A. I. KCEHMSTEDT, Prop.
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Communications must be received by Tuesday
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"John Burke is a progressive demo
crat, which nobody can deny. Likewise
he is a retrogressive democrat, which
denies succassful contradiction. Where
fore John Burke is an all-around handy
man who takes what is coming and gets
what is going, John always knows
what his number is and when to change
Thus Sam. G. Blythe opens last week's
installment of "Who's Who—and Why,"
in The Saturday Evening Post, and
John Burke, democratic governor of
North Dakota from 1907 to 1913, now
treasurer of the United States, is the
subject. Mr. Blythe tiguies out his
progression and retrogression this way:
"John Burke progressed from a county
jndgeship in North Dakota to the state
assembly, to the state senate, to the
gubernatorial—there's a word that has
plain governor's maccerated to a mulcu
lent mush—to the gubernatorial cbair.
So far, so good.
"John Burke retrogressed from a can
didacy for the nomination for vice presi
dent to a candidacy for the job of
treasurer of the United States. He
secured the latter. That, mayhap, was
the reason for the retrogression. You
never can tell! But whether or no, if
you will take a new 8100 bill—a new one
—from your well-tilled wallet—or, say,
a new SI bill—new, mark you—you will
observe the bold signature of John
Burke on the southeast of the same."
"It you haven't seen a #1 bill with
John Burke's name, you may have seen
his picture, the author suggests, in the
group of western governors who invaded
the east a couple of years ago in a
"The tall man with the fur overcoat
and the plug hat, standing at the ex
treme right, is John Burke," writes
Blythe. "Burke was governor of North
Dakota when Louis Hill pulled off his
advertising stunt for his railroad.
"To be sure. John had his picture
t-ken, say, 765 times but he was able to
retrain himself on several occasions
uen a man with a camera appeared.
Next time the western governors come
east it is Mr. Hill's plans to have the
entire end of the rear car open so they
can get easily to the platform to have
themselves photographed. As it was,
several of the governors were severely
bruised in the rushes to get through the
narrow door in time to pose.
"There were moments on this trip
when John Burke spoke a few words for
North Dakota—moments. Of course
that was a revolutionary proceeding.
It requires but superficial consideration
to make it apparent that the main object
ofa visit of western governors to the
east is not to advertise their state, but
to advertise the governors. The states
are permanent institutions and gover
nors are transitory: but now and then
John forgot himself and spoke of North
Dakota. Governor Norris referred to
Montana also. The other governors
looked at them askance. Odd fish cer
"Along about that time, however, the
movement to nominate John Burke for
president on the democratic ticket took
form. It was a neat compact movement,
rather local in extent. It did not ramify
much. Indeed, there was difficulty in
confining the wild, tumultuous outburst
for John Burke for president to the
state of North Dakota but there is this
much to be said: Differing from other
persons for whom there were movements,
John Burke'.- movement had delegates
of its own. He, at least, secured the
support of his own state. The ten dele
gates to Baltimore from North Dakota
were instructed for John BurKe in due
course of time."
The writer then tells how the ten
Burke delegates helped nominate Wil
son and how, after Burke had acumulat
ed 386J votes for vice president, his
friends made it unanimous for Marshall
and also "made it unanimous for John
Burke for a good job."
"The treasurer of the United States
gets §8,000 a year and has a nice time,"
he adds. "He is custodian of all our
funds, but never sees any of them unless
he takes a visiting friend into the vaults
and takes a peek at the piles of money.
He is the keeper of millions and cannot
spend a nickel of it. All he has to do is
to custode, and the other capable per
sons about the place attend to spending
The church fair and bazaar of St, Al
phonsus church, which opened Tues
day and continues until Saturday night
is under successful headway and is being
given a highly satisfactary attendance,
each day. Yesterday was featured as
"German Day today special services
are being held in the church in obser
vance of the Catholic church's jubilee,
an event celebrated every twenty live
years. Particulars as to the outcome of
the bazaar will be given next week,
Typewriter ribbons for all staudard
makes of machines, both wide and nar
row ribbons at the DKMQOUAT..
There was no issue of "current events"
during the Thanksgiving school week.
Richard Boyd of the class of 1912 has
won a place for himself with the Chica
go "U" rooters and students. He seems
to have secured a place for himself on
Stagg's next year's foot ball team.
The new report for the board of in
spectors of the North Central Associa
tion of colleges and Secondary schools
is a very detailed, itemized, collabora
tion of minute facts, concerning each
teacher's preparation, educational train
ing, past and present experience, con
cerning each high school's equipment,
apparatus, library, classification of
pupils as to grades, of special or irregular
concerning the last year's graduates^
their further education or present oc
cupation, the proportion that graduated
with the number originally enrolled the
first, second and third years, etc. A
monograph on the colleges in the as
sociation cites seventy-three universities
and colleges from the Canadian border
south to Kentucky and from Ohio west
to the Rocky Mountains. The univer
sity of North Dakota and Fargo college
represent our state Macalester, Carleton
and the university of Minnesota repre
sent our sister state to the east.
Mr. Stauff is asked to make this re
port at once to State High School In
spector R. Heyward, the representative
of the Board of Inspectors of the As
sociation in our state. Our high school
is to be congratulated that it has secur
ed a rating with the larger city high
schools of the northwest, which require
from two to four weeks more each year
fci the same course of study.
Miss Follansbee left the school Tues
day afternoon because of illness. The
Misses Schneider and Swinburn com
pleted her day's work for her.
Alice Robertson of the eleventh grade
in the high school is said to be very ill.
A nervous break down has seized her.
H. Thompson of the Park River High
School who last year closed the affirma
tive side of the Park River—Langdon
inter high school debate, was a guest of
John Robertson over Sunday.
Agnes Dickson has returned to schocl
after a seige of la-grippe.
Monday the boys and girls of the
seventh and eighth grades took a test
in physical education to ascertain the
eighteen squad leaders of the two sec
Friday afternoon our eighth graders
journeyed to Hannah to show their
contemporaries there how to play win
ning football. The score was twenty to
six. And now the Hannah boys want to
come to Langdon for a return game.
Don't forget to hear Professor Bek on
"A Boy's Biography," you'll die a-laugh
in to hear about that other boy who is
"wusser'n' yourself yet he is "making
Miss Evanson who last year taught
our first grade was an over Thanksgiv
ing visitor to our city, the guest of Miss
One week from Wednesday, namely
December 17th, our vocational depart
ments expect to have their annual pre
Christmas exhibition. Every patron of
the schools is urged to be present on
"Yes,'' said Mr. Pateu, with ill con
cealed pride, "my youngest boy makes
some smart remarks at times. Only
recently lie asked me what it meant to
be an apprentice.
told him that it
meant the binding of one person to an
other by agreement and that one per
son so bound had to teach the other all
he could of his trade or profession,
while the other had to watch and learn
how things were done and had to make
himself useful in every way possible."
"What did he say to that?" asked
one of the audience.
"Why. after a few minutes the young
rascal looked up at me and said. 'Then
I suppose you're apprenticed to moth
er, aren't you. dad?' "—London Mail.
India's Woven Wind.
New England's or even old Eng
land's cotton trade is but in its infancy
compared with the industry in India.
"For what are 300 years against
3,000?" says a writer. "Fabrics as fine
as any that can be turned out at the
present day by the most perfect ma
chinery in Lancashire were produced
by the nimble fingers of Hindu spin
ners and the primitive looms of Hin
du weavers a thousand years before
the invasion ol' Britain by the Romans.
When Britons were shivering in their
woad, in fact, the Hindus were glory
ing in garments of a texture so fine as
to have earned the poetic description
of 'woven wind.'"
Right to the Point.
Some months ago excavations were
being made for new tracks on the line
of a certain railway. At one point a
nearby resident obtained permission to
remove a quantity of turf to resod the
premises, the section foreman being in
structed to notify the excavating
"gang" when the resident should have
secured all he desired.
Tho foreman's report Is as follows:
"The man that wanted tbo earth bun
Tribes That Spit Upon or
Stranger than any of these customs
is the weeping salutation that has been
observed among central South Ameri
can Indians. This form of greeting oc
curs. too. in the Andaman islands, New
Zealand and Polynesia. A Portuguese
explorer describes the custom as he
saw it used among a tribe of South
"Whenever a guest enters a hut he
is immediately honored and made wel
come by being wept over. Without a
word being spoken he is led to the
hammock. As soon as he is seated tlio
hostess and her daughters and any of
their girl friends who happen to be in
the house at the time come and sit
about the guest, touch him lightly with
their fingers and commence to weep
I loudly and to shed many tears. During
this ceremony, in a sort of connected
discourse, they recite everything that
has happened to them recently and talk
of the hardships of the road that the
visitor has suffered and of anything
and everything that can arouse com
passion and tears. The guest, his hand
before his face, pretends to weep and
does not speak until the crying has
gone on for some time. Then they all
wipe away their tears and become as
lively and merry as if they had never
cried in all their lives."—Exchange.
ELEPHANTS IN A TEMPER.
When Enraged They Are Apt to Tear
Their Victims to Pieces.
An elephant uses several original
and effective methods of exterminating
its victims. It may rush upon a man,
seize him in its trunk, beat him to
death on the ground and before leav
ing tear up the foliage for yards about.
There are many instances of Ele
phants literally tearing their victims
to pieces. The story is told of an Eng
lish official in Uganda who on noticing
a "safari" passing stepped to the door
to inquire of the head man the where
abouts of his master. In response the
black swung a human arm
The shadow of the pigskin is over
The Panama canal has cost thus far
$183,000,000. And that is "cut" rates
The highway to happiness is travers
ed by the trolley as well as by the
The Big Dipper, says a scientist, is to
vanish in 200,000 years. We should
sit up and wait.
"Laugh at misfortune." says an Ox
ford professor. Yet it is said a Briton
has no sense of humor.
A Scottish scientist says the world
is headed for starvation. What a re
venge on the beef trust.
Perhaps the apprehended decline of
cricket in England is due to the lack
of a baseball vocabulary.
Since the governments of the world
invested in aeroplanes it hasn't been
so hard to rise in the army.
"Lying," says a theosophical export,
"causes stuttering." Not if you think
up your story well in advance.
Peary's arctic records have been
found and returned to him. but Dr.
Cook's records still remain a mystery.
A London specialist says frequent
hairc-utting causes baldness, but it's
our guess it only makes it look like it.
Good milk must contain only 200,000
bacteria per cubic centimeter. Con
sumers are warned to accept no more.
Still, when you come to think of it
in the light of the well known law of
gravitation, the leaves can do nothing
They say that the navy needs more
drydocks. Of course. No matter how
handsome a navy may be it is never so
safe as in drydoek.
Tales are coming In from different
points of immense meteorites. Can it
be that Mars from Its superior height
is throwing stones at us?
Now that .Manuel lias married and
settled down, perhaps the Portuguese
will look more tolerantly on Ittn island
ing application for it job.
THE COURIER-DEMOCRAT, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 4, 1913
Anions the Masai and Ukerewe it is
a mark of respect to greet an acquaint
ance or a stranger by spitting at liim.
Almost :ws strange is the custom ascrib
ed to the Tibetans of sticking out the
tongue by way of salutation. Rubbing
noses is quite common the Burmese
and many tribes of Eskimos, Lapland
ers and Malays do so.
official and replied that a few days
previous his master had bee:i torn to
pieces by an elephant and that he had
brought back the arm in proof of his
Then again after knocking a man
down an elephant will often continue
on its course without stopping to learn
how much damage it has done. A
hunter who was within close proximity
of a herd of elephants handed his rifle
to the &un bearer and started to climb
a tree to look about. At that moment
an elephant charged from the talL
grass and made for the gun bearer.,
As the man started to run he threw up
his arms, and in some manner the ele
phant in reaching for him snatched
the rifle from his hand and stopped to
hammer it on the ground, while the
black made good his escape.—J. Alden
Loring in Outing.
CAhtLESS WITH GOLD.
Any Old Thing Serves the Klondiksrs
For Holding Nuggets.
Persons who are accustomed to ob
serve the extreme care with which
bankers handle gold would be aston
ished by the lax methods of the men
who risk their lives for the precious
metal in sparsely settled regions
where it is mined.
In the log cabins in which Klondik
ers live It has to take its chance along
with boots, cooking utensils and pro
visions, waiting to be transported by
the most expeditious route. Any re
ceptacle, it seems, is good enough to
hold gold. Old tobacco cans and fruit
and vegetable cans stand full of nug
gets on the shelves, and sacks of gold
dust are flung upon the floor.
On one occasion a little pack train
of three mules brought to Dawson
City $120,000 worth of gold in com
mon sacks, over which the mule driv
er, acting on his own responsibility,
fastened a bit of sailcloth, lest a mule
falling on a rock or against a branch
should accidentally rip open a sack
and spill the contents. The whole lot
was thrown with other goods into the
packer's office and left there until the
At another time $40,000 worth was
sent down on one horse. Tho packer
in charge did not know who had given
it to him and there was no sign of
ownership attached. It was identified
by the fact that within the larger
sack of dust was a small sack of nug
The bags are not sealed, but merely
tied with a leather thong or a bit of
Nature's Processes Too Gigantic to Be
Imitated by Man.
Warm air is like a sponge. It will
suck up a lot of moisture and carry It
without spilling any. But if warm
air. well loaded with moisture, is sud
denly cooled the sponge is squeezed
and the moisture falls out as rain.
Many years ago some hopeful gen
tlemen went to one of our arid regions
and exploded a lot of dynamite on the
theory that the concussion would mix
the strata of warm air near the earth
with the cooler strata above and so
cause the necessary precipitation of
moisture. There happened to be light
showers about the time of the experi
ments. which encouraged the experi
menters. but didn't convince anybody
The fact is that nature's rainmaking
machine is too gigantic to be affected
by the puny efforts of humans—at least
by any methods so far discovered.
Nature pumps the moisture laden air
up into the cold regions of the upper
atmosphere with a wheel a thousand
miles in diameter. When this tre
mendous wheel of air is revolving nor
mally it hoists millions of tons of wa
ter vapor to an elevation where it can
no longer be carried in solution and
so falls in rain.
When the wheel is off adjustment it
is as futile to bombard the sky with
dynamite as it would be to fire popgun
corks at the side of the latest Dread
nought.—Kansas City Star.
When Turks and Bulgarians make
an alliance it would seem to be time
to arrest the status quo for exceeding
the speed limit.
Twelve inch shells "made in Eng
land" for the United States navy sug
gest questions of interest for Ameri
If the Japanese should ever succeed
in getting China's 400,000,000 inhabit
ants thoroughly aroused they would
have their little brown hands full.
A Baltimore man is dead after hav
ing undergone 200 surgical operations
in |hree years. It will seem just like a
vacation to the Baltimore surgeons.
Mr. Carnegie's world's peace palace
erected at The Hague at a cost of $1,
500.000 is completed and dedicated. All
that is lacking now is world's peace.
The Wells-Fargo Express company
proposes to get even with parcel post
by cutting rates, and the people will
view the fell design with the utmost
Cheer up. all you hard working, plain
people! Another blow at the high cost
of living is about to be struck. The
government has started in to bust the
The question has now been raised
whether woman originally came before
man. No one. however, will deny
that, be that as it may. she has been
after him ever since.
A distinguished authority says that
rich people live longer than poor peo
ple. In spite of this fact people con
tinue to be born poor. It must be at
tributive to ignorance.
Now that a man has succeeded in
flying upside down and women have
decided to add ray shoes to their
attire, this jaded world will be hard
put to it for a new thrill in the way
Recently collected statistics show
that the proportion of bachelors to
married men is steadily increasing in
England. That's probably because
more American girls uro marrying at
A new folding bed Is attached to the
closet door and disappears when the
(loor Is closed, but the old kind that
closes with you In tho middle of the
night and gently slips into the bureau
drawer will remain In public favor.
Apropos of the "rod water" seen in
and about salt lakes Mr. F. Whitteron
writes that in all the samples exam
ined by him (at Oeelong. Victoria.
Australia) the color was wholly due
to a curious little organism, either
oval or round, and equipped with two
small fiagella or lashlike extensions.
When examined under a microscope
the bodies of these minute specks of
living matter are seen to be intensely
pigmented with a red coloring matter.
When the brine becomes saturated the
oval form chaip.- 's to a circular shape.
Wl:'ti such a brine begins to crystal
lize the resulting sa!t has a reddish
tinge, and Mr. Whitteron suggests
that each organism may be the nucle
us about which a crystal forms.—New
How It Impressed Her.
A young woman from the interior
saw the Atlantic for the first time re
cently at Cape May. As she stood on
the windy beach, gazing dreamily out
over the vast blue expanse of tum
bling water, her escort said to her:
"So this is the first time you've ever
seen the sea. eh?"
"Yes. the very first time." she a'j
"And what 3o you think of it?" he
"All." she said, with an ecstatic
smile, "it smells just like oysters!"—
"George dear." began a bride while
on the way to the station for the
honeymoon. "I want you to answer me
just one question, and then I shall feel
sure of you."
"What is it. darling?"
"If .vou knew that I loved you as
much as you love me., would you love
me as much as I love you?"—London
Wrong End First.
"Willie."' said the infant's mother,
agitated by the sudden appearance of
a rich relative. "Willie, dear, kiss your
Uncle John and then go and wash your
face at once."—London Telegraph.
Shut Your Mouth.
"One should always breathe through
the nose when asleep." says a physi
cian. If yon awake and find your
mouth open, get up and shut it.—Ex
Mrs. Honk—Colonel Hook is a con
gressman at large, isn't he? Honk
Yes. They haven't arrested him yet.—
Fortune has often been blamed for
her blindness, but fortune is not so
blind as men are.—Samuel Smiles.
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CITATION HEARING PETITION FOE AP
POINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR
STATE OF NOETH DAKOTA I
County of Cavalier
Before HON H. E. DORVAL, Judge.
Iu the Matter of the Estate of Hans Kolte
Charles C. Soebj\
Bertholine Fentz Dnr
thee Arnzen, Anne
Fsusing, Anna It as-/
Rasmussen »nd Robt.
Work, Co. Treasurer,
The State of North Dakota to the above nam
ed Respondents, and all persons interested in
the estate of Hans Kolte. Deceased:
ar* hereby notified
mat Lnas, C. Soeby,petitioner herein, baa filed
in this court the# petition praying that letters
of administration upon the estate of Hans
Kolte, late of the Township of Olga in the
county of Cavalier and state of North Dakota,
deceased, be granted to Chas. C, Soeby: and
that the said petition will be heard and duly
considered by thip court on Wednesday the 17th
day of December, 1913 at two o'clock, in the
afternoon of ^thatday at the court rooms in the
court house in the city of Langdon, Cavalier
countj, f«orth Dakota and you and each of
you are hereby cited to be and appear before
this court at the said time and place, and
answer said petition, and show cause, if any
there be, why the prayer in said petition should
not be grauted.
Dated this 5th day of November, A. D. 1913
,Q By the Court:
Judge of the County Court.
Let service of the above citation be made by
publication in the Courier Democrat, a weekly
newspaper published at Langdon, Cavalier
bounty, -North liakota. for three successive
weeks beginning Nov. 13,1913.
GEIMSON & JOHNSON,
H' B' DOBVAI" JUD«E-
Attorneys for Petitioner, Langdon. N. D.
NOTICE OF CHATTEL MORTGAGE SALE
Default having been made in the conditions
°f ?,cha"fl mortgage bearing date the 22nd day
of May, 191', executed and delivered by Willard
Hilligoss, mortgagor, to J. B. Boauchamp.
mortgagee, and filed in the office of the register
of deeds for Cavalier county, N. D„ the 23rd
day 9f May, 1912at 3 o'clock p. m. as follows
to-wit: by failure to pay the debt thereby se-
J*,8 Parity, said debt being the sum
of sJlaO with interest at 10 per cent per annum
from date until Nov. 1st, 1912 and 12 per cent
thereafter due Nov. 1st, 1912, of which amount
the sum of $173.75 is now duo by reason of said
Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of said
default and the power of sale contained in said
mortgage, and by order of J, B, Beauchamp,
the present owner of said mortgage, I will sell
the following chattels, described therein, to-wit
One niare, color bay, white in face, two hind
feet white, age four years old.
One filly colt, color bay, age one month old
at public auction for cash, at the front door of
the post office at Olga, N, Dak., between the
hours of 12 m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday the 29th
day ot November, 1913, from the proceeds of
which sale shall be paid: First, tlie costs and
expenses of said mortgage saie and lawful
attorney fee Second, the debt aforesaid, with
interest thereon at date of sale Third, the
balance to the ownerof the mortgaged property.
J. B. BEAUCHAMP
DICKSON & DEVANEY, Mortgagee.
Dated October 22nd. 1913.
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
County of Grand Forks FT
First Judicial District,
Grand Forks Mercantile
Company, (a corpora
tion. Via ntiff, I
J. J. CarapbelJ.
The State of North Dakota to the above named
You are hereby summoned to answer the com
plaint in this net ion unci to serve a copy of your
answer upon tho subscribers within thirty days
after the service or this .summons upon you,
exclusive of the dav of service and in case of
your failure to appear or answer judgment will
be taken against yon by default for the relief
demanded in tho complaint.
Dated at Grand Forks, N. D., June 16,1913.
MURPHY & DUGGAN, 18-23
Attorneys for Plaintiff,
Residence and Post Office Address,
frrand Forks, North Dakota.
Remarkable Cure of Croup.
'•Last winter wben my little boy had
croup I got him a bottle of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. 1 honestly be
lieve it saved his life," writes Mrs. J. B.
Cook, Indiana, Pa. "It cut the phlegm
and relieved hit. coughing spells. I am
most grateful for what this remedy has
done for him." For sale by H. E Close
HAY & LIEBELER
Fresh and Salt Meats of all kinds
constantly on hand
Game and Fish in Season
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