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u' »"*sr3^i/- iA• A--I: &>'' TR1DAY, JUNE 26,1914 Farmers Hold Annual Meeting Stockholders of Sentinel Butte Elevator Elect Officers and Transact Yearly Business. President W. Y. Barnett call- ed the meeting to order at 2 o'clock p. m., and before the regular business of the meeting -was taken up, introduced C. 11 Eckerle, representative of a .farmers' newbpaper and a worti for co-operation among farmers. Mr. Eckerle was secured by the bar5d of directors to address this meeting and he proved a very interesting talker. He -told .some very good stories and made good points in favor of -co-operation. He also got the stockholders to agree to sub scribe for his paper for each patron of the elevator, but this action was later rescinded and -will be given further considera iion. The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Sentinel Butte Farmers' Elevator Co. was held at the opera house in this city last Thursday afternoon, with a good attendance. Immediately following Mr. Eckerle's address the regular business of the meeting was tak en up and the old bcatd of di rectors was re-elected by accla mation—a very strong evidence ct the perfect satisfaction that they have given during their term of office. The directors are: "W Y. Barnett, president J. H. ker, Roy C. Doyle, John Haugen, Wm. Tester, Geo. W. L.ncisey and J. A. Norem. following the election of the board of directors the annual di vidend was declared, which amounted to more than 12 per cent on the shares and to be tween 1c and 2c per bushel on the bushel returns. it was then moved and carried to held a big farmers' meeting at a date to be set later, and to take part in this meeting the Chama and Beach farmers' elevator or ganizations will be invited. It is planned to have a representative of each of the so-called co-op erative organizations present at this meeting to address the peo ple. There is great rivalry be tween these concerns and if two speakers can be secured simul taneously it is thought that inter esting developments may be seen. When this meetine is fully decided upon the date and furth er announcement of it will be giv en in the Republican. The farmers are well satisfied with the business of the past year for their elevator. Mr. VanDe water, whose resignation was re ported in the Republican some time ago, will not be with them next year, and the new manager has not yet been appointed, but they have an exceptionally good man in view and should they be successful in getting him the busi ness will doubtless be conducted even more satisfactorily than be fore.—Sentinel Butte Republi can. DON'T MISS IT THE Miles City Round-Up aad Frontier Celebration Miles City, July 2-3-4 A reproduction of Montana'* Pioneer Days—a ml "Wild Wast" Show. Bronco Busting, Trick Riding, Indian Relay Races, Indian Foot Races, in fact all die daring and spectacular feature* of •arly diy* in Montana. LowRoundTripFares From many points in Montana and Western North Dakota—via Northern Pacific Railway Come in and *ee ma about our convenient train service and fan* to the Round-Up. S R. D. Williams, Agent, Beach, N. Dak. PRACTICAL PLANT BREEDING Outline of Simple Method for tho Im provomsnt of Grain Crops in the School District' (By Ik R. WAtiDHON, Superintendent Dickinson (N. D.) Sub-Station.) A simple method may be outlined for the Improvement of grain crops In the school district. It is known as the field method, and while the meth od is not a refined one, It has been shown conclusively that It will pro duce satisfactory results. The meth od is as follows: Just before a field of grain Is to be cut, a person goes through the field carrying a grain Back slung over the shoulder. The person going through the field selects the best appearing heads of the kind of grain that is grown in the field and places them in the sack. This is continued until enough heads are collected to produce a sufficient amount of threshed grain to sow a half or a quarter of an acre the year following. The selected heads must, of course, be threshed by hand. This can be done in the winter, but the heads must be kept in a well protec ed place. The peck or half bushel of selected grain must be sown upon clean land the following year, and care must be taken with that piece of ground. The piece of ground should be one of the best upon the farm. The grain from this ground should be threshed in a clea nseparator. Per haps 10 or 15 bushels of reasonably pure seed will result The increase of this for another year will furnish the desired amount of seed, and some will be left over for the neighbors, who will likely be glad to purchase at a price enough in advaneq of the mar ket to pay the breeder for his extra labor and trouble. It 1b apparent that the person selecting the heads in the first instance must need to have a pretty good idea of the proper kind of head to be selected. A pupil who has studied the wheat in school will have a much better idea of what type of head to select than one who has not done the studying. It will be well and indeed necessary, to repeat the above work every two or three years. Methods nearly as simple as the fore going could be outlined for corn and potatoes. RESPONSIBILITY FOR WEEDS Many Poor Crops in North Dakota Due to Noxious Plant 8eeds From Nearby Seeds. (By W. C. PALMER. Agricultural Edi tor, North Dakota Agricultural Col lege.) Is a. man responsible for the weeds he raises? In other words if weeds are allowed to ripen and the seed blow onto a neighbor's field and dam age his crop, is the man who raised the weeds responsible for the dam age? If a man's stock damage his neighbor's field he is held responsible. In Alberta a man allowed weeds to ripen seed. These blew onto a neigh bor's field. Suit was brought and the man who allowed the weeds to go to seed had to pay damages of $672.00. In North Daliota this year, 1913, many summer fallow and corn fields that were kept clean in 1913 have a poor crop due to the weeds that have drifted in from other fields, and in many cases they were neighbor's fields. It is hard on the farmer who' spends a year preparing his land to grow a good crop of grain to have his season's work put to naught by a neighbor who is growing weeds. On the open prairie tjie wind will carry weeds and weed seed for miles. The encouragement of the weed law would remedy this. Another way is to plant several rows of willows around the farm. The enforcement of the weed law would be a big step In bringing better farming. Without its enforcement a few careless farmers keep back the progress that the better farmers are trying to make—or making each farm er responsible for the weeds he grows would soon put an end to weed grow ing. Pen for Winter. The larger the pen in which the birds are confined during the winter the less number of square feet at floor space will be required for each bird, because each bird can exercise over a greater area. 8orghums Relished. Sweet sorghums are more palatable, therefore relished better by both horses and cattle than corn stover. BIGGER YIELD OF POTATOES When Digging Tubers Be on Lookout for Hill That Has Exceptional Number for 8eed. (By W. C. PALMER, Agricultural Editor, North Dakota Agricultural College.) The first step In securing bigger yields of potatoes Is to know the principle of seed selection. The po tato tuber is not a true seed but an enlarged stem. The eyes correspond to the buds en a stem. In fact are the buds. When planting a potato tuber It Is really a part of the old plant Just as a willow cutting is a part of the old willow. The plant from which the tuber came will be reproduced. If the plant produced a lot of small potatoes and only a few big ones, and the big ones are planted the new plant will likewise produce mostly small potatoes. The plant that pro duces big potatoes will likewise be re produced if these are planted. This makes it clear that the pota toes for seed must be selected when the potatoes are being dug. The hills that have the kind of potatoes want ed must be saved for seed. When this system Is followed the potatoes can be improved from year to year. The common way of securing seed potatoes is to put the potatoes In the cellar in the fall during the win ter, to pick out the best for cooking and in the spring plant what is left. This method of seed selection Is sure to make the potatoes run out. When digging potatoes be on the lookout for the hill that has an exceptional number of fine potatoes and save It for seed. Quarantine 8heep. Quarantine each and every new shees. you buy until yeu. are thrice "I T1 ,* »l "V -r* 1- 1 THE KISS i! STEALER He WM Very, Adroit In His Thefts By F. A. MITCHEL The railroad, like everything else, Is a development The first rails were strap Iron on wooden beams. The first car was a stagecoach, then several stagecoaches together mounted on wheels. Then came the passenger car of the present day, only much smaller. When these cars were pulled through a tunnel the passengers were left in total darkness. Indeed, the lighting of railway cars passing through tunnels Is a feature of recent years. When Tom Arnold was about to re turn to college for his sophomore year he was asked If be would escort a little girl who was going in the same direc tion to boarding school. Tom didn't like being burdened with the care of a "little girl," but he couldn't very well decline. When be saw his charge be didn't mind taking care of her so much as he had thought be would. Lucy Atwood was fourteen years old, but tall enough for a girl of sixteen. She was very demure and appeared to be utterly devoid of conversational pow ers. Her protector, having reached the advanced age (to her) of eighteen, probably filled her with such awe as to prevent conversation with him. But If Miss Atwood was tongue tied •he was very pretty. There is nothing more delicate, to a young man espe cially, than a pair of pink coral lips. Lucy's complexion was as soft and downy as a peach, and ber lips were a combination of beautiful curves. Tom couldn't keen his eyes off them. He was young and a sophomore in college, a combination that can occur but once in a man's life. His thoughts, his ar guments. therefore were sophomorlc: "1 have been burdened with the care of a tougde tied kid without recom pense. It behooves me to look out for my own reward. 1 don't know any payment that would suit me better than just one kiss of those lips. Ia half an hour well get to the tunnel. It requires three minutes for a train to go through it, and one can do a great deal In three minutes." This was the basis of a plan Tom formed. Before reaching the tunnel he would go Into another car, first noting the exact position of his charge. As soon as the train plunged into dark ness be would re-enter, make his way to where Lucy sat, take the kiss and retire. Some time after the train bad emerged Into the light he would go back to his seat yawn, take up a newspaper and begin to read as if unconscious of anything eventful hav ing happened. It was a very pretty scheme, but more tempting to a youngster of eight een than to a full fledged man. There was one thing about It, however, that Tom didn't like. The kid bad been placed in his care, and he didn't con sider it quite honorable to avail him self of the situation to take what didn't belong to him. But the more criminal the act the more horror attached to being found out the more attractive the scheme. Tom sat looking sideways at those Hps, before which every vestige of honor faded. Nevertheless as the train approached the tunnel his courage be gan to fall him. What an awful thing for him to do! But how nice! Sup pose the girl should scream and some one should grab him! The very thought gave him the shivers. But be was at an age when the greater the risk the greater the temptation. He fell, and great was the fall thereof. He bad often been through the tun nel and knew th$ approaches well. Some ten minutes before the trail reached it be told bis charge that would go Into the smoking car while if she didn't mind slttln the said she didn't and Toe noted: that the seat was the third one from the door on the right left the car. He didn't smoke, fearing that the odor of tobacco would give him away. He sat looking out through a window, a prey to numerous emotions. When tbe train entered tbe tunnel, summoning all his resolution, he hur ried into the car he had left and count ed the seats on the right by putting a band on each till he came to tbe seat required. Folding Lucy in his arms, he took tbe desired kiss. There was a smothered cry. followed in a few mo ments by tbe sound of an opening and closing door, then no other than the rattling of the train. When daylight came again several passengers who s:it ne.ir Lucy looked in ber direction for nn explanation of the cry they had htiird She gave no indication of anything unusual. She was wiping tbe dust from her face with her handkerchief. She would re move a portion of It. look nt tbe smudge It had made on her handkerchief, then rub off some more, scrutinizing It also, especially in one corner. Some twenty minutes after tbe train had left the tunnel Tom Arnold came back and sat down besid* bis charge. Had Lucy looked him in tbe face she would surely have seen signs of guilt which, despite bis efforts, he was un able to conceal, but she was looking out through tbe window and did not give him a glance. Tom was delighted with the success of bis scheme. It was not the kiss that pleased him, for to have enjoyed that he should have been Intent upon It rather than on committing a robbery. It was the fact that he had carried out bis scheme without having been detect ed. He wondered that Lucy made no mention of the stolen kiss, but a very young and delicate miss might feel abashed at communicating such a thing to a young man. When the journey was ended and Tom left his charge at the door of her school be looked scrutinlzingly into ber eyes to see if he could detect any evidence of her suspecting him. She returned his gaze with a childlike sim plicity that reassured blm, and be left Iter feeling very comfortable. t,~ jfi a? y,%, A "-•v^r GOLDEN VALLEY CHRONIC LE CLEAN THE GARBAGE CANS. GARBAGEis cam should receive your attention now. See that the nest cleaning thorough, that all mat ter is removed from the corners and that none is permitted to remain on tbe ground. A good flushing of the can with a carbolic add solution—three tablespoonfuls of 95 per cent carbolic acid to each quart of water, permit ting tbe excess to remain in the can will not only destroy any remuining fly life, in egg or maggot form, but will also serve to act as a fly repellent un til the next cleaning, which should b? within a few days. PmnHor garbagt cans In use at your buck door should receive daily attention with carbolr acid solution. TREAT HOUSE FLY LIKE DEVIL S CREEN your windows! If yon cannot get wire screening use mosquito bar. Screen your doors! Keep out the fly as you would keep out tbe devil, for he is a devil. Swat those flies that ure not elimi nated by tbe starvation process. Keep a fly swatter for every room in the house. Cease your game to kill the fly. Stop conversation with your com pany and chase that fly. Swat! Never mind knocking over the vase or upset ting tbe lamp. Swat! This is no time for iucrcy or gentl* ness. The land is invaded. Our ene mies are upon us. The black typhoid fever brigade advances. Kill, entrap, burn, starve. Spare not. YOU CAN KILL MILLIONS TODAY. The Wise Maid. 'ill A lot of men have family trees And of them loudly runt, But would rather \v il a man Who has a business pinnt. —Cincinnati Comnn riial Tribune. Point of View. A touching instance of the humor which never deserts a true Irishman even in his worst troubles is re corded. A soldier was seen in the trenches holding his hands above the earth works. His captain asked: "What are you doing that for, Pat?" He replied, with a grin, as he worked his fingers: "I'm feeling for a furlough, sir." Just then a rifle ball struck his arm just below the wrist. Then a queer expression of pain and humor passed over his face as he exclaimed: "And faith it's a discharge."— London Answers. ALABAMA MINSTRELS. 0 Ike Company Gave Good Clean. Snappy Show to Good Sized Audtenee. (Denlton Daily Herald, Oenlson, Tex.) C. L. Erickson, the manager, owner and megaphone of the Alabama Minstrels, played to tent capacity last night, the audience equally divided between white and oolored people. The fun was clean, snappy, fast and came over the footlights in a steady stream. The company has a good num ber of Kersands and Klack Pattis whose talents In the humor line are natural, not acquired. The performance in its entirety -_:'y met advance notices both in refinement of action and in originality of jokes and sketches •These care-killing people should be welcome in ever community, they show in. BEACH, One Night Only, Wed nesday, JULY 1st. Broomgrass, Flax Field Inspection The North Dakota Experi ment station will again carry on field crop inspection in co-opera tion with farmers growing broomgrass seed, and in co-op eration with farmers growing pure bred varieties of flax and other seeds. Any person who has afield of bromegrass which they would like to have inspected to deter mine whether it is free frofen Quack-grass or not, and hence, whether it is fit for harvesting for seed for sowing purposes, or any- I one who has a seed plot for the growing of pure bred flax or other seeds, should notify us at once, as the time when brome grass inspection can be properly dtfne is close at hand and it is necessary to map the routes of the field inspectors. Address H. L. Bolley, North Dakota Exper iment Station, Agricultural Col lege, N. Dak. —'mii GENUINE NEGRO MINSTRELS. (Beaumont (Tax.) Enterprise. The Alabama aggregation of colored minstrels reached Beaumont yesterday, traveling in two special cars from a suc cessful tour through east Texas, and opened an engagement under their own canvas last night at the Frisco fair grounds an Fannin Street. The Alabama is the first genuine negro minstrel of the old school to visit Beau mont in a long time, and that the per formance put up last night in the way of «ongs and dancing was appreciated was shown by the fact that the management had to turn large crowds away. Such a decided success was scored, in fact, that the management cancelled its date at Port Arthur for today and will again show here tonight with an entirely new bill. BEACH, One Night Only, Wed nesday, JULY 1st. Seed Survey The North Dakota Experiment Station has for a number of years carried on a preliminary survey of bromegrass fields, which are being saved by farmers for the production of seed for sowing purposes. As there has been no regular appropriation for this field crop inspection work, it has largely depended upon the co operation of farmers, seedsmen, business men and other parties interested in procuring good brdmegrass seed. Bromegrass inspection will be continued this season. The num ber of fields which can be care fully gone over and inspected for the presence or absence of Quack grass will depend very largely upon the co-cperation of the growers, seedsmen, real estate men, and others interested, in helping us to find the fields and in getting the field inspector from the railway station to the fields to be inspected. The object of the work is to find fields of bromegrass which are fit to be harvested for seed purposes, free from the presence of Quackgrass. The seeds of Quackgrass are so nearly similar in size and character to that of of bromegrass that it is practical ly impossible to clean them out. The enly way to get good seed which is free from Quackgrass and fit for sowing purposes, so that the land on which it is sown will not be over-run by Quack grass, is to inspect the seed pro ducing fields before they are harvested. This field crop inspection will also help the farmers visited be cause many of them do not know Quackgrass when they see it, and they may have a few spots or areas just starting. It is the busi ness of the field inspector to map out these spots and aid the farm er in recognizing them. It is recommended that seed be saved from all those farms which are found to be free from Quackgrass. There would be sale for almost an unlimited sup ply of this seed if its purity can be certified. The inspection can only be done while the bromegrass is heading out, therefore, any farm er, seedstaen, or other parties having fields they would like to have inspected, should write us at once. State how many acres you have in the field. If you have any neighbors who would co-operate with you, we can ar range a date to visit your local ity. Aside from inspecting brome grass fields, the inspectors will al so aid the growers in determin ing the purity of their seed plots of whatever kind of seed they may be trying to grow, but we ,» Vl"'. WISCONSIN CAFE Place has been remodeled and new Fixtures and Booths installed. It is now in First Class Shape-Good Cooking and Good Service. F. J. ESSENE, Proprietor Sand and Gravel Free From Dirt and Coal Can be shipped on very short notice.... J. J. THOMMEN, Medora, N. D. -BVWim HOVIMOK HARDWARE FURNITURE a UNDERTAKING] Overstad & Hoverson OME TO US FOR Anything —in the— Building Line Golden Valley Lumber Yard A. R. THOMPSON, Mgr. Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction Do not make your purchase until you have seen the Peerless Oil Stove. A. N. ELI AS ON Heavy and Shelf Hardware, Tinware, Stoves, Paints, etc. THE PEERLESS OIL STOVE The burning principal of the Peerless Oil Stove is radically different from that of the ordinary stove. Brings the flame direct in contact with the cooking utensils instead of there being a gap of several inches. The results is plainly more work with less oil burned. The perforated chimney infuses great number of jets of air into the flame giving ample oxygen to thoroughly consume the gases, literally Using air as the principle fuel. The oil supply is visible at all times in the glass tank of the peerless oil stove, no occasion for charing of wicks because oil supply is exhausted. v'" are particularly interested in flax and bromegrass, and in deter* mining the distribution of Quack grass, Sow thistle and Canada thistle. Address H. L. Bolley, North Dakota Experiment Sta tion, Agricultural College, N. D.