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Thursday, September 18, lr!7.
Arrangements for the twenty-first
annual convention of the North Da
kota Federation of Women's clubs,
which meets at Dickinson Oct. 1 to
5 inclusive, to which Mrs. E. C.
Carney is a delegate, are practically
completed, and in a few days the pro
gram will be published. The key
note of the convention this year is
patriotic Service. Speakers have been
secured who will bring vital messages
to the women of the state, and indi
cations point to an inspiring conven
One of the big features of the
program will be the lecture by Miss
Lutie E. Seams of Milwaukee. Miss
Stearns is one of the most magnetic
speakers on the lecture platform to
day. An eastern woman by birth,
she has spent the greater part of her
life in the middle west, where she has
always been prominent in education
al work. After her address at the
Chicago Biennial on The Woman on
the farm, at the solicitation of many
club women she entered the lecture
field, to which she now devotes her
entire time. She has
The endowment fund concert is in
charge of a competent local commit
tee. Musical talent from Fargo, Man
dan and other towns in the western
part of the state has been secured.
This, with what Dickinson can fur
nish, assures the convention of a
cultural program. Mrs. W. T. Cres
well of Valley City, and Norman
Black of Fargo, will sf'ng, and Mrs.
O. W. McClusky of Carrington will
Another interesting number of the
convention program is an address on
The Red Cross Spirit, by Mrs. N. C.
Young of Fargo. Her address will
be followed by an exhibit of gar
ments, made according to the latest
approved standards. A questionaire
will afford an opportunity for dis
grasp of the social, industrial and
economic tendencies of the day, and
is a distinct acquisition to any pro
gram. When Miss Stearns discourses
on books and libraries, she
a subject which she knows. For eight
years she was superintendent of the
circulating department of the Mil
waukee Public library, and for seven
teen years she was a member of the
Wisconsin Free Library commission.
Her attack on obscene and sensual
books is described as "a hit from the
shoulder." Miss Stearns, in addition
to her lecture, will address the con
vention on the Boy and Girl Prob
Dickinson will give the delegates
and visitors to the convention an op
portunity to see the Bad Lands. The
present plan is to make the trip by
automobile, and serve a picnic lunch
at one of the big ranches. An effort
is being made to have Dean Babcock
of the university give an informal
talk on the geological formation of
the Bad Lands.
$4, $3.50, $3, $2.50, $2
HELPING HAND CLUB A SUN
When giving an account of the ac
tivities of clubdon in Williston, men
tion should most certainly be made
of that delightful rural club, the
Helping Hand Club of the Palmer
The meetings, held every two weeks,
at the homes of the different mem
bers, are well attended, and even
looked forward to, as they furnish
the busy farm women an opportunity
for social intercourse as well as work.
They always bring their sewing how
ever, as that is a part of the pro
gramme, and they have even pur
chased such articles of general use
to the club as a dress form, sewing
tables, dishes, etc.
But this is not all. These ladies
have taken the interests of the Palm
er School under their special protec
tion. They see to it each year that
the children have hot lunches, and a
Christmas tree, and every thing else
They look out for the sick of the
neighborhood, help each other with
their sewing, making quilts, etc., at
their club meetings. They presented
four rocking chairs to four of the old
ladies of the club, and the object of
the club seems to be just what the
name implies,—mutual help and good
The annual exchange of dinners
between the Book and Thimble club
of Williston and the Helping Hand
club has been an anticipated pleasure
each summer for several years.
This club, founded in 1907 by Mrs.
Hilda Newnen, now in Washington,
has the distinction of being one of
the first two rural clubs of the state,
and its limited membership of twenty
four always has several names on the
B. & T. CLUB RESUMES
Book and Thimble Club held its
first meeting of the year at the home
of Mrs. Erick Kather. "Anecdotes
of the sumftier" by the members, was
the topic of the afternoon. Light re
freshments were served.
The next meeting of the club will
be September 19th, when "Geography
and Climate" (relating to South
America, the year's topic) will be dis
cussed by Mrs. F. P. Bergman, and
"Early History" by S. Brownell.
The year book for the club, a very
artistic production decorated in the
Club's colors, red and white, has just
been issued by the Graphic, and con
taining as it does, all the data per
taining to the organization up to the
present day, will make a beautiful
souvenir for club members.
Married at Parsonage
On Thursday at the Methodist
Parsonage Allan A. Madison of Wild
rose and Miss Winnie Baker of Flax
ton. Rev. H. Styles Harriss offi
You know women who, at forty, are
as stylish in figure, as graceful and
erect as they were at twenty. If you
ask them how they have kept their
figures so youthful looking, they'll
answer: "By always wearing the
That is it—wearing the riglit cor
set, the corset made for you, for your
exact type of figure. Insist on hav
ing a corset that is designed for your
exact type of figure.
There are many good corsets, good
in material, in workmanship and out
ward appearance, but you can never
be so sure of getting just the right
model for your figure as you are if
you ask for
Our experienced corset saleswomen will gladly assist you to
choose the right corset for your figure.
WILLISTON, N. D.
Wood of Homestead Montana, and
Miss Verna Orr of Williston were
married by the Rev. H. Styles Harriss
at the parsonage. They were ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Schultz
of this city. The happy couple will
make their home for the time being
in the city of Fargo.
On Tuesday evening Lowell I.
Protect and Preserve
Your Good Figure
You owe it to yourself to protect
and preserve the natural charm and
grace of your good figure.
M. E. CHURCH NOTES
The Woman's Home Missionary
Society met at the home of Mrs. Fred
Eckert last Thursday afternoon and?
mapped out their program of service
for the year, which particularly in
cludes care of the needy, and co-op
eration with the church in its effort
to care for the boys at camp
The Church Workers Council was
well attended on Thursday evening at
which every department of the church
was gone into and readjusted to make
the local church stand for practical
There will be reception of church
members at the morning service next
RECEPTION FOR TEACHERS
Mrs. George Bruegger and Mrs. S.
M. Hydle entertained the teachers
Friday night at Mrs. Hydle's resi
dence. The evening was informal,
and knitting was one of the chief
features on the programme. Even
the gentlemen present took up the
needles and promptly became vic
tims of the fascinating pastime, stat
ing knitting was like the drink habit.
When once you start you can't stop,
and at the present writing, he has a
half completed wash cloth to his
The Jewish Holidays which begin
at sundown Sunday and lasts till sun
down Tuesday night will be celebrated
by the local Jews by a closing of all
the Jewish business houses in the
city during that time. All Jewish
strangers in the city will be welcome
to the meetings and there will be dis
tinguished visitors from other cities.
If possible, the meetings will be held
in the Odd Fellows Hall.
MRS. DOCHTERMAN HOME
Mrs. L. B. Dochterman returned
Sunday from a long vacation sjient
in the Rocky Mountains fishing, rid
ing, and camping, and she reports
that though she had a delightful time
she is delighted to get back to Wil
liston. Mrs. Dochterman is an en
thusiastic club woman and much in
terested in social affairs, and her
many friends will be glad to learn of
LADIES ENTERTAIN SOLDIERS
The ladies of Williston and the
surrounding country, called upon the
farmers and the merchants of the
city and gave the men of Co. E and
the conscripted men in town a de
lightful chicken supper, and a pleas
ant evening's entertainment Friday
Thomas Claussen and Miss Myer,
were married Saturday evening at
five P. M. at Mrs. Merklin's residence
Rev. Ferster of the English Lutheran
Church officiating. Frank Harvey of
Company E, and Jessie Merklin were
groomsman and bridesmaid.
Mrs. John Corbett entertained
about sixteen girls at a nine o'clock
breakfast Sunday morning.
Sybol Pendleton of Epping is vis
iting Miss Mabel Ellingson.
Mrs. Moody and daughter, Helen,
are visiting A. E. Sharp and family.
Mrs. J. H. Batten and Mrs. J. S.
Brant entertained the Congregation
al Ladies Aid Thursday.
The Episcopal ladies held the first
guild meeting of the- year at the
home of W. T. Wilkinson.
A business meeting of the Civic
League was held in the Public Li
brary Saturday evening.
Miss Edith Crow will teach the
Steward consolidated school near
Epping the coming term.
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Gilmore
entertained Ivan Todd of Altura,
Minn., a niece of Mr. Gilmore.
The Misses Rebecca and Amanda
Wagle of Valley City were visiting
friends in the city from Sunday till
I Mrs. H. L. Weathehwax and daugh
ter who have been visitin in Minne
apolis for the past three weeks have
Mrs. G. W. Wolbert and son spent
Sunday with Mr. Wolbert who is tak
ing invoice this week at the Wat
ford Supply Co's store.
Vera Mahon will teach the. second
grade in the Westlawn school this
year. She arrived from her home
in Inkster, Minn., Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Sterrett and
son, Sherman, left Friday morning
for a motor trip to points in Mon
tana and will be gone about ten days.
Mrs. J. A. Lavallee has as her
guests, her sister Mrs. J. W. Baird
and little daughter, who arrived
Friday from Poplar, Montana.
Mrs. Chas. Shafer of near Schafer
who has been confined to her bed for
the last 10 days, is reported no bet
ter at this writing. Dr. Windel of
Williston was called Monday evening
in consultation with Dr. Johnson of
Ida Wrenn of Eppin.? who was a
guest of Miss Mabel Ellingson for the
past week, and has left for Hinot
where she will attend school.
Mrs. Tom Cooney, Sr., has return
ed home at Owatonna, Minnesota,
after a two month's visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Arthur O'Dell.
Mrs. Alfred Gulickson and small
son, of Cartright, and Mrs. G. W.
Newhouse of Alexander are the house
guests for the week, of Mrs. J. D.
Mrs. W. Huseby and dauhter Ra
mona, who have been visiting with
her parents Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Vikan
of Bottineau, N. D., have returned
Owing to the illness of Mrs. Oscar
Kron's sister in law, Mrs. Kron
spent the last week in Velva, and
was joined by her husband last Sun
Miss Janette Craven who has been
spending a four weeks' vacation in
Sauth Dakota and Minneapolis re
turned home the latter part of the
Miss Henrietta Irgens is at the
present time auditing the books of
the Watford Supply company which
is changing hands. She will return
in ten days.
Mrs. C. E. Leffingwell and daughter
Genevieve, of Watford City, arrived
in Williston Monday where Miss
Leffingwell will undergo an operation
Mrs. Cargo and daughter, Miss
Bertha, who have been visiting with
her mother Mrs. John Shaw, left for
their home in Cochraneton, Pa., the
latter part of the week.
Miss Ella Leonhardy, ho has been
visiting in Carbondale, and Fruita,
Colo., and Salt Lake City, is expect
ed home the first of the month, when
she will take up work in the County
S. F. H. Coats
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Mrs. O. W. Burdick of Port An
gelus, Washington, arrived September
4th for a prolonged visit "with her
son, U. L. Burdick and family.
Have you remembered to put a
one cent stamp on your maazines as
soon as you have read them and to
drop them in the postoffice to go to
the soldiers and sailors. It is such a
simple thing to do and helps such a
GAGE DAY AT
Fall Showings In
are now complete and if you have not visited the store this week be
sure and do so to see the beautiful new things that are shown in
coats, suits, dresses, waists and children's comfy togs.
Our corset and underwear departments are ready for the fall
and winter customers and we are showing a larger display all over the
store than ever before. Kayser silk underwear, big line of woolen
underwear and a complete showing of hosiery and gloves to match
anything you may buy in apparel.
is the day that the new Gage
Our Gage service is the perfection of style service—
it gives us and our trade the beautiful patterns that are is
sued from week to week by the best designers in the coun
try. Each pattern is distinctive and exclusive.
Gage Millinery expresses refinement that is exclusive
that satisfies the wearer's desired for something different.
The illustration shows the current Gage model, featured
with other models this week.
Constant shipments of the newest fall styles assure
our customers of the latest original models and the Gage
Weekly service assures the widest selection of the popular
patterns from the fashion centers.
Huge Values In Skirts
We have just selected 50 of the best skirt values that have ever been shown in the
city and will make a special sale for a week beginning Saturday. These skirts com
prise the latest styles in plain and fancy materials are serges, taffetas, novelties, gabar
dine and voiles, sizes 24 to 35 and many of this lot have sold up to $12.50, ap
your choice for
for Fall and Winter wear. The
S. F. H. line is not a showy
line it is a buying line. There
is grace, style and fine tailor
ing and materials in all our
garments. We want you to
become acquainted with the
values we are giving and the
money you can save when
buying your ready to wear
The Eagle Store
On Friday evening at the opera
house a public farewell, party was
held in Ray in honor of the boys who
are ready to join the army when
their call comes. Some of the boys
will be leaving within a few days and
others will get in on the call for
Sept. 19th and more will leave dur
ing the latter part of the montfe. The
program included musical selections
and speaking along patriotic lines
and a dance followed the program.