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Money tlwyyson nam I for Farm Loans. Offices iu Schnlke Block. LANGDON N. DAKOTA. GUSTAV BRECKE, .--NOTARY PUBLIC--- Real Estate, Loans, Conveyancing. MILTON N. DAK TOWNSHIP CLERKS AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE We carry a complete line of Township and Justice Court BLANKS In fact everything necessary to successfully carry on the busi ness of the township. Your Order will be Appreciated. Courier-Democrat, Daisy Roller Feed Mill 1 FRED ALPSTAG! 5 PROPRIETOR. I Flour, Bran, Shorts and Fresh Garden and Field Seeds. I Fresh Baled Hav Garden and Field I SEEDS SEEDS 5 All Orders Given Prompt Attention. Citv Delivery. I PHONE 58. Langdon, N. Dak. •AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA* 3 HAY & LIEBELER CITY MEAT MARKET Fresh and Salt Meats of all kinds constantly on hand Game and Fish in Season 3 2 Orders delivered in city 3 PHONE 35 The name—Doan's inspires confidence —Doan's Kidney Pills for kidney ills. Dobd's Ointment for skin itching, Doan's Regulets for a mild laxative. Sold at all drug stores. Shark's Tooth. A shark's tooth are movable at-wrfl) •ad become erect at the moment*!* Mftlnirtt».pnor FOR THE CHILDREN Saltpeter Magic. Few things will create more interest for a s'mple home entertainment in the evening for young people than what is known as .saltpeter magic. It will arouse their curiosity to the high est point when tried before boys and girls who have never heard of it be fore and will "keep them guessing" for a long lime. Dissolve saltpeter in water until the water will lake up no more. Then take the end of a penholder or any small stick, dip it in the solution and write some word in thick letters on a piece of light paper. You must take pains to see that every letter is joined together so that there is a continuous line. If you write more than one word on the up per they must be connected. Now let the paj^er dry and the writing will be invisible. Fold down half an inch at cither end of the paper so that you can make it stand on one edge. Now set it upright on a platter or some thing which will not catch fire and apply the tip of a bit of lighted punk to where the word begins, over which you have previously made a tiny mark. You will see a tiny glowworm of (ire travel all along the lines traced, not stopping until the complete word is burned out. No other part of the paper will bo destroyed. If you can prepare several pieces of paper in ad vance. put on the names of J-our guests, being careful, of course, to re member that there must be no break In the line. A Trick For Boys. Most boys like to do tricks of magic and "sleight of hand." so here is a very simple trick that any one of you can do after a little practice. It is called "spinning the handkerchief." Of course you wouldn't use your own handkerchief. Ask some boy to lend you his, and pretend to select one -with great care, saying, "It is first of all necessary to get the right kind of handkerchief." After you have picked out one throw it in the air. catch it on the end of a stick that you are twirl ing. and when the handkerchief spreads out to its full size spin it around rapidly. The secret of being able to do this is that there is a needle or pin in the end of the stick, which catches the handkerchief and prevents it from falling off. The pin should be put in so that the sharp point extends out ibout a half inch. The stick should have a smooth sur face. so that it will rotate easily in the hand. If it is polished or varnished so much the better. It will require a little practice before you are able to catch the handkerchief in the middle and with the pin going through one thickness only. If it goes through two or three thicknesses a fold results and your audience will notice the pin. You need to do some practicing before at tempting to do this trick in public. Honesty In School. "You and I know that there are boys, and girls, too. who crib," writes Walter Prichard Eaton, taking up a delicate but important subject in an article on "The Scout In School" in Boys' Life. "A girl in my class had a geography under her feet covered by her skirt in an examination and kept dropping her pencil. She got 98, and 1 never had any use for her after that. "A good scout will never crib. A good scout ought never to have any use for a boy or girl who does crib. "I den't mean that you should squeal on a cribber. There is a better way than that. "Just let him know what you think of him. and just let him understand that he is no better than any other liar that he has stolen, not money, but a good mark, which is just as bad. Scouts should lead in school in creat ing a sentiment for honesty, for honor. If you do that by and by nobody will dare to crib, and you will have brought this about yourselves without turning squealer and going to the teacher." The Bird Sellers. A jolly game for children is called "the bird sellers." Arrange the players in a row, leaving two outside. These two are to represent the bird buyers. Give to each child the name of some bird. One will be a crow, one a crane, another a canary, etc. One bird dealer says to the other: "I wish to buy a bird." "What kind?" inquires the other. "A bird that can fly swiftly." says the first buyer. "Very well, take what you wish." "Then," says the first buyer, "I'll take a robin." As soon as lie says this the "robin" child must jump out of the row and run around, trying to escape. If the dealer catches the bird the captured one stays until the other "birds" have been selected and caught. The Elephant and His Trunk. A large paper elephant minus his trunk is tacked on the wall, then to each child is given a paper trunk and a pin. Each in turn is blindfolded, taken to the end of the room and turn ed around three times and started to ward the elephant. The one who pins the trunk on nearest the proper place la given a prize. Four Hidden Birds. Don't mark. It excites the baby. The mud was ankle deep. How rents have gone up. Where 1* Nero, Blnks? Answers.-Kite, emu, wren, robin. The terminal of the road was on the Missouri river, and at that time a number of railroads were pushing out into the great American desert. Jim wrote an application for the position of station agent on the frontier. He had no expectation of any notice be ing taken of his application and in tended to leave the service of the road anyway and go west. What was his surprise to receive by return mail an a—a—q 1 JD g. a JIM HAD SNATCHED HIS OWN WEAPON. ippointment as station agent at Owl Creek junction, a point out on the plains not far from the Rocky moun tains. Jim had another surprise. The salary as station agent at Owl Creek junction was laid down as $50 a month, which was a good deal more than he had been getting. THE COURIER-DEMOCRAT THURSDAY, JANUARY 29. 1914 The Agent 1 Of Owl Creek Junction He Made a Success of a Difficult Job "There's no use, Jim," said Laura Bingham "we ean't get married and live decently on $40 a month, and that's all you get from the railroad and all you're likely to get even if you are promoted. You know yourself that conductors on your road get only $G0. We'll have to give it up." Jim Perkins saw the force of his fiancee's argument. He resolved to apply for a position that would take him away from her. With a sad heart he started for his new field of labor. On the way he asked about Owl Creek junction and learned that it was looked upon as one of the most promising points on the road. True, at the time the popu- I lation in the vicinity were a lawless I lot, such as usually precedes the better I class who begin the real development of new countries. But the branching of a great thoroughfare was sure in time to make Owl Creek junction a city. This welcome encouragement caused hope to arise in tin' breast James Perkins. He had .$.")( that he had saved when he expected to marry Laura Bingham, and hi' resolved to invest it as soon as he arrived in a town lot. He did not expect to get a lot for so small an amount in the cen ter of the place, but would he satis tied with one on the outskirts. Hopeful vouth that leads oue on through dreams to realities, ending ei tlier in success or failure! After all. ire not such visions better than pes •simism, which undertakes nothing, ac :omplishe3 nothing? The nearer .Tim got to Owl Creek Junction the more he learned about it. One bucket of cold water after anoth er was dashed over him till he received the bucket itself, which struck him with such force as to stun him. The conductor in charge of the last section Df the road gave him a true picture of Owl Creek junction and made it plain to him why he had been appointed iigent there. The nearest house to the junction was a mile. The country round about was infested with jayhawkers and horse thieves. No agent at the rail way station had thus far been able to collect money for tickets from 60 per cent of the persons who traveled on the road. They either demanded tick ets without pay at the point of the revolver or used the same implement to pass the conductor without paying a fare. But the usual method was to call for a ticket at the station, get their hands on it and walk away, for getting to leave the cash for it. There had been five agents within six months. Now the last one appointed was eagerly waiting for his successor. Jim received this terrible backset shortly before the train drew up at Owl Creek junction, and his heart sank down Into his boots. When the train stopped at his new home he looked upon as desolate a sight as he had overseen In his life. There were a station, a water tank, a fuel house and nothing else except an open streftcb of country inhabited trlnclpetty ftp fee prairie dog, the sole vegetable product being the cactus. As Jim stepped off the train a man came out of the station expectantly. A bandage covered his forehead and his left eye. His arm was in a sling. "The new agent?" he asked of Jim. Yes. replied Jim faintly. "Well, come in here and I'll turn over the property. This train goes back in half an hour, and I propose to go on her." "Been hurt?" inquired the new agent. "Slightly. I was fool enough to try to collect the price of a ticket from a rustler. I advise you not to try it, but if you're bent on doing so you'll find a couple of 412 caliber revolvers in the drawer under the ticket window. The company sent them out for the use of agents who were bent on making col lections." Jim received the contents of the ticket office and receipted for them in time to see his predecessor step on the train happily and pulled away to civilization. The puffing of the loco motive gradually died away in the distance, to be replaced by an absolute silence. Jim would have liked to hear the hoot of even an owl, but there were no trees for an owl to roost in. and he wondered how the creek got its name. He looked for a place in it deep enough to drown himself in, but it did not afford even that. It was 5 o'clock in the afternoon of the day after Jim Perkins arrived at Owl Creek junction. Jim was sitting at a desk with his hat pulled down over his eyes. He was at the lowest, o*i rather, the highest point of desper ation. A train was due in ten minutes from one of the branches of the rail road. going eastward. A man with a red face, a stubble beard and one eye stepped up to the ticket window and said: "Young feller, gimme a ticket to An telope. and be quick about it." Jim arose from his chair and stepped to the window. He had laid a cocked revolver beside it where it could not be seen. He took down a ticket from a rack, stamped it and. holding it in his hand, said: "Three dollars and forty cents, please." A glare came in the ticket purchas er's eye. und he put his hand to his hip. There was a report, but not from his revolver. Jim had snatched his own weapon, brought it to bear on the pur chaser and fired. When the train reached the station the conductor stepped down on to the platform and went into the station. A man's body was lying on its face below the ticket window. "What's up?" he asked. "I've been sent out here." replied Jim, "to sell tickets for money. That man wanted to go to Antelope without paying his fare. He can go free as baggage. I reckon. You'd better help him on to the train." The conductor looked wonderingly at Jim for a few moments, then said: "By cracky! You're a cool one. Do you think you can keep this up?" "I'll keep it up till 1 get killed, and I'd rather get killed than remain a railroad employee, especially at Owl Creek junction." The conductor succeeded in getting a brief account of the affair from the only living participant, then, not wish ing to get behind time, called the man in charge of the baggage car and with his assistance carried the body on board the train. Then there was a whistle and the big snake crawled away over the plain. Jim Perkins did not have to kill any more men at Owl Creek junction sta tion. The news that the railroad com pany had sent out an agent who meant business circulated, and after that would be passengers paid their fare. Jim since he had begun the work would not give it up till he had proved that he wa master of the situation, then wrote to the president of the road that the population under the in (iuence of the railroad was beginning to change and he thought that any agent could collect for tickets there, lie would like a station in a more set tled locality. A reply came notifying Jim that an other man would relieve him and he was to report at the general offices of the company. When he reached the terminal and showed his order to a man at a desk he was sent up to the "tiice of the president. "H'm!" said that officer. "1 believe on are the man who collected fares at iwl Creek junction." "I am. sir." replied Jim. "I'm sorry 1 haven't another place especially fitted for your peculiar abili ies. What kind of a position would you like?" "Any you happen to have vacant. I've been railroading all my life. 1 don't know anything else." The president tapped a bell. An office boy entered and was directed to call the superintendent. When that gentle man entered the president said to him: "Mr. Bowers, this is James Perkins, recently station agent at Owl Creek junction. Make him a train dispatcher and as soon as he learns the duties of that position give him the next job in the scale. A man who could make Owl Creek junction a paying station must be good for almost anything. At any rate, try him." Before entering upon the duties of his new office Jim went to see his sweetheart and told her of the change that had come over his fortunes. Jim's salary was quite sufficient to warrant their marriage, and their engagement was renewed. Jim passed through a number of grades and finally became president of the roai. besides making a fortune. Throughout all of hie ad ministration be was known as one de voted to tbe welfare of the thousands of employee* at iMMtanant tbe road under bto Hobey Baker, Princeton's All Around Star. Photo by American Press Association. Hobey Baker of Princeton is some football crackerjack we all know, and he is a good sprinter and an effective hockey player as well. As soon as the gridiron seasi" over Hobey will polish his skates ...id start in pursuit of the elusive puck. Cochran to Build Defender. Alex Smith Cochran will take up sin gle handed his part of the defense of the America's cup. The Yonkers (N. Y.) sportsman, who for nine years has been a member of the New York Yacht club, has commissioned William Gard ner to design a seventy-five foot sloop yacht to take part in the trial races. Mr. Gardner has designed many fast racing yachts, and the only condition imposed by Mr. Cochran is that he shall not accept an order from any oth er yachtsmen or syndicate to design another sloop for the same purpose. No limit is placed on the amount to be expended for the new boat, the or ders being to produce the fastest yacht possible under the present rule of the New York Yacht club. The builder of the yacht has not been announced. Mr. Cochran is by no means a novice in the racing of fast yachts. He had the schooner Westward designed and btiilt for him by Ilerreshoff in 1010. This yacht crossed the ocean and de feated the best boats in England and Germany. After winning tbe kaiser's cup at Cowes the Westward came here, raced for one season and then was sold to a German yachtsman. New Baseball Deal? In Philadelphia was circulated a story that Connie Mack of the Athletics had traded Outfielder James Walsh to the New York Americans as part of a deal by which Frank Chance sent Claude Derrick to the Baltimore club, partly owned by Mack, last year. When President Farrell of the New York Americans was asked about the sup posed deal he declared that, while he hadn't actually signed papers that would make Walsh bis property, some thing might come of it later on. "The report is a trifle premature," said Farrell. "and I only wish that I Anuld confirm it. It is true that last summer when Chance let Derrick go to the Baltimore club he asked Mack to let him have an outfielder, one of fix then wearing Athletic uniforms. Mack at first couldn't see it. but as he needed Derrick in Baltimore he finally named three players from whom Chance could make a selection, and Walsh was among.them." Wrestler Mahmout Killed by Bandits. Yussiff Mahmout. a Bulgarian wres tler. who met a number of American mat men. including Frank Gotch, by whom he was defeated, was killed by a band of Bulgarian bandits in the mountains near Silistria. his home, ac cording to a story told by two Turkish wrestlers who arrived in Chicago re cently. Mahmout was a petty officer in the Bulgarian army during the late war and. according to their story, went to the town to draw some money to pay off the men in his command. Sixteen bandits, learning the purpose of his trip, waylaid him on his retara, loi, because Mahmout had procured only orders instead of gold coin they killed him. In the Federal League. The Federal leaguers claim that Tommy Leach. Roger Bresnahan. George Stovall and Wilbert Robinson will manage teams in the outlaw cir cuit. Bresnahan has a three years' contract with the Cubs at $10,000 a year. Itwbinson couldn't be hired to leave his old pal. John McGraw, and the Giants. Leach may not remain with Evers because of advancing years, while Stovall's threatened defection will not cause an earthquake in St Louis. To Release Bridwell. Charles Webb Murphy has opened the winter campaign with the an nouncement that A! Bridwell must be supplanted as the Cubs' shortstop for the reason that he Is too alow. Last spring Murphy predicted that Brld well would make Chicago fans forget •R about Joe Tinker. A ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE. The Marriage of Miss Elkins to Mr. Hitt Came as a Surprise. The recent marriage of Miss Kathe l'ine Elkins. daughter of the late Unit ed States Senator Stephen B. Elkins. to William U. Ilitt came as a surprise to friends of both parties. This is the culmination of a courtship the equal of which for romantic features would be hard to parallel outside tlie covers of a novel. The whole country is well familiar with the courtship of Mr. Hitt and his faithfulness to Miss El- -S o' MBS. WILLIAM R. HITT. FORMERLY MISS KATHKItlNE ELKINS. kins. Even when the newspapers of this country and abroad were full of comment pertaining to the marriage of Miss Elkins to the Duke of the Abruzzi, Hitt continued his attentions to Miss Elkins with uttermost confi dence. It has been generally understood that an engagement actually existed between Miss Elkins and the Duke of the Abruzzi and that it was broken to the intense chagrin of the latter be cause of the opposition of the Italian royal family and the anomalous posi tion in which Miss Elkins would have been placed had she become his bride without royal recognition. CARAVELS ABANDON CRUISE. They Will Not Go Through the Pana ma Canal to San Francisco. Because of trials encountered in navigation on the great lakes the pro posed cruise of the Columbus caravels THIS COLUMBUS CARAVELS. through tbe Panama canal to San Francisco for the exposition in 1915 has been abandoned, and the three vessels, the I'inta. Nina and Santa Maria, will return to Chicago. COLONEL KINGMAN UP A PEG. Now Chief of Army Engineering Corps and Brigadier General. Colonel I an C. Kingman is the new chief engineer of the army. He was formerly division engineer of the south- GENERAL DAN C. KINGMAN. eastern division and senior colonel the army engineering corps. General William T. Hossell. who beld the position previously, was retired on nccount of nice. Tbe place enrrtew with it the rank at brigadier general.