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NO REASON FOR COAL SHORTAGE North Dakota Hat Resolved More Coal Thlo Year Than Last. DEALERS DISAGREE TO THIS Quota Figures to Prove Roool|ita Loot Than Last Year. The Countiy Dealers Waited on Lower Prlooo. There should .be no hard coal shortage in North Dakota, accord ing to advices received by State Fuel Administrator I. P. Baker from Washington and coal dock companies, in which he is told that North Dakota has already received mare anthrancite this year than during any previous season. Robert B. Blakemore, loeal fuel administrator, yesterday morning, received a circular letter from Mr. Baker in which he is told of these reports and advised to urge the people of his district to use more soft coal and lignite. Following is Mr. Baker's letter: "From advices received from the Washington office and from the coal dock companies, it appears that more anthracite has been ship ped into North Dakota this year than was shipped during the pre ceding year, and that North Dak ota's proportionate share of an thracite for the current season has been received. "It is therefore imperative that the greatest care be taken in the distribution of the anthracite and that the people of your district be impressed with the necessity of us ing the bituminous coal and lignite to the fullest possile extent- It is the aim of the fuel administration to prevent any suffering and to dis tribute the available anthracite with that end in view. You should give the widest publicity to this condition and purpose. "In this connection, while it is desirable that coal be equitably apportioned among the dealers, this administration cannot at once change previous inequitable appor tionment. For the present, dealers who have been unfortunate enough not. to have received their fair share of coal must not be too res tive, if their communities immedi ate requiremnts are filled. "Your continued assistance in this regard will be appreciated." Fargo fuel dealers do not agree with these claim. A repre sentative of this paper called on several of the dealers yesterday after receiving Mr. Baker's state ment. they asked, where is the coal Other coal dealers seen said they could not say off hand how their hard coal receipts compared with last year but they knew they had no anthracite on hand, with many unfilled orders. "We had plenty to supply the demand last year but can't do so now," was the usual comment. That many dealers in North Dakota towns outside of Fargo held up their coal orders until late in the season in the hope that gov ernment. regulation of the coal trade might reduce the prices, :s indicated in reports from the coun county town stated a few days agj county town sated a few days ago he did not order his coal until about the middle of October. He has not received any coal yet, it i: claimed and there is no anthracite in the town. It is admitted by one Fargo dealer that some people in Fargo fearing early reports of a coming coal shortage laid in larger stocks of hard coal during the summer than usual. There are only com par. atively few cases of this kind, and would not have any bearing on the present, situation, the dealer said. Seven cars of coal were receiv ed by Fargo dealers yesterday, on ly one being hard coal. Several of the local dealers' reported yester day they had received no hard coal the past two weeks.—Fargo Cour ier-News. Tha War Saving Plan In Brief. The war- savings plan provided for in the bond act of September 24, 1917, goes into operation Mon day, December 3. Government cer tificates of indebtedness are to be sold in two denominations—thrift stamps costing 25c each and war-] savings stamps costing from $4-12 to $4.23 according to date of purchase. When $4 worth of thrift stamps are obtained a war-savings stamp can be secured in ex^uige for them by paying the j^rnce be tween $4 and the .i' price of the war-saving War-savint»^f^ .ps can be pur chased for auring the months of Dece^Jr^ 1917, and January. 1918. .ill cost 1 cent more for each needing month in the year 1918. They are redeemable on January 1, 1923, for $5, which amounts to 4 per cent on the amount invested compounded quar terly. Although these investments do not mature until January 1, 1918. such certificates will be redeemed by postmasters at their cost to the purchaser plus 1 cent a month on each war-savings stamp. The thrift stamps do not bear interest. The stamps and certificates can be obtained from post offices, banks, or trust companies, at most railroad stations, stores, factories, and many other public places. Amount ot Second Liberty Loan. The amount of the Second Lib erty Loan subscriptions which will be accepted is .$'3,808,766,150. which is the $3,000,000,000 offered and one-half of the oversubscrip tion of approximately 54 per cent Secretary McAdoo states in an swer to inquiries, that the full amount of the subscription will not be accepted for the reason that he Government must not alter the basis upon which the issue of bonds was offered that the banks and public have adjusted themselves to the basis of the offering as orgin ally made and that it would be ex tremely unwise to alter that basis after the subscriptions have been received. All will agree with Secretary McAdoo that the .success of the Se cond Liberty Loan would have been impossible without the loyal support and cooperation of thj people of the country and that that support was secured by the inde fatigable and earnest work of patriotic men and women through out the United States. Well may the Secretary of the Treasurer thank these splendid volunteers and patriots, who made the fight for Liberty Loan. In ad dition to the thousands and thou sands of individual workers, he metions particularly the press of of the country, the bankers, the Liberty Loan organizations in ev ery State, city, town and commun ily, the women of America, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the business men. patroitic organ izations, cooperative ami fititcr nal societies and other organiza tions throughout the land, and those employers of labor in large numbers who gave every opportun ity to their employees to subscribe to the bonds. There is something particularly patriotic in the liberal support giv en the Second Liberty Loan by tl soldiers and sailors of the United States. Having enlisted their liv in the service of their country, they have enlisted their dollars, too. Surely they are worthy of ev ery needed sacrifice on the part of the people to strengthen them ti win the victory. More County Agente. Grand Forks, N. D.—Accord ing to word sent to Grand Forks people by Thomas Cooper, North Dakota County Agent Expert, more counties, Walsh. Burleigh and Sargent, have lined up with the county agent movement. This announcement follows closely on the similar steps taken by Slope and Ramsey Counties, each oi which have placed under way th plan of taking up l-.e county a gent proposition^ Stark County too, is getting into the game, with the Farmers' Union backing move merit there. The addition of the last three counties, brings the total number number of counties directly engag ed in county agent work to 26. with a total of 32 agents in the field. This represents more than half of the state's agricultural area. This is one of the Government's most important methods of getting in touch with the farmers, by which the United States is better able to find out what its farmers want, and also, giving the farmers an opportunity of telling the gov ernment their needs. 1Ca»" they weigh an average of than two per cent of the the hospital's records THE WAHPETON TIMES PRAISE FOR THE N. D. SOLDIERS Remarkable Phyeloal Condition Commented On by High Military Official. AVERAGE TALLER AND HEAVIER Prominent U. S. Physiolan Has High Regard lor Phyeioal Condition of N. D. Regiment The following letter was written at Camp Greene, prior to the re moval of the troops to Camp Mills where they are now located. Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C., Nov. 14-—"We have been truly as D' WAHPETON, RICHLAND COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1917. THANKSGIVING President. Wilson in his Thanks-, have been given the opportunity giving Proclamation makes no at-' to serve mankind as we once serv tempt to recount the specific things ?d ourselves in the great day ol for which the Nation at this time oar Declaration of Independent has cause to be grateful. Had lie.by taking up arms against the tyr particularized doubtless he would anny that threatened to master have given the result of the Second and debase men everywhere. Liberty Loan a prominent place So, too, can all subscribers to the among those things for which the Liberty Loan be thankful that they Nation should be thankful .,""7 tli.it tweiilv pounds more to the man- The Mon'i ana regiment had a company in which all members were over (J II tall but the general average is not «|uite as good as that of North Dakota. We have further learned that all men from the northwest have proven to be in better physi cal condition, than those from tin east and south." The North Dakota boys under went a severe examination recently and the records have been compli ed at the base hospital. Major Luce a Washington, D. C., physician in charge of the North Dakota regi ment infirmly adds to the above interview the statement that less Noi !i Dakota boys have been ill since reaching Camp Greene, six weeks ago. Some of the figures taken from show 2 cases of venereal disease in 2.7M men in the North Dakota regimenl a remarkable small number. Tin-r are 65 men in the base hospital the greater share of these are for observation pending but iln-r issuance of a possible "S. C. D.'\ 1h three mystic letters which are tack ed an army records meaning "Surgeon's Certificate of Disabi lity." These men, some 30 or more, are those found wanting in recent physical examinations and who have been under observation pend ing discharge. The first week or so in camp an average of 103 men answered sick call, most of them suffering with colds contracted through change of climate or on troop trains. haVe bm? given an opportullity Foi the great lesult of the See- laid in this great mission of Amer ond Liberty Loan campaign, with iea and have done their part to nearly 10,000,000 Americans rally- ward giving to the world liberty ing to the financial support of the and justice and security from th Nation and subscribing over four tyrannt that threatens'to master and a half billion dollars for the and debase all nations and all men purchase of Liberty Loan Bonds, Every purchaser of a Liberty is a cause for deep thanksgiving Loan Bond has struck a blow for jn the heart of every loyal Amer-, human liberty and for civilization -i w, and humanity. Let them rememb I resident W llson says the Na er this on Thursday, the 29th dav tion should be thankful that we ol November, and lie thankful. tounded at the remarkable physi- troops since the outbreak of the fr0"\N I »ld* high official connected TPi t\,i? I'r ?.ls ft North Dakota boy and t!:e other a Montana soldier in the six weeks in camp here out of a total popula tion of approximately 20,000, a very low death rate. Three eases of spinal meningitis in the Wyom ing regiment were lespousible for the isolation of that section, but there were no new cases, and the three sick men recovered, the at tacks being very mild. During the past two weeks ev ery man in the North Dakota regi ment has received three "shots" or inoculations. Each was a triple in oculation for protection against typhoid fever and the two kinds of para-typhoid fever. All have been vaccinated for smallpox.—Fargo Forum. Gen. W. H. Carter Commends the Railroads. discussing the transportation of wap MaJ- Gt*u" W- maIKiillg ll0T b,!: in the Forty-first division, and fol lowing ouY examination of every man in the regiment and compari son with statistics at our command we have discovered that 104th in fantry, the old First North Dakota men, average two inches higher ii. stature than any other regiment in the service. In addition to H. Carter, com- the Central War Depart- headquarters Chicago, said: Without ail accident to a sing ie man, without delay at point 5f fantrv"wpil Mt "'-origin, en route, or at destination, fantiy ere better physical eon- without hitch in the arrange dition than any ot the regiments mt.,lts as originally planned, tile officers and men of the national guard in fourteen states were tran sported by rail in one week to the distant cantonments designated by the War Department. "That is a record of which ev ery Aineriean has a right to be proud. It is more remarkable in view of the fact that it was made at a time when the railways were handling the heaviest commercial traffic, both freight and passenger, ever known. "Just two things made that rec ord possible—organization ami co operation the organization of our army, the organization of our en lire transportation lines into pract ically a single system and the hearty co-operation of these two highly developed organizations. "The whole movement of the national guard in the very short lime allotted, without causing con gestion on the railroads or at camp destinations, could not have -en effected but for the unification of "ie railroads agreed upon by tlieii presidents and carried out liirough what is commonly galled the Hail toads' War Hoard." George Washington's Warning "Harmony and liberal inter course with all nations are recom mended bv policy, humanity and interest. Hut even our commercial policy should hold an e/ual and impartial hand neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences consulting the nation al course of things diffusing and diversifying by gentle means, the streams of commerce, but forcing nothing."—From George Wash ington 'a Fart well Address, Sept. V'GTF. Now less than 40 men seek medical as sistance a day and most of these for very minor indispositions. The health of the entire Forty first division in which North Dak ota is included with Montana, South Dakota, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, Wyoming, Oregon and Utah troops, has been excel lent. There were two deaths, one New Train Schedule on G. N. Main line trains on the G. N. show quite a change. No. 10, which connects with the Aberdeen train. will leave Fargo now at !)-0f» in stead of 10:00 p. m., and will leave Breckenrdige at 12:10 m. No. 9 with which the Aberdeen train also connects will leave Breckenrdige at 3:lr a- m. and get to Fargo about six o'clock. The Aberdeen train »vil! leave Aber deen at 6:45 p. m., instead if THE WAHPETON CONSERVATORY Brief History of Looal Musical Training Institution and Faculty. WINTER TERM BEGINS NOV. 26 It Behooves lis to Keep the Good Things Wo Have—Liberal Supporrt Is Neoeesary for Success. flic Wahpeton Conservatory of Music is one of the institutions of which our city may justly be proud. When some of the music lovers in connection with Presid ent. Smith of the State School oi Science took the first step in form ing an organization which made the establishing of the Conservat ory a possibility, the enterprising undertaking was rather experi mental in its nature. In Nov. I!)12 the Wahpeton Conservatory 'op ened its portals, and our music lovers soon realized that we enjoy ed the same musical advantages of which Fargo and Grand Forks could boast. file directors chosen were Profs. Smith and Clipfell of the S. S. S II. S. Murray, H. Liebcr and W. F. Eckes. A careful selection was made among successful prominent teachers and Prof. E. Bruce Knowlton and Miss Nina Bard well were induced to sever their connections with the Chicago Aud itorium Conservatory and come west to build up an institution for the cultivation of music in the youngest institution of its kind in this part of the middle west. Prof, Knowlton being a direct or of great ability soon organized a chorus of two hundred voices known as the Choral Society. The orotorio "Creation" and "Holy City" were first presented—The opera "Grand Tychou" follow ed. Lter-" Strains from Tanhaus er, Tales of Hoffman' 'and most of the grand choruses by the world's masters were rendered, and were well received by the public. In spite ol the financial depression ol the last few years the institu tion flourished and each year saw an encrease in the enrollment oi' music pupils. The Conservatory opened this year with the best oui look for a successful year, in spite of tin* present unsettled times an.i adverse conditions which are threatening many older and strong er institutions to close their doors, which speaks very highly in favor of the present faculty in the man agenienl of the institution. '1 lie patrons of the Conservatory have ample reasons to congratulate themselves in being able to secure the services of such a body of com petent, teachers and musicians as the present force. The vocal de partment is in charge of Miss Nina Bardwell, who has faithfully stood by the institution from its begin ning, ami lias been the mean shy which many a talented young per son has been able to d'evelop the most prec.ous of all musical gifts "the voice Her golden voice has been heard in concert and church work in this city, and she is a great lavorite with all who know her throughout llu- three states irom which tli.s xenool draws its pupils. The piano department has two efficient and well liked teachers. No words ol eulogy are needed in their behalf as their work speaks lor itself. Miss Margurite Baker whose success!ill career as a music teacher, secured her selection in the faculty and Mrs. Emma Braun Nelson who lias been with the in titution fro-ni the beginning. She is a successful teacher—accommod ating and painstaking in her deal ings with the patrons, who would think it nothing short of a calam ity should they loose her services. A large part of the financial management of the institution al so rests upon her shoulders. Owing to the increasing demand from young men for a more thor ough and scientific instruction on band instruments than is general jy afforded, such a department is in charge of Prof. Warren of the S. S. S. He is a regular member of the world famous Kryl Con cert band. Last but not least, the violin de- at partment incharge VfPm 0|af llenrikson who is also in charge No. :iS of the voilin department of the Dakota Conservatory of Fargo. Owing to the difficulty of obtain ing first class instruction on this popular but difficult instrument, the patrons consider themslves very fortunate to obtain iiie serv ices of such an efficient instructor as Mr. llenrikson. Students of the violin are takin advantage of this opportunity, as there has been an unusual increase in enrollment, in this department, since Mr. Hen rikson came. It keeps him busy from arly morning until late in the evening, on the days he spends each week in this city. Several students of tin* violincello are re ceiving instruction on this beauti 1 ill instrument. Mr. llenrikson also teaches Harmony, Counter point and Musical Theory. Ad vanced students are taking advan tage of this opportunity. The present faculty deserve an abundance of credit for the suc cess of the school. They are effici ent and hard working. They have had the best of training, by leading American and European teachers. During their summer vacation, they have usually spent their time in taking post graduate courses with some of the greatest teachers of America. Miss Bardwell has taken up spe cial studies with the greatest liv ing Aineriean baritone, David Bis phain, in New York City. Mr- llenrikson has laken up special work with the famous Eur open teacher, Straka, a classmate of Kubelik. Mrs. Nelson and Miss Baker have worked hard during their va cation. They have both taken up special work with the leading teachers of the Northwest. The winter term begins Nov. 26. It is a great compliment to the citizens, of this part of our state as well as of the adjacent sections of Minnesota and South Dakota, who have liberally supported the insti tution. The people of Wahpeton espec ially, who have the good fori um* of receiving the direct benefit of hav ing this institution located right in its midst, ought to realize what asset it is to Ibis city. Tt is a man ifestation of the community spirit, of this city assisted by the intelli gent citizens of our sister city. It shows that we have the refining influence in our midst which makes this a desirable place to live. It shows unusual enterprise as there are few cities of our size lhat can boast of our many educational ad vantages. This institution gives the best, there is, and should receive our best support. So far il has been possible to continue its existence by a large outside patronage, and by the untiring efforts and sacrifi ces of its patrons and lovers of music. But now when older ami larger schools are compelled to close their doors in other places is no time nor place for divided pat ronage, if we are to retain this our valuable institution. There is no place for petty jealousies or the knocker who is always assailing a good thing. If behooves lis to make an effort to keep the good things we have. our financial and moral support: is needed. Even the indifferent, casual onlooker will tell von that the future benefits derived from this school can not be measured in dollars and cents. Co. I Boys Promoted. I hive o. I boys have been pro moted- Leo Domnick has been pro moted from 2nd Lieut- to 1st Geo. Fischer and Wallace Morden haw been promoted from Serjeants (0 2nd Licuts. Plontywood Worker Left Small Fortune. Plentywood, Monti.—Hob Med ved, aged 32, and single, proprietor of a shoe shop at Plent vwood, has just been bequeathed nearly *10, 000 thru the death of his grand father. To be exact $!),860 is the amount payable to Medved's or der written in bank draft sent him fro mWatertown, S. I)., where his aged relatives, just recently d-ceas ed lived, and that is the share of his fortune which fell to the de cedent's grandson at Plentywood. Bob says he will have the draft framed, hung on the wall of his shop, and will continue to repair shoes for his living, as he has now for over a year. At any rate he is still working at his trade.