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An,out of town wedding of no small importance this week is the event at Elkwood yesterday when the daughter of Co. Com'r S. G. Erickson was married. Langdon's high school has now an enrollment that is close up to the 100 mark and since the opening of the new year has been advancing from the 90 mark up. Smill bills announce another card party for this evening at the K. of P. hall. It is being given by the ladies of St. Alpbonsus parish and a good time, good lunctuand good dance is as sured those who attend. Everybody is invited. Saturday evening the attraction to people of Langdon and vicinity will be the Dutch supper given by the Metho dist church ladies in the church base ment. The menu printed last week showes the spread to be most ap petizing one. Local nappenings Announcements are out of the wed ding of Miss Nellie Rogers and Mr, David Kinsfather which will occur Wednesday of next week at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Ida Rogers near Loma, The hour set for the event is five o'clock in the afternoon. Our Bismarck letter is of special inter est this week and will be' found on page three. There is also about nine columns of proceedings of the January meeting of the Cavalier county board of com missioners that help to fill space that is usually confined to news matter. Tomorrow night Prof. Geo. A. Abbott of the state university faculty will give a lecture in the as&embly hall of the Ijangdonhigh school building, taking for his subject "Madam Curie and the Story of Radium." A small admission is being charged to deftay the expense and aid the purchase of new equip ment for the high school. A whole column of space is taken up on our supplement this week by the notice ol Co. Treasurer A. A. Seeley to the taxpayers of Cavalier county show ing the levy and the amount to be raised by the cities, viilages, tbwnships and school district for the different funds. There is also in the notice a fund of information to taxpayers as to penalties, interest and other matters of this kind. During %he past week the members of the Langdon city band have taken steps which indicate that it will at once reorganize and again become a public institutions of which the city can be proud of. It is now practically assured that Mr. F. W. Bleakley san be secured to again take up the leadership of the band, which is sure to bring into the organization all of the old players who made it so popular in years gone by. An item of interest to not a few of our readers or Langdon and vicinity will be news of the wedding since the first of the year of Mr. A. L. Bradley at Augusta, Mont., to one of the popular lady teachers of that town. The couple now being east on a wedding trip. 'Link" Bradley a few years ago moved from Cando to Augusta, then one of the new towns of eastern Montana to en gage in the banking business, since which time things financially have been coming his way in groat shape. uality Goods afford to pass us by. MR. CUSTOMER am Subscribe for the DEMOCRAT and have your neighbors do likewise. I, Dawson was down the line yester day from Dresden on a brief business mission between trains. C. A. Wall was a caller at the DEMO CRAT office while in town from his farm er Munich way on Tuesday. A great many good resolutions are made at the beginning of each New Year but very few are kept. We Made None For the very good reason that we found our old motto: A. Schulke was a passenger east Tues day and will make a trip covering two Weeks to the Twin Cities and Chicago Mrs. Ashley Smith, formerly a Lang don resident and now of Glen Ewan, Manitoba, is visiting with her old time friends here and at Calvin. Miss Ellenora. Koehmstedt was home from her Osnabrock township school to attend the Scotch ball and to visit -ever Sunday with her parents. Superintendent Helen J. Sullivan is visiting the schools of several towns and rural districts in the south and south, eastern part of the county this week. Mrs, Theyson who has recently dis posed of her millinery businebs at the Schulke store took Monday's train to the Twin Cities and after a short visit there will probably enjoy a trip west to the Pacific coast. Readers will all want to turn to page seven this week to get at the first install ment of our new serial story, "The chapters that follow will be of even greater interest than the start-off of the story would indicate. Miss Gladys Bone was a departing passenger Tuesday and leaves her Lang don home for Chicago, where the family lived for several years before coming west Miss Bone will be the guest of an aunt during her stay in the Windy City L. Bryson left the early part of the week for Maidstone, Sask., where he will spend some little time in looking after his farming and other interests He is in the same locality as A. P, Stewart and has an offer to sell a piece of land near Maidstone at a top figure. Senate Bill No. 8 providing for the right of franchise for women in North Dakota was lost in its third reading last Saturday by a vote of 25 for to23 against, which failed to giye it the needed con stitutional majority. Senator Plain of Milton voted in favor of the bill and Senator McLean of Hannah against. Rev. Kern was an arrival on Tuesday from Rugby and it is understood will succeed Rev. Wilkes as pastor of the Catholic church at Mi. Carmel, the latter trking the charge which is being rendered vacant by the removal of Rev Kern from Rugby. Both gentlemen assume charge of their new parishes this week. For Violin Lessons See J. B. FAUST Inquire at U. C. T. Hotel LANGDON, N. DAK. Jan Kyncl, who along with his wife is spending the winter season a trip through Florida and other points in the south is quite taken up with what he has seen of the country where George Swinburn and others from Wales are enjoying life and growing oranges. The climate down there, however does not appear to agree with the health of Mrs Kyncl. lus Service was the best principle we adopted. It means entire satisfaction to you and more business to us. If you want the best in LUMBER or owest Prices at COAL Cavalier County Lumber Co. Langdon, Easby, Wales and Hannah, NORTH DAKOTA you cannot Allert & Winter have plenty of money to loan on first and second mortgages. Miss Jennie Currie was an oyer Sun day visitor with the McNivens up the line at Hannah. A policy in the New York Life is a business investment. Talk with L. A. Weed, of Hannah about it. Miss Blanche Murphy is at present filling a position in the musical and jewelery store of A. O. Wold Co. Jas. A. Poard and wife were visitors in the city Tuesday on business from their Lucky Strike farm near Weaver. Cashier J. D. Milne of the Citizens State Bank returned on Tuesday's train from a visit of over a month to the home of his mother in Ontario. J. J. Robson and Jno. Hagan were returning passengers Tuesday from Grand Porks, where they attended a larga gathering of the Knights of Columbus held in that city during the past week. Examinations of applicants for teach er's certificates in Cavalier county will be held at Langdon and Munich on Thursday and Friday, the 13th and 14th of February. Making a Real Estate Loan? See or write me about it. I can make it to please you. Pre payment privilege allowed. G. P. GETCHEL, Wales, N. D." Dentist Hughes, who has been assist ing in looking after the office practice of Drs. Smith & Nichols while Dr. Tom Smith was away on his mid-winter California trip, was one of the number who successfully took the examination of the state dental board at Fargo last week. Judge Kneeshaw has adjourned the January term of district court to be held here until February 11th. There are but few cases as yet on the calendar set for trial and a further postponment of the term may be taken. J. J. Souch is at work this week treat ing the interior of the city hall to fresh paint. Both the council chamber on the second floor and the Are hall the engine rooms and the bat cavehave been rendered more habitable by Jabe's handiwork. Mrs. Joseph Power, who is among the number of Langdon people that have been on the sick list the past couple of weeks is being visited by her sister Mrs. McKinnon, who arrived Monday from her home at Crookston for a short stay. Earl McBride, formerly with the E. Close & Co., drug store and laid up a week ago with a severe rib fracture left Monday for his home at Lisbon N. D., where he will spend some time resting up and regaining strength be fore starting work again. Mrs. Jos. Cleary and three little child ren, accompanied by her mother, Mrs McPherson left Monday for Colorado where they will yisit relatives of the family at Denver. Mrs. Cleary and the children will return in about a month and Mrs. McPherson will make a longer stay down there. THE COURIER-DEMOCRAT, TflURBDAX. JANUARY 30, 1913 It is noted States Attorney U. Burdick started his tenure of office as legal advisor of Williams county with a big raid on the gambling and other dens of gilded vice in Williston. The ex-Munich banker and ex-lieutenant governor is bound to be in the spot light in some way that will get people talk ing about Usher L. Burdick. A. A. Scott was a business visitor in the city yesterday from Wales and stated that he has closed out his inter eets at Wales to a party from Minnesota andwith his familyexpects to leave Wales some time the end of this week for Long Beach, Cal., where they will locate. In the departure of the Scotts Wales is a loser both socially and in business circles. Langdon auto dealers are makieg a start for the early spring trade with their 1913 models of various makes. The local firm of McLaucblin & Stranger and J. P. Ramage have each unloaded several carload shipment during the week and a visit to their respective garages show some nobby looking cars that are pretty sure to tind buyers in the vicinity of Langdon before very long. States Attorney Grimson left yester day for Bismarck, where the hearing of an argument before the state supreme court for a new trial in the Dr. J. J. Reilly case comes up on Friday. The case is one of wide interest over the state as well as here in Cavalier county and the action of the supreme court naturally awaited with considerable in terest. The Boyd closing out sale, which by the way certainly means business, is the subject of a full page advertise ment in this issue. The immense stock at the Boyd department store is posi tively to be closed out and as a special inducement for buyers to come around with their cash. Mr. Boyd maKeB an nouncement of daily auction sales in order to make the goods move as fast as possible. The Boyd department store carries a larger and more varied stock than is to be fonnd anywhere else in Cavalier county and there's certain to be something for everybody in this closing out sale. It is the opportunity of a Iffe time to getaomething at actually your bwn price, 1913 desk calendar pads—at the DEMO CRAT office—only a few left—while they last 15 cents each Tom Torgerson, wife and little son took the noon train Monday and will spend a week visiting with relatives at Foston, Minn., before returning to their home in Hope township. Miss Florence Kopriva left Saturday for Hardin, Mont., where ber two brothers, Prank and John Kopriva, have lately started up in business. Miss Kopriva will assist in taking charge of the dry goods department of their store Prof. Richard Heyward, state inspec tor of high schools was in the city Fri day of last week in his official capacity and spent part of the time looking after his farm and other interests before re turning to his home in Grand Porks. Announcement is made that there will be Episcopal services held at the Church of Our Saviour in this city on the com ing Sunday both morning and evening at the usual hour by Rev. E. B. Upson of Grand Forks, Mrs. Alma Bleakley leaves the city on today's train for Grafton, where she accepts a position in the real estate and abstract office of A. McConville & Co., who have also offices in Grand Forks, Crookston and Fargo. Miss Bleakley takes with her years of experience in the office of her father Judge F. W. Bleakley which well equips her for the position. Mrs. Jos. Power, whose illness since the beginning of the year took a turn for the worse the early pirt of this week is this morning reported as being in a somewhat improved condition. Yesterday the return of symptoms of pneumonia caused grave alarm to the family and attending physician. She is in care of a trained nurse. M. Kelly went to Jamestown last Fri day as a deputy under Sheriff Kelland in charge of an insane patient, a young man. a transient, brought over from Calvin during the week for inspection by the county medical board. The type of insanity was in a mild form and the patient is only expected to be con fined at the asylum for a year so. The mysterious man who was found dead early Friday evening in the house of Frank Shemik on Fourth street north of Hunter & Stevenson's warehouse was identified at the inqdest held at the court house the following day as being a section man by the name of Frank Dvorak, who until a few days ago had been working for the Gt. Northern on the section at Dresden. When the body was first found at Shemik's, place it was asserted there had been foul piay, but this theory was done away with by -the bringing out at the inquest of testimony showing that Dvorak and several others had .sppnt the afternoon in drinking and that the excess to which the deceased indulged was the cause of his death. Dvorak was a Bohemian about thirty five years old only slightly known here and is stated as having come out to this country about six years ago, having a wife and family of young children in the old country. Jas. D, McDougall has been a patient at the Langdon hospital since Saturday forenoon about ten o'clock when he had the misfortune to sustain a bad fracture of both of the bones of the lower joint of his right leg between the knee and the ankle. The accident is stated as having occurred in the rooms over the Ferguson drug store, where the Caledonian society had their head quarter to close up the business of the annual celebration held the day previous. "Mac" and Doc. Porter of Calvin, are stated as being engaged in a friendly wrestling match when the former slipped, the fall breaking the leg. It is expected that several weeks will elapse before McDougall will be around again. In the meantime Mac's friends are seeing that nothing is lack ing to give him every possible comfort. Drs. Smith & Nichols DENTISTS Donovan Block Burn's day was observed at Langdon last Friday with a progammeof Scottish dances. Scottish songs and stories in Scottish dialect in the evening and later addresses,banquets in the Columbia and U. C. T., hotels and dancing in the Masonic and Odd Fellows hall. The Grand Forks people who where schedul ed to take a prominent part in the popular observance of the day were unable to attend. Dr. J. M. Taylor, who was to have delivered one of the addresses, found that it was impossible for him to attend because of his pa tients and N. B, Black, who was to have rendered a number of solos was taken ill so that he was unable to make the trip. He was to have been accompani ed on the piano by his daughter, Mrs, Klein Van Alstine, and James Austin of Hannah rendered several vocal solos, some of them in Scotch dialect that painted vivid pictures of old Scotland, McLean brothers of Hannah, Neil Reid of Langddh and H. A. Simpson of Ray, this state, danced a Scottish reel, Neil Reid in highland fling and H. A. Simp son dancing a sailor's hornpipe, an Irish jig, a Scottioh reel and a sword dance, pleased everyone. Duncan Gordon of Fargo and Alex. Stewart of Langdon were the pipers. Great Benefits For You MAYBE you feel that you have clothes enough but it seems to us as if the prices we're making in our clearance sale ought to change your opinion about it. HART SCHAFFNER & MAX clothes really don't need much price inducement to make them sell but we like to finish up a season's busi ness clean and clear and we're of fering values that ought to do it. Come and see them. Schulke's Dept. Store. LANGDON, N. DAK. HUSHED NIAGARA FALLS. The Roar of Its Mighty Waters Once Stilled For a Day. Only once in history has the roar of the miglit.v falls of Niagara been si lenced. This startling phenomenon oc curred pn March 31. 1848. Early on that morning people living near the falls were surprised by a strange hush, as startling in effect as would be an unexpected and tremendous explosion In an ordinarily quiet community. Many persons thought they had been afflicted with deafness, and all were oppressed by a sensation of dr#ad. With the coming of light the amazed people comprehended the reason tor the disquieting silence. Where they were used to seeing the great f&Jls was a bare precipice down the face of which a few small and constantly diminishing streams trickled. Above the falls, in stead of a rushing river, was only a naked channel, with insignificant brooks splashing among the rocks. All day long this astounding condition con tinued, and persons walked, dryshod from the Canadian side, along the very edge of the precipice, as far LS Goat Island, on the American side. Early In the morning of April 1 the familiar thunder of the great cataract was again heard and- has nev*r since been silent, though similar conditions, with like results, might prevail any spring. The winter of 1847-8 was one of extreme severity, and ice of nnprece dented thickness formed on Lake Erie. When the breakup came toward the end of March a strong southeast wind was blowing, and the ice was piled into banks as large as icebergs. Toward the night of March 30 the wind suddenly changed to the opposite direction, increased to a terrific gale and drove the ice into the entrance of We have the best a the Arcadian Malleable Char coal Iron Range. The Bast Baker TUT A A AI HI A11 Lasts a Lifetime Uses Less Fuel FAGE FIVE ss^ Niagara river with such force that a huge dam was formed, of such thick ness and solidity as to be practically Impenetrable and strong enough to hold back the great mass of water pressing against it At last. In the early morning of April 1, the Ice dam gave way uiider the tremendous pres sure of restrained water, and the falls were once again one of the scenic won- ders of the world.—New York Times. The Peacock at Home. The real home of peacocks or pea fowls is In India. There they were and are hunted, and their flesh Is used for food. As the birds live In the same region as the tiger, peacock hunt ing is a very dangerous sport The iong train of the peacock Is not Its tail, as many suppose, but is compos ed of feathers which grow out just above the tail and are called the tall coverts. Peacocks have been known for many hundred years. They are mentioned in the Bible. Job mentions them, and they are mentioned, too, in I Kings x. Hundreds of years ago in Rome many thousand peacocks were killed for the great feasts which the emperors made. The brains of the peacock were considered a great treat, and many had to be killed for a single feast Crushing. The English judge, Parry, in his book "What the Judge Saw" tells this story of a very masterful counsel who was not afraid to put even the bench in its place sometimes. On nuc «^oa sion he was arguing a ca-.- wm-i. the judge asked for his authority lor a certain statement. "Usher," counsel called out in his most rasping voice, "go into the libra ry and bring his lordship any ele mentary book on common lawl" How About Stoves? THE ARCADIAN We are Headquarters for Thresher's Supplies of All Kinds D. McDONALD Hardware and Harness LANGDON, NORTH DAK. Doi you need a hard coal Heater? You will find Favorite Is economical on fuel and gives a healthful heat in your home. Easily Cleaned