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Courter=2Semocrat A. I. KCEHMSTEDT, Prop. Entered at the Post office of Langdon as flatter of the Second Class. The house has passed the initiative referendum and recall bill. Hits and Mrs. Pierce is welcomed back I 6 the fund One of the North Dakota laws pro vides a bounty of $3 per acre for a grove up to ten acres. Anyone who plants and cares for a grove wi thtrees not more than eight feet apart each way is entitled to a reduction in the taxes of J3 an acre. The limit is ten acres. This makes the growing of a grove a profit able thing. The trees will bring as much profit per acre as a farm crop, but the returns begin at once. There will also be the indirect benefit. This grove if along the southside of a field will have quite an influence on the yield through lessening the effects of hot winds. This is a good law from the standpoint of the county and stace too, as the planting of trees will have an appreciable effect on winds and especial ly when the tree planting becomes quite general. Every farmer ought to put out a grove. There is no one thing that will do so much to improve the prairies. I extension of the franchise snail be granted. It is a matter for the people themselves to act upon. In other years when the question of submitting the "Lw P'OP""1" «». people has been .d- mail vanced. the plea has been made that the Subscription §1.50 per aunum Canada $2.00 per annum. Advertising rates on application. Communications must be received by Tuesday sound, for the advance of several other noon to receive prompt attention. I states into the equal suffrage column own min(j. with open arms by the newspaper organizations for and against the equal fraternity of the state. suffrage movement, there is no danger of lack of data on which any voter as Pembina turned down the proposition yet unconvinced may base his decisions, to appropriate §900 for the purchase of Only give the people the chance to vote the Pembina Light Co., at a special on the extension of suffrage,and there election by a vote of 14 to 38. will be plenty of arguments and facts presented to help them reach a conclu- Over two Hundred bills have been in-1 sion. It is the plain and simple duty of troduced by our state law makers so far. the legislature to give the people the Two years ago 410 new laws were made, opportunity to say whether their own If they keep on passing laws we will all states shall enter the equal suffrage soon be eating and sleeping by law. The Munich Herald tenders States At torney Gnmson a share of its feeling of thankfulness for the letter's effort in se curing for the Herald its appointment as which the voters are clearly entitled. one of the official county papers. The issue of the Osnabrock Indepen dent of the past week beat all previous records, carrying upwards of 400 inches of live local advertising by home mer chants of the town. For the encouragement of our readers we will say that the weather prophets tell us that after the present cold Feb ruary snap passes, we are going to get line, mild weather the rest of the winter I pendent that I recently "gave birth to a and spring. new movement" in national affairs. This movement has already become "far- The business men of Crystal did not dung" and with notable effect. The realize the value of their newspaper enclosed copy of a memorial to our state until it burned and there was some talk legislature affords a slight insight as to of leaving the town without a news- the aims of this movement and if you paper. Then they hustled around and will give it space I believe it will serve a a t- a a a a a I a lik also desirous if possible of securing a hearing before the commercial club of Governor Hanna still has his ap-1 your city at some future and not too pointive plums in cold storage but when distant a date. Regarding the memorial he starts the disposition of them I which follows 1 will say that the names the proper address of one tagged "game attached thereto include those of two wardenship" is still supposed to be of our ex-members of the legislature Milton, N. D. This will tot however in from this district. Another thing I anywise interfer with the Milton Globe wonld like to state is that strictly speak i:ontinuing its high standard of excell- ly this "New movement" is neither ence. political or socialistic in its bearing on public affairs also that I have the ut- Have you tested your seed Mr. Farm- According to the report from the I We the undersigned members of the office of trie secretary of state there were tizens do hereby memorialize and 319 automobile licenses issued to parties petition your honorable body that, living in Cavalier coijnty who were the whereas this being pre-eminently an owners of cars during 1912. The num- agricultural state should therefore be & considered as so oeing in the delibera ber is increasing so rapidly that it is ^jon8 that these licenses accumulates quite a revenue comes to the county which is used in road building. Representative Fred Borusky, who is looking after the interest of the people of the western half of Cavalier county in the legislature at Bismarck this winter along with Senator Henry Mc Lean is proving to be the practical, cool headed and active worker that we ex pected he would and his record shows him as votiug on the right side on all Measures have been introduced both in the Minnesota and North Dakota legislature providing for the submission to the people of those Htates of oonstitu tional amendments extending the right of the ballot to women. Neither legisla ture should hesitate to take favorable notion on these measures. It is not for tbe legislature to say whether that „_4._ fu„ people were not prepared to vote on the matter. Today that argument is not has given the subject prominence, and it is probable that every qualified voter in these two northwestern common wealths has decided the matter iu his Further, with the present ranks. By taking «uch action the legis latures will not commit themselves either way. They will only be giving the voters the privilege of expressing their will, and that is a priviiege to OSNABROCK MAN HEADS NEW PARTY John S. Gogin and Others Memori alize State Law Makers to Aid Their New Movement. Editor Courier-Democrat: You will see by the Osnabrock Ind6- most •er? It takes very little time or trouble I realities, and at that before many more ''but may mean the difference between &|smBmers come and go. I will go even good stand or a poor one when the grain I so I confidence in its aims becoming far ag is sown.. You may .think the is I realities if our people or the country is all right but if you test it you know I jje g^ved from the perils so unmis and there i9 considerable difference. I takably threatening: Ycu might get a surprise party if you |rp0 the Senate and House of Representa test. to say that they must become tives of North Dakota in Session As sembled at Bismarck, North Dakota Osnabrock farmers club and other an(j conservatively estimated that no less honorable body and whereas, every than 500 licenses will be issued to Cava- government of republican form was in „e, county parties ianug 1913. Out fitted torto I are 0 matters that have so far come up for enactment.' He is on the apportionment environments, his present scattered or and educational committee and before isolated condition and his history clearly -ii indicate that he cannot secure in per manence by himself alone or without lay the foundation which will practical- governmental aid and encouragement ly insure his re-election two years from Therefore we earnestly petition your honorable body that you furnish him with a temporary cord or binding for such organization in the form of an enactment of law which will provide for the dividing of the state into farmers club districts providp for a district superintendent for each district, whose duty shall be to organize and endeavor to maintain in active operation farmers clubs throughout all parts of his district: and prpvide for a state supervisor to oversee and direct all such work and organization. Such officials and official positious to be entirely separate and distinct from any and all other state offices and institutions. This is the one and only kind of assistance we wish or desire, jaw enactments of your always well able to take care themselves and whereas, a very large majority of the people of this state are engaged in agricutural pursuits and whereas, we believe that according to the Declaration of Independence and the terms of our constitutions, both State and National, the farmer is and by every right should be considered as a free and independent citizen and prop erly protected in those rights and whereas, his problems as a farmer are his own affairs and not those of anyone else, therefore he is the only one fitted qualified or entitled to settle or adju those problems and whereas, he cannot do so without organization, which his Very Truly ours, JOHN S. GOCIN. Nora Farm, Osnabrock, N. D.* It was recently telegraphed over the country that Miss Helen Taft's little dog Caro had recovered from a slight illness. This should prove a relief to a nation in suspense and cause Christ mas Joy to reign once more. A letter in the New York city post office is addressed to "Santa Claus, Heaven, N. Y." It is plain that the child who wrote that either is not ac quainted with heaven or New York. A college professor says that men can easily learn to breathe through their ears. They could also probably learn to eat with their toes or walk on their handS. But why do it? An Echo of the Crusades. The Balkan war is oue more chapter In the war between Mohammedanism ami Christianity. It is not only an c-liu of the crusades, but finishes the •or! ol' the crusades. In this v-omiurtioi) all because of some minor Haws his character, for which the ago in which li.' lived and his heredity were more responsible than was the man ir.isHi'. Mos: tiie biographers are English, n5 the.v cannot forgive Richard he ause as king of England he taxed the •oaliu and spent so much time abroad, 'his is a typically British provincial iew. Without those taxes and ab sences it would have been impossible cany on the crusade at all. It also charged that he was violent of tenper. but the times were violent, md oi.lv a man of force could have carried through the enterprises in which tiiis lion hearted king was en aged. It is charged likewise that he warred auainst his father. True, but he had great provocation. The char acter of Henry II. was such that al most any self respecting son would have warred against him. Richard believed and apparently with good cause that this unnatural father had alienated the affections of Richard's own wife. Richard 1. was one of the bravest and greatest warriors of the middle ages, a great soul amid petty intrigues and an almost impossible environment. Whatever the small brood of biogra phers may say. he showed deep reli gious feeling. It needs a Oarlyle to interpret the rough nobility und beau ty of his character. No small soul is «qual to the task. Richard /was a poet as well as a warrior. He was mag nanimous and forgiving in the face ot' great wrongs. He forgave his brother John for trying to steal his throne and with his dying breath forgave his as sassin. In this day of the near fulfill ment of the crusader's dream it is time to do justice to the greatest figure that appeared in the wars for the cross. The Tennessee society of New York, recently announced a "speechless din ner." This should make a great hit with everybody except those who were expecting to speak. Boston horses are to wear overshoes. They will be fitted out with spectacles next. "Blue Sky" Laws. The Investment Bankers' Association of America, recently in session at New York, approved a modified form of the blue sky" law of Kansas, and its members will urge such legislation in other states in the near future. The subject is one of vast importance to the general public, that has been so often victimized by fly-by-night and get-rich-quick concerns. In a general way the Kansas "blue sky" law provides that before securi ties can be listed for sale in the state they must be approved by the state banking commissioner, who must find that they will yield a fair return on the money invested. Some of the bankers objected to this as paternalistic, but most of them ap proved the principle. There is no rea son why investors should not have some measure of protection from all sorts of swindlers. When a man de posits his money in a bank he has some assurance that the government is trying to protect him. But when he buys stocks or bonds he has no assur ance except such as is furnished by his own unaided investigations. There ought to be a competent authority in each state to inform the public as to the nature of securities offered for sale. We have pure food laws and regulate other kinds of commerce. Why not commerce in stocks and bondsV An archaelogist who has been ex ploring in Crete has discovered that women wore hobble skirts 5,000 years ago. It is a sad reflection that wo man's dress has made no advance ment In fifty centuries. The department of agriculture claims to have found a beetle which eats up the germs causing the chestnut tree blight. Here is one agricultural de partment bug that will be wildly wel comed. A Cincinnati dog's doctor bill vras $3,000. and still the dog died. A doctor called 011 to attend a dog is entitled to big fees. He needs something to re store his self respect. A physician is seeking divorce on the ground that lie loses flesh when his wife scolds. Carry the glad news to the fat men's clubs. A Brooklyn man of eighty-two mar ried in on* week after being left a widower. Who called it the "ardor of youth?" Mr. Carnegie will be offering to pay the president's salary yet t£iii ^ouiUER-DEMOOKAT, THUJLtSUAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1913. it is gratifying :wt there is at last some disposition to tJo justice to the memory of ltich i! Coeiir de I.ion. leader of ths third rsatle. Uiehard's reputation has suf es*ed at. the hands of his biographers I I! An Important Decision. The award of the arbitration board appointed to examine Into the wage dispute between fifty-two railroads and their locomotive engineers is one of farreaching importance. The roads affected are practically all those east of Chicago and north of Norfolk and Cincinnati. The arbitration board was appointed by Chief Justice White of the United States supreme court. Com missioner of Labor Neill and Presiding Judge Knapp of the commerce court. It was made up of distinguished men —Oscar S. Straus, former secretary of the interior Dr. Albert Shaw, editor of the Review of Reviews Dr. Charles R. Van Hise of the University of Wis consin, Frederick N. Judson, the St. Louis lawyer, and Otto M. Eidlitz. the New York builder. In addition to these were Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore and Ohio, represent ing the railroads, and P. H. Morrissey. president of the American Employees and Investors' association, represent ing labor. Five months were spent in the in vestigation, for which the members of the board refused any sort of remu neration. A slight increase of wages was recommended, but this represents the least important part of the report. Compulsory arbitration is advocated as the only method of protecting the pub lic against the paralysis of transporta tion that would result from a general railroad strike. The language used is most significant. "It is the belief of the board." says the decision, "that in the last analysis the only solution is to qualify the prin ciple of free contract in the railroad Bervice." From the lack of comment on it the press must have overlooked the sweep ing and radical nature of this recom mendation. Mr. Morrissey dissented from it, but seems to have been a! ic in his opposition. Yet freedom of cm tract is one of the basic principles Anglo-Saxon civilization, and to mud ify it for any cause whatever repre sents a departuto so radical that ii deserves more attention, than it has received. Only a single hunter was shot dur ing the recent deer hunting season in the Adirondacks. What wretched marksmanship! INTER-HIGH SCHOOL BASKET BALL GAME Park River Sends Two Fast Teams to, Play Langdon in Game To-morrow Night. Two teams or fives representing Park River high school will meet and contest with two similar tives representing'the Langdon high school tomorrow evening at half past eight in the high school gymnasium. l'he River teams are com ing to win additional athletic honors for their school and their superinten dent writes that a large delegation will accompany the teams to cheer the latter on to victory. The local lives have not been very active in practice since the holidays but expect to give spirited contest, Fverybody who attends is requested to display the local colors, wear the arin bands of the L. H. S. or wave the pennant. After the game light refreshments will be served. That nothing may con flict with the hour set for the game it has been arranged to begin at 8:30sharp. The price of admission for these match games between the boys and girls of the two contending schools is placed at twenty-five cents. J^EPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK. NO. 4802. at Langdon, in the State of North Dakota at tho close of business Feb'y 4th, 191.5. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $218,350.97 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured... 1,177.04 VJ. S. Bonds to socure circulation 25.000.00 Other Bonds to secure U, S. deposits. 1,000.00 Bonds. Securities etc 1,007.95 Banking house, furniture and fixtures 22,399.30 Other real estate owned 3,439.07 Duo from National Banks (not reserve agents) 15,899.11 Due from State and Private banks and bankers, trust companies, and savings banks 5,158.90 Due from approved reserve... agents 49,458.32 Checks and other cash items 21,519.17 Notes of other national banks 1,140 00 Fractional paper curroncy, nickels and cents 22.27 Lawful money reserve in bank, viz Specie Siller.\ 4.S35-lr' Legal tender notes 2,000.00 99,732.92 Redemption fund with U. S. Treasury 5 per cent of circulation 1,250 00 TOTAL $373,357.25 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $50,000 00 Surplus fund 10,000 00 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid 9070 73 National bank notes outstanding 25,000 00 Individual deposits subject "to chock 111,460.03 Tiino certificates of deposit.. 159,252.64 Cashior's checks outstanding 573.85 279,286.52 .. TOTAL $373,357.25 State of North Dakota, County of Cavalier, un: 1, J. 11. Bain cashier of tho above named bank, do solemnly swear that, tho above state ment is true, to the best of my knowledge and belief. J. H. BAIN, Cashier Subscribed and sworn to before me thixlltli day of Feb'y 1913, E. 15. KLKTCIIKU, |HKAL| Notary Public. (My CoinniiHxioii Expires Oct. 8th. 1913.) Correct Attest W. A MCINTTKE, M. L, VAN Directors C. H. MCMILLAN, CHECKS ARE LANGDON, REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE Cavalier County National Bank, (Reorganized April 2,1908.) at Langdon, in the State of North Dakota, at the close of business Feb. 4th, 1913. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $194,147 21 Overdrafts secured and unsecured 1,906 23 U. S. Bonds to secure ci-culation 25,000 00 Otber Bonds to secure U. S. Deposits 1,000 00 Bonds, Securities, etc 2 325 58 Banking house furniture and fixtures. 14,000 00 Other real estate owned Dne from National Banks, reserve agents) 19.049 54 P.ii- frcuii state and private and bankers. trust m|iiiiiits and faviiit-s tMiiks I C4 I) mm apii'"vi»ti n- ivi- Chi*. U- and other eas- iiem* 4.01 r» i2 Nottsf otli. i-1• :i 1 itni'il IianI 710 00 Fractional paper ounvn nickels and cents 2".t 51 Lawful money reserve iu bank, viz (Gold 7,395 GO Specie.} It is certainly safer to carry a check book about with you than to carry a roll of bills. Lost money is seldom recovered. A lost check becomes a worthless piece of paper by asking the bank to stop pay ment. Your check account may be opened in the Cavalier County National Bank with any ordinary amount. Cavalier County Nat'l Bank 3 064 4i gilver 3 804 45 Legal tender notes 4,085 00 89,898 51 kett, Langdon. Nortn Da Redemption fund with U, 8. Treas urer 5 per cent of circulation, 1,247 50 TOTAL 1332,589 48 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $25,000 00 Surplus fund 5,000 00 Undivided profits, lesB expenses and taxes paid 1,225 52 National Bank notes outstanding 24,397 50 Individual deposits subject to check 111,320 83 I .Pncas corrected up to noon Thursday Feb. Time certificates E? by Agent H, O borenson, of the of deposit 164,088 25 I Farmers KlevatorCo., Langdon, N. Dak Certified checks 50 0o Wheat No. 1 Northern $ 75 Cashier checks outstanding, 1,507 38 276,966 46- No 2 .., 73 Bills payable including certificates of Macaroni wheat 76 deposit for money borrowed NONE £3 Notes and bills rediscounted NONE TOTAL $332,589 48 State of North Dakota, County of Cavalier, ss I, John Sheehan cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. JOHN SHEEHAN, Cashier Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of Feb. 1913. [SEAL] THOMAS DEVANEY, Notary Public (My Commission Expires August 14,1914, Correct Attest. W. F. WINTER. C. E. JOHNSTON J- DIRECTORS MORRIS OBTON REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE BANK OF MOWBRAY at Mowbray, in the State of North Dakota at the close of business February 4th. 1913. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts, $34,171 93 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 618 93 Warrants, stock, tax certificates. claims etc 316 81 Banking House, furniture and fixtures 3,251 47 Due from other banks, $ 9,223 40 Checks and other cash items. 947 13 Cash 3,525 40 13,695 93 Total. 07 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid in $10,000 00 Undivided profits, less Expenses and Taxes paid 2699 31 Individual Deposits subject to check $21,090 30 Time certificates of deposits.. 15,737 46 Cashiers chocks outstanding. 28 00 36,855 76 Bills Payable 2,500 00 Total $52,055 07 State of North Dakota County of Cavalier—ss, I, M. J. O'Brien, cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above state men is true to the best,of my knowledge and belie7. M. J. O'BRIEN, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of February, 1913, F. P. DONOVAN, [Seal.J Notary Public. Cavalier County, North Dakota. (My Commission Expires, August 12,1917,) Correct Attest-: E. I. DONOVAN NI M.J. O'BRIEN, ^RECTORS. J^EPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE State Bank of Dresden at Dresden,in the State of North Dakota at the close of business Feb, 4th 1913. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts #80.830 81 Overdrafts secured and unsecured.. 233 U0 Banking houso furniture, and fixtures 4,107 09 Other real estate 385 00 Current expenses, taxes paid, over undivided profits 406 02 Due from other Banks 15,842 39 Checks and other cash items 334 (X) Cash 3,707 30 19,883 69 TOTAL $105,845 61 LIABILITIES. Capital istock paid in $10,000 00 Surplus Fund 4,000 00 Indiv idual deposits subject to check $35,489 34 Time certificates of deposit 56,356 2', 91,845 01 Duo to other banks NONE Notos and bills rediscounted NONE Hills payable NONE TOTAL, $105,845 fil State of North Dakota, County of Cavalior, ss: 1, J. A. Terhaar, cashier, of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that, the above state ment is true to lie best of my knowledge and belief. NORTH DAKOTA SHORTHORN BULLS —For sale five head of Shorthorn bulls from 8 months to 1 year and a half old, also two span of horses, one team good drivers and one general purpose. Terms and particulars of Jas. (J. Dickson. Stock can be seen at farm east of Langdon. 29tf FURNISHED ROOMS.--For rent, comfortable rooms, good location. Apply jto Mies Annie Kelly, Langdon, N. D. 27 FARM FOR RENT—One 640 acre farm, full set of new buildings, including house, barn and granary, 6 miles from Dresden and 10 miles from Langdon bbout 520 acres under cultivation everything in good shape. None except good practical man need apply. Ow ner can furnisb some stock and machinery to the right kind of man. Apply to N. C. Croc kota. 27-2t WOOD FOR 8ALE—Cheap at the tarns of Peter Brusseau, 2 miles north and 2 miles west of Olga green cordwood at $2.00 per cord green poles at $2.00 per load all good body wood Apply Peter Bruaseau, Olga, N. D. 27-2t WHEAT MARKET. gfiey 35 Flax....- 1.22 CITATION HEARING PETITION FOR AP POINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR. STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA County of Cavalier In County Court .u BefPr? Hon. H,B. Dorva!, Judge. In the Matter of the Estate of Henry Druar Deceased: Michael Druar, Petitioner. vs. Susannah Hoffarth, The resa HoSarth, Peter Druar, Mary Schnei der. Catherine Hell, Martha Meyer, Joseph a a A a a Bpielmacher CITATION HEARING PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OP ADMINISTRATOR Respondents. The State of North Dakota to the above named Respondents and all Persons interested in the Estate of Henry Druar, deceased „X°U each of you are hereby notified that Michael Druar, the petitioner herein has filed in this Court his Petition, praying for Letters of Administration upon the Estate of Henry Druar, l*te of the Township of Mt Carmel, in the County of Cavalier and St:-te of Mori Da kota, deceased, be granted to him the said Michael Druar, and that t.lie said petition will bo heard and duly considered by this Court on Monday the 24th day of March, A, D., 1913, at ten clock in the foronoon of that day at the Court Rooms of this Court in the County Court House, in the City of Langdon, County of Cava lier and State of North Dakota, and yon, and each Of you, are hereby cited to be and appear before this Court- at said time and place and an swer said petition and show cause if any there be, why the prayer of said petition should not be eranti'd. By the Court: [SEAL.] H. E. DORVAL, .Ttidt'e of the County Court. Dated the 11th day of February, A. D., 1913 Let the service of the bove citation be made by persouul service thereof on each of the above named Respondents resident within the State of North Dakota, andupon all others of said re spondents by publication thereof three times, for three successive weeks in the Courier-Demo crat. a weekly newspaper publsshed at Langdon, Cavalier county. North Dakota. 30-32 H. K. DORVAL, JUDGE. DICKSON A HEVWEV, Attorneys for Petitioners, Langdon, N. D. AUCTIONEER For dates and terms write or phone the Cava lier County Implement Co, at Hannah, Wales or Langdon,or address WALES, N. D. WILIS Mj J. A. TERHAAR. CASHIER. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of Feb. 1913. IBKAL.I J. H. WELLE NOTAU* PUIILIP Hteai-na Count j, Minnesota. (My Commisniou Expires May 23,1914,) Correct Attest: .y.'far.r iv Everything Hardy and Acclimated 30th Annual Cataloir Free—Send Now OSCAR H. WILL & CO. BISMARCK. N. D.