
are generally appointed to the engi
neer corps.—Leslie's.
One Busy Executive's Plan For Keep*
ing His Papers In Order.
Often executives use portfolios on
their desks for keeping important mat
ters before them, but if they have
many matters the portfolio becomes
bulky, papers are lost and the desk is
littered. With a flat top desk a port
folio is an impossibility.
Recently a business man who was a
firm believer in the portfolio idea work
ed out a variation of it wjjich handled
his matters very satisfactorily. He
bought a lour drawer flat file cabinet,
which sat beside bis desk. He could
pull all of (he drawers out part way
and drop papers in them as tie worked,
thus keeping them off bis desk and put
ting them where they would be taken
care ot.
The top drawer was labeled "Today,1
the next one "Tomorrow," the third
one "Next Week" and the last one
"Next Month." When he reached a pa
per he wanted to take up next day he
dropped it in the second drawer and
followed the same idea with the otLw'r
drawers with reference to time. Each
morning bis stenographer emptied the
"Tomorrow" drawer Into the "Today
drawer, and when the man started the
day be took the contents of the "To
day" drawer and placed them on his
desk. Once a week, Monday morning,
the stenographer emptied the "Next
Week" drawer into the "Today" draw
er and on the last day of the month
emptied the "Next Month" drawer.
Whit Said
The scheme worked admirably well
in his case and with a few variations
to meet particular conditions will solve
many vexing problems.—Business.
Epistolary Caution.
Before the customer paid his bill the
hotel stenographer tore several pages
out of her notebook and handed them
to him.
"Only the notes of his letters," she
said to the next customer. "About
once in six months somebody comes
along who keeps such a watchful eye
on his correspondence that he won't
even let a stenographer keep his notes.
Of course it is nothing to us, and we
always give them up when asked to.
I don't know what the cautious folk
do with them—destroy them, maybe.
Anyhow, there is no record of foolish
utteraifces left in the stenographer's
books."—New York Times.
Division of the Minute.
To the Romans we are indebted for
the separation of the minute into sixty
Coming to Langdon, July 8th With
Many New Novelties
There aremany ways in which Gollmar
Brothers Shows differ from other circus
es.and a visit to the monster tented en
terprise when it comes to Langdon, next
Monday, July, 8th, will cause people who
have been complaining that all shows
were alike as to quality, to deny this
statement, by adding "excepting the
Gollmar Brothers Circus," Gollmar
Brothers shows resemble other tented
enterprises inasmuch as the perform
ance is given under a tent. When it
comes to the circus acts themselves it
differs widely from other institutions
which are heralded as "great" shows.
The menagerie it more than twice as
large as that carried by other circrses
The biggest hippo in captivity is in this
department. The only hybrid lion-tiger
with the lion's stripes on ihe tiger's
skin, is another rare feature. A parade
is given in every city visiied. And the
turn-up is the biggest free feature offer
ed with any circus of the present day.
Bad Backs Made Strong.—Kidney
Ills Speedily Corrected
All over Langdon you hear it. Doan's
Kidney Pills are keeping up the good
work, curing weak kidneys, driving
away backache, correcting urinary ills.
Langdon people are telling about it—
telling of bad backs made sound again.
You can believe the testimony of your
own townspeople. They tell it for the
beneiit of you who are suffering. If
your back aches, if you feel lame, sore
and|m(serable, If the kidneys act too|fre
quently, or passages are painful, scanty
and off color, use Doan's Kidney Pills»
the remedy that has helped so many of
your friends and neighbors. Follow
this Langdon citizen's advice and give
Doan's a chance to do the same for you
F. R. Mealey. Langdon, N, Dak., says
"I have found Doan's Kidney Pills to be
a good kidney medicine and therefore
take pleasure in recommending them
For several years I was subject to pains
in my back and kidneys. Doan's Kid
neys Pills thoroughly relieved me and
whenever I have taken them since then
they have done good work."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents
Foster-Milburp Co., Buffalo, New York
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name—Doan's—and
take no others.
E have in our warehouse a stock of Buggies and
Spring Wagons that cannot be beat for style, ma
terial and workmanship. It will pay you to thoroughly
inspect our line before you buy. We can suit your fancy
and your pocket book.
Machine Men I
A DVERTI8EMENTS wiii oe inserted in this
XX column for One Cent a Word each insertion
No advertisement inserted for less than fifteen
cents. Cash must always accompany out of
town orders. The rate for the insertion o«.
business locals among pure reading matter will
hereafter be ten cents nerlino each insertion.
GIRL WANTED—At once competent girl for
general housework, good wages, steady po
sition offered. Mrs. W, F. Winter. 50-tf
HAY FOR SALE—One hundred tons of good
.choice 1911 crop of hay, offered for sale in
stack tbree miles north of Langdon at a price
equal to price of putting it up. Apply te
Allert & Winter, 50-tf
BULLS FOR SALE—Four well bred young
bulls two are Shorthorns, about three years
old and two are Jerseys, two and three years
old. Can be seen at my farm three miles
east and one-half mile north of Xiangdon.
Joseph J, Michalek, Langdon N. D, 48-tf
GIRL WANTED—For general housework,
small family good wages to competent girl
and steady job offered. Mrs. J, J. Dickson, tf
GIRL WANTED—At once, competent girl for
general houe work, small family, good wages.
Apply to Mrs. Simon Schefter. 47-tf
FURNISHED ROOMS—To rent, also small
house. Terms reasonable, location good.
Apply to Miss Annie Kelly. 45-tf
Prices corrected up to noon Thursday, June
20 1912, by Agent H. O. Sorenson, of the
Farmers Elevator Co., Langdon, N. Dak
Wheat No. 1 Northern $101
No 2.. 99
Macaroni wheat 99
Barley 59
Flax 1.97
There are many reasons why the farmers »vho own a Cloverleaf manure
spreader are lucky. Following are a few of \ho. r.-.'mirous reasons:
It will distribute any kind of manure in ar.y atity.
It distributes the manure evenly, thus frvinO every part of the soil equal
It meets every requirement of the firmer in everv p.irt of the country.
It is simple, effective and durable, aaU is cpei'StcciV. sinr ie ic cc thus
time and labor.
That is why the fanner who owns a Ckiverteaf spreader is lucky.
Call on us at once and we wiii show -'oj more reasons why these farmers are
The haying season will be here in a very short time
and we would ask that you call and look over our
hay tools. Our line includes the McCORMICK
All of these.machines will make work easy as they are all
new and up-to-date.
Sfp*, 1
of Wood
Poplar, Tamarack
Birch, Jack Pine
Oak, Pine Slabs
Cut and delivered in any part
of the city.
W. A. BOLTON, Prop.
Phone 60 or 45
WANTED—A good young quiet team
for draying.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
qatckly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention is probably patentable. Communica
tions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for seennnghatenta.
Patents taken through Mnnn Co. receive
tpieial notice, without charge. In the
Scientific American.
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest cir
culation of any scientific Journal. Terms, 8 a
year four months, 91. Sold by all newsdealers.
Branch Offlce. 636 St, Washington, C.
thus saving

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