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She was gowned in white net, and wore .a bandeaux of silver flowers about her hair. She wore a corsage of pfeik roses and valley lilies. The bridegroom and his best1 man, Alfred 'Stratte of Minneapolis, a brother of the groom then entered. The bride who entered with her ftrtjher, was gowned lib orchid crepe, Steaded in silver and,wore a bandeaux «f' cloth of silver about her hair. She also wore her great-grand moth er Harris' feairl ear rings which have been warn by brides of the famjly for 'generations. Her flowers were an arm bouquet of brides roses and valley UKesi. After the ceremony Miss Kathryn Kneeshaw sang several selections ac eompanied by Gladys Harris Walker Mid Miss Eiizabeith Booker rendered a violin ado. A buffet luncheon then, followed, Mrs. £. J. Ryan, presiding assisted by the Misses Janette Harris, Mar ina Brenman, Margaret Harris Mar garet Brennan, and Viola Feldman. Mire. Stratte was a student at Northwestern Undvereity, Chicago, and a graduate of University of Nor th Dakota. She is a member of Sig ma Alpha Iota at Northwestern anid of Alpha Fheta Chapter of Delta Gramma. Tihe groom is a graduate of tfcjei ¥nS(vex«ity of Minnesota School, of IBedkine and took inferos wock at the General hospital/ New York. He las been house physician at the Hallock Memorial hospital for the past year and is a member of the Hallock Clinic laind has established offices in Kennedy for the winteir months. Out of town guests .Were Dr. and Mrs. J. Stratte and sort John, Mr. J. Lindegard, E. Zimmerman, A. A. Holmquist, and Miss Mildred Bou vette of Hallock, Minn. Mr. and Mx&. T. J. Dahl and daughter Jane of Kennedy, Minn. Miss Hilda Hoff, Aberdeen, S. D. Miss Helen .Stratite, Biwtajbek, Minn., and Dr. Alfred, of Minneapolis.. Mr. and Mrs. Stratte left tec® vt-ro" *v /vif^ *&?*> nc ron the evening train for Winnipeg. They will make their home at^ Kennedy, Minn. ADVERTISING IN PIONEER EXPRESS BRINGS RESULTS Thomas Welford, who lost, his Shetland pony several /weekfc ago, located- it at .Letellier, Manitoba! through his advertisement in the Pio neer Express. Who said it does not pay to advertise? A few years ago two horses and a mule strayed away J!rom| the Prattford neighborhood and la span of ponies fnan Bowesmont. Both were advertised the same week in the Pioneer Express. The pontes turned up at Halpfstad, Miara'toba' and the horses and the mule near Edinburgh, Walsh county, and both were- found through the advertise ments in this paper. CALVES STRAYED Strayed from Z. C. Trudel pasture this flail, ond nine months old zedj bull calf one black steer, year andj a half old one roan and black heifer, year and a half old. A liberal re ifaird will be given for information of their whereabouts. Z. C. TRUDEL, 27-29* Pembina, N. D. Woman Gets Big Verdict "V*-* -ik' a The case of Mrs. Elmer E, Goar against the village of Stephen- and the Minnesota Electric Distributing Co., occupied the attention of the Marshall county district icpunfe for practically, the entln week. Mrs. Gear's auit, which was for $25,000 damages for injuries alleged to have been received last August, came up for trial last Saturday, when the taking of testimony began* and was not completed until late Wednes day evening. Had it not been for the fact that the court held evening sessions, the case would in all pro bability have been drawn out for the balance of the' present wieek. MJrs. Goar's testimony as inter posed at the trial showed that on August 10th last she had connected her electric iron in the usual man ner with the socket in the ceiling and placed it on the stove to heat, there Ibeijig no Are in "the stove at the time that while it was heating she reach ed to secure a dust pan which hung on the wall between this stove and an oil stove which had, it seems, be come charged with electricity which so severely burned the hand that amputation was. later found neces sary. The evidence introduced as to how this charging of the stove occurred showed that the service wire leading! to the Goar residence came in con-1 tact with what is known as the jump er line leading from the 2300-volt! primary line to the transformer, and that this excessive voltage was car ried over the -service line into the Goar residence at-the time the elec tric iron was in use, and the over charge escaping from the iron charg ed the kitchen range and oil stove with the high voltage mentioned. In addition "to the loss of the great er part of her hand, Mrs. Goar also received other bruises, and her ac tion against the village and the elec tric company was to recover dam ages not only for these injuries but for the pains and suffering and claimed permanent affect on her health. The plaintiff's case was taken care of by H. O. Chommie of Thief River Falls and Olson and Hage of War ren, and the village was represented by W. E. Rowe of Crookston and B. B. Btyett of Stephen the electric company's defense was handled by Messrs Lanaster, Simpson and Jinell and Mr. Richards of Minneapolis. COMMUNITY ENTERTAINMENT The Community Christmas tree and entertainment held in the City Hail was a splendid: success in every way. The committee on arrange ments and program have every rea son to congratulate themselves on the efforts put forth to make the commtunity spirit prevail. The hall was well filled wih an appreciative audience who listened to the splen did psogram given by different in dividuals, groups from the several Sunday schools and the school child ren, all showing careful training and considerable talent. Although the weather was very windy and dis agreeable, many faced the elements and came in from their farm homes to help swell the crowd. At no time of the year is the spirit of good fel lowship and co-operation felt more than at the Christmas tide OFFICIAL PAPER OF & JFe&aon, and the "getting together" of all, members of the community in preparing for an enteirtainmlent of this kind is a step in the right direction toward bringing about that community spirit of which we are all in n&ed. The .beautiful tree which was shipped in from Pequot, Minn, reached to the ceiling of the hall and was beauti fully decorated with tinsel, icicles, snow and all that glitters. Varied colored electric lights were artisti cally arranged through out the bran ches, together with enough candy to suppy all children present. No othe'r gifts were given by the Oommuntity Committee although some' were brought by individuals. A collection was taken to pay for the candy and tnee, there was a small shortage which wias covered by the Community Club. Let the Community spirit stay with us during the 'whole year and by all metans have another gathering at Christmas time 1923. Afternoon occupied in the review of laws in respect to noxious weeds, county poor and mothers' pensions. At 6 o'clock p. m. an adjournment was taken until 9 o'clock a. m. next day. Wednesday, December* 6th, 1922 At 9 o'clock a. m. board met, all members present. Forenoon Occupied in to gten^eral conference with members of the leg islature in respect to laws relating to education and care of poor. States attorney and county judge, Robert McBride, also present. At 12 o'clock noon an hour and a half recess was taken. At 1:30 o'clock p. m. board re-con vened, all members present. State senator, Filed VanCamp, togettyefr with the other members of the leg islature present. Until 3:30 o'clock p. m. general discussion was had relative to cer tain changes and amendments rela tive to North Dakota's ^iaws, des truction of noxious weeds, maximum amounts allowed districts for edu cational purposes, amounts allowed from districts in which there is no hjgh school Ito districts in whfc]^ there is a high school for tuitipn, pro rato share of cost to be borne by townships and counties in respect to care of poor and mothers' pen sions. At 3:30 o'clock p. m. board pro ceeded with regular business. St. Thomas Cjty School Site Tax Abatement' A. L. .Miller in behalf of the St. Thomas city. school board presented a petition asking that all of. the taxes now remaining unpaid on the following described lots in St. Thomf as city, to-wit: Lots 1 to 8 inclusive, lots 18 to 18 inclusive, lots 23 and 24, all in block 3 lots 7 to 12 inclusive, lots 13 to 18 inclusive,, all in block 19, be cancelled and abated, so that said lots may be- used as a school site for St. Thomas Special School District, purpose new school building. The city council and school board having agreed that all taxes belonging to school or city will be cancelled, pro vided the' same action is taken by the county and state. Now therefore be it resolved that the relief be granted as therein ask ed for, and that all taxes now re maining unpaid and unredeemed tax sales be cancelled, abated and of no further effect on the lands describ ed in said petition, excepting lots 7 to 12 inclusive, block 19. Lots 7 to 12 inclusive, block 19, being not included for the reason that there are no unpaid t*xes there on excentinsr the year 1922. Th« fnrecnfaer resolution was un animously adopted and approved. PEMBINA, PEMBINA COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 1922 .-, .' -. ,: John B, Useless, Esq, IflWffAwtt iS&VSr & Tuesday, December 5th, 1922 At 1:30 p. mi board /met. Com missioners present, A. B. Purdy, John S. Staples, John Holler, Sr., J. Fred Radke, and W. J. Wlatts. .Chairman presiding -and Wra. W. Commissioners' Proceedings county auditor, 'acting a} secretary. Legislative Conference John K. Olafson, Jaut Johnson and Robert Halcrow, members of legis lature present, also J. A. Jainieson and Chas. Gilroy, weed commission ers Mr. Parizek, county agent and several others. COUNTY. ID At 6 o,clock P. M. Board adjourn ed until 9 o,clock A. M. next day. Thursday, December 7th, 1922 At 9 o,clock A. M. Board, met, all members present. RESOLVED THAT CLAIMS are hearby allowed and it is hereby di rected that warrants be drawn on the County Treasurer in payment there of as follows: I Mothers, Pensions Mrs. Tillie Lee $30.00 Marion I. Sullivan $50. Mary Leibinger $10.00 Be da Gus tafson $37.50 Eva C. Felt $40.00 Mary Ferch $40.00 Mary Boyer $30. Supplies for County Officials-Pem ,binaw County News $2.00 Grand Forks Herald Co. $3.42, John C. Mpore Co. $3.30^ Globe-Gazette Printing Co., $25.44, Cavalier Chro iclle $40.05, St. Thomas Times $31 O^George Roadhohse $11.66, J. D. Winlaw $3.00, D. J. Larson $34.45, George Roadhouse $11.50, Charlotte A. Jones $8.49. Postage, freight and express paid by county Treasurer—J. R. Gibson $202.99. I outlined Envelopes, superintendent, oi scnooxs—(J. A. Jones Xeiepnone tolls—u. J. Larson $2. 70, Arv-m. W. Feison $4.30, H. Tnomson $4.95. .baectric lignt—Jamjes Lang $21.95. \Voii bounty—Cnester Crosby $2.0o Work on state road—Charles Sta ples $23.35. Work qn county roads—E. G. Wyn ne $7.20, Martin T. Torgerson $2.80, 4ienry Monette $4.90, James Rogers $25.00, A. R. Hughes $37.60, A. Harz $37.70, William Trenbreath $4.00, J. T. McGillivray $16*60, L. J. Backe $32.80, Advance town&hip $249.17, B. Eastman $16.75. At 12 o'clock noon recess was tak en for the period of one hour. At 1 o'clock p. m. board reconven ed, all members present. The following claims allowed and .ordered paid: Services, deputy clerk of court-^ G. A. Winlaw $24.50. Clerk register pf deeds -office— Lena Boyer $5.00. Sheriff's fees—D. J. Larson $16.00. Claims approved by the County Board of Health and ordered paid: J. L. Mulder $145.00, R. A. Scott $300.00, P. E. Short $50.00, F. W. Deason $79.20, Midland Chemical Laboratories $96.00, L. H. Landry $227.00. Material furnished for bridge*, Thingvalla township—St. Hilaire Re tail Lumber company $53.20. Clerk in county treasurer's office— Lila McHolland $75.00. Clerk in sheriff's office—Eya Mid dal $25.00. Cutting weeds—W. S. Kemp $7.80. Mothers' pensions Mrs. Thora Kristjanson $37.50. Wolf bounty—Joe Sigurdson $2.00. Publication fees—Pioneer Express $35.80. County agricultural agent—E G. Parizek $162.02. .Telephone tolls—Cavalier Tele phone Exchange $27.00. Supplies for court house—Walker Bros. $5.66, Thomson Bros. 7.25, Pet er Erlendson $7.40, Adams Hdwe. Co. $7.20. Refund of school and road poll— Victor Destival $2.80. Mileacre. superintendent of schools (continued on page three) Skating Rink Opened on Red (Arthur iHutchins of Sty Vincent took it upon himself to hiave a skat ing rink started on the Red river land many are enjoying the sport It is 200x120 feet and is alongside1 the pontoon bridge. Eleven men as-' sisted in clearing the ice Tuesday1 afternoon and three scrapers drawn by horses. One scraper is fourteen feet wide with steel blade. Next Saturday afternoon there will be a grand opening and prizes given for the best gentlemen and best lady skaters and a third prize for the best lady and gentlemen skater, in couple. This rink is open to every body and without charge. The Hmsi ness men and others of the two towns have donated whatever they felt like giving to defray the expen ses, aWd there will be no trouble in keeping the rink open for everybody is in favor of the move. The prizes will be awarded at four o'clock sharp. SPENDS XMAS AT PEMBINA Spencer Douglas who is teaching at Oak Point, Manitoba spent Christ mas at the Douglas family home here. Mr. Douglas informs us that Mr. W. F. Dwyer who is station agent at Oak Point is closing out his affairs and will move to Oregon. UP FROM MINNEAPOLIS Mrs. F. C. Myrick came up from Minneapolis Wednesday evening ac companied by her son Frank, whk is at G.viul Foi-ks. She reports Mr. Myrick's eyes as some better but he is being treated all the timie. James Slater:—"The promptness in which the fire department respond ed to the call when Mr. Myrick's house was on fire is certainly to be commended. I believe it was njot more than five minutes from lth)e first clang of the fire bell b&fore the engine was running and the hose stretched up the street. I don't dance but I have $1.50 for a ticket to the ball they are giving. There should not be a citizen of the town but would he willing to give that much to the firemen's cause. They may need their services some day." E. R. Langton:—"There are twjo laws that need attention at the com ng session of the legislature. One is the hail insurance law. It should be made compulsory for all to insure the seeded land. Insurance should call for $10 per acre and the premi um should be not to exceed twenty five cents per acre. The wide sleigh law should be made either compul sory or repealed." A. B. Purdy:—"The community Christmas tree was a grand success in every way. The committees hav ing the arrangements in charge aire entitled to credit for the well ar ranged program. W/e will have an other one next year, foir I believe all the people were satisfied." A. Bourgeois:—"I have cleaned up over 160 acres of scrub land since'I bought the WUliam Martineau and Hiogan places. It was willows and other scrub that produced nothing to speak of, but served to catch the snow and kept part of the other land wet in the spiring. All is now in ship-shape for a good crop next year. Wfe had an old sulky plow that was relegated years ago that we con verted into a stump and root puller that is worth n*re for that than we paid for it when new. We use it to go over the broken scrub land and with one team we would tear up the roots that were plowed under by the breaking plow. It can be raised and lowered at will. Before we thought of its use to pull out roots I woukl have given it to any one for taking it away." Napoleon Jerome:—"I am back to the old place at the mouth of Two Rivers, opposite Joliette. It is fifty yeafrs since we first went on that farm and it is really a home to us alV Dni thjose days deer and elllfl were plentiful, and other game in abundance. There are more chick- Under present management, 35 years Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Ottem enjoyed a happy Christmas by entertaining all then: chldren and children's child ren for dinner on that day. Theto were iprasent thixty-ftve descendeoKfc of the Ottemi family, all enjoying the Christmas festivities under one Toof. Those prseent were their son Peter and his five year old boy, Elmer and his wife and two boys, all of Unity, Saskatchewan. Joe Middleton, wife and four children, Mr. and Mrs. John Mumro and Wo children, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Cameron and four children, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Leathers and three children, Mr. and Mrs. John Ottem and two children, besides Sterling, and Misses Ethel and Ma bel who are staying at home. Mak ing in all thirty-nine including the old folks. All the rest of the fa mily mentioned live at St Vincent and in Pembina vicinity. «s As They Said It A NUMBER 29. 4 A Happy Gathering We think this is one of the largest family gatherings homie at one time around here, and they are all healthy and enjoying prosperity. Can yott beat it? NEW TEACHERS IN CITY SCHOOLS Miss Kathrine Latham of Cala donia, Minnesota is the new teacher to take'the place of Miss Shaklefjard in the high school and Miss Lyckn Johnson, of Buxton, succeeds Miss Paulson far the 5th and 6th grades. Miss Johnson is a sister of Mrs. J. B. Parker. Read the Pioneer Express ads. X* 1 •s 1 HjW t. & vt f.^1 •i -i *21 •sj.'.tf .»•* o-vv.i -ty- 4vU ikUW aim ox.c uuiiu^ &<.«.%• iiiwuiiUi uaiiCtf iUcouu^ iJi liV« tU Uluavtt MUi, wO ^tJ.a £sctuc*ce wie cu&»viii uy mg (.v nave one granu miue xiew xcais, uiu nave crytKKiy t-uuie auu jom Ua. tve aiways came U. ukue aneaa at every uan, ou« ix it was not xor uie aonatj«ons by uie peopie oi uie town we wouiu uise niouey. jtiVeu:y one wno aitenua oaii ana pays tne $l.ou gets lull vaiue. ine music we nave engaged tms year is tne best tne commutes could lind. There will be nve ex pert musicians here." John Heneman:—"The Christmas trade was good and I have no com plaint to make. The sale week be lore CihiiistmaiBi brought in p^ople from all over." J. B. Parker:—"It was the beat Christmas trade I have had since I went into business." R. C. Stinson:—"Considering every thing, including bad roads, our Christmas week brought in custom ers from long distances as well aa near, and I think we all should be grateful. I had a big stock of holiday gjoods and everything is re duced to a minimum." John Copeland:—"I am surprised at the amount of money in circul ation, and the store trade and at tendance at the movies were good." Postmaster McQueen:—"We handl ed more paircels through the malls* this year than ever before and I ami glad Christmas is over. I don't be lieve there is a person tributary to Pembina but has one or mora friends. The sarnie can be said ofl the people helre sending presents away. But it seems to be the mmo all over, for the mail clerks tell m» that the last few days out of thiT Twin Cities two or more mail cars had to be attached to the regular Northern Pacific lrains. Uncle Sami must be richer by several million dollars on account of this Christmafs stamp sale." E. D. Booker:—"Our Christmas trade was good. In fact wo have no comolaint to make about the ceneral business this fall. If collections had been as good as the cash trade wv would have fared even better. But we hone next year will change things." 'iih ?l! 73M "A'