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8H w. 'i*-" MMv ,- K,t- '-r ffi, rc W !p The First National Bank at Car lington offers a cash prize of $ 100 for the best acre of alfalfa raised in Foster county this year. George H- Walsh, who led the fight for the establishment of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, died in the home for old soldiers in Minneapolis. This week the teachers of Bill ing* and Stark counties held a joint institute at Dickinson, and from the reports it was one of the biggest and best affairs of the land ever held in western North Dakota. Frank Christianson of Belfield, xnet with what might have been a serious accident. He fell into the reservoir, cutting quite an ugly gash in his right eyelid. An thony Dahlheimer jcame to his rescue and landed him safely on the shore. The new Montana liquor li cense law says, "it shall be unlaw ful for any county or city in this state to issue more than one li cense for every 500 inhabitants in any city or town, to any re tail liquor dealer," provided that "any city or town may issue li censes to two saloons." The new road tax law which was passed at the recent session of the legislature does not go into effect until July 1, and as a con sequence will not affect this year's work. The law provides that all road taxes shall be paid in cash instead of allowing people to work them out as heretofore. A new corporation has been formed at Scranton and stock is being sold for the purpose of es tablishing a brick plant. Accord ing to the Register, stock is sell ing readily to the local business men. A plant that will hire 500 men with a capacity of manufac turing 50,000 brick daily is plan ned. There is a gigantic task ahead of North Dakota farmers this spring in the spring plowing. Most of the land must be turned over before it can be seeded. Robert Beery, of Mott, brother of J. A. Beery who works in the irjiditor's office at Medora, was appointed deputy state bank ex aminer. In swinging around quickly to avoid a blow, Charles McClosky broke his leg last week at Sen tinel Butte, and was taken to Dickinson for treatment. He was having an altercation with a for mer employe, and the man struck at him in turning suddenly he suffered the injury and fell to the ground. Because the Thirteenth legisla tive assembly was so liberal in its appropriation as to leave the state with insufficient funds to meet them all, the state board of ex aminers has suspended, until such time as it is assured the funds are available, $53,668.21 appropria ted for the Montana state fair, and $12,000 appropriated for a forestry school at Missoula. Sixteen Minneapolis newsdeal ers were indicted by the federal gTand jury last Saturday on a charge of distributing obscene lit erature, the literature in question being Jim Jam Jems." War rants against the newsdealers were served last fall and the men tfere arraigned before Commis sioner Abbott, Nov. 28, charged from the express office for dis tribution. Statistics on file with the North Dakota Development league show that there are now 7.500 Jewish families on farms in the U. S. today having a total of 37,000 Jews engaged in agri culture farmers, there being sev eral colonies of them in the west ern part of the state. Upon the land the Jew is competent and is making for himself a place of im portance in the agricultural life of our country. The river rose rapidly Sunday, then went down as quickly. Tues day morning it came up to a point that it had not reached before in several years, and claimed much interest from us, who might be af fected by too much river. In deed, the interest in the condition of the stream drew many from the rmmnflr" games. The bottom was covered with water to within a paces of this mental illumination, *nd at the bridge the swift sur xent was but five feet from the girders. During the afternoon it receded some, and by Wednes day morning was down about dine feet, so no damage was fear «d.—Medora Herald. *5 «, Montana-North Dakota News LITTLE NUBS OF NEWS HAVING TO DO WITH PEOPLE. EVENTS AND PLACES IN THE WONDER STATES The Socialists elected a com* •oissioner at Minot last week. Representative Stout of Mon tana ha* recommended the ap pointment of the following post masters of that state: Joseph S. Pearson, Belt J. A. Wright, Ches ter C. L. Beers, Judith Gap Grant Robinson, Lewistown J. S. Kelly, Kendall J. P. Lavelle, Columbus Harry S. Green, Big Sandy Thos. H. Rush, Wibaux Charles Lipey, Fort Benton Henri H. Smith, Joliet Mrs. Alice Hen sley, Moore. "Guilty of assault in the second degree," was the verdict returned by the jury Monday evening at about eleven-thirty, after deliber ating less than an hour in the case of the State of Montana vs. Fred Williams of Wibaux, charged with having threatened to kill deputy sheriff Frank Boyce of Wibaux, as the latter was attempting to place him under arrest on Novem ber 7 th last.—Glendive Inde pendent. Len Wilcox, near Shafer, acci dentally exploded a cartridge while endeavoring to remove it from a 2 2-caliber six shooter, and shot himself in the left foot. The bullet passed through the left hand and embedded itself in the left foot. He picked the ball out of his foot and came to town where he has been ever since un der Dr. Morris' care. The wounds are not at all dangerous and the young man will soon be about again. John Larson, whose farm home is near Lyons, suffered the loss of nine fresh milch cows, seven calves and several hundred bush els of seed oatft and wheat, be cause of the high water of the Heart river. Mr. Larson has lived in the same place for 31 years and the present high water is the first to effect a loss. The water was at the high point in that vicinity Tuesday evening, when his stock drowned. Sev eral head of horses were saved by diligent work. The question of the extension of the Northern Pacific railroad from Stanton west into Dunn county the coming season seems to be definitely settled. The com pany has not only secured options but actually purchased the right of-way for the greater part of the proposed line from Golden Val ley in Mercer county to Melby in Dunn county, and it is likely that contracts for grading of the last extension will be let within a short time and work actually commenc ed. Hebron's annual flood occur red last Sunday night and most of the North Side residences were surrounded by water, which flow ed through the streets in imita tion of a good sized river. The flood was caused by an ice jam at the railroad bridge west of Hebron which threw all the water due to rain and thaw out of its natural course and it followed the railroad track through the length of Hebron until the reser voir of the brick factory was fill ed and the back water filled many cellars and overflowed the side walks. North Dakota probably holds the record for the small number of female prisoners held in the penitentiary. There are only three female inmates at the institution. Two of them have been there for some time. On of the prisoners is serving a sentence for the crime of manslaughter, while the other two are convicted under the white slave law. The records have not been examined to ascertain the pumlber in other state peniten tiaries, but it is not probable there is another state with so few female prisoners. There was for some time only one woman there. Randolph Holding, pioneer Resident of Sargent county, 73 years old, was arrested on a charge of criminal assault on the ten-year-old girl of L. B. Carvel of Ransom county. Holding was the founder of that town and was formerly county surveyor and has held other positions of trust. Prior to coming to North Dakota he was a resident of Minnesota and served a term in the legisla ture. He asserts the charges are for blackmailing purposes. There was great indignation when the charges were first made known and there was some talk of lynch ing but there was no outbreak. Papers in an action against E. G. Warren, county superintendent of schools, of Ward county, to re. cover $12,201.50 which includ ed alleged overcharges for mile age travelled from August 1, 1910 to January 7, 1913, togeth er with interest on the various amounts which it is claimed Mr. Warren failed to deposit to the credit of the teachers* fund until February 1, 1913, were served on Mr. Warren the other afternoon. The action was begun by States Attorney R. A. Nestos on behalf of Ward county and will come up for trial in regular order at the next term of the district court, which will convene next July. The annual election and ban quet of the Dickinson Commer cial Club on May 7 th, promises to be one of the big social events of the season. Gov. L. B. Hanna will be present and will give the principal address of the evening. The committee in charge of ar rangements is J. W. Reed, W. L. Richards, Fred Maser, R. S. Dav idson and W. L. Orchard. DEATH TOLL OF FLOOD IN 50 YEARS. Of the thousands of fatalities in the catastrophes of the last half century in this country prob ably more were due to floods than to any other single cause. Rising waters .with destruction of property, have been common from year to year in many val leys. Almost invariably, howev er, it has been possible to warn inhabitants of the low areas ad joining rivers. Most of the de struction of life by water has oc curred in connection with the fajreaking of dams, from which cities and villages have been in undated. The biggest example of a high pressure flood was that which swept the town of Johnstown, Pa., Op May 31, 1889, taking 2, 235 lives and destroying prop erty valued at $10,000,000. The water in the great reservoir of Lake Conemaugh, two miles and a half long by a mile and a half wide and 100 feet deep, swept through the Conemaugh valley, destroying Johnstown and all its neighboring villages. Fire fol lowed the flood- The reservoir, far higher than Johnstown, belonged to a hunt ing club. It had been construct ed carelessly. Complaints often had been made to the owners. The dam of the reservoir was made of earth, with no masonary reinforcement. There had been long-continued rains prior to May 31, and when the danger was seen gangs of men were put to work to open a sluce. But they could not work fast enough to keep pace with the rising waters. At noon on May 31 a messen ger was sent to Johnstown warn ing all the inhabitants to flee. The warning was not taken seriously. When it became certain that the dam was going an engineer nam ed Traks mounted a fast horse and rode through the valley to Johnstown, eighteen miles away, shouting an alarm as he went. At 3 p. m. the whole center of the dam gave way in a break 300 feet wide. The flood, half a mile wide and fortv feet high, rushed on its way to Johnstown. It tore down everything in its course, taking up whole villages in a few seconds and carrying the tons of building materials like so many chips. Two wings of the flood struck Johnstown almost simultaneously. The destruction was complete. Persons who escaped were forced to run at the very last moment when they heard the rush of wat er in the distance. Hundreds floated in the rapids and whirl pools and were not found for days. Another great flood due to the breaking of a dam occurred in the little town of Austin, Pa., in the afternoon of September 30, 1911. A cement dam, 49 feet high, 32 feet wide at the base and 530 feet long, storing water for a pa per-pulp mill, gave way, releasing 400,000,000 gallons. The in habitants of Austin, eleven miles below the dam were warned by telephone. Fewer than 100 per sons lost their lives. Fire fol lowed the water. The most recent flood of great consequence in this country oc curred last May, when land great er in area than Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, was submerged in the lower Mississippi valley. About 1 75,000 persons were driven from their homes to the highlands on either side of the Mississippi. Although only a few lives were lost the damage to property ran into millions. Farmers lost all their live stock and many South ern states suffered from food shortage as a consequence. The government took strong measures to prevent epidemics resulting from the decaying waste. For Sale—Set of 34x3 1 -2 Im perial auto tires, brand new, for demountable rims, at cost. Frank Konczak. 22-tf. We have "n recent years had a president with a stick, one with a smile, and it now looks very much as though we were to find one with an old-fashioned back bone.—Farm Stock fit Home. After ordering the grocery team to drive out a mile and a half to deliver a yeast cake, the members of the Woman's Club listen to papers showing the cost of living to be due to the gold supply, tariff, and trusts. .U GOLDEN VALLEY CHRONICLE Negro Lynched At Mondak After Killing Sheriff and Deputy N®gro Taken from Jail And Hung to Telegraph Pole. Three men are dead as the re sult of a shooting and lynching affray at Mondak, Mont., on the Great Northern, north of Beach last Friday afternoon. The dead men are Sheriff Courtney and De puty Sheriff R. H. Bumnaster, who were shot down while trying to arrest J. C. Collins, a negro, on a charge of murder, and the negro who was later taken from the jail at Mondak and hanged by a mob. The shooting occurred about 3:30 in the afternoon at a point near Mondak. The officials re ceived word that Collins, who has been hanging around Mondak since last fall, was wanted in Iowa on a charge of murder. They set out to arrest him and found him at a farm house about a mile from te village- When the officers sought to place him under arrest the negro whipped out a revolv er and opened fire. The first shot hit the sheriff, killing him instant ly. The negro then turned the weapon upon Deputy Sheriff Bumnaster, firing four bullets at close range. All of the bullets took effect. One hit him in the liver and one in the arm. The wounded man was hurried to the city hospital at Williston, but his wounds were mortal and at 10 o'clock last night he died. Negro Gives Himself Up. Immediately after the shooting, a posse was formed at Mondak to go in search of the murderer. The man was found about a mile from Snowden, Mont., and he gave himself up without a struggle. He was taken to the jail at Mondak. About 9:30 o'clock last night a mob was formed in that city, went quietly to the city jail bat tered down the door and dragged the murderer forth. A rope was placed around his neck and he was dragged some distance through the streets and hung to a telegraph pole. The man was more dead than alive when he was strung up as a result of his be ing dragged through the streets and death was almost immediate. The rnob wa3 a large one and evi dently had its work well planned. It went to the jail in excellent or der and having accomplished its work, quietly dispersed. While no names have been definitely learned it is reported that many well known citizens of the vil lage were among the number. Little Known of Murderer. Little is known of the dead murderer. He has been hanging around the village for some time but it was not until recently that it became known that he had a bad record- According to the information received from Iowa officials he had been connected with two murders in that state and was evidently a most dan gerous character. NORTH DAKOTA CORN IN CREASES IN ACREAGE. The railways, being vitally in terested in crop conditions,' keep in close touch with farming oper ations, present and prospective. A prominent railway official of Grand Forks stated this week, that notwithstanding the produc tion of grain last year there is no reason why it should not be sur passed in 1913 if the good out look that now maintains leads to a reasonably favorable growing season. (In some parts of the state not so much fall plowing was done as should normally have been the case, but on the whole, that is not a serious charge. Corn promises to be a bigger crop than ever this year, as North Dakota will probably put in more corn by far than ever before. North Dakota raised a good corn crop last year. It was not large by comparison with the big corn states, but for North Dakota it was a big one. Not only was it profitable crop, but the people of North Dakota are rather proud of what they did because there used to be an idea, and it still maintains to some extent, that the state is too far north for corn. Some of the finest corn grown was produced and a quantity of it last year. Wheat will not cover a larger acreage than last year in our op inion there will be many thou sands of new acres put into wheat, but diversification of farming is at work in many places and will cut down the wheat acreage and bal ance it up somewhat. Z-BELL HORSES FOR SALE. Ten teams of good four-year old horses, geldings, broke and grain fed, will be sold at my ranch at private sale for cash. Come early and take your pick. Ranch located ten miles south of Sentinel Butte city, on sectfcm 3, 138-104. —J. B. Stoddard, Proprietor.— Adv. tf. ON THE CORNER Wirmi r#- riliil RRRfi! I Did Not Bum FORMA! DEHYDE r*1 I Am StiD Doing Business AT THE OLD STAND My business this Winter is better than ever. 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